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  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, St. John of the Cross, 12-14-18

    12/14/2018 7:03:08 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 12-14-18 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Saint John of the Cross | Diego de Sanabria | photo by igH09d8z-bGi8g at Google Cultural Institute Saint John of the Cross Saint of the Day for December 14 (June 24, 1541 – December 14, 1591)  Saint John of the Cross’ Story John is a saint because his life was a heroic effort to live up to his name: “of the Cross.” The folly of the cross came to full realization in time. “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me” (Mark 8:34b) is the story of John’s...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-14-18, M, St. John of the Cross, Priest & Doctor/Church

    12/14/2018 5:31:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-14-18 | Revised New American Bible
    December 14, 2018 Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Is 48:17-19 Thus says the LORD, your redeemer,the Holy One of Israel:I, the LORD, your God,teach you what is for your good,and lead you on the way you should go.If you would hearken to my commandments,your prosperity would be like a river,and your vindication like the waves of the sea;Your descendants would be like the sand,and those born of your stock like its grains,Their name never cut offor blotted out from my presence. Responsorial Psalm Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6...
  • A Humorous Call to Confession

    12/14/2018 9:33:59 AM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-13-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Humorous Call to Confession Msgr. Charles Pope • December 13, 2018 • Sometimes our pets teach us a lot about ourselves. The video below shows various dogs resisting the taking of a bath. Some hide; some go limp and become passive; others get feisty.I see here a similarity with Catholics when they hear that it is time for Confession. Advent is an important time to go to Confession because we are preparing for the birth of our Savior. He is called Jesus (a name that means “God saves”) because He will save us from our sins. It would...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Lucy, 12-13-18

    12/13/2018 7:07:48 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 12-13-18 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: St. Lucy | photo by Lawrence OP | flickr Saint Lucy Saint of the Day for December 13 (283 – 304)  Saint Lucy’s Story Every little girl named Lucy must bite her tongue in disappointment when she first tries to find out what there is to know about her patron saint. The older books will have a lengthy paragraph detailing a small number of traditions. Newer books will have a lengthy paragraph showing that there is little basis in history for these traditions. The single fact survives that a disappointed suitor accused Lucy of being a...
  • Incoming Muslim Congresswomen Mock Pences Christian Faith

    12/13/2018 6:10:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2018 | 9:55 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    One of the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress took a snide dig on Twitter at Vice President Pence for sitting with eyes closed during a heated Oval Office meeting, posting a photo with the caption, Jesus take the wheel! and the other incoming Muslim congresswoman applauded the insult. Ilhan Omars (D-Minn.) tweet ended with the hashtag #BorderWall, a reference to the contentious issue discussed during President Trumps meeting Tuesday with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) The second Muslim woman elected to the House, Palestinian-American Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-13-18, M, St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

    12/12/2018 9:52:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-13-18 | Revised New American Bible
    December 13, 2018 Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr Reading 1 Is 41:13-20 I am the LORD, your God,who grasp your right hand;It is I who say to you, "Fear not,I will help you."Fear not, O worm Jacob,O maggot Israel;I will help you, says the LORD;your redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.I will make of you a threshing sledge,sharp, new, and double-edged,To thresh the mountains and crush them,to make the hills like chaff.When you winnow them, the wind shall carry them offand the storm shall scatter them.But you shall rejoice in the LORD,and glory in the Holy...
  • Cardinal Pell Found Guilty on All Counts of Sex Abuse

    12/12/2018 6:45:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 12/11/18 | Christine Niles
    SYDNEY, Australia (ChurchMilitant.com) - A jury has found Cdl. George Pell guilty on all counts related to sexually abusing two altar boys. According to sources who spoke to The Daily Beast, a jury returned a unanimous verdict Tuesday against the Australian cardinal after three days of deliberation. Church Militant confirmed the news with its own inside sources in Australia. Further details are unavailable, as the court has issued a suppression order to Australian media to "prevent a real and substantial risk of prejudice to the proper administration of justice." A previous trial resulted in a hung jury. Pell had been...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Our Lady of Guadalupe, 12-12-18

