Daily Bible Readings Friday October 31 2008 30th Week in Ordinary Time

October 31 2008 Friday 30th Week in Ordinary Time
Saint of the Day – St. Wolfgang of Regensburg

About the sources used. The readings on this site are not official for the Mass of Roman Rite of the Catholic Church in the USA, but are from sources free from copyright. They are here to present the comparable readings alongside traditional Catholic commentary as published in the Haydock Bible for your own personal study. Readings vary depending on your local calendar.

Official Readings of the Liturgy at – http://www.usccb.org/nab/103108.shtml

Philippians 1:1-11
Haydock New Testament

PAUL and Timothy, the servants of Jesus Christ: to all the saint in Christ Jesus, who are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons. Grace be unto you, and peace from God, our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God, in every remembrance of you, Always in all my prayers making supplication for you all with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel of Christ, from the first day until now.

Being confident of this very thing, that he who hath begun a good work in you, will perfect it unto the day of Christ Jesus. As it is meet for me to think this for you all: because I have you in my heart: and that in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of my joy. For God is my witness, how I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your charity may more and more abound in knowledge, and in all understanding. That you may approve the better things, that you may be sincere and without offence unto the day of Christ, Being filled with the fruit of justice, through Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Responsorial Psalm 110:1-6
DR Challoner Text Only

I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart;
in the council of the just, and in the congregation.
Great are the works of the Lord:
sought out according to all his wills.
His work is praise and magnificence:
and his justice continueth for ever and ever.
He hath made a remembrance of his wonderful works,
being a merciful and gracious Lord:
He hath given food to them that fear him.
He will be mindful for ever of his covenant:
He will shew forth to his people the power of his works.

The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ According to Saint Luke 14:1-6
Haydock New Testament

AND it came to pass, when Jesus went into the house of a certain chief of the Pharisees, on the sabbath-day, to eat bread, and they were watching him. And behold there was a certain man before him, who had the dropsy. And Jesus answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying:

Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath-day?

But they held their peace. But he, taking him, healed him, and sent him away. And answering them, he said:

Which of you, whose ass or his ox shall fall into a pit, and he will not immediately draw him out, on the sabbath-day?

And they could not answer him to these things.

Haydock Commentary Philippians 1:1-11
Notes Copied From Haydock Commentary Site

  • Ver. 1. With the bishops and deacons.[1] By bishops many understand those who were only priests; for the name of priests, at that time, was common to those who were by their ordination priests or bishops, though the order as well as the functions were different. S. Chrys. also takes notice, that the name of deacon then signified any minister of Christ. S. Paul also might mean the bishops, or priests and deacons, not only of Philippi, but also of the adjacent places. Wi.
  • Ver. 5. For your fellowship. This word is divers times used by S. Paul for a contribution of charitable alms, which it may also signify in this place; though others expound it of their being made partakers of the graces of Christ, by the gospel. Wi.
  • Ver. 7. In the defence, &c. being then a prisoner, waiting for his trial; and the defence he could make for himself, and the sentence of the judge. Wi.
  • Ver. 9. That your charity, &c. It is worthy of remark, that S. Paul does not beg that the Philippians may enjoy temporal blessings, but that they may be rewarded with an increase of spiritual favours; (Cal.) and as he remarks in the succeeding verses, that they may be filled with the fruits of justice.

