Source Archives

July 2017

Clipper- 16 July 2017- Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vol. 1, Issue 34

Hidden Treasures

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.
*pp. 46; Matthew 13:1-23

Sacraments: Reconciliation

The Phrase Finder – “Sticks and stones…”
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/sticks-and-stones-may-break-my-bones.html

Wikipedia – “Sticks and stones…”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sticks_and_Stones

New Advent – The Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation)
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11618c.htm

Quartermaster of the Barque – “The Origins of Mandatory Private Confession in the Catholic Church”
https://qmbarque.com/2013/10/30/the-origins-of-mandatory-private-confession-in-the-catholic-church

 

Champions of the Faith

St. Mary Magdalene’s feast day upgraded:
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/mary-magdalene-apostle-to-the-apostles-gets-upgraded-feast-day-77857/

 

 

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Navigator- 16 July 2017- Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vol. 4, Issue 34

Scriptural Secrets

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.
*pp. 46; Matthew 13:1-23

Catechetical Corner

The Phrase Finder – “Sticks and stones…”
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/sticks-and-stones-may-break-my-bones.html

Wikipedia – “Sticks and stones…”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sticks_and_Stones

New Advent – The Sacrament of Penance
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11618c.htm

Quartermaster of the Barque – “The Origins of Mandatory Private Confession in the Catholic Church”
https://qmbarque.com/2013/10/30/the-origins-of-mandatory-private-confession-in-the-catholic-church

 

Saints Preserve Us

Mary Magdalene’s feast day upgraded:
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/mary-magdalene-apostle-to-the-apostles-gets-upgraded-feast-day-77857/

 

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Tugboat- 9 July 2017- 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. III, Issue 33

Bible Story Time: And the Walls Came Tumbling Down

 Joshua 6: 1-27 gives the account of Joshua’s destruction of the city of Jericho, the first battle in the conquest of Canaan.

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Navigator- 2 July 2017- Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vol. 4, Issue 32

Friends, Romans, Countrymen… Lend Me Your Ears!”

Online Etymology – order
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=order&allowed_in_frame=0

USCCB – Introduction to the Letter to the Romans
http://www.usccb.org/bible/romans/0

Branick, Vincent P. Understanding Paul and His Letters. Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 2009.
*see pages 241-43, 260-61

 

Chasing Holiness

New Advent’s coverage of Baptism:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02258b.htm

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Clipper- 2 July 2017- Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vol. 1, Issue 32

All Roads Lead to Rome”

Online Etymology – order
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=order&allowed_in_frame=0

USCCB – Introduction to the Letter to the Romans
http://www.usccb.org/bible/romans/0

Branick, Vincent P. Understanding Paul and His Letters. Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 2009.
*see pages 241-43, 260-61

 

Sacraments: Baptism

New Advent’s coverage of Baptism:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02258b.htm

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Tugboat- 2 July 2017- 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. III, Issue 32

What is an ‘Ark of the Covenant’?

https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/ark-of-the-covenant/

 

Bible Story Time: The Law and The Sin

Exodus 31 describes the Ark of the Covenant and Moses receiving the two tablets of the Law. The next chapter (Ex. 32) describes the making of the Golden Calf and God’s response to this insult.

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June 2017

Tugboat- 25 June 2017- 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. III, Issue 31

Dear Parents…

In response to many inquiries about online materials for educating children in the faith, please see our link to “Catholic Sites on the Web” at the bottom of the ‘About Us” page. It is in downloadable PDF format for your ready use.
Regarding inquiries about a suitable Bible for children, it is important that it have the ‘nihil obstat’ and  ‘imprimatur’* of the Bishop in whose diocese the Bible was published. This is especially important for two reasons: first, the Bible must contain all the canonical books – 46 Old Testament and 27 New Testament books; and, secondly, the comments and footnotes must be in accord with Catholic Church teaching.
You should personally inspect selections to determine that the vocabulary is age-appropriate. Not every publisher takes pains to avoid the inclusion of strictly adult terms.

*for an explanation of these Latin technical words, please refer to
http://catholicstraightanswers.com/what-are-imprimatur-and-nihil-obstat-in-catholic-book/

 
       Bible Story books can be quite attractive to children, and again we urge caution—stories can be told in a captivating way and still miss what the Church had determined should be learned from the account. An imprimatur in these story books is essential as well.

For our purposes in preparing the June issues of The Catholic Tugboat we have consulted and adapted from approved print materials listed at the top of this web page.

 

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Navigator- 25 June 2017- Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vol. 4, Issue 31

Sharing the Hope: The Catholic Imagination

JSTOR – The Catholic Imagination, Andrew Greeley. California: University of California Press, 2001.
http://ww.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1pp7tv

ENotes – The Catholic Imagination, Summary
https://www.enotes.com/topics/catholic-imagination


First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

A good overview of the first Roman persecution:
http://www.catholic-convert.com/wp-content/uploads/Documents/Roman%20Martyrs.pdf

 

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Clipper- 25 June 2017- Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vol. 1, Issue 31

Sharing the Hope: The Catholic Imagination

JSTOR – The Catholic Imagination, Andrew Greeley. California: University of California Press, 2001.
http://ww.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1pp7tv

ENotes – The Catholic Imagination, Summary
https://www.enotes.com/topics/catholic-imagination

 

First Martyrs

For a good overview of the first Roman persecution:
http://www.catholic-convert.com/wp-content/uploads/Documents/Roman%20Martyrs.pdf

 

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Clipper- 18 June 2017- Feast of Corpus Christi – Vol. 1, Issue 30

Dining in the Bible:

Ideas taken from:
J. Stephen Lang. The Complete Book of Bible Trivia. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
*at pps. 409, 411, 419


Hidden Treasures

James E. Moore, Jr. Taste and See. GIA Publications, Inc., (c) 1983.

Catholic Passport-

The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena
Algar Thorold, Translator
https://www.ewtn.com/library/SOURCES/CATHDIAL.HTM

 

 

 

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Tugboat- 18 June 2017- Corpus Christi Sunday- Vol. III, Issue 30

Dear Parents…

In response to many inquiries about online materials for educating children in the faith, please see our link to “Catholic Sites on the Web” at the bottom of the ‘About Us” page. It is in downloadable PDF format for your ready use.
Regarding inquiries about a suitable Bible for children, it is important that it have the ‘nihil obstat’ and  ‘imprimatur’* of the Bishop in whose diocese the Bible was published. This is especially important for two reasons: first, the Bible must contain all the canonical books – 46 Old Testament and 27 New Testament books; and, secondly, the comments and footnotes must be in accord with Catholic Church teaching.
You should personally inspect selections to determine that the vocabulary is age-appropriate. Not every publisher takes pains to avoid the inclusion of strictly adult terms.

