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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-25-18, OM, St. Bede/Ven., St. George VII, St. MM dePazzi

    05/24/2018 9:23:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-25-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 25, 2018 Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jas 5:9-12 Do not complain, brothers and sisters, about one another,that you may not be judged.Behold, the Judge is standing before the gates.Take as an example of hardship and patience, brothers and sisters,the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.Indeed we call blessed those who have persevered.You have heard of the perseverance of Job,and you have seen the purpose of the Lord,because the Lord is compassionate and merciful. But above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear,either by heaven or by earth or...
  • Why Is There Such Strong Hatred for the Church?

    05/24/2018 7:49:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 77 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-22-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Is There Such Strong Hatred for the Church? Msgr. Charles Pope • May 22, 2018 • In the final week of Easter, there were frequent references in the readings to the fact that the world would hate true Christians. For example,If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first. If you were of the world, it would love you as its own. Instead, the world hates you, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. Remember the word that I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-24-18

    05/23/2018 9:37:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-24-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 24, 2018 Thursday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jas 5:1-6 Come now, you rich, weep and wail over your impending miseries.Your wealth has rotted away, your clothes have become moth-eaten,your gold and silver have corroded,and that corrosion will be a testimony against you;it will devour your flesh like a fire.You have stored up treasure for the last days.Behold, the wages you withheld from the workerswho harvested your fields are crying aloud;and the cries of the harvestershave reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.You have lived on earth in luxury and pleasure;you have fattened...
  • The Catholic Churchs Looming Fight Over Same-Sex Blessings

    05/23/2018 11:32:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 22, 2018 | Francis X. Rocca
    Reports that Pope Francis told a sex-abuse victim that God made him gay have drawn headlines this week, with many observers inferring a new level of acceptance of homosexuality, which the catechism of the Catholic Church describes as objectively disordered. The Vatican spokesman declined to confirm or deny the statement, citing a policy of not commenting on the popes private conversations. But no aspect of Pope Francis five-year reign has been better known or more controversial than his conciliatory approach to gay people, most famously expressed in his 2013 words about gay priests: Who am I to judge?
  • Is this World a Womb or a Tomb for You?

    05/23/2018 9:19:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-22-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Is this World a Womb or a Tomb for You? Msgr. Charles Pope • May 22, 2018 • There is a line in the first reading for Wednesday of the seventh week of the year that reminds us to be humble and to realize that things—including us—are passing:You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears (James 4:14).This is an antidote of sorts to the modern tendencies of excessive self-esteem and lack of concern for our death. Despite the advances of modern science and technology, we cannot even be sure of the next beat of our...
  • Catholic Alternatives to the Boy Scouts

    05/22/2018 7:29:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies
    05.22.18
    Troops of Saint George | Virtus. Honor. Fraternitas. https://troopsofsaintgeorge.org/ The Troops of Saint George is a fraternal Catholic nonprofit apostolate for priests, men, and young men looking for a life of adventure coupled with virtue.----------------------------------------------------------------------------Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE) | Explorers Youth ... https://www.fneexplorers.com/ Boys and girls learn how to assume responsibility, leadership positions, to work hard within a diverse team and as individuals and to finish what they start. Activities are constructive with purpose and structure to develop skills and useable knowledge and experiences that will measurably help develop the all- around child
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-23-18

    05/22/2018 7:53:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-23-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 23, 2018 Wednesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jas 4:13-17 Beloved:Come now, you who say,"Today or tomorrow we shall go into such and such a town,spend a year there doing business, and make a profit"you have no idea what your life will be like tomorrow.You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears.Instead you should say,"If the Lord wills it, we shall live to do this or that."But now you are boasting in your arrogance.All such boasting is evil.So for one who knows the right thing to doand does not do...
  • Five Images of the Holy Spirit from Scripture

    05/22/2018 8:07:12 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-21-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Five Images of the Holy Spirit from Scripture Msgr. Charles Pope • May 21, 2018 • One of the quirks of the post-conciliar liturgy is that the octave of Pentecost was dropped. Generally, the post-conciliar age has tried to emphasize the gifts and works of the Holy Spirit, so eliminating the octave of Pentecost is quite paradoxical. The Feast of Pentecost ranks right up there with Easter and the Nativity, both of which have an octave, yet the octave of Pentecost fell away. So it is that on the Monday after Pentecost we are back to ordinary time and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-22-18, OM, St. Rita of Cascia, Religious

    05/21/2018 10:06:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 22, 2018 Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jas 4:1-10 Beloved:Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you come from?Is it not from your passions that make war within your members?You covet but do not possess.You kill and envy but you cannot obtain;you fight and wage war.You do not possess because you do not ask.You ask but do not receive, because you ask wrongly,to spend it on your passions.Adulterers!Do you not know that to be a lover of the world means enmity with God?Therefore, whoever wants to be a lover of...
  • God made you gay: Did Pope Francis just tell the lie of the century?