Haydock Commentary Luke 14:1-6

  • Ver. 1. This was the Hebrew expression for taking a meal; their frugality probably suggested this method of expression, bread being the principal part of their repast. Calmet. What a contrast here between the actions of the Pharisees and those of our Saviour! They watched all his actions, in order to have an opportunity of accusing him, and of putting him to death; whilst he, on the contrary, seeks after nothing but the salvation of his enemies’ souls. Tirin.
  • Ver. 2. Our divine Saviour, regardless of the wicked designs which these Pharisees meditated to destroy him, cures the sick man, who did not dare to ask the favour of him, for fear of the Pharisees. He could only persuade himself to stand in his presence, hoping that Christ would at length cast a compassionate look upon him: who being well pleased with him, did not demand of him if he wished to be cured, but without demur proceeded to work this stupendous miracle in his behalf. S. Cyril. In which Christ did not so much consider whether the action would give scandal to the Pharisees, as whether it would afford the sick man comfort; intimating, that we ought ever to disregard the raillery of the fools, and the scandal which men of this world may take at our actions, as often as they are for the honour of God, and the good of our neighbour. Theophy.
  • Ver. 3. Is it lawful? Jesus knew their thoughts, and that they would blame him as a sabbath-breaker: yet he healed the man, and confounded them by the example and common practice of pulling an ass out of a pit on the sabbath-day. Wi.
  • Ver. 5. By this example Christ convicts his adversaries, as guilty of sordid avarice, since, in delivering beasts from the danger of perishing on the sabbath-day, they consult only their own advantage, whilst he was only employed in an act of charity towards his neighbour; an action they seemed so warmly to condemn. Ven. Bede.


All Saints Readings

The (unofficial from the Douay-Rheims Haydock) Bible readings for Mass on All Saints Day, November 1 2008, are the same as last year. CLICK HERE to see those readings, if you would like to prepare. I will publish them again on the proper day.

Daily Bible Readings Thursday October 30 2008 30th Week in Ordinary Time

October 30 2008 Thursday 30th Week in Ordinary Time
Saint of the Day – St. Alphonsus Rodriguez

About the sources used. The readings on this site are not official for the Mass of Roman Rite of the Catholic Church in the USA, but are from sources free from copyright. They are here to present the comparable readings alongside traditional Catholic commentary as published in the Haydock Bible for your own personal study. Readings vary depending on your local calendar.

Official Readings of the Liturgy at – http://www.usccb.org/nab/103008.shtml

Ephesians 6:10-20
Haydock New Testament

As to the rest, brethren, be strengthened in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put you on the armour of God, that tyou may be able to stand against the snares of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood: but against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness: against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Wherefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one: And take unto you the helmet of salvation; and the sword of the spirit, (which is the word of God). By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit; and in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints: And for me, that speech may be given me, that I may open my mouth with confidence, to make known the mystery of the gospel: For which I am an ambassador in a chain, so that therein I may be bold to speak according as I ought.

Responsorial Psalm 143:1b, 2, 9-10 (Ps 144 NAB)
DR Challoner Text Only

Blessed be the Lord my God,
who teacheth my hands to fight, and my fingers to war.
My mercy, and my refuge:
my support, and my deliverer:
My protector, and I have hoped in him:
who subdueth my people under me.
To thee, O God, I will sing a new canticle:
on the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings
I will sing praises to thee.
Who givest salvation to kings:
who hast redeemed thy servant David from the malicious sword:

The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ According to Saint Luke 13:31-35
Haydock New Testament

The same day there came some of the Pharisees, saying to him:

Depart, and get thee hence: for Herod hath a mind to kill thee.

And he said to them:

Go, and tell that fox: Behold I cast out devils, and do cures, to-day and to-morrow, and the third day I am consummated. Nevertheless I must walk to-day, and to-morrow, and the day following: because it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent to thee, how often would I have gathered thy children, as the bird doth her brood under her wings, and thou wouldst not? Behold, your house shall be left to you desolate. And I say to you, that you shall not see me till the time come, when you shall say: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Haydock Commentary Ephesians 6:10-20
Notes Copied From Haydock Commentary Site

