Source Archives

October 2018

The Fleet Sources – 21 October 2018 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time -47-B

We Speak For God (N) (C); Witness (T)

 Vincent P. Branick, Understanding the Prophets and Their Books. Paulist Press: New Jersey, 2012.
* 3rd Isaiah, Haggai, Zechariah – pages, 207-210; 211-238

 

A Sign Of God’s Presence (N) (C) We Speak For God (N) (C)

Vincent P. Branick, Understanding the Prophets and Their Books. Paulist Press: New Jersey, 2012.
*Malachi, Obadiah, Joel: pages, 107-114; 238-253

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

Vincent P. Branick, Understanding the Prophets and Their Books. Paulist Press: New Jersey, 2012.
* 2nd Zechariah – pages, 233-238

St. Charles Borromeo – Bible Study, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_29.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 2114, 2172)

 

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The Fleet Sources – 14 October 2018 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 46-B

A Moment In Time (N); Then & Now (C); We Speak For God (T)

 Vincent P. Branick, Understanding the Prophets and Their Books. Paulist Press: New Jersey, 2012.
* Ezekiel: pages, 162-187

 

We Speak For God (N) (C); Witness: Ezekiel (T)

Vincent P. Branick, Understanding the Prophets and Their Books. Paulist Press: New Jersey, 2012.
* Ezekiel: pages, 162-187

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

 “Good things for good people” can lead to some faulty spiritual assumptions:
https://catholicmoraltheology.com/the-overwhelming-desire-to-connect-wealth-and-holiness-primordial-social-sin/

A reflection on the topic by Fr. Robert J. Wagner:
https://www.catholicherald.com/Faith/Your_Faith/Gospel_Commentary/_Riches_and_God_s_favor_/

St. Charles Borromeo – Bible Study, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_28.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

 The Catechism of the Catholic Church(CCC 992)

The Delta Rhythm Boys classic recording of Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYb8Wm6-QfA

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 7 October 2018 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 45-B

Adjusting Our Focus … (N) (C) (T)

 U.S.C.C.B – “About Catechetical Sunday”
http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/catechesis/catechetical-sunday/catechetical-sunday-about.cfm

 

We Speak For God (N) (C)- Witness  (T)

 Vincent P. Branick, Understanding the Prophets and Their Books. Paulist Press: New Jersey, 2012.
* Zephaniah, Nahum, & Habakkuk: pages, 107-114; 115-128

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)– Bible Secrets  (T)

 The “Goods” of Marriage
http://www.cormacburke.or.ke/node/339

St. Charles Borromeo – Bible Study, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_27.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic I.D. (T)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 2044, 2365)

 

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September 2018

The Fleet Sources – 30 September 2018 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 44-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C)

 St. Augustine of Hippo…

his life: https://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/ceauglif.htm

his works: https://www.ewtn.com/library/HOMELIBR/CEAUGWRK.HTM

his teachings: https://www.ewtn.com/library/homelibr/ceaugtch.htm

 

We Speak For God: Jeremiah (N) (C)

 Catholic Resources – Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D, “What is Biblical Prophecy?”
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Prophecy.htm

Catholic Answers – The Twelve Minor Prophets
https://www.catholic.com/index.php/magazine/print-edition/minor-prophets

New Advent – Prophets
Calès, Jean Marie. “Prophecy, Prophet, and Prophetess.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 12. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. 19 Feb. 2018
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12477a.htm

Chabad – Mendy Hecht, “What is Prophecy?”
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/84902/jewish/What-is-Prophecy.htm

Judaism 101 – Prophets and Prophecy
http://www.jewfaq.org/prophet.htm

My Jewish Learning – Lawrence H. Schiffman, “Prophecy in Ancient Israel, Revelations from God
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/prophecy-in-ancient-israel/

Chabad – Prophets
http://www.chabad.org/search/keyword_cdo/kid/12073/jewish/The-Prophets.htm

Jewish Virtual Library – Ancient Jewish History: The Two Kingdoms, c.920 BCE – 597 BCE
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-two-kingdoms-of-israel

Pepperdine – Leaven, Volume 11, Issue 2, Eighth Century Prophets, Rick R. Marrs, “The World of the Eighth Century Prophets.”
https://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1434&context=leaven

Vincent P. Branick, Understanding the Prophets and Their Books. Paulist Press: New Jersey, 2012.
* Jeremiah: pg. 129-161

Catholic News Agency – Jeremiah
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/bible/introduction-to-the-old-testament/jeremiah

Catholic Culture – Jeremiah
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/most/getwork.cfm?worknum=94

Chabad – “Jeremiah The Prophet,” Jacob Isaacs; Published and copyrighted by Kehot Publication Society
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/464029/jewish/Jeremiah-The-Prophet.htm

 

Witness: Jeremiah (T)

Vincent P. Branick, Understanding the Prophets and Their Books. Paulist Press: New Jersey, 2012.
* Jeremiah: pg. 129-161

The Great Adventure, Bible Study For Catholics – “Meet the Messengers: Jeremiah,” Thomas Smith
http://biblestudyforcatholics.com/meet-messengers-jeremiah/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets  (T)

 St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – 26h Sunday in Ordinary Time, B, commentary
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_26.pdf

Agape Bible Study – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, B Year, commentary
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_26_b

Ascension Catholic – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, B, commentary
http://www.ascensioncatholic.net/Ordinary-Time-Commentaries

 

 Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

 The Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC- 546)

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 23 September 2018 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 43-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)

 The Catechism of the Catholic Church-  (CCC 2731, 2591)

 We Speak For God: Hosea (N) (C)

 Vincent P. Branick, Understanding the Prophets and Their Books. Paulist Press: New Jersey, 2012.
* Hosea: pg. 55-69

Catholic Resources – Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., “What is Biblical Prophecy?”
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Prophecy.htm

Catholic Answers – The Twelve Minor Prophets
https://www.catholic.com/index.php/magazine/print-edition/minor-prophets

New Advent – Prophets
Calès, Jean Marie. “Prophecy, Prophet, and Prophetess.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 12. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. 19 Feb. 2018
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12477a.htm

Chabad – Mendy Hecht, “What is Prophecy?”
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/84902/jewish/What-is-Prophecy.htm

Judaism 101 – Prophets and Prophecy
http://www.jewfaq.org/prophet.htm

My Jewish Learning – Lawrence H. Schiffman, “Prophecy in Ancient Israel, Revelations from God
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/prophecy-in-ancient-israel/

Chabad – Prophets
http://www.chabad.org/search/keyword_cdo/kid/12073/jewish/The-Prophets.htm

Jewish Virtual Library – Ancient Jewish History: The Two Kingdoms, c.920 BCE – 597 BCE
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-two-kingdoms-of-israel

Pepperdine – Leaven, Volume 11, Issue 2, Eighth Century Prophets, Rick R. Marrs, “The World of the Eighth Century Prophets.”
https://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1434&context=leaven

Catholic News Agency – “Hosea, Son of Beeri”
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/bible/introduction-to-the-old-testament/hosea

Bible Commentaries, George Haydock’s Catholic Bible Commentary: Hosea 2
https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/hosea-2.html

Chabad – Hosea
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/464006/jewish/The-Prophet-Hosea.htm

Questions – What does Jezreel mean?
https://www.gotquestions.org/Jezreel.html

 

Witness: Hosea (T)

Vincent P. Branick, Understanding the Prophets and Their Books. Paulist Press: New Jersey, 2012.                               * Hosea: pg. 55-69

The Great Adventure, Bible Study for Catholics – “Meet the Messengers: Hosea,” Thomas Smith
http://biblestudyforcatholics.com/meet-messengers-hosea/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

 John R. Donahue, S. J. and Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., Sacra Pagina, The Gospel of Mark. Collegeville, MN: A Michael Glazier Publication, The Liturgical Press, 2002.
*pp. 282-285

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, B, commentary
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_25.pdf

Agape Bible Study – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, B
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_25_b

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 946, 947, 948, 949)

 

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The Fleet Sources – 16 September 2018 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time- 42-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

Sacred Scripture – Isaiah 50:5; Psalms 32:8; Isaiah 2:3; Job 35:11
and
The Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 2650)

 

We Speak For God: Amos (N) (C) (T)

Catholic Resources – Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D, “What is Biblical Prophecy?”
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Prophecy.htm

Catholic Answers – The Twelve Minor Prophets
https://www.catholic.com/index.php/magazine/print-edition/minor-prophets

New Advent – Prophets
Calès, Jean Marie. “Prophecy, Prophet, and Prophetess.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 12. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. 19 Feb. 2018
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12477a.htm

Chabad – Mendy Hecht, “What is Prophecy?”
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/84902/jewish/What-is-Prophecy.htm

Judaism 101 – Prophets and Prophecy
http://www.jewfaq.org/prophet.htm

My Jewish Learning – Lawrence H. Schiffman, “Prophecy in Ancient Israel, Revelations from God
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/prophecy-in-ancient-israel/

Chabad – Prophets
http://www.chabad.org/search/keyword_cdo/kid/12073/jewish/The-Prophets.htm

Jewish Virtual Library – Ancient Jewish History: The Two Kingdoms, c.920 BCE – 597 BCE
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-two-kingdoms-of-israel

Pepperdine – Leaven, Volume 11, Issue 2, Eighth Century Prophets, Rick R. Marrs, “The World of the Eighth Century Prophets.”
https://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1434&context=leaven

Chabad – Jacob Isaacs, “The Prophet Amos”
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/464007/jewish/The-Prophet-Amos.htm

Vincent P. Branick, Understanding the Prophets and Their Books. Paulist Press: New Jersey, 2012
* Amos: pgs. 40-54

Chabad – Nissan Mindel, “The Prophet Amos”
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/112277/jewish/The-Prophet-Amos.htm

U.S.C.C.B. – Amos, Commentary
http://www.usccb.org/bible/amos/4

 

Witness: Amos (T)

