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

Posted by Dim Bulb on September 17, 2016

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Malachi 3:19-20a (4:1-2 in some translations)

Update: My Summary Notes on the Prophet Malachi. A brief summary of the book emphasizing its unity and main theme.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Malachi 3:19-20a (4:1-2).

Word-Sunday Notes on Malachi 3:19-20a.

Homilist’s Catechism on Malachi 3:19-20a.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 98:5-6, 7-8, 9.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 98.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 98.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 98.

Update: St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 98.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 98.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 98.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12. On 6-15.

Word-Sunday Notes on 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12.

Homilist’s Catechism on 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 21: 5-19.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 21:5-19.

Update: St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 21:5-19. Actually on 5-13.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 21:5-19.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 21:5-19.

Homilist’s Catechsim on Luke 21:5-19.

GENERAL RESORUCES:

Sacred Page Blog: The End is Near! Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma’s reflections on the readings.

St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study Notes. Notes on all the readings. Time sensitive link.

Lector Notes.

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

Thoughts From the Early Church. Brief excerpt on the gospel from Nilus of Ancyra.

Scripture in Depth. Brief look at all the readings.

Prepare For Mass. Various links, videos, etc.

PODCASTS:

Father Mike’s Bible Study Podcast on Malachi. Very basic introduction to the books of Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Malachi. Click on POD icon to listen to part 4 which includes the verses used in the first reading.

Father Mike’s Bible Study Podcast on 2 Thessalonians. Very basic introduction to the letters to the Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Luke 21. Click on POD icon to listen.

Father Mcllhone’s Audio/PowerPoint Lecture on Luke 21. Begins at 20:41.

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. Looks at the Sunday readings in some detail. Link is to archive page and newest studies are usually posted on Thursdays.

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

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Sunday Bible Reflections. Very brief. Highlights major theme(s).

(1) Father Robert Barron: Apocalypse and the Resurrection. From the noted speaker, author and theologian.

(2) Father Robert Barron: What Remains?

(3) Father Robert Barron: Birth Pangs of the Messiah.

(4) Father Robert Barron: Not One Stone Upon Another.

(5) Father Robert Barron: Apocalypse Now?

Father Francis Martin’s Reflections on the Sunday Readings: In four parts approx. 15 minutes each.

1. Introduction: Contemplation and Purity of Heart.

2. On the First Reading and Psalm.

3. On the Second Reading.

On the Gospel Reading.

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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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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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Commentaries for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Posted by Dim Bulb on September 3, 2016

THIRTIETH 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.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18.

Update: Navarre Bible Commentary on Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18.

Word-Sunday Notes on Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 34.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 34.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 34.

Update: St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 34.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 34.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18.

Word-Sunday Notes on 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18.

Homilist’s Catechism on 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 18:9-14.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 18:9-14.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 18:9-14.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 18:9-14.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 18:9-14.

Haydock Bible Commentary on Luke 18:9-14.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 18:9-14.

Homilist’s Catechism on Luke 18:9-14.

HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES ON THE GOSPEL: Texts.

St Augustine’s Homily on Luke 18:9-14.

Aquinas’ Homily Notes on Luke 18:10. Can be used for homily suggestions, points for meditation or further study.

Humility: A Homily on Luke 18:13.

Pride: A Homily on Luke 18:14.

Father Howe’s Homily Notes on the Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Doctrinal Homily Outline. Gives the theme of the readings, doctrinal message, suggested pastoral application.

Sacred Page Blog: What Does It Mean To Be Poor? Reflections on the readings from Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.

Update: Video: he Pharisee and the Tax Collector–Which Are You? Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Brant Pitre looks at the readings.

St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study. Notes on all the readings.

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 Gregory Palamas.

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. Usually highlights the 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. Archive page. New studies posted on Thursdays.

Father Mcllhone’s Lecture on Luke, Session 17. Looks at a several different topics from Luke, including the parable in today’s gospel.

(1) Father Rober Barron’s Homily Podcast: Finding Justification. From the noted speaker, writer and theologian.

(2) Father Robert Barron’s Homily Podcast: Paul’s Farewell Discourse.

Father Francis Martin’s Reflections on the Readings in Four Parts: Each approx. 15 minutes.