  • Ver. 12. Flesh and blood, which may either signify temptations of the flesh, or raised by mortal men. Principalities and powers; i.e. devils, or apostate angels, who before their fall were in such ranks of spirits, and who are permitted to rule over the wicked in this world of darkness. Wi. By which we are to understand the fallen angels. For as by nature, and from their creation, they were the governors of this corporeal world, and were deprived of this their power on account of their pride, they received it (though limited by certain restrictions) in order to tempt man. Estius. Rulers of the world of this darkness. By these are meant the devils who exercise their power and authority in our inferior and dark atmosphere, by raising winds, storms, tempests, &c. By darkness may be understood the wicked, in whom Satan reigns as in a citadel. Menochius. Our inferior world is called dark and misty in comparison of the world above, which is always bright, serene, and clear. Our atmosphere is called the cloudy and dark heavenly. Cicero, in his Tuscul Quæst. Prudentius likewise, in Hamartigenia, writes thus:
  • Non mentem sua membra premunt, nec terrea virtus
  • Oppugnat sensus liquidos, bellove lacessit;
  • Sed cum spiritibus tenebrosis nocte deique
  • Congredimur quorum dominatibus humidus iste
  • Et pigris densus nebulis obtemperat aer.
  • Scilicet hoc medium cœlum inter et infima terræ
  • Quod patet ac vacuo nubes suspendit hiatu,
  • Frena potestatum variarum sustinet, ac suo
  • Principe Belial rectoribus horret iniquis.
  • His colluctamur prædoribus, at sacra nobis
  • Oris Apostoli testis sententia prodit. —— Estius.
  • Against the spirits of wickedness: or wicked spirits in the air, says S. Jerom. Lit. in celestials. Wi. High places. That is to say, in the air, the lowest of the celestial regions in which God permits these wicked spirits or fallen angels to wander. Ch.
  • Ver. 14. Your loins . . . with truth, both as to doctrine and a good life, keeping your baptismal promises. Having on the breastplate of justice, not only of the particular virtue of justice, but of all virtues in general. Wi.
  • Ver. 15. Your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel; i.e. prepared to walk in the ways of the gospel, as a soldier must be prepared and in readiness to march or fight. Wi.
  • Ver. 16. The shield of faith. A lively faith working by charity, which will enable you to conquer your greatest enemies, and to escape their fiery darts, their greatest temptations, and attacks. Wi.

Haydock Commentary Luke 13:31-34

  • Ver. 32. It is rather surprising that Christ should make use of these opprobrious words, which could be of no service to himself, but which would only serve to irritate king Herod, should they come to his ears. But Christ, by these words, probably wished to shew that he was not the least afraid of him whom the Pharisees feigned to have a design on his life: for it is supposed that the Pharisees had invented this fiction, in order to compel him to leave them quiet. Maldonatus.
  • Ver. 33. Nevertheless I must walk, (i.e. labour in the mission, teaching, &c.) to-day, and to-morrow, &c. i.e. for a while. It cannot be that a prophet,[1] &c. Not that all of the prophets suffered in Jerusalem, though many did; and it is rather to prophesy, that he himself, the great Prophet, and their Messias, should be put to death at Jerusalem. Wi.

Daily Bible Readings Wednesday October 29 2008 30th Week in Ordinary Time

October 29 2008 Wednesday 30th Week in Ordinary Time
Saint of the Day – St. Narcissus of Jerusalem

About the sources used. The readings on this site are not official for the Mass of Roman Rite of the Catholic Church in the USA, but are from sources free from copyright. They are here to present the comparable readings alongside traditional Catholic commentary as published in the Haydock Bible for your own personal study. Readings vary depending on your local calendar.

Official Readings of the Liturgy at – http://www.usccb.org/nab/102908.shtml

Ephesians 6:1-9
Haydock New Testament

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is just. Honour thy father, and thy mother, which is the first commandment, with a promise; That is may be well with thee, and thou mayest be long lived upon earth. And you, fathers, provoke not your children to anger: but bring them up in the discipline and correction of the Lord. Servants, obey your carnal masters, with fear and trembling, in the simplicity of your heart, as Christ: Not serving to the eye, as it were pleasing men, but, as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with a good will doing service, as to the Lord and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good every one shall do, the same shall he receive from the Lord, whether he be bond, or free. And you, masters, do the same things to them, forbearing threatening; knowing that the Lord both of them and you is in heaven: and there is no respect of persons with him.

