This Sunday is about the self-righteous attack on Democrats by EWTN and Raymond Arroyo.  This Sunday is also about what to do with Donald Trump and the presidential campaign.  The parallel is between the Jewish concept of the Chosen People and opening up the Chosen People concept to all humans.  The matter of abortion makes the election a moral matter.  Some think any humanly induced abortion is murder; others are not so sure.  Whom to include and whom to exclude is the problem as people vote on Presidential leadership.

 

 

Readings

First Reading                     Isaiah 66:18-21

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 117:1, 2 (Mark 16:15)

Second Reading:               Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13

Alleluia:                             John 14:6

Gospel:                             Luke 13:22-30

 

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.

 

 

Isaiah 66:18-21

Isaiah 66:19

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation[1]

 

 

Isaiah 66:18-21

Michael A. Lyons, “Psalm 22 and the `Servants’ of Isaiah 54; 56—66”[2]

 

 

Isaiah 66:20

Joseph G. Mueller, S.J., “Christian and Jewish Tradition behind Tyconius’s Doctrine of the church as Corpus Bipertitum”[3]

 

 

Psalm 117:1, 2 (Mark 16:15)

 

 

Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13

Hebrews 12:5-6

Philipp Melanchthon (1457-1560)[4]

 

 

Heb 12:6-7[5]

John Frith, “Letter unto the Faithful Followers of Christ’s Gospel, While He Was

prisoner in the Tower of London for the Word of God, 1532.”

 

Urbanus Rhegius, “Apothecary of the Soul for the Healthy and the Soul in These Dangerous times, 1529”

 

Martin Luther, Preface to German Mass and Order of Service, 1526”

 

Hebrews 12:12-13

Viktorin Strigel (1524-1569)[6]

 

 

Hebrews 12:12

The English Annotations (1645, 1651, 1657)[7]

 

 

John 14:6

 

 

Luke 13:22-30

Luke 13:22-30[8]

John Mayer (1467-1550)

Johannes Brenz (1499-1570)

John Trapp (1601-1669)

John Calvin (1509-1564)

Konrad Pellikan (1478-1556)

 

 

Luke 13:23

Edward Reynolds (1599-1676)

The English Annotations

John Dod (c. 1549-1645)

Strigel

 

 

Luke 13:23

Barbara E. Reid, O.P., “The Gospel of Luke:  Friend or Foe of Women Proclaimers of the Word?”[9]

 


 

Luke 13:24

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[10]

 

 

Luke 13:24

Second Helvetic Confession (c. 1549-1645)[11]

 

 

Luke 13:27

Martin Luther (1483-1546), “First Psalms Lectures (1513-1515)[12]

 

 

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 Go out to all the world and tell the good news (Mark 16:15).[13]

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the forgiveness of sins, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “the minds of the faithful”[14] and pray for those minds.  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 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God:  on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness:  otherwise thou also shalt be cut off (Romans 11:22).[15] 

 

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.  There were none for this Sunday.  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] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2006) 210.

 

[2] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 4 (October 2015), 649.

 

[3] Theological Studies, Vol. 73, No. 2 (June 2012) 294.

 

[4] 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: ISBN 978-0-8308-2974-3 (P 1 Y 13) 143, fn. 38.

 

[5] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 38, 121, 286.

 

[6] 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 8308-29552 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 16) 615, fn. 11.

 

[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 8308-29552 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 16) 616, fn. 14.

 

[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) 286-288.

 

[9] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 1 (January 2016) 16.

 

[10] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 599.

 

[11] 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: ISBN 978-0-8308-2974-3 (P 1 Y 13) 10.

 

[12] 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) 48, fn. 14.

 

[13] 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) 795.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[14] 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.

 

[15] 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) 541-542.