Source Archives

April 2019

The Fleet Sources -21 April 2019 – The Resurrection of Our Lord – 21-C

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

 A Catholic Life Blogspot – “The (5) Sequences in the Church: A History and Tradition of Sequences”
https://acatholiclife.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-5-sequences-in-church-history-and.html

Catholic Online – St. Pius V
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=5515

New Advent – Sequence
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12481d.htm

 

The Ponderings of Athanasius (N) – Athanasius Says (C) – Athanasius (S)

 On the IncarnationDe Incarnatione Verbi Dei – by St. Athanasius
Chapter 5 of this treatise:
http://www.copticchurch.net/topics/theology/incarnation_st_athanasius.pdf

 

The Harrowing of Hell (N) – Harrowing Hell (C) (S)

New Advent – Harrowing of Hell
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07143d.htm

Quora –
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-Harrowing-of-Hell

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Pearls of Wisdom (S)

Acts 10:34, 37-43: from three to ‘untold multitudes’

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

Fifth article of the Creed: Jesus “descended into hell and on the third day He rose again from the dead.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 634, 635)

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 14 April 2019 – Palm/Passion Sunday – 20-C

“We Adore You O Christ and We Praise You…” (N) (C) (S)

Catholic Exchange
https://catholicexchange.com/the-meaning-of-his-piercing


Setting the Record Straight
(N) – Getting Things Straight (C) – A Little Background (S)

 Amazon – Gerard M. Verschuuren
https://www.amazon.com/Gerard-M.-Verschuuren/e/B001JOUK4C

Wikipedia – Gerard M. Verschuuren
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_Verschuuren

NC Register – “Why visit a Catholic cemetery today”; sacramental
http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/why-visit-a-catholic-cemetery-today


Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Pearls of Wisdom (S)

Luke 22:14 – 23:56: Reflection on the Passion


Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

Fourth Article of the Creed: Christ, ‘… suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried…’    (CCC 571, 572)

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 7 April 2019 – Fifth Sunday of Lent/Third Scrutiny – 19-C

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

Stations of the Cross:
https://www.ourladyswarriors.org/prayer/stations.htm


Scrutiny (N) (C) (S)

 EWTN –
History of RCIA and general history of the Church – an answer by Dr. Warren Carroll:
http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage.asp?number=343706&Pg=&Pgnu=&recnu=

TEAM RCIA – “A simple history of reconciliation for RCIA catechists”
http://teamrcia.com/2013/06/a-simple-history-of-reconciliation-for-rcia-catechists/

Team RCIA Readings: John 11:1-45
http://teamrcia.com/2013/01/do-we-have-to-use-year-a-readings-for-the-rcia-scrutinies/

Catholic Doors Ministry – “THE R.C.I.A. (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)”
https://www.catholicdoors.com/courses/rcia.htm

Holy Spirit Catholic Church – History of the R.C.I.A.
https://holyspiritcatholic.com/history-of-rcia

Association for Catechumenal Ministry – The Story, Context for Catechesis
https://acmrcia.org/blog/story-context-catechesis

 

Scriptural Secrets(N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Pearls of Wisdom (S)

 Philippians 3:8-14

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 1739)

 

 

 

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March 2019

The Fleet Sources -31 March 2019 – Fourth Sunday of Lent/ Laetare Sunday – 18-C

We Adore You, O Christ, and We Praise You… (N) (C) (S)

 Stations of the Cross
https://www.ourladyswarriors.org/prayer/stations.htm

 

Scrutiny (N) (C); Scrutinize… huh? (S)

 The Didache Bible, with Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE)
*see commentary at bottom of page; The Woman at the Well, p. 1804
* see commentary at bottom of page; The Man Born Blind, p. 1820-21

Catholic Doors Ministry – “THE R.C.I.A. (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)”
https://www.catholicdoors.com/courses/rcia.htm

Holy Spirit Catholic Church – History of the R.C.I.A.
https://holyspiritcatholic.com/history-of-rcia

Association for Catechumenal Ministry – The Story, Context for Catechesis
https://acmrcia.org/blog/story-context-catechesis

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Unseen Riches (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church– (CCC 1439)

