There is nothing new to offer for these readings.  Raymond Arroyo, however, continues his diatribe against Pope Francis.  Pope Francis is urging open boarders for migrants, to which Raymond Arroyo, in the Republican spirit of Donald Trump, is opposed. 

Arroyo continues to host the Republican Chris Smith and advisors to Donald Trump, Walid Phares and Joseph Cella, the Donald Trump liaison for Catholic Affairs.  Cella is part of a United States immigration law firm that has provided legal representation of immigrants for over twenty years.  He is in New Jersey. At one time, Cella said that Trump is “manifestly unfit to be President.”[1]

The idea that The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power (Psalm 98:cf. 2b) is particularly pertinent, as these readings are prepared September 24, 2016 for October 9.  Just as the United States Bishops, who compose the Board of Trustees for The (Pontifical) Catholic University of America, deny voice to professors they do not want to hear, likewise does Raymond Arroyo and the Eternal World Television Network deny voice to legislators they do not want to hear, particularly Democrats.  Personal Notes is dedicated to the proposition that truth should determine politics, no matter where truth may lead.

 

 

Readings

First Reading                     2 Kings 5:14-17

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 (cf. 2b)

Second Reading:               2 Timothy 2:8-13

Alleluia:                             1 Thessalonians 5:18

Gospel:                             Luke 17:11-19

 

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.

 

 

2 Kings 5:14-17

2 Kings 5:1-27

Walter Brueggemann and Davis Hankins, “The Affirmation of Prophetic Power and Deconstruction of Royal Authority in the Elisha Narratives”[2]

 

 

2 Kings 5:1-27

J. L. Manzo, review of Keith Bodner, Elisha’s Profile in the Book of Kings:  The Double Agent[3]

Manzo reports that Bodner picks apart Kings to show that the narrative is about Elisha having the “double spirit” of Elijah for which Elisha had prayed.  Elisha not only replicates, but enhances the work of Elijah.  Bodner relates that the cleansing of Naaman and related episodes helps “indicate Elisha’s high status among the people and their confidence in his prophetic abilities; they also function to ostracize the king, whose responsibility was to provide for their needs.”  Similarly, the movie “Spotlight” is about the hierarchy not providing for the needs of the Faithful against the sexual cover-ups, needs that the prophets furnished instead.

 

 

2 Kings 5:14a-19[4]

Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562)

Johannes Bugenhagen (1485-1558)

Lucas Osiander (1534-1604)

Thomas Jackson (1579-1640)

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Johannes Piscator (1546-1625)

Thomas Adams (1583-1653)

Benedict Aretius (d. 1574)

John Mayer (1583-1664)

Bugenhagen

Mayer

Giovanni Diodati (1576-1649)

Aretius

Daniel Dyke (d. 1614)

Bugenhagen

 

 

Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 (cf. 2b)

Psalm 98:1, 5

Katharina Schütz Zell, “Forward to Her Edition of the Hymnbook of the Bohemian Brethren, 1534”[5]

 

 

2 Timothy 2:8-13

This reading is available for Funerals for Adults.[6]

 

2 Timothy 2:10

Gallic Confession (1559)[7]

 

 

2 Tim 2:11-13

Annette Bourland Huizenga, review of Robert W. Wall with Richard B. Steele, 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus[8]

 

 

2 Timothy 2:11

The Second Helvetic Confession (1566)[9]

 

 

2 Tim 2:12

Robyn Whitaker, “Rebuke or Recall?  Rethinking the Role of Peter in Mark’s Gospel”[10]

 

 

2 Timothy 2:13

John Calvin (1509-1564[11]

 

 

2 Timothy 2:13

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

 

1 Thessalonians 5:18

 

 

Luke 17:11-19

Luke 17:11-19[13]

Johannes Brenz (1499-1570)

Johann Spangenberg (1484-1550)

Luther

Mathew Caylie (unknown)

John Boys (1571-1625)

Thomas Becon (1511/1512-1567)

 

 

Luke 17:15

Kindalee Pfremmer De Long, review of Geir Otto Holomås, Prayer and Vindication in Luke-Acts:  The Theme of Prayer within the Context of the Legitimating and Edifying  Objective of the Lukan Narrative[14]

 

 

Luke 17:18

Dean P. Bechard, S.J., review of Coleman A. Baker, Identity, Memory, and Narrative in Early Christianity:  Peter, Paul, and Recategorization in the Book of Acts[15]

 

 

 

 

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 The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power (Psalm 98:cf. 2b).[16]

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the forgiveness of sins, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “at all times go before us and follow after.”[17]  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 For this man (Jesus) was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded [sic] the house hath more honour than the house (Hebrews 3:3).[18] 

 

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. 

 

 

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.

 

 



 

[2] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2014) 63, 72.

 

[3] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 1 (January 2015) 130.

 

[4] 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) 419-423.

 

[5] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 191.

 

[6] 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) Part III: Texts of Sacred Scripture 13 Funerals for Adults page 220.

 

[7] 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) 144.

 

[8] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 2 (April 2015) 383.

 

[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) 12.

 

[10] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 4 (October 2013) 676.

 

[11] 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) 311, fn. 32.

 

[12] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 40, 419.

 

[13] 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) 337-340.

 

[14] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2014) 139.

 

[15] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2014) 129.

 

[16] 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) 901.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[17] 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.

 

[18] 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) 60-61.

 

UMI Annual Sunday School Lesson Commentary:  Precepts for Living ®: 2016-2017:  International Sunday School Lessons:  Volume 19:  UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), A. Okechuku Ogbonnaya, Ph.D., (ed.) (Chicago, IL  60643: UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), 2016) 12-13