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

Posted by Dim Bulb on September 7, 2015


Mass Readings in the NABRE Translation. Used in the USA.

Mass Readings in the NJB Translation. 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.


My Notes on Wisdom 7:7-11.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Wisdom 7:7-11.

Word-Sunday Notes on Wisdom 7:7-11.

Aquinas’ Summa Theologicæ on Wisdom 7:7-11.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Ps 90:12-13, 14-15, 16-17.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 90.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 90.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 90.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 90.


Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 4:12-13.

Father MacEvily’s Commentary on Hebrews 4:12-13.

Father Boylan’s Commentary on Hebrews 4:12-13.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 4:12-13.

Homilist’s Catechism on Hebrews 4:12-13.

Word-Sunday Notes on Hebrews 4:12-13.

Pending: Magisterial Documents on Hebrews 4:12-13.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Mark 10:17-30 or Mark 10:17-27.

Long form: Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 10:17-30.

Word-Sunday Notes on Mark 10:17-30.

Short Form: Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 10:17-27.

Homilist’s Catechism on Mark 10:17-27 (short form).

Pope John Paul II’s Splendor of Truth, Chapter 1. Focuses more on Matthew’s version.

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

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.

Pending: The Bible Workshop. Links to several relevant articles, contains a reading guide to the gospel text, a comparison of the readings, suggestions for a lesson (i.e., homily).

The Wednesday Word.  It’s about the Sunday readings, but the document is posted on Wednesday, hence the name. 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.

St Charles Borromeo Parish’s Bible Study Notes. Notes on all the readings, usually with some background info as well.

Sacred Page Blog. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma’s reflections on the readings and psalm.


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