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  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-23-14, SOL, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

    11/22/2014 7:48:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-23-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 23, 2014The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe    Reading 1 Ez 34:11-12, 15-17 Thus says the Lord GOD:I myself will look after and tend my sheep. As a shepherd tends his flockwhen he finds himself among his scattered sheep,so will I tend my sheep.I will rescue them from every place where they were scatteredwhen it was cloudy and dark. I myself will pasture my sheep;I myself will give them rest, says the Lord GOD. The lost I will seek out,the strayed I will bring back,the injured I will bind up,the sick I will...
  • America Loves Catholicism: As Seen in Place Names Everywhere

    11/22/2014 4:39:13 PM PST · by Salvation · 92 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | Nov, 21, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    America Loves Catholicism: As Seen in Place Names Everywhere By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe video below boasts, “America loves Italy” and features a Fiat car driving through American towns with Italian names.If that is the case then America loves Catholicism even more, since thousands of towns and places are named for Catholic saints, themes, and objects. Consider the following:In California: San Diego, San Miguel, San Francisco, San Bernadino, San Clemente, San Luis Obispo, San Jose, San Rafael, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles (aka Nuestra Senora de los Angeles de la Porciuncula), Santa Cruz, Santa Clarita, Sacramento, San...
  • What Price Truth?

    11/22/2014 3:44:40 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 1 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | 11/20/14 | Fr . Jerry Pokorsky
    The Church spends a good deal of money on the education of priests and religious. From seminary or convent formation to continuing education workshops and retreats, the faithful, of course, bear the cost. In justice, what do the faithful receive in return? The cost of seminary education is considerable. Room, board and tuition, Im told, is now something like $40,000 a year per seminarian. That amount is charged to the diocese; it does not include the various gifts and grants seminaries receive, and it is comparable to the overall cost of private college. Over a typical five-year formation period, the...
  • Op-Ed: "Obedience"? "Respect"? We tolerate no lessons from those who morally assassinated...

    11/22/2014 3:35:43 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 11/22/14 | Father Pio Pace
    For some time now, Modernist, Liberal, or self-defined "Moderate" and even "mildly conservative" papers and blogs have railed against the "merciless war" waged by Orthodox Catholics on Pope Francis and his orientations. We are right in the middle of the parable of the mote and the beam! Didnt they criticize, without a moment of rest, John Paul II and his attempt at a minor "restoration", these good souls now giving lessons? Didnt they destroy Benedict XVI up to the level of what can only be called his moral assassination? Benedict XVI, about whom liberals said among themselves, on the day...
  • China seeks agreement with Vatican on appointment of new bishops

    11/22/2014 3:31:12 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | November 21, 2014 | Diogenes
    The Chinese government has proposed a cooperative arrangement with the Vatican regarding the appointment of Catholic bishops. The Beijing regime has clashed repeatedly with Rome over the appointment of bishops. The Vatican insists that all bishops must be appointed with a mandate from the Holy See, and has announced the excommunication of Chinese bishops appointed without that mandate. China, on the other hand, claims that the government-backed Catholic Patriotic Association should appoint bishops. In his 2007 letter on the Church in China, Pope Benedict XVI said that the universal Church cannot recognize the authority of a group like the Patriotic...
  • Knights donate $2 million for Middle East refugee housing

    11/22/2014 3:08:35 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | November 21, 2014 | Matt Hadro
    Refugee child in Ankaway, Erbil at the opening of his tent_Catholic News Agency. Credit: Maria Lozano. Washington D.C., Nov 20, 2014 / 04:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Knights of Columbus is putting more than $2 million toward new homes for Iraqi and Syrian refugees fleeing violence, and not a moment too soon, said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “We have tens of thousands of refugees in this area [Northern Iraq] who have been driven from their homes at the point of a gun. Many of them are sleeping outdoors, in hallways, three, four families together in a Christian school. And winter...
  • Pope appoints Cardinal Napier as synod (on the family) organiser

