Monthly Archives: November 2014

Commentaries for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11. Father Maas’ Notes on Isaiah 61:1-10. Word-Sunday Notes on Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11. Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11. COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Luke 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54. Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24

This post includes Father Callan’s brief summary of verses 12-24 followed by his notes. VARIOUS ADMONITIONS AND A PRAYER FOR THE THESSALONIANS A Summary of 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24~Following the treatment of the dogmatic question about the Parousia (see here), St. … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on John 1:6-8, 19-28

Joh 1:6  There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. Joh 1:7  This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him. Joh 1:8  He was not the … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 1:6-8, 19-28

Ver 6. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.7. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.8. He was not that Light, but was sent … Continue reading

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Father Nolan and Brown’s Commentary on John 1:6-8, 19-28

Text in red are my additions. 1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. Fuit homo missus a Deo, cui nomen erat Johannes. The correct reading is: There came () a man, sent by God, whose … Continue reading

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My Notes on 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

Note: Placing your browser on the blue links (without clicking) will cause a pop-up box to appear with the cited text. Orange/red links, if any, must be clicked on. This post deals with the third and last section of the … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 1:39-56

39. ” And Mary rising up in those days, went with haste” &c. “Rising up,” means, preparing herself with great earnestness. “In those days” It is commonly thought she did not proceed on her journey immediately after the departure of … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 1:39-56

Ver 39. And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;40. And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.41. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard … Continue reading

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Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 1:46-56

Luk 1:46  And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord. And Mary said, My soul, &c. Fitly does Mary make answer to the praises of herself celebrated by Elizabeth, by referring them to their fountain, i.e. to God. S. … Continue reading

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Father Maas’ Commentary on Isaiah 61:1-10

INTRODUCTION 1. The Prophecy and its Context.—The chapter belongs to the second division of the Book of Isaias, forming the fourth canto of its third part. In the first canto, or chapter 58, the prophet proposes renovation of heart and … Continue reading

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