*for an explanation of these Latin technical words, please refer to
http://catholicstraightanswers.com/what-are-imprimatur-and-nihil-obstat-in-catholic-book/


       Bible Story books can be quite attractive to children, and again we urge caution—stories can be told in a captivating way and still miss what the Church had determined should be learned from the account. An imprimatur in these story books is essential as well.

For our purposes in preparing the June issues of The Catholic Tugboat we have consulted and adapted from approved print materials listed at the top of this web page.

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Navigator- 18 June 2017- Feast of Corpus Christi – Vol. 4, Issue 30

Savoring the Joy: The Catholic Experience

James E. Moore, Jr. Taste and See. GIA Publications, Inc., (c) 1983.

Bread & Wine in the Bible:

Ideas taken from:
J. Stephen Lang. The Complete Book of Bible Trivia. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
*at pps. 409, 411, 419

Sola…

“Sola Gratia!”
Catholicism
http://catholicism.org/epistle-of-straw.html

Sola  – sola Scriptura, an evangelical take on things
The Rev. Dr. Matthew Anderson, “The three Reformaation Solas and Twenty-First Century ethical Issues.”
https://docs.google.com/viewer?docex=1&url=http://elcic.ca/Same-Sex-Blessings/documents/anderson.pdf

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Navigator- 11 June 2017- Feast of the Most Holy Trinity – Vol. 4, Issue 29

History’s Mysteries

Christianity Today
http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/issues/issue-34/dr-luthers-theology.html


Sola…

Sola Fide!
Catholicism – Luther and the Book of James
http://catholicism.org/epistle-of-straw.html

Sola  – sola Scriptura, an evangelical take on things
The Rev. Dr. Matthew Anderson, “The three Reformaation Solas and Twenty-First Century ethical Issues.”
https://docs.google.com/viewer?docex=1&url=http://elcic.ca/Same-Sex-Blessings/documents/anderson.pdf

EWTN – Luther’s removal of Books from the Bible
http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage.asp?number=438095

Scriptural Secrets

Principles of Nature – Music and Math, triads
http://www.principlesofnature.com/musical_scale_structures/triads_in_music_and_math.htm

Catechetical Corner

Catholic.com – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI quote; “Luther’s expression sola fide is true if faith is not opposed to charity, to love.” (Wednesday Audience, Nov. 19, 2008)
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/justification-sola-fide

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Clipper- 11 June 2017- Feast of the Most Holy Trinity – Vol. 1, Issue 29

Cannon or Canon?

EWTN – Father William Saunders, “Protestant and Catholic Bibles”
https://www.ewtn.com/library/ANSWERS/PCBIB.htm

Christianity Today
http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/issues/issue-34/dr-luthers-theology.html


Sola…

“Sola Fide!
Catholicism – Luther and the Book of James
http://catholicism.org/epistle-of-straw.html

EWTN – Luther’s removal of Books from the Bible
http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage.asp?number=438095

sola Scriptura, an evangelical take on things:
The Rev. Dr. Matthew Anderson, “The three Reformaation Solas and Twenty-First Century ethical Issues.”
https://docs.google.com/viewer?docex=1&url=http://elcic.ca/Same-Sex-Blessings/documents/anderson.pdf

Hidden Treasures

Principles of Nature – Music and Math, triads
http://www.principlesofnature.com/musical_scale_structures/triads_in_music_and_math.htm

Catholic Passport

Catholic.com – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI quote; “Luther’s expression sola fide is true if faith is not opposed to charity, to love.” (Wednesday Audience, Nov. 19, 2008)
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/justification-sola-fide

 

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Tugboat- 11 June 2017- Holy Trinity Sunday- Vol. III, Issue 29

Dear Parents…

In response to many inquiries about online materials for educating children in the faith, please see our link to “Catholic Sites on the Web” at the bottom of the ‘About Us” page. It is in downloadable PDF format for your ready use.
Regarding inquiries about a suitable Bible for children, it is important that it have the ‘nihil obstat’ and  ‘imprimatur’* of the Bishop in whose diocese the Bible was published. This is especially important for two reasons: first, the Bible must contain all the canonical books – 46 Old Testament and 27 New Testament books; and, secondly, the comments and footnotes must be in accord with Catholic Church teaching.
You should personally inspect selections to determine that the vocabulary is age-appropriate. Not every publisher takes pains to avoid the inclusion of strictly adult terms.

*for an explanation of these Latin technical words, please refer to
http://catholicstraightanswers.com/what-are-imprimatur-and-nihil-obstat-in-catholic-book/


       Bible Story books can be quite attractive to children, and again we urge caution—stories can be told in a captivating way and still miss what the Church had determined should be learned from the account. An imprimatur in these story books is essential as well.

For our purposes in preparing the June issues of The Catholic Tugboat we have consulted and adapted from approved print materials listed at the top of this web page.

 

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Navigator- 4 June 2017- Pentecost Sunday – Vol. 4, Issue 28

Hearing the Word: the Catholic Ear

Bible Gateway – Paul’s Call/ Conversion
https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/commentaries/IVP-NT/Gal/Conversion-Call

EWTN – books taken from the Bible by Luther
http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage.asp?number=438095


History’s Mysteries

Christianity Today
http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/issues/issue-34/dr-luthers-theology.html


Sola Scriptura

“Sola Scriptura”
Catholicism…
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/according-to-scripture

An Evangelical take on things…
The Rev. Dr. Matthew Anderson, “The three Reformaation Solas and Twenty-First Century ethical Issues
https://docs.google.com/viewer?docex=1&url=http://elcic.ca/Same-Sex-Blessings/documents/anderson.pdf

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Clipper-4 June 2017- Pentecost Sunday – Vol. 1, Issue 28

Hearing the Word of God

Bible Gateway – Paul’s Call/ Conversion
https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/commentaries/IVP-NT/Gal/Conversion-Call

EWTN – books taken from the Bible by Luther
http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage.asp?number=438095

Moment’s In Time

Christianity Today
http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/issues/issue-34/dr-luthers-theology.html