    12/12/2018 3:13:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 12-12-18 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: The Virgin of Guadalupe | public domain Our Lady of Guadalupe Saint of the Day for December 12  The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe The feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe goes back to the 16th century. Chronicles of that period tell us the story.A poor Indian named Cuauhtlatohuac was baptized and given the name Juan Diego. He was a 57-year-old widower, and lived in a small village near Mexico City. On Saturday morning December 9, 1531, he was on his way to a nearby barrio to attend Mass in honor of Our...
  • The incredible national news story that we CAN'T report:very high-profile figure has been convicted

    12/12/2018 9:04:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Published: 06:57 EST, 12 December 2018 | Updated: 06:57 EST, 12 December 2018 | By Aidan Wondracz For Daily Mail Australia
    Full Title: The incredible national news story that we CAN'T report: A very high-profile figure has been convicted of a serious crime - here's why you're not allowed to read about it ================================================================ A suppression order protected the conviction of a high-profile figure this week The person was convicted on Tuesday and will be remanded in February Victorian County Court has ordered a gag on the person's identity and charges The state accounts for more than half of suppression orders doled out in country =================================================================== A very high-profile figure has been convicted of a serious crime this week, but suppression...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Would Jesus Have Come If Adam Had Not Sinned? Why Did He Wait So Long...?

    12/12/2018 8:15:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-11-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Would Jesus Have Come If Adam Had Not Sinned? Why Did He Wait So Long Before Coming? Msgr. Charles Pope • December 11, 2018 • Continuing our series of questions related to the Incarnation, we next ponder whether Jesus would have come at all had we not sinned in the garden. We also consider why He waited thousands of years before coming to our rescue.Would Jesus have come if Adam had not sinned?St. Thomas Aquinas (in his Summa Theologica) first states that there are different opinions on the matter. He also notes that God’s power is not limited and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-12-18, FEAST, Our Lady of Guadalupe

    12/11/2018 9:46:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-12-18 | Revised New American Bible
    December 12, 2018 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Reading 1 Zec 2:14-17 Sing and rejoice, O daughter Zion! See, I am coming to dwell among you, says the LORD.Many nations shall join themselves to the LORD on that day,and they shall be his people,and he will dwell among you,and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you.The LORD will possess Judah as his portion in the holy land,and he will again choose Jerusalem.Silence, all mankind, in the presence of the LORD!For he stirs forth from his holy dwelling. or Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Damasus I, 12-11-18

    12/11/2018 6:23:08 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 12-11-18 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Lithography of Pope Saint Damasus I | Pedro Augusto Guglielmi Saint Damasus I Saint of the Day for December 11 (304 – December 11, 384)  Saint Damasus I’s Story To his secretary Saint Jerome, Damasus was “an incomparable person, learned in the Scriptures, a virgin doctor of the virgin Church, who loved chastity and heard its praises with pleasure.” Damasus seldom heard such unrestrained praise. Internal political struggles, doctrinal heresies, uneasy relations with his fellow bishops and those of the Eastern Church marred the peace of his pontificate.The son of a Roman priest, possibly of Spanish...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Why Did the Second Person of the Trinity, . Become Incarnate?

    12/11/2018 8:18:21 AM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-10-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Did the Second Person of the Trinity, Rather Than the Father or the Holy Spirit, Become Incarnate? Msgr. Charles Pope • December 10, 2018 • Trinity Dome. Credit: J. Lippelmann, Catholic StandardAs we await the approaching Feast of Holy Christmas, we have been pondering some of St. Thomas Aquinas’ teachings on the Incarnation. Today we will consider why it was the Son, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, who became incarnate.Most people have never even thought of this question let alone sought to answer it. God could have chosen many different ways to save us; He chose...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-11-18, OM, St. Damasus I, Pope

