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Commentaries for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Posted by Dim Bulb on September 3, 2016

THIRTIETH 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: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18.

Update: Navarre Bible Commentary on Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18.

Word-Sunday Notes on Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 34.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 34.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 34.

Update: St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 34.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 34.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18.

Word-Sunday Notes on 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18.

Homilist’s Catechism on 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 18:9-14.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 18:9-14.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 18:9-14.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 18:9-14.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 18:9-14.

Haydock Bible Commentary on Luke 18:9-14.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 18:9-14.

Homilist’s Catechism on Luke 18:9-14.

HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES ON THE GOSPEL: Texts.

St Augustine’s Homily on Luke 18:9-14.

Aquinas’ Homily Notes on Luke 18:10. Can be used for homily suggestions, points for meditation or further study.

Humility: A Homily on Luke 18:13.

Pride: A Homily on Luke 18:14.

Father Howe’s Homily Notes on the Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

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

Sacred Page Blog: What Does It Mean To Be Poor? Reflections on the readings from Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.

Update: Video: he Pharisee and the Tax Collector–Which Are You? Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Brant Pitre looks at the readings.

St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study. Notes on all the readings.

Lector Notes. Historical and theological background on the readings.

Gospel Summary with Life Implications. St Vincent’s Archabbey.

Historical Cultural Context. Examines the gospel in light of the 1st century Mediterranean world.

Thoughts From the Early Church. Brief excerpt on the gospel from Gregory Palamas.

Scripture in Depth. Brief look at all the readings.

Prepare For Mass. Various links, videos, etc.

PODCASTS:

Dr Scott Hahn’s Sunday Bible Reflections. Brief. Usually highlights the theme(s) of the readings.

St Martha’s Parish Bible Study Podcast. Looks at the readings in some detail.

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. Archive page. New studies posted on Thursdays.

Father Mcllhone’s Lecture on Luke, Session 17. Looks at a several different topics from Luke, including the parable in today’s gospel.

(1) Father Rober Barron’s Homily Podcast: Finding Justification. From the noted speaker, writer and theologian.

(2) Father Robert Barron’s Homily Podcast: Paul’s Farewell Discourse.

Father Francis Martin’s Reflections on the Readings in Four Parts: Each approx. 15 minutes.

1. Introductory Reflection on Humility.

2. On the First Reading and Responsorial.

3. On the Second Reading.

4. On the Gospel Reading.

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