Source Archives

June 2022

The Fleet Sources – 26 June 2022 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 31-C

We Love Because He First Loved Us: Sacred Heart of Jesus & Immaculate Heart of Mary (N) (C)

CNA – The Immaculate Heart of Mary
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resource/55427/the-immaculate-heart-of-mary

EWTN – What is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus?
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/seasons-and-feast-days/sacred-heart-of-jesus-14357

EWTN – What Does the Immaculate Heart of Mary Mean?”
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/seasons-and-feast-days/immaculate-heart-of-mary-14358

The Catholic Thing – The Immaculate Heart of Mary
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2021/06/12/immaculate-heart-of-mary/

Holy Rosary – “Fatima Apparitions”
https://www.theholyrosary.org/fatimaapparitions

 

Church Builders: The Church, II (N) (C)

First Things – The Smoke of Satan Returns,” by William Doino Jr., 10/28/13
https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2013/10/the-smoke-of-satan-returns

The Journal – “What has the Catholic Church ever done for the world? Quite a lot, actually,”
                    by Dr. Thomas Finnegan
https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/what-has-catholic-church-ever-done-for-us-4199150-Aug2018/

Alaeteia – “5 Ways the Catholic Church has changed the world,” by J-P Mauro, 10/29/18
https://aleteia.org/2018/10/29/5-ways-the-catholic-church-has-changed-civilization/

Deseret News – “Commentary: History shows contributions of Catholic Church to Western civilization
     By Deseret News”
https://www.deseret.com/2011/12/28/20240742/commentary-history-shows-contributions-of-catholic-church-to-western-civilization

The Catholic Thing – “Do This in Remembrance of Me,” by Michael Pakaluk
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2021/03/30/do-this-in-remembrance-of-me/

Catholic World Report – “‘In the Beginning’ is the Eucharist,” by Fr. Charles Fox
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2021/04/01/in-the-beginning-is-the-eucharist/

CERC, Catholic Education Resource Center – “What the Church Has Given the World,”
              by Fr. Andrew Pinsent and Fr. Marcus Holden
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/religion-and-philosophy/apologetics/what-the-church-has-given-the-world.html

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

USCCB- The Travel Narrative/ Journey to Jerusalem
http://www.usccb.org/bible/luke/0

Bible Hub – ‘hodos
http://biblehub.com/greek/3598.htm

 

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

Holy Spirit Catholic Community, Naperville, Illinois– Precepts of the Church
https://hscc.us/uploads/docs/Precepts.pdf

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Word Search

 

Church Builders: The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church (T)

 With this introduction to the First Martyrs in Rome we  invite some independent study.  

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 19 June 2022 – Corpus Christi Sunday – 30-C

Sing My Tongue the Savior’s Glory (N) (C)

Pange lingua text, English and Latin:
    Pange Lingua Gloriosi

   

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

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI discusses St. Juliana of Liege and Corpus Christi:
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2020/06/14/saint-juliana-and-corpus-christi/

 

Church Builders: The Church (N) (C) (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1413)

First Things – The Smoke of Satan Returns,” by William Doino Jr., 10/28/13
https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2013/10/the-smoke-of-satan-returns

CERC, Catholic Education Resource Center – “What the Church has given the world?” Fr. Andrew Pinsent, Fr. Marcus Holden
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/religion-and-philosophy/apologetics/what-the-church-has-given-the-world.html

The Journal – “What has the Catholic Church ever done for the world? Quite a lot, actually,” by Dr. Thomas Finngan
https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/what-has-catholic-church-ever-done-for-us-4199150-Aug2018/

Alaeteia – “5 Ways the Catholic Church has changed the world,” by J-P Mauro, 10/29/18
https://aleteia.org/2018/10/29/5-ways-the-catholic-church-has-changed-civilization/

Deseret News – “Commentary: History shows contributions of Catholic Church to Western civilization
https://www.deseret.com/2011/12/28/20240742/commentary-history-shows-contributions-of-catholic-church-to-western-civilization

The Catholic Thing – “Do This in Remembrance of Me,” by Michael Pakaluk
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2021/03/30/do-this-in-remembrance-of-me/

Catholic World Report – “‘In the Beginning’ is the Eucharist,” by Fr. Charles Fox
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2021/04/01/in-the-beginning-is-the-eucharist/

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Make a list of ideas to help build up the Church.

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 12 June 2022 – Holy Trinity Sunday – 29-C

Wisdom – (N) (C)

The Imaginative Conservative – “Unity in Beauty,” by Dwight Longenecker
https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2022/02/unity-in-beauty-dwight-longenecker.html?mc_cid=da89ad2d08&mc_eid=e359ff0870

 

From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas
https://www.daily-prayers.org/angels-and-saints/prayers-of-saint-thomas-aquinas/

 

Church Builders: (N) (C) (T)

 Catholic World Report – “St. Irenaeus of Lyon: Getting to know the new Doctor of the Church,” by Peter John McGregor
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2022/01/24/st-irenaeus-of-lyon-getting-to-know-the-new-doctor-of-the-church/

The Imaginative Conservative – “Unity in Beauty,” by Dwight Longenecker
https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2022/02/unity-in-beauty-dwight-longenecker.html?mc_cid=da89ad2d08&mc_eid=e359ff0870

“If one pursues the beautiful through art that excludes the source of beauty (the Divine), the art will be at least subjective, sentimental, and shallow and at worst aggressive, iconoclastic, ugly, and rebellious. If one pursues any kind of truth that is divorced from the Divine Source of all Truth, then the statement of that truth will be subjective, sentimental, and shallow. At worst it will be aggressive, manipulative and will lead to lies and deception. If one pursues any good cause without reference to the ultimate source of goodness, that good cause will disintegrate into petty self-righteousness, faux victimhood, and ultimately into evil, as the ‘do-gooder’ attempts to impose his subjective version of the good onto others.

What response might one make to this hypothesis? How does one reference the eternal source of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness in one’s attempt to pursue what is beautiful, good, and true? There is really only one way for human beings to tap into the eternal source of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness, and that is through worship; and the only reliable and time-tested form of worship that offers an immersion in Beauty, Truth, and Goodness is liturgy.”

NC Register – St. Irenaeus, the Doctor of Unity
https://www.ncregister.com/commentaries/st-irenaeus-the-doctor-of-unity

Catholic Apostolic Center – St. Irenaeus
https://www.catholicapostolatecenterfeastdays.org/feast-days-and-solemnities/st-irenaeus

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)

Scriptural citations are listed in the articles for review.

 

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

The Catholic News Agency conveniently lists the Catechism’s teachings about the Most Holy Trinity:
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resource/55748/the-trinity-%E2%80%93-catechism-of-the-catholic-church

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Draw your mind’s-eye image of the Most Holy  Trinity

 

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 5 June 2022 – Pentecost Sunday – 28-C

 Wisdom: Hokma, Sophia, Sapiens (N) (C)

 Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth) 3:1, 1:2

This ‘name’ is “the feminine participle of the verb qahal, meaning ‘to gather, to assemble’. The literal translation would be ‘she who assembles.’”
Michael Adams, trans., Wisdom Books, The Navarre Bible (Dublin; New York: Four Courts Press; Scepter Publishing, 2004), 257.

“nothing makes sense.”
Michael Adams, trans., Wisdom Books, The Navarre Bible (Dublin; New York: Four Courts Press; Scepter Publishing, 2004), 258.

 

Wisdom Songs; Church Builders (N) (C)

Catholic Resources – “The Book of Psalms: An Overview,” by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
https://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Psalms.htm

Psalms:
“The Psalter is the book in which the Word of God becomes man’s prayer. In other books of the Old Testament, ‘the words proclaim [God’s] works and bring to light the mystery they contain’ (Dei Verbum, 2). The words of the Psalmist, sung for God, both express and acclaim the Lord’s saving works; the same Spirit inspires both God’s work and man’s response. Christ will unite the two. In him, the Psalms continue to teach us how to pray.”
James Gavigan, Brian McCarthy, and Thomas McGovern, eds., Psalms and the Song of Solomon, The Navarre Bible (Dublin; New York: Four Courts Press; Scepter Publishers, 2003), 28.

St Ambrose comments: “History gives instruction and the law teaches, prophecies announce, reprimands correct, and moral teaching counsels; the book of Psalms is a compendium of all these and offers the balm of a spiritual medicine to all.”
James Gavigan, Brian McCarthy, and Thomas McGovern, eds., Psalms and the Song of Solomon, The Navarre Bible (Dublin; New York: Four Courts Press; Scepter Publishers, 2003), 28.

