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Aquinas’ Homily Notes on Romans 6:19-23

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 16, 2017

THE EVIL AND THE GOOD WAY

“As ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity, even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.”

IN this Epistle the Apostle exhorts us to two things firstly, to the avoidance of evil, “As ye have, yielded your
members,” &c.; secondly, to the love of good, “even so now yield your members,” &c.

I. On the first head, the Apostle assigns in this Epistle four reasons through which sin should be avoided. (1)
Because sin pollutes the mind “to uncleanness.” Hosea 9:10, “Their abominations were according as they loved.”
(2) Because by sin man ignominiousiy subjects himself to servitude, “When ye were the servants of sin.” S. John
8:34, “Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.” (3) Because great confusion flows from sin, “What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed ?” Jeremiah 17:13, “O Lord, all that forsake Thee shall be ashamed.” (4) Because by sin man is led to eternal death, “The wages of sin is death.” Psalm 33:22, Vulg.,
” The death of the wicked is very evil.”

II. On the second head, it is to be noted, that likewise four reasons are given why good should be chosen. For men
acquire four great things from the choice of that which is good. (1) Purity of the mind or sanctifieatiou, which is
cleansing, S. Matt. 5:8, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (2) Justice of the will “to righteousness.” For righteousness is a right will, S. Ansel., “Justice is rectitude of the will preserved on its own account.” (3) Liberty of the spirit, “Ye were free from righteousness.” 2 Cor. 3:17, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is
there is liberty.” S. John 8:36, “If the Son, therefore, shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (4) Man by doing good obtains eternal life, “The gift of God is eternal life.” S. John 5:29, “And shall come forth they that have done good unto the resurrection of life.” S. Matt, 25:46, “Those shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life eternal.”

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Eighth Sunday After Pentecost: Commentaries on the Mass Readings (Dominica VIII Post Pentecosten)

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 16, 2017

EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE
EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Dominica VIII Post Pentecosten ~ II. classis

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: Rom 8:12-17.

  • Pending: Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 8:12-17.
  • Lectures on Romans by St Thomas Aquinas (mouse over the middle bottom of the screen and a box with the page numbers will appear. It will read 1 / 610. Erase the 1 and type in 308 then press your ENTER key. This will take you to lecture 2 on romans 8; read it and lecture 3.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL:  Luke 16:1-9.

HOMILIES, TREATISE,  OTHER STUFF:

  • Pending: The Roman Catechism Issued by Council of Trent.

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Seventh Sunday After Pentecost: Commentary on the Mass Readings (Dominica VII Post Pentecosten)

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 16, 2017

EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE
SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Dominica VII Post Pentecosten ~ II. classis

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: Rom 6:19-23.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Matt 7:15-21.

HOMILY SUGGESTIONS: see also homilies and homily outlines further below.

HOMILIES ON THE LESSON AND GOSPEL:

Bishop Bonomelli’s Homily on the Epistle Lesson. St Joe of O Blog.

Homily on the Gospel.

On the Necessity of Operative Faith. On the Gospel.

St John Chrysostom’s Sermon on the Gospel. St Joe of O Blog.

St Alphonsus Ligouri’s Homily on the Gospel.

(1) Homiletic Sketch: Sin and Justice. On the Epistle.

(2) Homiletic Sketch: What We Must Avoid And What We Must Do In Order To Enter Heaven. On the Gospel.

(3) Dogmatic Sketch: We Can And Must Keep The Commandments. Gospel.

(4) Liturgical Sketch: Feasts Of Our Lady.

(5) Symbolic Sketch: Man, A Tree. Gospel.

(6) Moral Sketch: Without Prayer No One Can Be Saved. Gospel.

(7) Moral Sketch: Hypocrisy As An Abominable Vice. Gospel.

HOMILY NOTES:  The following homily notes can be used for sermon ideas, points of meditation, further study.

  • Hell. Epistle Lesson Theme.

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Extraordinary Form: Commentaries and Resources for Septuagesima Sunday (Dominica in Septuagesima)

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 16, 2017

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

Daily Roman Missal. Be sure correct date is set.

Roman Breviary. Site allows several options (e.g., pre-Tridentine, Tridentine, 1960 revision, etc.). Latin and English. Be sure correct date is set.

