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Commentaries for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 31, 2015

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s divine Office.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Proverbs 9:1-6.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Proverbs 9:1-6.

Haydock Bible Commentary on Proverbs 9:1-6.

Homilist’s Catechism on Proverbs 9:1-6.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 34.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 34.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 34.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Ephesians 5:15-20.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Ephesians 5:15-20.

St John Chrysostom’s Commentary on Ephesians 5:15-20. Includes 21.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Ephesians 5:15-20. Read lectures 5 & 6 of chapter 5.

Father MacEvily’s Commentary on Ephesians  5:15-20. Includes vs. 21.

Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Ephesians 5:15-20. Includes vs. 21.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Ephesians 5:15-20. Includes vs. 21.

Father Hitchcock’s Commentary on Ephesians 5:15-20.

Father Wilberforce’s Commentary on Ephesians 5:15-20.

Homilists Catechism on Ephesians 5:15-20.

Speaking of Scripture Blog. An excerpt from Dr. Peter Willaimson’s outstanding Commentary on Ephesians, part of the New Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture which he co-edits. Unfortunately, the brief excerpts can’t do the series justice.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: John 6:51-58.

St Augustine’s Commentary on John 6:51-58.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 6:51-58. On 47-59 actually.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on John 6:51-58. On 48-59 actually.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 6:51-58.

Father MacIntyre’s Commentary on John 6:51-58.

Fathers Nolan’s and Brown’s Commentary on John 6:51-58.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 6:51-58. On 51-59.

Homilist’s Catechism on John 6:51-58.

GENERAL RESOURCES: On the Readings as a whole. Commentaries, etc., on the individual readings listed further below.

The Feast of Wisdom. Catholic biblical scholar, Dr. John Bergsma, gives his reflections on the readings.

Word Sunday. Notes on the readings, podcast, children’s reading, family activity.

Sacerdos. Give the theme of the readings, doctrinal message, pastoral application.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background.

The Bible Workshop. A few links to related resources, a reading guide to the Gospel, a comparison of the readings highlighting connections between them, a suggested lesson (i.e., homily).

Wednesday Word. So called because its issued on Wednesdays, though it deals with the Sunday readings. Designed for prayer and reflection, the pdf document ends with Father Dom Henry Wansbrough’s reflections on the first and second readings. Fr. Wansbrough is General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible and contributed commentaries on Matt, Mark, and the Pastorals in A New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture.

Wine, Women, and Song: A Meditation on the Readings. Blog post by Monsignor Charles Pope.

PODCASTS:

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Brief audio. Highlights main theme(s). Text available.

EWTN’s Podcast Study of Proverbs. This series by Fr. Mitch Pacwa doesn’t deal with today’s first reading, but how many of you are really familiar with the Book of Proverbs.

St Martha’s Bible Study Podcast. Usually looks at the readings in some detail.

St Martha’s Gospel Reflections. Fairly brief reflections.

Father Robert Barron’s Homily. From a noted theologian and speaker.

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast on John. Listen to the episode on 6:43-7:31.

EWTN’s Gospel of John Podcast Study. Dr. Tim Gray. Listen to episode 6.

The Bread From Heaven. A study of John 6 from St Irenaeus Ministries.

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