 

Tugboat: Catholic I.D.; Praying in the Spirit; Church Builders

Marks of the Messiah:
Isaiah 11:1-3

A Wisdom Psalm:
Catholic Biblical Association (Great Britain), The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition (New York: National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, 1994), Ps 1:1–2.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit:
Catechism of the Catholic Church(CCC 1831)

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C)

All Scripture references given in articles.

 

Catechetical Corner – Catholic Passport – Catholic I.D.

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1270, 1285, 1831, 2023)

“Still, ‘what is distinctive in the biblical text is the conviction that there is a profound and indissoluble unity between the knowledge of reason and the knowledge of faith.’”
Michael Adams, trans., Wisdom Books, The Navarre Bible (Dublin; New York: Four Courts Press; Scepter Publishing, 2004), 331.

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Give examples of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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May 2022

The Fleet Sources – 29 May 2022 – Seventh Sunday of Easter/Ascension Thursday Sunday – 27-C

Wisdom: Hokmah, Sophia, Sapiens (N) (C)

Wisdom (of Solomon) 1:7a, 8a

The Catholic Thing – “Can Atheists Be Good Citizens?,” by James H. Toner
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2022/02/20/can-atheists-be-good-citizens/

Verbum – Structure and Content of the Book of Wisdom:
Michael Adams, trans., Wisdom Books, The Navarre Bible (Dublin; New York: Four Courts Press; Scepter Publishing, 2004), 301–302.

“The history of salvation, the history of the mercy of God towards his people, cannot but fill us with gratitude and trust in him. This simple message, which runs right through the book of Wisdom, reminds us of what Jesus told his disciples when he was about to leave them: ‘I am with you always, to the close of the age’ (Mt 28:20b).”
Michael Adams, trans., Wisdom Books, The Navarre Bible (Dublin; New York: Four Courts Press; Scepter Publishing, 2004), 379.

 

Tradition! (N) (C)

St. Augustine’s assertion on history of Ascension observance;
https://ctu.edu/2019/05/29/ascension-sunday/     
and
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01767b.htm

 

Church Builders (N) ()C) (T)

St. Georgy of Lydda:
https://www.stgeorgenwi.org/story-of-st-george   
and
http://kuyperian.com/george-of-lydda-patron-saint-of-civil-disobedience/


Scriptural Secrets – Hidden Gems – Buried Treasure
(N) (C) (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 662)

 “Ascension Thursday Sunday”:
Thursday, May 26 is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord in the ecclesiastical provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha, and Philadelphia, while all other ecclesiastical provinces of the United States of America have transferred this Solemnity to the following Sunday, May 29. In those archdioceses and dioceses, Thursday, May 26 is observed as the Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest. USCCB: Liturgical Calendar for the Dioceses of the United States of America, page 7

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 663, 664, 659, 682)

Prophecy and Creedal Statements:
“But during the forty days when he eats and drinks familiarly with his disciples and teaches them about the kingdom, his glory remains veiled under the appearance of ordinary humanity”
Catholic Church, Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Ed. (Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1997), 172

 

*Tugboat Challenge: “What is heaven like?”

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 22 May 2022 – Sixth Sunday of Easter – 26-C

Wisdom: Hokmah, Sophia, Sapiens (N) (C)

 Proverbs
The attribution of the book to Solomon, as in the case of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Wisdom, may be to do with the fact that in biblical tradition this king is seen as a symbol of wisdom (“He also uttered three thousand proverbs; and his songs were a thousand and five”: 1 Kings 5:12); it is probable that the attribution is a later addition.”

James Gavigan, Brian McCarthy, and Thomas McGovern, eds., Psalms and the Song of Solomon, The Navarre Bible (Dublin; New York: Four Courts Press; Scepter Publishers, 2003), 485

Apply God’s Word – “Guard Your Heart: What Does It Mean? (Proverbs 4:23),” by Mark Ballenger
https://applygodsword.com/guard-your-heart-what-does-it-mean-proverbs-423/

Catholic Answers – “The Book of Proverbs,” by Antonio Fuentes
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/proverbs

Catholic Answers – “The Proverbs Explained,” Fr. Mitch Pacwa
https://www.catholic.com/audio/caf/caf-113

Catholic Answers – “Book of Proverbs,” Francis E. Gigot. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1907.
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/book-of-proverbs

 

Church Builders: Heroes of the Middle Ages (N) (C) (T)

St. Benedict of Nursia:
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/saints/benedict-of-nursia-491

St. Isidore of Seville:
https://www.catholicdigest.com/amp/faith/st-isidore-seville-ancient-scholar-patron-saint-internet-many/

St. Bede the Venerable:
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/saint-bede-confessor-doctor-of-the-church-5222

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

Catholic Online – Revelation 21
https://www.catholic.org/bible/book.php?id=73&bible_chapter=21

Today’s Catholic – “A New Heaven and a New Earth”
https://todayscatholic.org/a-new-heaven-and-a-new-earth/

St. Charles Borromeo – “Unlocking the Book of Revelation”
http://www.scborromeo.org/papers/Unlocking%20the%20Book%20of%20Revelation.pdf

Agape Bible Study – 6th Sunday of Easter, Cycle C
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_6_c

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1042, 1043)

Catholic Culture – “The Book of Revelation,” by Antonio Fuentes
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/apocalypse

Catholic Online – Revelation 21
https://www.catholic.org/bible/book.php?id=73&bible_chapter=21

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Interview others on Wisdom

 

 

               

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The Fleet Sources – 15 May 2022 – Fifth Sunday of Easter – 25-C

Wisdom: Hokmah, Sophia, Sapiens (N) (C)

Sirach

“One could say that the central idea of the book is given in 15:1: ‘He who holds to the law will obtain wisdom,’ and that it was written for those who wish ‘to gain learning, being prepared in character to live according to the law’ (prologue, 34–35): To this end, the structure of the book reflects that of the Law, in that it consists of five parts just as there are five books in the Pentateuch.” Michael Adams, trans., Wisdom Books, The Navarre Bible (Dublin; New York: Four Courts Press; Scepter Publishing, 2004), 383.

Catholic Stand – “The Joseph and Francis Evangelization Excuse: Part II,” by Todd Federici
https://catholicstand.com/the-joseph-and-francis-evangelization-excuse-part-ii/

 

Church Builders – 26 Martyrs of Mexico (N) (C) (T)

Saint Christopher Magallanes and Companions:
https://mycatholic.life/saints/saints-of-the-liturgical-year/21-may-saint-christopher-magallanes-and-companions-martyrs-optional-memorial/

Cristero Rebellion- part 1 (with links to Parts 2 and 3):
https://www.mexconnect.com/articles/286-cristero-rebellion-part-1-toward-the-abyss/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

Catholic Culture – mandatum novum; Maundy Thursday
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/dictionary/index.cfm?id=34724

Read the Fathers – “Mandatum novum do vobis”: Maundy Thursday Sermon,” Possidius
http://readthefathers.org/2013/03/28/mandatum-novum-do-vobis-maundy-thursday-sermon/

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 295, 1704)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Matching

 

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The Fleet Sources – 8 May 2022 – Fourth Sunday of Easter – 24-C

Wisdom: Hokmah, Sophia, Sapiens (N) (C)

Song of Songs 8:6

Thomas Aquinas College – Wisdom
https://www.thomasaquinas.edu/about/what-wisdom

 James Gavigan, Brian McCarthy, and Thomas McGovern, eds., Psalms and the Song of Solomon, The Navarre Bible (Dublin; New York: Four Courts Press; Scepter Publishers, 2003), 481.

