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

Posted by Dim Bulb on October 3, 2015


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

Mass Readings in the NJB Translation. Used in most English speaking countries. Scroll down. I’ve seen conflicting reports concerning whether or not it is the JB, or the NJB that is currently used in most English speaking nations. If anyone knows of a Bishop’s Conference site that has a set up similar to the US Bishop’s site linked above (but using the JB or NJB), please let me know.

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.


St Augustine on Daniel 12:1-3.

St Jerome on Daniel 12:1-3.

Word-Sunday Notes on Daniel 12:1-3.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Daniel 12:1-3.

Homilist’s Catechism on Daniel 12:1-3.


Father Boylan’s Introduction and Notes on Psalm 16.

A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 16.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 16.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 16. Ps 15 in Vulgate.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 16.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 16.


Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrew 10:11-14, 18.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Hebrews 10:11-14, 18.

Pending: Father Boylan’s Commentary on Hebrews 10:11-14, 18.

Word-Sunday Notes on Hebrews 10:11-14, 18.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 10:11-14, 18.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Hebrews 10:11-14, 18. On 1-18. You will have to scroll down from the previous lecture as the link to this specific lecture is broken.

Homilist’s Catechism on Hebrews 10:11-14, 18.


Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 13:24-32. On 21-37.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 13:24-32.

Origen on Today’s Gospel. Brief. Focuses on the idea of the Son of Man coming in great power.

Word-Sunday Notes on Mark 13:24-32.

Homilist’s Catechism on Mark 13:24-32.

Speaking of Scripture Blog on Mark 13:24-32. Excerpt from Dr. Mary Healy’s Commentary on Mark, part of the new CATHOLIC COMMENTARY ON SACRED SCRIPTURE series.

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.

Scripture Speaks. I’ve linked to the archive. This Sunday’s post not yet available.

Liturgical Bible Study Guide. Succinct notes followed by Power Point slides 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. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma’s reflections on the readings and psalm.


Father Francis Martin’s Reflection on the Readings. 4 videos, each approximately 15 minutes long. The last three deal with the readings, the first is introductory. The link is time sensitive.

(1) Father Mike’s Bible Study Podcast on Daniel. Introduction.

(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 the major theme(s). Text available.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast on Hebrews 10:11-14, 18. Begins at verse 5.

EWTN’s Podcast Study of Mark 13:24-32. Listen to episode 12 which begins with the end of chapter 12 (the widow’s mite) and then proceeds to chapter 13.

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

(1) Father Rober Barron’s Podcast Homily: Good News of the Apocalypse. Noted speaker and theologian.

(2) Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily: The Last Battle.

(3) Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily: The End of the World.

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