Monthly Archives: September 2017

Monday, Sept. 25 Commentaries on the Mass Readings

Some other commentaries and other resources for tomorrow’s readings. Brief Introduction to the Book of Ezra. Navarre Bible Commentary on Ezra 1:1-6. My Notes on Ezra 1:1-6. St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Ezra: Introduction and Chapter 1. Click on … Continue reading

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My Notes on Ezra 1:1-6

Ezr 1:1  In the first year of Cyrus king of the Persians, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremias might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of the Persians: and he … Continue reading

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Lectures on the Prophet Ezekiel

A not yet complete series of generally brief audio podcasts on the history, personal experience, and teaching of the prophet. After clicking a link below you can listen to the lecture by clicking on the POD button. The homepage of … Continue reading

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Commentaries for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

READINGS: NABRE. Used in USA. NJB. Used in most other English speaking countries. COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Malachi 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10. My Summary Notes on the Book of Malachi. COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 131:1, 2, 3. Father Boylan’s Introduction … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Matthew 23:1-12

“Then spake Jesus to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying, The Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: all therefore whatsoever they bid you do, that do;1 but do not after their works.” Then. When? When He had … Continue reading

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Father Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 23:1-12

Mat 23:1  Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to his disciples, Then Jesus spoke, &c. Then, that is to say, when, by His most wise answers and reasonings, He had confounded the errors of the Scribes and Pharisees, and … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 23:1-12

Ver 1. Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,2. Saying, “The Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:3. All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 23:1-12

1 THEN Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to his disciples, “Then,” after He had reduced to silence His adversaries, and had employed all possible remedies in vain, to effect the conversion of the Scribes and Pharisees; after He had … Continue reading

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Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 23:1-12

1. Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes.] 3. Formal rejection of the scribes and Pharisees. Jesus first points out the contrast between their principles and practice, vv. 1–12; secondly, he directly impeaches the Pharisees, vv. 13–39. a. Contrast between principles … Continue reading

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My Notes on 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-13

2:7b But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother cherishes her own children. A contrast with the preceding verses (5-7a) is introduced with the word but. Mothers don’t demand payment from the children they nurse 2:8 Even so, … Continue reading

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