 Vincent P. Branick, Understanding the Prophets and Their Books. Paulist Press: New Jersey, 2012.
* Amos: ps. 40-54

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

 St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, B, commentary
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_24.pdf

Agape Bible Study – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, B
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_24_b

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 1021, 1041)

 

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The Fleet Sources – 9 September 2018 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 41-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C)

Exaltation of Cross – a brief history:
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/exaltation-of-the-holy-cross/

Another look at the history of this feast:
https://www.catholiccompany.com/getfed/venerating-cross-feast-triumph-of-cross/

A Greek Orthodox account:
https://www.goarch.org/exaltation

Pope Benedict XVI’s reflection on this feast:
https://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/b16france08_10.htm

 

We Speak For God: First Isaiah (N) (C)

Vincent P. Branick, Understanding the Prophets and Their Books. Paulist Press: New Jersey, 2012.
* Isaiah: pg. Ist – 70-93; IInd & IIIrd –  211-221

Catholic Resources – Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D, “What is Biblical Prophecy?”
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Prophecy.htm

Catholic Answers – The Twelve Minor Prophets
https://www.catholic.com/index.php/magazine/print-edition/minor-prophets

New Advent – Prophets
Calès, Jean Marie. “Prophecy, Prophet, and Prophetess.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 12. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. 19 Feb. 2018
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12477a.htm

Chabad – Mendy Hecht, “What is Prophecy?”
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/84902/jewish/What-is-Prophecy.htm

Judaism 101 – Prophets and Prophecy
http://www.jewfaq.org/prophet.htm

My Jewish Learning – Lawrence H. Schiffman, “Prophecy in Ancient Israel, Revelations from God
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/prophecy-in-ancient-israel/

Chabad – Prophets
http://www.chabad.org/search/keyword_cdo/kid/12073/jewish/The-Prophets.htm

Chabad – Isaiah
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/464019/jewish/The-Prophet-Isaiah.htm

Catholic Answers – Isaiah
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/isaiah

Encyclopedia.com – Isaiah
https://www.encyclopedia.com/philosophy-and-religion/bible/old-testament/isaiah


Witness:
First Isaiah (T)

Vincent P. Branick, Understanding the Prophets and Their Books. Paulist Press: New Jersey, 2012.
* Isaiah: ps. 70-93

 

 Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

Agape Bible Study – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, B
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_23_b

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, commentary
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_23.pdf

E-Catholic – HAYDOCK CATHOLIC BIBLE COMMENTARY ON THE NEW TESTAMENT: Mark 7
https://www.ecatholic2000.com/haydock/ntcomment38.shtml

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church
(CCC 994, 996)

 

 

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August 2018

The Fleet Sources –2 September 2018 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 40-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C)

 Catholic Saints – “Legends of the Blessed Sacrament – Legend of Saint Tarcissus
https://catholicsaints.info/legend-of-saint-tarcissus/


 Martyrs & Messengers (T)

 My First Holy Communion – “St. Tarcisius – Boy Martyr of the Eucharist
http://www.myfirstholycommunion.com/portfolio-view/st-tarcisius-boy-martyr-of-the-eucharist/

Catholic Saints – “Legends of the Blessed Sacrament – Legend of Saint Tarcissus
https://catholicsaints.info/legend-of-saint-tarcissus/

 

 We Speak For God (N) – Moments in Time – (C)

 Catholic Answers – The Twelve Minor Prophets
https://www.catholic.com/index.php/magazine/print-edition/minor-prophets

New Advent – Prophets
Calès, Jean Marie. “Prophecy, Prophet, and Prophetess.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 12. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. 19 Feb. 2018
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12477a.htm

Bible Chronology Timeline – Prophets and Kings
http://www.biblechronologytimeline.com/images/prophets-and-kings-judah-and-israel.jpg

Chabad – Mendy Hecht, “What is Prophecy?
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/84902/jewish/What-is-Prophecy.htm

Judaism 101 – “Prophets and Prophecy
http://www.jewfaq.org/prophet.htm

My Jewish Learning – Lawrence H. Schiffman, “Prophecy in Ancient Israel, Revelations from God
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/prophecy-in-ancient-israel/

Chabad – Prophets
http://www.chabad.org/search/keyword_cdo/kid/12073/jewish/The-Prophets.htm

Chabad – Isaiah
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/464019/jewish/The-Prophet-Isaiah.htm

 

 Witness: The ‘Writing Prophets (T)

Etymology Online – prophet
https://www.etymonline.com/word/prophet

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T) 

COMMENTARY on the NEW TESTAMENT Use of the OLD TESTAMENT, G.K. BEALE and D.A. CARSON, Editors. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007.
*pps. 161-163

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 238, 240)

 

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The Fleet Sources – 26 August 2018 – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time- 39-B

Be Still – This is the Bread of Life (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

U.S.C.C.B. – Liturgy of the Eucharist
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/order-of-mass/liturgy-of-the-eucharist/

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass – Liturgy of the Eucharist, downloads
https://biblestudyforcatholics.com/biblical-walk-mass-downloads/

St. Paul Center – [see online studies > “The Lamb’s Supper: The Bible and the Mass,” by Dr. Scott Hahn]
https://stpaulcenter.com/category/online-studies-overviews/

Catholic Resources – Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D, “Basic Texts for the Roman Catholic Eucharist, EUCHARISTIC PRAYERS I – IV (from the 1975 edition of the Sacramentary for Mass)”
http://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/EP1-4.htm

Companions of the Cross – The Mass in Scripture
www.companionscross.org/sites/default/files/The%20Mass%20in%20Scripture.pdf

Note: in Tugboat only:

Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 1354)

 

We Speak For God (N) (C)

Calès, Jean Marie. “Prophecy, Prophet, and Prophetess.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 12. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. 19 Feb. 2018
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12477a.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets  (T)

The USCCB website presents a review of the Church’s teachings about the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. The Q and A format provides a clear explanation of the doctrine and helps one in explaining it to others:
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/order-of-mass/liturgy-of-the-eucharist/the-real-presence-of-jesus-christ-in-the-sacrament-of-the-eucharist-basic-questions-and-answers.cfm

Help My Unbelief – Tixtla Mexico (N) (C)

 http://www.miracolieucaristici.org/en/Liste/scheda_b.html?nat=messico&wh=tixtla&ct=Tixtla,%202006

 The Catechism of the Catholic Church–  (CCC 1381)

 

 Witness: Tixtla, Mexico (T)

 http://www.miracolieucaristici.org/en/Liste/scheda_b.html?nat=messico&wh=tixtla&ct=Tixtla,%202006

 The Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 1381)

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 19 August 2018 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 38-B

Be Still – This is the Bread of Life (N) – Pray Without Ceasing  (C)

U.S.C.C.B. – Liturgy of the Eucharist
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/order-of-mass/liturgy-of-the-eucharist/

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass – Liturgy of the Eucharist, downloads
https://biblestudyforcatholics.com/biblical-walk-mass-downloads/

St. Paul Center – [see online studies > “The Lamb’s Supper: The Bible and the Mass,” by Dr. Scott Hahn]
https://stpaulcenter.com/category/online-studies-overviews/

Catholic Resources – Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D, “Basic Texts for the Roman Catholic Eucharist, EUCHARISTIC PRAYERS I – IV (from the 1975 edition of the Sacramentary for Mass)”
http://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/EP1-4.htm

Companions of the Cross – The Mass in Scripture
www.companionscross.org/sites/default/files/The%20Mass%20in%20Scripture.pdf

 

 Catholic I.D. (T)

 Same as above
and
The Catechism of the Catholic Church(CCC 1365)

 

Taste and See (N) – Taste and See (C)

 Wikipedia – Grail Psalms
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grail_Psalms

 

 Councils & Creeds (T)

Catholicism – Council of Trent
http://catholicism.org/the-council-of-trent-overview-of-its-importance-and-difficulties.html

The Catechism of the Catholic ChurchCCC 1376               

 

 Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Treasures (C)– Bible Secrets (T)

 Food and Drink, Bread and Wine: Life or Death—themes that call us to life in the Eucharist.

 

Help My Unbelief – Legnica, Poland (N) (C)

 St. Hyacinth’s Church, Lignica, Poland on December 25, 2013:
http://www.miracolieucaristici.org/en/Liste/scheda_b.html?nat=polonia&wh=legnica&ct=Legnica,%202013

and
The Catechism of the Catholic Church- CCC 1376

 

 Witness: Legnica, Poland  (T)

 St. Hyacinth’s Church, Lignica, Poland on December 25, 2013:
http://www.miracolieucaristici.org/en/Liste/scheda_b.html?nat=polonia&wh=legnica&ct=Legnica,%202013

 

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The Fleet Sources – 12 August 2018 – 19th Sunday Ordinary Time – 37-B

Be Still – This is the Bread of Life (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C)

U.S.C.C.B. – Liturgy of the Eucharist
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/order-of-mass/liturgy-of-the-eucharist/

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass – Liturgy of the Eucharist, downloads
https://biblestudyforcatholics.com/biblical-walk-mass-downloads/

St. Paul Center – [see online studies > “The Lamb’s Supper: The Bible and the Mass,” by Dr. Scott Hahn]
https://stpaulcenter.com/category/online-studies-overviews/

Catholic Resources – Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D, “Basic Texts for the Roman Catholic Eucharist, EUCHARISTIC PRAYERS I – IV (from the 1975 edition of the Sacramentary for Mass)”
http://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/EP1-4.htm

Companions of the Cross – The Mass in Scripture
www.companionscross.org/sites/default/files/The%20Mass%20in%20Scripture.pdf

 

Catholic I.D. (T)

refer to above sources,
and,
*Eucharist – definition from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, p. 877

 

Kneeling to Pray Gives Us the Strength to Stand  (N) (C) (T)