    05/21/2018 12:04:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/20/2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    ROME, May 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis’ alleged infelicitous counsel to a gay man, if not retracted, risks slowly killing the same-sex attracted by affirming them to death.   According to multiple reports, a gay man who visited Pope Francis at the Vatican last week is alleging the Pope told him, “God made you gay.” The allegation comes from Juan Carlos Cruz, one of the child victims of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy. The comment has quickly coiled around the world. Such a strong remark, from such a seat of moral and spiritual authority, would surely tighten the...
  • Pope's reported comment to a gay man may indicate a new level of acceptance of homosexuality

    05/21/2018 7:35:39 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 172 replies
    LA Times ^ | 21 May 2018 | By TOM KINGTON
    Pope Francis has reportedly told a gay man that "God made you that way and loves you as you are," apparently pushing the pontiff's acceptance of homosexuality to a new level. Francis made the comments to Juan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean victim of priestly sexual abuse who recently spent days with the pope at the Vatican to discuss his ordeal as the pontiff moves to tackle decades of coverups and ostracism of victims in the Chilean church, according to the Spanish newspaper El Pais. Cruz was quoted as having discussed his homosexuality with Francis. "He told me: 'Juan Carlos, I...
  • A Look at the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

    05/21/2018 7:51:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-20-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Look at the Fruits of the Holy Spirit Msgr. Charles Pope • May 20, 2018 • On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was given unto our mission to the ends of the earth. Among His gifts are the fruits of the Spirit which deserve our attention today.The Fruits of the Holy Spirit in the Catholic Catechism and Tradition are drawn largely from St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians where he writes,But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-21-18, M, Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

    05/20/2018 9:24:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 21, 2018 Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church Reading 1 Gn 3:9-15, 20 After Adam had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to him and asked him, "Where are you?"He answered, "I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself."Then he asked, "Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!"The man replied, "The woman whom you put here with meshe gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it."The LORD God then...
  • The Spirit of the Lord Filled the Earth A Homily for Pentecost

    05/20/2018 6:22:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-19-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Spirit of the Lord Filled the Earth – A Homily for Pentecost Msgr. Charles Pope • May 19, 2018 • What a wondrous and challenging feast we celebrate at Pentecost! A feast like this challenges us because it puts to the lie a lazy, sleepy, hidden, and tepid Christian life. The Lord Jesus said to apostles, and still says to us, I have come to cast a fire on the earth (Luke 12:49). This is a feast about fire, a transformative, refining, purifying fire that the Lord wants to kindle in us and in this world. It is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-20-18, SOL, Pentecost Sunday

    05/19/2018 7:36:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 54 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 20, 2018 Pentecost Sunday - Mass during the Day Reading 1 Acts 2:1-11 When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,they were all in one place together.And suddenly there came from the skya noise like a strong driving wind,and it filled the entire house in which they were.Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,which parted and came to rest on each one of them.And they were all filled with the Holy Spiritand began to speak in different tongues,as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem.At...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-19-18, SOL, Pentecost, Vigil Mass

    05/19/2018 4:43:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    USCCB.org/ ^ | 05-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 20, 2018 Pentecost Sunday - At the Vigil Mass Reading 1 Gn 11:1-9 The whole world spoke the same language, using the same words.While the people were migrating in the east,they came upon a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there.They said to one another,"Come, let us mold bricks and harden them with fire."They used bricks for stone, and bitumen for mortar.Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a cityand a tower with its top in the sky,and so make a name for ourselves;otherwise we shall be scattered all over the earth." The LORD came...
  • The Father's grief

    05/19/2018 10:26:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 11-01-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Father's grief Question: Should we more fully realize that God the Father suffered grief and sorrow at the crucifixion of his Son? — Robert Bonsignore, Brooklyn, New York Answer: To suffer sorrow and grief or other emotions does not pertain to the divine nature. Although the Scriptures do speak of God as being angry or pleased, jealous or exacting vengeance, etc., these are said by way of analogy and speak to God’s determination to set things right. God the Father certainly does love his Son and did “care” what was happening to him on the cross, but not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-19-18

    05/18/2018 9:47:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 19, 2018 Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter - Mass in the Morning Reading 1 Acts 28:16-20, 30-31 When he entered Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself,with the soldier who was guarding him. Three days later he called together the leaders of the Jews.When they had gathered he said to them, "My brothers,although I had done nothing against our peopleor our ancestral customs,I was handed over to the Romans as a prisoner from Jerusalem.After trying my case the Romans wanted to release me,because they found nothing against me deserving the death penalty.But when the Jews...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pioneers of the Underground Church in China

    05/18/2018 4:06:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 11, 2018 | Teresa Marie Moreau
    And fear ye not them that kill the body and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell. - Matthew 10:28 From love, Timothy Peter Leonard was created, and from hate, he was destroyed.Born on the Feast of the Holy Apostles, June 29, 1893, the County Limerick native seemed destined to win a martyrs crown, like Saint Peter, who was crucified upside down in Neros amphitheater, and Saint Paul, who was beheaded with a sword in Aquae Salviae.But rather than in Rome, the Eternal City, he would win...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Why Did All the Chilean Bishops Offer Pope Their Resignations?

    05/18/2018 6:18:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | Steve Skojec
    Was going to write a post about this. Decided a quick video would be faster on a Friday afternoon. Please feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments.Have a good weekend, everyone! Why Did All the Chilean Bishops Offer Pope Their Resignations?