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Commentaries for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 30, 2016

TWENTIETH 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.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10.

Introduction to Jeremiah.  Brief, basic overview.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10. Includes verses 1 & 2.

Word-Sunday Notes on Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10.

Catholic Exchange on Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 40:2, 3, 4, 18.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 40.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 40:2, 3, 4, 18.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 40:2, 3, 4, 18.

Word-Sunday’s Notes on Psalm 40. Brief notes on entire psalm.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Hebrews 12:1-4.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 12:1-4.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Hebrews 12:1-4.

Father Boylan’s Commentary on Hebrews 12:1-4.

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Hebrews 12:1-4. Read homilies 28-29. I may post an excerpt below.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Hebrews 12:1-4.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 12:1-4.

Homilist’s Catechism on Hebrews 12:1-4.

Word-Sunday’s Notes on Hebrews 12:1-4.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 12:49-53.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 12:49-53.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 12:49-53.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on Luke 12:49-53.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 12:49-53.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 12:49-53.

Homilist’s Catechism on Luke 12:49-53.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 12:49-53.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Sacred Page Blog. Insightful reflections on the readings from Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.

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

Not Available: The Bible Workshop. Guide to the Gospel; review of the readings, suggestions for a lesson (i.e., homily).

Historical Cultural Context. The Gospel 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 a homily by Denis the Carthusian.

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.

PODCASTS:

Update: Video: I Did Not Come To bring Peace but Division. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Brant Pitre talks about the readings.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Jeremiah 38. Click the POD icon or the direct download link to listen.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of the Final Chapters of Hebrews. Click on POD icon or the direct download link.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Luke 12:13-chapter 14. Click on POD icon or the direct download link.

Father Francis Martin’s Reflections in Four Parts: Approx. 15 minutes each.

Father Robert Barron’s Homily Podcast. A noted author, speaker, theologian.

Dr Scott Hahn’s Sunday Bible Reflections. Brief. Does good job of highlighting major theme(s). Text available.

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