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Commentaries for the Solemnity of Christ the King: Year A

SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THE KING READINGS AND OFFICE: NABRE Sunday Mass Readings. Used in the USA. NJB Sunday Mass Readings. Used in most other English speaking countries. Today’s Divine Office. COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Ezekiel 34:11-12, … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 25:31-46

Mat 25:31 And when the Son of man shall come in his majesty, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his majesty. In the preceding parables of the talents, ten virgins, &c., our … Continue reading

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Maldonado Commentary on Matthew 25:31-46

Mat 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in His majesty. Such seems to be the explanation of the foregoing parable. Christ says that in the judgment He will take account of His servants (Matt 25:19). Why Christ is … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 25:31-46

Ver 31. “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:32. And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

Text in purple indicates Fr. MacEvilly’s paraphrasing of the verse he is commenting on. In some instances the paraphrasing is the only commentary he offers. 1Co 15:20  But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that … Continue reading

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Father Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

1Co 15:20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep: But now is Christ risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that slept. (1.) Christ was and is the first of those that … Continue reading

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

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31. Word-Sunday Notes on Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31. Navarre Bible Commentary on Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31. COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5. Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 128. St Augustine’s … Continue reading

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Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 25:14-30

Mat 25:14  For even as a man going into a far country called his servants and delivered to them his goods; For even as a man. Parable of the talents. According to the third gospel [Lk. 19:12–26] Jesus proposed a … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 25:14-30

This post opens with Fr. MacEvilly’s brief analysis of Matthew chapter 25, followed by his notes on verses 14-30. ANALYSIS OF MATTHEW CHAPTER 25 In this chapter, our Lord exhorts all the faithful to the constant and vigilant performance of … Continue reading

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Father Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 25:14-30

Notes in red are my additions. Mat 25:14  For even as a man going into a far country called his servants and delivered to them his goods; For even as a man going into a far country, &c. (Vulg.). Supply … Continue reading

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