On Thursday, May 25, 2017, Raymond Arroyo permitted Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for Doctrine the Faith, say that he had translated and published four hundred pages of ancient manuscripts on female Deacons.  Fact-checking that claim got no results.  This claim for academic respectability is important because Müller also claims there is no historical foundation for now ordaining female Deacons.  Müller claims the ancient female deacons did not have the same responsibilities as male deacons.  On the very positive side, Müller has an attractive personality, comfortable in his own skin and exuding kindness.

 

The Liturgy of the Word for today is about food and feeding, something associated with female activity.  Psalm 147:13, “he has blessed your children within you,” again something more associated with women than men.  The Sequence has, “This the truth each Christian learns, Bread into his flesh he turns, To his precious blood the wine,” something realized in pregnant women.  “The one who feeds on me will have life because of me” (John 6:57).  Hello Mom.  Excluding females from ordained sacred ministry looks arbitrary at this point in time and history.

 

Dr. Catherine Kroeger points out,[1]

 

The walls of the Roman catacombs bear pictures showing women in authoritative stances, with their hands raised in the posture of a bishop. The Ecclesiastical Canons of the Apostles specifically forbade women to stand in prayer (24:1–8). But here we see them standing in prayer, exercising a ministry of intercession and benediction, and dominating the scene. To this day, their steadfast faith and ministry still bless us.

 

This is incontrovertible evidence of female bishops during Roman prosecutions.

 

 

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.

 

 


 

First Reading:                    Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 (12)

Second Reading:               1 Corinthians 10:16-17

Alleluia:                             John 6:51

Gospel:                             John 6:51-58

 

Annotated Bibliography

 

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.

 

 

Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a

Deut 8:2-5

Michael Morris, “Deuteronomy in the Matthean and Lucan Temptation I n Light of Early Jewish Antidemonic Tradition”[2]

 

 

Deut 8:3

Nathan MacDonald, review of Jack R. Lundbom, Deuteronomy:  A Commentary[3]

 

 

Deuteronomy 8:3

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) 423.

 

 


 

Deut 8:14

Mark S. Smith, “`Midrash’ in the Book of Judges:  The Cases of Judges 3:31 and 6:7-10”[4]

 

 

Psalm 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 (12)

 

 

1 Corinthians 10:16-17

1 Corinthians 10:14-17[5]

Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531)

 

John Calvin (1509-1564)

 

Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt (1486-1541)

 

John Donne (1572-1631)

 

Dirk Philips (1504-1568)

 

Tilemann Hesshus (1527-1588)

 

= Catholic

John Colet (1467-1519)

 

Cardinal Cajetan (1469-1534)

 

Calvin

 

Wolfgang Musculus (1497-1563)

 

Balthasar Hubmaier (1480/5-1528)

 

Hesshus

 

Hubmaier

 

Karlstadt

 

Philips

 

Menno Simons (c. 1496-1561)

 

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

 

 

1 Corinthians 10:14-21

in Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 267.

 

 

1 Corinthians 10:16-17[6]

Luther

On sacramental concomitance.

 

Scott M. Manetsch, “Overview”

 

 

1 Cor 10:16

Andrew McGowan, “The Myth of the `Lord’s Supper’:  Paul’s Eucharistic Meal Terminology and Its Ancient Reception”[7]

 

 


 

1 Cor 10:16

Charles H. Cosgrove, “Banquet Ceremonies Involving Wine in the Greco-Roman World and Early Christianity”[8]

 

 

1 Corinthians 10:16

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) 195.

 

 

1 Corinthians 10:16

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[9]

 

John 6:51

 

 

John 6:51-58

John 6:47-64

in Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 276.

 

 

John 6:51-58[10]

Calvin

 

Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575)

 

Calvin

 

Musculus

 

Johann Wild (1495-1554)

 

Musculus

 

Johannes Brenz (1499-1570)

 

Martin Bucer (1491-1551)

 

Musculus

 

Juan de Maldonado (1533-1583)

 

Wild

 

Bucer

 

Zwingli

 

Calvin

 

Hannes Oecolampadius (1482-1531)

 

Luther

 

Musculus

 

Aegidius Hunnius (1550-1603)

 

 

John 6:51-58

Robert J. Daly, S.J., “The Ecumenical Significance of Eucharistic Conversion”[11]

 

 

John 6:53-64

Bernard P. Prusak, “Explaining Eucharistic `Real Presence’:  Moving beyond a Medieval Conundrum”[12]

 

 

John 6:53

Sherry A. Weddell, Forming Intentional Disciples:  The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus[13]

 

 

John 6:53

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.

 

 

John 6:54

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 8308-2955-2[RJ1]  (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 16) 459.

 

 

John 6:55

Kevin W. Irwin, The Sacraments:  Historical Foundations and Liturgical Theology[14]

 

 


 

John 6:56-57

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.

 

 

John 6:56

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) 425.

 

John 6:56

in Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 125.

 

 

John 6:56

Funerals uses this reading in two places.[15]

 

 

John 6:57

in Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 261.

 

 

John 6:57

Emil A. Wcela, “What is Catholic about a Catholic Translation of the Bible?”[16]

 

 

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 “a memorial of your Passion.”[17]  The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own (Psalm 33:12b).[18]  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.

 

 

This is a call for grace that some Black Baptists bring to mind with  And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead, If ye bring me home again to fight against the children of Ammon, and the LORD deliver them before me, shall I be your head? (Judges 11:9)[19] 

 

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.”  Cardinal Müller, for example, used fear-mongering comparing what happens in eternal life against what happens for kicking against the goad of such things as misogynism in this life.

 

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.  After their meeting, Trump and the Pope still seemed to have different views of climate change.

 

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.  There were no unread book reviews or articles for this Sunday.  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.  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.  I intend to keep on reading that Commentary, however.

 

 



 

[2] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, Vol. 2 (April 2016) 292.

 

[3] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 4 (October 2014) 743.

 

[4] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 2 (April 2016) 267.

 

[5] in 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) 210-217.  This material is first being read for these readings.

 

[6] in 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) 197, 253.

 

[7] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No 3. (July 2015) 507, 509.

 

[8] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 79, Vol 1 (January 2017) 311, 313.

[9] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 240, 339.

 

[10] 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) 235-245.  Listing names is inconsistent, but once entered, does not make sense to remove.

 

[11] Theological Studies, Vol. 77, No. 1 (March 2016) 15, 29.

 

[12] Theological Studies, Vol. 75, No. 2 (June 2014) 239, 241, 251.

 

[13] (Huntington, Indiana 46750:  Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 2012) 148.

 

[14] (New York:  Paulist Press, 2016) 116.

 

[15] 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) 241, 259.

 

[16] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 71, Vol 2 (April 2009) 481.

 

[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) 499.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[18] 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) 1008.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[19] 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) 449-450.

 


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