 

Mind Over Matter – (N) (C)

Online Etymology Dictionary – gnostic
https://www.etymonline.com/word/gnostic

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – Gnosticism, gnostic
https://iep.utm.edu/gnostic/

NC Register – “Embryonic Ensoulment,” by Jim Cosgrove
https://www.ncregister.com/commentaries/embryonic-ensoulment

Stack Exchange – “From a Roman Catholic view, after God creates a soul, does He let the soul to choose if they want to enter a body? Can a soul refuse to be embodied?”
https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/89295/from-a-roman-catholic-view-after-god-creates-a-soul-does-he-let-the-soul-to-ch

 

Church Builders (N) (C) – Man & Woman

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 390, 1712, 398, 397, 396)

The Imaginative Conservative – “Does History Repeat Itself?” by Joseph Pearce
https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/09/does-history-repeat-itself-joseph-pearce.html

Crisis Magazine – “True Femininity: An Interview with Alice von Hildebrand,” by Kimberly Cook
https://www.crisismagazine.com/2022/true-femininity-an-interview-with-alice-von-hildebrand?mc_cid=d012e57e95&mc_eid=473369aea9

NC Register – “Remembering Lily,” by Michael Warsaw
https://www.ncregister.com/commentaries/remembering-lily

Marg Mowczko – “A Suitable Helper, in Hebrew; A Narrow View,” by Marg Mowczko
https://margmowczko.com/a-suitable-helper/

Hebrew Word Lessons – “Helper: defining the EZER woman”
https://hebrewwordlessons.com/2018/05/13/helper-defining-the-ezer-woman/

Catholic Straight Answers – “How do Catholics Understand the Creation Account?”
https://catholicstraightanswers.com/how-do-catholics-understand-the-creation-account-of-genesis-and-evolution/

“‘… and which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short’,” Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, (i. xiii. 9); 1651.

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?” —  Robert Browning, Men and Women,

“Andrea del Sarto” [line 98. Men and Women (1855), Source: Men and Women and Other Poems]
https://quotepark.com/quotes/1855361-marshall-mcluhan-a-mans-reach-must-exceed-his-grasp-or-whats-a-me/

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Short Answers

 

Church Builders (T)

Our Lady of Fatima:
https://kids.kiddle.co/Our_Lady_of_Fatima

Our Lady and St. Joseph are models  for Catholic marriage. Their marriage day has been observed on various dates throughout history, but  January  23 is the  date currently in use.

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The Fleet Sources – 1 May 2022 – Third Sunday of Easter – 23-C

Wisdom: Hokhmah, Sophia, Sapiens (N) (C)

Job 1:21

New Advent – Job
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08413a.htm

Catholic Answers – “The Book of Job,” by Antonio Fuintes
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/job

Thomas Aquinas College – Wisdom
https://www.thomasaquinas.edu/about/what-wisdom

Michael Adams, trans., Wisdom Books, The Navarre Bible (Dublin; New York: Four Courts Press; Scepter Publishing, 2004), 20.

Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, Job: With Introduction, Commentary, and Notes, Second Catholic Edition., The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2014), 14.

 

Church Builders: St. Athanasius & St. Catherine of Siena (N) (C) (T)

St. Athanasius

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Athanasius

https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02035a.htm

Catherine of Siena

https://www.christianitytoday.com/history/people/innertravelers/catherine-of-siena.html

https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03447a.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Buried Treasure (T)

Agape Bible Study:
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_3_c

St. Charles Borromeo Church, Picayune, MS:
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_east_3.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 948, 759, 295, 883)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Fill-ins

 

 

 

 

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April 2022

The Fleet Sources – 24 April 2022 – Second Sunday of Easter/Divine Mercy Sunday – 22-C

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)–
From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Mystagogy: Wisdom

Busted Halo – mystagogy
https://bustedhalo.com/ministry-resources/what-is-mystagogy

Catholic Apostolate – mystagogy
https://www.catholicapostolatecenter.org/blog/mystagogy-living-the-mystery

 

My Beloved (N) (C)– Friend of God (T)

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, NEW AMERICAN BIBLE, Revised Edition. Downers Grove, IL: Midwest Theological Forum, Inc, 2015.
*see commentary, p. 1350 @ 1:3, 1:5

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, New Testament, RSV, 2nd Edition. San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2010.
*see commentary, Luke 1-4; 1:2, 1:3

 

Church Builders (N) (C) (T) – St. Faustina, Pope St. John Paul II, and Divine Mercy

Seeds of Truth, Joseph Hollcraft, on the subject of mercy and attributes of God
http://www.joehollcraft.org/one-pope-two-saints-three-missions-mercy

Dives in misericordia- Papal Encyclical of Pope St. John Paul II (1980)
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_30111980_dives-in-misericordia_en.html

NC Register – “9 Things You Need to Know About Divine Mercy,” Jimmy Akin
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-divine-mercy-sunday

NC Register – “An Astonishing Miracle of Divine Mercy,” by K.V. Turley
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/kturley/an-astonishing-miracle-of-divine-mercy-at-auschwitz

NC Register – “On Divine Mercy and the Ironies of God,” by Regis Martin
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/on-divine-mercy-and-the-ironies-of-god

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasures (T)

NC Register – “On Divine Mercy and the Ironies of God, Sin matters to God and his holiness can never abide it. But sorrow matters more.” by Regis Martin
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/on-divine-mercy-and-the-ironies-of-god

 

*Tugboat: Buried Treasure –

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1094)
Alpha and Omega; Read OT in Light of the NT and the NT in Light of the OT

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1094, 1095)
The Alpha & the Omega: Read the OT in Light of the New, and the NT, in Light of the Old

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Crossword Puzzle

 

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 17 April 2022 – Easter Sunday- The Resurrection of the Lord – 21-C

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today! (N) (C) (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2174)

CERC, “The Rules of Fasting,” by Fr. William Saunders
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-rules-of-fasting.html

Denver Catholic – “Receiving the Eucharist worthily,” by Jared Staudt
https://denvercatholic.org/receiving-the-eucharist-worthily/

Those Catholic Men – “How to Receive the Eucharist Worthily,” by Dr. Jared Staudt
https://thosecatholicmen.com/articles/how-to-receive-the-eucharist-worthily/

Community in Mission – “On the Need to Receive the Eucharist Worthily,” by Msgr. Charles Pope
http://blog.adw.org/2016/05/need-receive-eucharist-worthily/

The Divine Mercy – “Receiving the Eucharist More Worthily”
https://www.thedivinemercy.org/articles/receiving-eucharist-more-worthily

FamVin, The Vincentian Family Information Network – “We become what we receive,” by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M.”
https://famvin.org/en/2018/04/21/we-become-what-we-recieve/

Catholic Resources, Fr. Felix Just, S.J. – “Basic Texts for the Roman Catholic Eucharist, The Order of the Mass”
https://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/Mass.htm

 

The Power of Paradox – (N) (C)

The Catholic Thing – “Oberammergau: The Passion of a Vow,” by Michele McAloon
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2021/03/27/oberammergau-the-passion-of-a-vow/?

Got Questions – “How many people were raised from the dead in the Bible?”
https://www.gotquestions.org/raised-from-the-dead.html

List of Biblical Resurrections
https://www.petergoeman.com/full-list-of-resurrections-in-the-bible/

1. Widow of Zarathustra Son, 1 King 17:17-24

2. Shunammite Woman’s Son, 2 Kings 4:18-37

3. Israelite Man,  2 Kings 13:20–21

4. Son of the Widow of Naim,  Luke 7:11–17

5. Jairus’ Daughter, Luke 8:49–56

6. Lazarus of Bethany, John 11:1-44

< Jesus Christ [Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-20; Luke 24:1-49; John 20:1-21:25] >

7. Saints in Jerusalem, Matthew 27:50-54

8. Tabitha (Dorcus), Acts 9:36-42

9. Eutychus, Acts 20:7-12

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

The Easter Vigil Mass:
The Service of the Light
The Easter Proclamation
Liturgy of the Word
Liturgy of Baptism
Liturgy of the Eucharist:

See: USCCB – “The Roman Missal and the Easter Vigil”
https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year-and-calendar/triduum/roman-missal-and-the-easter-vigil

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 627, 635, 639, 645)Jesus’ Descent Into Hell: Real Death

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Word Search

Church Builders: (T)

The Laity – Catechumens, Candidates

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice in it and be glad. (Ps. 118:24 NAB)

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The Fleet Sources – 10 April 2022 – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion – 20-C

Worthy Reception (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)- Live the Mass (T)

CERC, “The Rules of Fasting,” by Fr. William Saunders
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-rules-of-fasting.html

Denver Catholic – “Receiving the Eucharist worthily,” by Jared Staudt
https://denvercatholic.org/receiving-the-eucharist-worthily/

Those Catholic Men – “How to Receive the Eucharist Worthily,” by Dr. Jared Staudt
https://thosecatholicmen.com/articles/how-to-receive-the-eucharist-worthily/

