Monthly Archives: July 2013

Father Wirth’s Homily on Mark 7:31-37 (On the Evils of Slander)

And they bring to him one deaf and dumb: and they besought him that he would lay his hand upon him–Mark 7:32 Behold the miraculous power of Jesus Christ, our Saviour! In a moment, he heals the deaf and dumb … Continue reading

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July 30, Saints of the Day: Saints Abdon and Sennen, Martyrs

SAINTS ABDON AND SENNEN, MARTYRS THEY were Persians, but coming to Rome, courageously confessed the faith of Christ in the persecution of Decius in 250. They were cruelly tormented, but the more their bodies were mangled and covered with ghastly … Continue reading

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July 29, Saint of the Day: St Martha

SAINT MARTHA, VIRGIN SHE was sister to Mary and Lazarus, and lived with them at Bethania, a small town two miles distant from Jerusalem, a little beyond mount Olivet. Our Blessed Redeemer had made his residence usually in Galilee, till … Continue reading

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Some Brief Notes on Psalm 106:19-23

Background to the Psalm: “This psalm so closely resembles the foregoing (Ps 105), of which it is the historical counterpart, in diction and rhythm, that we may safely assign both to the same-unknown-author. But while the former Psalm rehearses with … Continue reading

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Bishop Knecht’s Practical Commentary on Exodus 32 (The Golden Calf)

 The Bishop’s footnotes are in red and appear after the paragraphs in which they occur. Any notes I may make will be in purple. MOSES again ascended the mountain, and remained there forty days (1) and forty nights conversing with … Continue reading

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This Week’s Commentaries: Sunday, July 28-Sunday, August 4, 2013

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013 SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME DOMINICA X POST PENTECOSTEN~II. CLASSIS COMMENTARIES FOR SUNDAY MASS (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms). On site. Last Week’s Posts: Sunday, July 21–Sunday, July 28. On site. MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013 MEMORIAL OF … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 6

THE CHRISTIAN, DEAD TO SIN AND LIVING TO CHRIST THROUGH BAPTISM, SHOULD LIVE HENCEFORTH UNTO GOD A Summary of Romans 6:1-11~The Apostle discusses in this chapter the second fruit of justification, which consists in dominion over sin and freedom from … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 5

This post includes Father Callan’s summary of chapter 5. Also, the verse numbering of older translation, such as the DRV used below, differs slightly from other translations. The beginning of verse 9 in the DRV is found at the end … Continue reading

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Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 14:1-12

And his head was brought in a dish: and it was given to the damsel, and she brought it to her mother (Matt 14:11). Notes in red are from The Divine Lamp blog. At the end of the post some … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Matthew 14:1-12

Text in red are additions provided by The Divine Lamp blog. Mat 14:1  At that time Herod the Tetrarch heard the fame of Jesus. At that time; i.e., some time after the death of John the Baptist. John was beheaded … Continue reading

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