Raymond Arroyo and EWTN seem to have sold their souls to the Republican politics of Donald Trump.  On Thursday, January 26, 2017 Fr. Jerry Murray of the Papal Posse, alarmed with Pope Francis; Bret Baier, FOX News chief political anchor, Jim Sensenbrenner, Republican Wisconsin Congressional Representative; Congresswoman Diane Black , Republican of Tennessee; on Thursday, February 2, Republican Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Deputy assistant to President Trump, and Nina Shea of the conservative think-tank Hudson Institute; on Thursday, February 9 Bobby Jindal, former Republican candidate for President, and Edward Penton complaining about Pope Francis Amoris Laetitia all disgraced the Catholic Church as narrow, confining Republican advocates.  Amoris Laetitia gives the EWTN crown heartburn for letting divorced and remarried Catholics licitly approach the sacraments, depending on circumstances.

 

Contemplating what is going on at EWTN is solid preparation for Lent, which begins next week.

 

 

 

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

 

Readings

First Reading:                    Isaiah 49:14-15

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 62:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 (6a)

Second Reading:               1 Corinthians 4:1-5

Alleluia:                             Hebrews 4:12

Gospel:                             Matthew 6:24-34

 

Annotated Bibliography

 

 

Isaiah 49:14-15

Isaiah 49:15

Nikolaus Selnecker (1530-1592)[1]

 

 

Isaiah 49:15

Caspar Cruciger (1504-1548)[2]

 

 

Isa 49:15-16

Francis M. Macatangay, “Election by Allusion:  Exodus Themes in the Book of Tobit”[3]

 

 

Isaiah 49:14-26

Andrés García Serrano, “Anna’s Characterization in Luke 2:36-38:  A Case of Conceptual Allusion?”[4]

 

 

Isaiah 49:14-26

Timothy Wardle, “Resurrection and the Holy City:  Matthew’s Use of Isaiah in 24:51-53”[5]

 

 

Psalm 62:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 (6a)

Psalm 62:2-3, 6-7, 8-9[6]

Theodore Beza (1516-1605)

 

John Calvin (1509-1564)

 

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

 

Moïse Amyraut (1596-1664)

 

John Hooper (d. 1555)

 

Selnecker

 

Calvin

 

Hooper

 

Luther

 

Luther

 

Wolfgang Musculus (1497-1563)

 

Sebastian Münster (1489-1552)

 

Calvin

 

Psalm 62:8

Johannes Bugenhagen (1485-1558)[7]

 

 

1 Corinthians 4:1-5

1 Corinthians 4:1

Ulrich Zwingli, “The Clarity and Certainty of the Word of God, 1522”[8]

 

 

1 Corinthians 4:1

Peter Walpot (d. 1578)[9]

 

 

1 Corinthians 4:1

Calvin[10]

 

1 Corinthians 4:2

Selnecker[11]

 

 

1 Corinthians 4:3-4

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

 

 

1 Corinthians 4:5

Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560)[13]

 

 

 

Hebrews 4:12

 

 

Matthew 6:24-34

Matt 6:19-24

Steven L. Bridge, review of Nathan Eubank, Wages of Cross-Bearing and the Debt of Sin:  The Economy of Heaven in Matthew’s Gospel[14]

Bridge concludes, “I cannot help but wonder whether the wages/debt paradigm is really as significant to Matthew as E. insists.”

 

Matthew 6:24[15]

Müntzer

 

Dirk Philips (1504-1568)

 

 

Matthew 6:24

Andrew Karlstadt, “The Two Greatest Commandments:  Love of God and love of Neighbor, 1524”[16]

 

 

Matt 6:24

William T. Cavanaugh, “Return of the Golden calf:  Economy, Idolatry, and Secularization since Gaudium et spes”[17]

 

 

Matthew 6:24

Walpot[18]

 

 

Matt 6:25-34

Stephen E. Young, review of Craig L. Blomberg, with Jennifer Folutz Markley, A Handbook of New Testament Exegesis[19]

Young reports that

 

in applying Jess’ words regarding worry about clothing and food (Matt 6:25-34) to today, the authors recommend a `simple hop from one side of the riverbank to another,’ having to do with such things as “investment portfolios, houses, and cars” (pp. 251-251).  But can one so easily apply Jesus’ words about basic necessities, spoken to people in an agrarian society who struggled to find sufficient food for each day, to things that to them would represent excessive wealth?

 

 

Matthew 6:25

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[20]

 

 

Matt 6:25-34

Stephen E. Young, review of Craig L. Blomberg, with Jennifer Folutz Markley, A Handbook of New Testament Exegesis[21]

Young reports that

 

in applying Jess’ words regarding worry about clothing and food (Matt 6:25-34) to today, the authors recommend a `simple hop from one side of the riverbank to another,’ having to do with such things as “investment portfolios, houses, and cars” (pp. 251-251).  But can one so easily apply Jesus’ words about basic necessities, spoken to people in an agrarian society who struggled to find sufficient food for each day, to things that to them would represent excessive wealth?

 

 

Matthew 6:26-30

Argula von Grumbach, “To the Noble and Honorable Adam von Thering, the Count Palatine’s Administrator in Neuburg . . . An Open Letter from Argula von Grumbach, née von Stauff, 1523”[22]

 

 

Matthew 6:26

Martin Bucer, “Answer to the Bishop’s Accusations against Him Addressed to the City Council of Strasbourg, 1523”[23]

 

 

Matt 6:28

Roderic L. Mullen, review of Philip Wesley Comfort, A Commentary on the Manuscripts and Text of the New Testament[24]

Mullen reports that “come of C.’s claims for the uniqueness of his work remain to be tested.”

