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Commentaries for the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 30, 2016

TWENTY-FIRST 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: Isaiah 66:18-21.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 66:18-21.

Word-Sunday Notes on Isaiah 66:18-21.

Dr. Mark Giszczak on Isaiah 66:18-21. From the Catholic Exchange.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: 117:1-2.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 117.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 117.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 117.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 117.

Word-Sunday notes on Psalm 117.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13.

Bishop MacEvily’s Commentary on Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 for.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13.

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13.

Word-Sunday Notes on Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13. Read the 2nd and 3rd lectures on chapter 12.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 13:22-30.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 13:22-30.

My Notes on Luke 13:22-30.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 13:22-30.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 13:22-30.

St Augustine’s Homily on Luke 13:23. On verses 21 & 23. St Joe of O Blog.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Sacred Page Blog: Will Many Be Saved?. Insightful reflections on the readings from Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.

Sacerdos. Gives theme of the readings, doctrinal message, suggested pastoral applications.

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 St Anselm of Canterbury.

The Wednesday Word. Time sensitive link. 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: How Many People Will Be Saved? Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Brant Pitre examines the readings.

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

Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily. From the noted speaker, theologian and author.

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 Reflection on the Sunday Readings (in Four Parts): Each approx. 15 minutes.

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