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.

 

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.” 

 

On Thursday, May 7, Raymond Arroyo lightened up on his fearful approach to life.  Alan Dershowitz mentioned fear twice in the context of the Baltimore uprisings that he called mob justice.  On the positive side, Black Deacon Larry Oney of Hope and Purpose Ministries explained how his organization was engaging the Baltimore injustices at the national level.  Oney is based in New Orleans.  His home parish is Our Lady of Grace Josephite Parish in Reserve, Louisiana.

 

 

Readings

First Reading:                   Ezekiel 2:2-5

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 123:1-2. 2. 3-4 (2c d)

Second Reading               2 Corinthians 12:7-10

Alleluia                              cf. Luke 4:18

Gospel:                             Mark 6:1-6

 

Bibliography

Ezekiel 2:2-5

Ezekiel 2:3-5

C. A. Strine, “Ezekiel’s Image Problem:  The Mesopotamian Cult Statue Induction Ritual and the Imago Dei Anthropology in the Book of Ezekiel”[1]

 

Psalm 123:1-2. 2. 3-4 (2c d)

 

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

2 Cor 12:1-10

Dustin W. Ellington, review of Thomas Stegman, S.J., Second Corinthians [2]

 

 

2 Cor 12:1-10

Jerry L. Sumney, review of James Buchanan Wallace, Snatched into Paradise (2 Cor 2:1-10):  Paul’s Heavenly Journey in the Context of Early Christian Experience[3]

 

 

2 Cor 12:9-10

Nijay K. Gupta, “Which `Body’ Is a Temple (1 Corinthians 6:19)?  Paul beyond the Individual/Communal Divide”[4]

 

 

2 Cor 12:10

William F. Murphy Jr., “Revisiting Contraception:  An Integrated Approach in Light of the Renewal of Thomistic Virtue Ethics”[5]

 

 

2 Cor ?2:9

Joseph G. Mueller, S.J., “Forgetting as a Principle of Continuity in Tradition”[6]

 

 

2 Cor 12:7

Jaime Clark-Soles, review of Audrey Dawson, Healing, Weakness and Power:  Perspectives on Healing in the Writings of Mark, Luke and Paul[7]

 

 

2 Corinthians 12:1-10

John Donne (1572-1631), “Sermon on the Sunday of Saint Paul’s Conversion (1628)”[8]

 

 

2 Cor 12:11-32

Richard Rohr, Falling Upward:  A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life[9]

 

 

2 Cor 12:10

Jeff Cavins, Tim Gray, and Sarah Christmyer, The Bible Timeline:  The Story of Salvation[10]

 

 

2 Cor 12:7, 8

Philip Melanchthon, “The Lessons of Jeremiah’s Prophecy, 1548”[11]

 

 

2 Cor 12:9

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel[12]

 

 

2 Cor 12:9

John Calvin (1509-1564), “Commentary on Acts 7:30”[13]

 

 

2 Cor 12:9

John Calvin (1509-1564), “Commentary on Ephesians”[14]

 

 

2 Corinthians 12:9

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[15]

 

 

2 Corinthians 12:7

Henry Airway (c. 1560-1616), “Commentary on Philippians 4:3”[16]

 

cf. Luke 4:18

 

 

Mark 6:1-6

Mark 6:3

Philip W. Comfort, New Testament Text and Translation Commentary:  Commentary on the variant readings of the ancient New Testament manuscripts and how they relate to the major English translations[17]

 

 

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 forgiveness of sins, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “abasement of your Son.”[18]  Abasement has nothing to do with a basement.  The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.[19]  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 1010 Missal Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 120708pdf/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 ?? Baptist Urban Ministries, Inc.,[20]  As of May 3, 2015, this book is packed for a move to Vermilion, Ohio.  I hope to add what Urban Ministries contains the next time through.

 

 

 



[1] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 2 (April 2014) 265.

 

[2] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 74, No. 2 (April 2012) 401.

 

[3] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 2 (April 2013) 381.

 

[4] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 72, No. 3 (July 2010) 533.

 

[5] Theological Studies, Vol. 72, No. 4 (December 2011) 828.

 

[6] Theological Studies, Vol. 70, No. 3 (September 2009) 781.

 

[7] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 2 (April 2011) 380.

 

[8] 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) 360 fn. 2.

 

[9] San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass:  A Wiley Imprint, 2011, xxiv.

 

[10] West Chester, Pennsylvania:  Ascension Press, 2004, 2011, Session 23, page 166

 

[11] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 64, 67.

 

[12] Erlanger, Kentucky:  Libreria Editrice Vaticana, DynamicCatholic.com, 2014, 72.

 

[13] 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) 90 fn. 18.

 

[14] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament X: Galatians, Ephesians, (ed.) Gerald L. Bray (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic, An Imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2011) 270 fn. 2.

 

[15] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 303, 519.

 

[16] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament XI:  Philippians, Colossians, Graham Tomlin (ed.) in collaboration with Gregory B. Graybill, general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2013) 103.

 

[17] Carol Stream, Illinois:  Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2008, 112-113.

 

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

 

[19] 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) 687.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[20] UMI Annual Sunday School Lesson Commentary:  Precepts for Living ®: 2013-2014:  International Sunday School Lessons:  Volume 165:  UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), a. Okechuku Ogbonnaya, Ph.D., (ed.) (Chicago, IL  60643: UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), 2013).