Sola

Sola Scriptura
The Rev. Dr. Matthew Anderson, “The three Reformaation Solas and Twenty-First Century ethical Issues
https://docs.google.com/viewer?docex=1&url=http://elcic.ca/Same-Sex-Blessings/documents/anderson.pdf

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Tugboat- 4 June 2017- Pentecost Sunday- Vol. III, Issue 28

Dear Parents…

In response to many inquiries about online materials for educating children in the faith, please see our link to “Catholic Sites on the Web” at the bottom of the ‘About Us” page. It is in downloadable PDF format for your ready use.
Regarding inquiries about a suitable Bible for children, it is important that it have the ‘nihil obstat’ and  ‘imprimatur’* of the Bishop in whose diocese the Bible was published. This is especially important for two reasons: first, the Bible must contain all the canonical books – 46 Old Testament and 27 New Testament books; and, secondly, the comments and footnotes must be in accord with Catholic Church teaching.
You should personally inspect selections to determine that the vocabulary is age-appropriate. Not every publisher takes pains to avoid the inclusion of strictly adult terms.

*for an explanation of these Latin technical words, please refer to
http://catholicstraightanswers.com/what-are-imprimatur-and-nihil-obstat-in-catholic-book/


       Bible Story books can be quite attractive to children, and again we urge caution—stories can be told in a captivating way and still miss what the Church had determined should be learned from the account. An imprimatur in these story books is essential as well.

For our purposes in preparing the June issues of The Catholic Tugboat we have consulted and adapted from approved print materials listed at the top of this web page.

 

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May 2017

Clipper- 28 May 2017- Seventh Sunday of Easter- Vol. 1, Issue 27

On Eagle’s Wings

Jewish Encyclopedia – the high place
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/search?utf8=✓&keywords=the+high+place&commit=search

Darlene J.M. Dela Cruz, Catholic News Service, December 30, 2013, “Response to ‘On Eagle’s Wings’ over the years humbling for composer” [interview with Fr. Joncas, writer/compose, with  composer Marty Haugen, of “On Eagle’s Wings”] (Catholic Philly.om)
http://catholicphilly.com/2013/12/news/national-news/response-to-on-eagles-wings-over-the-years-humbling-for-composer/

Prophetic – the eagle
http://www.prophetic.net/eagles.htm


The High Places: 1st Century Ground Zero

Bible History – Mount of Olives, names
http://www.bible-history.com/jerusalem/firstcenturyjerusalem_mount_of_olives.html

Temple Mount – Mt. Moriah
http://www.templemount.org/moriah2.html

Go Israel – the Hills of Jerusalem
http://goisrael.com/Tourism_Eng/Tourist%20Information/Discover%20Israel/Geographic%20Regions/pages/The%20Jerusalem%20hills.aspx

Biblical Training -Josephus, Wars 5.2.2
https://www.biblicaltraining.org/library/mount-olives

Champions of the Faith

Two accounts of the martyrdom of St. Blandina and other Christians in Lyons:
http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/timeline/1-300/blandina-a-faithful-witness-11629606.html
and
http://365rosaries.blogspot.com/2012/06/saint-blandina-and-martyrs-of-lyon.html

Hidden Treasures

Regis Martin, STD, “The One Whom Tradition Calls the Theologian,” Crisis Magazine, January 16, 2017.
http://www.crisismagazine.com/2017/one-tradition-calls-theologian

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Navigator- 28 May 2017- Seventh Sunday of Easter- Vol. 4, Issue 27

On Eagle’s Wings

Jewish Encyclopedia – the high place
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/search?utf8=✓&keywords=the+high+place&commit=search

Darlene J.M. Dela Cruz, Catholic News Service, December 30, 2013, “Response to ‘On Eagle’s Wings’ over the years humbling for composer” [interview with Fr. Joncas, writer/compose, with  composer Marty Haugen, of “On Eagle’s Wings”] (Catholic Philly.om)
http://catholicphilly.com/2013/12/news/national-news/response-to-on-eagles-wings-over-the-years-humbling-for-composer/

Prophetic – the eagle
http://www.prophetic.net/eagles.htm

The High Places: 1st Century Ground Zero

Bible History – Mount of Olives, names
http://www.bible-history.com/jerusalem/firstcenturyjerusalem_mount_of_olives.html

Temple Mount – Mt. Moriah
http://www.templemount.org/moriah2.html

Go Israel – the Hills of Jerusalem
http://goisrael.com/Tourism_Eng/Tourist%20Information/Discover%20Israel/Geographic%20Regions/pages/The%20Jerusalem%20hills.aspx

Biblical Training -Josephus, Wars 5.2.2
https://www.biblicaltraining.org/library/mount-olives


Saints Preserve Us

Two accounts of the martyrdom of St. Blandina and other Christians in Lyons:
http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/timeline/1-300/blandina-a-faithful-witness-11629606.html
and
http://365rosaries.blogspot.com/2012/06/saint-blandina-and-martyrs-of-lyon.html

Scriptural Secrets

Dr. Regis Martin, STD, “The One Whom Tradition Calls the Theologian,” Crisis Magazine, January 16, 2017.
http://www.crisismagazine.com/2017/one-tradition-calls-theologian

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Navigator- 21 May 2017- Sixth Sunday of Easter- Vol. 4, Issue 26

Chasing Holiness

EWTN- The Confiteor (“I Confess”) and other changes back to the way it was
http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage.asp?number=308285

Today’s Catholic News-
…the prayer:
http://www.aquinasandmore.com/catholic-gifts/revised-confiteor-holy-card/sku/25347

St. Jude Catholic Church, Ft. Wayne, Indiana-
…the history (with free download!):
https://docs.google.com/viewer?docex=1&url=http://www.stjudefw.org/liturgy/pdf/04-RevisedRomanMissal.pdf

EWTN-
…other prayers:
http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/index.asp

O, My Darlin’ … Clementine!

NC Register – “Those Cute Little Clementines—and the Religious Brother Who Discovered Them,” by Kathy Schiffer
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/kschiffer/those-cute-little-clementinesand-the-religious-brother-who-discovered-them

The Citrus Industry, Volume I, Chapter 4, “Horticultural Varieties of Citrus,” by Robert Willard Hodgson
http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/clementine.html

Wikipedia- Puy-de-Dôme area of France
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puy-de-Dôme

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Clipper- 21 May 2017- Sixth Sunday of Easter- Vol. 1, Issue 26

Pray Unceasingly

EWTN- The Confiteor (“I Confess”) and other changes back to the way it was
http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage.asp?number=308285

Today’s Catholic News-
…the prayer:
http://www.aquinasandmore.com/catholic-gifts/revised-confiteor-holy-card/sku/25347

St. Jude Catholic Church, Ft. Wayne, Indiana-
…the history (with free download!):
https://docs.google.com/viewer?docex=1&url=http://www.stjudefw.org/liturgy/pdf/04-RevisedRomanMissal.pdf

EWTN-
…other prayers:
http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/index.asp


O, My Darlin’ … Clementine!

