Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sample of Our Proposed Daily Study of the NT Letters

Read Romans 1:1-17. Note: by default all scripture links are to the NABRE. The summary below is divided into two parts (1:1-15 & 1:16-17). INSCRIPTION AND GREETING; ST. PAUL THANKS GOD FOR THE FAITH OF THE ROMAN CHRISTIANS A Summary … Continue reading

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St Joe’s Online Bible Study Group: The New Testament Letters

Please Note: This post will stay at the top of this blog until the actual start of the study group (tentatively scheduled for Feb. 14) . If you are looking for the latest commentaries on the Sunday readings simply scroll … Continue reading

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Commentaries for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME READINGS AND OFFICE: Today’s Mass Readings. Used in the USA. Mass Readings in the NJB Translation. Scroll down. Used in most English speaking countries. For some reason the site has the Gospel reading before the … Continue reading

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Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 4:21-30

Luk 4:21  And he began to say to them: This day is fulfilled this scripture in your ears. He began to say to them, “this day is fulfilled this scripture  (‘which has sounded,’ says Euthymius, and the Syriac version), in … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 4:21-30

21. And he began to say to them, This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears. CYRIL; But then (having just finished reading to the synagogue the passage from Isaiah) He turned the eyes of all men upon Him, … Continue reading

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Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13

1Co 12:31  But be zealous for the better gifts. And I shew unto you yet a more excellent way. But be zealous for the better gifts. Seek from God, and exercise, if you have received them (cf. notes to ver. … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

The following has been excerpted from the Saint’s Thirty-second Homily on First Corinthians 12:27-13:3. The entire homily can be found here. 1 Cor 13:1. “If I speak with the tongues of men,” What is, “of men?” Of all nations in … Continue reading

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Father de Piconio’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13

1 Cor 12:31. But emulate the better gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way. Emulate the better gifts, not the most conspicuous, but the best. The word emulate may be either indicative or imperative, both in the … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13

To help provide context I have included Fr. Callan’s brief summaries on 1 Cor 12:1-31, 1 Cor 13:1-3, 1 Cor 13:4-7, and 1 Cor 13:8-13. The first summary opens the post, the remaining summaries will appear at the appropriate places … Continue reading

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Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15 and 17

Psalm 71 Title: LXX. and Vulgate: A Psalm of David, of the sons of Jonadab, and of the first captives. Without title in the Hebrew. Argument Arg. Thomas. That Christ opens our lips to declare the glory of His Name. … Continue reading

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