This Week’s Commentaries: Second Week of Advent~(Sunday, December 8-Sunday, December 15, 2013)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR A

Commentaries for the Second Sunday of Advent (Ordinary Form). On site.

Extraordinary Form: Resources and Commentaries.

Free Study of the Gospels in a Year Using the Ignatius Study Bible.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
PATRONAL FEAST-DAY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Today’s Responsorial (Ps 98). On site.

Pope John Paul II on Today’s Psalm (98).

Father Callan’s Commentary on Today’s 2nd Reading (Eph 1:3-6, 11-12). On site. On 3-14.

Father Wilberforce on Today’s 1st Reading  (Eph 1:3-6, 11-12):

Part 1~on Eph 1:3-6.

Part 2~on Eph 1:11-12. This second part actually includes verses 7-14. Scroll down below the image of the manuscript.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 1:26-38. On site.

Bishop MacEvily’s Commentary on Luke 1:26-38. On site.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Today’s Gospel (Luke 1:26-38).

The Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God. Bishop Ullathorne’s classic work. Use site’s zoom feature to increase text size if necessary.

A Polemical Treatise on the Immaculate Conception. Online book. Use the site’s zoom feature to increase text size if needed.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013
TUESDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Isaiah 40:1-11.

Notes on Isaiah 40:1-11. On site.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Today’s Responsorial (Ps 96). On site.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 96.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 96.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 18:12-14.

Cornelius a Lapdie’s Commentary on Matthew 18:12-14.

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary Matthew 18:12-14. On site.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
WEDNESDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Notes on Isaiah 40:25-31. On site.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 103. On site.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 103. On site.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 103.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 11:28-30. On site.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 11:28-30.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 11:28-30.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

Today’s Mass Readings. Note that some alternates are available.

Today’s Divine Office.

  • First Reading, Choice 1:

My Notes on Zechariah 2:14-17.

  • First Reading, Choice 2:

My Notes on Revelation 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab.

  • Pending (maybe). My Notes on Today’s Responsorial (Judith 13:18-19).
  • Gospel, Choice 1:

Aquinas’  Catena Aurea on Luke 1:26-38. On site.

Bishop MacEvily’s Commentary on Luke 1:26-38. On site.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Luke 1:26-38.

  • Gospel, Choice 2:

Bishop MacEvily’s Commentary on Luke 1:39-47. On site. On 39-56.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 1:39-47.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 1:39-47.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
MEMORIAL OF ST LUCY, VIRGIN AND MARTYR

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Father Boylan’s Introduction and Notes on Psalm 1. On site.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 1. On site.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 1. On site.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 1.

My Notes on Psalm 1.

Father E.S. Berry’s Notes on Psalm 1.

A Lectio Divina Reflection on Psalm 1.

A Brief Meditation on Psalm 1.

Father Ronald Knox’s Meditation on Psalm 1.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 11:16-19.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 11:16-19.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2013
MEMORIAL OF ST JOHN OF THE CROSS, PRIEST AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 80.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 80.

My Notes on Psalm 80.

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 17:9-13.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 17:9-13.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR A

RESOURCES FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Ordinary Form). Not yet complete.

Pending: Extraordinary Form Resources.

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