Monthly Archives: December 2014

Commentaries for Sunday, Dec 28–Sunday, Jan 4

Sunday: Commentaries for the Feast of the Holy Family. Monday: Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 John 2:3-11. Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 2:22-35. Tuesday: Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 John 2:12-17. Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 2:36-40. Wednesday: Navarre Bible … Continue reading

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Commentaries for the Feast of the Holy Family

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14. Word-Sunday Notes on Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14. Navarre Bible Commentary on Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14. COMMENTARIES OF THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 128. Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 128. St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 128. Patristic/Medieval … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 2:13-23

Mat 2:13  And after they were departed, behold an angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph, saying: Arise, and take the child and his mother, and fly into Egypt: and be there until I shall tell thee. For … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Colossians 3:12-17

MORAL PART OF THE EPISTLE A Summary of Colossians 3:1-4:6 In the Moral Part of the Epistle to the Colossians St. Paul, arguing from the principles he has laid down in the Dogmatic Part, takes up the duties of the … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Colossians 3:12-21

Text in purple indicates the Bishop’s paraphrasing of the scripture he is commenting on. Text in red, if any, are my additions. Col 3:12  Put ye on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, the bowels of mercy, … Continue reading

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Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Colossians 3:8-25

Note: Although the reading is on Col 3:12-21, this post covers verse 8-25. 8. But now do you lay aside also all: anger, indignation, malice, blasphemy, filthy language from your mouth. Not only those graver sins in which you no … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 128

Felix the Martyr, truly Felix, i.e. “Happy” both in his name and his crown, whose birthday this is, despised the world. Was he, because he feared the Lord, thence happy, thence blessed, because his wife was as a fruitful vine … Continue reading

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Commentaries for Christmas Mass During the Day

  Nativity Scene in my parish church. Click photo to enlarge. GENERAL RESOURCES: The Sacred Page: The  Christmas Readings. Comments and reflections on all the readings for the various Masses from Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma. READINGS AND OFFICE … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Hebrews 1:1-6

NOTE: Father Callan uses the chapter and verse numbering of the Psalms as found in the Greek Septuagint (LXX); Latin Vulgate, and Douay-Rheims Bible. Scholars are still not in agreement on how to divide the Psalter, but since most modern … Continue reading

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Father Boylan’s Notes on Hebrews 1:1-8

Contrast between the revelation given by, Christ and that given in the old dispensation; the superiority of Christ to the angels, Heb 1:1—4. (1) God having spoken of olden time to the fathers through the prophets by many partial revelations, … Continue reading

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