NC Register – “Those Cute Little Clementines—and the Religious Brother Who Discovered Them,” by Kathy Schiffer
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/kschiffer/those-cute-little-clementinesand-the-religious-brother-who-discovered-them

The Citrus Industry, Volume I, Chapter 4, “Horticultural Varieties of Citrus,” by Robert Willard Hodgson
http://www.citrusvariety.ucr.edu/citrus/clementine.html

Wikipedia- Puy-de-Dôme area of France
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puy-de-Dôme

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Clipper- 14 May 2017- Fifth Sunday of Easter- Vol. 1, Issue 25

Pray Unceasingly

New Advent – “First, you shall love God who made you; second, your neighbour as yourself; and all things whatsoever you would should not occur to you, do not also do to another.”
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0714.htm

Champions of the Faith

In the matter of whether all the baptized can be referred to as ‘saints’:
http://www.catholic.com/blog/tim-staples/are-all-christians-saints

And for some interesting answers to general questions about saints:
http://www.catholic.org/saints/faq.php

 Catholic Passport

Quote Investigator – “Watch your thoughts. They become words….”
http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/01/10/watch-your-thoughts

Quora – “Watch your thoughts. They become words….”
https://www.quora.com/Who-said-this-quote-Gandhi-or-Margaret-Thatcher

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Navigator- 14 May 2017- Fifth Sunday of Easter- Vol. 4, Issue 25

Chasing Holiness

New Advent – “First, you shall love God who made you; second, your neighbour as yourself; and all things whatsoever you would should not occur to you, do not also do to another.”
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0714.htm

‘Saints’ & ‘saints’

In the matter of whether all the baptized can be referred to as ‘saints’:
http://www.catholic.com/blog/tim-staples/are-all-christians-saints

And for some interesting answers to general questions about saints:
http://www.catholic.org/saints/faq.php

Catechetical Corner

Quote Investigator – “Watch your thoughts. They become words….”
http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/01/10/watch-your-thoughts

Quora – “Watch your thoughts. They become words….”
https://www.quora.com/Who-said-this-quote-Gandhi-or-Margaret-Thatcher

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Navigator- 7 May 2017- Fourth Sunday of Easter- Vol. 4, Issue 24

Chasing Holiness

Early Christian Writings – the Didache
http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/didache.html

New Advent- the Didache
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0714.htm

Catholic Resources – Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., “An Overview of Non-Canonical Jewish and Early Christian Literature”
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Non-Canonical.htm

Fire in the Sky

This is the account of the miraculous event told from the Eastern Church perspective:
http://nbvoc.orthodoxws.com/news_120505_1.html


Saints Preserve Us

Information of St. Metro thankfully has been retained in the UK’s Medieval Religion Archives:
https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=medieval-religion;a41623c2.1605

Regarding the doing of a penance after confession, a review of Paragraphs 1459 and 1460 in the Catechism of the Catholic Church helps to clarify the issue.

And it’s probably also a good time to review some points about the Sacrament of Penance:
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2016/03/09/penance-absolution-and-forgiveness-of-sins/


Catechetical Corner
Thomas à Kempis,  Imitation of Christ. Clare L. Fitzpatrick, Ed. New York: Catholic Book Publishing Company, 1993.
*at page 33

New Advent – Thomas à Kempis
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14661a.htm
 

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Clipper- 7 May 2017- Fourth Sunday of Easter- Vol. 1, Issue 24

Pray Unceasingly

New Advent- the Didache
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0714.htm

Catholic Resources – Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., “An Overview of Non-Canonical Jewish and Early Christian Literature”
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Non-Canonical.htm

St. Metronus of Verona, a.k.a. “St. Metro”

Information of St. Metro thankfully has been retained in the UK’s Medieval Religion Archives:
https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=medieval-religion;a41623c2.1605

Regarding the doing of a penance after confession, a review of Paragraphs 1459 and 1460 in the Catechism of the Catholic Church helps to clarify the issue.

And it’s probably also a good time to review some points about the Sacrament of Penance:
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2016/03/09/penance-absolution-and-forgiveness-of-sins/

Catholic Passport

New Advent – Canon regular
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03288a.htm

Thomas à Kempis,  Imitation of Christ. Clare L. Fitzpatrick, Ed. New York: Catholic Book Publishing Company, 1993.
*at page 33

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April 2017

Clipper- 30 April 2017- Third Sunday of Easter- Vol. 1, Issue 23

One Bread, One Body

A short history of the Mass
http://www.catholictradition.org/Eucharist/mass-history.htm#EARLY

About the several Liturgical Rites of the Catholic Church:
http://www.sanctamissa.org/en/faq/the-roman-rite-and-the-extraordinary-form.html

About ancient Jewish Liturgy
http://www.jewfaq.org/liturgy.htm

The Didache
http://thedidache.com/

 

Catholic Passport

The Catacombs of Rome:
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_commissions/archeo/inglese/documents/rc_com_archeo_doc_20011010_cataccrist_en.html

A virtual tour of catacombs is available, here:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Catacombe+di+Priscilla/@41.9293053,12.5090837,3a,75y,109.84h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ssfiLnF1scbgAAAQJOCH0Sw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x6ac5a8c1e54625b!8m2!3d41.9296221!4d12.5085324!6m1!1e1?hl=en

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Navigator- 30 April 2017- Third Sunday of Easter- Vol. 4, Issue 23

One Bread, One Body

A short history of the Mass
http://www.catholictradition.org/Eucharist/mass-history.htm#EARLY

About the several Liturgical Rites of the Catholic Church:
http://www.sanctamissa.org/en/faq/the-roman-rite-and-the-extraordinary-form.html

About ancient Jewish Liturgy
http://www.jewfaq.org/liturgy.htm

The Didache
http://thedidache.com/


Catechetical Corner

The Catacombs of Rome:
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_commissions/archeo/inglese/documents/rc_com_archeo_doc_20011010_cataccrist_en.html