    11/22/2014 2:01:29 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    The Catholic Herald ^ | November 21, 2014
    Cardinal Napier (Photo: CNS) The cardinal was a leading critic of the mid-term reportCardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban, South Africa, has been added to the organising committee for next years family synod.The appointment is seen as significant because Cardinal Napier was critical of the mid-term report in last months synod and is regarded as an influential voice in favour of tradition.Otherwise the committee remains the same, including the theologian Archbishop Bruno Forte of Chieti Vasto, who is seen as responsible for the most contentious aspects of the mid-term report.Other members of the committee are Cardinal Luis Tagle, Cardinal Peter...
  • German Bishops to Unveil 'Hidden Bombshell'

    11/22/2014 12:03:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 11/22/14 | Edward Pentin
    n the latest in a series of attempts by German bishops to align Church teaching with secular values, a sub-committee of the German episcopal conference is planning to amend Church labor law to allow Church employees who are homosexual or divorced and civilly remarried to work in ecclesiastical institutions. Until now, those employed in the German Church the second largest employer in the country are required to adhere to lifestyles consistent with Church teaching. But on Nov. 24th, a majority of bishops are expected to vote to introduce changes to Church rules to allow such employees to continue...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-22-14, M, St. Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr

    11/22/2014 9:45:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-22-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 22, 2014Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr   Reading 1 Rv 11:4-12 I, John, heard a voice from heaven speak to me:Here are my two witnesses:These are the two olive trees and the two lampstandsthat stand before the Lord of the earth.If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of their mouthsand devours their enemies.In this way, anyone wanting to harm them is sure to be slain.They have the power to close up the skyso that no rain can fall during the time of their prophesying.They also have power to turn water into bloodand to afflict...
  • Catholic Bishops: Shut Down Government to Stop Obamacares Abortion Funding

    11/22/2014 8:36:17 AM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    Life News ^ | November 21, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    The nation’s Catholic bishops are so upset about taxpayer funding of abortions in Obamacare they are urging a shutdown of the federal government so the issue can be addressed.The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a letter to members of Congress advocating adding language to the “must-pass funding legislation” such as the continuing resolution Congress is expected to approve soon to fund the federal government until the next session of Congress that would stop abortion funding under Obamacare. If such language is not approve, the bishops say members of Congress should balk at approving the continuing resolution and...
  • IS POPE FRANCIS DUPING LIBERALS ON MARRIAGE?

    11/21/2014 3:08:09 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    The Spectator ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paul Kengor
    Its no secret that liberals adore Pope Francis. The more secular the progressive, the greater the reverence for the new man in the Vatican. Liberalswhich includes liberal Catholics and Protestants as well as secularistssee the pontiff as the long-awaited liberator of the reactionary Roman Catholic Church.And yet, if you think about it, there arent many things they actually want from Francis. What kind of wish-list do they have in mind as they celebrate his arrival? Francis is not calling for women priests, for abortion-on-demand, or for clowns dancing at the altar during consecration of the Eucharist. Sure, they relish his...
  • Pope urges doctors to witness to sanctity of life

    11/21/2014 12:01:51 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | November 15, 2014 | Pope Francis
    Pope Francis meets medical doctors at Paul VI hall - ANSA (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met with the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors on Saturday. He urged them to resist false compassion and witness by word and by example that human life is always sacred, valuable, and inviolable. Read the full statement below: I welcome you on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors. In particular, I address a cordial greeting to the chaplain, Msgr. Edward Menichelli, to Cardinal Fiorenzo Angelini, who for decades has followed the life of the...
  • May You Sleep the Sleep of the Just: A Short Meditation on the Burden that Sin Brings

    11/21/2014 6:58:58 AM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-20-14 | Msgr. Chalres Pope
    May You Sleep the Sleep of the Just: A Short Meditation on the Burden that Sin Brings By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere’s an old expression, seldom used today although I remember the old folks used it sometimes when I was young, “May you sleep the sleep of the just.” When my Great Aunt Polly used it, she meant simply, “May you sleep well.” But more richly and historically, the phrase speaks to a serenity that comes from having a quiet conscience, a conscience that is untroubled by the burden of unconfessed and unrepentant sin. A serene and clean conscience is an...
  • German Church Historian Fears Antipope Benedict

