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

Posted by Dim Bulb on September 5, 2016

MASS READINGS:

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: 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14.

Word-Sunday Notes on 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14.

Homilist’s Catechism on 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 17:1, 5,-6, 8, 15.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 17.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 17.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 17.

My Notes on Psalm 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 17.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5.

Word-Sunday Notes on 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 20:27-38. A shorter reading of verses 10:27, 34-38 is allowed.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 20:27-38.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 20:27-38.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 20:27-38.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 20:27-38.

Homilist’s Catechism on Luke 20:27-38.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Sacred Page Blog:Hope for a Hopeless World. 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 John Henry Newman.

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. Highlights the major 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. Link is to archive page. New studies are usually posted on Thursdays.

Father Mcllhone’s Lectures on Luke, Session 20. Looks at Luke 20:1-44.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study on Luke. Looks at Luke 19:28-20:44.

Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily: The Resurrection of the Body. From the noted speaker, author, theologian.

Father Francis Martin’s Reflections: In four parts approx. 15 minutes each.

1. Introduction: Purity of Heart and Contemplation.

2. First Reading and Responsorial.

3. Second Reading.

4. Gospel Reading.

HOMILIES: texts.

John Henry Newman on the Gospel. An excerpt from a sermon (see next link).

The Resurrection of the Body. A sermon by John Henry Newman.

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