Kate Ward of Marquette University, Milwaukee reviews Linda Hogan, Keeping Faith with Human Rights.  Those following Personal Notes will be aware that the Roman Catholic Church has little to no room for human rights.  The Jewish Holocaust of World War II forced a reevaluation of that lack of intellectual space.  That notwithstanding, The administration of The Catholic University of America has been under censure for the way CU treated the moral theologian, Charles E. Curran, without offering him due process, before firing him.[1] 

Ward quotes philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah that “change in religious traditions often comes from within.  When culture(s) and human rights discourse(s) are correctly understood as internally dynamic evolving, `culture can be repositioned as a site of emancipatory politics rather than a bulwark against social change..’”  Ward goes on, “For H., human rights discourse . . . represents dialogue among members of different traditions; and effects political change through persuasion,” rather than catechetical dictate.  This a matter of truth determining politics, including Church politics, rather than politics determining what is truth.

 

 

 

Material above the solid line draws from material below the solid line.  Those uninterested in scholarly and tangential details should stop reading here.  If they do, however, they may miss some interesting material.

 

Readings

First Reading:                    Ezekiel 18:25-28

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (6a)

Second Reading:               Philippians 2:1-11

Alleluia:                             John 10:27

Gospel:                             Matthew 21:28-32

 

Annotated Bibliography

 

Ezekiel 18:25-28

Ezekiel 18:25-28

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: ISBN 978-0-8308-2962-0 P 1 Y 12) 106-108.

 

 

Ezekiel 18:31

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:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2969-9 (print) P 1 Y 14) 240.

 

 

Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (6a)

This Psalm is available for funerals[2] and visits to the sick.[3]

 

Psalm 25:6-7

Kevin W. Irwin, The Sacraments:  Historical Foundations and Liturgical Theology (New York:  Paulist Press, 2016) 25.

 

 

Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9

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) 198-200.

 

 


 

Philippians 2:1-11

This reading is available for funerals.[4]

 

Philippians 2:2, 3, 9-10, 11

in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VIII:  Romans 9—16, Timothy George (ed.), general editor; Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor; Philip D. W. Krey and Peter D. S. Krey (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2016, ISBN 978 0 8308-2971-2, P 1, Y 16) 193, 144, 146, 192, 216.

 

 

Philippians 2:2-4, 9

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:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2969-9 (print) P 1 Y 14) 36, 38, 68.

 

 

Philippians 2:2, 6-11

in Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 117, 148, 281.

 

 

Philippians 2:3, 5-8

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) 206, 209, 297, 400, 429.

 

 

Phil 2:3

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel  (Erlanger, Kentucky:  Libreria Editrice Vaticana, DynamicCatholic.com, 2014) 198.

 

 

Phil 2:5-7

John R. Coulson, “Jesus and the Spirit in Paul’s Theology:  The Earthly Jesus”[5]

 

 

Phil 2:5-8

Ann Astell, “Violence, Mysticism, and René Girard”[6]

 

 

Philippians 2:5, 7-11

In Sherry A. Weddell, Forming Intentional Disciples:  The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus (Huntington, Indiana 46750:  Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 2012) 201.

 

 

Phil 2:6-11

Julien Smith, review of Wesley Hill, Paul and the Trinity:  Persons, Relations, and the Pauline Letters[7]

 

 

Phil 2:6-11

Christopher McMahon, review of Yongbom Lee, The Son of Man as the Last Adam:  The Early Church Tradition as a Source of Paul’s Adam[8]

 

 

Phil 2:6-11

Robert L. Foster, “The Justice of the Gentiles:  Revisiting the Purpose of Romans”[9]

 

 

Phil 2:6-11

Thomas P. Rausch, S.J., review of Terrence W. Tilley, The Disciples’ Jesus:  Christology as Reconciling Practice[10]

 

 

Phil 2:6-11

Matthew W. Bates, review of Wesley Hill, Paul and the Trinity:  Persons, Relations and the Pauline Letters[11]

 

 

Philippians 2:6-7

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) 123, 377.

