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Commentaries for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Posted by Dim Bulb on October 21, 2017

READINGS AND OFFICE:

NABRE. Pending. Used in the USA.

NJB. Pending. Used in most English speaking countries.

NRSV. Non-Catholic edition.

Divine Office.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Jeremiah 17:5-8.

Word-Sunday Notes on Jeremiah 17:5-8.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Jeremiah 17:5-8.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 1.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 1.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 1.

St Hillary’s Sermon on Psalm 1.

St Basil the Great’s Homily on Psalm 1.

Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 1.

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 1.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 1.

My Notes on Psalm 1.

Lectio Divina on Psalm 1.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20.

Fr. de Piconio’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20. On 12-34.

Fr. Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20. On 12-28.

Fr. MacEvilly’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20. On 12, 16-26.

Fr. Lapide’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:12, 20-26. on 12, 16-26.

Word-Sunday Notes on 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 6:17, 20-26.

My Notes on Luke 6:17, 20-26.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 6:17, 20-26. On 17-26.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 6:17, 20-26.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 6:17, 20-26. Fragmented, covers 17, 20-24.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 6:17, 20-26.

 

 

 

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Commentaries for the First Week in Ordinary Time, Year II

Posted by Dim Bulb on October 21, 2017

FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY

 

Commentaries for the Epiphany of the Lord.

MONDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
Because the Epiphany (Jan. 7) fell on a Sunday the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord has been moved to today. The first link below is to commentaries for that feast. The remainder of the links are for the normal weekday readings.

Commentaries for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year B.

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

A Moral Exposition of 1 Samuel 1:1-8.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 116.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 116.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 116. On verses 10-19.

My Notes on Mark 1:14-20.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 1:14-20.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 1:14-20.

TUESDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

My Notes on 1 Samuel 1:9-20.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on 1 Sam 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8. On 1-10.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 1:21-28.

My Notes on Mark 1:21-28.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 1:21-28.

WEDNESDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Update: Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19-20.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 40.

Entire: St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 40Today’s verses.

My Notes on Mark 1:29-39.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 1:29-39.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 1:29-39.

THURSDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Samuel 4:1-11Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Samuel 4:1-11.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 44.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 44.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 1:40-45.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 1:40-45.

My Notes on Mark 1:40-45.

FRIDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Samuel 8:4-7, 10-22a.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 89.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 89.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 2:1-12.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 2:1-12.

SATURDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Samuel 9:1-4, 17-19, 10:1.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 21.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 21.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 21.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 21.

Father E. S. Berry’s Commentary on Psalm 21.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 2:13-17.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 2:13-17.

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Note: we are in Year B

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

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

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

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

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 15, 2017

READINGS AND OFFICE:

NABRE. Used in the USA.

NJB. Used in most other English speaking countries.

Divine Office.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRS READING: Wisdom 6:12-16.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Wisdom 6:12-16.

Word-Sunday Notes on Wisdom 6:12-16.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8.

Father Boylan’s Introduction and Commentary on Psalm 63.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 63.

A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 63.

Pope St John Apul II’s Commentary on Psalm 63.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 63.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

Father Callan’s Notes on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

Word-Sunday Notes on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

My Notes on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 25:1-13.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 25:1-13.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 25:1-13.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 25:1-13.

Father Juan de Maldonado’s Commentary on Matthew 25:1-13.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Matthew 25:1-13.

Word-Sunday Notes on Matthew 25:1-13.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 25:1-13.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Scripture Speaks. Reflections on all the readings.

Lector Notes. Lector’s Notes try to serve the Church by helping lectors prepare to proclaim the Scriptures in our Sunday assemblies. For each day’s first and second readings (and occasionally for the gospel), the Notes give the historical and theological background, plus suggestions on oral interpretation.

Sacred Page Blog: Waiting for the Party to Start. Commentary and reflections by a Catholic biblical scholar.

Parish Bible Study. Brief background and notes on the readings.

Liturgical Bible Study Guide. A power point presentation includes scripture text, helpful comments and reflections.

Let the Scripture Speak. Reflections/commentary from Catholic biblical scholar Fr. Ennis Hamm.

The Word Embodied. Reflections from philosophy professor Fr. John Kavanaugh.

Historical Cultural Context. The parable examined in light of 1st century Mediterranean culture.

Thoughts From the Early Church. Comments on the gospel by st Anthony.

