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

Posted by Dim Bulb on September 4, 2016

THIRTY-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.

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: Wisdom 11:22-12:2.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Wisdom 11:22-12:2.

Word-Sunday Notes on Wisdom 11:22-12:2.

Pending (maybe): My Notes on Wisdom 11:22-12:2.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 14.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 145. Entire psalm.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 145. Entire psalm.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 145. Entire psalm.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 145. Entire psalm.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2.

Word-Sunday Notes on 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 19:1-10.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 19:1-10.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 19:1-10.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 19:1-10.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 19:1-10.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 19:1-10.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 19:1-10.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Sacred Page Blog: The Importance of Making Things Right. Catholic scripture scholar Dr. John Bergsma’s reflections on the readings.

St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study. Notes on all the readings. Link may be time sensitive.

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 Excerpt from Philoxenus of Mabbug.

Scripture in Depth. Brief look at all the readings.

Prepare For Mass. Various links, videos, etc.

Pending: PODCASTS:

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