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Commentaries for the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I

Posted by Dim Bulb on December 24, 2016

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Year A: Commentaries for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Year B Commentaries for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Year C: Commentaries for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

MONDAY OF THE FIFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
Suggested Theme: The Lord reveals His goodness in creation (1st reading) and takes joy in His work (responsorial antiphon). Jesus heals wounded creation (Alleluia verse, Gospel) and so we worship our Creator God and celebrate His blessings (entrance antiphon, responsorial psalm)

Today’s Mass Readings.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Genesis 1:1-19.

St Ambrose’s Sermons on Genesis 1:1-19. Please note that this works (online book) examines the six days of creation in nine homilies (known as The Hexaemeron), and includes further homilies on Paradise, and Cain and Abel. The first six homilies (pages 3-159) deal with Gen 1:1-19. St Basil also produced a Hexaemeron of nine homilies on the six days of creation, see below.

St Basil’s Sermons on the Six Days of Creation (Hexaemeron). The first six homilies deal with Genesis 1:1-19.

St Athanasius on the Doctrine of Creation.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 104.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 104.

A Lectio Divina Notes on Psalm 104.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 6:53-56.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 6:53-56.

TUESDAY OF THE FIFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
Suggested Theme: God created an ordered and good world (1st reading, Ps, CCC 299) and gave man–His image–kingly dominion over it (1st reading, Ps, CCC 399). He must show a king’s care for it; especially for his fellow man (Gospel, CCC 307, 373, 2401).

Today’s Mass Readings.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Genesis 1:20-2:4a.

Gaudium Et Spes on Genesis 1:20-2:4a.

Centesimus Annus on Genesis 1:20-2:4a.

St Basil’s Hexaemeron on Genesis 1:20-2:4. Homilies 7-9.

St Ambrose’s Hexaemeron on Genesis 1:20-2:4. Pages 159-283.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecutre on Psalm 8.

St Augustine Notes on Psalm 8.

My Notes on Psalm 8.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 8.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 7:1-13.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 7:1-13.

WEDNESDAY OF THE FIFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-17. Scroll down.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 104.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 104.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 104.

A Lectio Divina Notes on Psalm 104.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 7:14-23.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 7:14-23.

THURSDAY OF THE FIFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Genesis 2:18-25.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 128.

A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 128.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 128.

St Albert the Great’s Commentary on Psalm 128.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 7:24-30.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 7:24-30.

Video: Father Philip’s Bible Study. Begins with Mk 7:5

FRIDAY OF THE FIFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Genesis 3:1-8.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 32.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 32.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 32.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 32.

St Ambrose on Mark 7:31-37.

Pope St Gregory the Great’s Homily on Mark 7:31-37.

Aquinas’ Homily Notes on Mark 7:31-37.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 7:31-37.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 7:31-37.

SATURDAY OF THE FIFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Genesis 3:9-24.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 90.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 90.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 90.

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 90.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 90.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 8:1-10.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 8:1-10.

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Year A: Commentaries for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Year B: Commentaries for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Year C: Commentaries for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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Commentaries for the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I

Posted by Dim Bulb on December 24, 2016

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year A.

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time:Year B.

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year C.

MONDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Suggested Theme(s): A. the relationship between (or the necessity of) faith [1st reading] and hope [Ps]. B. Jesus, who has the power to save a man from demon possession, nakedness, and homelessness [Gospel] has the power to save the faithful from whatever afflictions faithfulness to him might bring [1st reading]. This is our hope and our comfort [Ps].

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 11:32-40.

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Hebrews 11:32-40. On 11:37-12:4

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Hebrews 11:32-40. Read lectures 11-5 and 11-6

Navarre Commentary on Hebrews 11:32-40.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 31.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 31.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 31.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 5:1-20.

Navarre Commentary on Mark 5:1-20.

TUESDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 12:1-4.

Navarre Commentary on Hebrews 12:1-4.

