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

Posted by Dim Bulb on September 7, 2015

READINGS AND OFFICE:

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.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Gen 2:18-24.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Genesis 2:18-24. Includes 25.

Haydock Bible Commentary on Genesis 2:18-24. Very basic.

Word-Sunday Notes on Genesis 2:18-24.

Homilist’s Catechism on Genesis 2:18-24.

COMMENTARIES  ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 128.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 128.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 128.

St Albert The Greats Commentary on Psalm 128.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 128.

COMMENTARIES  ON THE SECOND READING: Heb 2:9-11.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 2:9-11.

Father MacEvily’s Commentary on Hebrews 2:9-11.

Father Boylan’s Commentary on Hebrews 2:9-11. On 5-13.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 2:9-11.

Word-Sunday Notes on Hebrews 2:9-11.

Homilist’s Catechism on Hebrews 2:9-11.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Mark 10:2-16.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 10:2-16.

Aquinas’  Catena Aurea on Mark 10:2-16. Includes verse 1.

Word-Sunday Notes on Mark 10:2-16.

Pending (maybe): My Notes on Mark 10:2-16.

Homilist’s Catechism on Mark 10:2-16.

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

Sacred Page Blog: God Loves Marriage and Children. 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.

Scripture Speaks. Looks at all the readings, starting with the Gospel.

The Bible Workshop: Let No Man Put Asunder. 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.

PODCASTS & VIDEOS:

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

Reflections on the Readings from St Martha’s Parish. Brief reflections.

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast. A 3 minute overview. Does good job of highlighting the major theme(s) of the readings.

(1) Father Francis Martin on the First Reading and Psalm.

(2) Father Francis Martin on the Second Reading.

(3) Father Francis Martin on the Gospel.

(1) Fr. Mike’s Bible Study Podcast on Genesis. Introduction.

(2) Fr. Mike’s Bible Study Podcast on Hebrews. Introduction to Hebrews and James.

(3) Fr. Mikes Bible Study Podcast on Mark. Introduction.

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study On Mark. Begins at 9:33 and goes thru chap. 10.

Father Barron’s Podcast Homily.

 

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