Liturgical Year A – 2020:

To better enable follow up on each section in The Catholic Navigator, The Catholic Clipper, The Catholic Schooner and The Catholic Tugboat 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, with index and search function:
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

Knights of Columbus’ online access to the Catechism of the Catholic Church

New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia

USCCB New American Bible—Revised Edition online

Code of Canon Law

USCCB 2020 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.

*(Biblical quotations in the Faith Supplements are from the NABRE unless otherwise noted.)

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), The Catholic Schooner (S) 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 – 29 March 2020 – Fifth Sunday of Lent – 18-A

The Three Pillars of Lent (N) (C) (S)

Editorial Staff, The Catholic Navigator

 

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

 *Prayers of Exorcism for the Scrutinies; Third Scrutiny: The Raising of Lazarus
Team RCIA – The Scrutinies
https://teamrcia.com/2009/03/a-brief-history-of-the-scrutinies-and-why-it-matters/

Creighton University – “The Scrutinies, of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Celebrated on the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays of Lent”
https://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/scrutiny-1.html

Catholic 365 – “The Three Pillars of Lent,” by Kathy Lamb
http://www.catholic365.com/article/6239/the-three-pillars-of-lent.html

The Diocese of Crookston has posted the Scrutinies for the Third, Fourth and Fifth Sundays of Lent:
https://www.crookston.org/documents/ministriesoffices/worship-a-liturgy/rcia/253-rcia-scrutinies-1-3/file

 

Did You Know? (N) – Did You Know? (C) – Who Knew? (S)

 Trivia about –

The Woman at the Well: Jesus stopped to rest at Jacob’s well, the same well on the land that Jacob passed on to his son, Joseph, (Gen. 48), an ancestor of Jesus.

The story of the Man Born Blind: Jewish oral tradition states, “There is a tradition that the spittle of the firstborn of a father is healing…” Jesus brought sight to the blind, adding evidence that He is the Firstborn of the Father in heaven.

The story of Lazarus is the longest running story in John besides the Passion, and it contains the shortest verse found in the entire Bible: “Jesus wept.” (v. 35)

 

 Dear Sr. Saint Henry (T)

“What should we do with the palms we receive?”

Aleteia – “What should I do with my blessed palms”
https://aleteia.org/2017/04/10/what-should-i-do-with-my-blessed-palms/

Answers – “What do you do with the old palms from Palm Sunday?”
https://www.answers.com/Q/What_do_you_do_with_the_old_palms_from_Palm_Sunday

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 5th Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_5_a

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 994)

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: Jacob’s Struggle

                  Genesis 32:22-32

 *(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge: Lenten Pillars

              Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2639)

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The Fleet Sources – 22 March 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Lent – 17-A

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

*Prayers of Exorcism for the Scrutinies; Second Scrutiny: The Man Born Blind
Team RCIA – The Scrutinies
https://teamrcia.com/2009/03/a-brief-history-of-the-scrutinies-and-why-it-matters/

Creighton University – “The Scrutinies, of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Celebrated on the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays of Lent”
https://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/scrutiny-1.html

The Diocese of Crookston has posted the Scrutinies for the Third, Fourth and Fifth Sundays of Lent:
https://www.crookston.org/documents/ministriesoffices/worship-a-liturgy/rcia/253-rcia-scrutinies-1-3/file

 

Pillar III: Almsgiving (N)- Pillar III: Almsgiving (C)- The Third Pillar: Almsgiving (T)

 Catholic Forums – almsgiving
https://forums.catholic.com/t/matthew-6-almsgiving/98452/2

Crux – “As Ash Wednesday nears, reflections on prayer, fasting and almsgiving,” Father Jeffrey F. Kirby
https://cruxnow.com/commentary/2018/02/ash-wednesday-nears-reflections-prayer-fasting-almsgiving/

 

Saints Preserve Us (N)- Champions of the Faith (C)- Heroes of the Faith (S)-
Stars of the Faith (T)

St. Nicolas Owen, S.J. (priest hidey-holes)
https://www.jesuit.org.uk/node/2519

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 4th Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_4_a

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 158, 166)

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: The Tricky Twin is Tricked!

