Indeed the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).  The Faithful see this happening in the institutional RCC, particularly with the sexual coverup.  The need is to pray for the success of Pope Francis in bringing the Faith with him to the United States in September.

 

 

Readings

First Reading:                   Wisdom 7:7-11

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 90:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 (14)

Second Reading:              Hebrews 4:12-13

Alleluia:                             Matthew 5:3

Gospel:                             Mark 10:17-30

 

Bibliography

Wisdom 7:7-11

 

Psalm 90:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 (14)

The Church uses Psalm 90 in its care for the sick.[1] 

 

Hebrews 4:12-13

Heb 4:12-13

Kevin B. McCruden, “The Eloquent Blood of Jesus:  The Neglected Theme of the Fidelity of Jesus in Hebrews 12:24”[2]

 

 

Hebrews 4:12

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel[3]

 

 

Hebrews 4:12

Catherine Vincie, “The Mystagogical Implications”[4]

 

 

Heb 4:12

Michael L. Cook, .S.J., “The African Experience of Jesus”[5]

 

 

Heb 4:12

James W. Thompson, “The New Is Better:  A Neglected Aspect of the Hermeneutics of Hebrews”[6]

 

 

Heb 4:12

Gerald O’Collins, S.J., review of John Paul Heil, Worship in the Letter to the Hebrews[7]

Heil finds thirty-three distinct chiastic units, all focused on worship.

 

Heb 4:12

Jared Wicks, S.J., “Scripture Reading Urged Vehementer (DV No. 25):  Background and Development”[8]

 

 


 

Heb 4:12

Marianne Moyaert, “Theology Today:  Comparative Theology as a Catholic Theological Approach”[9]

The word of God is living and effective means, “Scripture is central to comparative theology, but comparative theologians would immediately add that what makes their approach specific is comparing biblical texts with texts from other traditions for theological purposes.

 

Hebrews 4:13

Matthew Meade (1628/29-1699)[10]

Hebrews 4:13

John Calvin (1509-1564), “Commentary on a Harmony of the Gospels”[11]

 

 

Hebrews 4:13

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[12]

 

 

Hebrews 4:14—15:10

Anscar J. Chupungco, “The ICEL2010 Translation”[13]

 

 

Matthew 5:3

 

 

Mark 10:17-30


 

Mark 10:17-27

John Mayer (1583-1664), “Commentary upon All the Prophets”[14]

 

 

Mark 10:17-22

Francis J. Moloney, SDB, review of David Crump, Encountering Jesus, Encountering Scripture:  Reading the Bible Critically in Faith[15]

 

 

Mark 10:17-22

Craig E. Morrison, O.Carm., review of Roland Meynet, Une nouvelle introduction aux évangiles synoptiques[16]

Meynet approaches the Gospels rhetorically in a manner well suited to preaching.

 

Mark 10:17

Martin C. Albl, review of Jean-Francois Baudoz, Prendre sa croix:  Jésus et ses disciples dans l’évangile de Marc[17]

 

 

Mark 10:18

James H. Evans [sic] Jr., We have been Believers:  An African American Systematic Theology[18]

 

 

Mark 10:18

Juan de Maldonado (1533-1583), “Commentary on John 7:8-9”[19]

 

 

Mark 10:21, 25

Leif E. Vaage, “An Other Home: Discipleship in Mark as Domestic Asceticism”[20]

 

 

Mark 10:21

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel[21]

 

 

Mark 10:21

Robyn Whitaker, “Rebuke or Recall?  Rethinking the Role of Peter in Mark’s Gospel”[22]

 

 

Mark 10:21

Edward Collins Vacek, S.J., “Discernment Within a Mutual Love Relationship with God:  A New Theological Foundation”[23]

 

 

Mark 10:26-27

Fr. Yozefu – B. Ssemakula, The Healing of Families:  How To Pray Effectively for Those Stubborn Personal and Familial Proble[24]

 

 

Mark 10:28

Erin Vearncombe, “Cloaks, Conflict, and Mark 51-52”[25]

 

 

Mark 10:28

Johannes Brenz (1499-1570), “Commentary on John 4:28”[26]

 

 

Mark 10:29-30

Katharina Schütz Zell, “Letter to the Suffering Women of the Community of Kentzingen Who Believe in Christ, Sisters with Me in Jesus Christ, 1524”[27]

 

 

Mark 10:29-30

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation [28]

 

 

Mark 10:29

Richard J. Dillon, “Mark 1:1-15:  `New Evangelization’?”[29]

 

 

Mark 10:30

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”[30]

 

 

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 Gloria, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “make us always determined.”[31]  The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy! (Psalm 90:14).[32]  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 1430 Missal: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 121014pdf/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 And straightwy he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God (Acts 9:20)[33] 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.” 

 

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 campaign for the Republican nomination for President will show . . . or not.

 

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 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.

 



[1] 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) 294.

 

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

 

[3] Erlanger, Kentucky:  Libreria Editrice Vaticana, DynamicCatholic.com, 2014, 118.

 

[4] 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) 187.

 

[5] Theological Studies, Vol. 70, No. 3 (September 2009) 684.

 

[6] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 73 No. 3 (July 2011) 554.

 

[7] Theological Studies, Vol. 73, No. 3 (September 2012) 697.

 

[8] Theological Studies, Vol. 74, No. 3 (September 2013) 573.

 

[9] Theological Studies, Vol. 76, No. 1 (March 2015) 60.

 

[10] 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) xlv-xlvi, 54.

 

[11] 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) 11 fn. 15.

 

[12] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 311, 359, 396, 576.

 

[13] 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) 332.

 

[14] 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) 206.

 

[15] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76 No. 4 (October 2014) 760.

 

[16] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 72 No. 4 (October 2010) 834.

 

[17] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 73 No. 1 (January 2011) 151.

 

[18] second edition (Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 2012) 113.

 

[19] 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, ISBN 978 0 8308-2967-5 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 14.) 263 fn. 17.

 

[20] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 71, No. 4 (October 2009) 744, 745, 747, 752, 757-760.

 

[21] Erlanger, Kentucky:  Libreria Editrice Vaticana, DynamicCatholic.com, 2014, 197.

 

[22] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 4 (October 2013) 672, 674, 680.

 

[23] Theological Studies, Vol. 74, No. 3 (September 2013) 686.

 

[24] [no publisher or place of publication is listed] www.healingoffamilies.com, 2012, 149.

 

[25] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 4 (October 2013) 703.

 

[26] 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, ISBN 978 0 8308-2967-5 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 14.) 140 fn. 4.

 

[27] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 107.

 

[28] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2006) 199.

 

[29] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2014) 13.

 

[30] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 39.

 

[31] 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) 488.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[32] 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) 893.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[33] UMI Annual Sunday School Lesson Commentary:  Precepts for Living ®: 2015-2016:  International Sunday School Lessons:  Volume 18:  UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), A. Okechuku Ogbonnaya, Ph.D., (ed.) (Chicago, IL  60643: UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), 2015) 63-64.