Devout Instruction on the Gospel and Epistle.

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 10:1-5.

Father Callan on 1 Cor 9:24-27, 10:1-5.

Bernardin de Piconio on 1 Cor 9:24-27, 10:1-5.

Cornelius a Lapide on 1 Cor 9:24-27, 10:1-5.

COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL: Matthew 20:1-16.

Father Leopold Fonck on Matt 20:1-16.

Pope St Gregory the Great’s Homily on Matt 20:1-16.

St John Chrysostom’s Homily on 1 Cor 9:24-10:2 for Septuagesima Sunday.

St John Henry Newman’s Homily on 1 Cor 9:24.

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Extraordinary Form: Commentaries and Resources for the Third Sunday After Epiphany (Dominica III Post Epiphaniam)

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 16, 2017

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
Dominica III Post Epiphaniam

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

Daily Romans Missal. Be sure correct date is set.

Roman Breviary. Be sure correct date is set.

Devout Instruction On The Epistles and Gospels.  Online book, scroll down to middle of page. Contains the readings with brief instructions, prayers, and a short essay on “Resignation to the Divine Will.” You can use the site’s zoom feature to increase text size for easier reading.

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: Romans 12:16-21.

Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 12:16-21. Actually, this post is on verses 9-21.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 12:16-21. Actually, this post is on verse 9-21.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Matthew 8:1-13.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matt 8:1-13.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 8:1-13.

Father MacEvily’s Commentary on Matthew 8:1-13.

Pending (maybe): Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 8:1-13. Maybe will post Thursday evening.

Juan de Maldonado’s Commentary on Matthew 8:1-13.

St Jerome’s Homily on the Gospel (Matthew 8:1-13).

Homily On The Epistle.  Online Book.  Homily is prefaced with Epistle Reading.

Homily On The Gospel.  Online book.  Homily is prefaced by Gospel Reading.

Homily Notes:

St Thomas Aquinas’ Homily Notes:

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Extraordinary Form: Commentaries for the Second Sunday After Epiphany (Dominica II post Epiphaniam)

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 16, 2017

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
Dominica II post Epiphaniam ~ II. classis

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: Romans 12:6-16.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 2:1-11.

HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES  ON THE GOSPEL AND EPISTLE:

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Extraordinary Form: Commentaries and Resources for the Epiphany (In Epiphania Domini)

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 16, 2017

In Epiphania Domini ~ I. classis

MISSAL, BREVIARY, GENERAL RESOURCES:

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: Isaiah 60:1-6.

  • The Rising Light. Text and notes from Word-Sunday. See General Resources listed above.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 2:1-12.

HOMILIES, SERMONS AND MEDITATIONS FOR THE EPIPHANY

FATHERS AND DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH:

OTHER HOMILIES ETC:

  • The Method:   From the Sermon: “The feast of Epiphany…gives us a beautiful idea of the method which we must follow in serving our Divine Master, by presenting for our consideration the story of the Magi who came from the East to pay their respects to the Infant Jesus.

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Extraordinary Form: Commentaries and Resources for the Sunday After Christmas (Dominica Infra Octavam Nativitatis)

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 16, 2017

Dominica Infra Octavam Nativitatis ~ II. classis

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: Galatians 4:1-7.

  • Aquinas’ Lectures on Galatians 4:1-7 in Three Parts:

On Gal. 4:1-3.

On Gal. 4:4-5.

On Gal. 4:6-7.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Luke 2:33-40.

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Extraordinary Form: Commentaries and Resources for Christmas Mass During the Day (In die Nativitatis Domini)

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 16, 2017

In die Nativitatis Domini ~ I. classis Tempora:
(Missa Tertia)

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

  • Roman Missal. Important: make sure correct date is set and select the Missa tertia bubble located under the date.

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: Hebrews 1:1-12.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 1:1-14.

SERMONS:

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Extraordinary Form: Commentaries and Resources for the Mass at Dawn (In Nativitatis Domini in Aurora)

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 16, 2017

MASS AT DAWN
In Nativitatis Domini in aurora ~ I. classis

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

  • Roman Missal. Important: make sure correct date is set and select the Missa secunda bubble located under the date.

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: Titus 3:4-7.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Luke 2:15-20.

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