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  • [Catholic Caucus] James Martin: Pope Francis told sex abuse victim, “God made you gay.”

    05/20/2018 9:35:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Joseph ^ | May 20, 2018 | Joseph Sciambra
    According to an article appearing in El Pais, the largest newspaper in Spain, Pope Francis said to a male sex abuse victim that: “God made you gay.” The comments were allegedly made during a meeting between Pope Francis and the victims of Chilean Catholic sex-offender priest Fernando Karadima. One of the men abused by the priest, former seminarian Juan Carlos Cruz, described his meeting with Pope Francis. Jesuit priest James Martin posted a link to the interview on his social media accounts which included a translation of one comment made by the Pope to Cruz: In his recently published book, “Building...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-21-18, M, Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

    05/20/2018 9:24:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies ^ | 05-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 21, 2018 Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church Reading 1 Gn 3:9-15, 20 After Adam had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to him and asked him, "Where are you?"He answered, "I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself."Then he asked, "Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!"The man replied, "The woman whom you put here with me—she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it."The LORD God then...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Monday in Whitsun Week (Gueranger)

    05/20/2018 9:08:58 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Double of the First Class Veni, sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende. Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of thy faithful, and enkindle within the fire of thy love. YESTERDAY, THE HOLY GHOST took possession of the world: his commencement of the mission given him by the Father and the Son was such as to indicate his power over the human heart, and prepare us for his future triumphs. The days of this solemn Octave are a fitting occasion for our respectfully considering the progress of his workings in the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis to create 14 new cardinals on June 29

    05/20/2018 3:33:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Crux ^ | May 20, 2018 | Inés San Martín
    <p>ROME - Pope Francis announced Sunday that he will create 14 new cardinals in June coming from all over the world, including Iraq, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Peru, Japan, Madagascar, and several Vatican officials.</p> <p>Eleven of those new cardinals are under 80, meaning they’re eligible to participate in an eventual conclave to choose Francis’s successor. The consistory, meaning the ceremony for the creation of new cardinals, will take place in Rome on June 29, the feast of Saints Peter and Paul.</p>
  • [Catholic Caucus] Three Gone. The "C9" Keeps Falling To Pieces

    05/20/2018 3:20:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | May 20, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    When Jorge Mario Bergoglio set it up. six months after his election as pope, it seemed like the beginning of a revolution: a council made up of eight cardinals from five continents, with the task of helping the pope in the reform of the curia and above all in the “governance of the universal Church.”And instead, after five years and twenty-four summits with Francis, the curia is more derelict than ever, the universal Church is in a state of confusion, and this council of cardinals is in pieces. An unflinching photograph of the current pontificate, which deserves an enlargement.*Meanwhile the...
  • What If Pope Francis Isn’t Catholic? (A Protestant reflection)

    05/20/2018 12:47:05 PM PDT · by NRx · 59 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 03-20-2018 | Collin Hansen
    In her Nobel Prize-winning book Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets, Svetlana Alexievich interviews scores of Russians who lament the loss of the Soviet Empire, even as they recount its horrors in excruciating detail. The Soviet Empire may have been barbaric, but at least they were great! The world feared them! They had defeated Hitler! (No thanks to the British and Americans.) Several unapologetic Soviets complain they lost their beloved empire without a shot. Why didn’t blood flow in the streets in her defense? They blame Mikhail Gorbachev. As one Soviet observes, the Communist system could withstand any challenge...
  • An Impossible Right: Why 'Same-Sex Marriage' is Wrongheaded

    05/20/2018 11:44:47 AM PDT · by NRx · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06-12-2013 | PatristicNectarFilms
    A Conversation on Same Sex "Marriage" with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco
  • Cardinal Burke: Catholics Must let Christ Reign as King in Face of ‘Apostasy’ Within Church

    05/20/2018 6:54:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/18/18 | Pete Baklinski
    ROME, May 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholics must consciously place themselves under the “Kingship of Christ” in the face of enemies of the Church today attempting to “infiltrate the life of the Church herself and to corrupt the Bride of Christ by an apostasy from the Apostolic Faith,” Cardinal Raymond Burke indicated at a talk today in Rome. The Cardinal, one of the dubia signers and a foremost defender of orthodoxy within the Church today, told participants at the annual Rome Life Forum that Christ as King reigns over his Bride the Church, over the world, and must also reign...
  • The Spirit of the Lord Filled the Earth – A Homily for Pentecost

    05/20/2018 6:22:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-19-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Spirit of the Lord Filled the Earth – A Homily for Pentecost Msgr. Charles Pope • May 19, 2018 • What a wondrous and challenging feast we celebrate at Pentecost! A feast like this challenges us because it puts to the lie a lazy, sleepy, hidden, and tepid Christian life. The Lord Jesus said to apostles, and still says to us, I have come to cast a fire on the earth (Luke 12:49). This is a feast about fire, a transformative, refining, purifying fire that the Lord wants to kindle in us and in this world. It is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Whit Sunday, the Day of Pentecost (Gueranger)

    05/19/2018 9:09:15 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Double of the First Class with Privileged Octave(Indulgence of 30 years and 30 quarantines) Veni, sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende. Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of thy faithful, and enkindle within the fire of thy love. THE GREAT DAY, which consummates the work that God had undertaken for the human race has, at last, shone upon the world. The days of Pentecost, as St. Luke says, are accomplished. We have had seven weeks since the Pasch; and now comes the day that opens the mysterious number of Fifty....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Bernardin of Sienna, Confessor (Gueranger)