A virtual tour of catacombs is available, here:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Catacombe+di+Priscilla/@41.9293053,12.5090837,3a,75y,109.84h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ssfiLnF1scbgAAAQJOCH0Sw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x6ac5a8c1e54625b!8m2!3d41.9296221!4d12.5085324!6m1!1e1?hl=en

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Tugboat- 23 April 2017- Divine Mercy Sunday- Vol. III, Issue 22

Tender Mercies

EWTN offers the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Children in a video presentation:
http://www.ewtn.com/tv/kids/thedivinemercychapletforkids.asp

The story of St. Faustina for children:
http://www.thedivinemercy.org/assets/pdf/momm/worksheets/Story_of_St_Faustina_A_K2-HS.pdf

The story of St. Catherine of Siena for children:
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=246

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Navigator- 23 April 2017- Divine Mercy Sunday- Vol. 4, Issue 22

Chasing Holiness

Catholic Resources – Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., “‘Amen, Amen’ Sayings in the Fourth Gospel”
http://catholic-resources.org/John/Themes-Amen.htm

Tender Mercies

The Catholic Thing – Robert Royal,  Monday, December 5, 2016, “The Quality of Mercy
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2016/12/05/the-quality-of-mercy

About The Chaplet of Divine Mercy:
https://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/mercy/dmmap.htm

Two Saints of Mercy

St. Maria Faustina Kowalska:
http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/saints/ns_lit_doc_20000430_faustina_en.html

St. Catherine of Siena
http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/CATSIENA.htm


Catechetical Corner

“Mystagogy.” New Catholic Encyclopedia. Encyclopedia.com. (December 5, 2016).
http://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/mystagogy

International Commission on English in the Liturgy and Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Study Edition. Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1988.
*p. 151-152; 366

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Pray Unceasingly

Catholic Resources – Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., “‘Amen, Amen’ Sayings in the Fourth Gospel”
http://catholic-resources.org/John/Themes-Amen.htm

For Mercy’s Sake

The Catholic Thing – Robert Royal,  Monday, December 5, 2016, “The Quality of Mercy
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2016/12/05/the-quality-of-mercy

About The Chaplet of Divine Mercy:
https://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/mercy/dmmap.htm


Champions of the Faith

St. Maria Faustina Kowalska:
http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/saints/ns_lit_doc_20000430_faustina_en.html


Catholic Passport

“Mystagogy.” New Catholic Encyclopedia. Encyclopedia.com. (December 5, 2016).
http://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/mystagogy

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Navigator- 16 April 2017- Easter Sunday- Vol. 4, Issue 21

The Eight Days…

Word to Worship – Catholic Lectionary
http://wordtoworship.com/lectionary/catholic?year=2016


Liturgical Lights

The Exsultet as sung by the deacon at the Easter Vigil- be sure to listen to the chanting of it also:
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/easter/easter-proclamation-exsultet.cfm

The Litany of the Saints– St. Matthew’s Choir performing John D. Becker’s version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoydfOKaGBM

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Dear Aquinas

Catholic Online – background: a ‘both-and’ people
http://www.catholic.org/news/hf/faith/story.php?id=46630

Liturgical Lights- The Vigil Mass

The Exsultet as sung by the deacon at the Easter Vigil- be sure to listen to the chanting of it also:
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/easter/easter-proclamation-exsultet.cfm

The Litany of the Saints is sung during the Liturgy of Baptism.  St. Matthew’s Choir performs John D. Becker’s version, a very moving composition:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoydfOKaGBM

 

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Navigator-9 April 2017- Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion- Vol. 4, Issue 20

Chasing Holiness

USCCB – The Catholic Letters
http://www.usccb.org/bible/scripture.cfm?src=_intros/catholic-letters-intro.htm


Liturgical Lights

Catholic writer Jimmy Akin offers us “12 Things to Know about Holy Saturday”:
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/12-things-you-need-to-know-about-holy-saturday


Catechetical Corner

Catholic Forums – “Why do we read the Passion on Palm Sunday?”
http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=326571

NC Register – 9 Things You Should Know About Palm Passion Sunday:
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-palm-passion-sunday

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Clipper- 9 April 2017- Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion- Vol. 1, Issue 20

Holy Week Q & A

Church Year – Paschal Triduum
http://www.churchyear.net/triduum.html

USCCB – “Eighteen Questions on the Paschal Triduum
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/triduum/questions-and-answers.cfm

Annunciation BVM Parish, Cincinnati, Ohio – “Paschal Triduum”
http://www.annunciationbvmparish.org/The_Paschal_Triduum.pdf

Catholic Passport

USCCB – Palm Sunday
http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/040917.cfm

Church Year – Palm Sunday
http://www.churchyear.net/palmsunday.html

EWTN- Celebration of Easter Feasts, Paschalis Sollemnitatis
http://www.ewtn.com/library/CURIA/CDWEASTR.HTM#2

Catholic Forums – “Why do we read the Passion on Palm Sunday?”
http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=326571

NC Register – 9 Things You Should Know About Palm Passion Sunday
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-palm-passion-sunday

Liturgical Lights

Catholic writer Jimmy Akin offers us “12 Things to Know about Holy Saturday”:
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/12-things-you-need-to-know-about-holy-saturday

 

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Tugboat- 2 April 2017- Fifth Sunday of Lent- – Vol. III, Issue 19

Three Pillars

The Catholic Educational Resources site has some excellent downloadable activities for parents to help their children understand some Lenten concepts and practices:
http://catholiceducationresources.weebly.com/lent.html

Storytime

http://www.christianmeaningofnames.com/jacob/

Lent: A Time of Almsgiving.

http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/religion-and-philosophy/spiritual-life/introduction-to-lent-almsgiving.html

http://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/lent/articles/pray-give-and-sacrifice

https://oca.org/orthodoxy/the-orthodox-faith/spirituality/prayer-fasting-and-almsgiving/fasting

 

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Navigator- 2 April 2017- Fifth Sunday of Lent- Vol. 4, Issue 19

Chasing Holiness

Fr. Marc Foley OCD, “The Words We Speak and the Silences We Keep”
http://lift-up-your-hearts.blogspot.com/2016/09/transcript-words-we-speak-and-silences.html

Scriptural Secrets

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE)
*p. 1825; footnote 11:6

Aland, Kurt, Ed. Synopsis of the Four Gospels, English Edition. Swindon, England: United Bible Societies, 1985.
*p. 221-223

Dear Fr. Thom

A Catholic Apologetics site explains the Catholic ‘altar call’
https://www.biblechristiansociety.com/apologetics/two_minute#27


St. Isidore, Protect Us From…

About St. Isidore of Seville:
http://catholicism.org/patron-saint-for-the-internet-isidore-of-seville.html

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Clipper- 2 April 2017- Fifth Sunday of Lent- Vol. 1, Issue 19

Pray Unceasingly

Fr. Marc Foley OCD, “The Words We Speak and the Silences We Keep”
http://lift-up-your-hearts.blogspot.com/2016/09/transcript-words-we-speak-and-silences.html


A Saint For The Worldwide Web!!