Pope Francis’ Twitter account:
Pope Francis‏@Pontifex
“The mystery of the Cross, a mystery of love, can only be understood in prayer. Pray and weep, kneeling before the Cross.” 6:10 AM – 10 Oct 2013

The Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 2559)

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets  (T)

 EWTN – EWTN Catholic Q&A, “They Will All Know Me” —John 6:45
http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage_print.asp?number=295302&language=en

 Holidays Calendar
http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/assumption-of-mary/

St. Clement Parish – “The Transfiguration of the Lord and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary”
http://www.sanclementeparish.org/blog/Liturgy-Corner-Blog/july-23-2017-the-transfiguration-of-the-lord-and-the-assumption-of-the-blessed-virgin-mary

 

 Help My Unbelief – Lanciano (N) (C)

http://www.miracolieucaristici.org/en/Liste/list.html

 

Witness: Miracle at Lanciano (T)

 http://www.miracolieucaristici.org/en/Liste/list.html

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 5 August 2018 – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 36-B

Be Still – This is the Bread of Life (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Catholic I.D. and Bible Secrets (T)

U.S.C.C.B. – Order of the Mass
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/order-of-mass/liturgy-of-the-eucharist/

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass – Liturgy of the Eucharist, downloads
https://biblestudyforcatholics.com/biblical-walk-mass-downloads/

St. Paul Center – [see online studies > “The Lamb’s Supper: The Bible and the Mass,” by Dr. Scott Hahn]
https://stpaulcenter.com/category/online-studies-overviews/

Catholic Resources – Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D, “Basic Texts for the Roman Catholic Eucharist, EUCHARISTIC PRAYERS I – IV (from the 1975 edition of the Sacramentary for Mass)”
http://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/EP1-4.htm

Companions of the Cross – The Mass in Scripture
www.companionscross.org/sites/default/files/The%20Mass%20in%20Scripture.pdf

 

I Believe – Help My Unbelief  (N) (C) – Getting Closer to God  (T)

 The Real Presence website offers an in depth look at Eucharistic Miracles
http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/mir/a3.html

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Treasures (Ephesians) (C)

 USCCB– Introduction to the Letter to the Ephesians in the NABRE:
http://www.usccb.org/bible/ephesians/0

 

Witness: Bread From Heaven – “manna: ‘what is that?’” (T)

Got Questions – What is it?
https://www.gotquestions.org/what-was-manna.html

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church-  CCC 1350

 

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July 2018

The Fleet Sources –29 July 2018 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 35-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)
AND
Only in John (N) (C)  ….  Not in John (N) (C)
 AND
Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets  (T)

Catholic News Agency – Gospel of John
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/bible/introduction-to-the-new-testament/gospel-of-john

Catholic Resources – Felix Just, S.J. Ph.D., “Contrasts between John and the Synoptics”
http://catholic-resources.org/John/Synoptic-Differences.htm

Catholic Answers –  Mark Shea, “Did John Write His Gospel?”
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/did-john-write-his-gospel

Loyola Press – Readings and Background, Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle B: Sunday, July 29, 2018
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/sunday-connection/17th-sunday-of-ordinary-time-b-sunday-connection?p=1

Bible.org – W. Hall Harris, III. “Major Differences Between John and the Synoptic Gospels”
https://bible.org/seriespage/2-major-differences-between-john-and-synoptic-gospels

St. Charles Borromeo – Bible Study: COMMENTARY ON JESUS – BREAD OF LIFE DISCOURSE
http://www.scborromeo.org/papers/bread.pdf

Agape Bible Study – Commentary: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_17_b.htm

 

Witness: the 5000 (T)

My Jewish Learning
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/judaism-numbers/

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church-  (CCC 1324, 1327, 2031)

 

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The Fleet Sources –22 July 2018 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 34-B

The Spirituality of the Precious Blood Missionaries: Blood of the Chalice (N) (C)
and background for Getting Closer to God (T)

St. Charles – Carthagena, Ohio
http://www.st-charles-cpps.org/cpps.htm

The Spirituality of the Blood of Christ
http://preciousbloodspirituality.org

In Water and in Blood, A Spirituality of Solidarity and Hope
By: Fr. Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S.
Published by Precious Blood Resources Volume 16.
Available on-line:  www.preciousbloodspirituality.org
(Go to “Spirituality and Theology” & click on “Books”)

The Passion and the Cross by: Fr. Ronald Rolheiser
Chapter 4, The Cross as Salvation.  Franciscan Media, 2015.

Strokes of the Pen
Selected quotes of some letters of St. Gaspar published internally by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Quote from a letter in 1825.


Did You Know? –Eucharistic Miracles (N) (C)

The Real Presence –
http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/mir/a3.html

Aleteia – “‘Computer geek’ takes one more step toward sainthood.” On Carlo Acutis
https://aleteia.org/2016/12/03/computer-geek-takes-one-more-step-toward-sainthood/

Carlo Acutis – Association and the Cause of Beatification of the Servant of God Carlo Acutis,
*List and links to Eucharistic Miracles around the world, by country:
http://www.miracolieucaristici.org/en/Liste/list.html


Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church-  (CCC 684)

 

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The Fleet Sources– 15 July 2018 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 33-B

The Spirituality of the Precious Blood Missionaries: Blood of the Cross (N) (C)
and background for Getting Closer to God (T)

St. Charles – Carthagena, Ohio
http://www.st-charles-cpps.org/cpps.htm

The Spirituality of the Blood of Christ
http://preciousbloodspirituality.org

In Water and in Blood, A Spirituality of Solidarity and Hope
By: Fr. Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S.
Published by Precious Blood Resources Volume 16.
Available on-line:  www.preciousbloodspirituality.org
(Go to “Spirituality and Theology” & click on “Books”)

The Passion and the Cross by: Fr. Ronald Rolheiser
Chapter 4, The Cross as Salvation.  Franciscan Media, 2015.

Strokes of the Pen
Selected quotes of some letters of St. Gaspar published internally by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Quote from a letter in 1825.

 

 Did You Know? (N) (C)

Catholic Culture – Sr. Madeleine Grace, C.V.I., “The Quest for the Holy Grail”
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=982

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – Aristotle: Ethics
http://www.iep.utm.edu/aris-eth/

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – Thomas Aquinas: Moral Philosophy
http://www.iep.utm.edu/aq-moral/

Spark Notes – Aristotle (384–322 B.C.): Nicomachean Ethics: Books I to IV
http://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/aristotle/section8/

 

Witness: Two-by-Two (T)

St. Charles Borromeo – Bible Study
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_15.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church-  (CCC 1709, 2470)

 

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The Fleet Sources – 8 July 2018 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 32-B

The Spirituality of the Precious Blood Missionaries: Blood of the Covenant (N) (C)
and background for Getting Closer to God (T)

St. Charles – Carthagena, Ohio
http://www.st-charles-cpps.org/cpps.htm

The Spirituality of the Blood of Christ
http://preciousbloodspirituality.org

In Water and in Blood, A Spirituality of Solidarity and Hope
By: Fr. Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S.
Published by Precious Blood Resources Volume 16.
Available online:  www.preciousbloodspirituality.org
(Go to “Spirituality and Theology” & click on “Books”)

The Passion and the Cross by: Fr. Ronald Rolheiser
Chapter 4, The Cross as Salvation.  Franciscan Media, 2015.

Strokes of the Pen
Selected quotes of some letters of St. Gaspar published internally by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Quote from a letter in 1825.

 

Did You Know… (N) (C)

Salve Regina
http://www.salvemariaregina.info/Reference/PreciousBlood.html

Etymology Online – grail
https://www.etymonline.com/word/grail

Aquinas & More
http://www.aquinasandmore.com/catholic-articles/monthly-dedications-of-the-church-year/article/184

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

Bishop Robert Barron discusses St. Paul’s ‘a thorn in the flesh’ in this podcast:
https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/a-thorn-in-the-flesh-why-we-suffer/969/

 

 Witness: Local Folks

Basic facts about Nazareth and its people in Jesus’ time:
http://www.jesus-story.net/nazareth_about.htm

See also this link for further study:
http://www.jesus-story.net/index.htm

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 268, 306)

 

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June 2018

The Fleet Sources – 1 July 2018 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time- 31-B

The Spirituality of the Precious Blood Missionaries: Introduction (N) (C)

St. Charles – Carthagena, Ohio
http://www.st-charles-cpps.org/cpps.htm

The Spirituality of the Blood of Christ
http://preciousbloodspirituality.org

In Water and in Blood, A Spirituality of Solidarity and Hope
By: Fr. Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S.
Published by Precious Blood Resources Volume 16.
Available on-line:  www.preciousbloodspirituality.org
(Go to “Spirituality and Theology” & click on “Books”)

The Passion and the Cross by: Fr. Ronald Rolheiser
Chapter 4, The Cross as Salvation.  Franciscan Media, 2015.

Strokes of the Pen-  Selected quotes of some letters of St. Gaspar published internally by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Quote from a letter in 1825.


