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  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-23-17, Divine Mercy Sunday

    04/22/2017 8:10:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies ^ | 04-23-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 23, 2017 Second Sunday of Easter (or Sunday of Divine Mercy) Reading 1 Acts 2:42-47They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers.Awe came upon everyone,and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.All who believed were together and had all things in common;they would sell their property and possessionsand divide them among all according to each one's need.Every day they devoted themselvesto meeting together in the temple areaand to breaking bread in their homes.They ate their meals with exultation and sincerity of...
  • Priest Charged with Assault for Defending Eucharist during Traditional Latin Mass (catholic caucus)

    04/22/2017 2:20:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    remnantnewspaper ^ | April 21, 2017 | STAFF
    Editor’s Note: We have received the following report from our Catholic brothers in the Archdiocese of Niterói (a municipality close to the City of Rio de Janeiro), Brazil, about a very serious incident that occurred last Ash Wednesday at Săo Domingos de Gusmăo (Saint Dominic de Guzmán) parish church. We kindly ask you to read it and then meet our requests for Catholic action at the article’s conclusion. MJM Last Ash Wednesday everything was ready for the celebration of the Holy Mass at Săo Domingos de Gusmăo parish church. The faithful entered the church and prepared themselves to ask God’s...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Adalbert of Prague, 04-22-17

    04/22/2017 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 04-22-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Statue of Saint Adalbert of Prague near Church of the Visitation of Our Lady in Hluboké Mašůvky, Znojmo District | photo by Jiří Sedláček Saint Adalbert of Prague Saint of the Day for April 22 (956 – April 23, 997)  Saint Adalbert of Prague’s Story Opposition to the Good News of Jesus did not discourage Adalbert, who is now remembered with great honor in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Germany.Born to a noble family in Bohemia, he received part of his education from Saint Adalbert of Magdeburg. At the age of 27, he...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Anselm, 04-21-17

    04/22/2017 6:40:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 04-21-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Stained glass of Saint Anselm in Chester Cathedral cloister | photo by Mum’s taxiSaint Anselm Saint of the Day for April 21 (1033 – April 21, 1109)  Saint Anselm’s Story Indifferent toward religion as a young man, Anselm became one of the Church’s greatest theologians and leaders. He received the title “Father of Scholasticism” for his attempt to analyze and illumine the truths of faith through the aid of reason.At 15, Anselm wanted to enter a monastery, but was refused acceptance because of his father’s opposition. Twelve years later, after careless disinterest in religion...
  • Washing of feet

    04/22/2017 5:21:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies ^ | 04-19-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Washing of feet Question: I fled one parish over its strange observances of the foot-washing ceremony (and other liturgical abuses). The parish I am in now is better, but lo and behold, at the foot washing, they are planning to dismiss everyone to the church basement for a service project of sorting canned goods, washing their hands as they return. Why do such strange things persist?— Name and location withheld Answer: The idiosyncrasies that continue to surface regarding the foot washing are indeed a continuing problem in the Church. That the Lord intended this gesture to be a sign...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-22-15, SOL, Saturday within the Octave of Easter

    04/21/2017 7:38:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 04-22-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 22, 2017 Saturday in the Octave of Easter Reading 1 Acts 4:13-21Observing the boldness of Peter and Johnand perceiving them to be uneducated, ordinary men,the leaders, elders, and scribes were amazed,and they recognized them as the companions of Jesus.Then when they saw the man who had been cured standing there with them,they could say nothing in reply.So they ordered them to leave the Sanhedrin,and conferred with one another, saying,"What are we to do with these men?Everyone living in Jerusalem knows that a remarkable signwas done through them, and we cannot deny it.But so that it may not be...
  • Why Jesus’ Resurrected Body Still Had Wounds

    04/21/2017 7:48:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-20-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Jesus’ Resurrected Body Still Had Wounds Msgr. Charles Pope • April 20, 2017 • When Christ rose from the dead, His body was the same one that had been cast down in death. Yet it manifests qualities not currently enjoyed by our bodies. It was truly Christ’s same body, with its bones and muscles, but it was also a glorified body, wholly reflective of and subservient to the glory and faculties of His soul. He could appear and disappear at will, be somewhere at one moment and then elsewhere the next, and so forth.St. Thomas Aquinas teaches that...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Conrad of Parzham, 04-20-17

