Monthly Archives: January 2018

Monday, Jan 29~Mass Readings and Commentaries

First Reading       2 Samuel 15:13–14, 30, 16:5–13 Response       Psalm 3:8a Psalm       Psalm 3:2–7 Gospel Acclamation       Luke 7:16 Gospel       Mark 5:1–20 Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Samuel 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13. Navarre Bible Commentary on Mark 5:1-20. Catholic Scripture Manual. Aquinas’ Catena … Continue reading

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Catholic Scripture Manual on Mark 5:1-20

PRELIMINARY NOTE ON “THE COUNTRY OF THE GERASENS~We are told that this miracle took place “on the other side of the sea” and in the country of the Gerasens. This latter statement has given rise to much discussion, because the … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 5:1-20

Ver 1. And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.2. And when He was come out of the ship, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an … Continue reading

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Resources for the Memorial of St Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church

January 28th is the Feast day of St Thomas, but because it falls on a Sunday this year it is not observed liturgically, being superseded by the Sunday Mass. One can still spend the day to learn more about this … Continue reading

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Commentaries on the Mass Readings for the Saturday After Ash Wednesday

SATURDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY Today’s Mass Readings. Today’s Divine Office. My Notes on Isaiah 58:9b-14. Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 58:9b-14. Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 86. St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 86. Pope John Paul II’s Commentary/Meditation on Psalm 86. … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 5:27-32

Ver  27. And after these things he went forth, and saw a Publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said to him, Follow me.28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him.29 And Levi made … Continue reading

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Commentaries on the Mass Readings for Friday After Ash Wednesday

FRIDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY Today’s Mass Readings. Today’s Divine Office. My Notes on Isaiah 58:1-9a. Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 58:1-9a. Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 51. St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 51. St John Fisher’s Sermons Psalm 51. Psalm 50 … Continue reading

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St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 51

THE CONFESSION AND REPENTANCE OF DAVVID AFTER HIS SIN THE FOURTH PENITENTIAL PSALM 1 The prophet begins with a prayer, asking forgiveness of his sins assigns his first reason for asking forgiveness, thinks he can move God to forgive; and … Continue reading

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Father Juan de Maldonado’s Commentary on Matthew 9:14-15

Mat 9:14  Then came to him the disciples of John, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees, fast often, but thy disciples do not fast? When the others had been answered. S. Luke (5:33) says that the Pharisees themselves came. … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 9:14-17

Ver 14. Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?”15. And Jesus said unto them, “Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the … Continue reading

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