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Notes on 1 Samuel 1:9-20

All quotations are from the Lexham English Bible. Scripture quotations are from the Lexham English Bible. Copyright 2012 Logos Bible Software. Lexham is a registered trademark of Logos Bible Software. 9 Then Hannah got up after eating and drinking at … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 1:14-20

Ver 14. Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the kingdom of God,15. And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe … Continue reading

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Commentaries and Resources for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

COMMENTARIES OF THE FIRST READING: 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19. Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19. Word-Sunday Notes on 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19. COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10. Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 40. … Continue reading

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Father de Piconio’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

12. All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13. Meat for the belly, and the belly for meat: … Continue reading

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Dec 13~Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 11:28-30

Mat 11:28  Come to me all you that labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you. Mat 11:29  Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: And you shall … Continue reading

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Dec 13~Notes on Isaiah 40:25-31

Background~Earlier in this chapter we read of a voice saying In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Regarding this verse and those which followed it (i.e., 40:3-5) we … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:17b-25

WHY ST. PAUL MADE USE OF SIMPLE SPEECH IN PREACHING THE GOSPEL TO THE CORINTHIANS  A Summary of 1 Corinthians 1:17b-25~Human wisdom and loftiness of speech are not to be made use of in preaching the Gospel, lest the cross … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:10-17a

The First Part Of The Body Of The Letter A Summary of 1 Corinthians 1:10-6:20 Although in his introduction the Apostle lauds the Corinthian Church for its spiritual progress and perfection, he is not unmindful that there are those in … Continue reading

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Commentaries and Resources for Sunday Within the Octave of Christmas

READINGS: NABRE. Used in the USA. New Jerusalem Bible. Used in most English speaking countries. COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14. Word-Sunday Notes on Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14. Navarre Bible Commentary on Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14. COMMENTARIES OF THE RESPONSORIAL: … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 2:22-40

Ver 22. And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;23. (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male … Continue reading

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