Monthly Archives: March 2016

Commentaries for Divine Mercy Sunday, Year C

READINGS AND OFFICE: Readings from the NABRE. 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 second reading. Divine Office. … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Acts 5:12-16

Summary: In this Chapter, we have an account of the terrible Judgment of God upon Ananias and Sapphira his wife, for having conspired to act a deceitful part in regard to the Apostles (vss 1-10).  The terror consequent in the … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Tractate on John 20:19-31

“Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples, I have seen the Lord, and He hath spoken these things unto me. Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the … Continue reading

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Cornelius a Lapide On John 20:19-31

Ver. 19.—Then the same day at evening, on the first day of the week. Or the feast of the Pasch. (See notes on Mat_28:1.) When the doors were shut. Calvin says that Christ opened the doors, or entered through an … Continue reading

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St Cyril of Alexandria on John 20:19-31

19, 20 When therefore it was evening, on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and saith … Continue reading

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Father E.S. Berry’s Notes on Revelation 1:9-13, 17-19

Rev 1:9  I, John, your brother and your partner in tribulation and in the kingdom and patience in Christ Jesus, was in the island which is called Patmos, for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus. For … Continue reading

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Pope John Paul II’s Commentary/Meditation on Psalm 118

Psalm 118 [117] In all our trials, God has the last word 1. The sequence of Psalms from 112 to 118 was sung during the most important and joyful feasts of ancient Judaism, especially during the celebration of the Passover. … Continue reading

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Commentaries for the Octave of Easter

EASTER SUNDAY: Commentaries for Easter Sunday. MONDAY: Navarre Bible Commentary on Acts 2:14, 22-33. Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 16. St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 16. St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 16. Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 16. Pope John … Continue reading

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Father Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 20:11-18

Joh 20:11  But Mary stood at the sepulchre without, weeping. Now as she was weeping, she stooped down and looked into the sepulchre, But Mary stood at the sepulchre without (i.e., outside), weeping. Because she anxiously looked about on every … Continue reading

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St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on John 20:11-18

xx. 1-9 Now on the first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, while it was yet dark, unto the tomb, and seeth the stone taken away from the tomb. She runneth, therefore, and cometh to Simon Peter, and … Continue reading

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