Source Archives

September 2017

Clipper- 17 September 2017- Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vol. 1, Issue 43

RELIGIOUS ORDERS

New Advent- religious orders
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12748b.htm

(Box: Catechetical Theme for 2017-2018)

USCCB – Living As Missionary Disciples
http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/catechesis/catechetical-sunday/living-disciples/index.cfm

Champions of the Faith

EWTN – St. Joseph Cupertino
https://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/J/stjosephofcupertino.asp
and
http://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/joseph.htm

New Advent – St. Joseph of Cupertino
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08520b.htm

Catholic News Agency
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint.php?n=598

Hidden Treasures

The Psalms, New Catholic Version. New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Corp., 2002.
*p. 267, footnote:103:7-12.

Catholic Passport

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

St. Mary’s Press – Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience
https://www.smp.org/resourcecenter/resource/4379

Posted on .

Navigator- 17 September 2017- Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vol. 4, Issue 43

RELIGIOUS ORDERS

New Advent- Carmelite Order, history
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03354a.htm


(Box: Catechetical Theme for 2017-2018)

USCCB – Living As Missionary Disciples
http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/catechesis/catechetical-sunday/living-disciples/index.cfm

Saints Preserve Us!

EWTN – St. Joseph Cupertino
https://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/J/stjosephofcupertino.asp
and
http://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/joseph.htm

New Advent – St. Joseph of Cupertino
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08520b.htm

Catholic News Agency
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint.php?n=598

Scriptural Secrets

The Psalms, New Catholic Version. New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Corp., 2002.
*p. 267, footnote:103:7-12.

Catechetical Corner

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

St. Mary’s Press – Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience
https://www.smp.org/resourcecenter/resource/4379

Posted on .

Tugboat- 17 September 2017- 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. III, Issue 43

Bible Story Time: “Absalom…!”

 

The story of King David’s son Absalom is found in 2 Samuel 13-19

Posted on .

Tugboat- 10 September 2017- 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. III, Issue 42

Bible Story Time: Davis’s Sin

 

The story of King David and Bathsheba is told in 2 Samuel 11

Posted on .

Navigator- 10 September 2017- Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vol. 4, Issue 42

Poetry to the Ears II

USCCB
http://www.usccb.org/bible/psalms/0

Cavins, Jeff, Sarah Christmyer, & Tim Gray. Psalms, The School of Prayer. The Great Adventure: Ascension Press.
BibleStudyforCatholics.com at AscensionPress.com

National Catholic Register – David Kerr, “Pope: Psalms ‘Are a School of Prayer'”
http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/pope-psalms-are-a-school-of-prayer

Catholic Resources – Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., “The Liturgy of the Hours, Psalms and Verses Omitted from the Four-Week Psalter”
http://catholic-resources.org/LoH/Psalter-Omissions.html

Jews For Jesus – Stuart Dauermann, “Interesting Facts About the Book of Psalms,” April 1985 Newsletter.
https://jewsforjesus.org/publications/newsletter/newsletter-apr-1985/interesting-facts-about-the-book-of-psalms-newsletter-apr-1985

Jewish Encycolopedia – Emil G. Hirsch, “Psalms”
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12409-psalms

Knowable Word
http://www.knowableword.com/2013/03/20/top-10-ot-books-quoted-in-nt

Note: re the fifth bullet point in this article, (*Psalms of Lamentation, or sorrow, “always end on a note of praise, thanksgiving, or absolute trust in God.”) Information shared with the Editor via personal papers of Sr. Mary Timothea Elliott, RSM, S.S.D.

In the Year…311

Emperor Galerius and his Edict of Toleration:
http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/timeline/301-600/emperor-galerius-issues-edict-of-toleration-11629640.html

 

Posted on .

