The readings for this Sunday look toward the family.  Commenting on the forthcoming Papal Family synod would be appropriate.  If the Family Synod goes unmentioned, wonder if the preacher sees something wrong with a group of old celibate never-married men formulating anything about family life.  The bishops had enough trouble developing anything about seeing themselves as “Co-workers” with the rest of the Faithful about anything, as the lengthy quote below shows.

 

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.

 

 

Readings

First Reading:                   Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21 (9a)

Second Reading:              Ephesians 5:21-32

Alleluia:                             John 6:63c, 68c

Gospel:                             John 6:60-69

 

Bibliography

Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b

Joshua 24:1-28

Michael Witczak, “History of the Latin Text and Rite”[1]

 

 

Joshua 24:2-3, 15

Jeff Cavins, Tim Gray, and Sarah Christmyer, The Bible Timeline:  The Story of Salvation[2]

 

 

Joshua 24:2-3

John Calvin (1509-1564), “Commentaries on Ezekiel”[3]

 

 

Joshua 24:15

John David Ramsey, A Precarious Faith:  The Tri-Une [sic] Dynamic of the Christian Life[4]

 

 

Joshua 24:16-8, 24 

Karl Allen Kuhn, “Deaf or Defiant?  The Literary, Cultural, and Affective-Rhetorical Keys to the Naming of John (Luke 1:57-80)”[5]

 

 

Psalm 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21 (9a)

Pastoral Care of the Sick uses verses 2-3 and 16-17 from this reading.[6] 

 

Psalm 34:1-4

Thomas Becon (1511/1512-1567), “Gospel on the Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity”[7]

 

 


 

Psalm 34:19

Anscar J. Chupungco, “The ICEL2010 Translation”[8]

 

 

Ephesians 5:21-32

Ephesians 5:19-21

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[9]

 

 

Eph 5:18-33

Paul Rhodes Eddy, review of Alan G. Padgett, As Christ Submits to the Church:  A Biblical Understanding of Leadership and Mutual Submission[10]

 

 

Eph 5:21-33

Catherine Vincie, “The Mystagogical Implications”[11]

 

 

Ephesians 5:21-32

Joseph A. Bracken, S.J., “The Challenge of Self-giving Love”[12]

 

 


 

Eph 5:22-24[13]

Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575), “Commentary on Colossians 3:18-19 (and Ephesians 5:22-24)”

 

 

Martin Chemnitz (1522-1586), “Loci Theologici”

 

 

Eph 5:23-32

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

 

 

Ephesians 5:23

Patrick Regan, “Theology of the Latin Text and Rite”[15]

 

 

Eph 5:24

William Greenhill (1591-1671), “An Exposition of Ezekiel”[16]

 

 

Eph 5:25-27

Johann Agricola (c. 1494-1556), “Sermon on Colossians 3:19”[17]

 

 

Ephesians 5:25

This is the place in this Cycle B where the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Co-Workers: In the Vineyard of the Lord:  A Resource for Guiding the development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry (Washington, D.C.:  United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2005, 40) includes a Sunday Lectionary reading.  That is why so much of it appears here.  This is the section on Spiritual formation of the Faithful, “Elements of Spiritual Formation.”  What follows is the part on Love for [not of] the Church.  The basic idea is pay-pray-and-obey.

 

We learn to love the Church by looking at her with the eyes of Jesus, “who loved the Church and gave himself up for her” (Eph 5:25).  [The full versification from the Lectionary, which the Faithful will hear, is Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her.  So in this era of the sexual cover-up, “Co-workers” offers a sexual relationship between the Faithful and the Church.]  Though it is made up of all of us sinful human beings, Christ has made the Church his Mystical Body.  Living by the victory of his Resurrection, the Church is a reality of faith [sic], manifested in the witness of so many martyrs and saints, in the good lives of countless Christians, in the holiness of the teaching and the gifts given by Christ.  Those called to lay ecclesial ministry can respond if they are aware that the Church is God’s love at work in the world, God’s offer of salvation uniquely through Christ.  This requires in the lay ecclesial minister a sense of gratitude for the Church [without mention of a just living wage], which is the gift of God who upholds and renews her. 