Did You Know… (N) (C)

Missionaries of the Precious Blood, Cincinnati Province
http://cpps-preciousblood.org/about/founder/

The Sorrowful Mother Shrine
https://www.sorrowfulmothershrine.org/about/missionaries-precious-blood/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

St. Charles Borromeo – Bible Studies
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestudies.htm 
and
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_13.pdf

 Agape Bible Study – Sunday Readings
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_13_b.htm


Precious Blood Missionaries (T)

Click on the About Tab on this website:
http://cpps-preciousblood.org/

 

 Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 397, 623)

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The Fleet Sources- 24 June 2018 – Nativity of John the Baptist- 30–B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)

Chabad – Songs of Ascents
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/655450/jewish/What-is-a-Song-of-Ascents.htm

U.S.C.C.B – Psalms of Ascent, see fn. 120:1
http://www.usccb.org/bible/psalms/120:5

Bible Study Tools – The Baptist’s Imprisonment [ab urbe condita- from the founding of the city; alternative dating found in this article that dates event from the founding of Rome]
https://www.biblestudytools.com/classics/andrews-the-life-of-our-lord-upon-the-earth/part-iii/the-baptists-imprisonment.html

Bible Questions – Rob J Hyndman, “How long was John the Baptist in prison?”
http://bibleq.net/answer/5317/

 

History’s Mysteries! (N) (C)

Catholic.com: About John the Baptist
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/john-the-baptist-saint

 

John Who? (N) (C)

The Morning Watch
http://the-morning-watch.blogspot.com/2011/05/collected-sayings-of-john-baptist.html

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets  (T)

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (Picayune, MS) – Bible Studies: The Birth of John the Baptist
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/johnbap.pdf

 Catholic Answers – Charles L. Sourvay, “John the Baptist, Saint; New Testament prophet, herald of the Messiah”
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/john-the-baptist-saint

Agape Bible Study – Isaiah
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Isaiah/Isaiah_Lesson_18.htm

Agape Bible Study – Comparisons Between the Birth of John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/charts/Comparison%20between%20the%20birth%20of%20John%20the%20Baptist%20and%20Jesus.htm

Etymology Online – baptize
https://www.etymonline.com/word/baptize

 

Witness: A Very Young John (T)

Saint Fun Facts: John the Baptist
https://www.catholic.org/saints/fun_facts_arch.php?saint=152

Please click on ‘continue reading’ at this site for an oral presentation.

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC  522, 720)

Agape Bible Study – Comparisons Between the Birth of John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/charts/Comparison%20between%20the%20birth%20of%20John%20the%20Baptist%20and%20Jesus.htm

 

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The Fleet Sources – 17 June 2018 – 11th Sunday Ordinary Time- 29-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)

The Real Presence, The Modern Catholic Dictionary – canticle
http://www.therealpresence.org/cgi-bin/getdefinition.pl

New Advent – canticle
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03301a.htm

U.S. Catholic – Ed Block, “A Canticle a Day”
http://www.uscatholic.org/articles/201504/canticle-day-29983


All Creatures Great and Small (T)–

 Catholic Education Resource Center (CERC) – Fr. William Saunders, “The Symbolism of the Pelican”
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-symbolism-of-the-pelican.html

Durham World Heritage Site – The Pelican as a Christian Symbol https://www.durhamworldheritagesite.com/architecture/castle/intro/west-range/kitchen/pelican

Religion Facts – Pelican Symbol
http://www.religionfacts.com/pelican

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 353, 852)

 Bible Secrets (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 353) 

 Witness: the mustard seed (T)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 852)

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2725, 2733, 2755)

 Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 2755)

The Canticle of Daniel, Daniel 3:57-88, 56:

This is a PDF file: right click and choose ‘open link in new tab’.

The Canticle of Daniel

 

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The Fleet Sources –10 June 2018 – 10th Sunday Ordinary Time – 28-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C)

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time: 2nd Reading –

“Therefore, we are not discouraged;
rather, although our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day….
For we know that if our earthly dwelling, a tent, should be destroyed, we have a building from God, a dwelling not made with hands, eternal in heaven.”
2 Corinthians 4:16; 5:1


The Order of Things (N) (C) – In the Beginning (T)

Catholic Answers – Creation and Genesis
https://www.catholic.com/tract/creation-and-genesis

St. Charles Borromeo – “A Commentary on the Story of Creation, (Genesis 1:1 – 2:3 RSV)”
http://www.scborromeo.org/papers/genesis.pdf

 

 Beware the Blasphemy (N) ©

Catholic Answers- Beelzebub
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/beelzebub

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

 The Real Presence Association: Modern Catholic Dictionary – scribe
http://www.therealpresence.org/cgi-bin/getdefinition.pl

…and – blaspmemy
http://www.therealpresence.org/cgi-bin/getdefinition.pl


Witness: Family, ‘whoever does the will of God’ (T)

The Real Presence Association: Modern Catholic Dictionary – scribe
http://www.therealpresence.org/cgi-bin/getdefinition.pl

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church-  (CCC 539)

 

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May 2018

The Fleet Sources – 3 June 2018 – Corpus Christi Sunday – 27-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)

EWTN – Anima Christi
https://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/prayers/anima2.htm

Franciscan Media –  Jack Wintz, OFM, “Anima Christi: A Mystical Prayer
http://blog.franciscanmedia.org/anima-christi-a-mystical-prayer


The Devout Heart (N) – Devoted Heart (C)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church- ( CCC 1674, 1675)

USCCB – Popular Devotions
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/popular-devotional-practices-basic-questions-and-answers.cfm

Aquinas and More – Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: June
http://www.aquinasandmore.com/catholic-articles/monthly-dedications-of-the-church-year/article/184

Aquinas and More – “St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and the Sacred Heart”
http://www.aquinasandmore.com/blog/st-margaret-mary-and-the-sacred-heart/


The Body of Christ (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church- ( CCC 115-117)


Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

 Hebrews4Christians – B’rit
http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Glossary/Word_of_the_Week/Archived/Brit/brit.html


Witness: Your Devout Heart (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 1674, 1675)


Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic I.D. (T)

Pitre, Brant. Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper. New York: Image, 2011.
*pages 104-115: “This is a Hard Saying”

The Real Presence – John Hardon, S.J. Modern Catholic Dictionary, dogma

http://www.therealpresence.org/cgi-bin/getdefinition.pl

 

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The Fleet Sources– 27 May 2018 – Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity- 26-B

“Be Still And Know That I Am God” (N) – “Pray Without Ceasing” (C) – More Gifts of the Holy Spirit?! (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1266, 1303)

“Recall then that you have received the spiritual seal, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence, the spirit of holy fear in God’s presence. Guard what you have received. God the Father has marked you with his sign; Christ the Lord has confirmed you and has placed his pledge, the Spirit, in your hearts.” + (CCC 1303)

Still More Gifts…? (N) – More Gifts?! (C)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church– (CCC 1303)


Saints Preserve Us! (N)
Champions of the Faith (C) – Stars of Our Faith (T)

New Advent – Justin Martyr, June 1
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08580c.htm

Aquinas and More – Justin Martyr
http://www.aquinasandmore.com/catholic-articles/the-feast-of-st.-justin-martyr/article/106

Orthodox Wiki – Justin Martyr
https://orthodoxwiki.org/Justin_Martyr

Etymology Online – apologist
https://www.etymonline.com/word/apologist

Etymology Online – philosopher
https://www.etymonline.com/word/philosopher


Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 249: the Holy Trinity, root of the Faith)


Living as Missionary Disciples:
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Mt. 28:19-20)

 

 Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 234, 236)

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The Fleet Sources– 20 May 2018 – Pentecost Sunday- 25-B

“Be Still And Know That I Am God” (N) – “Pray Without Ceasing” (C) –
Tugboat  Detective Challenge (T)

Matthew 12:28 – “But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.”

Ephesians 1:13 – “In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised holy Spirit.”

1 Corinthians 2:9-10 – “But as it is written: ‘… what God has prepared for those who love him,’ this God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit scrutinizes everything, even the depths of God.”

All who are called out by Jesus are to give witness and carry the Good News to the ends of the earth. Through the Holy Spirit we receive today, we can now know the vanquishing of evil, the spreading of the truth, and the victory of the Light. The Holy Spirit has come!

 

Shavuot/Pentecost – (N) ©

Dr. Taylor Marshall compares Shavuot and Pentecost:
http://taylormarshall.com/2015/05/jewish-pentecost-and-catholic-pentecost-compared.html

 

East- West (N) (C)

Catholic Answers discusses the Filioque:
https://www.catholic.com/tract/filioque

 

 Dear Sr. Saint Henry – Pentecost (T)

From Busted Halo: Pentecost in 2 Minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=J5tr4pqWIo4


Etymology Online
https://www.etymonline.com/word/pentecost

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Treasures (C) Bible Secrets  (T)

 “The Holy Spirit gives a spiritual understanding of the Word of God to those who read or hear it, according to the dispositions of their hearts…”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 1101)

USCCB – Sequence, Come, Holy Spirit
http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/052415-pentecost-day.cfm

Etymology Online – sequence
https://www.etymonline.com/word/sequence

 

Witness: A Strong Driving Wind (T)

“The Holy Spirit gives a spiritual understanding of the Word of God to those who read or hear it, according to the dispositions of their hearts…
Catechism of the Catholic Church– (CCC 1101)

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 1097, 1098, 1108)

National Catholic Register – Hannah Brockhaus, “Pope: Pre-Mass Time Is Meant for Silent Prayer, Not Chitchat” (November 15, 2017)

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/pope-pre-mass-time-is-meant-for-silent-prayer-not-chitchat

Robert Cardinal Sarah, The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise; Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 2017  ISBN-13: 978-1621641919

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 13 May 2018 – Seventh Sunday of Easter – 24-B

“Be Still And Know That I Am God” (N) – “Pray Without Ceasing” (C)– Tugboat Challenge (T)

1 Corinthians 12:8-10 – “To one is given through the Spirit the expression of wisdom; to another the expression of knowledge according to the same Spirit…” and faith, healing, mighty deeds, prophecy, discernment of spirits, varieties of tongues or interpretation of tongues.

1 Corinthians 3:16 – “Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”

2 Peter 1:21 – “…for no prophecy ever came through human will; but rather human beings moved by the holy Spirit spoke under the influence of God.”