Community in Mission – “On the Need to Receive the Eucharist Worthily,” by Msgr. Charles Pope
http://blog.adw.org/2016/05/need-receive-eucharist-worthily/

The Divine Mercy – “Receiving the Eucharist More Worthily”
https://www.thedivinemercy.org/articles/receiving-eucharist-more-worthily

FamVin, The Vincentian Family Information Network – “We become what we receive,” by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M.”
https://famvin.org/en/2018/04/21/we-become-what-we-recieve/

Catholic Resources, Fr. Felix Just, S.J. – “Basic Texts for the Roman Catholic Eucharist, The Order of the Mass”
https://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/Mass.htm

 

A Peak Into Passion Week (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1374)
Psalm 118:26; John 19:28-30

 

*Tugboat: Following Jesus On the Way

Stations of the Cross:

Catholic Culture –
https://www.catholic.org/prayers/station.php

 

A Walk Through the Liturgical Week (N) (C)

John 12:1-11; John 13:21-33, 36-38
Matthew 26:14-25
Exodus 21:32
John 13:1-15
John 18:1-19:42

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 571, 598, 624)
The Creed: Articles #4 and #5

 

*Tugboat – A Most Holy Week: Live the Mass

The Stations of the Cross Prayer:
We adore you, O Christ, and we praise You,
because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.”

 

 

 

 

*Tugboat, Catholic I.D.

 

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 279, 454, 486, 487, 629, 639)

The Creed: Articles #1 through # 5

 

 

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Put the Articles of the Creed in Order

Bonus: Name as many Stations of the Cross as you can…

 

 

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March 2022

The Fleet Sources – 3 April 2022 – Fifth Sunday of Lent – 19-C

Worthy Reception – Live the Mass (N) – Live the Mass (T) – Pray without  Ceasing (C)

 CERC, “The Rules of Fasting,” by Fr. William Saunders
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-rules-of-fasting.html

Denver Catholic – “Receiving the Eucharist worthily,” by Jared Staudt
https://denvercatholic.org/receiving-the-eucharist-worthily/

Those Catholic Men – “How to Receive the Eucharist Worthily,” by Dr. Jared Staudt
https://thosecatholicmen.com/articles/how-to-receive-the-eucharist-worthily/

Community in Mission – “On the Need to Receive the Eucharist Worthily,” by Msgr. Charles Pope
http://blog.adw.org/2016/05/need-receive-eucharist-worthily/

The Divine Mercy – “Receiving the Eucharist More Worthily”
https://www.thedivinemercy.org/articles/receiving-eucharist-more-worthily

FamVin, The Vincentian Family Information Network – “We become what we receive,” by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M.”
https://famvin.org/en/2018/04/21/we-become-what-we-recieve/

Catholic Resources, Fr. Felix Just, S.J. – “Basic Texts for the Roman Catholic Eucharist, The Order of the Mass”
https://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/Mass.htm

 

Dear Fr. Thom (N) – Dear Aquinas (C) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Confess? Convert? Reconcile…?

NC Register – Sacrament of confession
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/did-the-church-change-the-name-of-confession

Mustard Seedlings – “שׁוּב – Shûb – A Hebrew Word Study,
https://mustardseedlings.com/2018/12/19/שׁוּב-shub-a-hebrew-word-study/

 

Church Builders (N) (C) (T)

St. Isidore of Seville –
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-isidore-of-seville-425
and
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=58

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems  (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

“Yet even now, says the LORD, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning… rend your hearts and not your clothing.” (Joel 2:12-13)

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1423, 1424)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Match & Complete the Sentence

 

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 27 March 2022 – Fourth Sunday of Lent – 18-C

Worthy Reception: Live the Mass (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Live The Mass (T)

CERC, “The Rules of Fasting,” by Fr. William Saunders
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-rules-of-fasting.html

Denver Catholic – “Receiving the Eucharist worthily,” by Jared Staudt
https://denvercatholic.org/receiving-the-eucharist-worthily/

Those Catholic Men – “How to Receive the Eucharist Worthily,” by Dr. Jared Staudt
https://thosecatholicmen.com/articles/how-to-receive-the-eucharist-worthily/

Community in Mission – “On the Need to Receive the Eucharist Worthily,” by Msgr. Charles Pope
http://blog.adw.org/2016/05/need-receive-eucharist-worthily/

The Divine Mercy – “Receiving the Eucharist More Worthily”
https://www.thedivinemercy.org/articles/receiving-eucharist-more-worthily

FamVin, The Vincentian Family Information Network – “We become what we receive,” by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M.”
https://famvin.org/en/2018/04/21/we-become-what-we-recieve/

Catholic Resources, Fr. Felix Just, S.J. – “Basic Texts for the Roman Catholic Eucharist, The Order of the Mass”
https://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/Mass.htm

 

Laetare, Jerusalem! (N) (C)

New Advent:
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08737c.htm

New Advent: Quinquagesima Sunday
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12614a.htm


Church Builders (N) (C) (T)

Blessed Francesco Faa di Bruno:
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2021/03/27/the-mathematician-saint/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

Peter Goerman – Full List of Resurrections in the Bible
https://www.petergoeman.com/full-list-of-resurrections-in-the-bible/

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 288, 2061, 2787)

Modern Catholic Dictionary, Dictionary of Terms – covenant
http://www.therealpresence.org/cgi-bin/getdefinition.pl

 

*Tugboat Challenge: A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 20 March 2022 – Third Sunday of Lent – 17-C

Worthy Reception: Live the Mass (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)- Live The Mass (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 1078)

The Holy Mass: The Testimony of Catalina is available for free download and printing at:
https://www.loveandmercy.org/Eng-HM-Reg.pdf

CERC, “The Rules of Fasting,” by Fr. William Saunders
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-rules-of-fasting.html

Denver Catholic – “Receiving the Eucharist worthily,” by Jared Staudt
https://denvercatholic.org/receiving-the-eucharist-worthily/

Those Catholic Men – “How to Receive the Eucharist Worthily,” by Dr. Jared Staudt
https://thosecatholicmen.com/articles/how-to-receive-the-eucharist-worthily/

Community in Mission – “On the Need to Receive the Eucharist Worthily,” by Msgr. Charles Pope
http://blog.adw.org/2016/05/need-receive-eucharist-worthily/

The Divine Mercy – “Receiving the Eucharist More Worthily”
https://www.thedivinemercy.org/articles/receiving-eucharist-more-worthily

FamVin, The Vincentian Family Information Network – “We become what we receive,” by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M.”
https://famvin.org/en/2018/04/21/we-become-what-we-recieve/

Catholic Resources, Fr. Felix Just, S.J. – “Basic Texts for the Roman Catholic Eucharist, The Order of the Mass”
https://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/Mass.htm

 

Church Builders: St. Turibius & the Pillars of Lent (N) (C) (T)

Loyola Press – Saint. Turibius of Mongrovejo
https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/saints/saints-stories-for-all-ages/saint-turibius-of-mongrovejo/

Franciscan Media – St. Turibius
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-turibius-of-mogrovejo

Catholic News Agency – St. Turibius de Mogrovejo
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-turibius-de-mogrovejo-186

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 254)

Agape Bible Study – Third Sunday of Lent (Cycle C)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_3_c

NC Register – “Transfiguration Sunday: Glory Is Found in Self-Sacrifice,” by John Bergsma
https://www.ncregister.com/features/transfiguration-sunday-glory-is-found-in-self-sacrifice?utm_campaign=NCR%202019&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=113392551&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_Xf07GTEKpL2CPYsq7dlCPZ3HCH4n12RRLwuD0zjD8QiwSkHM3kPStgoI-E_fMQKc5SAxmsMZTvKgc-JcBz8Srjexofw&utm_content=113392551&utm_source=hs_email

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 260, 1969)

Catholic Resources – “Biblical Texts related to Catholic Liturgy,” compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
https://www.catholic-resources.org/Bible/Biblical-Mass-Texts.htm

 

*Tugboat Challenge:

CERC, Catholic Education Resource Center – “Why We Pray, Fast and Give Alms,” by Father Louis Bouyer
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/religion-and-philosophy/spiritual-life/why-we-pray-fast-and-give-alms.html

“Why we pray, fast and give alms during Lent”
https://teachingcatholickids.com/why-we-pray-fast-and-give-alms-during-lent/

Give Examples of the Acts of Religion

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 13 March 2022 – Second Sunday of Lent – 16-C