    11/21/2014 6:11:01 AM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Pray Tell ^ | 11/21/14 | Fr. Anthony Ruff
    As Kathweb reports, Hubert Wolf, professor of church history in Munster, calls for a clearer distinction between pope and pope emeritus in Thursdays edition of Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung. According to Wolf, there have been fears that around Francis and Benedict XVI two competing power centers could come into being in the curia, with pope and antipope at the top of each. The church historian notes that when Pope Gregory XII resigned in 1415, he became a member of the college of cardinals again and traded his white papal clothing for the purple of a cardinal. After the church council of...
  • China Offers Vatican a Say in Bishop Appointments in Bid to Mend Ties

    11/21/2014 5:55:52 AM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Beijing: In a bid to repair strained relations with the Vatican, China has proposed a joint system for appointment of bishops, offering the papal authority a greater say in matters relating to administration of churches. The Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA), an official body that governs the Catholics in China, said it hopes to receive the Vatican's reply by the start of next year to its proposals in this regard, official media reported in Beijing on Friday. "The Vatican seems to hope for more agreements beyond bishop ordination, such as cancelling the CCPA. But that doesn't appear likely," state-run Global...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-21-14, M, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    11/20/2014 9:39:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
     November 21, 2014Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary    Reading 1 Rv 10:8-11 I, John, heard a voice from heaven speak to me.Then the voice spoke to me and said:“Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angelwho is standing on the sea and on the land.”So I went up to the angel and told him to give me the small scroll.He said to me, “Take and swallow it.It will turn your stomach sour,but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey.”I took the small scroll from the angel’s hand...
  • Pope Francis prefers 'simple' papal visit to PH (Philippines)

    11/20/2014 7:54:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Rappler ^ | November 20, 2014 | Katerina Francisco
    MANILA, Philippines Pope Francis, the Argentine pope known for espousing a simpler Church, also wants the same treatment for his upcoming visit to the Philippines next year. At a press briefing on Thursday, November 20, papal visit media relations sub-committee chair Fr Anton Pascual said the Vatican would prefer a simple papal visit with minimal expenditures. The Vatican also urged for more resources to be spent on helping the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and the earthquake in Bohol in 2013, according to an article on the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) news site. The Pope will...
  • Cardinal's demotion helps Pope Francis quell 'conservative backlash' -- for now

    11/20/2014 4:48:12 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/20/14 | Adam Shaw
    Pope Francis is drawing rock star raves for softening the Vatican's image on such issues as homosexuality, capitalism and divorce, but his celebrated tolerance doesn't seem to extend to dissenters within the church, whose conservative revolt came to a halt when the pontiff exiled their de facto leader to obscurity. A recent meeting of bishops unleashed what one Vatican watcher called a tsunami of conservative backlash" against the pope when it followed an agenda that sought to revisit long-held doctrine on controversial social issues. The most vocal critic was American Cardinal Raymond Burke, who described the Church under Francis as...
  • Rick Warren, Russell Moore Tell Pope 'Church Must Not Cave In' on Gay Marriage at Conference

    11/20/2014 2:26:15 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | 11/19/14 | Leiah Marieann Klett
    Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and megachurch pastor Rick Warren denounced the sexual revolution at a Vatican conference Tuesday and encouraged Christians to not waver on the Biblical truth about sexuality and marriage. "Western culture now celebrates casual sexuality, cohabitation, no-fault divorce, family redefinition, and abortion rights as parts of a sexual revolution that can tear down old patriarchal systems," said Moore, who is the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission during the "Complementarity of Man and Woman" colloquium led by Pope Francis. "The Sexual Revolution is not liberation at all, but simply the imposition...
  • Nebraska Diocese Will Move to Ad Orientem Liturgy During Advent

    11/20/2014 2:10:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, has announced that Mass will be celebrated ad orientem in the diocsean cathedral during Advent, to remind the faithful of the symbolism of facing East. Explaining the move, Bishop Conley writes: But the symbolism of facing together, and awaiting Christ, is rich, time-honored and important. Especially during Advent, as we await the coming of the Lord, facing the east togethereven symbolically facing Christ together at the altar and on the crucifixis a powerful witness to Christs imminent return.
  • Sweet Hour of Prayer! Or Not? How do You Experience Prayer?

