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  • On the Paradoxical Connection Between Love, Law, and Joy[Catholic Caucus]

    05/27/2017 6:11:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-18-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Paradoxical Connection Between Love, Law, and Joy Msgr. Charles Pope • May 18, 2017 • In the Gospel today (Thursday of the 5th Week of Easter), Jesus cuts right through the modern Western tendency to set law in opposition to both love and joy. He joins all three concepts and summons us to a new attitude.Jesus says, As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-27-17, OM, St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop

    05/26/2017 8:38:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies ^ | 05-27-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 27, 2017 Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:23-28After staying in Antioch some time,Paul left and traveled in orderly sequencethrough the Galatian country and Phrygia,bringing strength to all the disciples. A Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria,an eloquent speaker, arrived in Ephesus.He was an authority on the Scriptures.He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord and,with ardent spirit, spoke and taught accurately about Jesus,although he knew only the baptism of John.He began to speak boldly in the synagogue;but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him,they took him asideand explained to him the...
  • Vatican-Approved Bishop Seized for a Fourth Time in China

    05/26/2017 6:34:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    La Croix ^ | 5/25/17 | reporter
    Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou was summoned to the religious bureau and has not returned.A Vatican-approved bishop has been detained by Chinese officials for the fourth time since he was confirmed Bishop of Wenzhou last September. Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province was detained May 18, a month after he was briefly locked up during Holy Week. Bishop Shao has been placed under detention or removed from the diocese four times since he automatically succeeded Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang, his predecessor, who died in September 2016. On this occasion, Bishop Shao, who is not recognized by...
  • Missouri Archbishop Defies City Ordinance Criminalizing Discrimination Against Abortion Advocates

    05/26/2017 4:40:31 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies ^ | May 25, 2017 | Suzette Gutierrez-Cachila
    The archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis in Missouri is putting his foot down in defiance of a city ordinance that criminalizes discrimination against advocates of abortion. Archbishop Carlson said the Archdiocese of St. Louis and its affiliated agencies will not comply with Ordinance 70459. Facebook/Archdiocese of St. Louis The archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis in Missouri is putting his foot down in defiance of a city ordinance that criminalizes "discrimination" against advocates of abortion. The Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson stated the church and other entities affiliated with it will not abide by the ordinance. "Let...
  • U.S. House of Representatives Jesuit Chaplain: Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality a Dead End

    05/26/2017 12:42:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Joseph Sciambra ^ | May 26, 2017 | Joseph Sciambra
  • Comfortable Catholics are unwilling to see dangers facing Church: Scholar [Catholic Caucus]

    05/26/2017 9:18:05 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 24, 2017 | LifeSite News staff
    Too many Catholics are caught up in a comfortable Catholicism that makes them unwilling, and even unable, to see the grave problems currently besetting the Church, said a renowned theologian and one of the worlds top Catholic experts on the Church Fathers. Most Catholics seem to live their life on a sort of comfortable zone, just the way that a lot of bishops live in a sort of safety-first sort of zone, Australian patristics and classics scholar Anna Silvas said. It is too disturbing for those living in such a zone to pry any more deeply, because what they might...
  • On a Sad Sidewalk, ...., You Will Weep but Your Grief Will Become Joy [Catholic Caucus]

    05/26/2017 7:32:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-25-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On a Sad Sidewalk, a Small Foretaste of Jesus’ Words, “You Will Weep … but Your Grief Will Become Joy” Msgr. Charles Pope • May 25, 2017 • Something about today’s Gospel (Friday of the 6th Week of Easter) reminds me of an incident on the front lines of the battle to end abortion.Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy. When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to...
  • Again: Pope Francis Supports Controversial Milagro Sala

