Because the Catholic Biblical Quarterly has been difficult and the National Catholic Reporter blog (N*C*R*) has sucked up a lot of time, I have been at this for almost a month.  As I began doing Personal Notes, I promised not to get hyper about getting behind and to let things go, if I did.  I am not quite behind yet, so Intend to stay with it as it.

 

Each month the N*C*R* online tells advertisers there are 480,000 unique visitors, making 950,000 visits, viewing 2 million pages.  My www.Western-Civilization web site gets 2,300 hits per month, with no feed back.  There is just no comparison for the return on energy.

 

EWTN, Raymond Arroyo, and the USCCB are having their troubles with the Republican nominee this year.  They continue to promote Republicans and attack Democrats, just the same.  They also have the effrontery to go after Pope Francis, if he appears, somehow, compatible with Democratic policies.  The Antiphon for today is appropriate, Lord, come to my aid! (Psalm 40:14b).

 

 

Readings

First Reading                     Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10

Psalm:                              Psalm 40:2, 3, 4, 18 (14b)

Second Reading                Hebrews 12:1-4

Alleluia Verse                    John 10:27

Gospel:                             Luke 12:49-53

 

Annotated Bibliography

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

 

 

Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10

 

 

Psalm 40:2, 3, 4, 18 (14b)

Psalm 40:2, 3, 4, 18 (14b)[1]

Johannes Bugenhagen (1485-1558)

John Calvin (1509-1564)

Nikolaus Selnecker (1530-1592)

Cardinal Cajetan (1469-1534)

Calvin

Konrad Pellikan (1478-1556)

Calvin

David Dickson (1583?-1663)

 

 

Hebrews 12:1-4

Hebrews 12:1-3

Katharina Schütz Zell, “Letter to the Suffering Women of the Community of Kentzingen Who Believe in Christ, Sisters with me in Jesus Christ, 1524”[2]

 

 

Heb 12:1

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[3]

 

 

Hebrews 12:1

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel[4]

 

 

Hebrews 12:2

“Encyclical Letter Lumen Fidei of the Supreme Pontiff Francis to the Bishops, Priests, and deacons [sic] and lay Faithful on Faith”[5]

 

 

Hebrews 12:2

Dirk Phillips (1504-1568)[6]

 

 

Heb 12:2

Kevin B. McCruden, “The Eloquent Blood of Jesus:  The Neglected Theme of the Fidelity of Jesus in Hebrews 12:24”[7]

 

 

Hebrews 12:3-11

Beth Kreitzer, “Overview”[8]

 

 

Heb 12:3

Kevin B. McCruden, “The Eloquent Blood of Jesus:  The Neglected Theme of the Fidelity of Jesus in Hebrews 12:24”[9]

 

 

Heb 12:4

David A. Bosworth, review of Diego Pérez Gondar, Cain, Abel y la sangre de los justos:  Gn 4, 1-16 y su recepción en la iglesia primitiva[10]

Bosworth thinks highly of Gondar.  The review especially praises intertestamental relationships.

 

John 10:27

John 10:27[11]

Martin Bucer (1491-1551)

Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Calvin

Francisco de Toledo (1532-1596)

Hannes Brenz (1499-1570)

Caspar Cruciger (1504-1548)

 

Luke 12:49-53

Luke 12:49-53[12]

Callvin

David Joris (c. 1501-1556)

Brenz

Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575)

Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560)

 

Luke 12:50

Sigurd Grindheim, review of Stephen Voorwinde, Jesus’ Emotions in the Gospels[13]

 

 

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 Lord, come to my aid! (Psalm 40:14b.)[14]

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the forgiveness of sins, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “those who love you”.[15]  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 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth (Romans 9:180.[16] 

 

Addenda

 

Personal Notes has been wary of Raymond Arroyo, host of “the World Over, on the Eternal Word Television Network, EWTN, attacking Pope Francis.  Personal Notes has watched for various Papal policies, like anything possibly construed as positive for Democrats, that Arroyo might systematically attack.  Nothing seemed to fall into place until a better realization of what the “Papal Posse,” with Robert Royal, a journalist, and Father Gerald Murray, a canon lawyer, means.  The Posse is out to find and attack Pope Francis, and this on a Catholic network.  This fell into place at the program Thursday, June 25, 2016.  EWTN represents the stand of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB).

 

I have already read every article cited in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.  At this stage I only read unread book reviews there.  Traditionally Theological Studies articles have been more helpful to my prayer life, but, if I have already read the article, I will cite it without annotation.  In a similar way, I present unread sections in Reformation Commentary on Scripture.

 

 

I intend to begin catching up on material postponed while recovering from the transition of ourselves from Virginia to Ohio and Marty into the next life.  If I ever get three months out, again, I then intend to reevaluate the amount of energy placed into Personal Notes each week.

 

 



[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), 315-316, 318.

 

[2] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 109.

 

[3] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 323, 396, 398, 465, 642, 644.

 

[4] Erlanger, Kentucky:  Libreria Editrice Vaticana, DynamicCatholic.com, 2014, 16.

 

[5] L’Osservatore Romano: Weekly Edition in English, Vol. 46, No. 28 (2013), Vatican City Wednesday, 10 July, paragraph 57, page 21/23.

 

[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) 179, fn. 30)

 

[7] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 3 (July 2013) 512, 515.

 

[8] 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) 184.

 

[9] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 3 (July 2013) 508.

 

[10] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 4 (October 2015) 744.

 

[11] 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) 392-395.

 

[12] 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), 275-276

 

[13] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 3 (July 2013), 599.

 

[14] 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) 781.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

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

 

[16] 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) 531-532.