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Commentaries for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Posted by Dim Bulb on October 2, 2015

THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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. Scroll down.

Divine Office.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: 1 Kings 17:10-16.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Kings 17:10-16.

Word-Sunday Notes on 1 Kings 17:10-16.

Homilist’s Catechism on 1 Kings 17:10-16.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-10.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 146.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 146.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 146.

St Albert the Great’s Commentary on Psalm 146.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 146.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 146.

My Notes on Psalm 146.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Hebrews 9:24-28.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 9:24-28.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Hebrews 9:24-28.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Hebrews 9:24-28. On 23-28.

Word-Sunday Notes on Hebrews 9:24-28.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 9:24-28.

Homilist’s Catechism on Hebrews 9:24-28.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Mark 12:38-44.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 12:38-44.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 12:38-44.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Mark 12:38-44.

Word-Sunday Notes on Mark 12:38-44.

Homilist’s Catechism on Mark 12:38-44.

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

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

Doctrinal Homily Outline. Written as an aid for homilists and a resource for the faithful, this doctrinal homily outline (1) provides insights into the Lectionary readings, (2) explicates a doctrine of Catholic Faith or morals from them, and (3) shows specific ways lay persons can live these truths.

Liturgical Bible Study Guide. Succinct notes followed by Power Point slide containing the scripture text along with succinct commentary and reflection. Could prove  valuable for those looking for homily ideas or discussion topics in a bible study group.

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: A Lesson on Faith. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma’s reflections on the readings and psalm.

PODCASTS:

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

(1) Father Mike’s Bible Study Podcast on 1 Kings. Introduction to 1 & 2 Kings.

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

(3) Father Mike’s Bible Study Podcast on Mark. Introduction.

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Brief. Does good job of highlighting major theme(s). text available.

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. Looks at all the readings.

(1) Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily: A Tale of Two Widows. Noted speaker and theologian.

(2) Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily: Christ the High Priest.

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