Monthly Archives: June 2017

Commentaries and Resources for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

READINGS AND OFFICE: Today’s Mass Readings (NABRE). Translation used in the USA. Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Scroll down slightly. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries. SUGGESTED THEMES: For homilies, bible study groups, individual reflection, etc. First, … Continue reading

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Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 11:25-30

Mat 11:25  At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones. Mat 11:26  … Continue reading

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Father Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 11:25-30

Mat 11:25  At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones. At that … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 11:25-30

Ver 25. At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.26. Even so, Father: for … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 8:6-13

I’ve included Fr. Callan’s brief summary of Romans 8:1-11 and 8:12-13, followed by the commentary on the reading. The liturgical reading is on 8:9, 11-13, but this relatively brief post includes notes on verses 6-13. THE FOURTH FRUIT OF JUSTIFICATION: … Continue reading

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Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 8:9-13

9. But you are not in the flesh, but in the spirit: if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. And if anyone has not the Spirit of Christ, he is not his. You who have been baptized, and … Continue reading

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Commentaries for the Vigil Mass of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

READINGS AND OFFICE: Readings for the Vigil Mass. COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Acts 3:1-10. Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 3:1-10. St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Acts 3:1-10. Navarre Bible Commentary on Acts 3:1-10. COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Galatians 1:11-20

Gal 1:11. For I give you to understand, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. I give you to understand (γνωριζω) , introduces a matter of serious moment (cf. 1 Cor 12:3; 1 … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Galatians 1:11-20

This post opens with Fr. MacEvilly’s brief analysis of Galatians 1 followed by his commentary on verses 11;20. Text in purple indicates his paraphrasing of the scripture he is commenting on. ANALYSIS The Apostle commences this Epistle by commending his … Continue reading

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Commentaries for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

READINGS: NABRE. Used in the USA. NJB. Use in most English speaking countries. THEMES: Suggestions for Homilies, Bible Study and Discussion Groups. Doctrinal Homily Outlines. At the time I post this the outline isn’t available, so I’ve linked to the … Continue reading

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