Monthly Archives: August 2017

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 10

1 Why, O Lord, hast thou retired afar off? why dost thou slight us in our wants, in the time of trouble? This verse, according to the Hebrew version, is the first of Psalm 10, but not recognized as such … Continue reading

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St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalms 9

Note: What is designated as Psalm 9 in the Septuagint/Vulgate/Douay-Rheims/Catholic tradition used by St Robert is designated in the Massoretic/Hebrew/Reformation tradition as Psalms 9 and 10. The latter numbering is followed in most modern bibles in spite of the fact … Continue reading

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Commentaries for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

READINGS AND OFFICE: Today’s Mass Readings. Use in the USA. Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Scroll down slightly. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries. Today’s Divine Office. Anglican Use Daily Office. ”Briefly, it is a provision for … Continue reading

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St Cyril of Jerusalem on Matthew 22:1-14 (From his Proto-Catechesis)

Having warned his listeners not to approach the their baptismal instructions-and, by implication, their baptism- out of mere curiousity (section 2), the Saint now tells the story of  a guest who shows  up to a wedding feast in unseemly dress … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Sermon on Matthew 22:1-14

 On the words of the gospel, Mt 22:2  etc., About the marriage of the king’s son; against the donatists, on charity. Delivered at Carthage in the Restituta. 1). All the faithful know the marriage of the king’s son, and his … Continue reading

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Pope St Gregory the Great’s Homily on Matthew 22:1-14

1.  I remember having often said that in the holy Gospel the Church of God, as she is now, is called the kingdom of heaven, for the kingdom of heaven is indeed the assembly of the just. The Lord said … Continue reading

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Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 22:1-14

Mat 22:1  And Jesus answering, spoke again in parables to them, saying: Mat 22:2  The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king who made a marriage for his son. Mat 22:3  And he sent his servants to call them … Continue reading

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Father Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 22:1-14

Mat 22:1  And Jesus answering, spoke again in parables to them, saying: Mat 22:2  The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king who made a marriage for his son. And Jesus answering, &c., refuting the incredulity of the Scribes. … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matt 22:1-14

Ver 1. And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,2. “The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,3. And sent forth his servants to call them that … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20

This post opens with Father Callan’s brief summary of Philippians 4:10-23, followed by his notes on today’s first reading, Philppians 4:10-12, 19-20. I have included his brief notes on verse 10 and 11 as well. CONCLUSION OF ST PAUL’S LETTER … Continue reading

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