1. Introductory Reflection on Humility.

2. On the First Reading and Responsorial.

3. On the Second Reading.

4. On the Gospel Reading.

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Commentaries for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Posted by Dim Bulb on August 20, 2016

TWENTY-NINTH 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.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Exodus, 17:8-13.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Exodus 17:8-13.

Word-Sunday Notes on Exodus 17:8-13.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 121.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 121.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 121.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 121.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 121.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2.

Word-Sunday Notes on 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 18:1-8.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 18:1-8.

St Augustine’s Homily on Luke 18:1-8. St Joe of O Blog.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 18:1-8.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 18:1-8.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 18:1-8.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Luke 18:1-8.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 18:1-8.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 18:1-8.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

St Charles Borromeo Parish Study Notes.

Lector Notes.

Gospel Summary from St Vincent’s Archabbey.

Sacred Page Blog: Prayer as Warfare. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergma’s take on the readings.

Sancrucensis: The Spiritual Sense 0f Amalek. Some brief sermon notes. Point made could be used for meditation or discussion in a lectionary based bible study.

Doctrinal Homily Outline.

PODCASTS:

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. Archive page. The study for a coming Sunday is usually posted on Thursdays.

Update: The Persistent Widow and Growing Weary in Prayer. Video by Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Brant Pitre. Focuses primarily on the Gospel but also relates it to the other readings.

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast.

Fr. Robert Barron: The Hard Texts of the Old Testament.

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

Posted by Dim Bulb on August 13, 2016

TWENTY-EIGHTH 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.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: 2 Kings 5:14-17.

My Notes on 2 Kings 5:14-17. These notes are nearly complete but are actually on verses 1-17.

Word-Sunday Notes on 2 Kings 5:14-17.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Kings 5:14-17.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 98.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 98.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 98.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 98.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 98.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 2 Timothy 2:8-13.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:8-13.

Father MacEvily’s Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:8-13.

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:8-13. On 1-14.

Pending (maybe) My Notes on 2 Timothy 2:8-13.

Word-Sunday Notes on 2 Timothy 2:8-13.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:8-13.

Homilist’s Catechism on 2 Timothy 2:8-13.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 17:11-19.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 17:11-17.

Aquinas’ Homily Notes on the Ten Lepers.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 17:11-19.

St Augustine’s Homily on Luke 17:11-19.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 17:11-19.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 17:11-19.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 17:11-19.

Homilist’s Catechism on Luke 17:11-19.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Sacred Page Blog: Is Anyone Grateful?. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma looks at the readings.

Doctrinal Homily Outline. Gives theme of the readings, doctrinal message, suggested pastoral applications.

Scripture in Depth. Succinct summary of the readings.

Thought From the Early Church: Bruno of Segni. Brief commentary.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background

The Wednesday Word. Time sensitive link. Reflections and commentary on the Sunday readings by Father Dom Henry Wansbrough, O.S.B. He is a world renowned biblical scholar who contributed four commentaries on the NT section of the New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture (Matt, Mark, Acts, Pastorals), and was general editor of the New Jerusalem Bible.

Prepare For Mass. Devotional video’s, links, etc.

PODCASTS:

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Sunday Bible Reflections. Very brief. Does good job of highlighting basic theme(s).

(1) Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily: Humility and the Healing power of God. From the noted author, speaker and theologian.

(2) Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily: Naaman the Syrian.

(3) Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily: The Lessons of Naaman.

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. Looks at the readings in some detail.

St Martha’s Parish Bible Study of the Sunday Readings. Looks at the readings in some detail.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of 2 Timothy 2. Click on POD icon.

The Word Made Clear. Father Jame’s McllHone’s power point lecture Jesus’ sayings on temptation, faith and service, the ten lepers (today’s gospel), sayings on the coming kingdom, the parable of the widow and the judge, parable of the pharisee and the tax collector.

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

Posted by Dim Bulb on August 7, 2016

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C

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: Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4

Navarre Bible Commentary on Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4.

My Background and Brief Notes on Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4. Actually, a summaryoverview of the entire book.

Word-Sunday Notes on Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 95.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 95.

Father Tauton’s Commentary on Psalm 95.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 95.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14.

Word-Sunday Notes on 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14.

Homilist’s Catechism on 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Timothy 1:6-8. 13-14.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 17:5-10.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 17:5-10.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 17:5-10. Excerpts.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 17:5-10.

Homilist’s Catechism on Luke 17:5-10.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 17:5-10.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Sacred Page Blog: Lessons in Faith and Faithfulness. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma looks at the readings.