 

 

Philippians 2:6-7, 9-10

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) 75, 76, 18, 262, 316.

 

 

Phil 2:9-11

Brendan Byrne, S.J., “A Pauline Complement to Laudato Si’”[12]

 

 

John 10:27

John 10:27

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 (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.

 

 

Matthew 21:28-32

Matthew 21:31

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) 125.

 

 

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 Gloria, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “bestow, we pray, your grace abundantly upon us.”[13]  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 1610 Missal: Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 121125.pdf/htm at http://www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes/Personal%20Notes.htm.

 

 

Addenda

 

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.  Beginning with the Second Sunday of Easter, April 23, 2017, my interest began shifting back toward annotating the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.

 

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, I discovered that my web site, www.western-civilization.com was receiving 1000 hits per day, from the United States, most of which were for these readings.  That complicates my priorities, priorities that require balancing between developing these Personal Notes, engaging writing on the National Catholic Reporter at https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today, developing a Cleveland Organizing Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), attending to my archival resources at the Western Reserve Historical Society, and preparing my 1972 dissertation, “Cleveland and the Negro following World War II” for publication at least on the web.  I am the founding president of the Hampton Roads Branch of ASALH, from which the movie “Hidden Figures” arose, meaning that these priorities have potential consequences of note.

 

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.”  Arroyo would do better to get his “Papal Posse” off the air as well.  The bias against Catholic Democratic legislators is unbecoming.

 

By July 31, I had identified a pattern of attack on Pope Francis by Arroyo.  The attack is on what the Pope is preaching about climate change and capitalism.  In the United States Republicans have firm opposition to such sermonizing, as the forthcoming Trump administration will show . . . or not.  On June 4 Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.  On August 10, 2017, Arroyo was better at leaving the Teaching Magisterium alone.

 

As, on June 23, 2015, I prepared Reading 110B for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary time for July 26, I decided to begin reading unread book reviews and articles from Theological Studies for two reasons.  The first is I have already read every article cited in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.  The second is that traditionally Theological Studies articles have been more helpful to my prayer life.  I also began reading unread book reviews in the Biblical Quarterly.  Beginning with the Second Sunday of Easter, April 23, 2017, I realized the Reformation Commentary on Scripture was doing little for my prayer-life and I began to drift away from the time-consuming details I had been recording. 

 

As of August 4, 2017, Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament IXa:  1 Corinthians, Edited by Scott M. Manetsch, General Editor Timothy George, Associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 20167, ISBN 978 0 8308-2972 9 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 17) was indexed.  My intention is to read and annotate unread sections until the book is entirely read.

 

 

 



[1] Kate Ward, review of Linda Hogan, Keeping Faith with Human Rights, Theological Studies, Vol. 78, No. 3 (September 2017) 755.

[2] N.a., International Commission on English in the Liturgy: A Joint Commission of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences, The Roman Ritual: Revised by Decree of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council and published by Authority of Pope Paul IV: Order of Christian Funerals: Including Appendix 2: Cremation: 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 (New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Co., 1998) 224, 254, 262.

 

[3] 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) 172, 283.

 

[4] N.a., International Commission on English in the Liturgy: A Joint Commission of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences, The Roman Ritual: Revised by Decree of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council and published by Authority of Pope Paul IV: Order of Christian Funerals: Including Appendix 2: Cremation: 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 (New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Co., 1998) 320.

 

[5] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 79, No. 1 (January 2017) 93, 94.

 

[6] Theological Studies, Vol. 78, No. 2 (June 2017) 408.

 

[7] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 3 (July 2016) 550.

 

[8] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 3 (July 2014) 563.

 

[9] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 4 (October 2014) 685, 693.

 

[10] Theological Studies, Vol. 72, No. 2 (June 2011) 434.

 

[11] Theological Studies, Vol. 77, No. 1 (March 2016) 219.

 

[12] Theological Studies, Vol. 77, No. 2 (June 2016) 325.

 

[13] 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) 486.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.