Responsorial Psalm 144:10-14 (Ps 145 NAB)
DR Challoner Text Only

Let all thy works, O lord, praise thee:
and let thy saints bless thee.
They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom:
and shall tell of thy power:
To make thy might known to the sons of men:
and the glory of the magnificence of thy kingdom.
Thy kingdom is a kingdom of all ages:
and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
The Lord is faithful in all his words:
and holy in all his works.
The Lord lifteth up all that fall:
and setteth up all that are cast down.

The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ According to Saint Luke 13:22-30
Haydock New Testament

And he went through the cities and towns teaching, and making his journey to Jerusalem. And a certain man said to him:

Lord, are they few that are saved?

But he said to them:

Strive to enter by the narrow gate: for many, I say to you, shall seek to enter, and shall not be able. But when the master of the house shall be gone in, and shall shut the door, you shall begin to stand without, and knock at the door, saying:

Lord, open to us:

and he answering, shall say to you:

I know you not whence you are.

Then you shall begin to say:

We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou has taught in our streets.

And he shall say to you:

I know you not whence you are: depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth: when you shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. And there shall come from the east, and the west, and the north, and the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. And behold they are last who shall be first, and they are first who shall be last.

Haydock Commentary Ephesians 6:1-9
Notes Copied From Haydock Commentary Site

  • Ver. 2. With a promise. This commandment being delivered with a special promise of a long life, which promise is to be understood conditionally, especially in regard to Christians, i.e. unless it be a greater favour to be taken out of the world young. Wi.
  • Ver. 5. Your carnal; temporal masters, whether Christians or heathens. Wi.
  • Ver. 6. Not serving to the eye; to please men only, but to do the will of God. Wi.
  • Ver. 9. Forbearing threatenings; forbearing, and remitting the punishments which you might perhaps threaten them with, and they deserve. Wi.

Haydock Commentary Luke 13:22-30

  • Ver. 24. Shall seek, &c. Shall desire to be saved; but for want of taking sufficient pains, and not being thoroughly in earnest, shall not attain to it. Ch. Our Lord answers here in the affirmative: viz. that the number of those who are saved, is very small, for a few only can enter by the narrow gate. Therefore does he say, according to S. Matthew, (C. vii.) Narrow is the way that leadeth to life, and few there are that enter therein. This does not contradict what is said in the 8th chapter of S. Matthew: That many shall come from the east, and sit down in the kingdom of God; for many indeed shall join the blessed company of the angels, but when considered with the number of the slain, they will appear but few. S. Aust. ser. xxxii. de Verb. Dei.
  • Ver. 25. When the Almighty casts any off, he is said not to know them: in the same manner as a lover of truth may be said not to know how to tell a falsehood, being withheld powerfully from it by his love of truth. S. Greg. mor. c. 8.
  • Ver. 26. These words are addressed particularly to the Jews, because Christ was born of them according to the flesh, eat and drank with them, and taught publicly in their streets; but they apply to us Christians also, for we eat the body of Christ, and drink his blood, when each day we approach the mystical table, and hear him teaching us in the streets of our souls. Theophylactus. Many very fervent at the beginning afterwards grow lukewarm; and many, though at first frozen, have suddenly glowed with virtue; many, who in this world were contemned, have received glory in the next; while others, in honour amongst men, have passed to eternal torments. Ven. Bede.

Election Abortion Life Catholic Issues

Fr Pablo Straub has made a series of videos that have been uploaded to Youtube regarding this election. As of this writing there are 10 in this series, and it’s possible that more will be added. They have been gathered into a playlist, which makes it easier to view the videos in series. See below.

Nevermind. I can’t embed it here for some reason. Just CLICK HERE to get to the first video in an autoplay playlist.

Daily Bible Readings Tuesday October 28 2008 Feast of Sts Simon and Jude, Apostles

October 28 2008 Tuesday Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles
Saint of the Day – Sts. Simon and Jude

About the sources used. The readings on this site are not official for the Mass of Roman Rite of the Catholic Church in the USA, but are from sources free from copyright. They are here to present the comparable readings alongside traditional Catholic commentary as published in the Haydock Bible for your own personal study. Readings vary depending on your local calendar.

