Monthly Archives: October 2016

Commentaries and Resources for the Study of the Gospel of St Matthew

In 5 weeks (Nov 27) the Church will begin a new liturgical year and, consequently, a new lectionary cycle. This year the Sunday Gospel readings will focus upon Matthew and, as always, this Gospel will be read daily during weeks … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 34

PSALM 34 An exhortation to the praise and service of God 1 This is called an alphabetical Psalm, by reason of the first verse beginning with the first letter of the alphabet, the second, with the second letter, and so … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Notes on Psalms | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Commentaries for the Solemnity of Christ the King, Year C

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Sunday Catholic Lectionary | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 23:34-43

Ver 34. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.35. And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Notes on Luke | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

St Cyril’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 23:32-43

SERMON CLIII. 23:32-43. And there were led also two others, who were malefactors, to be put to death with Him. And when they came to the place which is called a skull, there they crucified Him and the malefactors, one … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Homilies, Notes on Luke | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Colossians 1:12-20

This post opens with Fr. MacEvilly’s brief analysis of Colossians chapter 1 followed by his notes on verses 12-20. Text in purple indicates his paraphrasing of the text he is commenting on. Text in red, if any, are my additions. … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Notes on Colossians | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Colossians 1:9-20

Note: the following commentary begins on verse 9. Notes in red represent my additions. 9. Therefore we also, from the day we heard, cease not praying for you and imploring that you may be filled with the knowledge of his … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Notes on Colossians | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 122

1. We have just heard and enjoyed as a prayer one of the most beautiful and fervent songs of ascents. It is Psalm 122[121], a living, shared celebration of Jerusalem, the Holy City to which the pilgrims climb. Indeed, in … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Notes on Psalms | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 122

Psalm 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me: We will go into the house of the LORD. In the first and literal sense, (St Hilary) the words are most probably those of a Hebrew in a foreign land, … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Notes on Psalms | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Video: The Pharisee and the Tax Collector–Which Are You?

Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Brant Pitre examines the Gospel reading for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Oct. 23). You can see more resources (commentaries, podcasts, etc.,) on all this Sunday’s readings here.

Posted in Catholic, Notes on Luke | Tagged , | Leave a comment