COMMENTARIES ON THE PROCESSIONAL: Matthew 21:1-11.
Notes From Word Sunday on Matthew 21:1-11. Includes popular translation, literal translation, notes.
Homily on the Processional Gospel. By Bishop Bonomelli. (A.D. 1831-1914).
Homily on the Proper Reception of Holy Communion. Based on Matt 21:5, by Fr Augustine Wirth (A.D. 1828-1901).
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 50:4-7.
COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24.
A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 22. Pdf document. The commentary on the text actually begins near the bottom of page 2. What precedes the actual commentary is a presentation of the various uses made of the Psalm in the ancient liturgies and, also, the various antiphons used.
St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 22. Latin and English side by side.
Pending: St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 22.
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Philippians 2:6-11.
Pending: Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Philippians 2:6-11.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 26:1-27:66.
Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matt 26:1-27:66. Links below.
Reflecting on the Gospel for Palm Sunday. Excerpted from THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW, part of a new commentary series on the NT for Catholics.
Word Sunday on Matt 26:14-27:66. Links below.
Father Donald Senior’s Commentary on Matt 26:1-27:66. Links below.
- The Gathering Storm Matthew 26:1-16
- The Kairos Matthew 26:17-35
- Gethsemane Matthew 26:36-56
- Jesus on Trial Matthew 26:57-27:10
- The Messiah Condemned Matthew 27:11-31
- The Dawn of a New Age Matthew 27:33-66
The Mental Sufferings of our Lord in His Passion. A homily by St John Henry Cardinal Newman from his Discourses to Mixed congregations.
Video~Part 1: The Passion and Death of the Lord. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Brant Pitre.
Video~Part 2: The Passion and Death of the Lord. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Brant Pitre.
Doctrinal Homily Outlines. Gives the theme of the readings, the doctrinal message, and pastoral application.
Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background on the readings. Can be printed out, copied, and used as bulletin insert.
Wednesday Word. It’s about the Sunday readings, but the document is posted on Wednesday, hence the name. Designed for prayer and reflection, the pdf document ends with Father Dom Henry Wansbrough’s reflections on the first and second readings. Fr. Wansbrough is General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible and contributed commentaries on Matt, Mark, and the Pastorals in A New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture.
Jesus Cheered, Then Killed. Blog post by Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.
Let the Scripture Speak: Notes for Passion Sunday. By Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Dennis Hamm S.J.
Historical Cultural Context: The Passion of Jesus. Catholic biblical scholar John J. Pilch.