Official Readings of the Liturgy at – http://www.usccb.org/nab/102808.shtml

Ephesians 2:19-22
Haydock New Testament

Now, therefore, you are no more strangers and foreigners: but you are fellow-citizens with the saints, and the domestics of God: Built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: In whom all the building framed together, growth into a holy temple in the Lord; In whom you also are built together into a habitation of God in the Spirit.

Responsorial Psalm 18:2-5 (Ps 19 NAB)
DR Challoner (Text Only)

The heavens shew forth the glory of God,
and the firmament declareth the work of his hands.
Day to day uttereth speech,
and night to night sheweth knowledge.
There are no speeches nor languages,
where their voices are not heard.
Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth:
and their words unto the ends of the world.

The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ According to Saint Luke 6:12-16
Haydock New Testament

And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and he passed the whole night in the prayer of God. And when it was day, he called his disciples: and he chose twelve of them, (whom also he named apostles: ) Simon, whom he surnamed Peter, and Andrew, his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James, the son of Alpheus, and Simon, who is called Zelotes: And Jude, the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who was the traitor.

Haydock Commentary Ephesians 2:19-22
Notes Copied From Haydock Commentary Site

  • Ver. 19. You are no longer strangers with regard to God and his holy alliance. You are no longer travellers and vagabonds, without a God, as you were before your conversion; not knowing to whom you belonged, nor finding in paganism either solid foundation or truth, neither hopes for this nor consolation for future life. But now you are become citizens of the same city as the saints, and domestics of the house of God. Calmet.
  • Ver. 20. The Church is in this place said to be built upon the apostles and prophets; why not then upon S. Peter?

Haydock Commentary Luke 6:12-16

  • Ver. 13. These twelve Christ chose as individual companions and domestics. To these he committed the charge of founding and governing his Church. He sent them as legates, or ambassadors, (for this is the import of the word apostle) to all the world. Hence their power was more universal than that of bishops, which is confined to their own dioceses or districts. The jurisdiction of the apostles was not limited to place. Tirinus. This power which Jesus Christ delegated to his apostles, and which was for the benefit and regulation of the universal Church in all future ages, the apostles, in their turn, delegated to their successors in the ministry, with such regulations and limitations as have been judged in the Holy Ghost necessary for the proper government of the spiritual kingdom of God upon earth. And it is the height of presumption to question any ordinations that come to us with the authority of the Catholic Church: for, “whatever the Church says, is true; whatever she permits is lawful; whatever she forbids, is evil; whatever she ordains, is holy; whatever she institutes, is good.” S. Augustine. How futile then is the objection of Calvin, who pretends that an apostle, being nothing but a legate, can make no laws, nor prescribe or teach any thing not expressed in his mandatum! Calvin, Inst. l. iv. c. 8.
  • Ver. 16. Judas, surnamed Thaddeus in S. Matt. x. 3. and in S. Mark iii. 18. At the head of his epistle he styles himself Judas, brother of James. V.

Daily Bible Readings Monday October 26 2008 30th Week in Ordinary Time

October 27 2008 Monday 30th Week in Ordinary Time
Saint of the Day – Blessed Contardo Ferrini

About the sources used. The readings on this site are not official for the Mass of Roman Rite of the Catholic Church in the USA, but are from sources free from copyright. They are here to present the comparable readings alongside traditional Catholic commentary as published in the Haydock Bible for your own personal study. Readings vary depending on your local calendar.

Official Readings of the Liturgy at – http://www.usccb.org/nab/102708.shtml

Ephesians 4:32–5:8
Haydock New Testament

And be ye kind one to another, merciful, forgiving one another, even as God hath forgiven you in Christ. BE ye, therefore, followers of God, as most dear children: And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath delivered himself for us, an oblation and a sacrifice to God, for an odour of sweetness. But fornication and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not so much as be named among you, as it becometh saints: Nor obscenity, nor foolish talking, nor scurrility, which is to no purpose: but rather giving of thanks.