Worthy Reception: Live the Mass (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)- Live The Mass (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1387); Canons 916, 919

The Holy Mass: The Testimony of Catalina is available for free download and printing at:
https://www.loveandmercy.org/Eng-HM-Reg.pdf

CERC, “The Rules of Fasting,” by Fr. William Saunders
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-rules-of-fasting.html

Denver Catholic – “Receiving the Eucharist worthily,” by Jared Staudt
https://denvercatholic.org/receiving-the-eucharist-worthily/

Those Catholic Men – “How to Receive the Eucharist Worthily,” by Dr. Jared Staudt
https://thosecatholicmen.com/articles/how-to-receive-the-eucharist-worthily/

Community in Mission – “On the Need to Receive the Eucharist Worthily,” by Msgr. Charles Pope
http://blog.adw.org/2016/05/need-receive-eucharist-worthily/

The Divine Mercy – “Receiving the Eucharist More Worthily”
https://www.thedivinemercy.org/articles/receiving-eucharist-more-worthily

FamVin, The Vincentian Family Information Network – “We become what we receive,” by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M.”
https://famvin.org/en/2018/04/21/we-become-what-we-recieve/

CERC, Catholic Education Resource Center – “The Rules of Fasting,” by Fr William Saunders
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-rules-of-fasting.html

Catholic Resources, Fr. Felix Just, S.J. – “Basic Texts for the Roman Catholic Eucharist, The Order of the Mass”
https://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/Mass.htm

Vatican – Code of Canon Law, §916, 919
https://www.vatican.va/archive/cod-iuris-canonici/eng/documents/cic_lib4-cann879-958_en.html

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 637)

Jewish tradition holds that Moses and Isaiah were assumed into heaven. Catholic teaching differs in respect to Moses:
https://www.catholic.com/qa/where-did-people-who-died-before-christ-go

The death of Moses seems shrouded in mystery:
https://www.gotquestions.org/death-of-Moses.html

Elijah (and Enoch) may actually be exceptions:
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/yes-enoch-and-elijah-went-to-heaven

What is Limbo of the Fathers?
https://www.catholic.com/qa/what-is-the-limbo-of-the-fathers


Church Builders (N) (C) (T)

The life of St. Patrick:
http://orderofsaintpatrick.org/patrick-life.htm


Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure
(T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 697)

Catholic Exchange – “You Were Made For Greatness, Not Comfort,” by Haley Stewart
https://catholicexchange.com/you-were-not-made-for-comfort

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 697)

 

 *Tugboat Challenge: True or False?

 

 

           

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February 2022

The Fleet Sources – 6 March 2022 – First Sunday of Lent – 15-C

Worthy Reception: Live the Mass (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)- Live The Mass (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1069, 1071)

The Holy Mass: The Testimony of Catalina is available for free download and printing at:
https://www.loveandmercy.org/Eng-HM-Reg.pdf

CERC, “The Rules of Fasting,” by Fr. William Saunders
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-rules-of-fasting.html

Denver Catholic – “Receiving the Eucharist worthily,” by Jared Staudt
https://denvercatholic.org/receiving-the-eucharist-worthily/

Those Catholic Men – “How to Receive the Eucharist Worthily,” by Dr. Jared Staudt
https://thosecatholicmen.com/articles/how-to-receive-the-eucharist-worthily/

Community in Mission – “On the Need to Receive the Eucharist Worthily,” by Msgr. Charles Pope
http://blog.adw.org/2016/05/need-receive-eucharist-worthily/

The Divine Mercy – “Receiving the Eucharist More Worthily”
https://www.thedivinemercy.org/articles/receiving-eucharist-more-worthily

FamVin, The Vincentian Family Information Network – “We become what we receive,” by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M.”
https://famvin.org/en/2018/04/21/we-become-what-we-recieve/

Catholic.org – Fasting and Abstinence
https://www.catholic.org/lent/abfast.php

Catholic Answers – “Imprimaturs and Private Revelations,” by Jimmy Akin
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/imprimaturs-and-private-revelations

 

Church Builders (N) (C) – Church Builders: Devotions (T)

University of Dayton – Norms for Personal Revelation
https://udayton.edu/imri/mary/n/norms-for-private-revelations.php

Catholic Answers – “Imprimaturs and Private Revelations,” Jimmy Akin
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/imprimaturs-and-private-revelations

Wikipedia – Shrove Tuesday
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrove_Tuesday

Fatima – “Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus of the Shroud of Turin,” by The Fatima Center
https://fatima.org/news-views/feast-of-the-holy-face-of-jesus-of-the-shroud-of-turin/

Sober Catholic – Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus
http://www.sobercatholic.com/2021/02/16/feast-of-the-holy-face-of-jesus/

Traditional Lay Carmelites – Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus
http://www.traditionallaycarmelites.com/talks/feast-of-the-holy-face-of-jesus

Catholic World Report – “Shrouded connections: Serbia, the Shroud, and the Holy Face of Laon,” by James Day
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2021/11/07/shrouded-connections-serbia-the-shroud-and-the-holy-face-of-laon/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

Agape Bible Study – 1st Sunday of Lent (Cycle C)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_1_c

St. Charles Borromeo –1st Sunday of Lent – Cycle C
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_lent_1.pdf

4CatholicEducators – Resources for Catholic Educators, “First Sunday in Lent – Year C, A Wandering Aramean”
http://www.4catholiceducators.com/Year%20C/1lentc.htm

Huffington Post – “‘My Father Was a Wandering Aramean’: The Ethical Legacy of Our Origins in Exile (Parashat Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8)”
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/my-father-was-a-wandering-aramean-the-ethical_b_57e1e98de4b05d3737be5099

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 670)

Mitch, C. (2010). Introduction to the Gospels. In The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: The New Testament (p. 19). San Francisco: Ignatius Press. “These so-called prophets appear harmless, yet their ministry breeds error, division, and immorality.”

University of Dayton – Norms for Personal Revelation
https://udayton.edu/imri/mary/n/norms-for-private-revelations.php

 

Tugboat:

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

 

Signs of a False Prophet

*want you to learn about, love, and follow themselves, not Jesus Christ.

*will tell you what you want to hear instead of Christ’s truths found in the Bible

*will ask you to go against God’s Law on occasion. (see Ex. 20:2-17, Mk. 12:30, and Mt. 5:18)

*will try to make you afraid of not getting to heaven to make you do what they want. (Acts 8:9-24)

*will make prophecies that do not come true. (Dt. 18:21-22)

*will make you feel that you need him or her in order to find God.

*will try to lead you away from Jesus Christ.

*will preach the Word of Jesus Christ, but have different rules they live by

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Fill-in

 

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The Fleet Sources – 27 February 2022 – Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 14-C

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)–
From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

USCCB – Acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity
https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/acts-of-faith-hope-and-love

Catholic Tradition – Traditional Catholic Prayers, Acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity
http://catholictradition.org/prayers1.htm#FAITH

 

Did You Know? (N) (C)

Fact Site – “20 Interesting Facts About Lent”
https://www.thefactsite.com/lent-facts/

Catholic Online – 5 little-known facts about Lent you need to learn this Ash Wednesday”
https://www.catholic.org/lent/story.php?id=67187

Fr. Peffley – Everything You Want to Know About Lent
http://fatherpeffley.org/docs/Lent.pdf

 

Church Builders (N) (T)– Builders of the Church (C)

Catholic Online – St. Anne Line
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1419

New Advent – St. Anne Line
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09270b.htm

Catholic Saints Info – St. Anne Line
https://catholicsaints.info/saint-anne-line/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

Gigot, Francis. “Book of Wisdom.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 15. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. Accessed 30 Oct. 2021
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15666a.htm .