Breath of God (N) (C)

 Bob Kurland has this  excellent article in Catholic Stand on Old and New Testaments treatment of the Holy Spirit:
http://www.catholicstand.com/holy-ghost-holy-spirit


Facts About Acts (N) (C)  Some Facts on Acts (T)

 Encyclopedia – Acts of the Apostles
http://www.encyclopedia.com/philosophy-and-religion/bible/new-testament/acts-apostles

Bible Charts – Acts of the Apostles
http://www.biblecharts.org/thebible/interestingfactsaboutacts.pdf

Catholic – Acts of the Apostles
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/acts-of-the-apostles


Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)– Bible Secrets (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church  (CCC 1488)


Witness: Theophilus (T)

Etymology Online – theophilus
https://www.etymonline.com/word/theophilus


Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport  (C)– Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church  (CCC 1076, 1162)

 

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The Fleet Sources – 6 May 2018 – Sixth Sunday of Easter- 23-B

“Be Still And Know That I Am God” (N)– “Pray Without Ceasing” (C) – Tugboat Challenge (T)

Romans 8:2 – “For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from the law of sin and death.”

Ephesians 2:18 – “…for through [Jesus] we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.”

John 15:26 – “When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father… he will testify to me.”


Mary’s May (N) – May Days (C) –  May Is For Mary (T)

National Catholic Register – Marge Fenelon, “Why Is May the Month of Mary?”
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/mfenelon/why-is-may-the-month-of-mary


Scriptural Secrets – Hidden Treasures – Bible Secrets 

 A brief  introduction to mystagogy (mystagogia):
https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/mystagogy


Witness: Gentiles (T)

Etymology Online – Gentiles
https://www.etymonline.com/word/gentile


A Mostly Silent Presence (N)- The Quiet One (C)- Catholic I.D.  (T)

The Catholic Source Book, Our Sunday Visitor, Curriculum Division. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2008. *p. 64

Catechism of the Catholic ChurchCCC  691


Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic I.D. (T)

 Catechism of the Catholic ChurchCCC 687

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April 2018

The Fleet Sources – April 29, 2018 – Fifth Sunday of Easter- 22-B

“Veni, Sancte Spiritus”(N) – “Veni, Sancte Spiritus”(C)

Romans 8:26, “…the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings.”

John 16:13, “But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth… and will declare to you the things that are coming.”

John 14:26, “…the holy Spirit that the Father will send

in my name—he will teach you… and remind you of all [I] told you.”

Revelation 2:7, “Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches…

The Holy Spirit is present when… 1. we are helped in our weakness, our prayer is lifted up to God, 2. we are guided to the truth and our eyes are opened to what is to come, 3. we are taught and reminded of what Christ taught us, and, 4. we hear what the Spirit has said to the Church.

 Getting Closer To God (T)

 EWTN – “Come, Holy Spirit” (Latin: “Veni, Sancte Spiritus”)
https://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/pentecost/pent11.htm


Saints Preserve Us! (N)
Champions of the Faith (C)

Pope St. Pius V:
Crisis Magazine’s article:
http://www.crisismagazine.com/2016/lessons-from-the-reform-papacy-of-st-pius-v

EWTN article:
https://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/PIUSV.HTM


Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic ChurchCCC 365

 

Scriptural Secrets  (N)– Hidden Treasures (C)

Catholic Culture – “Catechism of the Catholic Church: The senses of Scripture”
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/catechism/index.cfm?recnum=467

 CERC – Mark Shea, “The Allegorical Sense of Scripture”
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/religion-and-philosophy/apologetics/the-allegorical-sense-of-scripture.html

Catholic Exchange- Mark Shea, “Coming to our Senses: The Allegorical Sense”
http://catholicexchange.com/coming-to-our-senses-the-allegorical-sense

 

 Bible Secrets (T)

The “I Am” statements of St. John’s Gospel reveal who Jesus is!  A great Catholic resource for learning more about these statements is posted online by Fr. Felix Just, S.J.:
http://catholic-resources.org/John/Themes-IAM.htm

 

 Witness: Barnabas (T)

New Advent’s article about St Barnabas:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02300a.htm


Tugboat Detective Challenge: Tracking the Holy Spirit
(T)

Romans 8:26, “…the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings.”

John 16:13, “But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth… and will declare to you the things that are coming.”

John 14:26, “…the holy Spirit that the Father will send

in my name—he will teach you… and remind you of all [I] told you.”

Revelation 2:7, “Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches…”

The Holy Spirit is present when… 1. we are helped in our weakness, our prayer is lifted up to God, 2. we are guided to the truth and our eyes are opened to what is to come, 3. we are taught and reminded of what Christ taught us, and, 4. we hear what the Spirit has said to the Church.

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 22 April 2018 – Fourth Sunday of Easter- 21-B

Veni, Sancte Spiritus (N) (C)

Acts 4:31, “…and they were all filled with the holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.”
Titus 3:5, “…through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the holy Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 3:18, “All of us… are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, as from the Lord who is the Spirit.”
Galatians 5:22-23, “In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…”

The Holy Spirit is present when… 1. we give witness to the Word of God boldly and courageously, 2. we are renewed, 3. we are transformed, being changed into God’s likeness, and, 4. we see fruits of the Holy Spirit being produced in us.

“A” Good Shepherd – “The” Good Shepherd (T)

 Chabad – Gennadiy Bogolubov, “People of the Land, Shepherdology: Understanding the Jewish obsession with shepherding”
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1762017/jewish/People-of-the-Land.htm

My Jewish Learning – “Shepherd Consciousness”
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/shepherd-consciousness/


In God We Trust (N) – America’s Slow Trust in God (C)

U.S. Dept. of the Treasury: History of In God We Trust
https://www.treasury.gov/about/education/Pages/in-god-we-trust.aspx


Saints Preserve Us! (N) Champions of the Faith (C)

 St. Mark the Evangelist:
Catholic Culture on St. Mark:
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2015-04-25
and
New Advent on St. Mark
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09672c.htm


Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church: CCC 1764, 1768, 2702


Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)

Catholic Culture: Allegory
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/dictionary/index.cfm?id=31733

CERC-  Fr. George Rutler, “The Allegory of our Lives”
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/religion-and-philosophy/spiritual-life/the-allegory-of-our-lives.html

 

 Witness: Our Senses!  (T)

Catholic Culture: Allegory
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/dictionary/index.cfm?id=31733

 

Tugboat Detective Challenge: Tracking the Holy Spirit

Acts 4:31, “…and they were all filled with the holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.”

Titus 3:5, “…through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the holy Spirit.”

2 Corinthians 3:18, “All of us… are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, as from the Lord who is the Spirit.”

Galatians 5:22-23, “In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…”

The Holy Spirit is present when… 1. we give witness to the Word of God boldly and courageously, 2. we are renewed, 3. we are transformed, being changed into God’s likeness, and, 4. we see fruits of the Holy Spirit being produced in us.

 

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources– 15 April 2018 – 3rd Sunday of Easter- 20-B

Veni, Sancte Spiritus (N) (C)

 Biblical Evidence for the Presence of the Holy Spirit:

Acts 9:31, “So the church… had peace and was built up; and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit it was multiplied.”

Ephesians 3:16, “…that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man.”

2 Corinthians 3:17, “…and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

1 Thessalonians 1:6, “And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, receiving the word in great affliction, with joy from the holy Spirit.”

Saints Preserve Us! (N); Stars of Our Faith: St. Anselm: “Faith Seeking Understanding” (T)

Franciscan Media – St. Anselm
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-anselm/

New Advent – St. Anselm
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01546a.htm

Encyclopedia Britannica – St. Anselm
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Anselm-of-Canterbury

Holy Spirit Interactive (kids) – St. Anselm
http://www.holyspiritinteractive.net/kids/saints/0421.asp

Brain Buster (N)

Logos Library – (Brain Buster): from Chapter II of Anselm’s Proslogian
http://www.logoslibrary.org/anselm/proslogion/102.html

A Friend In Need: Intercessors (C)

CCC 2577

Catholic Answers – “How to Defend the Intercession of the Saints
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/how-to-defend-the-intercession-of-the-saints

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)– Bible Secrets (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church : CCC 989

 Haydock Commentary – St. Luke, chapter 24
http://haydock1859.tripod.com/id90.html

Agape Bible Study – commentary, St. Luke, chapter 24
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Luke_Gospel/Luke_Lesson_16.htm

St Charles Borromeo – commentary, St. Luke, chapter 24
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_east_3.pdf

Witness: Jesus’ Body (T)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church: CCC 997

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church: CCC 990, 997

 

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The Fleet Sources- 8 April 2018 – Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy- 19-B

Veni, Sancte Spiritus (N) (C)

 Biblical Evidence the Presence of the Holy Spirit:

Galatians 5:5, “For through the Spirit, by faith, we await the hope of righteousness.”

Romans 8:14, “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.”

Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Getting Closer To God: ‘The 3 O’Clock Prayer’ (T)

 “O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us,  I trust in You!”

EWTN
https://www.ewtn.com/library/PRAYER/MERCY.TXT

And, for… ‘How to Pray the Chaplet’:

USCCB
http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/year-of-faith/how-to-pray-the-chaplet-of-divine-mercy.cfm

Divine Mercy Comes To America (N) (C)

 Fr. Sopocko, the priest who believed St. Faustina:
http://www.thedivinemercy.org/news/The-Priest-Who-First-Believed-Faustina-3354

Fr. Jarzebowski, the priest who brought Divine Mercy to America
http://www.thedivinemercy.org/news/Man-on-a-Mission-2879

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

Agape Bible Study – John, Chapter 20
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/John_Gospel/Chapter%2020.htm

Jewish Encyclopedia – rabbi
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12494-rabbi

Witness: “The Apostles & The Community of Believers” (T)

A suggested Family activity might be to read together a portion of the Acts of the Apostles each evening after dinner during the fifty days of Easter.