    05/26/2017 6:13:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 53 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 26, 2017 | Gloria TV
    Again: Pope Francis Supports Controversial Milagro SalaOn Wednesday, Pope Francis sent a handwritten letter of support to the Argentinean left-wing activist Milagro Sala, the imprisoned leader of the association Tupac Amaru which receives monthly 1,9 Million Dollars from the Argentinean government for different social projects. Among others, Tupac Amaru provides for contraception and free abortions and promotes homosexualism and gender ideology. In January 2016 Sala was arrested on charges of fraud and criminal conspiracy. She allegedly embezzlement over 1,8 Million U.S. Dollar intended to help the poor. Shortly after her arrest Francis sent her a rosary. Sala considers the Communist...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-26-17, M, St. Philip Neri, Priest

    05/25/2017 9:38:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 05-26-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 26, 2017 Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest Reading 1 Acts 18:9-18One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision,"Do not be afraid.Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.No one will attack and harm you,for I have many people in this city."He settled there for a year and a halfand taught the word of God among them. But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia,the Jews rose up together against Pauland brought him to the tribunal, saying,"This man is inducing people to worship God contrary to the...
  • 50 years on, a fascinating glimpse of how liturgical reform became a juggernaut [Cath Cauc]

    05/25/2017 8:14:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 25, 2017 | Joseph Shaw
    50 years on, a fascinating glimpse of how liturgical reform became a juggernaut by Joseph Shaw posted Thursday, 25 May 2017 A Mass facing the people, with the tabernacle attached to the altar: Eucharisticum Mysterium, issued on May 25 1967, shows the conflict between innovation and traditionToday is the 50th anniversary of the Instruction Eucharisticum Mysterium, signed by both the Prefect of the soon-to-be abolished Sacred Congregation of Rites, and the President of the Concilium, the temporary institution in charge of the liturgical reform. It now represents a fascinating snapshot of a fast-moving action sequence.In 1967 the Novus Ordo Missae,...
  • Archbishop: Strong Words On Manchester Victims

    05/25/2017 8:08:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | 5/25/17
    Poor Children: Monsignor Luigi Negri, the former archbishop of Ferrara, Italy, published on La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana a letter to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing that killed 23 youngsters. The title: "Poor children of a society that does not recognize evil." Negri belongs to the small Catholic wing of the Italian Bishops. Only Two Things: Negri writes to the victims, "You were born, often undesired, and nobody has given you 'adequate reasons to live'. They only told you two things: that you can do whatever you want, because each of your desires is a right, and that it...
  • Cardinal Zen Urges Prayer for Christians in China

    05/25/2017 6:06:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/24/17 | Elise Harris
    Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017 / 12:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Chinese Catholics celebrate the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Cardinal Joseph Zen has asked for prayers on behalf of Christians in the country, who often face difficulty and even persecution for their faith. In the history of the Church, Our Lady, Help of Christians always came to help the Church in difficulty, Cardinal Zen, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, told CNA in an interview, adding that this help has always been particularly strong when attached to the rosary. Noting how the Church is celebrating the centenary year...
  • Russian Cossacks Will Help Syrians Preserve Their Christian Heritage

    05/25/2017 5:49:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Interfax ^ | 5/24/17
    Moscow, May 24, Interfax - Stavropol Cossacks will visit ancient Christian city Maaloula in Syria to study historical sites in the Aramaic language. "After debauchery committed by the terrorists we consider it necessary to go there and start working over monuments of learning in the Aramaic language, the language of Jesus, which terrorists were not able to demolish. Besides, we want to write down the dialogues with local residents, who speak the modern dialect of Aramaic," deputy ataman of the Stavropol City Cossack Society Dmitry Tarasov was quoted as saying by the Izvestia paper on Wednesday. Then the documents will...
  • New York Concerned Clergy for Choice Group Gathers in State Capitol in Support of Abortion,...