About St. Isidore of Seville:
http://catholicism.org/patron-saint-for-the-internet-isidore-of-seville.html


Hidden Treasures

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE)
*p. 1825; footnote 11:6

Aland, Kurt, Ed. Synopsis of the Four Gospels, English Edition. Swindon, England: United Bible Societies, 1985.
*p. 221-223

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March 2017

Clipper- 26 March 2017- Fourth Sunday of Lent- Vol. 1, Issue 18

Pray Unceasingly

Stephen J. Binz, Eucharist. New London, CT: 23rd Publications, 2005.
*pp.s 88-90

Dear Aquinas

A brief commentary on this miracle is found here:
http://www.rc.net/wcc/readings/john9v1.htm

This Jewish Encyclopedia’s article mentions the ancient belief in saliva’s curing powers:
http://jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/13027-saliva


HIdden Treasures

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.
*pp. 459-461

Catholic Resources – Felix Just S.J., Ph.D., “‘Believing’ in the Fourth Gospel
http://catholic-resources.org/John/Themes-Believe.htm

Catholic Resources – Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., “‘Signs’ in the Fourth Gospel
http://catholic-resources.org/John/Themes-Believe.htmrces.org/John/Themes-Signs.htm

 

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Navigator- 26 March 2017- Fourth Sunday of Lent- Vol. 4, Issue 18

Chasing Holiness

Stephen J. Binz, Eucharist. New London, CT: 23rd Publications, 2005.
*pp.s 88-90


Dear Fr. Thom

Jewish commentary on the healing powers of spittle:
http://jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/13027-saliva


Scriptural Secrets

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.
*pp. 459-461

Catholic Resources – Felix Just S.J., Ph.D., “‘Believing’ in the Fourth Gospel
http://catholic-resources.org/John/Themes-Believe.htm

Catholic Resources – Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., “‘Signs’ in the Fourth Gospel
http://catholic-resources.org/John/Themes-Believe.htmrces.org/John/Themes-Signs.htm

 

 

 

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Clipper- 19 March 2017- Third Sunday of Lent- Vol. 1, Issue 17

Pray Unceasingly

Ted Schroder, “Your Will Be Done On Earth As It Is In Heaven,” May 1, 2005. Virtue Online, The Voice For Global Orthodox Anglicanism.
http://www.virtueonline.org/your-will-be-done-earth-it-heaven

Jacob’s Well

This Wiki article is loaded with information
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob’s_Well

First Among Adoptive Fathers

Pope Leo XIII wrote an encyclical about St. Joseph well worth reading
https://www.ewtn.com/library/ENCYC/L13JOS.HTM


Hidden Treasures

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.
*pp. 437-438

Catholic Passport

New Advent – Feast of the Annunciation
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01542a.htm

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Tugboat- 19 March 2017- Third Sunday of Lent- Vol. III, Issue 17

Lent: A Time to Repent

An excellent resource for parents re Reconciliation for children
https://www.ewtn.com/library/Theology/PENCHILD.HTM


Don’t forget St. Joseph!
Though March 19 is  St. Joseph’s Feast day, it is celebrated tomorrow because today is Sunday, the Lord’s Day. For some information about Jesus’ stepfather:
http://www.marypages.com/StJoseph.htm

 

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Navigator- 19 March 2017- Third Sunday of Lent- Vol. 4, Issue 17

Chasing Holiness

Ted Schroder, “Your Will Be Done On Earth As It Is In Heaven,” May 1, 2005. Virtue Online, The Voice For Global Orthodox Anglicanism.
http://www.virtueonline.org/your-will-be-done-earth-it-heaven


Jacob’s Well

This Wiki article is quite informative
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob’s_Well

A Preeminent Father

In case you missed it two weeks ago, Pope Leo XIII wrote a encyclical about St. Joseph
https://www.ewtn.com/library/ENCYC/L13JOS.HTM


Scriptural Secrets

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.
*pp. 437-438

Brainy Quote
Lily Tomlin – “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.”
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/l/lilytomlin109612.html

Catechetical Corner

New Advent – Feast of the Annunciation
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01542a.htm

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Navigator- 12 March 2017- Second Sunday of Lent- Vol. 4, Issue 16

Chasing Holiness

Stephen J. Binz, Eucharist. New London, CT: 23rd Publications, 2005.
*”Thy kingdom come…” p. 97

Marty Haugen, “We Remember.” GIA Publications, Inc.: 1983.
as sung by Chris Brunelle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3hIcoan_SI

Dear Fr. Thom

the Vatican – Pope Paul VI, Apostolic Constitution: Paenitemini, (On Fast and Abstinence), 1966.
https://w2.vatican.va/content/paul-vi/en/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_p-vi_apc_19660217_paenitemini.html

Scriptural Secrets

Etymology Online – imago
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=imago

 

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Clipper- 12 March 2017- Second Sunday of Lent- Vol. 1, Issue 16

Pray Unceasingly

Stephen J. Binz, Eucharist. New London, CT: 23rd Publications, 2005.
*”Thy kingdom come…” p. 97


Dear Aquinas

Catholic Online –  Wendy C. RN., BA, “Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting: The Three Pillars of Lent,”
http://www.catholic.org/clife/lent/story.php?id=54465


Hidden Treasures

Etymology Online – imago
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=imagoPray Unceasingly

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Navigator- 5 March 2017- First Sunday of Lent- Vol. 4, Issue 15

 Chasing Holiness

New Advent – Tertullian, de Oratione (“on Prayer”)
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14520c.htm

Catholic Resources – Felix Just, Basic Texts for the Roman Catholic Eucharist: THE ORDER OF MASS (new English translation of the third edition of The Roman Missal): “we dare to say…”
http://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/Mass-RM3.htm#Eucharist