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church: CCC 976, 985, 1487

 

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March 2018

The Fleet Sources –1 April 2018 – The Resurrection of the Lord – 18-B

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

Bible Gateway – Matthew 28:11-15
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=mt.28:11-15&version=NABRE;RSVCE

The Real Presence – Modern Catholic Dictionary, octaves
http://www.therealpresence.org/cgi-bin/getdefinition


Mary Magdalene and the Easter Egg (N) – The Good Egg (C)

On Mary Magdalene and the Easter egg… and more:
https://www.catholiccompany.com/getfed/mary-magdalene-first-easter-egg/#comments


The Great Sunday! (N) (C) (T)

Vatican – Catechism, ‘The Great Sunday,’ see CCC 1169
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_P39.HTM

Catholic Online – The Great Sunday
http://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=5633


Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)

John R. Donahue, S.J. and Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. Daniel J.Harrington, S.J, Editor. Sacra Pagina, The Gospel of Mark. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2002. pps. 457 – 461


Witness: (T)

“A young man clothed in a white robe”
Haydock’s Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition.
http://haydock1859.tripod.com/id63.html

Agape Bible Study
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Mark_Gospel/Mark_Lesson_10.htm

Catechism of the Catholic Church: CCC: 333


Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (N)

Catechism of the Catholic Church:
Navigator and Clipper – CCC 640
Tugboat – CCC 639, 640

 

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The Fleet Sources – 25 March 2018 – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion – 17-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C)

Catholic Online – Andrew M. Greenwell, Esq., “Hosanna in the Highest: Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord
http://www.catholic.org/news/hf/faith/story.php?id=49994

Austin, blogspot: ‘hosanna!’
http://www.preceptaustin.org/hosanna-save_now#ot


Bible Secrets; “HOSANNA…!”  (T)

Pitre, Dr. Brant. “The Jewish Roots of Palm Sunday,” March 27, 2010
http://www.thesacredpage.com/2010/03/why-palm-branches-and-why-donkey-jesus.html


Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)

 Bible Knowing – Judas Iscariot
https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Judas-Iscariot
and,
https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Judas-Betraying-Christ

Pope Benedict XVI, “Never Despair of God’s Mercy,” General audience, Vatican City, October 19, 2006.
* focus: the figures of Judas Iscariot and Matthias.
http://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=3733

The Catholic Herald – Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith, “Love and envy: exploring the psychology of Judas,” posted Tuesday, 15 April 2014.
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2014/04/15/love-and-envy-exploring-the-psychology-of-judas/


Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church— CCC 2539

Bishop Robert Barron, Study Guide by Mark Shea, 7 Deadly Sins – 7 Lively Virtues. Word on Fire ©
*pp. 7-9 or For free downloadables:
www.WordOnFire.org/SDS.aspx

 

 Witness (T)

 “An Untamed Colt”
Zechariah 9:9 -New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

The King’s Entry into Jerusalem:

Exult greatly, O daughter Zion!
Shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem!
Behold: your king[b] is coming to you,
a just savior is he,
Humble, and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

 

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The Fleet Sources – 18 March 2018 – Fifth Sunday in Lent- 16-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)

The Catholic Navigator: “A Prayer to St. Joseph.” © 2018


Saints Preserve Us! (N)
Champions of the Faith (C) – Stars of Our Faith (T)

The Solemnity of St. Joseph:
http://www.spiritualdirection.com/2016/03/19/solemnity-of-saint-joseph

Eight Little known facts about St. Joseph:
https://churchpop.com/2015/06/21/8-little-known-facts-about-st-joseph-the-foster-father-of-jesus/

Catholic Q&A: The Glorious St. Joseph:
https://www.thestationofthecross.com/catholic-qa-the-glorious-saint-joseph/

Papal writings about St. Joseph (English translations):
Pope Pius IX: Quemadmodem Deus
https://osjusa.org/st-joseph/magisterium/quemadmodum-deus/

Pope Leo XIII: Quamquam Pluries
http://w2.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_15081889_quamquam-pluries.html

Pope St. John Paul II: Redemptoris Custos
http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_jp-ii_exh_15081989_redemptoris-custos.html

 

The Lie That Hides In Plain Sight (N) (C)

My Jewish Learning – lashon hara, evil speech
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/gossip-rumors-and-lashon-hara-evil-speech/

Halakah – Talmud, Mas. Arachin (E) 2a: “Of him who slanders, the Holy One, blessed be He, says: He and I cannot live together in the world, as it is said: Who so slandereth his neighbor in secret, him will I destroy…”
https://halakhah.com/pdf/kodoshim/Arachin.pdf

 

 Witness: “A Voice” (T)

Bible Gateway – ‘Glorifying’
https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/dictionary-of-bible-themes/8440-glorifying-God

Study Light – “Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary, John 12:28”
https://www.studylight.org/commentary/john/12-28.html

 

Catechetical Corner – Catholic Passport – Catholic I.D.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church– CCCs 1695, 2477, 2488

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The Fleet Sources– 11 March 2018 – Fourth Sunday of Lent/Laetare Sunday- 15-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C)

Our Catholic Prayers – “St. Patrick’s Breastplate
http://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/st-patricks-breastplate.html

 

Dear Fr. Thom (N) – Dear Aquinas (C)

The Real Presence – Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., “Understanding the Bible Series: Joy – Part 1
http://www.therealpresence.org/archives/Sacred_Scripture/Sacred_Scripture_029.htm

Catholic Exchange – Br. Hyacinth Marie Cordell, OP, “Why Gaudete?”
http://catholicexchange.com/why-gaudete


Saints Be Praised! (N) – Champions of the Faith (C)– Stars of Our Faith (T)

 Christianity Today –  St. Patrick, March 17
http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/2008/august/real-st-patrick.html

Jimmy Akin – “Was St. Patrick Catholic?”
http://jimmyakin.com/was-st-patrick-catholic

St. Patrick’s Purgatory
http://devotiontoourlady.com/st-patricks-purgatory.html
and
https://www.catholicsandcultures.org/ireland-republic-ireland/st-patricks-purgatory-lough-derg

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Treasures (C)– Bible Secrets (T)

 Dr. Brant Pitre, “The Jewish Roots of the Eucharist”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P45BHDRA7pU

see also:
www.BrantPitre.com

 

Witness: ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ (T)

Scriptural allegory: Sunlight Through the Window


Tugboat Challenge:

Catechetical lesson – This is called a prayer of thanksgiving (CCC 2638).

 

 Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic I.D. (T)

Sixth and Ninth Commandments; CCC 2519

 

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The Fleet Sources – 4 March 2018 –Third Sunday of Lent- 14-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (
Our Catholic Prayers – the Gloria
http://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/the-glory-be-prayer.html

Getting Closer To God (T)
Our Catholic Prayers – Glory Be
http://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/the-glory-be-prayer.html

He Said – She Said (N) (C)
A-Z Quotes – St. Augustine, quotes on ‘glory’
http://www.azquotes.com/author/663-Saint_Augustine/tag/glory

A-Z Quotes – Mechthild of Magdeburg Quotes
http://www.azquotes.com/author/22331-Mechthild_of_Magdeburg

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)
Psalm 19, The Psalms, New Catholic Version. A Saint Joseph Edition. New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Corp, 2004.
*see commentary at pages 58-59

Bible Secrets (T)
Introduction to the Ten Commandments and Jesus as ‘new Temple,’ place where God resides on earth

Witness (T)
Creation & God’s Law: Psalm 19, learn words used for “God’s Law”: law, decree, precept, command, commandment, word, ordinance, statutes

Tugboat Challenge
Catechetical lesson: This is called a prayer of blessing and adoration (CCC 2627).

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)
First Three Commandments: Catechetical paragraphs: 1706, 2803

 Catholic I.D. (T)
First Three Commandments: CCC 1706

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February 2018

The Fleet Sources – 25 February 2018 – Second Sunday of Lent – 13-B

Wonderings and Wanderings (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

 The writer poses an open question on ‘what lies within us’ in light of what Christ revealed at the Transfiguration.

Beliefnet – “Could a Jury Convict You of Being a Christian?”
http://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/christianity/galleries/could-a-jury-convict-you-of-being-a-christian.aspx

Releasing the Christian Within (N) – Finding the Christian Within (C)

University of Notre Dame – Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J., “Readers Guide to Clean/Unclean, Pure/Poluted, and Holy/Profane: the Idea and System of Purity
https://www3.nd.edu/~jneyrey1/purity.html

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets and Witness (T)

Haydock’s Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition. – “The Law – The Gospel – The Prophets”
http://haydock1859.tripod.com/id56.html

Agape Bible Study – commentary, 2nd Sunday of Lent
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Lenten_Season/Lent_2_b.htm

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – commentary, 2nd Sunday of Lent
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_lent_2.pdf

Witness: Abraham & Isaac (T)

Scriptural allegory: foreshadows Jesus’ Passion and death
Tugboat Challenge

 Catechetical lesson: This is called a prayer of intercession (CCC 2635).

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church: #1868;
also,
see John 14:15 and 15:10: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments… If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.” >

 

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The Fleet Sources – 18 February 2018 – First Sunday of Lent – 12-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Unceasingly (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)

EWTN – the Act of Contrition
https://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/prayers/contrit.htm


Dear Fr. Thom (N) – Dear Aquinas (C) – Dear Sister St. Henry (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church:  2563; 2283

Quote Boxes

(N)  Pride: “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”
Augustine of Hippo, as quoted in Manipulus Florum (c. 1306), edited by Thomas Hibernicus.
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Pride

(C) Pride: “Pride is concerned with who is right; humility is concerned with what is right.”
E. T. Benson

Witness: Angels (T)

Catechetical: #329

Tugboat Challenge (T)

Catechetical lesson: This is called a prayer of petition (CCC 2629).

