Commentaries for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Today’s Mass Readings (NABRE). Translation used in the USA.

Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Scroll down slightly. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries.

Today’s Divine Office.

Anglican Use Daily Office. ”Briefly, it is a provision for an “Anglican style” liturgy similar to the Book of Common Prayer as an ecclesiastically approved variant on the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.” More info.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: 1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21.

Homilist’s Catechism on 1 Kings 19:16b 19-21.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 16.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 16. Whole psalm.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 16. Whole psalm.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 16.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 16.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Galatians 5:1, 13-18.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Galatians 5:1, 13-18.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Galatians 5:1, 13-18.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Galatians 5:1, 13-18.

Father Rickaby’s Commentary on Galatians 5:1, 13-18.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Galatians 5:1, 13-18.

Homilist’s Catechism on Galatians 5:1, 13-18.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 9:51-62.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 9:51-62.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 9:51-62.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 9:51-62.

Homilist’s Catechism on Luke 9:51-62.

GENERAL RESOURCES:.

Sacred Page Blog: The Radical Call to Discipleship. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma on the readings.

Doctrinal Homily Outlines. Gives theme of the readings, doctrinal message, suggested pastoral applications.

Scripture in Depth. Succinct summary of the readings.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background.

Thought From the Early Church. Brief commentary from St Hilary of Poitiers.

PODCASTS:

Dr, Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Very brief. Does good job of highlighting the major theme(s) of the readings. Text available.

Fr. Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily: Elisha and the Path of True Freedom.From a noted speaker and theologian.

Institute of Catholic Culture’s Podcast on Galatians. Two lectures on the letter.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast on Luke 8 & 9.

Father Francis Martin’sReflections in Four Parts: Each approx. 15 minutes.

Part 1: The Theme: Discipleship.

Part 2: First Reading and Psalm.

Part 3: The Second Reading.

Part 4: The Gospel Reading.

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