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, Psalm and Gospel Readings: Jesus manifested the reign of God as a just and humble Savior who proclaimed peace to the nations and established worldwide dominion (Zech 9:9-10; Mt 10:28-30). Jesus, the revelation of the Father’s love of the lowly (childlike) praised the Father for the mission he had been given to reveal it  (Mt 10:25-26), we are called upon to bless and extol God (Ps 145:1-2, 10-11) because of his mercy and compassion (Ps 145:8-9), manifested especially towards those who are weak and oppressed (Ps 145:14); and because of his everlasting reign, trustworthiness and love (Ps 145:11, 13-14). All of which Christ’s in his person and work revealed (Mt 10:27).

Second Reading: The contrast between life in the flesh and life in the Spirit. Here a good bible dictionary could be of great help. I find Fr. John McKenzie’s DICTIONARY OF THE BIBLE very helpful; also THE CATHOLIC BIBLE DICTIONARY, edited by Dr. Scott Hahn. See articles such as “Flesh;” “Holy” (or “Holiness”); “Spirit” (or “Holy Spirit”).

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Zechariah 9:9-10.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Zechariah 9:9-10.

Word-Sunday Notes on Zechariah 9:9-10.

Homilist’s Catechism on Zechariah 9:9-10.

Pending (maybe): My Notes on Zechariah 9:9-10.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 145.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 145.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 145.

Psuedo-Albert the Great’s Commentary on Psalm 145.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Romans 8:9, 11-13.

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 8:9, 11-13. On 9-13

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 8:9, 11-13. On 6-13.

Word-Sunday Notes on Romans 8:9, 11-13.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Romans 8:9, 11-13.

Homilist’s Catechism on Romans 8:9, 11-13.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Matthew 11:25-30.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 11:25-30.

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

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 11:25-30.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 11:25-30.

Word-Sunday Notes on Matthew 11:25-30.

Homilist’s Catechism on Matthew 11:25-30.

 

 

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