Scripture in Depth. Succinct notes on the readings.

 

 

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

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 14, 2017

READINGS:

NABRE. Used in USA.

NJB. Used in most other English speaking countries.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Malachi 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10.

My Summary Notes on the Book of Malachi.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 131:1, 2, 3.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 131.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 131.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 131.

COMMENTARIES ON TH SECOND READING: 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-9, 13.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-9, 13. On 7-13.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-9, 13. On 7-13.

My Notes on 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-9, 13. On 7-13.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 23:1-12.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 23:1-12.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 23:1-12.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 23:1-12.

Father Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 23:1-12.

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Matthew 23:1-12.

 

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Commentaries for the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time, Week I

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 14, 2017

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
We are in Year A

Year A: Commentaries for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Year B: Commentaries for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Year C: Commentaries for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.

MONDAY OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
A suggested theme for today’s readings: God is willing to rescue the life of unbelievers and disobedient sinners from the pit (death). His threats of judgment (against the Ninevites, first reading) and his acts of judgement (against his disobedient prophet in the responsorial) are invitations to, and oriented towards, repentance. God’s people must be ready and willing to act with mercy towards anyone in need, friend or foe (Gospel reading).

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Jonah 1:1-2, 2:1-2, 11.

My Notes on Jonah 1:1-2, 2:1-2, 11.

Bishop Knecht’s Practical Commentary on the Book of Jonah. St Joe of O Blog.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Exegetical Homily on Luke 10:25-37. Previously posted for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost. Begins with vs. 23.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 10:25-37. Begins with vs. 23.

Bishop Knecht’s Practical Commentary on Luke 10:25-37. St Joe of O Blog.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 10:25-37.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 10:25-37.

Aquinas’ Homily Notes on Luke 10:25-37.

Homily by Bede the Venerable on Luke 10:25-37.

The Two-Fold Precept. Homily notes on Today’s Gospel can be used for homily ideas or for points of meditation or further study.

Parable of the Good Samaritan. Homily notes on Today’s Gospel can be used for homily ideas or for points of meditation or further study.

TUESDAY OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
Suggested theme for today’s readings: We are all sinners and if God marks our guilt we could not stand (responsorial). This was the realization which the King of Nineveh came to when he was told the prophet’s message (first reading). Listening to God and accepting him on his terms (like the king and Mary in the Gospel reading) is absolutely essential, the one thing needful, the better part to chose (Gospel reading). Accepting him on one’s own terms, as Martha attempted to do, will get you no where with him (Gospel reading).

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

My Notes on Jonah 3:1-10.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Jonah 3:1-10.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 130.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 130.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 130.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 10:38-42.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 10:38-42.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 10:38-42.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 10:38-42.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 10:38-42.

WEDNESDAY OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
Suggested theme for today’s reading: The Lord is “a gracious and merciful God, patient, and of much compassion, and easy to forgive evil” (first reading). Our confidence that God will hear our prayer and respond is based upon this fact (responsorial). We who so often offend God and yet rely on his compassion and mercy to forgive must be open to showing mercy and compassion towards those who sin against us (Gospel reading).

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

My Notes on Jonah 4:1-11.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Jonah 4:1-11.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 86.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 86.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 86.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 11:1-4.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Luke 11:1-4.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 11:1-4.

THURSDAY OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
Suggested theme for today’s readings: Blessed are those who hope in the Lord (responsorial), trusting in his goodness to respond to our needs (gospel) in spite of adversity and the seeming well-being and triumph of the wicked (first reading). The good and the evil will have their recompense (first reading, responsorial), and the good must therefore maintain hope and trust that God will respond to them with good things (first reading, gospel).

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Malachi. For episodes take you through the book.

Pending (maybe): My Notes on Malachi 3:13-20b.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Malachi 3:13-20b. This is 3:13-4:2 according to the RSVCE chapter and verse numbering.

Medieval/Patristic Commentary on Psalm 1.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 1.

My Notes on Psalm 1.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 1. Latin and English.

Father Boylan’s Introduction and Notes on Psalm 1.

Lectio Divina of Psalm 1.

A Benedictine Monk’s Meditation on Psalm 1.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 11:5-13.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on Luke 11:5-13.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 11:5-13.

