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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Acts 1:15-17, 20-26

ANALYSIS OF ACTS CHAPTER ONE This first Chapter of the Acts, &c., which may be regarded as the complement of the Gospel of St. Luke—since it resumes the History of our Lord’s Ascension, with which his Gospel closes,—opens with a … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Exegetical Homily on 1 Jn 4:7-10

“Now are ye of God, little children, and have overcome him: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in this world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48

ANALYSIS OF ACTS CHAPTER 10 In this Chapter, is recorded the conversion of Cornelius the centurion, who instructed by an Angel, sent for Peter to Joppe (1–8). Peter’s ecstatic vision (9–17). Explained by the arrival of the messenger sent by … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48

Act 10:25  And it came to pass that when Peter was come in, Cornelius came to meet him and falling at his feet adored. Falling at his feet adored. It was customary with the Orientals thus to honor one of … Continue reading

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Father MacEvily’s Commentary on Acts 9:26-31

This post includes Fr. MacEvilly’s brief summary of the entire chapter. Summary of Acts chapter 9~The Chapter commences with the wonderful and miraculous conversion of Saul on his way to persecute the Christians of Damascus, which was perfected by the … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 9:26-31

26. And when he was come into Jerusalem, he essayed to join himself to the disciples; and they all were afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple. 27. But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Acts 4:8-12

Acts 4: 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them: Ye princes of the people and ancients, hear. 8. “Filled with the Holy Ghost” denotes a particular actual grace given him on this occasion, strongly influencing him; … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 4:1-12

1. And as they were speaking to the people, the priests, and the officer of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them, The officer of the temple, who was a priest entrusted with maintaining public order in the Temple. … Continue reading

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Papal Magisterium on Acts 4:32-35

This post merely consists of quotes from various documents employing a verse or verses from the first reading for the Second Sunday of Easter. Not surprisingly, verse 32 looms large. Acts of the Apostles, 1 John and the Gospel of John, … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 4:32-37

Acts of the Apostles, 1 John and the Gospel of John, are used extensively in the Liturgy of the Easter Season. Here you can find a list of resources (books, podcasts, etc) to help you become better acquainted with these … Continue reading

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