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 1427,1429,1431)

 

 

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The Fleet Sources -24 March 2019 – Third Sunday of Lent – 17-C

We Adore You, O Christ, and We Praise You… (N) (C) (S)

Stations of the Cross
https://www.ourladyswarriors.org/prayer/stations.htm


Scrutiny (N) (C)
Scrutinize… huh? (S)

 EWTN – History of RCIA and general history of the Church – an answer by Dr. Warren Carroll:
http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage.asp?number=343706&Pg=&Pgnu=&recnu=

TEAM RCIA – “A simple history of reconciliation for RCIA catechists”
http://teamrcia.com/2013/06/a-simple-history-of-reconciliation-for-rcia-catechists/

* -Readings for RCIA Catechists
http://teamrcia.com/2013/01/do-we-have-to-use-year-a-readings-for-the-rcia-scrutinies/

Catholic Doors Ministry – “THE R.C.I.A. (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)”
https://www.catholicdoors.com/courses/rcia.htm

Holy Spirit Catholic Church – History of the R.C.I.A.
https://holyspiritcatholic.com/history-of-rcia

Association for Catechumenal Ministry – The Story, Context for Catechesis
https://acmrcia.org/blog/story-context-catechesis

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Unseen Riches (S)

 There is no historical record of Galileans slaughtered by Pilate while offering sacrifice or of people killed by the tower collapsing at Siloam. But, Pilate’s reputation for cruelty supports this account. And tragic accidents were as likely then as now, though better reported today.


Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC- 1171)

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 17 March 2019 – Second Sunday of Lent – 16-C

We Adore You O Christ and We Praise You… (N) (C)

Stations of the Cross
https://www.ourladyswarriors.org/prayer/stations.htm

 

Ancient Lands (N) – Salvation Geography (C) – Q & A (S)

Mirriam-Webster – wadi:
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wadi

 

Contracts and Covenants (N) – Covenants of Love (C)

 Got Questions – Blood Covenants:
https://www.gotquestions.org/blood-covenant.html

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Unseen Riches (S)

Jimmy Akins discusses 10 things to know about Jesus’ Transfiguration:
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-jesus039-transfiguration1

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC- 1430)

Prayer Before a Crucifix:
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/prayers/view.cfm?id=766

 

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 10 March 2019 – First Sunday of Lent- 15-C

We Adore You, O Christ, and We Praise You… (N) (C) (S)

Stations of the Cross:
https://www.ourladyswarriors.org/prayer/stations.htm


The Promised Land
(N) (C)

Huffington Post – “My Father Was a Wandering Aramean…”: The Ethical Legacy of Our Origins in Exile (Parashat Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8), by Dr. Rachel Adelman
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/my-father-was-a-wandering-aramean-the-ethical_us_57e1e98de4b05d3737be5099

My Jewish Learning – “An Aramean Destroyed My Father, Commentaries on the Haggadah,” by Jeffrey Spitzer
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/an-aramean-destroyed-my-father/

 

Who Knew?! (S)

Catholic Culture discusses the Lenten Pretzel:
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=543

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Unseen Riches (T)

Agape Bible Study – First Sunday of Lent (cycle C)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_1_c

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – First Sunday of Lent, cycle C
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_lent_1.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

CERC – Catholic Education Resource Center, “The Rite of Election: RCIA,” by Fr. William Saunders
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-rite-of-election-rcia.html

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1254, 1229)

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February 2019

The Fleet Sources – 3 March 2019 – 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 14-C

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

Fr. William Saunders discusses the origin of the Stations of the Cross:
http://www.ewtn.com/library/answers/stcross.htm

 

Liturgical Lights (N) – The Guiding Light (C) – Thy Word is a Lamp… (S)

Catholic Productions – “Understanding the Sunday Mass Readings during Lent,” by Brant Pitre
https://catholicproductions.com/blogs/blog/understanding-the-sunday-mass-readings-during-lent

 

Acting Out (N) – Walking the Walk (C) – Walk the Walk (S)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1969)

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Unseen Riches (S)

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study, cycle C –
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_ot_8.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

The Liturgy of the Hours, vol. IV, Ordinary Time, Weeks 18-34. “Sermon by Blessed Isaac of Stella,” p. 246-’47.

Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 2042, 1425)

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The Fleet Sources – 24 February 2019 – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary time – 13-C

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church(CCC 2806)

 The Catholic Encyclopedia on the Our Father:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09356a.htm

 

The Church 101 (N) (C) (S)

Lumen Gentium, the Dogmatic Constitution of the Church, on the Vatican website:
http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19641121_lumen-gentium_en.html

Dr. Jeff Mirus of Catholic Culture presents an excellent multipart commentary on Lumen Gentium:
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/otc.cfm?id=602

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 1861)

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The Fleet Sources –17 February 2019 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12-C

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

Reflections on the Our Father:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2803, 2805)


Why did God Become Man…? (N) (C) (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 459)


On This Day in Catholic History (N); B.U. ‘Before Us’ (C); This Week in History (S)

 NC Register – “9 Things You Need To Know About the Chair of St. Peter,” Jimmy Akin
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-chair-of-st.-peter

Catholic Online – St. Peter Damian
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=780

Britannica – Iconoclastic Controversy
https://www.britannica.com/event/Iconoclastic-Controversy

Wikipeda – Thomas Becket
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Becket

New Advent – St. Peter Damian
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11764a.htm

 

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

  St. Peter Damian:

EWTN’s biography taken from Alban Butler’s “Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints”:
http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/PETEDAMI.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Unseen Riches (S)

Agape Bible Study – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle C)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_6_c

St. Charles Bible Study – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_ot_6.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1721, 1722, 1723)

Etymology Online – beatitude
https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=beatitude

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

Catholic Answers – beatitudes
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/beatitudes

Catholic Answers – Mount of Beatitudes
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/mount-of-beatitudes

Catholic Answers – “Why different beatitudes?”
https://forums.catholic.com/t/why-different-beatitudes/129257

Integrated Catholic Life – “St. Augustine on the Beatitudes,” by Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
http://www.integratedcatholiclife.org/2014/03/rummelsburg-st-augustine-on-the-beatitudes/

New Advent – beatific vision
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02364a.htm

Catholic Herald – “What is a ‘beatific Vision,’” by Fr. Kenneth Doyle
https://www.catholicherald.com/Faith/What_is_a__beatific_vision__/

 

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 10 February 2019 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 11-C

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

Reflections on the Our Father:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2803, 2804)

 

 Why did God Become Man…? (N) (C) (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 458)

 

Lady of Lourdes (N) (C) (S)

 Bishop Donald Montrose discusses Our Lady of Lourdes and her message:
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=5289

 

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

EWTN posted this brief account of St. Bernadette Soubirous’ life and visions:
https://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/bernadet.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets – Hidden Gems – Unseen Riches

 Agape Bible Study – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_5_c

St. Charles Borromeo – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle C
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_5_c

 

Catechetical Corner – Catholic Passport – Catholic Boarding Pass

 Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy – Anselm, “Faith seeking understanding”
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/anselm/

NC Register – ‘Faith Seeking Understanding,’ Pope Benedict XVI, Weekly General Audience September 23, 2009
http://www.ncregister.com/site/article/faith_seeking_understanding

CERC, Catholic Education Resource Center – “Faith seeking understanding,” by Fr. George W. Rutler
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/faith-seeking-understanding.html

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 208, 2233, 2466)

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January 2019

The Fleet Sources –3 February 2019 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10-C

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

  Reflections on 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

 

 Why did God Become Man…? (N) (C) (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 457)

 

 Love Is… (N) (C) (S)

 Etymology Online – Agape
https://www.etymonline.com/word/agape

Dr. Alice von Hildebrand distinguishes between natural and supernatural love:
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=6565

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Pearls of Wisdom (S)

Agape Bible Study – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle C
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_4_c

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Studies – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle C
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_ot_4.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

New Advent – Docetism
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05070c.htm

Catholic Answers – “Docetae”
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/docetae

Catholic Answers – “A Heresy as Evidence of the Historical Jesus,”  by Jon Sorensen
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/a-heresy-as-evidence-of-the-historical-jesus

