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Readings from the New American Bible Revised Edition. Used in the USA.
Readings from the New Jerusalem Bible. Used in most English speaking countries.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7.
Navarre Bible Commentary on Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7. Scroll down slightly.
COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 51.
St John Fisher’s Sermons on Today’s Responsorial (Ps 51). Psalm 50 in Fisher’s translation. The Fourth Penitential Psalm. He treated of the Psalm in two parts, and at some length.
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Romans 5:12-19 (or 5:12, 17-19).
Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 5:12-19. Actually, this post includes comments on verses 20-21.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 4:1-11.
Today’s Lenten Meditation by St Thomas Aquinas. Based upon Matt 4:1-11.
The Sacred Page Blog: Overcoming Temptations. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma’s commentary and reflections on the readings.
Catholic Matters. Readings with brief explanations.
Lector Notes. Gives brief historical and theological background. Can be printed out and used as bulletin insert.
Thoughts From the Early Church. Excerpt from St Gregory Nazianzen.
Today’s Good News. Gospel text followed by brief commentary.
Dr. Scott Hahn Podcast. Brief, does a good job of highlighting major theme(s).
St Martha’s Podcast. Looks at all the readings in some detail.
Franciscan Sisters Bible Study Podcast. They usually post the episodes on Thursday.
Father Robert Barron’s Homily. Fr. Barron is a well known and respected theologian and preacher.
THE FOLLOWING 5 LINKS ARE TO ONLINE BOOKS. YOU CAN USE THE SITE’S ZOOM FEATURE (Magnifying glass with + sign) TO INCREASE TEXT SIZE FOR EASIER READING.
On The Necessity and Utility of Fasting. Online book
Jesus Fasts and Overcomes Satan. Online book
What Weapons We Must Use to Overcome Satan. Online Book
The Duty and Value of Fasting. Online book
- Resources for Ash Wednesday (thedivinelamp.wordpress.com)