          Love for the Church means rejoicing in what Christ has made the Church and allowing that to shape one’s identity.  It does not mean that one needs to deny the dark sides of the Church’s history nor think that in every circumstance the words and actions of her representatives, including lay ecclesial ministers, have to be greeted with admiration.  [Admiration, ha, how about respect, especially with anyone convicted of sexual coverup.]

Lay ecclesial ministers serve publicly in the local church, so they need to accept this role with fidelity and loyalty and be able to fill it with integrity, fully versed in authentic Church [sic] teaching, supportive of it, able to defend it, and present it with clarity [clarity not sophistication against overt simplification].  Spiritual formation can help persons discern if this calling is for them, embrace it with joy if it is, or move on in peace if it is not.

 

 

Eph 5:27

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel[18]

 

 

Eph 5:28-29

Wolfgang Musculus (1497-1563), “Commentary on Genesis 2:18-25”[19]

 

 

Eph 5:30

Urbanus Rhegius, “Apothecary of the Soul for the Healthy and the Sick in These [sic] Dangerous times, 1529”[20]

 

 

Ephesians 5:32

Mary Collins and Edward Foley, “Mystagogy:  Discerning the Mystery of Faith”[21]

 

 

Ephesians 5:32

Thomas M. Finn, “Sex and Marriage in the Sentences of Peter Lombard”[22]

 

 

Eph 5:25-32

Teresa J. Hornsby, review of William Loader, Sexuality in the New Testament:  Understanding the Key Texts[23]

 

 

Ephesians 5:26

Benjamin J. Lappenga, “`Zealots for Good Works’:  The Polemical Repercussions of the Word zhlwthV in Titus 2:14”[24]

 

 

John 6:63c, 68c

John 6:63c, 68c

See below.

 

John 6:60-69

John 6:23-64

Bernard P. Prusak, “Explaining Eucharistic `Real Presence’:  Moving beyond a Medieval Conundrum”[25]

 

 

John 6:60-71

William M. Wright IV, “Greco-Roman Character Typing and the Presentation of Judas in the Fourth Gospel” [26]

 

 

John 6:61

Johannes Oecolampadius (1482-1531), “Commentary on John 6:41”[27]

 

 

John 6:61-62

Martin Bucer (1491-1551), “Commentary on John 6:52”[28]

 

 

Jn 6:62-63

Anthony J. Kelly, C.Ss.R., “`The Body of Christ:  Amen!’:  The Expanding Incarnation”[29]

 

 

John 6:62

Jeffrey L. Staley, review, Benjamin E. Reynolds, The Apocalyptic Son of Man in the Gospel of John[30]

 

 

John 6:63

Jared Wicks, S.J., “Scripture Reading Urged Vehementer (DV No. 25):  Background and Development”[31]

 

 

John 6:63

Mary Collins and Edward Foley, “Mystagogy:  Discerning the Mystery of Faith”[32]

 

 

John 6:63

Musculus, “Commentary on John 3:6”[33]

 

 

John 6:63[34]

Beth Kreitzer, “Introduction to Luke”

 

 

Johann Spangenberg, “Gospel on the Fifth Sunday After [sic] Trinity”

 

 

John 6:63-64

Kaspar von Schwenckfeld (1489-1561), “A Christian Reflection upon the Saying:  ~Let the Children Come to Me.’”[35]

 

 

John 6:64

William M. Wright IV, “Greco-Roman Character Typing and the Presentation of Judas in the Fourth Gospel”[36]

 

 

John 6:64

Sherri Brown, “What is Truth?  Jesus, Pilate, and the Staging of the Dialogue of the Cross in John 18:28—19:16a”[37]

 

 

John 6:65

Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531), “Commentary on John 1:13”[38]

 

 

John 6:66-68

David G. Schultenover, S.J., “From the Editor’s Desk”[39]

 

 

John 6:67-71

John David Ramsey, A Precarious Faith:  The Tri-Une [sic] Dynamic of the Christian Life[40]

 

 

John 6:68

Andrew Willet (1562-1621), “Sixfold Commentary upon Daniel”[41]

 

 

John 6:68

Heinrich Salmuth (1522-1576), “The Fifth Sermon on the Passion and death of Jesus Christ.”[42]

 

 

John 6:69[43]

Bucer, “Commentary on John 6:52”

 

 

Musculus, “Commentary on John 11:24”

 

 

John 6:69

Johann Baumgart (Pomarius) (1514-1578), “Gospel on the Day of Peter and Paul”[44]

 

 

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.