Doctrinal Homily Outline. Gives theme of the readings, doctrinal message, suggested pastoral applications.

Scripture in Depth. Succinct summary of the readings.

Thought From the Early Church: Augustine of Hippo. Brief commentary.

Historical Cultural Context. The gospel reading in light of 1st century Mediterranean culture.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background

The Wednesday Word. Time sensitive link. Reflections and commentary on the Sunday readings by Father Dom Henry Wansbrough, O.S.B. He is a world renowned biblical scholar who contributed four commentaries on the NT section of the New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture (Matt, Mark, Acts, Pastorals), and was general editor of the New Jerusalem Bible.

Prepare For Mass. Devotional video’s, links, etc.

PODCASTS:

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Sunday Bible Reflections. Very brief. Does good job of highlighting basic theme(s).

Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily.

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study PodcastThe Study for this Sunday should become available sometime Thursday. Looks at the readings in some detail.

St Martha’s Parish Bible Study of the Sunday Readings. Looks at the readings in some detail.

Inside the Bible, Episode 8~The Minor Prophets. From an EWTN series on Fr. Kenneth Baker’s “Inside the Bible,” a popular, basic introduction to the books of the Bible. Episode 8 treats of Habakkuk (and others). I would suggest listening to episodes 7 & 8.

Father Mike’s Bible Study Podcast. Introduction to the Minor Prophets Obadiah-Malachi, thus including Habbakkuk.

St Paul Repository Podcast on Habakkuk the Prophet. Scroll down and click on the player.

Father Mike’s Bible Study Podcast on 2 Timothy. Introduction to the letters to Timothy, Titus & Philemon.

Part 1: St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast on 2 Timothy. Introduction and study of 1:1-7. Click on POD icon.

Part 2: St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast on 2 Timothy. On 1:8-18. Click on POD icon.

Father Mike’s Bible Study Podcast on Luke. Introduction to the gospel.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Luke 15-17. Click on POD icon.

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Commentaries for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Posted by Dim Bulb on August 6, 2016

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C

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: Amos 6:1a, 4-7.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Amos 6:1a, 4-7.

My Notes on Amos 6:1a, 4-7. On entire chapter.

Word-Sunday Notes on Amos 6:1a, 4-7.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm146:7, 8-9, 9-10.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 146.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 146.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 146.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 146.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 146.

My Notes on Psalm 146.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Timothy 6:11-16.

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on 1 Timothy 6:11-16.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 1 Timothy 6:11-16.

Pending: Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Timothy 6:11-16.

Word-Sunday;s Notes on 1 Timothy 6:11-16.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Timothy 6:11-16.

Homilist’s Catechism on 1 Timothy 6:11-16.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 16:19-31.

Aquinas’ Carena Aurea on Luke 16:19-31.

Asterius of Amasea’s First Discourse on Luke 16:19-31.

St Cyril of Alexandria: Two Homiletic Commentaries on Luke 16:19-31.

First Discourse of St John Chrysostom on Luke 16:19-31.

Second Discourse of St John Chrysostom on Luke 16:19-31.

Third Discourse of St John Chrysostom on Luke 16:19-31.

Fourth Discourse of St John Chrysostom on Luke 16:19-31.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 16:19-31.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 16:19-31.

Dives and Lazarus: A Story of Personal Relationships.

Pope Benedict on the Proper Use of Riches.

Homilist’s Catechism on Luke 16:19-31.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Sacred Page Blog: Does it Matter How We Treat Others? Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma examines the readings.

Thoughts From the Early Church. Excerpt by St John Chrysostom.

Scripture in Depth. Succinctly examines all the readings.

Let the Scriptures Speak. Fr. Dennis Hamm. Looks at the images and ironies found in the parable.

Doctrinal Homily Outline. Gives theme of the readings, doctrinal message, suggested pastoral applications.

PODCASTS:

Video: Lazarus and the Realm of the Dead. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Brant Pitre looks at the readings.

Audio: Sunday Bible Reflections: A Great Chasm. Dr. Scott Hahn.

Video: The Word Made Clear. Catholic biblical scholar Fr. James McIlhone. Also treats of the parable of the unjust steward and the sayings on the right use of wealth.

Audio: Parables of Sin, Repentance, and Faith. Looks at chapters 15-17.

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