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Commentaries for the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

READINGS AND OFFICE: Today’s Mass Readings. Today’s Divine Office. COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Genesis 3:9-15. Word-Sunday Notes on Genesis 3:9-15. Navarre Bible Commentary on Genesis 3:9-15. Includes verse 20. COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8. Father … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on 2 Corinthians 4:8-5:10

The following post consists of St John Chrysostom’s 9th and 10th homilies on 2 Corinthians. HOMILY IX 2 Cor. 4:8-18 We are pressed on every side, yet not straitened; perplexed, yet not unto despair; pursued, yet not forsaken. He still dwells … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 3:19-35

19. —— And they went into an house. 20. And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. 21. And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

Text in purple indicates Fr. MacEvilly’s paraphrasing of the scripture he is commenting on. 2 Cor 4:13 But having the same spirit of faith, as it is written: I believed, for which cause I have spoken; we also believe. For which … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

To help provide context a summary of 4:13-18 and 5:1-10 is supplied. THE APOSTLES WERE COMFORTED IN THEIR TRIBULATIONS BY THE HOPE OF A GLORIOUS RESURRECTION A Summary of 2 Corinthians 4:13-18~Having explained the purpose of God in permitting the … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Survival Warrior

Here is something more than a little different from the normal content of this blog. If you are at all familiar with some of the “survival gurus” on You Tube  then you will probably find this rather funny.

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Commentaries for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

READINGS AND OFFICE: Readings From the NABRE. Use in the USA. Readings From the NJB. Used in most English speaking countries. Today’s Divine Office. COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING:  Exodus 24:3-8. Navarre Bible Commentary on Exodus 24:3-8. Haydock Bible Commentary … Continue reading

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My Notes on Mark 14:12-26

Like the previous subsection (Mark 14:1-11) this one also has a simple tripartite structure: A1. Preparation for the Passover meal (Mark 14:12-16). B. At the Meal Judas’ betrayal is announced by Jesus (Mark 14:17-21). A2. The Fulfillment of the Passover … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Hebrews 9:11-15

He 9:11. “But Christ being come an High Priest of good things that are come  by a greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands.” Here he means the flesh. And well did he say, “greater and more perfect,” … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentry on Hebrews 9:11-15

This post includes a brief summary of chapter 9 followed by commentary on reading. THE SUPERIOR EXCELLENCE OF CHRIST’s SACRIFICE A Summary of Hebrews 9:1-28 In the preceding Chapter the author has shown us how Christ was the ideal High … Continue reading

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