TWENTY-THIRD 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.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Wisdom 9:13-18.
COMMENTARIES ON THE REPSONSORIAL: Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14-17.
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Philemon 9-10, 12-17.
Father Callan’s Commentary on Philemon 9-10, 12-17. On the entire brief letter.
Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Philemon 9-10, 12-17. Introduction and commentary on the entire brief letter.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 14:25-33.
Sacred Page Blog: The Cost of Discipleship. Not yet posted. 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.
The Bible Workshop. Guide to the Gospel; review of the readings, suggestions for a lesson (i.e., homily).
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: John Cassian. Brief commentary.
The Wednesday Word. Time sensitive link. 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.
Don’t Even Try (i.e., Building That Tower). Reflections on the readings.
Dr. Scott Hahn’s Sunday Bible Reflections. Very brief. Does good job of highlighting major theme(s).
Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily. From the noted speaker, author, and theologian.
St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast on Luke 12:13-14:35. Click on the POD icon or the direct download link to listen.
Father Francis Martin’s Reflections on the Sunday Readings in Four Parts: (approx. 15 minutes each).