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  • Catholic Synod appears to be moving toward ordination for married men in Amazon Region

    10/17/2019 10:45:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 10/17/2019 | Thomas Reese
    VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The synod of bishops meeting in Rome appears to be moving toward recommending the ordination of married men in the Amazon region.While no one can predict what the bishops will do, one Brazilian bishop recently estimated that two-thirds of the bishops at the synod will support ordaining “viri probati” — a church phrase meaning “married men of proven virtue.”Another participant told Religion News Service that only a couple of the 185 bishops spoke against the idea during the first week of the synod.The three-week synod, which began Oct. 6, is composed mostly of bishops from the Amazon...
  • What Is the Wrath of God?

    10/17/2019 8:24:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-16-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 16, 2019October 16, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope What Is the Wrath of God? In Tuesday’s Mass there was a reference to the wrath of God: The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness (Romans 1:18).What is God’s wrath? It is spoken of often in Scripture but is a concept with which we must be careful. On the one hand, we cannot simply dismiss it as contrary to the fact that God is love, but on the other, we cannot...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-17-19, M, St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

    10/16/2019 10:03:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-17-9 | Revised New American Bible
    October 17 2019 Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 Rom 3:21-30 Brothers and sisters:Now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law,though testified to by the law and the prophets,the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christfor all who believe.For there is no distinction;all have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God.They are justified freely by his gracethrough the redemption in Christ Jesus,whom God set forth as an expiation,through faith, by his Blood, to prove his righteousnessbecause of the forgiveness of sins previously committed,through the forbearance of Godto...
  • A Prophetic Interpretation of Reality for Our Times?

    10/16/2019 9:15:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-15-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 15, 2019October 15, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope A Prophetic Interpretation of Reality for Our Times? The first reading from Mass for Tuesday of the 28th week of the year is rich in meaning for us today. Scripture is a prophetic interpretation of reality, showing us what is really going on from the perspective of the Lord of History. It describes not only the current of the times but the end to which it is tending. It is important for us to read Scripture carefully with the Church and to submit our understanding to the rule...
  • Abortion Activists Stage Topless Protest of Argentinean Cathedral

    10/16/2019 12:33:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    BREITBART ^ | October 15, 2019 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    ROME Topless protesters assailed the cathedral of La Plata, Argentina, this weekend, hurling Molotov cocktails and human excrement at the church building while demanding legalized abortion. The tetazo, or topless protest, was a spin-off from Argentinas annual National Encounter of Women taking place Sunday in La Plata, home to one of the worlds largest Catholic cathedrals. The activists called for legal abortion now, unobstructed, safe, and free in the hospital while also shouting insults against the Catholic Church. Chanted slogans included: Abort your heterosexuality, Death to the macho is not a metaphor, The only church that enlightens is the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-16-19, OM, St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

    10/15/2019 10:06:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-16-19 | Revised New American Bible
    October 16 2019 Wednesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rom 2:1-11 You, O man, are without excuse, every one of you who passes judgment.For by the standard by which you judge another you condemn yourself,since you, the judge, do the very same things.We know that the judgment of God on those who do such things is true.Do you suppose, then, you who judge those who engage in such thingsand yet do them yourself,that you will escape the judgment of God?Or do you hold his priceless kindness, forbearance, and patiencein low esteem, unaware that the kindness...
  • Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Display Memorializing 61 Million Aborted Babies

    10/15/2019 2:44:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 15, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    A pro-life display memorializing the unborn victims of abortion was destroyed by vandals Saturday outside a Catholic church in Pennsylvania. The report is the latest in a growing string of harassment, assaults, vandalism and other incidents targeting pro-lifers. Earlier this month, volunteers at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Buckingham, Pennsylvania, set up the pro-life display for Respect Life month, according to a news release. The 61 crosses in the display symbolize the 61 million babies who have been aborted since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion on demand in 1973. The pastor Rev. Monsignor Joseph P. Gentili said 40 of...
  • Catholic university president under fire from faculty for removing Planned Parenthood from website

    10/15/2019 1:02:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | October 9, 2019 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Posting Planned Parenthood logo on their office doors Stephen Sundborg cited longstanding policy as a Catholic university when he removed Planned Parenthood as a recommended resource for students at Seattle University. Not everyone at the reliably left-wing university agreed with the presidents decision, and now the administration is reportedly stonewalling the campus newspaper on the basis for Sundborgs decision. The Spectator reports that several faculty have challenged Sundborgs claim that support for legal abortion runs counter to the stance of Catholic institutions, schools and universities like Seattle University. Theresa Earenfight, director of the Women and Gender Studies Program, told the...
  • Something VERY STRANGE Is Happening To The Churches (2019)

    10/15/2019 12:20:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Thescariestmovieever ^ | October 10, 2019 | Thescariestmovieever
    Something VERY STRANGE Is Happening To The Churches (2019) **VIDEO IS 45. MINUTES LONG* may want to bookmark for later. Video is talking about various Christian Churches both Protestant and Catholic that have been vandalized or been targets of violence recently. Includes news clippings.
  • A Solemn Warning from St. Paul

    10/15/2019 8:41:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocoese of Washington ^ | 10-14-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 14, 2019October 14, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope A Solemn Warning from St. Paul Within his many letters, St. Paul occasionally gives us a glimpse of early Christian hymns and sayings. While he may have been their author, it is more likely that he is quoting or summarizing others. Here are some of the hymns he includes in his letters: Hymn of Christ and Creation (Colossians 1:15-20)Hymn of the Humbled and Exalted Christ (Philippians 2:5-11)Hymn of Redemption in Christ (Ephesians 1:3-12) St. Paul also refers to “sayings” in some of his letters (e.g., Titus 3:8, 1...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-15-19, M, St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor/Church