For know ye this, and understand, that no fornicator, nor unclean, nor covetous person, which is a serving of idols, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ, and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the children of unbelief. Be ye not, therefore, partakers with them. For you were heretofore darkness, but now light in the Lord. Walk ye as children of the light:

Responsorial Psalm 1:1-6
DR Challoner Text Only

Blessed is the man who hath not walked
in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence:
But his will is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he shall meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree
which is planted near the running waters,
which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season.
And his leaf shall not fall off:
and all whatsoever he shall do shall prosper.
Not so the wicked, not so: but like the dust,
which the wind driveth from the face of the earth.
Therefore the wicked shall not rise again in judgment:
nor sinners in the council of the just.
For the Lord knoweth the way of the just:
and the way of the wicked shall perish.

The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ According to Saint Luke 13:10-17
Haydock New Testament

And he was teaching in their synagogue on the sabbath. And behold there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years: and she was bent down, and could not look upwards at all. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said to her:

Woman, thou art delivered from thy infirmity.

And he laid hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. And the ruler of the synagogue, being angry that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, answering, said to the multitude:

There are six days wherein you ought to work: in them therefore come, and be healed, and not on the sabbath-day.

And the Lord answering him, said:

Ye hypocrites, doth not every one of you, on the Sabbath-day, loose his ox or his ass from the manger, and lead them to water? And ought not this daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath-day?

And when he said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the things that were gloriously done by him.

Haydock Commentary Ephesians 4:32–5:8
Notes Copied From Haydock Commentary Site

  • Ver. 3. Covetousness.[1] The Latin word is generally taken for a coveting or immoderate desire of money and riches. S. Jerom and others observe, that the Greek word in this an divers other places in the New Testament may signify any unsatiable desire, or the lusts of sensual pleasures; and on this account, S. Jerom thinks that it is here joined with fornication and uncleanness. But S. Chrys. in the last chapter, (v. 19. hom. xiii. and on this chap. v. 3.) shews that by the Greek word is understood avarice, or an immoderate desire of riches, when he tells (hom. xviii) that this sin is condemned by those words of Christ, Luke xvi. 13. You cannot serve God and mammon. Wi.
  • Ver. 4. Nor obscenity.[2] What is here meant by this word, S. Chrys. tells us at large in the moral exhortation after his 17th homily; to wit, jests with immodest suggestions or a double meaning, and raillery or buffoonery against the rules of good conversation, scarce made use of by any but by men of low condition and a mean genius, which is not to the purpose of a Christian, who must give an account to God of all his words. Wi.
  • Ver. 5. Nor covetous person, which is a serving of idols. It is clear enough by the Greek that the covetous man is called an idolater, whose idol in mammon; though it may be also said of other sinners, that the vices they are addicted to are their idols. Wi.
  • Ver. 6. The apostle here puts them in mind of the general judgment, when the angel of God will, on account of their crimes of avarice, fornication, &c. fall on the children of unbelief; by which are meant the wicked. He had before assured them that the perpetrators of such crimes would be excluded from the kingdom of heaven; and now he moreover informs them, that the severest punishments will be inflicted on such wicked persons. Estius.
  • Ver. 7. Be ye not, therefore, partakers with them: do not imitate their wickedness, or the wrath of the Almighty will likewise fall on you. Estius.
  • Ver. 8. By darkness is here meant the state of infidelity into which they had been plunged so far as to adore stones as God, and committed without remorse the above-mentioned grievous sins. But delivered by Christ from this darkness, they have become light in the Lord, shining in faith and justice. Estius.

Haydock Commentary Luke 13:10-17

  • Ver. 14. The president of the synagogue, when he saw the woman, who before crept on the ground, now raised by the touch of Christ, and hearing the mandate of God, was filled with envy, and decried the miracle, apparently through solicitude for keeping the sabbath. But the truth is, he would rather see the poor woman bent to the earth like a beast, than see Christ glorified by healing her. S. Cyril ex D Thoma Aquin.