    12/10/2018 11:11:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-11-18 | Revised New American Bible
    December 11, 2018 Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent Reading 1 Is 40:1-11 Comfort, give comfort to my people,says your God.Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to herthat her service is at an end,her guilt is expiated;Indeed, she has received from the hand of the LORDdouble for all her sins. A voice cries out:In the desert prepare the way of the LORD!Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God!Every valley shall be filled in,every mountain and hill shall be made low;The rugged land shall be made a plain,the rough country, a broad valley.Then the glory of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The History of the Advent Season

    12/10/2018 9:40:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CE.com ^ | 12-06-18 | Fr. William Sanders
    The History of the Advent SeasonFr. William Saunders The liturgical season of Advent marks the time of spiritual preparation by the faithful before Christmas. Advent begins on the Sunday closest to the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle (November 30). It spans four Sundays and four weeks of preparation, although the last week of Advent is usually truncated because of when Christmas falls.The celebration of Advent has evolved in the spiritual life of the Church. The historical origins of Advent are hard to determine with great precision. In its earliest form, beginning in France, Advent was a period of preparation...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed Adolph Kolping, 12-10-18

    12/10/2018 7:45:14 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 12-10-18 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Adolph Kolping | Den katolske kirke Blessed Adolph Kolping Saint of the Day for December 10 (December 8, 1813 – December 4, 1865)  Blessed Adolph Kolping’s Story The rise of the factory system in 19th-century Germany brought many single men into cities where they faced new challenges to their faith. Father Adolph Kolping began a ministry to them, hoping that they would not be lost to the Catholic faith, as was happening to workers elsewhere in industrialized Europe.Born in the village of Kerpen, Adolph became a shoemaker at an early age because of his family’s economic...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Four Reasons That the Incarnation was Fitting, According to St. Thomas Aquinas

    12/10/2018 7:56:50 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-09-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Four Reasons That the Incarnation was Fitting, According to St. Thomas Aquinas Msgr. Charles Pope • December 9, 2018 • Incarnation of Jesus, Piero di Cosimo (1505)As we approach the Christmas feasts, it is good for us to ponder aspects of the Incarnation. In this post, I would like to consider what St. Thomas Aquinas teaches about its fittingness. God was not radically “required” to do everything as He did. We do well to ponder why the manner of the Lord’s incarnation is “fitting,” why it makes sense.St. Thomas, referencing St. John Damascene, gives four reasons for the fittingness...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-10-18

    12/09/2018 9:46:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-10-18 | Revised New American Bible
    December 10, 2018 Monday of the Second Week of Advent Reading 1 Is 35:1-10 The desert and the parched land will exult;the steppe will rejoice and bloom.They will bloom with abundant flowers,and rejoice with joyful song.The glory of Lebanon will be given to them,the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;They will see the glory of the LORD,the splendor of our God.Strengthen the hands that are feeble,make firm the knees that are weak,Say to those whose hearts are frightened:Be strong, fear not!Here is your God,he comes with vindication;With divine recompensehe comes to save you.Then will the eyes of the blind be...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Juan Diego, 12-09-18

    12/09/2018 5:59:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 12-09-18 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Detail | Saint Juan Diego | photo by Lawrence OP | flickr Saint Juan Diego Saint of the Day for December 9 (1474 – May 30, 1548)  Saint Juan Diego’s Story Thousands of people gathered in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe July 31, 2002, for the canonization of Juan Diego, to whom the Blessed Mother appeared in the 16th century. Pope John Paul II celebrated the ceremony at which the poor Indian peasant became the Church’s first saint indigenous to the Americas.The Holy Father called the new saint “a simple, humble Indian” who accepted...
  • I Wanna Be Ready to Put on a Long White Robe A Homily for the Second Sunday of Advent

    12/09/2018 7:45:01 AM PST · by Salvation · 107 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-08-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I Wanna Be Ready to Put on a Long White Robe – A Homily for the Second Sunday of Advent Msgr. Charles Pope • December 8, 2018 • Preaching of John the Baptist, Baciccio (1690)But who may abide the day of his coming and who shall stand when he appeareth? This is the cry that goes up from the final pages of the Old Testament (Mal 3:2). The Lord himself gives the answer:See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to...