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Commentaries for the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Posted by Dim Bulb on August 9, 2015


Readings in the Revised New American Bible. Used in U.S.A.

Readings in the New Jerusalem Bible. Used in most other English speaking countries. Scroll down slightly to find. For some reason the Epistle reading follows after the Gospel.

Divine Office.

Daily Office (Anglican Use). ”Briefly, it is a provision for an “Anglican style” liturgy similar to the Book of Common Prayer as an ecclesiastically approved variant on the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.” More info.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b.

My Notes on Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Ps 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 34.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 34. Entire psalm.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 34. On entire psalm.


Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Ephesians 5:21-32. Includes vs. 33.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Ephesians 5:21-32.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Ephesians 5:21-32. Includes vs. 33.

St John Chrysostom’s Commentary on Ephesians 5:21-32. Includes vs. 33.


Father MacEvily’s Commentary on John 6:60-69.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 6:60-69. On 60-71 actually.

Fathers Nolan’s and Brown’s Commentary on John 6:60-69.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 6:60-69.


EWTN’s Podcast Study of Ephesians. Listen to episode 11.

EWTN’s Podcast Study of John. Listen to episode 6.

St Martha’s Podcast Study of the Readings. Looks at all the readings in some detail.

St Martha’s Podcast Reflections.

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

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

(1) Father Robert Barron’s Homily: You Got To Serve Somebody.

(2) Fr. Robert Barron’s Homily: Really, Truly, Substantially Present. The noted theologian and speaker looks at the Gospel teaching.



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