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 –15 December 2019 – Gaudete Sunday – Third Sunday of Advent – 3-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)

NC Register – “Gaudete Sunday: 11 Things to Know and Share…” by Jimmy Akin
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/gaudete-sunday-11-things-to-know-and-share-.-

Read: Daniel 3:52-58, 56 (NABRE)

 

Jesse’s Tree – The Jesse Tree (N, C, S)

 Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, Third Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-third-week-of-advent?p=1

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Old Testament Heroes (C) – Ancient Heroes (S)

Sts. Hananiah, Azariah, Mishael:
https://aleteia.org/daily-prayer/saturday-december-16/

 

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

(Free Course!) St Paul Center – “Reading the Old Testament in the New: The Gospel of Matthew”
https://stpaulcenter.com/reading-the-old-testament-in-the-new-the-gospel-of-matthew/

Jews for Jesus: Jesus’ References to Old Testament Scriptures
https://jewsforjesus.org/answers/jesus-references-to-old-testament-scriptures/

Catholic Resources – “The Gospel according to Matthew: Quotations from the Old Testament,” compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Matthew-OTQuotations.htm

Learn Religions – “44 Prophecies About Jesus Christ,” by Mary Fairchild
https://www.learnreligions.com/prophecies-of-jesus-fulfilled-700159

Jesus Film Project – “55 Old Testament Prophecies about Jesus”
https://www.jesusfilm.org/blog-and-stories/old-testament-prophecies.html

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: “In His Image, I”

 See The Dark Night, Psychological Experience and Spiritual Reality, by Marc Foley, O.C.D.

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 522, 1064)

 

*The Tugboat Challenge: The Jesse Tree, Week III

 Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, Third Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-third-week-of-advent?p=1

 

Posted on .

The Fleet Sources – 8 December 2019 – Second Sunday of Advent – 2-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)

 (Free Course!) St Paul Center – “Reading the Old Testament in the New: The Gospel of Matthew”
https://stpaulcenter.com/reading-the-old-testament-in-the-new-the-gospel-of-matthew/

Jews for Jesus: Jesus’ References to Old Testament Scriptures
https://jewsforjesus.org/answers/jesus-references-to-old-testament-scriptures/

 

Jesse’s Tree (C) – The Jesse Tree – (S)

 Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, Second Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-second-week-of-advent?p=1

 

 Connections to Our Past (N) – Hidden Messages (C) – Connections (S)

 Catholic Resources – “The Gospel according to Matthew: Quotations from the Old Testament,” compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Matthew-OTQuotations.htm

Catholic Resources – “The Gospel according to Matthew: Literary Aspects, Features & Themes, “by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Matthew-LiteraryFeatures.htm

Catholic Resources – “The Gospel according to Matthew: Five Major Discourses of Jesus,” by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Matthew-Discourses.htm

 

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

Got Questions – “Question: ‘What prophecy is Matthew 2:23 referring to regarding Jesus being a Nazarene?’”
https://www.gotquestions.org/Matthew-2-23-Jesus-Nazarene.html

Learn Religions – “44 Prophecies About Jesus Christ,” by Mary Fairchild
https://www.learnreligions.com/prophecies-of-jesus-fulfilled-700159

Jesus Film Project – “55 Old Testament Prophecies about Jesus”
https://www.jesusfilm.org/blog-and-stories/old-testament-prophecies.html

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: A Special Story

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – read numbers 109 through 118 for background about how to read the Bible:
http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p1s1c2a3.htm#113

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 719)

Catholic Answers Forum: “What is the Biblical definition of a prophet?”
https://forums.catholic.com/t/what-is-the-biblical-definition-of-a-prophet/381938

Catholic Answers: prophecy
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/prophecy

 

*Tugboat Challenge: The Jesse Tree, Week II

 Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, Second Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-second-week-of-advent?p=1

Posted on .

The Fleet Sources – 1 December 2019 – First Sunday of Advent – 1-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)

Loyola Press – the Jesse Tree
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree

Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, First Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-first-week-of-advent?p=1

Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, Second Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-second-week-of-advent?p=1

Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, Third Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-third-week-of-advent?p=1

Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, Fourth Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-fourth-week-of-advent?p=1

 

Answers (T)

“Why did Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem for the census?”
https://www.answers.com/Q/Why_did_Mary_and_Joseph_go_to_Bethlehem_for_the_census

 

Advent: Anticipating Joy (N, C, S, T)

Refer to the Vatican’s posting of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal:
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccdds/documents/rc_con_ccdds_doc_20030317_ordinamento-messale_en.html

paragraphs 305, 313

 

Matthew Who? (N) – Matthew Who? (C) – Who’s Matthew? (S)

 New Advent notes this about St. Matthew:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10056b.htm

 

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

The Great Adventure, A Journey Through the Bible: Matthew, the King and His Kingdom, Jeff Cavins & Sarah Christmyer: *Introduction to Matthew’s Gospel, p. 1  – “With more than one hundred quotes and allusions to the Old Testament, Matthew reveals their true, spiritual meaning as they are fulfilled in Jesus Christ.”

Jews for Jesus
https://jewsforjesus.org/answers/top-40-most-helpful-messianic-prophecies/

Catholic Resources – “The Gospel according to Matthew: Quotations from the Old Testament,” compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
https://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Matthew-OTQuotations.htm

Our Sunday Visitor – “The Gospel of Matthew serves as bridge to Old Testament,” by Karl A. Schultz
https://www.osvnews.com/2013/11/25/the-gospel-of-matthew-serves-as-bridge-to-old-testament/

Net Bible – “Introduction to Matthew,” by Bob Utley
https://bible.org/seriespage/introduction-matthew

 

Our Salvation History: “In the beginning…” (T)

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

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 524)

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

Bible Study Timeline: Recapitulation
https://uploads.weconnect.com/mce/1a5270e66ed4ca6b0227a4ebf6a959157221262b/Timeline%20Slides.pdf

 

*Tugboat Challenge: The Jesse Tree, Week I

Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, First Week of Advent

https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-first-week-of-advent?p=1

 

 

Posted on .