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church- 1849

Scriptural Passages – Sins against the Holy Spirit: Matthew 12:31-32; Mark 3:28-29; Luke 12:8-10; Hebrews 10:26-29; Mark 3:30

EWTN – James Akin, “The Unforgiveable Sin
http://www.ewtn.com/library/answers/unforgiv.htm

Catholic Answers –
https://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=508031

Additional Background –

Direct Quote, Excerpted from The Douay Catechism of 1649:

CHAP. XIX. The Sins against the Holy Ghost Expounded

  1.  HOW many are the sins against the Holy Ghost?
  2. Six: despair of salvation, presumption of God’s mercy, to impugn the known truth,
    envy at anther’s spiritual good, obstinacy in sin, and final impenitence.
  1.  What is despair of salvation?
  2. It is diffidence in the mercies and power of God as also, in the merits of Jesus Christ,
    as if they were not of force enough to save us. This was the sin of Cain, when he said,
    “My sin is greater than I can deserve pardon.” Gen. iv. 13. And of Judas, “when casting down the silver pieces in the temple, he went and hanged himself.” Matt. xxvii. 4, 5.
  1.  What is the presumption of God’s mercy?
  2. A foolish confidence of salvation, without leading a good life, or any care to keep the commandments; such as they entertain who think they will be saved by faith only,
    without good works.
  1. What is it to impugn the known truth?
  2. To argue obstinately against known points of faith, or to prevent the way of our Lord
    by forging lies and slander, as Heretics do, when they teach the ignorant people, that
    Catholics worship images as God, and give Angels and Saints the honour which is due to
    God; or that the Pope for money gives us pardon to commit what sins we please; that all
    which, greater falsehoods cannot be invented.
  1. 9 What is the envy to another’s spiritual good?
  2. A sadness or repining at anther’s growth in virtue and perfection; such as sectaries
    seem to have when they scoff and are troubled at the frequent fasts, prayers, feasts,
    pilgrimages, alms-deeds, vows, and religious orders of the Catholic Church, calling the
    superstitious and fooleries, because they have not in their churches any such practices of piety.
  1.  What is obstinacy in sin?
  2. A willful persisting in wickedness, and running on from sin to sin, after sufficient
    instructions and admonition.

923. What is final impenitence?
To die without either confession or contrition for our sins, as those do of whom it is
said, “With a hard neck, and with uncircumcised hearts and ears, you always resist the
Holy Ghost.” Acts vii. 51. And in the person of whom Job speaks, saying, “Depart thou
from us, and we will not have the knowledge of thy ways.” Job xxi. 14.

 

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources– 11 February 2018 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time- 11-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)
Latin Mass – Asperges Me
http://latinmass.com/1962ordinaryofthemass.html

History’s Mysteries: You Are Standing on Holy Ground (N) (C)

For a great artistic rendition of the Hebrew Tabernacle and description:
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-tabernacle/

For a listing of the 613 Mitzvot (Commandments):
http://www.jewfaq.org/613.htm

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

 The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE)
    *see commentary for Psalm 51, Miserere, p. 867

 Witness: The Disobedient Leper (T)

 Bible Hub, Commentary – Mark 1:40-45
http://biblehub.com/commentaries/mark/1-40.htm

Haydock’s Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition. – Mark 1
http://haydock1859.tripod.com/confraternity/id38.html

Agape Bible Study – Mark 1:40-45
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_6_b.htm

Tugboat Challenge

Catechetical Lesson: ‘The Three Pillars of Lent’ – prayer, fasting, almsgiving.  (CCC 1434)

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

EWTN – “Communion, Dispositions to Receive”
https://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/communion_dispositions.htm

Vatican Website – Code of Canon Law
*see paragraphs: #916, #988, #919
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/_INDEX.HTM

Mechthild of Magdeburg, The Flowing Light of the Godhead. Frank Tobin, Translator. New York • Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1998.
 *at pp. 64 and 157-158 (following an “if… then…” structure)

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The Fleet Sources- 4 February 2018- Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time- 10-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Unceasingly (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)

Prayer for the Morning and New Beginnings:
https://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/online-resources/Morning-and-New-Beginnings-Prayers.cfm


Dear Fr. Thom (N) – Dear Aquinas (C)

Sergius Bulgakov, The Lamb of God. Boris Jakim, Translator. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008.
*see pp. 213-247 for discussion of ‘pouring out’: kenosis

Words to Live By (N) (C)

 Words of Wisdom
AZ Quotes – ““We first make our habits and then our habits make us.” John Dryden (1631-1700), poet, literary critic, playwright
http://www.azquotes.com/quote/82009


Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

  The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE)
 *see commentary p. 1671

 Getting Closer to God (T)

Traditional prayers for Catholic Children:
http://www.catholic-kids.com/prayers.htm

 Witness: the Crowds (T)

Pope Francis on Christian witnessing:
http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2017/christian-witness-requires-action-pope-says-during-parish-visit.cfm


Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church- paragraphs: 2742, 2743-2745

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January 2018

The Fleet Sources- 28 January 2018; 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time- 9–B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C):

 EWTN – “Gospel of Mark, Question from Dave”

http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage.asp?number=465833&Pg=&Pgnu=&recnu=

 America Magazine Online – The Messianic Secret

https://www.americamagazine.org/content/the-word/messianic-secret

Oxford Biblical Studies Online – The Messianic Secret

http://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/article/opr/t94/e1244

 

Saints and Such (N)– Champions Of The Faith (C):

 St. Blaise:

EWTN: About St. Blaise
http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/BLASE.htm

St, John Bosco:

St. Don Bosco’s life story:
http://www.donboscowest.org/saints/donbosco

EWTN: about  St. Don Bosco
https://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/J/stjohnbosco.asp

 

Stars Of Our Faith (T):

St. Blaise
A shorter EWTN account:

https://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/BLAISE.HTM

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)- Hidden Treasures (C)- Witness: An ‘Unclean Spirit’ (T):

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE)

*see commentary for Mark 1: 21-23; 1:23-28, page 1671

 

Bible Secrets: Words To Live (N)

 CCEL – The Gospel According to Mark

https://www.ccel.org/bible/phillips/CP02MarkRed.htm

and

https://www.ccel.org/bible/phillips/CP02MarkRed2.htm

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)- Catholic I.D. (T):

 See Catechetical References, Paragraphs 438, 1673

 

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources- 21 January 2018- 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time- 8-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)– Getting Closer To God (T):

The Luminous Mysteries, The Mysteries of Light:

Order of Carmelites – “George Preca and the New Mysteries of the Rosary”

http://ocarm.org/en/content/ocarm/george-preca-and-new-mysteries-rosary

Our Sunday Visitor –

https://www.osv.com/OSVNewsweekly/ByIssue/Article/TabId/735/ArtMID/13636/ArticleID/8284/Reflecting-on-10-years-of-the-luminous-mysteries.aspx

 

More on Nazareth (N)– More On Nazareth (C):


Nazareth, Jesus’ Village:
http://www.jesus-story.net/nazareth_about.htm

The People of Nazareth:
http://www.jesus-story.net/nazareth_people.htm

 

Knocked Off A Horse? (N) – Knocked Off A Horse, You Say (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

Acts 9, Verse by Verse Study:
http://www.bibleversestudy.com/acts/acts9-saul-damascus-road.htm

The Conversion of St. Paul:
http://catholicbiblical.com/the-conversion-of-st-paul/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE), 2015.

*see commentary, page 1670.

 

Witness? (T):

Abarim Publications- Boanerges

http://abarim-publications.blogspot.com/2011/10/name-boanerges-doesnt-mean-sons-of.html#.WXY0JCmQxPY

Coptic Orthodox Diocese – Peter, James, and John

https://suscopts.org/resources/interesting-facts/25/st-peter-st-james-and-st-john/

 

Catechetical Corner (N):

See Catechetical Reference: paragraphs 541, 542, 1989

You Tube – “Who Am I,” by Casting Crowns:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBcqria2wmg

 

Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T):

See Catechetical Reference: paragraphs 541, 1989

 

 

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The Fleet Sources– January 14, 2018 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time- 7-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)

See catechetical references: Paragraph 2826

Can Anything Good Come From Nazareth? (N) (C)

http://www.nazareth-en.custodia.org/default.asp?id=6240
and
http://www.biblebasics.co.uk/natcit/nazareth.htm

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)

See catechetical references: Paragraph 52, 608

Bible Secrets (T)

See catechetical references: Paragraph 3

 Witnesses: Simon & Andrew (T)

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE), 2015
see commentary, pages 1586, 1670, 1731, and 1796-97

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C)

See catechetical references: Paragraphs 3, 1951, 1953

Catholic I.D. (T)

See catechetical references: Paragraphs 1951, 1953

 

 

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The Fleet Sources– 7 January 2018 – Epiphany of the Lord- B-6

“Be Still And Know That I Am God” (N) – “Pray Without Ceasing”(C)

The Arlington Catholic Herald – Fr. William Saunders, “Who Were the Magi?” (December 1, 2003)
http://www.catholicherald.com/Faith/Your_Faith/Straight_Answers/Straight_Answers__Who_Were_the_Magi_/

The Psalms, New Catholic Version, A Saint Joseph Edition. New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Corp, 2004.
*see commentary at pps. 183-185, for Psalm 72

“A Star, A Star, Dancing in the Night…!”(N) (C) (T)

For a fascinating discussion of the ‘when’ of Jesus’ birth:
Pope Benedict XVI. Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives. New York: Image, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, 2012
See Chapter III

It’s All In the Stars (N) (C)

Christian Courier – Balaam
https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/1508-did-balaam-prophesy-concerning-the-messiah

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Treasures (C)– Bible Secrets (T)

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE)
*see commentary, 13:1-18; p. 655

Witness: the Magi (T)

Bible History Daily, Biblical Archeology – the Magi
http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/jesus-historical-jesus/bible-scholar-brent-landau-asks-%E2%80%9Cwho-were-the-magi%E2%80%9D/

The Arlington Catholic Herald – Fr. William Saunders, “Who Were the Magi?” (December 1, 2003)
http://www.catholicherald.com/Faith/Your_Faith/Straight_Answers/Straight_Answers__Who_Were_the_Magi_/

New Advent – Magi
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09527a.htm

EWTN – Magi
http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage.asp?number=475561&Pg=&Pgnu=&recnu=

EWTN – Epiphany of the LORD
http://www.ewtn.com/saintsholy/saints/E/epiphanyofthelord.asp

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic I.D. (T)
Catechism of the Catholic Church — Refer to CCC 528 and 2446

 

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December 2017

The Fleet Sources – 31 December 2017 – Feast Of The Holy Family – B-5

Please note that the source references below relate to article titles in The Catholic Navigator (N), The Catholic Clipper (C) and The Catholic Tugboat (T). The publications are designed to relate closely to each other, though the content is written appropriate to the intended readers. Parents should note that with very few exceptions the sources are for an adult readership. As first teachers of the Faith, parents may employ these sources as aids in explaining concepts to their children.