    11/20/2014 7:50:32 AM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-19-14 | Msgr. Chalres Pope
    Sweet Hour of Prayer! Or Not? How do You Experience Prayer? By: Msgr. Charles PopeHow do you think of prayer? Is it another thing you “have to do” among many other things on your list? Or is prayer a time when you refrain from doing? Is prayer a requirement you regret or a rest you relish? What is prayer for you?The danger in answering questions like these is that we may answer them the way we think they “should” be answered rather than in an honest way. Many struggle with prayer and experience it with a lot of negativity: boredom,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-20-14

    11/20/2014 7:20:11 AM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-20-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 20, 2014Thursday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Rv 5:1-10 I, John, saw a scroll in the right hand of the one who sat on the throne.It had writing on both sides and was sealed with seven seals.Then I saw a mighty angel who proclaimed in a loud voice,“Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?”But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earthwas able to open the scroll or to examine it.I shed many tears because no one was found worthyto open the scroll or to examine...
  • How (Pope) Francis Is Befriending the Pentecostals

    11/19/2014 2:24:41 PM PST · by NYer · 87 replies
    Chiesa ^ | November 19, 2014 | Sandro Magister
    In Latin America, they're pulling millions of faithful away from the Catholic Church. But the pope has only words of friendship for them. This is his way of doing ecumenism, unveiled here in two of his video messages by Sandro Magister ROME, November 19, 2014 - With the mastery for which it is known all over the world, the Washington-based Pew Research Center has conducted a survey on a massive scale that gives substance to a fact that was already known in general terms, the startling decline of Catholic membership in the Latin American subcontinent:> Religion in Latin America. Widespread...
  • Chicagos Exiting Cardinal: 'The Church is About True/False, Not Left/Right'

    11/19/2014 9:49:05 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | 11/17/14 | John Allen Jr.
    CHICAGO Back in 1997, journalist Jonathan Kwitny published a biography of Pope John Paul II called Man of the Century. The idea was that the biography of John Paul cut across all the great dramas of the 20th century, from Nazism and Communism to the upheaval in the Catholic Church caused by the Second Vatican Council. By the same logic, one could argue that Cardinal Francis George of Chicago was the American churchman of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, because theres almost no story in which he wasnt a lead actor. George played a key role in...
  • Vatican Insider Introduces New Section in Chinese

    11/19/2014 9:40:10 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | 11/18/14 | Andrea Tornielli
    In addition to the three main languages, Italian, English and Spanish, plus a recently launched section in Arabic, the website will now also offer some of its content in Chinese, widening its international readership even further. Half of Vatican Insiders readers reside outside ItalySpeaking to journalists on the return flight from South Korea to Rome last August, Pope Francis answered a question about the Vaticans dialogue with China. He said he prayed when his plane entered Chinese airspace (this was the first time a Pope had flown over China) on the way to South Korea. I went back to my...
  • 5 Reasons Abp. Cupich is a Great Choice for Chicago (or Anywhere)

    11/19/2014 8:50:17 AM PST · by millegan · 11 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Mattew Sewell
    Yesterday, Archbishop Blase Cupich began his tenure as the Archdiocese of Chicagos 9th prelate. My wife and I were blessed a few weeks ago to attend one final young adult Pub Night with the archbishop before he vacated his seat as Bishop of the Diocese of Spokane, where he spoke on the Popes encyclical Joy of the Gospel and took questions from the audience on anything and everything. Lots of people have been saying lots of things about Pope Francis recent selection good and bad, Christian and un-Christian, smart and dumb but at the end of the day,...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ELDERS, 11-19-14

    11/19/2014 8:27:04 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 11-19-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:ELDERSThe older men in a community acting as a governing body (I Samuel 16:4). The Sanhedrin, for instance, was made up of elders (Exodus 3:16). they were mentioned in Matthew as joining the chief priests in challenging Jesus during his ministry (Matthew 27:12). The traditional system carried over into Christian communities. The Apostles appointed elders to take charge of each church (Acts 14:23). According to the Council of Trent, the elders mentioned by St. James as administrators of the sacrament of anointing (James 5:14) "does not refer to the older men nor to the more...
  • A Reflection on Perhaps the Meanest and Most Shocking Thing Jesus Ever Said

