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.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23.
COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17.
Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 90. Whole psalm.
St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 90. Whole psalm.
Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 90. Whole psalm.
Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 90. Whole psalm.
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11.
St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11. Read the first two lectures on chapter 3.
Word-Sunday’s Notes on Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11. Popular and literal translations, followed by brief notes.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 12:13-21.
Sacred Page Blog: Church of the Poor. Insightful reflections on the readings from Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.
Doctrinal Homily Outline. Gives theme of the readings, doctrinal message, suggested pastoral applications.
Historical Cultural Context. The Gospel as seen in its 1st century Mediterranean context.
Scripture in Depth. Succinct summary of the readings.
Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background.
Thought From the Early Church. Brief commentary from a homily by St Basil the Great.
The Wednesday Word. Reflections and commentary on the Sunday readings by Father Dom Henry Wansbrough, O.S.B. He is a world renowned biblical scholar who contributed four commentaries on the NT section of the New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture (Matt, Mark, Acts, Pastorals), and was general editor of the New Jerusalem Bible.