In this thread forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=504356, I asked about the authorship of some Pauline epistles. I asked about this because, at my parish, the lector reads a short explanation or background to the reading. For the past few weeks, when we have the Letters to Timothy, the commentary says that these letters have been traditionally assigned to Paul, but that he probably didn’t write them.
Since the authorship question I feel has been adressed in my previous thread, and in the responses many posters pointed out that lectors reading commentaries before the readings is not allowed, I thought I’d bring that discussion over to a new thread.
So, can anyone give sources, such as the GIRM, that point to why lectors cannot do this? I’m strongly considering mentioning this to my pastor, but I’d like some references.
Also, at my former parish, we had a substitute priest who would do a similar thing before all of the readings: provide background and explanation to what we would be hearing. None of his commentaries cast doubt on authorship of books in the Bible. Is it allowed for the priest to do this?