    10/14/2019 11:10:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-15-19 | Revised New American Bible
    October 15 2019 Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Rom 1:16-25 Brothers and sisters:I am not ashamed of the Gospel.It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes:for Jew first, and then Greek.For in it is revealed the righteousness of God from faith to faith;as it is written, "The one who is righteous by faith will live." The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heavenagainst every impiety and wickednessof those who suppress the truth by their wickedness.For what can be known about God is evident...
  • The Remarkable Beauty of Fog

    10/14/2019 9:14:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-13-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 13, 2019October 13, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope The Remarkable Beauty of Fog The time-lapse video below does a wonderful job of recording the beauty of fog. Most of us dont remark on it in real time; it just seems to sit there and brood. Like clouds, fog is dynamic and undulating, moving so slowly that it rarely catches our attention. If time is collapsed, as is done in this video, the fog seems to flow like a river over the landscape, sometimes cascading like a waterfall. It is a beautiful sight. Put this in your...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-14-19, OM, St. Callistus I, Pope and Martyr

    10/13/2019 11:15:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-14-19 | Revised New American Bible
    October 14 2019 Monday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rom 1:1-7 Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus,called to be an Apostle and set apart for the Gospel of God,which he promised previously through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,the Gospel about his Son, descended from David according to the flesh, but established as Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness through resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.Through him we have received the grace of apostleship, to bring about the obedience of faith,for the sake of his name, among all...
  • 10 Things People Get Wrong About Columbus

    10/13/2019 10:16:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 92 replies
    TFPstudentaction.org ^ | 10-02-19 | Ben Broussard
    10 Things People Get Wrong About Columbus By Ben Broussard Every Columbus Day is the same:  Christopher Columbus is attacked.  His statues are desecrated.  Public monuments in his honor are threatened or removed.  Every year, more states and cities change Columbus Day to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” or “Native Americans’ Day.” And left-wing professors smear the once-revered hero who discovered America in 1492. Should Columbus be vilified instead of honored? Was he really a villain? Should we believe these attacks on his good name and character?This post will debunk the most common lies about Columbus.Myth #1: Columbus was sailing to prove...
  • How to Give God Perfect Thanks A Homily for the 28th Sunday of the Year

    10/13/2019 8:52:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-12-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 12, 2019October 11, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope How to Give God Perfect Thanks – A Homily for the 28th Sunday of the Year One of the great human inadequacies is our inability to give proper and adequate thanks to God. Perhaps the biggest problem is that we don’t even realize the vast majority of what He does for us; it is hidden from our eyes.A further problem is that in our fallen condition we seem to be wired to magnify our problems and minimize or discount the enormous blessings of each moment. God sustains every...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 10-13-19, Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/12/2019 9:10:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-13-19 | Revised New American Bible
    October 13 2019 Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Kgs 5:14-17 Naaman went down and plunged into the Jordan seven timesat the word of Elisha, the man of God. His flesh became again like the flesh of a little child,and he was clean of his leprosy. Naaman returned with his whole retinue to the man of God. On his arrival he stood before Elisha and said,"Now I know that there is no God in all the earth,except in Israel.Please accept a gift from your servant." Elisha replied, "As the LORD lives whom I serve, I will not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-12-19

    10/11/2019 10:35:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-12-19 | Revised New American Bible
    October 12 2019 Saturday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jl 4:12-21 Thus says the LORD:Let the nations bestir themselves and come upto the Valley of Jehoshaphat;For there will I sit in judgmentupon all the neighboring nations. Apply the sickle,for the harvest is ripe;Come and tread,for the wine press is full;The vats overflow,for great is their malice.Crowd upon crowdin the valley of decision;For near is the day of the LORDin the valley of decision.Sun and moon are darkened,and the stars withhold their brightness.The LORD roars from Zion,and from Jerusalem raises his voice;The heavens and the earth...
  • The Divinity of Jesus Christ

    10/11/2019 9:02:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 64 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-10-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 10, 2019October 10, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope The Divinity of Jesus Christ The biblical evidence of Jesus divinity is remarkably rich and consistent throughout the New Testament. Although I present many Scripture passages below, I cannot include most of them because doing so would dwarf the rest of the post. Perhaps at some point in the future I will publish a version containing all of the detailed citations. For now, though, let these examples suffice to demonstrate scriptural affirmation of the divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.To begin, recall that the divinity of Christ is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-11-19, OM, St. John XXIII, Pope

    10/10/2019 11:38:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-11-19 | Revised New American Bible
    October 11 2019 Friday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jl1:13-15; 2:1-2 Gird yourselves and weep, O priests!wail, O ministers of the altar!Come, spend the night in sackcloth,O ministers of my God!The house of your God is deprivedof offering and libation.Proclaim a fast,call an assembly;Gather the elders,all who dwell in the land,Into the house of the LORD, your God,and cry to the LORD! Alas, the day!for near is the day of the LORD,and it comes as ruin from the Almighty. Blow the trumpet in Zion,sound the alarm on my holy mountain!Let all who dwell in the...
  • Two Pictures from Different Ages Compare and Contrast!

    10/10/2019 8:19:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-09-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 9, 2019October 9, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope Two Pictures from Different Ages – Compare and Contrast! I was recently in Burgos, Spain and saw the splendid cathedral there. My first view of it came at night and I took the photo above. What a magnificent building; such proportion and symmetry! It reminds me of tall trees in a forest, majestically reaching up to the heavens. The flying buttresses supporting the soaring walls and towers showcase a great advance in building technique.These were the skyscrapers of the Middle Ages. Such angular, geometric, and vertical beauty; a...