Scriptural Secrets

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.
*pp. 55-56


Saints Preserve Us

St. John of God
http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/STJOHN.htm


Patron of the Universal Church

Pope Leo’s XIII’s encyclical on St. Joseph
https://www.ewtn.com/library/ENCYC/L13JOS.HTM

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 Chasing Holiness

New Advent – Tertullian, de Oratione (“on Prayer”)
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14520c.htm

Catholic Resources – Felix Just, Basic Texts for the Roman Catholic Eucharist: THE ORDER OF MASS (new English translation of the third edition of The Roman Missal): “we dare to say…”
http://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/Mass-RM3.htm#Eucharist

Scriptural Secrets

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.
*pp. 55-56

Champions of the Faith

St. John of God
http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/STJOHN.htm

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February 2017

Navigator- 26 February 2017- Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. 4, Issue 14

Scriptural Secrets

RC – anxiety
http://www.rc.net/wcc/readings/matt6v24.htm

Patheos- “Epiphany 8A – Matthew 6:24-34 ‘Do Not Worry'”
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/paperbacktheology/2014/03/epiphany-8a-matthew-624-34-do-not-worry.html

Lectionary – Matthew 6:24-34
http://www.lectionary.org/EXEG_Engl_WEB/NT/01-Matt-WEB/Matt%2006.24-34.htm

Didache Bible – mammon
*page 1594 – footnote at 12:24

Bishop Robert Barron. Priest, Prophet, King. Skokie, IL: Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, 2014.
    *lecture #3

 
Catechetical Corner

Bible Hub – moderation
http://biblehub.com/sermons/auth/zollikofer/the_advantages_of_moderation_in_the_enjoyment_of_sensual_pleasure.htm
 

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Clipper- 26 February 2016- Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. 1, Issue 14

Hidden Treasures

RC – anxiety
http://www.rc.net/wcc/readings/matt6v24.htm

Lectionary – Matthew 6:24-34
http://www.lectionary.org/EXEG_Engl_WEB/NT/01-Matt-WEB/Matt%2006.24-34.htm

Didache Bible – mammon
*page 1594 – footnote at 12:24

Bishop Robert Barron. Priest, Prophet, King. Skokie, IL: Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, 2014.
    *lecture #3


Catholic Passport

Bible Hub – moderation
http://biblehub.com/sermons/auth/zollikofer/the_advantages_of_moderation_in_the_enjoyment_of_sensual_pleasure.htm

 

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Clipper- 19 February 2016- Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. 4, Issue 13

Hidden Treasures

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE)
*at page 1591; commentary at bottom, on 5:43-48

Quote by G. K. Chesterton

http://www.chesterton.org/quotations-of-g-k-chesterton

Catholic Passport

Catholic Answers – agape
http://www.catholic.com/quickquestions/how-does-the-church-define-love

Catholic Culture – agape
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=9375


The Tone of Life in the Time of Jesus:

The Religious and Historical Setting for Jesus’ First century World
 https://bible.org/seriespage/introduction-and-historical-setting

Everyday Jewish Life in First Century A.D. Israel
http://www.christusrex.org/www1/ofm/mag/TSmgenB3.html

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Navigator- 19 February 2017- Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. 4, Issue 13

Scriptural Secrets
The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE)
*at page 1591; commentary at bottom, on 5:43-48

Quote by G. K. Chesterton
http://www.chesterton.org/quotations-of-g-k-chesterton

Catechetical Corner
Catholic Answers – agape
http://www.catholic.com/quickquestions/how-does-the-church-define-love

Catholic Culture – agape
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=9375

The Build-Up to Life in Jesus’ Time

The Religious and Historical Setting for Jesus’ First century World
 https://bible.org/seriespage/introduction-and-historical-setting

Everyday Jewish Life in First Century A.D. Israel
http://www.christusrex.org/www1/ofm/mag/TSmgenB3.html

 

 

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Tugboat- 19 February 2017- Cycle A- Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time- Vol. III- Issue 13

Note to Parents:

In Bible Secrets there is reference to the eye-for-an-eye approach in dealing with personal relationships that Jesus rejected. In explaining to your children the historical basis for this practice and Jesus’ teaching, you might find this short article useful:
https://www.gotquestions.org/eye-for-an-eye.html

 

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Navigator- 12 February 2017- Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. 4, Issue 12

Scriptural Secrets and Catechetical Corner

Both articles relied on Scriptural passages and commentary from these two sources:

The Didache Bible (RSVCE) With Commentaries Based on the CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. First Edition, Ignatius Bible Edition, Jeffrey Cole, ed. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, Rev. James Socias, 2014.

The Didache Bible (NABRE), With Commentaries Based on the CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. First Edition, Ignatius Bible Edition. Jeffrey Cole, Ed. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, Rev. James Socias, 2015.


The Rogues’ Gallery

The Scribes:
https://bible.org/seriespage/7-scribes

The Pharisees:
https://bible.org/seriespage/2-pharisees

The Sadducees:
https://bible.org/seriespage/3-sadducees

The Priests:
https://bible.org/seriespage/priests

The Levites as Temple servants:
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/9866-levites-temple-servants

 

 

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This issue relied on Scriptural passages and commentary from these two sources:

The Didache Bible (RSVCE) With Commentaries Based on the CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. First Edition, Ignatius Bible Edition, Jeffrey Cole, ed. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, Rev. James Socias, 2014.

The Didache Bible (NABRE), With Commentaries Based on the CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. First Edition, Ignatius Bible Edition. Jeffrey Cole, Ed. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, Rev. James Socias, 2015.

