Through his guest, Raymond Arroyo was at it again, August 7, 2015.  The guest was New Jersey Congressional Representative, Chris Smith.  Smith was fear mongering about the dangers of Democrats funding Planned Parenthood and the ill-advised climate policies of Pope Francis, particularly support for the United Nations Sustainable Goals.[1]  As usual, neither Democrat nor anyone else had an opportunity for rebuttal.

 

These Personal Notes were prepared August 6-8, as the Center for Medical Progress continued to issue surreptitious videos of Planned Parenthood personnel dealing with organ donations emanating from grisly abortions.[2]  A relatively even-handed report:

 

Operation Rescue says the Center for Medical Progress' (CMP) campaign attacking Planned Parenthood was created "in consultation with" their group.  CMP has released deceptively edited videos against Planned Parenthood that have been called out by observers. [OperationRescue.org, accessed 7/21/15Media Matters7/15/15][3]

 

In that same spirit, week after week, the following unnecessary scurrilous attack about encouraging sexual promiscuity appears in the Saint Mary Catholic Church bulletin in Vermilion, Ohio.  “On the first Thursday of each month, Lorain County Right to Life leads a Prayer Vigil at the Planned Parenthood [sic] in Lorain from 3-4 pm.  While this facility does not commit surgical abortions, they [sic] (like all Planned Parenthood facilities) encourage sexual promiscuity, and provide abortifacients, such as the birth control pill, even to minor children.”  Not all Planned Parenthood facilities encourage sexual promiscuity. 

 

Especially when clerics and those who represent clerics attack reputations, rather than policies, the Church suffers.  Jeremiah 31:7 offers hope to those Faithful, like the United States Congress, who recognize the good Planned Parenthood does, especially for health care.  The LORD has delivered his people, the remnant of Israel.  With the Psalmist 126:3, the Faithful Remnant, clinging to truth, leaving reputations as unblemished as possible, recognize The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.  Hebrews 5:2 is about dealing patiently with the ignorant and erring.  Not only Planned Parenthood, but also the Faithful Remnant can also be ignorant and erring.  In this situation, Mark 10:52 helps show how to pray, Jesus told him [the Faithful Remnant], “Go your way; your faith has saved you.”  Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.

 

 

Readings

First Reading:                   Jeremiah 31:7-9

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 (3)

Second Reading:              Hebrews 5:1-6

Alleluia:                             cf. 2 Timothy 1:10

Gospel:                             Mark 10:46-52

 

Bibliography

Jeremiah 31:7-9

 

 

Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 (3)

The Order of Christian Funerals utilizes this Psalm at 13, 16 Antiphons and Psalms for use in various places within the rites.  While verse 3 is the Responsorial for the Sundays, verse 6, modified as follows, is the Antiphon for the funeral rite.  “Those who sow in tears shall sing for joy when they reap.”

 

Psalm 126:5-6

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation[4]

 

 

Psalm 126:5, 6

Mark C. Kiley, review of Jean-Luc Vesco, Le Psautier de Jésus:  Les citations des Psaumes dans le Nouveau Testament[5]

Kiley reports that “none of the canonical resurrection narratives cites any individual scripture verse as explanatory witness, perhaps a tacit acknowledgement that, as risen Lord, Jesus escapes the capacity of any one citation to describe the mystery.”  Those that sow in tears shall reap rejoicing alludes to heading toward Jerusalem and the Resurrection.

 

Hebrews 5:1-6

Hebrews 4:14—5:10

Anscar J. Chupungco, “The ICEL2010 Translation”[6]

 

 

Hebrews 5:2

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[7]

 

 

Hebrews 5:4

Erasmus Sarcerius (1501-1559), “Commentary on John 10:2”[8]

 

 

cf. 2 Timothy 1:10

 

 

Mark 10:46-52

Mark 10:46-52

Mary Ann Beavis, “The Resurrection of Jephthah’s Daughter:  Judges 11:34-40 and Mark 5:21-24, 35-43”[9]

 

 

Mark 10:46-52

Wendy Cotter, C.S.J., review of Paul J. Achtemeier, Jesus and the Miracle Tradition[10]

 

 

Mark 10:46-52

C. Clifton Black, review of Wendy J. Cotter, C.S.J., The Christ of Miracle Stories:  Portrait through Encounter[11]

 

 

Mark 10:46, 52

Richard J. Dillon, “Mark 1:1-15:  `New Evangelization’?”[12]

 

 

Mark 10:46-51

John Boys (1571-1625), “The First Sunday After [sic] Trinity”[13]

 

 

Mark 10:46-25

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel[14]

 

 

Mark 10:46

Earl Muller, S.J., review of Elizabeth E. Shively, Apocalyptic Imagination in the Gospel of Mark:  The Literary and Theological Role of Mark 3:22-30[15]

 

 

Mark 10:48, 49

Robyn Whitaker, “Rebuke or Recall?  Rethinking the Role of Peter in Mark’s Gospel”[16]

 

Mark 10:50

Erin Vearncombe, “Cloaks, Conflict, and Mark 51-52”[17]

 

 

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 “increase our faith, hope [sic] and charity.”[18]  The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is I love you, Lord, my strength (Psalm 18:2).[19]  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 1490 Missal: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 121028pdf/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 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God? (Acts 11:17).[20] 

 

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.

 

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 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.

 


 

Bette,

 

I hate to send a copy of this to Father Ron.  I am wondering if I have to mention Vermilion. 



[1] Raymond Arroyo, ETWN, “The World Over,” Thursday, August 7, 2015.

 

[2] http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com/unabridged/suggestions/surrpetitious (accessed Saturday, August 8, 2015). 

 

[3] http://mediamatters.org/research/2015/07/21/the-extreme-and-violent-background-of-the-group/204519 (accessed August 8, 2015).

[4] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2006) 197.

 

[5] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76 No. 2 (April 2014) 384.

 

[6] 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.

 

[7] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 284, 322, 420.

 

[8] 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.) 370 fn. 7.

 

[9] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 72 No. 1 (January 2010) 53.

 

[10] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 72, No. 3 (July 2010) 633.

 

[11] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 74 No. 4 (October 2012) 811.

 

[12] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January 2014) 11.

 

[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) 327 fn. 3.

 

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

 

[15] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76 No. 3 (July 2014) 574.

 

[16] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 4 (October 2013) 671, 672, 674.

 

[17] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 4 (October 2013) 689, 703.

 

[18] 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) 490.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[19] 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) 917.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[20] 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) 84-85.