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

Posted by Dim Bulb on September 5, 2015

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Readings Form the NABRE. Used in USA.

Readings From the NJB. Used in most English speaking countries.

Divine Office.

Anglican Use Daily Office. ”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: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20.

My Notes on Wisdom 2:12, 17-20. Actually on 2:1, 12-22.

Word-Sunday Notes on Wisdom 2:12, 17-20.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Wisdom 2:12, 17-20.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Ps 54:3-4, 5, 6 and 8.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 54.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 54.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 54.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 54.

My Notes on Psalm 54:3-9.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: James 3:16-4:3.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on James 3:16-4:3.

Navarre Bible Commentary on James 3:16-4:3.

Word-Sunday Notes on James 3:16-4:3.

Homilist’s Catechism on James 3:16-4:3.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Mark 9:30-37.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 9:30-37.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 9:30-37.

Word-Sunday Notes on Mark 9:30-37.

Homilist’s Catechism on Mark 9:30-37.

For more on Mark see below under PODCASTS.

GENERAL RESOURCES: Individual sites that usually deal with the readings as a whole.

Sacred Page Blog: Gentleness in the Midst of Suffering. Reflections on the readings by Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.

Sacerdos.  Gives the theme of the readings, the doctrinal message, and pastoral application.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background on the readings. Can be printed out, copied, and used as bulletin insert.

PODCASTS: Commentaries, homilies, reflections, etc.

EWTN Podcast: The Way to Follow Jesus. On Mark’s Gospel. Listen to episode 8. Looks at the relation between the healing of the blind man and the disciples lack of understanding concerning the Passion predictions.

Father Francis Martin: 1 st Reading & Psalm. 2nd Reading. Gospel.

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. Listen to the podcast on Chapters 8-9 on Mark.

St Martha’s Parish Bible Study Podcast. Looks at the readings in some detail.

Reflections on the Gospel from St Martha’s Parish. Perhaps 5 minutes long.

Father Barron’s Podcast Homily. I’ve linked to his archive. This week’s homily not yet available.

 

 

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