National Catholic Reporter bloggers severely question the validity of the Gospels.  To their credit, there is no doubt that the message of Jesus comes filtered to the Faithful through the channels of historical Christianity.  The rock of my Faith rests on the living Faith of the Faithful I know and who know me.  “The Lord remembers his covenant forever (Psalm 15:7a, 8a).

 

 

Readings

First Reading:                   1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 84:2-3, 5-6, 9-10 (cf. 5-a)

Second Reading:              1 John 3:1-2, 21-24

Alleluia:                             cf. Acts 16:14b

Gospel:                             Luke 2:41-52

 

 

Annotated Bibliography

Musings above the solid line draw from material below.  Those uninterested in scholarly and tangential details should stop reading here.  If they do, however, they may miss some interesting details.

 

1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28

1 Sam 1:22-28

Karl Allen Kuhn, “Deaf or Defiant?  The Literary, Cultural, and Affective-Rhetorical Keys to the Naming of John (Luke 1:57-80)”[1]

 

 

Psalm 84:2-3, 5-6, 9-10 (cf. 5-a)

Psalm 84:5-7

Robert L. Foster, “The Justice of the Gentiles:  Revisiting the Purpose of Romans”[2]

 

 

1 John 3:1-2, 21-24

1 John 3:2

John Calvin (1509-1564),[3] “Commentary on a Harmony of the Gospels”

Calvin explains, “he was dealing with the Sadducees, who did not have much faith in the prophets, or at least they view them similarly to how we view the book of Ecclesiasticus of the history of the Maccabees.”

 

 

1 John 3:2

Michael Witczak, “History of the Latin Text and Rite”[4]

 

 

1 John 3:2

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation[5]

 

 

1 John 3:2

Fr. Yozefu – B. Ssemakula, The Healing of Families:  How To Pray Effectively for Those Stubborn Personal and Familial Problems[6]

 

 

1 John 3:21

Anthony J. Kelly, C.Ss.R., “`The Body of Christ:  Amen!’:  The Expanding Incarnation”[7]

 

 

1 John 3:22-24

Andrew Karlstadt, “The Two Greatest Commandments:  Love of God and Love of Neighbor, 1524”[8]

 

 

1 John 3:24

Sherry A. Weddell, Forming Intentional Disciples:  The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus[9]

 

 

 

cf. Acts 16:14b

 

 

Luke 2:41-52

Luke 2:41-51

Paul L. Owen, review of Gerd Lüdemann, What Jesus Didn’t Say[10]

Owen concludes, “Whether such arguments (that Lüdemann makes) are fatal to the agenda of historical Christianity is a question that has yet to be decisively  determined.”  Historical Christianity refers to continuity between what Jesus taught and how that teaching developed through time.

 

Luke 2:41-52

Beth Kreitzer,[11] “Introduction to Luke”

 

 

 

Luke 2:41

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation[12]

 

 

Luke 2:41

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[13]

 

 

Luke 2:48-55

Anscar J. Chupungco, “The ICEL2010 Translation”[14]

 

Luke 2:49

Johannes Brenz (1499-1570)[15], “Commentary on John 2:4”

 

 

Luke 2:51

Martin Luther (1483-1546),[16] “The Church Postil (1540):  First Sunday after Epiphany”

 

 

 

Personal Notes gave up systematically examining the illiterate 2011 Missal November 25, 2012.  On April 7, 2013, with Reading 045C 2nd Sunday of Easter_A Catholic Bible Study 130407, Personal Notes systematically began to incorporate material from A Commentary on the Order of Mass of The Roman Missal:  A New English Translation:  Developed under the Auspices of the Catholic Academy of Liturgy, Edward Foley (ed.) (Collegeville, Minnesota:  Liturgical Press, 2011).  The hope is that this approach will help pray with the new Missal, despite itself.

As, on June 23, 2015, I prepared Reading 110B for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary time for July 26, I decided to begin reading unread book reviews and articles from Theological Studies for two reasons.  The first is I have already read every article cited in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.  The second is that traditionally Theological Studies articles have been more helpful to my prayer life.  I also began reading unread book reviews in the Biblical Quarterly.

 

 

For more on sources see the Appendix file.  A complete set of Personal Notes, dating from the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 14, 2002 to the present, is on the web site at www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes. 

 

 

The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is The Lord remembers his covenant forever (Psalm 105:7a, 8a).[17]

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following mention of forgiven sins, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “the shining example of the Holy Family.”[18]

 

This is a call for grace that some Black Baptists call to mind with And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted (Psalm 23:12).[19] 

 



[1] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75 No. 3 (July 2013) 492, 494, 496, 502.

 

[2] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 4 (2014) 693, Lectionary page 104.

 

[3] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 397.

 

[4] in A Commentary on the Order of Mass of The Roman Missal:  A New English Translation:  Developed under the Auspices of the Catholic Academy of Liturgy, Edward Foley (ed.) (Collegeville, Minnesota:  Liturgical Press, 2011) 362.

 

[5] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2006) 144.

 

[6] [no publisher or place of publication is listed] www.healingoffamilies.com, 2012, 164.

 

[7] Theological Studies, Vol. 71, No. 4 (December 2010) 813.

 

[8] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 154.

 

[9] Huntington, Indiana 46750:  Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 2012, 82.

 

[10] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75 No. 4 (October 2013) 806.

 

[11] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) xlix.

 

[12] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2006) 119.

 

[13] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 99, 548.

 

[14] in A Commentary on the Order of Mass of The Roman Missal:  A New English Translation:  Developed under the Auspices of the Catholic Academy of Liturgy, Edward Foley (ed.) (Collegeville, Minnesota:  Liturgical Press, 2011), 138.

 

[15] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament IV:  John 1—12, Craig S. Farmer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, Associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014, ISBN 978 0 8308-2967-5 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 14.) 70.

 

[16] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 74.

 

[17] National Conference of Catholic Bishops, The Roman Missal Restored by Decree of the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican and Promulgated by Authority of Pope Paul VI: Lectionary for Mass:  For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America:  Second Typical Edition:  Volume I:  Sundays, Solemnities, Feasts of the Lord and the Saints (Collegeville, Minnesota:  The Liturgical Press, 1988) 97.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[18] n.a., The Roman Missal:  Renewed by Decree of the Most Holy Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, Promulgated by Authority of Pope Paul VI and Revised at the Direction of Pope John Paul II:  English Translation According to the Third Typical Edition:  For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America:  Approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Confirmed by the Apostolic See (Washington, DC, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2011) 176.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[19] UMI Annual Sunday School Lesson Commentary:  Precepts for Living ®: 2015-2016:  International Sunday School Lessons:  Volume 18:  UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), (Chicago, IL  60643: UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), 2015) .