Genesis 29

 

 *(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge: Lenten Pillars

        Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2638)

 

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The Fleet Sources – 15 March 2020 – Third Sunday of Lent – 16-A

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

 *Prayers of Exorcism for the Scrutinies; First Scrutiny: The Woman at the Well

Team RCIA – The Scrutinies
https://teamrcia.com/2009/03/a-brief-history-of-the-scrutinies-and-why-it-matters/

Creighton University – “The Scrutinies, of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Celebrated on the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays of Lent”
https://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/scrutiny-1.html

The Diocese of Crookston has posted the Scrutinies for the Third, Fourth and Fifth Sundays of Lent:
https://www.crookston.org/documents/ministriesoffices/worship-a-liturgy/rcia/253-rcia-scrutinies-1-3/file

 

Pillar II: Fasting – Pillar II: Fasting (N) (C)); The Second Pillar: Fasting (S) –
Catholic I.D.: The Three Pillars (T)

 Catholic 365 – “The Three Pillars of Lent,” by Kathy Lamb
http://www.catholic365.com/article/6239/the-three-pillars-of-lent.html

Catholic Culture – “Fasting and Mercy,” by Jennifer Gregory Miller
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/fasting-and-mercy/

Bible Study Tools – “What is Fasting All About?”
https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/what-exactly-is-fasting-all-about.html

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1434, 2559)

 

* Who Knew? ~ the Pretzel (T)

History – “The Pretzel: Twisted Story,” by Sarah Pruitt
https://www.history.com/news/the-pretzel-a-twisted-history

Today I Found Out: The History of Pretzels
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/06/the-history-of-pretzels/

 

Fast & Abstinence (N) (C) (S)

The Vatican – Apostolic Constitution, Paenitemini, of the Supreme Pontiff, Paul VI, on Fast and Abstinence
http://www.vatican.va/content/paul-vi/en/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_p-vi_apc_19660217_paenitemini.html

Catholic Culture – “Conflicted about Fasting and Abstinence,” by Dr. Jeff Mirus
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/conflicted-about-fasting-and-abstinence/

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 3rd Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_3_a

 

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

Agape Bible Study – Third Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_3_a

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2018)

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: Jacob’s Ladder

                Genesis 28:10-19

 

*(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge: Lenten Pillars

      Catechism of the Catholic Church ((CCC 2627)

 

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The Fleet Sources – 8 March 2020 – Second Sunday of Lent-– 15-A

Pillar I: Prayer (N) – The First Pillar: Prayer (C) – The 1st Pillar: Prayer (S) –
From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Catholic 365 – “The Three Pillars of Lent,” by Kathy Lamb
http://www.catholic365.com/article/6239/the-three-pillars-of-lent.html

Catholic Culture – “The Mystery and Power of Personal Prayer,” by Dr. Jeff Mirus
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/mystery-and-power-personal-prayer/

Catholic Commentary – “The Purifying Power of Prayer,”
https://rccommentary2.blogspot.com/2010/05/purifying-power-of-prayer.html

Catholic Exchange – “The Great Power of Prayer,” by Fr. Lawrence G. Lovasik

 

What’s in a Word? Beatitude (N) – The Beatitudes: Happiness! (C) –
Beatitude: Supreme Happiness (S)

Catholic Education Resource Center – The Beatitudes: A Concise Summary,” Deacon Douglas McManaman
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-beatitudes-a-concise-summary.html

Crisis Magazine – “St. Augustine’s Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount,” Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
https://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/st-augustines-commentary-on-the-sermon-on-the-mount

see also Catechism of the Catholic Church(1716-1728)

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 2nd Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_2_a

St. Charles Borromeo – Second Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_lent_2.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 444, 459, 556) … Navigator & Schooner

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 459, 556) … Clipper& Tugboat

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: Warring Nations & a Tricky Twin

           Genesis 25:19-34; 27:1-45

*(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge:  Lenten Pillars

          Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2635)

 

 

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The Fleet Sources –1 March 2020 – First Sunday of Lent – 14-A

The Three Pillars of Lent (N) (C) (S) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Catholic 365 – “The Three Pillars of Lent,” by Kathy Lamb
http://www.catholic365.com/article/6239/the-three-pillars-of-lent.html

Catholic Mom – “3 Pillars of Lent,” by Lisa Henley Jones
http://catholicmom.com/2012/03/02/3-pillars-of-lent/

 

Catholic ID (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1434)

 

 What’s in a Word – Beatitude (N); ‘Beatitude’ ~ Supreme Happiness (C);
The Beatitudes: Happiness! (S); 
From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Catholic Education Resource Center – The Beatitudes: A Concise Summary,” Deacon Douglas McManaman
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-beatitudes-a-concise-summary.html

Crisis Magazine – “St. Augustine’s Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount,” Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
https://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/st-augustines-commentary-on-the-sermon-on-the-mount

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 1st Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_1_a

Catechism of the Catholic Church:
(CCC 538, 539, 540) (N) (S)
(CCC 539, 540) (C)
(CCC 538, 539) (T)

 

      *(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: The Binding of Isaac

            Genesis 22:1-19

 

*(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge:  Lenten Pillars

            Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2629)

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1847, 1849, 1850, 2088, 2094)  

 

 

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