Catholic Answers – “The Great Heresies
https://www.catholic.com/tract/the-great-heresies

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 465)

 

 

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The Fleet Sources– 27 January 2018 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – 9-C

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

 Catholic Answers – the Fatima Prayer
https://forums.catholic.com/t/origin-of-fatima-prayer/82084

Fatima Prayers
http://www.fatimaprayers.com/fatimas-message-menu/our-lady-of-fatima-history/

World Fatima – “Fatima, A Name to Recall”
http://www.worldfatima.com/en/origins

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Unseen Riches (S)

St. Charles Borromeo – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle C
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_ot_3.pdf

Agape Bible Study – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle C)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_3_c

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 528)

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

The American Chesterton Society – “When Man Ceases to Worship God,” by ACS
https://www.chesterton.org/ceases-to-worship/

USCCB – “Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ”
http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/catechesis/catechetical-sunday/index.cfm

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1697, 2558)

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The Fleet Sources – 20 January 2018 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 8-C

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

Catholic Exchange – Morning Offering
https://catholicexchange.com/the-morning-offering-–-pray-without-ceasing

Peanut Butter & Grace – “9 Ways to Say Morning Prayers with Your Kids”
https://www.pbgrace.com/7-ways-to-say-morning-prayers-with-your-kids/

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 435)

 

January 22: Day of Prayer for the Protection of Unborn Children (N) (C) (S)

 USCCB:
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/resources/january-22-day-of-prayer.cfm

 

Marriage: Contract or Covenant? (N) – What is Marriage (C) – Marriage in Jesus’ Time (S)

Agape Bible Study – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_2_c

My Jewish Learning – “What makes a Jewish home Jewish?” Vanessa Ochs
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/what-makes-a-jewish-home-jewish/

National Catholic Register – “The Significance of the Wedding at Cana,” by Mark Shea
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/mark-shea/the-significance-of-the-wedding-at-cana

Salt and Light Media – “Dressing Properly for the Feast,” by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB
http://saltandlighttv.org/blogfeed/getpost.php?id=58875

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Pearls of Wisdom (S)

 Refer to sources for “Marriage: Contract or Covenant? etc., above

 

Catechetical Corner – Catholic Passport – Catholic Boarding Pass

 Catholic Men – “How much wine did Jesus create at Cana? A lot.”
http://www.catholicmannight.com/uncategorized/how-much-wine-did-jesus-create-at-cana-a-lot/

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 528, 1211, 1613, 1623, 1644)

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The Fleet Sources – 13 January 2018 – The Baptism of the Lord – 7-C

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N) –Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Drawing Nearer To God (S)

Jesus Life – proseuche,
http://jesuslifetogether.com/but-is-it-prayer-proseuche

Our Catholic Prayers – The Jesus Prayer
https://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/jesus-prayer.html

National Association of Catholic Chaplains – “Breath prayer brings God into the body,” by Kathy Quinn Anderson and Susan Flynn Boruff
https://www.nacc.org/vision/2015-nov-dec/breath-prayer-brings-god-into-the-body/

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 435, 2616, 2697)

 

Total Immersion (N) – The Immerser (C) – Q&A (S)

 Baptism—by immersion, by sprinkling or by pouring?
https://www.catholic.com/tract/baptism-immersion-only 
And
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/dunk-pour-or-sprinkle-how-to-baptize-new-testament-style

 

Mikvah: Ritual Purification (N) – Ritual Cleansing (C) (S)

The necessity of cleanliness inside and outside the person:
https://earlychurchhistory.org/medicine/ancient-jews-cleanliness/

Jewish Practices and Rituals: The Mikveh (Mikvah)
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/mikveh

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Pearls of Wisdom (S)

St. Charles Borromeo – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, C
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_baptlord.pdf

CatholicCulture.org _ Baptism of the Lord
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2019-01-13

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1127, 1211)

 

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The Fleet Sources – 6 January 2018 – Feast of the Epiphany – 6-C

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 430, 432, 435)

 

From East to West (N) – From the rising of the Sun (C) – Bright Lights From East to West (S)

