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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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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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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:3-13

This post opens with Father Callan’s Summary on 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 followed by his notes on verse 3-13. THE APOSTLE’S MINISTRY AT THESSALONICA IS DEFENDED A Summary of 1 Thess 2:1-12~After recalling the abundant spiritual fruit of the Apostles’ preaching … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:7-13

This post opens with Fr. MacEvilly’s brief analysis of 1 Thess chapter 2, followed by his notes on verses 7-13. Text in purple indicates his paraphrasing of the verses he is commenting on. ANALYSIS OF 1 THESSALONIANS CHAPTER 2 In … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary/Meditation on Psalm 131

“My heart is not proud’ Evening Prayer – Tuesday of Week Three 1. We have listened to only a few words, about 30 in the original Hebrew, of Psalm 131[130]. Yet they are intense words that convey a topic dear … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 131

1. In this Psalm, the humility of one that is a servant of God and faithful is commended unto us, by whose voice it is sung; which is the whole body of Christ.3 For we have often warned you, beloved, … Continue reading

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