Personal Notes are being prepared September 27, 2016, the day after the first Presidential Debate.  Donald Trump had an emotional appeal for change.  Hillary Clinton had a rational appeal to stay the course.  EWTN leaves the impression that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops sides with the emotional appeal for change.  The prayer for this Sunday, with the election just seventeen days away, November 1, is for discernment between the candidates.   Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth (Psalm 121: cf. 2).[1]

 

 

Readings

First Reading:                    Exodus 17:8--13

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 (cf. 2)

Second Reading:               2 Timothy 3:14—4:2

Alleluia:                             Hebrews 4:12

Gospel:                             Luke 18:1-8

 

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.

 

 

Exodus 17:8—13

Exodus 17:8-14

Caspar Cruciger (1504-1548)[2]

 

 

 

Psalm 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 (cf. 2)

Pastoral Care of the Sick uses Psalm 121 as Reading E in Chapter Six, “Commendation of the Dying.”[3]

 

 

Psalm 121:5

Harry Hagan, O.S.B., review of Simon P. Stocks, The Form and Function of the Tricolon in the Psalms of Ascents:  Introducing a New Paradigm for Hebrew Poetic Line-Form[4]

Hagan reports that Function of the Tricolon is much to do about nothing.  The Lectionary, verse reads, The LORD is your guardian; the LORD is your shade; he is beside you at your right hand.  LORD, LORD and he are either a tricolon or a para-tricolon (i.e. a near tricolon).

 

2 Timothy 3:14—4:2

2 Tim 3:15-17

Jared Wicks, S.J., “Scripture Reading Urged Vehementer (DV No. 25):  Background and Development”[5]

 

 

2 Timothy 3:14

Beth Kreitzer (2015 InterVarsity Press editor)[6]

 

 

2 Timothy 3:16-17[7]

Rudolf Gwalther (1519-1586)

 

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

 

 

2 Timothy 3:16

William Tyndale, “Prologue to the Exposition of the First Epistle of St. John, 1531”[8]

 

 

2 Timothy 3:16

John Calvin (1509-1564)[9]

 

 

2 Timothy 3:17

Edwin Sandys (1519-1588)[10]

 

 


 

2 Timothy 4:1

Valentin Weigel (1533-1588)[11]

 

 

2 Timothy 4:2

Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575)[12]

 

 

1 Timothy 4:2

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[13]

 

 

Hebrews 4:12

 

 

Luke 18:1-8

Luke 18:1-8[14]

Konrad Pellikan (1478-1556)

= Catholic

Jacques Lefévre d’Étaples (1460?-1536)

          “The widow is any person who is deprived of her rights” and human rights does not formally exist in the RCC.   Neither is “human rights” in the index.

Edward Leigh (1602-1671)

Erasmus Sarcerius (1501-1559)

 

 

Luke 18:8

Francis J. Moloney, S.D.B., “Constructing Jesus and the Son of Man”[15]

 

 

 

Luke 18:1-8

Andrés García Serrano, “Anna’s Characterization in Luke 2:36-38:  A Case of Conceptual Allusion?”[16]

 

 

 

Luke 18:1-8

Nikolaus Selnecker (1530-1592)[17]

 

 

Luke 18:1

Thomas More (1478-1535)[18]

“In his wisdom he placed this one petition at the end of the prayer which he had previously taught his disciples, as if it were a summary, in a way, of all the rest:  `And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’”  That approach readily falls into pray-pay-and-obey Catholicism, for something contrary to which Thomas More suffered martyrdom.

 

Luke 18:1[19]

John Davenport (1576-1641)

 

Viktorin Strigel (1524-1569)

 

 

Luke 18:7-8

Strigel[20]

 

 

Luke 18:7

Martin Luther, “Open Letter to Bartholomew van Starhemberg, 1524”[21]

 

 

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 Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth (Psalm 121: cf. 2).[22]

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the forgiveness of sins, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “we may always conform our will [sic] to yours.”[23]  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 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession (Hebrews 4:14).[24] 

 

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.  Unofficially, EWTN represents the stand of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB).

 

I am not citing any article or book review in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Theological Studies or Reformation Commentary on Scripture.  I did quote from Jacques Lefévre d’Étaples and Thomas More, because both are Catholic.

 

 

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] 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) 913.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[2] 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) 79, fn. 8.

 

[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) 174.

 

[4] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 4 (October 2013) 783.

 

[5] Theological Studies, Vol. 74, No. 3 (September 2013) 572.

 

[6] 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) 6.

 

[7] 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) 3, fn. 4; 26, fn. 30.

 

[8] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 73.

 

[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) 199, fn. 8.

 

[10] 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) 247, fn. 5.

 

[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) 501, fn. 9.

 

[12] 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) 261, fn. 13.

 

[13] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 220, 314, 721.

 

[14] 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) 347-348.

 

[15] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 4 (October 2013), 725.

 

[16] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 3 (July 2014) 475, 476.

 

[17] 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) 271, fn. 9.

 

[18] 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) 436, fn. 3.

 

[19] 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) 52, fn. 10; 359, fn. 20.

 

[20] 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) 222, fn. 3.

 

[21] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 204.

 

[22] 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) 913.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[23] 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) 489.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[24] 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) 70-71.