    05/19/2018 9:09:12 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Semidouble IN THAT SEASON of the Liturgical Year when we were loving and praying around the Crib of the Infant Jesus, one of its days was devoted to our celebrating the glory and sweetness of his Name. Holy Church was full of joy in pronouncing the dear Name chosen, from all eternity, by her heavenly Spouse; and mankind found consolation in the thought that the great God, who might so justly have bid us call him the Just and the Avenger, willed us henceforth to call him the Savior. The devout Bernardin of Sienna, whose feast we keep...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-20-18, SOL, Pentecost Sunday

    05/19/2018 7:36:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 54 replies ^ | 05-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 20, 2018 Pentecost Sunday - Mass during the Day Reading 1 Acts 2:1-11 When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,they were all in one place together.And suddenly there came from the skya noise like a strong driving wind,and it filled the entire house in which they were.Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,which parted and came to rest on each one of them.And they were all filled with the Holy Spiritand began to speak in different tongues,as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem.At...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-19-18, SOL, Pentecost, Vigil Mass

    05/19/2018 4:43:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies ^ | 05-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 20, 2018 Pentecost Sunday - At the Vigil Mass Reading 1 Gn 11:1-9 The whole world spoke the same language, using the same words.While the people were migrating in the east,they came upon a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there.They said to one another,"Come, let us mold bricks and harden them with fire."They used bricks for stone, and bitumen for mortar.Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a cityand a tower with its top in the sky,and so make a name for ourselves;otherwise we shall be scattered all over the earth." The LORD came...
  • The Father's grief

    05/19/2018 10:26:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies ^ | 11-01-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Father's grief Question: Should we more fully realize that God the Father suffered grief and sorrow at the crucifixion of his Son? — Robert Bonsignore, Brooklyn, New York Answer: To suffer sorrow and grief or other emotions does not pertain to the divine nature. Although the Scriptures do speak of God as being angry or pleased, jealous or exacting vengeance, etc., these are said by way of analogy and speak to God’s determination to set things right. God the Father certainly does love his Son and did “care” what was happening to him on the cross, but not...
  • Catholic Youth Preparing Correction of Controversial Pre-Synodal Document

    05/19/2018 4:38:37 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/15/18 | Claire Chretien
    May 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – On Pentecost – this coming Sunday – a group of Catholic youth expect to publish a summary of what was left out of the “pre-synod” document presented to Pope Francis in March. They hope to distribute it to bishops going to the synod on youth in October to give them a clear picture of what Catholic youth actually want. The official “pre-synod” document was supposedly written taking into account what young Catholics around the world expressed via official Facebook groups set up by the Vatican. Many Catholic adolescents and young adults in these groups –...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-19-18

    05/18/2018 9:47:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 05-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 19, 2018 Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter - Mass in the Morning Reading 1 Acts 28:16-20, 30-31 When he entered Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself,with the soldier who was guarding him. Three days later he called together the leaders of the Jews.When they had gathered he said to them, "My brothers,although I had done nothing against our peopleor our ancestral customs,I was handed over to the Romans as a prisoner from Jerusalem.After trying my case the Romans wanted to release me,because they found nothing against me deserving the death penalty.But when the Jews...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saturday, the Vigil of Pentecost (Gueranger)

    05/18/2018 9:00:42 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Violet Privileged Vigil of the First Class O rex gloriæ, Domine virtutum, qui triumphator hodie super omnes cœlos ascendisti, ne derelinquas nos orphanos; sed mitte promissum Patris in nos Spiritum veritatis, alleluia. O King of glory, Lord of hosts, who didst this day ascend in triumph above all the heavens! leave us not orphans, but send upon us the Spirit of truth, promised by the Father, alleluia. THE DAZZLING SPLENDOR of tomorrow’s Solemnity forecasts its beauty on this day of its Vigil. The Faithful are preparing themselves by Fasting to celebrate the glorious mystery. But the Mass of the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Peter Celestine, Pope (Gueranger)

    05/18/2018 9:00:38 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double OUR PASCHAL SEASON, which has already given us the admirable Doctor, St. Leo, brings before us today the humble Peter Celestine—Sovereign Pontiff, like Leo, but who was no sooner throned on the Apostolic See, than he left it and returned to solitude. Among the long list of sainted men, who compose the venerable series of Roman Pontiffs, our Lord would have one, in whose person was to be represented the virtue of humility;—that honor was conferred on Peter Celestine. He was dragged from the quiet of his solitude, compelled to ascend the throne of St. Peter, and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Pudentiana, Virgin (Gueranger)

    05/18/2018 9:00:35 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White   THIS SAME NINETEENTH OF MAY has another glory attached to it;—it is the day on which died the noble virgin Pudentiana. That name carries us back to the very first Age of the Christian Church. She was a daughter of a wealthy Roman, called Pudens, who was a kinsman of the Pudens spoken of by St. Paul, in his second Epistle to Timothy. She and her sister Praxedes had the honor of being numbered among the earliest members of the Church, and both of them consecrated their virginity to Jesus Christ. Upon their father’s death, the two...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Müller Rejects Notion of “Homophobia”...

    05/18/2018 7:41:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 18, 2018 | Maike Hickson
    Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has given an interview to the Italian journalist Costanza Miriano, who works for the Italian television broadcaster RIA. In this new interview, the German cardinal rejects the notion of “homophobia” and explains that it is an instrument of an ideology that is contrary to reality. Miriano posted the interview on her own private blog, on which she also promotes two books of hers in which she advocates the traditional understanding of marriage – namely, that wives be subject to their husbands and that husbands protect...