Clipper- 10 September 2017- Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vol. 1, Issue 42

Poetry & Prayer II

USCCB
http://www.usccb.org/bible/psalms/0

Cavins, Jeff, Sarah Christmyer, & Tim Gray. Psalms, The School of Prayer. The Great Adventure: Ascension Press.
BibleStudyforCatholics.com at AscensionPress.com

National Catholic Register – David Kerr, “Pope: Psalms ‘Are a School of Prayer'”
http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/pope-psalms-are-a-school-of-prayer

Catholic Resources – Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., “The Liturgy of the Hours, Psalms and Verses Omitted from the Four-Week Psalter”
http://catholic-resources.org/LoH/Psalter-Omissions.html

Jews For Jesus – Stuart Dauermann, “Interesting Facts About the Book of Psalms,” April 1985 Newsletter.
https://jewsforjesus.org/publications/newsletter/newsletter-apr-1985/interesting-facts-about-the-book-of-psalms-newsletter-apr-1985

Jewish Encycolopedia – Emil G. Hirsch, “Psalms”
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12409-psalms

Knowable Word
http://www.knowableword.com/2013/03/20/top-10-ot-books-quoted-in-nt

Note: re the fifth bullet point in this article, (*Psalms of Lamentation, or sorrow, “always end on a note of praise, thanksgiving, or absolute trust in God.”), Information via personal communication to the Editor by Sr. Mary Timothea Elliott, RSM, S.S.D.

 

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

https://oca.org/saints/lives/2014/09/14/102610-the-universal-exaltation-of-the-precious-and-life-giving-cross

Posted on .

Tugboat- 3 September 2017- 22st Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. III, Issue 41

 

Bible Story Time: David Rocked…Then Ruled

 

King David’s transfer of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem is recounted in 2 Samuel 6:1-19

Posted on .

Clipper- 3 September 2017- Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vol. 1, Issue 41

Pray Unceasingly

USCCB
http://www.usccb.org/bible/psalms/0

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE)
*p. 1622

Champions of the Faith

St. Peter Claver:
http://www.cartagenainfo.net/saintpeterclaver/

Poetry & Prayer I

USCCB
http://www.usccb.org/bible/psalms/0

Cavins, Jeff, Sarah Christmyer, & Tim Gray. Psalms, The School of Prayer. The Great Adventure: Ascension Press.
BibleStudyforCatholics.com at AscensionPress.com

National Catholic Register – David Kerr, “Pope: Psalms ‘Are a School of Prayer'”
http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/pope-psalms-are-a-school-of-prayer

Catholic Resources – Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., “The Liturgy of the Hours, Psalms and Verses Omitted from the Four-Week Psalter”
http://catholic-resources.org/LoH/Psalter-Omissions.html

Jews For Jesus – Stuart Dauermann, “Interesting Facts About the Book of Psalms,” April 1985 Newsletter.
https://jewsforjesus.org/publications/newsletter/newsletter-apr-1985/interesting-facts-about-the-book-of-psalms-newsletter-apr-1985

Jewish Encyclolopedia – Emil G. Hirsch, “Psalms”
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12409-psalms
 

Hidden Treasures

Aland, Kurt, Editor. Synopsis of the Four Gospels , English Edition. United States: United Bible Societies, 1985.
*Three Predictions of his Suffering and Death, p. 151, #159; p. 157, #164; p. 224, #262

First Prediction of Passion and Death:          Matthew 16:21-23 — Mark 8:31-33 —  Luke 9:22
Second Prediction of Passion and Death:     Matthew 17:22-23 — Mark 9:30-32  — Luke 9:43-45
Third Prediction of Passion and Death:         Matthew 20:17-19 — Mark 10:32-34 — Luke 18:31-3

Posted on .

Navigator- 3 September 2017- Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vol. 4, Issue 41

Chasing Holiness

USCCB
http://www.usccb.org/bible/psalms/0

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE)
*p. 1622

Poetry To the Ears I

USCCB
http://www.usccb.org/bible/psalms/0

Cavins, Jeff, Sarah Christmyer, & Tim Gray. Psalms, The School of Prayer. The Great Adventure: Ascension Press.
BibleStudyforCatholics.com at AscensionPress.com

National Catholic Register – David Kerr, “Pope: Psalms ‘Are a School of Prayer'”
http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/pope-psalms-are-a-school-of-prayer

Catholic Resources – Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., “The Liturgy of the Hours, Psalms and Verses Omitted from the Four-Week Psalter”
http://catholic-resources.org/LoH/Psalter-Omissions.html

Jews For Jesus – Stuart Dauermann, “Interesting Facts About the Book of Psalms,” April 1985 Newsletter.
https://jewsforjesus.org/publications/newsletter/newsletter-apr-1985/interesting-facts-about-the-book-of-psalms-newsletter-apr-1985

Jewish Encyclolopedia – Emil G. Hirsch, “Psalms”
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12409-psalms
Saints Preserve Us

