Monthly Archives: October 2013

This Week’s Commentaries: Sunday, October 27-Sunday, November 3, 2013

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013 THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME In festo Domino nostro Jesu Christi Regis ~ I. classis Commemoratio: Dominica XXIII Post Pentecosten V. Octobris RESOURCES AND COMMENTARIES FOR TODAY’S MASS (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms). On site. Last week’s … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Tractate on John 6:35-40

The following is excerpted from St Augustine’s 25 tractate (lecture) on John. The tractate  (on John 6:15-44) can be read in full here. 14. “And Jesus said unto them, I am the Bread of Life: he that cometh to me … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 6:3-11

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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Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 5:5-11

This post includes the Bishop’s brief analysis of Romans 5, followed by his notes on the reading (Rom 5:5-11). Text in purple indicate the Bishop’s paraphrase of the biblical text he is commenting on. Text in red, if any, are … Continue reading

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Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 23

THE LORD AS SHEPHERD AND HOST THE Lord’s loving care for the psalmist is described here, first under the symbol of the Good Shepherd (Ps 23:1-4), and then under that of the generous host (Ps 23:5-6). As the shepherd feeds … Continue reading

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Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 5:1-12

The following is excerpted from Father Anthony John Maas’ (1859-1927) Commentary on the Gospel According to Matthew. He authored numerous articles in the Catholic Encyclopedia. His wide knowledge of scripture commentators from the early church to his own day will … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Commentary on 1 John 3:1-3

1Jn 3:1  Behold what manner of charity the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called and should be the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew not him. 4. Hear. “Behold what … Continue reading

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Bishop MacEvily’s Commentary on 1 John 3:1-3

In this chapter, the Apostle continues the subject, upon which he entered in the last verse of the preceding, and extols the great love of God, manifested in our spiritual regeneration by sanctifying grace (verse 1). He shows the great … Continue reading

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Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 24 (23 in the Vulgate)

Note: the following comes from Father Patrick Boylan’s THE PSALMS: A STUDY OF THE VULGATE PSALTER IN LIGHT OF THE HEBREW TEXT. Because Father Boylan is following the Vulgate text his numbering of the Psalms will probably differ from most … Continue reading

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Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 109

A PRAYER FOR HELP AGAINST TREACHEROUS ENEMIES THE psalmist puts himself before us as the victim of ingratitude, treachery, and calumny, and as the object of violent imprecations on the part of enemies towards whom he had formerly been kind … Continue reading

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