Etymology – ‘epiphany’
https://www.etymonline.com/word/epiphany

Etymology Online – ‘theophany’
https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=theophany

Catholic Answers – ‘glory’
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/glory

Catholic Exchange – “We are made for the glory of God,” Fr. Maurice Emelu
https://catholicexchange.com/made-glory-god

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Unseen Riches (S)

COMMENTARY on the NEW TESTAMENT Use of the OLD TESTAMENT, G.K. BEALE and D.A. CARSON, Editors. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007.
*Matthew 2:1-11: pp. 5-7

Early Jewish Writings – Sibylline Oracles
http://www.earlyjewishwritings.com/sibylline.html

Jerusalem Post – “Archaeologists find first proof of ancient Bethlehem,” by Yonah Bob
https://www.jpost.com/Features/In-Thespotlight/Archaeologists-find-first-proof-of-ancient-Bethlehem

Catholic Resources – “The Gospel according to Matthew: Quotations from the Old Testament,” compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Matthew-OTQuotations.htm

 

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

 Catholic Answers
https://www.catholic.com/tract/the-great-heresies

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 423)

 

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December 2018

The Fleet Sources – 30 December 2018 – Feast of the Holy Family – 5-C

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

What Christians Want to Know – 10 Popular Bedtime Prayers by DAVID PEACH
https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/10-popular-bedtime-prayers/

Catholic.org – Angel of God
https://www.catholic.org/saints/angels/angelprayer.php

 

Family Life (N) – Family Affairs (C) – Families (S)

All about Jesus’ Nazareth- and follow all the links:
http://www.jesus-story.net/nazareth_about.htm
and
Sr. Christine Hernandez, SCTJM has posted this:
https://www.piercedhearts.org/sctjm/sctjm_talks/sctjm_works_adobe/sr_christine_jesus_dailylife.pdf

 

Holy Days of Obligation (N) (C) (S)

Modern Catholic Dictionary, Fr. John Hardon, S.J. Bardstown, KY: Eternal LIfe Publ., 1999.
*Holy Days of Obligation – p. 252
and
USCCB:
http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/canon-law/complementary-norms/canon-1246.cfm

 

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

  St. Charles Borromeo – Bible Studies, Feast of the Holy Family, cycle C
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_family.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 1701, 1704, 1812)

 

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The Fleet Sources –23 December 2018 – Fourth Sunday of Advent – 4-C

The Family Tree (N) – All In the Family (C) – Our Family Tree (S)

In planning a Jesse Tree for Advent 2019, these  sources provide ideas and resources galore. Here’s to an exciting family project.

Jennifer Gregory Miller of CatholicCulture.org offers a three part view of the Jesse Tree:

The Jesse Tree, Part 1: Relating the Old Testament to Children
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/blog/index.cfm?ID=231

The Jesse Tree, Part 2: Finding the Essential for the Family
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/blog/index.cfm?id=271

Catholic Activity: Jesse Tree Instructions
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=545

and more from:

Loyola Press – Jesse Tree
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree

Our Sunday Visitor – The Jesse Tree, 2016
https://www.osv.com/RSS/365DaysToMercy/TabId/2752/ArtMID/21013/ArticleID/11251/The-Jesse-Tree.aspx

Catholic Resources –The Catholic Lectionary Website, by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.: “How Long is Advent?”
http://catholic-resources.org/Lectionary/Overview-Advent.htm

 

Annunciation-Nativity-Incarnation (N) (C) (S)

Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas preached this powerful sermon on the event of the Annunciation and the Incarnation:
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2017/03/25/the-annunciation-and-the-mystery-of-the-incarnation/

Fr. James V. Schall, S.J. offers his insights into the Nativity
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2016/12/21/what-is-the-nativity/


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

New Advent – “Genealogy of Christ
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06410a.htm
or,
Maas, A. (1909). Genealogy of Christ. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved July 13, 2018 from New Advent:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06410a.htm


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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1704, 1776)

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The Fleet Sources – 16 December 2018 – Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete – 3-C

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

CatholicCulture.org – “Rejoice, the Lord is Near! Gaudete Sunday, Ember Days and O Antiphons,” by Jennifer Gregory Miller
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/blog/index.cfm?ID=172

