Commentaries for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A

READINGS AND OFFICE:

Today’s Mass Readings in the NABRE. Used in the USA.

Today’s Mass Readings in the New Jerusalem Bible. Used in most English speaking countries.

COMMENTARIES ON TODAY’S FIRST READING: Acts 2:14a, 36-41.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 2:14, 36-41.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Acts 2:14, 36-41.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Acts 2:14, 36-41.

Word Sunday Notes on Acts 2:14, 36-41.

Homilist’s Catechism on Acts 2:14, 36-41.

COMMENTARIES ON TODAY’S RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 23:1-2a, 3b-4, 5, 6.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 23.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 23. Entire psalm.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 23. Entire psalm.

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 23. Entire psalm.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 23. Entire psalm.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 23.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Peter 2:20b-25.

Father MacEvily’s Commentary on 1 Peter 2:20-25.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Peter 2:20b-25. You must scroll down a considerable ways for the commentary.

Word-Sunday Notes on 1 Peter 2:20b-25.

Homilist’s Catechism on 1 Peter 2:20-25.

COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL: John 10:1-10.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 10:1-10.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on John 10:1-10.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on John 10:1-10.

St Augustine’s Tractate 45 on John 10:1-10.

St Augustine’s Homily on John 10.

Navarre Bible Commentary on John 10:1-10.

Word-Sunday Notes on John 10:1-10.

Homilist’s Catechism on John 10:1-10.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Sacred Page Blog: The Good Shepherd. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Michael Barber comments and reflects upon the readings in some detail.

St Charles Borromeo Parish’s Bible Study Notes on the Sunday Readings.

Doctrinal Homily Outline. Highlights theme of the readings, doctrinal message, pastoral application.

Scripture in Depth. Succinct comments on all the readings.

St Martha’s Podcast. Looks at all of the readings in some detail.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background on the first two readings.

The Wednesday Word. Written by Father Dom Henry Wansbrough. A renowned scripture scholar, Father Wansbrough was General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible. He was for many years a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission.

Father McBride’s Podcast on Acts 2. Listen to episode 2.

(1) Father Barron’s Podcast Homily: The Shepherd’s Voice.

(2) Father Barron’s Podcast Homily: The Good Shepherd.

Historical Cultural Context of the Gospel. Briefly looks at shepherds in 1st century Mediterranean culture to help interpret the significance of Jesus’ words.

Thoughts From the Early Church. An excerpt on the Gospel from St Clement of Alexandria.

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