They shall turn their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into sickles: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they be exercised any more to war.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 2:1-5.
Link fixed. Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 2:1-5.
COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9.
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Romans 13:11-14.
Link fixed. Navarre Bible Commentary on Romans 13:11-14.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 24:37-44.
Link fixed. Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 24:37-44.
Sacred Page Blog: Happy New Year! The 1st Sunday of Advent. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma’s reflections on the readings.
The Bible Workshop. Includes some relevant links, guide to Gospel reading, review of the other readings, suggestion for a lesson.
Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background to the readings.
Gospel Summary with Life Implications. St Vincent’s Archabbey.
Thoughts From the Early Church. From a commentary on Matthew by Paschasius Radbertus.
Scripture in Depth. Brief look at all the readings.
Prepare For Mass. Various links, videos, etc.
Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. Looks at all of the readings.
St Martha’s Parish Bible Study Podcast. Looks at the readings in some detail.
The Destruction of the Temple and the End of the World. Dr. Brant Pitre on Matthew 23-25.
Dr Scott Hahn’s Sunday Bible Reflections. Brief. Does good job of summarizing the major theme(s) of the readings.
Father Robert Barron’s Homily Podcast. A noted theologian, scholar, speaker.