    11/19/2014 6:44:19 AM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 18, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Reflection on Perhaps the “Meanest” and Most Shocking Thing Jesus Ever Said By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe Gospel from today’s Mass (Wed. of the 33rd Week – Luke 19:11-27) is known as the “Parable of the Ten Gold Coins.” It is similar to Matthew’s “Parable of the Talents” from Sunday, but with certain significant differences and an ending so shocking that, when I read it at daily Mass some years ago, a young child said audibly to her mother, “Wow, that’s mean!”I’d like to take a look at it and ponder its shocking ending.As I said, the parable is similar...
  • Cardinal Urges Pope Francis to Take Hot-Button Issues Off Table for Next Family Synod

    11/19/2014 6:10:33 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/18/14 | Sarah MacDonald
    Cardinal Raymond Burke has urged Pope Francis to take the issues of Communion for the divorced and remarried, cohabitation and same-sex marriage off the table for next years Synod of Bishops. Addressing more than 300 delegates at a family and marriage conference, organised by Catholic Voice, in Limerick on November 15, the American cardinal said these issues had distracted the work of the synod in its first session in October. Warning that Satan was sowing confusion and error about matrimony, the cardinal patron of the Knights of Malta said, Even within the church there are those who would obscure the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-19-14

    11/18/2014 10:15:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-19-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 19, 2014Wednesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Rv 4:1-11 I, John, had a vision of an open door to heaven,and I heard the trumpetlike voicethat had spoken to me before, saying,“Come up here and I will show you what must happen afterwards.”At once I was caught up in spirit. A throne was there in heaven, and on the throne sat onewhose appearance sparkled like jasper and carnelian.Around the throne was a halo as brilliant as an emerald.Surrounding the throne I saw twenty-four other throneson which twenty-four elders sat,dressed in white garments and with...
  • Pedophile priests sent abroad to avoid prosecution: Activist

    11/18/2014 11:35:09 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 22 replies
    PressTV ^ | 11/18/2014
    Discredited pedophile priests in the Catholic Church are outsourced to countries where no prosecution takes place, a commentator tells Press TV. A lot of the pedophiles who discredit themselves in more advanced white countries, where theyll be prosecuted, are outsourced to rape, molest and abuse non-white black, brown people And the church needs to confront its long history of racism, Randy Short, a human rights activist said in an interview with Press TV from Washington on Tuesday.
  • Accuser Infuriated By Monsignors Exoneration By Catholic Church

    11/18/2014 11:29:13 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 14 replies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) A man who accused a high-ranking Roman Catholic monsignor in Los Angeles of molestation said Wednesday he is furious that an internal Vatican tribunal recently exonerated the priest. *snip* They [the church] never contacted me for anything. It just infuriates me, he said. Theyre laughing in my face.
  • Four sisters recount lives haunted by [Catholic] clergy abuse

    11/18/2014 10:28:50 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 64 replies
    MPR News ^ | 11/17/2014 | Madeleine Baran
    Nancy Meyers remembers the fear in the priest's eyes when he spotted her. It was a Sunday morning in 1990, and Nancy, then 42, and her sister Kate had just arrived at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lino Lakes to confront the man Nancy says had sexually abused her as a child. The Rev. Kenneth LaVan was greeting parishioners at the back of the church. "Can I help you?" a parishioner asked. "Oh, no," Kate Meyers said. "We're here to see Father LaVan, it's just a quick thing. He knows us. We're old friends." When the sisters got to the...
  • 11 Quotes that Explode the Spirit of Vatican II

    11/18/2014 8:59:41 AM PST · by millegan · 16 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    [O]ften men, deceived by the Evil One, have become vain in their reasonings and have exchanged the truth of God for a lie, serving the creature rather than the Creator. [...] By the proclamation of the Gospel [the Church] gives [non-Christians] the dispositions necessary for baptism, snatches them from the slavery of error and of idols and incorporates them in Christ Sound like something from the superstitious medieval Church? Actually, its a quote from the Second Vatican Council (Lumen gentium, 16-17; promulgated in 1964).
  • Repetita Iuvant

    11/18/2014 8:26:59 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 4 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | 11/18/14 | Mundabor
    I read on the blog of His Hermeneuticalness the very apposite suggestion to pray the rosary without being discouraged by the fact that one is easily distracted. Not only do I commend the attitude, but will also bore you with a couple of added personal reflections. 1. I have been praying the Rosary (five decades) every day for many years now. I will not tell you that I do not get distracted. But this I will tell you: that my desire to pray has greatly increased. It did not happen in one day. It's not that one starts praying the...
  • Catalog of Sin All Items are in Stock, Free Shipping and Handling from the Supplier