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) –
Getting Closer To God (T)

Bible, NABRE, Numbers 26:24-26 (A Priestly Blessing) –
The Lord bless you and keep you!
The Lord let his face shine upon you,
and be gracious to you!
The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!

EWTN – blessing
http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage.asp?number=343432&Pg=&Pgnu=&recnu=

Grace before meals
Bless us O Lord, and these Thy gifts,
Which we are about to receive
from Thy bounty,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Catholic Prayers – thanks
http://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/mealtime-prayers.html

Grace after meals
We give Thee thanks, Almighty God,
For these and all thy benefits,
Which we have received
From Thy bounty,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

In Jesus’ Name (N) (C)

The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus:
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=6850

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets/ Witness (T):

Catholic Scripture Study International – Presentation
http://www.cssprogram.net/archives/category/catholic-commentary/page/2

Catholic Culture – Presentation
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2017-02-02

RC Commentary – Presentation
http://rccommentary2.blogspot.com/2011/02/feast-of-presentation-of-lord-day-for.html

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The Fleet Sources – 24 December 2017 – Fourth Sunday of Advent/Christmas Eve – B-4

Please note that the source references below relate to article titles in The Catholic Navigator (N), The Catholic Clipper (C) and The Catholic Tugboat (T). The publications are designed to relate closely to each other, though the content is written appropriate to the intended readers. Parents should note that with very few exceptions the sources are for an adult readership. As first teachers of the Faith, parents may employ these sources as aids in explaining concepts to their children.

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

[“Allegory of the Womb”]
Vatican News – St. Augustine, “Do not go outside yourself, come back into yourself: truth dwells in the heart of man” (True Religion, 39, 72)
http://www.news.va/en/news/audience-pathways-to-god-the-world-man-faith

Intercollegiate Studies Institute – Robert McMahon, “Augustine’s Confessions and Voegelin’s Philosophy,” Winter 2006 – Vol. 48, No. 1
Robert McMahon – St. Augustine, “more intimate to me than I am to myself.”
https://home.isi.org/augustines-iconfessionsi-and-voegelins-philosophy

New Advent – Annunciation/ Incarnation
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01541c.htm

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

CERC – Fr. William Saunders, “What Are the O Antiphons?”
http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/what-are-the.html

Catholic Culture – “Observing the O Antiphons,” Jennifer Gregory Miller
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/blog/index.cfm?ID=234

USCCB – “O Antiphons” – From Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/the-o-antiphons-of-advent.cfm

 

December 23:
O Emmanuel, our King and Giver of Law:
come to save us, Lord our God!

 


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The Fleet Sources – 17 December 2017 – Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday – B-3

Please note that the source references below relate to article titles in The Catholic Navigator (N), The Catholic Clipper (C) and The Catholic Tugboat (T). The publications are designed to relate closely to each other, though the content is written appropriate to the intended readers. Parents should note that with very few exceptions the sources are for an adult readership. As first teachers of the Faith, parents may employ these sources as aids in explaining concepts to their children.

“Be Still And Know That I Am God” (N) – “Pray Without Ceasing” (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)

Wikipedia – “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_come,_O_come,_Emmanuel

Dappled Things, A Quarterly – “Twelve Thoughts About Advent by Fr. George Rutler”
http://dappledthings.org/6458/top-ten-thoughts-about-advent-from-fr-rutler/

Catholic Resources – Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., Resources for Liturgy and Prayer for the Seasons of Advent and Christmas
http://catholic-resources.org/Lectionary/Seasons-Advent-Christmas.htm

Catholic Resources – Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D, “O Antiphons” for the Week before Christmas
http://catholic-resources.org/Lectionary/Advent-O-Antiphons.htm

USCCB – “O Antiphons” – From Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/the-o-antiphons-of-advent.cfm

December 21
O Radiant Dawn,
splendor of eternal light, sun of justice:
come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the
shadow of death.

December 22
O King of all nations and keystone of the Church:
come and save man, whom you formed from the dust!

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N) – Champions of the Faith (C) – Stars of the Faith (T)

St. Peter Canisius:
https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/ignatian-voices/16th-and-17th-century-ignatian-voices/st-peter-canisius-sj

In the Year… 567

The History of Advent
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/advent/history/the-history-of-advent/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T):

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

Wiktionary – witness
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/witness

Carmenta Online Latin School – Larry Myer, M.A., “A ‘Witness’ and a ‘Testicle’? A Linguistic Analysis of the Latin Word ‘Testis’”
http://www.carmentablog.com/2014/09/26/witness-testicle-linguistic-analysis-latin-word-testis/

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Robert P George Speaks at National Catholic Prayer Breakfast
https://americanprinciplesproject.org/social-issues/robert-p-george-speaks-at-national-catholic-prayer-breakfast/

an alternate site featuring this presentation:
http://thejoysofbeingcatholic.blogspot.com/2014/05/remarks-of-robert-p-george-national.html

 

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The Fleet Sources – 10 December 2017 – Second Sunday of Advent – B-2

Please note that the source references below relate to article titles in The Catholic Navigator (N), The Catholic Clipper (C) and The Catholic Tugboat (T). The publications are designed to relate closely to each other, though the content is written appropriate to the intended readers. Parents should note that with very few exceptions the sources are for an adult readership. As first teachers of the Faith, parents may employ these sources as aids in explaining concepts to their children.

*“Be Still And Know That I Am God” (N) – “Pray Without Ceasing” (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)

CERC – Fr. William Saunders, “What Are the O Antiphons?”
http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/what-are-the.html

Catholic Culture – “Observing the O Antiphons,” Jennifer Gregory Miller
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/blog/index.cfm?ID=234

USCCB – “O Antiphons” – From Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/the-o-antiphons-of-advent.cfm

 

December 19
O Root of Jesse’s stem,
sign of God’s love for all his people:
come to save us without delay!

December 20
O Key of David,
opening the gates of God’s eternal Kingdom:
come and free the prisoners of darkness!

 

*Hail Mary… Holy Mary

Catholic Culture – veneration
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/dictionary/index.cfm?id=34033

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
https://www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/marya2.htm

Our Lady of Guadalupe
https://www.ewtn.com/saintsholy/saints/O/ourladyofguadalupe.asp

 

*Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (N)

Lumen Fidei – time and space
http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20130629_enciclica-lumen-fidei.html
*see paragraph 57

Laudato Si’ – time and space
http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html
*see paragraph 187

Evangelii Gaudium – “time is greater than place”
http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium.html
*see paragraph 222, 223

Amoris Laetitia
https://w2.vatican.va/content/dam/francesco/pdf/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20160319_amoris-laetitia_en.pdf
*see paragraph 3

Bonhoeffer Quote, Ethics, Dietrich Bonhoefferr, “The limitation of the ethical phenomenon (“the experience of the ought”) to its time and place does not imply its rejection, but on the contrary, its validation. One does not use canons to shoot sparrows.”
*p.275
https://books.google.com/books?id=M9CwCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA275&lpg=PA275&dq=the+limitation+to+the+ethical+phenomenon+to+its+place+and+time+does+not+imply&source=bl&ots=YDwid2C9fH&sig=lmoqfxwp18M0ad2-WGl-ZGwkWS8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwibpd6NlNfUAhXn7IMKHYMDBvAQ6AEIKzAD#v=onepage&q=the%20limitation%20to%20the%20ethical%20phenomenon%20to%20its%20place%20and%20time%20does%20not%20imply&f=false

 

The Catholic Tugboat

Catholic I.D.

– vestment colors
EWTN – Fr. William Saunders, “STRAIGHT ANSWERS—THE COLOR OF LITURGICAL VESTMENTS”
https://www.ewtn.com/library/ANSWERS/LITCOLOR.HTM

 

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The Fleet Sources- 3 December 2017 – First Sunday of Advent – B-1

Please note that the source references below relate to article titles in The Catholic Navigator (N), The Catholic Clipper (C) and The Catholic Tugboat (T). The publications are designed to relate closely to each other, though the content is written appropriate to the intended readers. Parents should note that with very few exceptions the sources are for an adult readership. As first teachers of the Faith, parents may employ these sources as aids in explaining concepts to their children.

*“Be Still And Know That I Am God” (N) – “Pray Without Ceasing” (C)– Bible Secrets (T)

CERC – Fr. William Saunders, “What Are the O Antiphons?”
http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/what-are-the.html

Catholic Culture – “Observing the O Antiphons,” Jennifer Gregory Miller
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/blog/index.cfm?ID=234

Articles introducing the Gospel of Mark

Catholic Resources – Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
-“The Gospel According to Mark”
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Mark.htm

“The Gospel according to Mark: Literary Features & Thematic Emphases”
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Mark-Literary.htm

New Advent – The Gospel of Mark
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09674b.htm

 

*Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Witness (T):

Catholic Culture – “Observing the O Antiphons,” Jennifer Gregory Miller
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/blog/index.cfm?ID=234

Abarim Publications – Adonai meaning
http://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/Adonai.html#.WUmOaMaQxPZ

USCCB – “O Antiphons” —From Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/the-o-antiphons-of-advent.cfm

December 17
O Wisdom of our God Most High,
guiding creation with power and love:
come to teach us the path of knowledge!

December 18
O Lord of the House of Israel,
giver of the Law to Moses on Sinai:
come to rescue us with your mighty power!

 

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