St. Peter Claver:
http://www.cartagenainfo.net/saintpeterclaver/

Scriptural Secrets

Aland, Kurt, Editor. Synopsis of the Four Gospels English Edition. United States: United Bible Societies, 1985.
*Three Predictions of his Suffering and Death, p. 151, #159; p. 157, #164; p. 224, #262

First Prediction of Passion and Death:          Matthew 16:21-23 — Mark 8:31-33 —  Luke 9:22
Second Prediction of Passion and Death:     Matthew 17:22-23 — Mark 9:30-32  — Luke 9:43-45
Third Prediction of Passion and Death:         Matthew 20:17-19 — Mark 10:32-34 — Luke 18:31-3

Catholic News Agency – Brian Pizzalato, “St. Paul explains the meaning of suffering”
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/sacraments/anointing-of-the-sick/st-paul-explains-the-meaning-of-suffering

Quote Box

EWTN – Pope Benedict XVI, “Prayer in the Book of Psalms, The language of the encounter with God”
http://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/b16chrstpryr7.HTM

Posted on .

August 2017

Navigator- 27 August 2017- Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vol. 4, Issue 40

Chasing Holiness

Regarding the domestic Church:
https://www.osv.com/OSVNewsweekly/ByIssue/Article/TabId/735/ArtMID/13636/ArticleID/10312/What-Catholics-need-to-know-about-making-their-homes-a-domestic-church.aspx

 

In the Year…70A.D.

Titus Destroys Jerusalem:
http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/issues/issue-28/ad-70-titus-destroys-jerusalem.html
and
http://www.livius.org/articles/concept/roman-jewish-wars/roman-jewish-wars-4/?

 

Saints Preserve Us

Saint Simon Stylites the Elder:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13795a.htm

News report of Russian missile attack on St. Simon’s monastery
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/13/syrian-monastery-where-st-simeon-sat-on-a-pillar-for-four-decade/

 

Scriptural Secrets

The Sacred Page – al ha-bayit, ‘master over the house’
http://www.thesacredpage.com/2011/08/biblical-basis-for-papacy-readings-for.html

 

 

Posted on .

Tugboat- 27 August 2017- 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. III, Issue 40

Bible Story Time; From Judges to Kings

The  story of Saul’s many attempts to do away with David occupy the rest of I Samuel, ending with Saul’s death in battle in 1 Samuel 31. The  Prophet Samuel’s death and David becoming King mark the end of the Age of Judges and introduce the Time of the Monarchy.

 

Posted on .

Clipper- 27 August 2017- Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vol. 1, Issue 40

Pray Unceasingly

Introduction to the domestic church:
https://www.osv.com/OSVNewsweekly/ByIssue/Article/TabId/735/ArtMID/13636/ArticleID/10312/What-Catholics-need-to-know-about-making-their-homes-a-domestic-church.aspx

 

In the Year..70A.D

Titus Destroys Jerusalem:
http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/issues/issue-28/ad-70-titus-destroys-jerusalem.html
and
http://www.livius.org/articles/concept/roman-jewish-wars/roman-jewish-wars-4/?

Champions of the Faith

Saint Simon Stylites the Elder:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13795a.htm

News report of Russian missile attack on St. Simon’s monastery
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/13/syrian-monastery-where-st-simeon-sat-on-a-pillar-for-four-decade/

 

Hidden Treasures

The Sacred Page – al ha-bayit, ‘master over the house’
http://www.thesacredpage.com/2011/08/biblical-basis-for-papacy-readings-for.html

 

Posted on .

Navigator- 20 August 2017- Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vol. 4, Issue 39

Chasing Holiness

Focus on the Family –
http://www.focusonthefamily.com/marriage/sex-and-intimacy/gods-design-for-sex/sexual-spiritual-union

USCCB – Marriage
http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/marriage/promotion-and-defense-of-marriage/questions-and-answers-about-marriage-and-same-sex-unions.cfm

Our Sunday Visitor – Marriage Quiz
https://www.osv.com/OSVNewsweekly/Story/TabId/2672/ArtMID/13567/ArticleID/18584/Test-your-Catholic-marriage-IQ.aspx

 

Scriptural Secrets

Orthodox Church of American – kuon v. kunarion
https://oca.org/reflections/fr.-lawrence-farley/gentile-dogs

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.
*at Matthew 15:21 -18:14; p. 54

 

Saints Preserve Us

Pope St. Pius X:
http://catholicism.org/piusx.html

St. Pius X’s Encyclical E Supremi—worth reading today:
http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius10/p10supre.htm

 

Posted on .

