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

Posted by Dim Bulb on August 20, 2016

TWENTY-NINTH 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: Exodus, 17:8-13.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Exodus 17:8-13.

Word-Sunday Notes on Exodus 17:8-13.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 121.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 121.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 121.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 121.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 121.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2.

Word-Sunday Notes on 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 18:1-8.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 18:1-8.

St Augustine’s Homily on Luke 18:1-8. St Joe of O Blog.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 18:1-8.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 18:1-8.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 18:1-8.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Luke 18:1-8.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 18:1-8.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 18:1-8.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

St Charles Borromeo Parish Study Notes.

Lector Notes.

Gospel Summary from St Vincent’s Archabbey.

Sacred Page Blog: Prayer as Warfare. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergma’s take on the readings.

Sancrucensis: The Spiritual Sense 0f Amalek. Some brief sermon notes. Point made could be used for meditation or discussion in a lectionary based bible study.

Doctrinal Homily Outline.

PODCASTS:

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. Archive page. The study for a coming Sunday is usually posted on Thursdays.

Update: The Persistent Widow and Growing Weary in Prayer. Video by Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Brant Pitre. Focuses primarily on the Gospel but also relates it to the other readings.

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast.

Fr. Robert Barron: The Hard Texts of the Old Testament.

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