    11/18/2014 7:50:17 AM PST · by Salvation · 99 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-17-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Catalog of Sin – All Items are in Stock, Free Shipping and Handling from the Supplier By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe video at the bottom of the page is something of a spoof on drug commercials, treating sin like a drug. Wait till you hear the side-effects disclaimer at the end. I also thought today of doing a little post on the sins that cry to heaven for vengeance since I was talking to a parishioner today, who is suffering because his employer has not paid him for three weeks. The employer, a shipping agency says this is  due to “administrative...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: QUARANTINE, 11-18-14

    11/18/2014 7:16:42 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 11-18-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:QUARANTINEAccording to the ancient Church, a rigorous fast of forty days. It was an ecclesiastical penalty imposed by a confessor. Later on it came to be applied to partial indulgences and meant that the amount of temporal punishment removed was equivalent to that remitted by the ancient canonical penalty. However, the term is no longer applied to indulgences. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • The Great Division [Catholic Caucus]

    11/18/2014 5:37:17 AM PST · by Petrosius · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 18, 2014
    Polish Bishops' Conference President: communion for "remarried" divorcees attacks indissolubility of marriage. Curiously enough, Archbishop Gadecki, of Poznan, President of the Polish Episcopal Conference, whose presence and firmness were so important in the October Synod, repeats the same line mentioned by Cardinal George in his interview to John Allen: the differences are becoming so wide within the Church, the division so stark, we are not talking anymore about "liberals" or "conservatives" or left and right, but about what is true and what is false, about those who are faithful or unfaithful to the Magisterium. In the Church, this is the line...
  • Catholic Caucus:Daily Mass Readings,11-18-14, OM,Ded. St.Peter& St.Paul Basilicas,St. Rose Duchesne

    11/17/2014 9:18:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-18-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 18, 2014Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Rv 3:1-6, 14-22 I, John, heard the Lord saying to me:“To the angel of the Church in Sardis, write this: “‘The one who has the seven spirits of Godand the seven stars says this: “I know your works,that you have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.Be watchful and strengthen what is left, which is going to die,for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.Remember then how you accepted and heard; keep it, and repent.If you are not...
  • The Incarnational Drama of the Our Father [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    11/17/2014 8:37:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies
    CE.com ^ | November17, 2014 | Stephen Beale
    The Incarnational Drama of the Our Father Stephen BealeThere once was an Eastern Church spiritual adviser who suggested beginning the Our Father backwards.We should begin with the last petition so that we end with Our Father, he said. Such is the pathway to Easter: from temptation in the desert to forgiveness and manna in the desert to our arrival in the promised land—so goes the thinking in an anecdote Pope Benedict XVI recounts in Jesus of Nazareth.There is some sense to this: we often approach God in prayer in times of temptation, to seek deliverance, to ask for a...
  • Papal Intervention on Franciscans of the Immaculate reaches insanity levels

    11/17/2014 6:24:39 PM PST · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 11/16/14 | New Catholic
    If one wants a reason why Synod special secretary Abp. Bruno Forte, a man currently very close to the Pope and one of his closest advisers, suffered a major defeat in this week's assembly of the Italian Bishops' Conference (CEI) in the election for Vice-President representing Central Italy (including the Latium...), one must only look at what was going on inside the assembly halls in Assisi, as Marco Tosatti reports below. Despite John Allen's spin to the contrary as not a big deal, the most ultra-liberal of Italian Vaticanists, Marco Politi, was right to identify it as a major message...
  • Local Catholics Honor Sacrifice And Celebrate Vietnamese Unity

    11/17/2014 5:49:30 PM PST · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    LATimes ^ | November 17, 2014 | ANH DO
    Local Catholics Honor Sacrifice And Celebrate Vietnamese Unity A colorful procession outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown L.A. celebrates martyrs and the birth of Catholicism in Vietnam. (Francine Orr) By ANH DO Honoring Catholic saints and celebrating the religion's birth in Vietnam Before Mass, the faithful draped in gleaming headdresses and silk garments turned to welcome an ancient symbol of their modern faith: the bones of three saints who sacrificed their lives for their religion, cementing Roman Catholicism in Vietnam. Men carry a relic, containing bones of three saints, in a procession during the reunion...
  • Video: Pope Francis confirms September 2015 visit to US

