On Thursday, June 29, Raymond Arroyo and his cohorts used the World Over EWTN program celebrating war in honor of the Fourth of July, Independence Day.  Arroyo raised up Lieutenant General Hal G. Moore, Gary Sinise of the Sinise Foundation “that serves our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need”,[1] and Rear Admiral Jeremiah Denton.  In contrast, the Liturgy of the Word for this Sunday proclaims, “Your king (the messiah) . . . shall banish the chariot form Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem; the warrior’s bow shall be banished, and he shall proclaim peace to the nations” (Zechariah 9:10).

 

 

 

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:                    Zechariah 9:9-10

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14 (cf. 1)

Second Reading:               Romans 8:9, 11-13

Alleluia:                             cf. Matthew 11:25

Gospel:                             Matthew 11:25-30

 

Annotated Bibliography

 

Zechariah 9:9-10

Zechariah 9:8-9

in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VIII:  Romans 9—16, Timothy George (ed.), general editor; Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor; Philip D. W. Krey and Peter D. S. Krey (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2016, ISBN 978 0 8308-2971-2, P 1, Y 16) 147.

 

 

Zechariah 9:9-10

Paul L. Redditt, “Prophecy and the Monarchy in Haggai and Zechariah”[2]

 

 


 

Zechariah 9:9

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) 320.

 

 

Zechariah 9:9

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) 378

 

 

Zechariah 9:9

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) 446.

 

 

Zechariah 9:9

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel[3]

 

 

Zech 9:9

Steven L. Bridge, review of Nathan Eubank, Wages of Cross-Bearing and the Debt of Sin:  The Economy of Heaven in Matthew’s Gospel[4]

 

 

Zechariah 9:9

Christopher W. Skinner, review of James W. Barker, John’s Use of Matthew[5]

 

 

Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14 (cf. 1)

Psalm 145:8

Gili Kugler, “The Threat of Annihilation of Israel in the Desert:  An independent Tradition within Two Stories”[6]

 

 

Psalm 145:14

in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VIII:  Romans 9—16, Timothy George (ed.), general editor; Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor; Philip D. W. Krey and Peter D. S. Krey (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2016, ISBN 978 0 8308-2971-2, P 1, Y 16) 213.

 

 

Romans 8:9, 11-13

Rom 8:1-13

Brendan Byrne, S.J., “A Pauline Complement to Laudato Si’”[7]

 

 

Romans 8:9, 11-13

in Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 129.

 

 

Romans 8:9

Michael Winger, “The Meaning of Pneuma in the Letters of Paul:  A Linguistic analysis of Sense and Reference”[8]

 

 

Rom 8:9

John R. Coulson, “Jesus and the Spirit in Paul’s Theology:  The Earthly Jesus”[9]

 

 

cf. Matthew 11:25

 

 

Matthew 11:25-30

Matthew 11:1-30

in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VIII:  Romans 9—16, Timothy George (ed.), general editor; Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor; Philip D. W. Krey and Peter D. S. Krey (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2016, ISBN 978 0 8308-2971-2, P 1, Y 16) 7, 23, 30, 39, 62, 81, 137, 142, 159, 185, 242, 252.

 

 

Matthew 11:25-28

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) 34, 56, 127, 187, 190, 275, 308, 395.

 

 

Matt 11:25-27

Peter Davids, review of John R. Markley, Peter—Apocalyptic Seer[10]

Davids reports that Markley “does look at the generally assumed `modified typical disciple’ description of Peter in Matthew and does demonstrate how it itself needs modification.”  Peter is both similar to and special from the other disciples.

 

Matthew 11:25

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[RJ1]  (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 16) 23, 73.

 

 

Matthew 11:25

Mark C. Kiley, review of Jean-Luc Vesco, Le Psautier de Jésus:  Les citations des Psaumes dans le Nouveau Testament[11]

 

 

Matthew 11:27

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) 54, 85.

 

 

Matthew 11:28, 30

in Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 239, 296.

 

 

Matthew 11:28-30

Benedict T. Viviano, O.P., review of J. Andrew Doole, What Was Mark for Matthew?[12]

 

 

Matthew 11:28-30

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) 243, 294, 489.

 

 

Matthew 11:28

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) 28, 187.

 

 

Matthew 11:30

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation[13]

 

 

Matthew 25:31-46

Susanna Snyder, review of Jean-Pierre Ruiz, Readings from the Edges:  The Bible and People on the Move[14]

 

 

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 “O God, who in the abasement of your Son have raised up a fallen world.”[15]  The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is I will praise your name forever, my king and my God (Psalm 145: cf. 1).[16]  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 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?  Then said I, Here am I; send me (Isaiah 6:8).[17] 

 

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.  Beginning with the Second Sunday of Easter, April 23, 2017, my interest began shifting back toward annotating the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.

 

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 Branch of ASALH, from which the movie “Hidden Figures” arose, meaning that these priorities have potential consequences of note.

 

I am looking forward to attending the XII Congress of Black Catholics in Orlando, July 9-10.  In the process, I may pass over one of these readings.

 

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.”  Celebrating War on the Fourth of July exacerbates the role of fear.  I think the Fourth of July ought to be the main celebration for African Americans in the United States of America.

 

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.  Beginning with the Second Sunday of Easter, April 23, 2017, I realized the Reformation Commentary on Scripture was doing little for my prayer-life and I began to drift away from the time-consuming details I had been recording.  I intend to keep on reading that Commentary, however.

 

 



[2] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 3  (July 2014) 442, 443, 448, 449.

[3] (Erlanger, Kentucky:  Libreria Editrice Vaticana, DynamicCatholic.com, 2014) 8.

 

[4] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 4 (October 2014) 766.

 

[5] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 79, No. 1 (January 2017) 136.

 

[6] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 4 (October 2016) 645.

 

[7] Theological Studies, Vol. 77, No. 2 (June 2016) 320.

 

[8] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 4 (October 2016) 712, 715.

 

[9] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 79, No. 1 (January 2017) 77, 84, 90, 92-95.

 

 

[10] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 1 (January 2015) 178.

 

[11] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 2 (April 2014) 384.

 

[12] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 4 (October 2014) 762.

 

[13] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2006) 255.

 

[14] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 2 (April 2014) 375.

 

[15] 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) 474.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[16] 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) 527.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[17] 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) 481-482.

 


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