Source Archives

April 2018

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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