    11/17/2014 1:08:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Although it had been well known for months, Pope Francis made his travel plans official this morning. The pontiff will make his first visit to the US in September 2015 at the World Meeting of Families, part of the lengthy conversation about the pastoral direction of the Catholic Church that officially began with the Extraordinary Synod last month. Rome Reports has the video of the announcement, thankfully with subtitles for the Italian-challenged, which still includes me:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO When I was in Rome last month, this was already assumed to be on the calendar. Vatican officials...
  • From Bondage to Freedom (From Rome to Christianity)

    11/17/2014 5:56:05 AM PST · by Gamecock · 144 replies
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Eph 1:3). I never even considered salvation in Christ because I did not even know about it. Suicide, not salvation, was my way out. It was the Lords desire that I be saved before I was born! What a blessing! Ephesians 1:4 says that each believer was chosen before the foundation of the world, According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame...
  • What is The Art of Accompaniment? Some Concerns About Another Phrase Emerging From the Synod

    11/17/2014 7:25:20 AM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 16, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What is “The Art of Accompaniment”? Some Concerns About Another Phrase Emerging From the Synod By: Msgr. Charles PopeOne of the events at last week’s meeting of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) was a first-hand summary of the Roman (extraordinary) Synod on the family by several bishops who attended. It would appear, as related by Archbishop Kurtz,  that a certain expression emerged at the Synod that is meant to convey a kind of pastoral strategy. That phrase is the “art of accompaniment.” Of itself, the phrase both makes sense and has value. In life, we must all learn, individually and collectively,...
  • Under Bergoglio, Christianity Matters Less - A Contradictory Pope- Sandro Magister

    11/17/2014 6:33:16 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 11/13/14
    The Pope is confusing many bishopsSandro Magister, interviewed by Goffredo Pistelli Italia Oggi November 13, 2014 This year Sandro Magister celebrates 40 years as a Vatican journalist. His first articles in LEspresso in fact, date back to 1974. And today, from those columns and also from the site of the weekly magazine, he still continues to report Vatican and Church news, everything very well-documented without bowing down to anyone. Born in 1943, a native of Busto Arsizio, with degrees in Philosophy and Theology from the Cattolica, Magister has followed many Roman pontiffs. His articles regarding the present Pontiff, Pope Francis,...
  • Cardinal OMalley: If I Were Founding a Church, Id Love to Have Women Priests

    11/17/2014 6:17:04 AM PST · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/17/14 | Staff Reporter
    Cardinal Sean OMalley of Boston has said that were he to start a church he would love to have women priests. The outspoken remarks came during an interview with 60 Minutes on American television network CBS. Asked by reporter Norah ODonnell whether excluding women from the Church hierarchy was immoral, Cardinal OMalley said, Christ would never ask us to do something immoral. Its a matter of vocation and what God has given to us. He said: Not everyone needs to be ordained to have an important role in the life of the Church. Women run Catholic charities, Catholic schools ...
  • Pope Francis confirms he'll visit Philadelphia for world families meeting in September

    11/17/2014 3:37:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 17, 2014 | Associated Press
    ROME Pope Francis is coming to the United States.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-17-14, M, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious

    11/16/2014 7:58:59 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-17-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 17, 2014Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious    Reading 1 Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him,to show his servants what must happen soon.He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,who gives witness to the word of Godand to the testimony of Jesus Christ by reporting what he saw.Blessed is the one who reads aloudand blessed are those who listen to this prophetic messageand heed what is written in it, for the appointed time is near. John, to the seven churches in Asia: grace to you and...
  • EWTN - The Journey Home - November 17, 2014 - MIKE COUSINEAU - a former Assembly of God

    11/16/2014 6:16:22 PM PST · by Coleus · 31 replies
    EWTN ^ | 11.16.14
    Mike Cousineau, a former Assembly of God, sits down with Marcus to talk about what convinced him that the Catholic Church is the True Church. Monday, 11/17 08:00 PMTuesday, 11/18 01:00 AM Friday, 11/21 01:00 PM