Raymond Arroyo of EWTN continues to spout Republican politics and face off against Pope Francis.  On Thursday, August 11, the program originated from Orange County, California.  Arroyo pointed out that Hillary Clinton acted illegally, without pointing out any response from Clinton.  Arroyo denied what Trump said about using the Second Amendment to eliminate Clinton, after election, before she could nominate Supreme Court Justices, without showing the video where he said it.  Arroyo reported on an agreement between the Holy See and China in which China would furnish a list from which the Holy See would pick new bishops.  Some Chinese think the time is not yet ready for such an agreement, for example, because the Chinese government is not authorizing clergy and the Faithful to attend World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.

 

In the Liturgy of the Word, Sirach 3:17 teaches, <I>conduct your affairs with humility, and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts</I>.  Remember, <I> God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor</I> (Psalm 68:7).  The Protestant Revolutionary, Konrad Pellikan, offers hope.  “And they (the Faithful) will defeat this age not by worldly weapons but by his Word and by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on believers, which no worldly power can oppose.”[1]  <I>You have app[roached . . . the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem</I> (Hebrews 12:22).  Always remember <I>everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted</I> (Luke 14:11) as the Faithful watch Donald Trump work out his campaign for the Presidency of the United States of America in the context of Raymond Arroyo, EWTN, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

 

 

Readings

First Reading                     Sirach 3:17-18, 21, 29-30  (for documentation see 126C for 2004)

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11 (cf. 11)

Second Reading:               Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24  (for documentation see 126C for 2004)

Alleluia:                             Matthew 11:29ab

Gospel:                             Luke 14:1, 7-14

 

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.

 

 

Sirach 3:17-18, 21, 29-30 

 

Psalm 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11 (cf. 11)

Psalm 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11 (cf. 11)[2]

Tilemann Hesshus (1527-1588)

John Calvin (1509-1564)

Nikolaus Selnecker (

Calvin

Sebastian Müntzer (c. 1489-1525)

Giovanni Diodati (1576-1649)

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Luther

Calvin

Rudolf Gwalther (1519-1586)

Konrad Pellikan (1478-1556)

          See material above the solid line.

Luther

Viktorin Strigel (1524-1569)

The English Annotations (1645, 1651, 1657)

 

Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24 

Hebrews 12:2

Calvin[3]

 

 

Heb 12:18

John Painter, review of Matthew D. Jensen, Affirming the Resurrection of the Incarnate Christ:  A Reading of 1 John[4]

Painter uses such words as “misconstrued,” “misrepresentation,” “overlooks,” Ignores,” and “does not seem to have occurred to him” to characterize this study.

 

 

Hebrews 12:22

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[5]

 

 

Heb 12:24

Kevin B. McCruden, “The Eloquent Blood of Jesus:  The Neglected Theme of the Fidelity of Jesus in Hebrews 12:24”[6]

 

 

Matthew 11:29ab

 

Luke 14:1, 7-14

Luke 14:1, 7-14[7]

John Boys (1571-1625)

Johannes Brenz (1499-1570)

Johann Spangenberg (1484-1550)

Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531)

Thomas Becon (1511/1512-1567)

Brenz

Calvin

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Jacques Lefèver d’Étaples (1460?-1536)

= Catholic     = Jewish

 

 

Luke 14:1-6

Harry T. Fleddermann, review of Ronald Jolliffe, with Gertraud Harb, Christoph Heil, Anneliese Felber, and Angelika Magnes, Q 11:46b, 52, 47-51, Woes against the  Exegetes of the Law:  Wisdom’s Judgment on This Generation[8]

 

 

Luke 14:1-6

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

 

 

Luke 14:10

Timothy W. Reardon, “Cleansing through Almsgiving in Luke-Acts:  Purity, Cornelius, and the Translation of Acts 15:9”[10]

 

 

Luke 14:12-14

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation[11]

 

 

Luke 14:14

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel[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 God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor (Psalm 68:cf. 11b).[13]

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the forgiveness of sins, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “God of might, giver of every good gift.”[14]  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 Owe no man any thing [sic] but to love one another:  for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law (romans 13:8).[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.  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] Konrad Pellikan, “Commentary on Psalm 68:11, 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) 463, fn. 11, Commentaria Bibliorum, 4:113r-v.

 

[2] 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) 460-464.

 

[3] 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) 199, fn. 26.

 

[4] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 4 (October 2014) 771.

 

[5] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 148, 153.

 

[6] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 3 (July 2013) 514, 519, 504-520.

 

[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, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 293-298.

 

[8] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 2 (April 2014) 357.

 

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

 

[10] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 3 (July 2016) 474.

 

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

2006) 280.

 

[12] Erlanger, Kentucky:  Libreria Editrice Vaticana, DynamicCatholic.com, 2014, 44.

 

[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) 808-809.  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) 482.  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) 552-553.