 

Matthew 6:30

Brenz[25]

 

 

Matthew 6:30

Cruciger[26]

 

 

Matthew 6:32

Karlstadt[27]

 

 

Matt 6:32

Eugene Eung-Chun Park, “Covenantal Nomism and the Gospel of Matthew”[28]

 

 

Matthew 6:33

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation[29]

 

 

Matthew 6:33[30]

John Boys (1571-1625)

 

Katharina Schütz Zell

 

Bucer (1491-1551)

 

 

Matthew 6:33

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel[31]

 

 

Matthew 6:33

Urbanus Rhegius, “Apothecary of the Soul for the Healthy and the Sick in These Dangerous Times, 1529”[32]

 

 

Matthew 6:33

Brenz[33]

 

 

Matthew 6:33[34]

Bugenhagen

 

Bugenhagen

 

Viktorin Strigel (1524-1569)

 

 

Matthew 6:34[35]

Francois Perrault (1577-1657)

 

Daniel Dyke (d. 1614)

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the Gloria, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “that the course of our world may be directed by your peaceful rule.”[36]  The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is Rest in God alone, my soul (Psalm 62:6a).[37]  Between November 25, 2011 and November 25, 2012, Personal Notes systematically examined the illiterate 2011 Missal.  For a more thorough examination of the illiterate 2011 Roman Missal, go to 1610 Missal: Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 121125.pdf/htm at http://www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes/Personal%20Notes.htm.

 

 

 

This is a call for grace that some Black Baptists bring to mind with But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance:  against such there is no law (Galatians 5:22-23)[38] 

 

Addenda

 

Due to greater responsiveness at the National Catholic Reporter blog, beginning with the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Reading 032B, March 15, 2015, my interest began shifting from annotating my index here, to engaging conversation there.  I may keep up the Bibliography, but without further comment.  Time will tell. 

 

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, I discovered that my web site, www.western-civilization.com was receiving 1000 hits per day, from the United States, most of which were for these readings.  That complicates my priorities, priorities that require balancing between developing these Personal Notes, engaging writing on the National Catholic Reporter at https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today, developing a Cleveland Organizing Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), attending to my archival resources at the Western Reserve Historical Society, and preparing my 1972 dissertation, “Cleveland and the Negro following World War II” for publication at least on the web.  I am the founding president of the Hampton Roads, from which the movie “Hidden Figures” arose, meaning that these priorities have potential consequences of note.

 

Raymond Arroyo, “The World Over,” on EWTN uses fear-mongering, rather than the Joy of the Gospel to entrance its viewers.  In the past, Arroyo has responded to my concerns, particularly the Reverend Robert A. Sirico, who rarely appears anymore, with his drivel.  Beginning, May 3, 2015, I intend to begin pointing out, here, the role fear, rather than joy, has in “The World Over.” 

 

By July 31, I had identified a pattern of attack on Pope Francis by Arroyo.  The attack is on what the Pope is preaching about climate change and capitalism.  In the United States Republicans have firm opposition to such sermonizing, as the forthcoming as the Trump administration will show . . . or not.

 

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.  When perusing the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, I sometimes call attention to what I underlined there.

 

 



[1] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 219, fn. 14.

 

[2] 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) 65, fn. 3.

 

[3] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 3 (July 2014), 463.

 

[4] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 3 (July 2014), 468.

 

[5] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 4 (October 2016), 678.

 

[6] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 434-438.

 

[7] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament V:  1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Derek Cooper and Martin J. Lohrmann (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2016, ISBN 978 0 8308-2955-2 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 16) 34, fn. 1.

 

[8] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 46.

 

[9] 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) 429, fn. 3.

 

[10] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 484, fn. 11.

 

[11] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 128, fn. 1.

 

[12] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2006) 250.

 

[13] 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) 256, fn. 2.

 

 

[14] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 4 (October 2014), 765.

 

[15] 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) 28, fn. 7; 324, fn. 18.

 

[16] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 160.

 

[17] Theological Studies, Vol. 76, No. 4 (December 2015) 703.

 

[18] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VI:  Acts, Esther Chung-Kim and Todd R. Hains (eds.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2969-9 (print) P 1 Y 14) 55, fn. 5.

 

[19] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol 76., No. 2 (April 2014), 345.

[20] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 111, 333, 478.

 

[21] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol 76., No. 2 (April 2014), 345.

[22] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 27; 305, fn. 34.

 

[23] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 32.

 

[24] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 4 (October 2016), 772.

 

[25] 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) 29, fn. 57.

 

[26] 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) 65, fn. 3.

 

[27] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 158.

 

[28] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 4 (October 2016), 772.

 

[29] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2006) 269.

 

[30] 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) 119, fn. 3; 233, fn. 7; 360, fn. 10.

 

[31] (Erlanger, Kentucky:  Libreria Editrice Vaticana, DynamicCatholic.com, 2014) 141.

 

[32] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 119.

 

[33] 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) 26, fn. 52.

 

[34] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament V:  1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Derek Cooper and Martin J. Lohrmann (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2016, ISBN 978 0 8308-2955-2 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 16) 273, fn. 3; 281, fn. 11; 624, fn. 3.

 

[35] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament V:  1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Derek Cooper and Martin J. Lohrmann (ed.), (Downers  0 8308-2955-2 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 16) 131, fn. 14; 132, fn. 16.

 

[36] 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) 468.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[37] 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) 594.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[38] UMI Annual Sunday School Lesson Commentary:  Precepts for Living ®: 2016-2017:  International Sunday School Lessons:  Volume 19:  UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), A. Okechuku Ogbonnaya, Ph.D., (ed.) (Chicago, IL  60643: UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), 2016) 29-270.