 

A Rogue’s Gallery

The Scribes:
https://bible.org/seriespage/7-scribes

The Pharisees:
https://bible.org/seriespage/2-pharisees

The Sadducees:
https://bible.org/seriespage/3-sadducees

The Priests:
https://bible.org/seriespage/priests

Other Levites as Temple servants:
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/9866-levites-temple-servants

 

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Tugboat- 12 February 2017- Cycle A- Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time- Vol. III, Issue 12

Stars of Our Faith

www.catholic.org/saints

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Navigator- 5 February 2017- Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. 4, Issue 11

Chasing Holiness

Etymology Online – attitude
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/attitude

Scriptural Secrets

Biblical Hermeneutics – ‘covenant of salt’
http://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/17232/what-is-a-covenant-of-salt

Jewish Encyclopedia – salt
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/13043-salt

Salt of the Covenant

Each Jewish home observing the Sabbath meal ritual recalls the Temple use of salt:
http://torahclub.ffoz.org/portions-library/core/vayikra/salt-of-the-covenant.html

 

 

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Clipper- 5 February 2016- Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. 1, Issue 11

Pray Unceasingly

Etymology Online – attitude
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/attitude


Hidden Treasures

Biblical Hermeneutics – ‘covenant of salt’
http://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/17232/what-is-a-covenant-of-salt

Jewish Encyclopedia – salt
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/13043-salt


Salt of the Covenant

 Each Jewish home observing the Sabbath meal ritual recalls the Temple use of salt:
http://torahclub.ffoz.org/portions-library/core/vayikra/salt-of-the-covenant.html

 

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January 2017

Clipper- 29 January 2017- Third Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol.4, Issue 10

Chasing Holiness

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.
*pp. 19-20
Scriptural Secrets

Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. Sacra Pagina Series, Volume 1: The Gospel of Matthew. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 1991.
*pp. 82-85

From A to Z

The Alpha and the Omega in Christianity:
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Alpha_and_Omega

The Alpha and the Omega in Scripture:
http://www.catholic.org/encyclopedia/view.php?id=535

Bonus Reading!!!

For an excellent review of Catholic symbols:
http://www.boston-catholic-journal.com/a-primer-to-catholic-symbolism.htm

 

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Navigator- 29 January 2017- Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. IV, Issue 10

Chasing Holiness

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.
*pp. 19-20

Scriptural Secrets

Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. Sacra Pagina Series, Volume 1: The Gospel of Matthew. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 1991.
*pp. 82-85

Abraham J. Heschel, The Prophets. Peabody, Massachusetts: Prince Press, 1962.
*p. 16; 19-20

From A to Z

The Alpha and the Omega in Christianity:
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Alpha_and_Omega

The Alpha and the Omega in Scripture:
http://www.catholic.org/encyclopedia/view.php?id=535

And for an excellent review of Catholic symbols:
http://www.boston-catholic-journal.com/a-primer-to-catholic-symbolism.htm

 

 

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Clipper- 22 January 2017- Third Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol.4, Issue 9

Pray Unceasingly

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.
*pp. 19-20.

New Advent- Beatitudes
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02371a.htm

Christian Quotation of the Day – “Mercy, Not Sacrifice”
http://cqod.blogspot.com/2005/10/mercy-not-sacrifice.html

“Mercy,” by July Upton, R.S.M. in The New Dictionary of Catholic Spirituality, Michael Downey, Editor, Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, A Michael Glazier Book, 1993.
*at pp. 653-654.

More Letters?!

New Advent – IHS:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07649a.htm

January 22

USCCB – Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/resources/january-22-day-of-prayer.cfm

Fr. George W. Rutler, The Resurrection Difference, April 26, 2016, as found in Crisis Magazine.
http://www.crisismagazine.com/2016/the-resurrection-difference

Hidden Treasures

Greek Texts & Translations – Flavius Josephus, Jewish War, 3.516
http://perseus.uchicago.edu/perseus-cgi/citequery3.pl?dbname=GreekFeb2011&getid=1&query=Joseph.%20BJ%203.503

 

 

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Navigator- 22 January 2017- Third Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. IV, Issue 9

Chasing Holiness

New Advent- Beatitudes
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02371a.htm

Bible Researcher – chesed : loving kindness, mercy, goodness, steadfast love
http://www.bible-researcher.com/chesed.html

Christian Quotation of the Day – “Mercy, Not Sacrifice”
http://cqod.blogspot.com/2005/10/mercy-not-sacrifice.html

“Mercy,” by July Upton, R.S.M. in The New Dictionary of Catholic Spirituality, Michael Downey, Editor, Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, A Michael Glazier Book, 1993.
*at pp. 653-654.

More Letters?!

New Advent – IHS:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07649a.htm

January 22

USCCB – Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/resources/january-22-day-of-prayer.cfm

Fr. George W. Rutler, The Resurrection Difference, April 26, 2016, as found in Crisis Magazine.
http://www.crisismagazine.com/2016/the-resurrection-difference

Scriptural Secrets

Greek Texts & Translations – Flavius Josephus, Jewish War, 3.516
http://perseus.uchicago.edu/perseus-cgi/citequery3.pl?dbname=GreekFeb2011&getid=1&query=Joseph.%20BJ%203.503

 

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Navigator- 15 January 2017- Second Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. IV, Issue 8

Chasing Holiness

VatiKos Theologie – anawim
https://vatikos.wordpress.com/tag/hebrew-word-anawim

New Advent – Eight Beatitudes
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02371a.htm

Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. Sacra Pagina Series, Volume 1: The Gospel of Matthew. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 1991.
*see pp. 79

Catholic Resources- John Traxler, “Johannine Themes and Social Justice”
http://catholic-resources.org/John/Justice-Final.html
*at #2, under “Application of social Justice Themes in the Gospel of John”

Bible Gateway
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+5

Scriptural Secrets

Pandeleion, Peggy. Fr. Robert Barron’s Priest, Prophet, King. Skokie, IL: Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, 2014.
*priest- reconciling humanity to divinity, pp. 18-21.

Outreach Judaism – Isaiah 53
http://outreachjudaism.org/gods-suffering-servant-isaiah-53

Catechetical Corner

Pandeleion, Peggy. Fr. Robert Barron’s Priest, Prophet, King. Skokie, IL: Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, 2014.
*king- the inauguration of a new order, pp. 87-97.

Still More Important Letters

The fish symbol:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06083a.htm

 

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Clipper- 15 January 2017- Second Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol.4, Issue 8

Pray Unceasingly

VatiKos Theologie – anawim
https://vatikos.wordpress.com/tag/hebrew-word-anawim

New Advent – Eight Beatitudes (anawim)
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02371a.htm

Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. Sacra Pagina Series, Volume 1: The Gospel of Matthew. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 1991.
*see pp. 79

Bible Gateway
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+5


Scriptural Secrets

Pandeleion, Peggy. Fr. Robert Barron’s Priest, Prophet, King. Skokie, IL: Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, 2014.
*priest- reconciling humanity to divinity, pp. 18-21.

Outreach Judaism – Isaiah 53
http://outreachjudaism.org/gods-suffering-servant-isaiah-53

Catechetical Corner

Pandeleion, Peggy. Fr. Robert Barron’s Priest, Prophet, King. Skokie, IL: Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, 2014.
*king- the inauguration of a new order, pp. 87-97.

More Important Christian Letters

The fish symbol:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06083a.htm

 

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