Monthly Archives: November 2016

January 1: Commentaries for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holy Mother of God

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Numbers 6:22-27. Word-Sunday Notes on Number 6:22-27. Navarre Bible Commentary on Numbers 6:22-27. COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 67. Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 67. St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 67. Pope John Paul II’s … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Luke 2:16-21

Lk 2:16 And they came with haste: and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. “With haste,” from a burning desire, inspired by the grace of God, to see their infant Saviour, and then to … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Luke 2:15-21

Text in red are my additions. 15. And it came to pass, after the angels departed from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: Let us go over to Bethlehem, and let us see this word that is … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 2:15-21

Ver 15. And it came pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even to Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Galatians 4:1-7

This post includes Father Callan’s brief summary of Galatians 4:1-7, followed by his notes on those verses. Text in red are my additions. UNDER THE LAW THE JEWS WERE, LIKE MINORS, IN AN INFERIOR POSITION; BUT CHRIST’S COMING HAS MADE … Continue reading

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Father Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Galatians 4:1-7

1. And I say as long as the heir is a little child, he nothing differs from a slave, though he is lord of all; 2. But is under guardians and agents, up to the time appointed by his father. … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Galatians 4:1-7

Gal 4:1-3. “But I say, that so long as the heir is a child, he differeth nothing from a bond-servant, though he is lord of all; but is under guardians and stewards, until the term appointed of the father. So … Continue reading

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St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 89

The verse numbering in this commentary may differ from that of modern versions. PSALM 89 The perpetuity of the Church of Christ, in consequence of the promises of God: which, notwithstanding, God permits her to suffer sometimes most grievous afflictions … Continue reading

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Patristic/Medieval commentary on Psalm 89

PSALM 89 Title. Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. Chaldee Targum: A good understanding, spoken at the hand of Abraham, who came from the East. LXX. and Vulg.: Understanding of Ethan the Israelite (LXX.) or Ezrahite (Vulg.) ARGUMENT Arg. Thomas. That … Continue reading

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Commentaries for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A

READINGS AND OFFICE: Readings from the NABRE. The translation used in the United States. Readings from the Jerusalem Bible. Translation used in most other English speaking countries. Divine Office. COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 7:10-14. Father Maas’ Commentary on … Continue reading

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