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Commentaries for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 2, 2016

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Today’s Mass Readings (NABRE). Translation used in the USA.

Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Scroll down slightly. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries.

Today’s 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: Deuteronomy 30:10-14.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Deuteronomy 30:10-14.

Word Sunday’s Notes on Deuteronomy 30:10-14.

Homilist’s Catechism on Deuteronomy 30:10-14.

Pending (maybe): My Notes on Deuteronomy 30:10-14.

Option 1~COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Ps 69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36, 37.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 69.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 69. Whole psalm.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 69.

Word Sunday’s Notes on Psalm 69. Brief notes on the entire psalm.

Option 2~COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 19.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 19. Whole psalm.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 19. Whole psalm.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 19. Fairly brief meditative comments on whole psalm.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 19.

Word Sunday’s Notes on Psalm 19. Brief notes on whole psalm.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Colossians 1:15-20.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Colossians 1:15-20.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Colossians 1:15-20.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Colossians 1:15-20. On 12-20.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Colossians 1:15-20.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Colossians 1:15-20. Read lectures 4 & 5 of chapter 1.

Word Sunday’s Notes on Colossians 1:15-20.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Colossians 1:15-20.

Homilist’s Catechism on Colossians 1:15-20.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 10:25-37.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on Luke 10:25-37. On 23-37.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 10:25-37.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 10:25-37.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 10:25-37.

Word Sunday’s Notes on Luke 10:25-37.

Homilist’s Catechism on Luke 10:25-37.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 10:25-37.

SPECIAL RESOURCES FOR THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN:

Bede the Venerable’s Homily on the Good Samaritan. On 23-37.

A Five Minute Sermon on the Parable of the Good Samaritan. On 23-37.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Homily Notes on the Parable of the Good Samaritan. On 23-37.

Father Howe’s Homily Notes on the Parable of the Good Samaritan.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Sacred Page Blog: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?. Insightful reflections on the readings from Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.

Doctrinal Homily Outline. Gives theme of the readings, doctrinal message, suggested pastoral applications.

Historical Cultural Context. The Parable of the Good Samaritan as seen in its 1st century Mediterranean context.

Scripture in Depth. Succinct summary of the readings.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background.

Thought From the Early Church. Brief commentary from Origen.

The Wednesday Word. Reflections and commentary on the Sunday readings by Father Dom Henry Wansbrough, O.S.B. He is a world renowned biblical scholar who contributed four commentaries on the NT section of the New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture (Matt, Mark, Acts, Pastorals), and was general editor of the New Jerusalem Bible.

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