 

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 “cause trhe minds of the faithful to unity in a single purpose”[45]  The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is Taste and see the goodness of the Lord (Psalm 34:9a).[46]  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 1220 Missal Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time 120617pdf/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 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compasions [sic] every man to his brother:  and oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your hears (Zechariah 7:9-110).[47] 

 



[1] 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) 161.

 

[2] West Chester, Pennsylvania:  Ascension Press, 2004, 2011, Sessions 4 and 9, pages 35 and 3.

 

[3] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament XII: Ezekiel, Daniel, (ed.) Carl L. Beckwith (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic, An Imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2012) 81.

 

[4] Ph.D. Dissertation, Duke University, 2002, 15, 393.

 

[5] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 3 (July 2013) 500.

 

[6] The Roman Ritual: Revised by Decree of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council and Published by Authority of Pope Paul VI: Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum: Approved for use in the dioceses of the United States of America by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and Confirmed by the Apostolic See: Prepared by International Commission on English in the Liturgy: a Joint Commission of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences (New York: Catholic Book Publishing Co. 1983) 286, 324.

 

[7] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illino-is:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015) 121 fn. 10.

 

[8] 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) 376.

 

[9] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 639, 644-45, 651.

 

[10] Theological Studies, Vol. 73, No. 3 (September 2012) 694.

 

[11] 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) 189.

 

[12] Theological Studies, Vol. 74, No. 4 (December 2013) 856, 860.

 

[13] 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) 231, 232 fn. 4.

 

[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) 333 fn. 19.

 

[15] 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) 319 fn. 7.

 

[16] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament XII: Ezekiel, Daniel, (ed.) Carl L. Beckwith (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic, An Imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2012) 217.

 

[17] 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) 233 fn. 5.

 

[18] Erlanger, Kentucky:  Libreria Editrice Vaticana, DynamicCatholic.com, 2014, 28.

 

[19] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament I: Genesis I—II, (ed.) John L. Thompson (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic, An Imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2012) 107 fn. 37.

 

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

 

[21] 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) 88 fn. 56.

 

[22] Theological Studies, Vol. 72, No. 1 (March 2011) 49, 52, 58.

 

[23] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 1 (January 2013) 159.

 

[24] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 4 (October 2013) 708.

 

[25] Theological Studies, Vol. 75, No. 2 (June 2014) 239, 241, 251.

 

[26] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 71, No. 3 (July 2009) 551-553, 554.

 

[27] 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, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014) 228 fn. 44.

 

[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, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014) 240 fn. 71.

 

[29] Theological Studies, Vol. 71, No. 4 (December 2010) 802, 806.

 

[30] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 72, No. 1 (April 2010) 160.

 

[31] Theological Studies, Vol. 74, No. 3 (September 2013) 574.

 

[32] 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) 97.

 

[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, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014) 97, fn. 28.

 

[34] 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) liii, 114 fn. 11.

 

[35] 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) 354 fn. 5.

 

[36] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 71, No. 3 (July 2009) 555, 556, 559.

 

[37] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 1 (January 2015) 74, 73.

 

[38] 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, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014) 27 fn. 54.

 

[39] Theological Studies, Vol. 72, No. 2 (June 2011) 246.

 

[40] Ph.D. Dissertation, Duke University, 2002, 71.

 

[41] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament XII: Ezekiel, Daniel, (ed.) Carl L. Beckwith (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic, An Imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2012) 412.

 

[42] 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) 447 fn. 3.

 

[43] 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, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014) 240 fn. 71, 414 fn. 18.

 

[44] 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) 199 fn. 3.

 

[45] 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) 481.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[46] 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) 789.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[47] 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) 567-568.