Catholic Exchange – What is Wisdom?
https://catholicexchange.com/what-is-wisdom

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 456, 486, 516, 517)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: crossword puzzle

           

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The Fleet Sources – 20 February 2022 – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – 13-C

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)–
From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

USCCB – Acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity
https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/acts-of-faith-hope-and-love

Catholic Tradition – Traditional Catholic Prayers, Acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity
http://catholictradition.org/prayers1.htm#FAITH

 

Codes of Conduct (N) (C)

 World History Encyclopedia – “Code of Hammurabi”
https://www.worldhistory.org/Code_of_Hammurabi/

Ducksters – “Ancient Mesopotamia Code of Hammurabi”
https://www.ducksters.com/history/mesopotamia/code_of_hammurabi.php

GMU – “Hammurabi’s Code,” by Nancy L. Stockdale
https://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/d/267/whm.html

History – “Code of Hammurabi”
https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/hammurabi

 

Church Builders (N) (C) – Builders of the Church (T)

New Advent – St. Polycarp
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12219b.htm

St. Mary’s Press – Saint Polycarp
https://www.smp.org/resourcecenter/resource/7493/

Catholicism –
https://catholicism.org/saint-polycarp-166.html

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

Agape Bible Study:
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_7_c

St. Charles Borromeo Church, Picayune, MS
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_ot_7.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1895, 1896)

Freedom Notes – “Young India, Seven Social Sins,” pg. 360 top, left column.
http://freedomnotes.com/Documents/MahatmaGandhi/Young%20India%201925-10-22.pdf

*Quote, Frederick Lewis Donaldson, as recorded by Gandhi
“Seven Social Sins (published in Young India, published the list in his weekly newspaper, Young India, on October 22, 1925, after received by a friend believed to be Frederick Lewis Donaldson, canon of Westminster Abby; called variously, Seven Roots of Evil, Seven Evils of the World, Seven Deadly Sins of Society):

1. wealth without work
2. pleasure without conscience
3. knowledge without character
4. commerce without morality
5. science without humanity
6. worship without sacrifice
7. politics without principle
*In case you’ve seen a Gandhi-inspired list with eight social sins, rather than seven, Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi, more or less inherited the list and added an eighth item: Rights without responsibilities.”

Open Culture –
https://www.openculture.com/2014/11/mahatma-gandhis-list-of-the-7-social-sins.html

Baltimore Sun – “Seven deadly social sins, Carroll County Times”
https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/opinion/cc-op-batavick-20180220-story.html

M.K. Gandhi – Writings, Sayings…
https://www.mkgandhi.org/mgmnt.htm

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Q&A

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources –13 February 2022 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12C

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)–
From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1813)

USCCB – Acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity
https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/acts-of-faith-hope-and-love

Catholic Tradition – Traditional Catholic Prayers, Acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity
http://catholictradition.org/prayers1.htm#FAITH

 

Church Builders (N)– Builders of the Church (C) –
Church Builders:  Sts. Cyril and Methodius (T)

 Orthodox Wiki – Cyril and Methodius
https://orthodoxwiki.org/Cyril_and_Methodius

Catholic Online – Sts. Cyril and Methodius
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=39

Britannica – Saints Cyril and Methodius, Christian theologians
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saints-Cyril-and-Methodius

Catholic Insight – Cyril and Methodius: Brothers and Missionaries of the Slavs
https://catholicinsight.com/cyril-and-methodius-brothers-and-missionaries-of-the-slavs/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1716, 2546)

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 475, 1805)

Mitch, C. (2010). Introduction to the Gospels. In The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: The New Testament (p. 118). San Francisco: Ignatius Press.
Morally (St. Ambrose, In Lucam): the Lucan Beatitudes reflect the four cardinal virtues. The poor exhibit temperance as they shun the vain and excessive pleasures of the world. The hungry display justice as they share the plight of the lowly and give to those who have little. Those who weep exercise prudence as they lament the vanity of temporal things and look to what is eternal. Those hated by men exercise fortitude because they persevere when persecuted for their faith (CCC 1805–9).”

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Practicing a virtue.

 

 

           

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The Fleet Sources – 6 February 2022 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 11-C

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)–
From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Blessed Catholic Mom –
https://blessedcatholicmom.com/act-of-humility-catholic-prayer/

Jesuit Resources – Humility Prayers
https://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/online-resources/prayer-index/humility

A Christian Litany of Humility  (PDF file)

 

Church Builders (N) (T)– Builders of the Church (C)

Catholic Online – St. Josephine Bakhita
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=5601

Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney – Patron Saint, St. Josephine Bakhita
https://www.sydneycatholic.org/solidarity-and-justice/anti-slavery/patron-saint-st-josephine-bakhita/

Franciscan Media – St. Josephine Bakhita
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-josephine-bakhita

Wikipedia – Josephine Bakhita
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephine_Bakhita

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

The Imaginative Conservative – “Celebrating Silence,” by Joseph Pearce
https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/09/celebrating-silence-joseph-pearce.html?mc_cid=3daf76fac3&mc_eid=e359ff0870

The Imaginative Conservative – “Through the Wardrobe: An Invitation to the World of Imaginative Apologetics,” by William Merriman. Accessed October 9th, 2021.
https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/10/through-wardrobe-invitation-world-imaginative-apologetics-william-merriman.html?mc_cid=0b681f09e2&mc_eid=e359ff0870

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 27, 29, 199)

Catholic Information Network – The Creed in Slow Motion, by Ronald Knox,
http://www.cin.org/liter/knoxcreed1.html

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Drawing a picture from memory.

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January 2022

The Fleet Sources – 30 January 2022 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10-C

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

EWTN – The Magnificat
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/magnificat-392

University of Dayton – “Old Testament Background of the Magnificat,” by James T. Forestell
https://ecommons.udayton.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2529&context=marian_studies

EWTN – Magnificat
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/magnificat-12821

Catholic Contemplative Life – Anawim
http://humanityfaithhopecharity.com/2014/12/20/anawim/

Got Questions – Fear of God
https://www.gotquestions.org/fear-God.html

Friar Musings – The Magnificat
https://friarmusings.com/2021/08/12/the-magnificat/

Catholic Online – “Pope Benedict’s Commentary on the Magnificat”
https://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=3006

Agape Bible Study – commentary, “Understanding the Virgin Mary’s Magnificent Hymn of Praise The Magnificat,” by Michal Hunt, Copyright © 2015,
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/documents/Understanding%20the%20Virgin%20Mary’s%20Magnificent%20Hymn%20of%20Praise.htm

 

From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

From 1 Corinthians 13:4-5, “Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury.”
*New American Bible. (2011). (Revised Edition, 1 Co 13:4–7). Washington, DC: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

 

Church Builders (N)– Builders of the Church (N)- Church Builders: St. Blaise (T)

CERC, Catholic Education Resource Center – “The Feast of St. Blaise,” by Fr. William Saunders
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-feast-of-st-blaise.html

THE MYSTERY OF FAITH, Discovering Catholic Spirituality – “Prayers, Quips and Quotes: St. Blaise, Feast Day Feb. 3,” by Vicki Scheenstra
http://catholicfaithpatronsaints.com/prayers-quips-and-quotes-st-blaise/

UCatholic – “Catholic Saint of the Day: St. Blaise, February 3,”
https://ucatholic.com/saints/blaise/

Franciscan Media – “Saint Blaise, Saint of the Day for February 3
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-blaise

Loyola Press – “St. Blaise”
https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/saints/saints-stories-for-all-ages/saint-blase/

Britannica – “St. Blaise”
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Blaise

Britannica – “Fourteen Holy Helpers”
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Fourteen-Holy-Helpers

 

Credo – I Believe (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2558)

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)–Buried Treasures (T)

The Gospel of Luke:
(Lk. 4:21-30)

Agape Bible Study:
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_4_c

St. Charles Borromeo Church – Bible Study:
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_ot_4.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 25, 1825)

 

Catholic I.D. (T)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 1825)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Naming the Characteristics of Love

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 23 January 2022 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – 9-C

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

EWTN – The Magnificat
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/magnificat-392

University of Dayton – “Old Testament Background of the Magnificat,” by James T. Forestell
https://ecommons.udayton.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2529&context=marian_studies

EWTN – Magnificat
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/magnificat-12821

Catholic Contemplative Life – Anawim
http://humanityfaithhopecharity.com/2014/12/20/anawim/

Got Questions – Fear of God
https://www.gotquestions.org/fear-God.html

Friar Musings – The Magnificat
https://friarmusings.com/2021/08/12/the-magnificat/

Catholic Online – “Pope Benedict’s Commentary on the Magnificat”
https://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=3006

 

From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

From St. John’s Gospel Prologue: John1:1,14

 

Church Builders (N)– Builders of the Church (C)

Crisis Magazine – “On Not Giving Up,” by Regis Martin
https://www.crisismagazine.com/2021/on-not-giving-up?mc_cid=16cefdfb03&mc_eid=473369aea9