    04/20/2017 9:03:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 04-20-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Sculpture of Saint Conrad of Parzham | photo by Andreas PraefckeSaint Conrad of Parzham Saint of the Day for April 20 (December 22, 1818 – April 21, 1894)  Saint Conrad of Parzham’s Story Conrad spent most of his life as porter in Altoetting, Bavaria, letting people into the friary and indirectly encouraging them to let God into their lives.His parents, Bartholomew and Gertrude Birndorfer, lived near Parzham, Bavaria. In those days, this region was recovering from the Napoleonic wars. A lover of solitary prayer and a peacemaker as a young man, Conrad joined the...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Gianna Beretta Molla, 04-19-17

    04/20/2017 8:58:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies ^ | 04-19-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Painting of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla with her children | Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe | flickr Saint Gianna Beretta Molla Saint of the Day for April 19 (October 4, 1922 – April 28, 1962)  Saint Gianna Beretta Molla’s Story In less than 40 years, Gianna Beretta Molla became a pediatric physician, a wife, a mother and a saint!She was born in Magenta near Milano, the 10th of Alberto and Maria Beretta’s 13 children. An active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a leader in the Catholic Action movement, Gianna...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-21-17, SOL, Friday within the Octave of Easter

    04/20/2017 8:12:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 04-21-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 21, 2017 Friday in the Octave of Easter Reading 1 Acts 4:1-12After the crippled man had been cured,while Peter and John were still speaking to the people,the priests, the captain of the temple guard,and the Sadducees confronted them,disturbed that they were teaching the peopleand proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.They laid hands on Peter and Johnand put them in custody until the next day,since it was already evening.But many of those who heard the word came to believeand the number of men grew to about five thousand. On the next day, their leaders, elders, and scribeswere...
  • Why Did Christ Rise?

    04/20/2017 8:01:57 AM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-19-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Did Christ Rise? Msgr. Charles Pope • April 20, 2017 • Did Christ have to rise? No, God could have chosen other methods to show us His justice and love. However, for many reasons it was fitting that Jesus should rise bodily and present Himself to His disciples and other believers.St. Thomas Aquinas presents us with five reasons that the resurrection was fitting. Let’s examine his teaching. St. Thomas’ writing is presented bold, black italics, while my inferior comments appear in plain red text. The teaching is drawn from the Summa Theologiae III, Q. 53, Art. 1.It behooved...
  • A Non-Catholic German Warns Against Protestantization of Catholicism

    04/19/2017 4:31:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 153 replies
    1P5 ^ | April 19, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    In the wake of a recent critical overview of the four years of Pope Francis’ papacy as presented by the German Catholic journalist Matthias Matussek, another German journalist (who is not a Catholic) has now raised his voice of resistance with respect to Pope Francis. We speak here about Jan Fleischhauer, who is an editor of the influential secular weekly magazine Der Spiegel, and who, in 2009, wrote a book about his change of conviction away from a leftist to a more conservative viewpoint.On 17 April, Fleischhauer published a column in Der Spiegel which is entitled “Self-Secularization: The Sponti-Pope [i.e., the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-20-17, Thursday within the Octave of Easter

    04/19/2017 8:28:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 04-20-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 20, 2017 Thursday in the Octave of Easter Reading 1 Acts 3:11-26As the crippled man who had been cured clung to Peter and John,all the people hurried in amazement toward themin the portico called "Solomon's Portico."When Peter saw this, he addressed the people,"You children of Israel, why are you amazed at this,and why do you look so intently at usas if we had made him walk by our own power or piety?The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesuswhom you handed over and denied...
  • How Does the Church Determine a True Marian Apparition? [Catholic Caucus]