Tugboat- 20 August 2017- 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. III, Issue 39

Bible Story Time: Pride Before the Fall

1 Samuel 19 tells of Saul’s blind hatred of David and attempts to kill him.
Saul’s son and daughter rally to save David.

Posted on .

Clipper- 20 August 2017- Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Vol. 1, Issue 39

Pay Unceasingly

Focus on the Family –
http://www.focusonthefamily.com/marriage/sex-and-intimacy/gods-design-for-sex/sexual-spiritual-union

USCCB – Marriage
http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/marriage/promotion-and-defense-of-marriage/questions-and-answers-about-marriage-and-same-sex-unions.cfm

Our Sunday Visitor – Marriage Quiz
https://www.osv.com/OSVNewsweekly/Story/TabId/2672/ArtMID/13567/ArticleID/18584/Test-your-Catholic-marriage-IQ.aspx

 

Hidden Treasures

Orthodox Church of American – kuon v. kunarion
https://oca.org/reflections/fr.-lawrence-farley/gentile-dogs

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.
*at Matthew 15:21 -18:14; p. 54

 

Champions of the Faith

Pope St. Pius X:
http://catholicism.org/piusx.html

St. Pius X’s Encyclical E Supremi—worth reading today:
http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius10/p10supre.htm

 

Posted on .

Tugboat- 13 August 2017- 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. III, Issue 38

Bible Story Time: Saul’s Jealousy

 

1 Samuel 17:58 leads into the account of Saul’s growing jealously of David, the early stages of which are found in 1 Samuel 18:1-16,

See especially verse 7, the women’s song that infuriated Saul.

Posted on .

Navigator- 6 August 2017- Transfiguration of the Lord – Vol. 4, Issue 37

Chasing Holiness

Shema Yisrael – Hallel Psalms
http://www.shema.com/psalms-113-118-the-hallel-2671

 

Scriptural Secrets

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.
*”Matthew 17…” – p. 55-56

 


Saints Preserve Us

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
https://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/T/stteresabenedictaofthecross.asp

Posted on .

Tugboat- 6 August 2017- Transfiguration of the Lord- Vol. III, Issue 37

Bible Story Time: David and Goliath

 

The full account of David’s battle with Goliath is found in 1 Samuel 17

Posted on .

Clipper- 6 August 2017- Transfiguration of the Lord – Vol. 1, Issue 37

Pay Unceasingly

Shema Yisrael – Hallel Psalms
http://www.shema.com/psalms-113-118-the-hallel-2671

 

Hidden Treasures

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.
*”Matthew 17…” – p. 55-56

 

Champions of the Faith

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
https://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/T/stteresabenedictaofthecross.asp

Posted on .

July 2017

Tugboat- 30 July 2017- 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. III, Issue 36

Bible Story Time: Kings Are Chosen

 The Books of Samuel (1 Samuel and 2 Samuel) cover these events: the end of the rule of Judges; King Saul’s rise and fall; David’s kingship and death.

 

Posted on .

Tugboat- 23 July 2017- 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time- Vol. III, Issue 35

Bible Story Time: Models of Loyalty

 The story of Naomi and Ruth is found in the Book of Ruth, a short and beautiful reading. Hannah’s story occupies the first two chapters of 1 Samuel.

Posted on .

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

Hidden Treasures

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

Sacraments: Reconciliation

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

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

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

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

 

Champions of the Faith

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

 

 

Posted on .

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

Scriptural Secrets

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

Catechetical Corner

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

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

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

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

 

Saints Preserve Us

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

 

Posted on .

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

Bible Story Time: And the Walls Came Tumbling Down

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

Posted on .

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

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

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

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

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

 

Chasing Holiness

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

Posted on .

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

All Roads Lead to Rome”

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

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

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

 

Sacraments: Baptism

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

Posted on .

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

What is an ‘Ark of the Covenant’?

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

 

Bible Story Time: The Law and The Sin

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

Posted on .

June 2017

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

Dear Parents…

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

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

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

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

 

Posted on .

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

Sharing the Hope: The Catholic Imagination

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

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


First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

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

 

Posted on .