America Needs Fatima – “St. Francis de Sales (Feast: January 24)”
https://www.americaneedsfatima.org/Saints-Heroes/st-francis-de-sales.html

St. Francis de Sales Parish –
https://www.francisdesaleshighriver.com/index.php/news-events/parish-info/blog/parish/jan-29-st-francis-de-sales

Online, “Introduction to the Devout Life,” by Francis de Sales
https://www.catholicspiritualdirection.org/devoutlife.pdf

Catholic Online – Francis de Sales
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=51

CCEL – Treatise on the Love of God, by Francis de Sales
https://www.ccel.org/ccel/desales/love.all.html

Catholic Spiritual Direction – The Devout Life, by St. Francis de Sales
https://www.catholicspiritualdirection.org/devoutlife.pdf

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

See Catholic Navigator, vol. III, is. 9, “Scriptural Secrets”; 2015-’16
Religious Facts- Messiah
http://www.religionfacts.com/judaism/beliefs/messiah

Judaism 101 – Mashiach
http://www.jewfaq.org/mashiach.htm

Working Preacher – commentary Luke 4:14-21
https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=502

Catholic Herald – Fr. Dominic P. Irace, “Gospel Commentary: Free from Fear “
http://catholicherald.com/stories/Gospel-Commentary-Free-from-Fear,6574

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 813)

Digital Commons – “The Meaning of Logos in John,”
https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1076&context=masters

Stack Exchange – “What is the difference between “logos ( λόγος )” in 1 Corinthians 12:8 and “rhema ( ῥήματος)” in Matthew 26:75?”
https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/40583/what-is-the-difference-between-logos-λόγος-in-1-corinthians-128-and-rhem

 

Catholic I.D. (T)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 108, 813)

           

*Tugboat Challenge: Favorite Words From the Bible

 

Church Builders: St. Francis de Sales  (T)

Saint Francis de Sales, The Gentleman Saint
https://mycatholickids.com/saint-francis-de-sales-gentleman-saint/

 

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The Fleet Sources – Jan. 16 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 8-C

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)–
From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

EWTN – The Magnificat
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/magnificat-392

University of Dayton – “Old Testament Background of the Magnificat,” by James T. Forestell
https://ecommons.udayton.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2529&context=marian_studies

EWTN – Magnificat
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/magnificat-12821

Catholic Contemplative Life – anawim
http://humanityfaithhopecharity.com/2014/12/20/anawim/

Got Questions – Fear of God
https://www.gotquestions.org/fear-God.html

Friar Musings – The Magnificat
https://friarmusings.com/2021/08/12/the-magnificat/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C) – Buried Treasure (T)

My Jewish Learning – “Judaism and Numbers,” by Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/judaism-numbers/

Grace in Torah – “Hebrew Numbers 1-10,” by K. Gallagher
https://graceintorah.net/2015/06/15/hebrew-numbers-1-10/

“Hebrew Numbers 11-30,” by K. Gallagher
https://graceintorah.net/2015/09/27/hebrew-numbers-11-30/

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 960, 964)

 – Catholic I.D. (T)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 1601, 1602)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: True & False

 Church Builders:  Mary (T)

Gospel Reading: The Miracle at Cana (John 2:1-11)

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The Fleet Sources – 9 January 2022 – Baptism of The Lord – 7-C

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

EWTN – The Magnificat
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/magnificat-392

University of Dayton – “Old Testament Background of the Magnificat,” by James T. Forestell
https://ecommons.udayton.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2529&context=marian_studies

EWTN – Magnificat
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/magnificat-12821

Catholic Contemplative Life – Anawim
http://humanityfaithhopecharity.com/2014/12/20/anawim/

 

From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Catholic Online – “The Prayer a Renewal of the Baptismal Vows,” excerpted
https://www.catholic.org/prayers/prayer.php?p=1655

 

What’s In a Name (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2666)

UCatholic – “Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus”
https://ucatholic.com/saints/holy-name-of-jesus/

Catholic Culture – “The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus,” by Fr. William Saunders
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=6850

CERC – “Introduction to Christology 101 — Who Is Jesus?” by Fr. John Cush
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/religion-and-philosophy/catholic-faith/introduction-to-christology-101-who-is-jesus.html

Jesuit Institute – “The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus”
http://jesuitinstitute.org/Pages/Liturgy/HolyName.htm

Catholic Saints – Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus”
https://catholicsaints.info/feast-of-the-holy-name-of-jesus/

SSPX – “Sunday’s feast: the Holy Name of Jesus”
https://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/sundays-feast-holy-name-jesus-3071

Wikipedia – Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feast_of_the_Holy_Name_of_Jesus

 

Church Builders (N)– Builders of the Church (C)–  Church Builders (T)

My Catholic Life – Saint Hilary of Poitiers
https://mycatholic.life/saints/saints-of-the-liturgical-year/january-13-saint-hilary-of-poitiers-bishop-and-doctor/

Catholic Spirit – St. Hilary, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
https://thecatholicspirit.com/commentary/hotdish/st-hilary-bishop-and-doctor-of-the-church/

Lives of Our Saints – Saint Hilary of Poitiers
https://sanctoral.com/en/saints/saint_hilary_of_poitiers.html

Catholic Harbor of Faith and Morals – “St. Hilary, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church,” by Fr. Dom Prosper Gueranger
http://catholicharboroffaithandmorals.com/St.%20Hilary.html

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI presented this teaching about St. Hilary:
https://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/audiences/2007/documents/hf_ben-xvi_aud_20071010.html

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)- Buried Treasure (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 536, 1257, 1258)

Baptism of Desire – “Baptism of Desire, Blood, and Water (The Threefold Baptism)”
http://baptismofdesire.com/BaptismofDesire.pdf

Baltimore Catechism, #3, LESSON 14 – ON BAPTISM
“Q. 644. How many kinds of Baptism are there?
1.
There are three kinds of Baptism: 1. Baptism of water, of desire, and of blood.”
http://baltimore-catechism.com/lesson14.htm

World Catholic Report – “The Baptism of Jesus Christ: Cosmic blessing and invitation to divine life,” by Carl E. Olson
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2021/01/08/the-baptism-of-jesus-christ-cosmic-blessing-and-invitation-to-divine-life/

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 537, 2159, 2666)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Matching

 

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 2 January 2022 – The Epiphany of the Lord (2nd Sunday After Christmas) – 6-C

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2561)

EWTN – The Magnificat
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/magnificat-392

NC Register – “Why Do We Pray? This Is Why…” by Regis Martin
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/why-we-pray

 

From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

AZ Lyrics – O Come All Ye Faithful
https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/hillsonglive/ocomeletusadorehim.html

 

Church Builders (N)– Builders of the Church (C)– Church Builders:  John the Evangelist (T)

Zondervan Academic – “Who Wrote the Gospel of John?”
https://zondervanacademic.com/blog/who-wrote-the-gospel-of-john

Biblical Archaeology Society – “Gospel of John Commentary: Who Wrote the Gospel  of John and How Historical Is It?,A look at some of the questions surrounding the Bible’s most enigmatic gospel”
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/new-testament/gospel-of-john-commentary-who-wrote-the-gospel-of-john-and-how-historical-is-it/

Credo – The Uniqueness of John’s Gospel
https://credomag.com/2012/12/the-uniqueness-of-johns-gospel/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure

Cited verses from the Gospel of John and from Revelation

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 528)

 

Catholic I.D. (T)

Sophia Institute – God’s Threefold Promise to Abram
https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/uploads/lessons_approved/Gods_Threefold_Promise.pdf

The Interactive Bible – “The Promises of God To Abraham”
https://www.bible.ca/ef/expository-genesis-12-1-3.htm

Gospel Studies – “The Three Promises to Abraham”
http://prattparkwaychristians.org/BibleLessons/3Promises.pdf

 

Tugboat Challenge: Fill-in

 

Builders of the Church: St. John (T)

Verses cited in the article for review.