    04/19/2017 11:51:19 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 5 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 19, 2017 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    When it comes to apparition reports the Catholic Church takes a prudent approach. When it comes to Marian apparitions, the Catholic Church takes a prudent approach that focuses more on the message than the miracle.Supernatural phenomena, like the alleged miracle of the sun in Fatima, Portugal, nearly 100 years ago, are not the primary factors in determining an apparition is worthy of belief.In that particular case, the Bishop of Leiria – where Fatima is located – deemed the apparitions, but not the miracle of the sun, were worthy of belief.His ruling came in 1930, more than a dozen years after...
  • Georgetown Apologizes for 1838 Sale of 272 Slaves, Dedicates Buildings (Georgetown University)

    04/19/2017 10:17:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    Georgetown University ^ | April 18, 2017
    An apology from Georgetown and the Society of Jesus’ Maryland Province for their roles in the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals for the university’s benefit took place today in the company of more than 100 descendants. “Today the Society of Jesus, who helped to establish Georgetown University and whose leaders enslaved and mercilessly sold your ancestors, stands before you to say that we have greatly sinned,” said Rev. Timothy Kesicki, S.J., president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, during a morning Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope. “We pray with you today because we have...
  • Pondering Some of the Teachings of the Easter Vigil in its Afterglow

    04/19/2017 9:48:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-18-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Pondering Some of the Teachings of the Easter Vigil in its Afterglow Msgr. Charles Pope • April 18, 2017 • The Easter Vigil so recently celebrated provides a rich fare for reflection. Alas, its memories pass so quickly. The shadowy yet wonderful Easter Vigil is the greatest and most elaborate liturgy of the Church year.Due to its length and late hour, many Catholics have never rejoiced in the somber glow of its initial moments or in the blaze of glory and sacraments that follow. It features a presentation of the dramatic battle between darkness and light; the light wins,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-19-17, SOL, Wednesday within the Octave of Easter

    04/18/2017 9:10:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 04-19-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 19, 2017 Wednesday in the Octave of Easter Reading 1 Acts 3:1-10Peter and John were going up to the temple areafor the three o'clock hour of prayer.And a man crippled from birth was carriedand placed at the gate of the temple called "the Beautiful Gate" every day to beg for alms from the people who entered the temple.When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple,he asked for alms.But Peter looked intently at him, as did John,and said, "Look at us."He paid attention to them, expecting to receive something from them.Peter said, "I have neither...
  • The Journey of Mary Magdalene to Resurrection Faith

    04/18/2017 8:30:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-17-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Journey of Mary Magdalene to Resurrection Faith Msgr. Charles Pope • April 17, 2017 • All of the resurrection stories depict the Apostles and other disciples on a journey of sorts to understand the resurrection. A completely new reality was breaking into their world and challenging their understanding. Far from depicting the disciples as credulous, the texts describe them as shocked, troubled, and even quite dubious. These were not men and women prone to naiveté or to concocting stories to assuage their grief. They are quite stunned by a new reality and struggling to get their minds around...
  • Louisiana priest not missing but was lost

    04/17/2017 8:33:39 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    Multiple TV Stations | April 17, 2017 | Vanity But sourced
    A priest was thought to be missing. His car was found parked and people did know where he was. He was lost and was new to United States. He was using another priest's car whom he had driven to the airport. The priest, Father Julius Ohiaege of Nigeria, was taking the place of the priest he had driven to the Lafayette, Louisiana airport. He was to substitute for the priest at St Leo the Great parish in Leonville. Links to stories on this (which are quite confusing as some still has the priest as being missing): KLFY (CBS News): Priest...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-18-17, SOL, Tuesday within the Octave of Easter

    04/17/2017 7:53:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 04-18-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 18, 2017 Tuesday in the Octave of Easter Reading 1 Acts 2:36-41On the day of Pentecost, Peter said to the Jewish people,"Let the whole house of Israel know for certainthat God has made him both Lord and Christ,this Jesus whom you crucified." Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart,and they asked Peter and the other Apostles,"What are we to do, my brothers?"Peter said to them,"Repent and be baptized, every one of you,in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins;and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.For the promise...