Liturgy Guy – “Gaudete in Domino Semper: Dom Guéranger on the Third Sunday of Advent,” by Brian Williams
https://liturgyguy.com/tag/gaudete-sunday/

 

Reasons To Rejoice! (N); Rejoice! (C) (S)

Catholic Weekly – “The major feasts of Advent,” by Catholic News Service, December 3, 2015.
https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/the-major-feasts-of-advent/

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N) – Champions of the Faith (C) – Heroes of Our Faith (S)

St. Olympias, a courageous and saintly woman:
EWTN article:
https://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/OLYMPIAS.HTM

And an Orthodox Christian perspective:
https://oca.org/saints/lives/2013/07/25/102087-holy-woman-olympias-olympiada-the-deaconess-of-constantinople

 

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

Regarding ‘dynamic’ reading of the Bible: refer to  Catechism of the Catholic Church CCC 115-119

Dr. Jeff Mirus of CatholicCulture.org addresses the Catholic approach to scripture:
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/articles.cfm?id=489#

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1, 355, 365)

 

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The Fleet Sources – 9 December 2018 – Second Sunday of Advent – 2-C

The Music of Luke (N); Luke’s Music (C); Poetry of Luke (S)

 Catholic Resources – The Liturgy of the Hours, Compiled by Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
http://catholic-resources.org/LoH/Hours-Ordinary.htm

Catholic Straight Answers – “What is the difference between a solemnity, a feast, and a memorial?”
http://catholicstraightanswers.com/what-is-the-difference-between-a-solemnity-a-feast-and-a-memorial/

EWTN – “Solemnities, Feasts, Memorials,” Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university
https://www.ewtn.com/library/liturgy/zlitur240.htm

 

Lukan Lights (N); Luke’s Lamp (C); Luke Leads the Way (S)

 Catholic Answers – Gospel of St. Luke
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/luke-gospel-of-saint

Catholic Answers – Who’s On First, Matthew, Mark, Luke?
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/whos-on-first-matthew-mark-or-luke

USCCB – Luke, Introduction
http://www.usccb.org/bible/luke/0

CNA – Gospel of Luke
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/bible/introduction-to-the-new-testament/gospel-of-luke

 

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

 New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia – John of the Cross
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08480a.htm

Franciscan Media – John of the Cross
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-john-of-the-cross/

Christian Classics Ethereal Library – John of the Cross
https://www.ccel.org/ccel/john_cross

 

Scriptural Secrets (N); Hidden Treasures (C); Bible Secrets (S)

USCCB – Baruch
http://www.usccb.org/bible/baruch/4

 

Catechetical Corner (N); Catholic Passport (C); Catholic I.D. (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 249)

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The Fleet Sources – 2 December 2018 – First Sunday of Advent – 1-C

Lukan Lights (N), The Lamplight of Luke (C), Luke Leads the Way (S)

 Baker Publishing Group – Unique Characteristics of Luke
http://cdn.bakerpublishinggroup.com/processed/esource-assets/files/831/original/hyperlink-07-04.pdf?1417402808

CNA  – Gospel of Luke
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/bible/introduction-to-the-new-testament/gospel-of-luke

Catholic Answers – the Gospel of Luke
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/luke-gospel-of-saint


Saints Preserve Us (N) – Heroes (C) – Champions (S): John Chrysostom

 John A. Hardon, S.J. Modern Catholic Dictionary. Bardstown, KY: Eternal Life, 2004.
*p. 247: heresy

 St. John Damascene aka Martyr John of Damascus:
New Advent:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08459b.htm
and
Orthodox Church
https://oca.org/saints/lives/2016/12/04/103473-martyr-john-of-damascus

The History of Iconoclasm:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07620a.htm


Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Unseen Riches (S)

Catholic Teachings on End Times, Millennium and Rapture found in Revelation:
https://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/endtimes.htm
and
Fr. Dwight Longenecker clarifies Catholic Teaching on the End Times:
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/longenecker/catholic-prophecy-of-the-end-times


Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Boarding Pass (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 185, 199, 200)

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