    05/25/2017 12:28:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Christian News ^ | May 25, 2017 | Heather Clark
    FULL TITLE: New York Concerned Clergy for Choice Group Gathers in State Capitol in Support of Abortion, Contraception ALBANY, N.Y. A group known as Concerned Clergy for Choice and others recently gathered in the New York state capital to advocate for access to abortion and contraception, and to express support for the sexually-centered organization Planned Parenthood. As pastors, we believe in New Yorkers ability to get the health care that is supported by their religious teachings and personal beliefs, Director Dennis Ross, a Reformed Jewish rabbi, told the Legislative Gazette. People of all faiths believe in safe and legal...
  • The sex education agenda and the Catholic Church

    05/25/2017 10:38:15 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | May 25, 2017 | Matthew McCusker
    The sex education agenda and the Catholic Church May 25, 2017May 25, 2017 11Share This address was given by Matthew McCusker, deputy international director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, on 18 May 2017 at the fourth annual Rome Life Forum, organised by Voice of the Family.On 25 September 2015 the member states of the United Nations approved the Sustainable Development Goals. These consist of 17 goals and 169 targets which nations have committed achieving by 2030. The threat to the family that is most immediately apparent when reviewing the SDGs is the promotion of abortion and...
  • Fontgombault Sermon for the Ascension

    05/25/2017 9:46:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 25, 2017 | Right Reverend Dom Jean Pateau
    Fontgombault Sermon for the Ascension Sermon for the Feast of the Ascension Right Reverend Dom Jean Pateau Abbot of Our Lady of Fontgombault Fontgombault, May 25, 2017 The abbey in late spring It is expedient to you that I go. (John 16:7) Dear Brothers and Sisters, My dearly beloved Sons, The feast of the Ascension of the Lord is a feast of faith and joy. St. Mark tells us that before He sent His apostles to preach the Gospel throughout the world, and was taken up into heaven, Jesus rebuked them for their lack of faith and hardness of heart,...
  • Cardinal Parolin: The Holy See Stands Ever Ready

    05/25/2017 8:32:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Zenit ^ | May 25, 2017 | Zenit staff
    Vatican Secretary of State Sends Letter for Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction May 25, 2017ZENIT StaffPope and Holy See ZENIT - HSM The Holy See stands ever ready to make its own specific contribution as the Forum works to meet the urgent challenges before us.This assurance was given by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to the participants at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reductiontaking place in Cancun, Mexico, May 22-26, 2017.More than 5,000 experts, including policymakers and disaster risk managers, are participating in the forum, which marks the worlds foremost gathering of stakeholders committed to reducing...
  • Jesus, Who Loves You, Warned Frequently About Hell

    05/25/2017 8:27:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 144 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-24-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Jesus, Who Loves You, Warned Frequently About Hell Msgr. Charles Pope • May 24, 2017 • Many people today put Hell in opposition to the love of God, but Jesus combines them. Here is an important truth: No one loves you more than Jesus Christ, yet no one spoke of or taught on Hell and Judgment more than He did. He gave warning after warning and told parable after parable, practically shouting about judgment and the reality of Hell.No “heresy” of our day is more widespread or pernicious than the denial of hell, its existence, and its sad frequency....
  • Author: Pope Francis Is A Socialist And An Opponent Of Donald Trump

    05/25/2017 8:16:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Philadelphia CBS local ^ | May 24, 2017 | Chris Stigall
    <p>George Neumayr, the author of The Political Pope, reacted indifferently to Donald Trumps meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican but told Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that Francis and his supporters in the US are no friends of Trump.</p>
  • Pope Francis Got HIs Candidate of Choice [Catholic Caucus]

    05/25/2017 6:03:39 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 25, 2017 | Gloria TV
    Yesterday Perugia Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti came in first in the vote of the Italian Bishops that proposed a new president of the Bishops' Conference to Pope Francis. Today, Pope Francis named him who was his candidate of choice. Bassetti is a weak figure, who is beyond the retirement age of 75.His nomination will not challenge the true strongman of the Conference, Monsignor Nunzio Galantino, whom Pope Francis imposed in December 2013 as the Secretary-General of the Conference making clear that through this move he wanted to sideline the then president, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco whom he de facto deemed too Catholic.Galantino...