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

Sharing the Hope: The Catholic Imagination

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

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

 

First Martyrs

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

 

Posted on .

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

Dining in the Bible:

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


Hidden Treasures

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

Catholic Passport-

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

 

 

 

Posted on .

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

Dear Parents…

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

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


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

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

Posted on .

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

Savoring the Joy: The Catholic Experience

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

Bread & Wine in the Bible:

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

Sola…

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

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

Posted on .

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

History’s Mysteries

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


Sola…

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

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

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

Scriptural Secrets

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

Catechetical Corner

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

Posted on .

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

Cannon or Canon?

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

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


Sola…

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

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

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

Hidden Treasures

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

Catholic Passport

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

 

Posted on .

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

Dear Parents…

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

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


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

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

 

Posted on .

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

Hearing the Word: the Catholic Ear

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

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


History’s Mysteries

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


Sola Scriptura

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

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

Posted on .

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

Hearing the Word of God

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

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

Moment’s In Time

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

Sola

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

Posted on .

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

Dear Parents…

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

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


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

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

 

Posted on .

May 2017

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

On Eagle’s Wings

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

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

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


The High Places: 1st Century Ground Zero

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

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

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

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

Champions of the Faith

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

Hidden Treasures

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

Posted on .

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

On Eagle’s Wings

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

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

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

The High Places: 1st Century Ground Zero

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

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

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

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


Saints Preserve Us

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

Scriptural Secrets

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

Posted on .

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

Pray Unceasingly

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

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

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

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


O, My Darlin’ … Clementine!

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

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

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

Posted on .

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

Chasing Holiness

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

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

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

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

O, My Darlin’ … Clementine!

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

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

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

Posted on .

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

Pray Unceasingly

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

Champions of the Faith

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

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

 Catholic Passport

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

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

Posted on .

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

Chasing Holiness

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

‘Saints’ & ‘saints’

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

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

Catechetical Corner

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

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

Posted on .

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

Chasing Holiness

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

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

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

Fire in the Sky

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


Saints Preserve Us

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

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

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


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

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

Posted on .

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

Pray Unceasingly

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

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

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

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

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

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

Catholic Passport

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

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

Posted on .

April 2017

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

One Bread, One Body

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

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

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

The Didache
http://thedidache.com/

 

Catholic Passport

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

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

Posted on .

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

One Bread, One Body

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

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

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

The Didache
http://thedidache.com/


Catechetical Corner

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

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

Posted on .

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

Tender Mercies

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

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

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

Posted on .

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

Chasing Holiness

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

Tender Mercies

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

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

Two Saints of Mercy

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

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


Catechetical Corner

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

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

Posted on .

Clipper- 23 April 2017- Divine Mercy Sunday- Vol. 1, Issue 22

Pray Unceasingly

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

For Mercy’s Sake

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

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


Champions of the Faith

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


Catholic Passport

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

Posted on .

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

The Eight Days…

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


Liturgical Lights

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

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

Posted on .

Clipper- 16 April 2017- Easter Sunday- Vol. 1, Issue 21

Dear Aquinas

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

Liturgical Lights- The Vigil Mass

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

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

 

Posted on .

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

Chasing Holiness

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


Liturgical Lights

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


Catechetical Corner

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

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

Posted on .

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

Holy Week Q & A

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

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

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

Catholic Passport

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

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

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

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

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

Liturgical Lights

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

 

Posted on .

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

Three Pillars

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

Storytime

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

Lent: A Time of Almsgiving.

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

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

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

 

Posted on .

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

Chasing Holiness

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

Scriptural Secrets

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

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

Dear Fr. Thom

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


St. Isidore, Protect Us From…

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

Posted on .

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

Pray Unceasingly

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


A Saint For The Worldwide Web!!

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


Hidden Treasures

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

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

Posted on .

March 2017

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

Pray Unceasingly

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

Dear Aquinas

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

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


HIdden Treasures

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

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

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

 

Posted on .

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

Chasing Holiness

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


Dear Fr. Thom

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


Scriptural Secrets

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

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

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

 

 

 

Posted on .

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

Pray Unceasingly

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

Jacob’s Well

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

First Among Adoptive Fathers

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


Hidden Treasures

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

Catholic Passport

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

Posted on .

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

Lent: A Time to Repent

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


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

 

Posted on .