Father Boylan’s Commentary on Psalm 22.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 22.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 22.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 22.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 5:21-43.

Navarre Commentary on Mark 5:21-43.

WEDNESDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15.

Navarre Commentary on Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 103.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 103.

A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 103.

My Notes on Mark 6:1-6.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 6:1-6.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 6:1-6.

THURSDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Hebrews 12:18-19, 21-24.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 12:18-19, 21-24.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 12:18-19, 21-24.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 48.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 48.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 48.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 6:7-13.

Navarre Commentary on Mark 6:7-13.

FRIDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 13:1-8.

Navarre Commentary on Hebrews 13:1-8.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 27.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 27.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 27.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 27.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 6:14-29.

Navarre Commentary on Mark 6:14-29.

SATURDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21.

Navarre Commentary on Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 23.

St Albert the Great’s Commentary on Psalm 23.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 23.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 23.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 23.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 6:30-34.

Navarre Commentary on Mark 6:30-34.

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Year A: Commentaries for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Year B Commentaries for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Year C: Commentaries for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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Commentaries on the Daily and Sunday Readings (Advent Through Easter Sunday)

Posted by Dim Bulb on December 24, 2016

NOTE: FOR THE SUNDAY READINGS WE ARE IN YEAR A. FOR THE DAILY READINGS WE ARE IN YEAR I. EACH WEEK INCLUDES COMMENTARIES FOR BOTH THE CURRENT AND UPCOMING SUNDAY (e.g., the Second Week of Advent includes both the second and third Sundays).

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS

First Week of Advent.
Second Week of Advent.
Third Week of Advent.
Fourth week of Advent.
Commentaries  for Christmas Through Epiphany. Includes octave days and Christmas weekdays

ORDINARY TIME. WEEKS 1 THROUGH 8

First Week.
Second Week.
Third Week.
Fourth Week.
Fifth Week.
Sixth Week.
Seventh Week.
Eighth Week. Note: in 2017 Ash Wednesday Begins this week (see below)

ASH WEDNESDAY THROUGH EASTER SUNDAY

Commentaries for Ash Wednesday Through the Second Sunday of Lent.

Commentaries for the Second Week of Lent.

Commentaries for the Third Week of Lent.

Commentaries for the Fourth Week of Lent.

Commentaries for the Fifth Week of Lent.

Commentaries for Holy Week. Includes Easter.

Commentaries for Easter Sunday Through Divine Mercy Sunday.

Commentaries for the Second Week of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday–3rd Sunday of Easter).

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Commentaries for the Third Week in Ordinary Time, Year I

Posted by Dim Bulb on December 24, 2016

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year A.
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year B.
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C.

MONDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 9:15, 24-28.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 9:15, 24-28.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 98.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 98.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 98.

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 98.

Pope St John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 98.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 3:20-21.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 3:22-30.

TUESDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Father Boylan’s Commentary on Hebrews 10:1-10.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 10:1-10.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 10:1-10.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 40.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 40.

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 40.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 3:31-35.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 3:31-35.

WEDNESDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 10:11-18.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Hebrews 10:11-18.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 10:11-18.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 110.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 110.

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 110.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 4:1-20.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 4:1-20.

THURSDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 10:19-25.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 10:19-25.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 24. Entire psalm.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 24. 1-6.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 24. Entire psalm.

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 24.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 24. Entire psalm.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 4:21-25.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 4:21-25.

FRIDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 10:32-39.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 10:32-39.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 37.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 37.

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 37.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 4:26-34.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 4:26-34.

SATURDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
In 2019 this day falls on Feb. 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. The first link is to commentaries for that feast. Remaining links are for the normal readings of the day.

2019. Commentaries for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.

Today’s Mass Readings.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19.

Father MacEvilly on the Responsorial: Luke 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75. On 67-79.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Luke 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75. On 68-79.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 4:35-41.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 4:35-41.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year A.

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time:Year B.

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year C.

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