 

 

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December 2021

The Fleet Sources – 26 December 2021 – Feast of the Holy Family – 5-C

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)–
From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

EWTN – Morning Offering
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/morning-offering-394

Our Catholic Prayers – A Morning Offering
https://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/morning-offering.html

 

Stars of Our Faith (T)

Catholic Culture – Feast of St. Stephen
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2020-12-26

New Advent – St. Stephen
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14286b.htm

Vatican News – St. Stephen, First Martyr
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/saints/12/26/st–stephen–first-martyr.html

 

Chronos & Kairos – (N) (C)

 NC Register – “The ‘Kairos’ and ‘Chronos’ of Christ’s Nativity,” by Donald DeMarco
https://www.ncregister.com/commentaries/the-kairos-and-chronos-of-christ-s-nativity

Links for Exploration & Edification:

*December 26, St. Stephen, martyr:

Carmelite SPH – ‘Feast of St. Stehphen,’ by Marc Jozsef Lester Hallig
https://carmelitesph.org/feast-of-st-stephen/

Catholic Culture – “Feast of St. Stephen, first martyr”
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2019-12-26

*December 27, Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist:

Catholic Culture – “Celebrating St. John the Evangelist”
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=651

Catholic Online – St. John the Apostle
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=228

*December 28, The Holy Innocents, martyrs:

Catholic Answers – “Holy Innocents, The children in the area of Bethlehem slain by Herod ”
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/holy-innocents

CatholicSaints.Info – “Golden Legend – History of the Holy Innocents”
https://catholicsaints.info/the-golden-legend-the-history-of-the-holy-innocents/

CAN – “Feast of the Holy Innocents”
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/holy-innocents-667

*December 29, Saint Thomas Becket:

Aleteia – “The holy, horrible history of St. Thomas Becket”
https://aleteia.org/2021/06/11/the-holy-horrible-history-of-st-thomas-becket/

America Needs Fatima – St Thomas Becket
https://americaneedsfatima.org/Saints-Heroes/st-thomas-becket.html

December 31, Saint Sylvester I, pope:

Papal Artifacts – “December 31: The Feast of Pope St. Sylvester I”
http://www.papalartifacts.com/december-31-the-feast-of-pope-st-sylvester-i/

Vatican News – “St. Sylvester I, Pope Sylvester, Pope in the Age of Christian Liberty”
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/saints/12/31/st–sylvester-i–pope.html

*January 1, Mary, Mother of God:

Learn Religions – “The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God”
https://www.learnreligions.com/solemnity-of-mary-mother-of-god-3970726

Prayerist – “The Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Mary Mother of God History, Information, Prayers, Resources, Traditions, & More”
https://prayerist.com/motherofgod.html

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 534)

Gospel of Luke –
https://cafn.us/2011/01/11/the-gospel-of-luke-different-yet-similar-to-other-two-synotic-gospels/

Genealogy in Luke’s Gospel
Luke’s genealogy 3:23-28
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%203%3A23-38&version=ESV

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 199, 255, 422, 683)

NCRegister – Singing Through Advent, Part I
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/11/26/singing-through-advent-part-one/

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Quiz

 

Witness: The Creed! (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 199,422,683)

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 19 December 2021 – Fourth Sunday of Advent – 4-C

Music of Luke (N) (C); Church Builders: Song! (T)

Catholic Education – “What are the “O Antiphons”? by Fr. William Saunders
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/what-are-the.html

USCCB – The “O Antiphons” of Advent
https://www.usccb.org/prayers/o-antiphons-advent

Steadfast Lutherans – O Antiphons
https://steadfastlutherans.org/2013/12/the-o-antiphons/

O’ … Antiphons?
Catholic Resources, Felix Just, S.J.
http://catholic-resources.org/Lectionary/Advent-O-Antiphons.htm

Catholic Culture
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=958

RCNet-
http://www.rc.net/wcc/antiphon.htm

Catholic Education
http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/what-are-the.html

USCCB
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/the-o-antiphons-of-advent.cfm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

NC Register – “Singing through Advent: Part One,” by Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/11/26/singing-through-advent-part-one/

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 483)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: The Advent Wreath

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 12 December 2021 – Third Sunday of Advent : Gaudete Sunday – 3-C

Big Joy of Little Lent (N) (C)  Rejoice! (T)

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

Learn Religions – “What is Gaudete Sunday?”
https://www.learnreligions.com/what-is-gaudete-sunday-542429

Laetare carries with it the sense of an outward push, a joy shared, while gaudete implies an internal event, a joy experienced.”

 

Builders of the Church –  St. Lucy  (N) (C)

Boston Catholic Journal – “Complete Roman Martyrology in English (Martyrologium Romanum)”
http://www.boston-catholic-journal.com/roman-martyrology-complete-in-english-for-daily-reflection.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

Catholic Resources – “Parables and Parabolic Images in the Gospels,” by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
https://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Parables.htm

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 524, 1159)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Advent Wreath

 

Church Builders: St. Lucy (T)

MyCatholickids.com – St. Lucy, Let Your Light Shine:
https://mycatholickids.com/saint-lucy-let-light-shine-2/

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The Fleet Sources – 5 December 2021 – Second Sunday of Advent – 2-C

The Music of Luke (N) (C)

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

Catholic Resources – “Prayer in the New Testament,” by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
https://www.catholic-resources.org/Bible/Prayer.htm

CafNepal –“ THE GOSPEL OF LUKE: DIFFERENT THAN OTHER TWO SYNOTIC GOSPELS”
https://cafn.us/2011/01/11/the-gospel-of-luke-different-yet-similar-to-other-two-synotic-gospels/

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

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

St. Michael – The Four Evangelists
https://stmichaeljermyn.org/files/CHURCH%20SCHOOL/Evangelists25.pdf

 

Lukan Lights (N) (C) (T)

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

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

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

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

 

Miraculous Sights (N)– Wondrous Sights (C)- Church Builders (T)

EWTN – “Story of Guadalupe Begins With Little Hill in Mexico City,” by Fr. Kevin P. Gallagher
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/story-of-guadalupe-begins-with-little-hill-in-mexico-city-5522

Catholic365 – “Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tepeyac, Mexico,” de Maria
https://www.catholic365.com/article/3052/our-lady-of-guadalupe-tepeyac-mexico.html

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe – “The Lady from Heaven, Did You Know?”
https://guadalupeshrine.org/facts/

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish – “Analyzing the Tilma”
https://olg.cc/about/about-our-patroness/our-ladys-image-on-the-tilma/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

Catholic Resources – “The Genealogies of Jesus,” by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
https://www.catholic-resources.org/Bible/Jesus-Genealogies.htm

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1225)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: The Advent Wreath

 

 

 

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November 2021

The Fleet Sources – 28 November 2021 – First Sunday of Advent – 1-C

Lukan Lights (N) (C)

New Advent- Eusebius on Luke’s origins
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/250103.htm

St. Luke Parish
http://slparish.org/history-of-our-patron-st-luke

Etymology Online- canticle
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=canticle

Bible Gateway- the Infancy Narrative
https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/commentaries/IVP-NT/Luke/Infancy-Narrative


The Music of Luke
(N) (C)

NC Register – “Singing through Advent: Part One,” by Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/11/26/singing-through-advent-part-one/

NC Register – “Singing through Advent, Part Two: The Magnificat,” by Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/12/04/singing-through-advent-part-two-the-magnificat/

NC Register – “Singing through Advent, Part Three: Benedictus,” by Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/12/10/singing-through-advent-part-three-benedictus/

NC Register – “Singing through Advent, Part Four: The Gloria and Nunc Dimittis,” by Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/12/10/singing-through-advent-part-three-benedictus/

NC Register – “Singing through Advent, Part Five: Gloria in excelsis Deo!,” by Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/12/23/singing-through-advent-part-five-gloria-in-excelsis-deo/

 

Wondrous Sights (N) (C)– History in the Making (T)

NC Register – “The Nativity scene in Italy displaying the biblical story of salvation,” by Paolo Fucili
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/12/21/the-nativity-scene-in-italy-displaying-the-biblical-story-of-salvation/

Italians R Us – “Il Presepe”
https://www.italiansrus.com/articles/presepe.htm

Delicious Italy – “Christmas Presepe or Nativity Scenes in Italy”
https://www.deliciousitaly.com/lazio-rome-itineraries/christmas-presepe-or-nativity-scene

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)

NC Register – “The scandalous, glorious point of Christmas,” by Carl E. Olson
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/12/24/the-scandalous-glorious-point-of-christmas/

NC Register – “Singing through Advent: Part One,” by Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/11/26/singing-through-advent-part-one/

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 460)

NC Register – “The scandalous, glorious point of Christmas,” by Carl E. Olson
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/12/24/the-scandalous-glorious-point-of-christmas/

 

*Tugboat Challenge: The Advent Wreath

Church Builders: St. Luke  (T)

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