FRIDAY OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
Suggested theme for today’s readings: The Lord will judge the world with justice, bringing down the wicked by their own machinations (responsorial). For this reason repentance is a must (first reading) for it puts one with God/Christ/Kingdom, not against them (gospel). It is better to stand for a night mourning in God’s house clothed in sackcloth and relinquishing food (gospel) rather than stand in armor in Satan’s palace and suffer despoilment and defeat (gospel).

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

A Brief Introduction to Joel Chapters 1 & 2.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Joel 1:13-15, 2:1-2.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 9.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 9.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 11:15-26.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on Luke 11:15-26. On 14-26.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 11:15-26.

SATURDAY OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Joel 4:12-21.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 97.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 97.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 97.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 11:27-28.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 11:27-28.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 11:27-28.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 11:27-28.

TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
We are in Year A

Year A: Commentaries for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Year B: Commentaries for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Year C: Commentaries for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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Commentaries for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Posted by Dim Bulb on May 28, 2017

READINGS:

NABRE. Used in the USA.

NJB. Use in most English speaking countries.

THEMES:

Suggestions for Homilies, Bible Study and Discussion Groups.

Doctrinal Homily Outlines.

Lector Works. “A series of thoughts about the lectionary readings of the day, as an oral proclamation within the church’s public prayer, and how the writer would want to have them declared and received effectively.” Identifies a “central point” for each reading and a suggested “message for our assembly.”

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a.

Haydock Bible Commentary on 2 [4] Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a. Following the LXX and Vulgate this commentary designates 2 Kings as 4 Kings. In these translations 1 & 2 Samuel were designated as 1 & 2 Kings, while what we today call 1 & 2 Kings were called 3 & 4 Kings.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a.

Cambridge Bible Commentary. Protestant. The excerpt has no theological issues to concern Catholics.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19

Father Boylan’s Commentary on Psalm 89.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 89.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 89.

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 89.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Romans 6:3-4, 8-11.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 6:3-4, 8-11. On 3-11.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 6:3-4, 8-11. On 3-11.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 6:3-4, 8-11. On 3-11.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 10:37-42

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 10:37-42. On 10:34-11:1.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 10:37-42. On 10:34-11:1.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 10:37-42. On 10:34-11:1.

Father Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 10:37-42. On 10:34-11:1.

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Commentaries for the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Posted by Dim Bulb on May 28, 2017

TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A

READINGS:

NABRE. Used in USA.

NJB. Used in most English speaking countries.

THEMES: Suggested homily, bible study and catechetical ideas.

Homily, Bible Study, Catechetical Helps for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A.

Doctrinal Homily Outline.

Lector Notes.

Lector Works.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Jeremiah 20:10-13.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Jeremiah 20:10-13.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 69.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 69.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 69.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Romans 5:12-15.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 5:12-15. On 12-19.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 5:12-15. On 12-21.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 5:12-15. On 12-21.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Romans 5:12-15.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 10:26-33.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 10:26-33. On 24-33.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 10:26-33. On 24-33.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 10:26-33.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 10:26-33.

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Commentaries for the Pentecost Readings: Mass During the Day

Posted by Dim Bulb on May 21, 2017

Please Note: In years past the Lectionary allowed for alternate 2nd and Gospel readings. In 2017 the USCCB website does not list any alternates. Whether this is an oversite on their part or represents a change is unknown to me.

READINGS AND OFFICE: Please Note: the Lectionary for today allows for an alternate second reading and an alternate Gospel reading. I’ve supplied commentary for all.

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: Acts 2:1-11.

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

Navvare Bible Commentary on Acts 2:1-11.

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Acts 2:1-11.

Homilist’s Catechism on Acts 2:1-11.

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Acts 2:1-11.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 104.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 104: 1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34.

Lection Divina Notes on Psalm 104.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13.

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Commentary on 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13. Read all three lectures. English translation in the right column.

Homilist’s Catechism on 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13.

ALTERNATE SECOND READING: Romans 8:8-17.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 8:8-17.

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Romans 8:8-17.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 8:8-17. On 1-17

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 8:8-17.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Romans 8:8-17.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 20:19-23.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 20:19-23.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on John 20:19-23.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 20:19-23.

Father MacIntyre’s Commentary on John 20:19-23.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 20:19-23.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Commentary on John 20:19-23. Scroll down and read lecture 4.

Homilist’s Catechism on John 20:19-23.

ALTERNATE GOSPEL READING: John 15:26-27; 16:12-15.

