Liturgical Year B- 2018:

To better enable follow up on each section in The Catholic Navigator, The Catholic Tugboat and The Catholic Clipper weekly issues, we strive to base our sources on reliable ONLINE Catholic materials. Our hope is to make you, the mobile Catholic, better able to learn as you go about your daily life. However, occasionally we have had to source our commentary only from print material, for which we provide the pertinent information for ordering from a library or book seller.  All links have been accessed just prior to posting to assure that they are currently active. To access sources to print editions, move your cursor over the listing for the issue of interest and click to open.

General Resources for Issues:

The Vatican’s website has an excellent posting of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, complete with index and search function:
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) online Catechism

New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia

USCCB New American Bible—Revised Edition online

Code of Canon Law

USCCB: 2018 Liturgical Calendar for the United States

Beale, G.K. & D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.

Hardon, John A., S.J. Modern Catholic Dictionary. Inter Mirifica, © 1999, Reprinted & Published by Bardstown, Kentucky: Eternal Life, 2004.

Hartman, Louis, C.SS.R. Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Bible, A Translation and Adaptation of A. van den Born’s Bijbels Woordenboek, 2nd Revised Edition, 1954-1957. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1963.

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

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

*(All Biblical quotations in the Faith Supplements are from either the RSVCE or the NABRE)

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, New Testament, RSV, 2nd Catholic Edition. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2001

Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., Editor. Sacra Pagina Series, Vol. 1: Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., The Gospel of Matthew. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 1991.

Daniel J. Harrington,S.J., Editor. Sacra Pagina Series, Vol. 2: John R. Donahue, S.J. and Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.: The Gospel of Mark. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2002.

Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. Editor. Sacra Pagina Series, vol. 3: Luke Timothy Johnson: The Gospel of Luke. Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press,  1991.

Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. Editor. Sacra Pagina Series, vol. 4: Francis J. Maloney, S.D.B.: The Gospel of John. Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press,  1998.

Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., Editor. Sacra Pagina Series, Vol. 5: Luke Timothy Johnson: The Acts of the Apostles. Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press,  1992.

Valuable Resources for Personal Reference

 USCCB: United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
(This site provides an online study version of the official American

adaptation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church)

U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops online site
(This site provides authoritative information for the American Catholic)

Agape Catholic Bible Study
(This site offers a free online Catholic Scripture study resource)

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
(This site offers a free online Catholic Scripture study resource)

A Note about Weekly Sources:

Please note that the source references below refer 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.

This Month's Source Materials

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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