Monthly Archives: June 2015

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SUNDAY COMMENTARIES: Sunday, June 28. Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. Sunday July 5. Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. OTHER POSTS: including links to off-site content. Video: Brian Davies: Aquinas on What God is Not. Audio Lecture: … Continue reading

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Brian Davies Video: Aquinas on What God is Not

Thomas Aquinas bluntly says that we do not know what God is. In this lecture I try to explain what he means by this conclusion and how he arrives at it. Aquinas’s position on human knowledge of God sharply contrasts … Continue reading

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Commentaries for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

READINGS AND OFFICE: Today’s Mass Readings in the NABRE. Used mostly in the U.S. Today’s Mass Readings in the NJB. Used in most other English speaking countries. Scroll down slightly to find. For some reason they have the Gospel reading … Continue reading

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Notes on Mark 6:1-6

PLEASE NOTE: This post begins with the same introduction as my post on last Sunday’s Gospel (Mark 5:21-43). CONTEXT~Mark 3:7-6:6 forms the fourth major literary unit of Mark’s Gospel, the previous three units being: A. the title (Mk 1:1); B. … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 6:1-6

Ver 1. And He went out from thence, and came into His own country; and His disciples follow Him.2. And when the sabbath day was come, He began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing Him were astonished, saying, … Continue reading

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Father de Piconio’s Commentary on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

7. And lest the greatness of the revelations should lift me up, there was given me a sting of my flesh, an angel of Satan to buffet me. 8. On account of which I thrice besought the Lord, that it … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

The following is excerpted St John Chrysostom’s 26th Homily on 2 Corinthians. The entire homily (on 12:1-10) can be read here. Ver. 7. “And that I should not be exalted overmuch, through the exceeding greatness of the revelations, there was … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

This post includes Father Callan’s brief summary of 2 Cor 12:1-10. THE APOSTLE GLORIES IN HIS HEAVENLY GIFTS A Summary of 2 Corinthians 12:1-10~St. Paul has just proved that he far excels his enemies in the way he has exercised … Continue reading

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Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

2Co 12:7  And lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me, there was given me a sting of my flesh, an angel of Satan, to buffet me. And lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me. From this … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 123

1 …Let this singer ascend; and let this man sing from the heart of each of you, and let each of you be this man, for when each of you saith this, since ye are all one in Christ, one … Continue reading

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