Fathers Nolan’s and Brown’s Commentary on John 15:26-27, 26:12-15.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 15:26-27, 16:12-15.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on John 15:26-27, 16:12-15.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 15:26-27, 16:12-15.

PODCAST AND VIDEOS:

Pentecost and the Holy Spirit: The Lectionary Readings Explained. Catholic biblical Scholar Dr. Brant Pitre comments on the readings.

St Irenaeus Ministries Study of 1 Corinthians 12.

St Irenaeus Ministries Study of Romans 8.

St Irenaeus Ministries Study of John 20.

St Irenaeus Ministries Study of John 14. On 13-14.

HOMILIES ON THE FIRST READING: Acts 2:1-11.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Homily for Pentecost. A gem. Few of his homilies have survived.

A Homily on Acts 2:1-11. Pdf document. By Father Johann Evangelist Zollner, a famed preacher of his day.

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Commentaries for the First Sunday of Advent, Year A

Posted by Dim Bulb on September 24, 2016

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Today’s Mass Readings.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 2:1-5.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 2:1-5.

Link fixed. My Notes on Isaiah 2:1-5.

Word-Sunday Notes on Isaiah 2:1-5.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 122.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 122.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 122.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 122.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 122.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Romans 13:11-14.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 13:11-14.

Father Boylan’s Commentary on Romans 13:11-14.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 13:11-14.

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 13:11-14.

Father Rickaby’s Commentary on Romans 13:11-14.

Word-Sunday Notes on Romans 13:11-14.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Romans 13:11-14.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 24:37-44.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 24:37-44.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 24:37-44.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 24:37-44.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 24:37-44.

Word-Sunday Notes on Matthew 24:37-44.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 24:37-44.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Sacred Page Blog: Happy New Year! The 1st Sunday of Advent. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma’s reflections on the readings.

St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study Notes.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background to the readings.

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

Thoughts From the Early ChurchFrom a commentary on Matthew by Paschasius Radbertus.

Scripture in Depth. Brief look at all the readings.

Prepare For Mass. Various links, videos, etc.

PODCASTS:

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. Looks at all of the readings.

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

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study on Matthew 24-25.

The Destruction of the Temple and the End of the World. Dr. Brant Pitre on Matthew 23-25.

Dr Scott Hahn’s Sunday Bible Reflections. Brief. Does good job of summarizing the major theme(s) of the readings.

Father Robert Barron’s Homily Podcast. A noted theologian, scholar, speaker.

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Commentaries for the Solemnity of Christ the King, Year C

Posted by Dim Bulb on September 18, 2016

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE

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: 2 Samuel 5:1-3.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:1-3.

Word-Sunday Notes on 2 Samuel 5:1-3.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 122.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 122.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 122.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 122.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 122.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 122.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Colossians 1:12-20.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Colossians 1:12-20.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Colossians 1:12-20.

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Colossians 1:12-20.

Pending: St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Colossians 1:12-20. On 9-20.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Colossians 1:12-20. Read lectures 3, 4 & 5 on chapter 1.

Word-Sunday Notes on Colossians 1:12-20.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Colossians 1:12-20.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Colossians 1:12-20. Actually on 15-20.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 23:35-43.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 23:35-43. On 32-43. Posted for another occasion.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 23:35-43. On 34-43.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 23:35-43.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 23:35-43.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Sacred Page Blog: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma’s reflections on the readings.

Doctrinal Homily Outline. Highlights central theme(s), doctrinal application and practical application

St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study Notes.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background to the readings.

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

Thoughts From the Early Church. From a homily on the gospel by St Bernard.

Scripture in Depth. Brief look at all the readings.

Prepare For Mass. Various links, videos, etc.

PODCASTS: Will update Wednesday evening.

Franciscan Sisters Bible Study Podcast. This Sunday’s study will become available on Thursday. Looks at all the readings.

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

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Luke 22-23. Click on POD  icon or direct download link.

Dr Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Brief. highlights major theme(s) of the readings.

(1) Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily: March in the Army of the True King. From a noted speaker, author and theologian.

(2) Father Barron’s Podcast Homily: Christ the King.

(3) Father Barron’s Podcast Homily: David and Jesus.

(4) Father Barron’s Podcast Homily: Christ the Crucified King.

(5) Father Barron’s Podcast Homily: An Odd King.

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

1. Introductory Reflection on Contemplation and Purity of Heart.

2. First Reading and Responsorial.

3. Second Reading.

4. Gospel Reading.

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