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  • How Does Idealism Negatively Affect Marriage?

    09/26/2017 7:27:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-25-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Does Idealism Negatively Affect Marriage? Msgr. Charles Pope • September 25, 2017 • Those who seek to strengthen Holy Matrimony and stem the tide of failed marriages propose many remedies, among them better catechesis, improved marriage preparation, and greater emphasis on the sacrament in sermons. All of these are fine ideas and necessary steps, but let’s also ponder a deep but often unexplored root of the trouble with marriage today: idealism or unrealistic expectations.Although we live in cynical times, many people still hold a highly idealistic view of marriage: that it should be romantic, joyful, loving, and happy...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-26-17, OM, Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs

    09/25/2017 8:48:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies ^ | 09-26-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 26, 2017 Tuesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ezr 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20King Darius issued an order to the officialsof West-of-Euphrates:"Let the governor and the elders of the Jewscontinue the work on that house of God;they are to rebuild it on its former site.I also issue this decreeconcerning your dealing with these elders of the Jewsin the rebuilding of that house of God:From the royal revenue, the taxes of West-of-Euphrates,let these men be repaid for their expenses, in full and without delay.I, Darius, have issued this decree;let it be carefully executed." The elders of the...
  • The Punishment of Complete Loss and What It Says to Us

    09/25/2017 7:58:34 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-24-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Punishment of Complete Loss and What It Says to Us Msgr. Charles Pope • September 24, 2017 • The Burning of Jerusalem, Circle of Juan de la CorteIn the Office of Readings, we are currently reading from the prophet Ezekiel. Sunday’s reading warns of the possibility that moral conditions in the world can get so awful, even among the people of God, that He must take the strongest and most severe of measures.Ezekiel experienced the coming disaster upon Israel very personally as a last warning to the people.Thus the word of the Lord came to me: Son of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-25-17

    09/24/2017 9:00:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 09-25-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 25, 2017 Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 EzR 1:1-6In the first year of Cyrus, king of Persia,in order to fulfill the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah,the LORD inspired King Cyrus of Persiato issue this proclamation throughout his kingdom,both by word of mouth and in writing:"Thus says Cyrus, king of Persia:'All the kingdoms of the earththe LORD, the God of heaven, has given to me,and he has also charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem,which is in Judah.Therefore, whoever among you belongs to any part of his people,let him go...

    09/24/2017 9:45:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    RCR ^ | 09/23/2017
    I have said it before and I will say it over and over --if we are not living in the days which Christ promised to shorten for the sake of the elect, then I fear what is to come. Confusion is rampant, truth has all but disappeared, apostasy is manifest, and even those who are allegedly Christ's shepherds betray him on a daily basis. In the words of a wise and holy priest --"Today if a person doesn't have extensive theological training or at least access to a holy priest they are toast". FROM THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL— "Rhode Island’s Islamic...
  • Dimensions of Discipleship - A Homily for the 25th Sunday of the Year

    09/24/2017 8:10:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-23-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Dimensions of Discipleship - A Homily for the 25th Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • September 23, 2017 • credit: זלדה10, wikimediaWhat Jesus teaches in this Sunday’s Gospel is one of those parables that rock our world and challenge our worldly way of thinking. Frankly, that is one of its purposes. We are tempted to side with the laborers who worked the longest, thinking that their being paid the same amount as those who worked only for an hour is unfair.Think very carefully before asking God to be “fair.” What we really should ask of God is...
  • Clergy and Lay Scholars Issue Filial Correction of Pope Francis

    09/24/2017 7:03:02 AM PDT · by 198ml · 6 replies
    NC Register ^ | 9/23/17 | NC Register
    A group of clergy and lay scholars from around the world have taken the very rare step of presenting Pope Francis with a formal filial correction, accusing him of propagating heresies concerning marriage, the moral life, and reception of the sacraments. Entitled Correctio filialis de haeresibus propagatis, meaning A Filial Correction Concerning the Propagation of Heresies, the 25 page letter was delivered to the Holy Father at his Santa Marta residence on Aug. 11.
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 09-24-17, Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    09/23/2017 8:48:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 47 replies ^ | 09-24-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 24, 2017 Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 55:6-9Seek the LORD while he may be found,call him while he is near.Let the scoundrel forsake his way,and the wicked his thoughts;let him turn to the LORD for mercy;to our God, who is generous in forgiving.For my thoughts are not your thoughts,nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD.As high as the heavens are above the earth,so high are my ways above your waysand my thoughts above your thoughts. Responsorial Psalm Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18R. (18a) The Lord is near to all who call upon him.Every day...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, 07-03-17, Saint Thomas the Apostle

    09/23/2017 6:58:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 07-03-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Saint Thomas | Georges de La TourSaint Thomas the Apostle Saint of the Day for July 3 (1st Century – December 21, 72)  Saint Thomas the Apostle’s Story Poor Thomas! He made one remark and has been branded as “Doubting Thomas” ever since. But if he doubted, he also believed. He made what is certainly the most explicit statement of faith in the New Testament: “My Lord and My God!” and, in so expressing his faith, gave Christians a prayer that will be said till the end of time. He also occasioned a compliment...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, 07-02-17, Saint Oliver Plunkett

    09/23/2017 6:33:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 07-02-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Oliver Plunket | Edward Luttrell Saint Oliver Plunkett Saint of the Day for July 2 (November 1, 1629 – July 1, 1681)  Saint Oliver Plunkett’s Story The name of today’s saint is especially familiar to the Irish and the English—and with good reason. The English martyred Oliver Plunkett for defending the faith in his native Ireland during a period of severe persecution.Born in County Meath in 1629, Oliver studied for the priesthood in Rome and was ordained there in 1654. After some years of teaching and service to the poor of Rome he was appointed...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, 07-01-17, Saint Junipero Serra

    09/23/2017 6:26:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies ^ | 07-01-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Portrait of Fray Junipero Serra | Detroit Publishing CompanySaint Junipero Serra Saint of the Day for July 1 (November 24, 1713 – August 28, 1784)  Saint Junipero Serra’s Story In 1776, when the American Revolution was beginning in the east, another part of the future United States was being born in California. That year a gray-robed Franciscan founded Mission San Juan Capistrano, now famous for its annually returning swallows. San Juan was the seventh of nine missions established under the direction of this indomitable Spaniard.Born on Spain’s island of Mallorca, Serra entered the Franciscan...
  • BREAKING: 62 Scholars correct Pope Francis for "propagating heresies"

    09/23/2017 4:03:36 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 126 replies
    Lifesite news ^ | 9/23/17 | Pete Baklinski
    ROME, September 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Expressing “profound grief” and “filial devotion,” Catholic clergy and lay scholars from around the world have issued what they are calling a “Filial Correction” to Pope Francis for “propagating heresy.” The Filial Correction, in the form of a 25-page letter, bears the signatures of sixty-two Catholic academics, researchers, and scholars in various fields from twenty countries. They assert that Pope Francis has supported heretical positions about marriage, the moral life, and the Eucharist that are causing a host of “heresies and other errors” to spread throughout the Catholic Church. The correction was delivered to...
  • Begotten Son

    09/23/2017 9:31:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies ^ | 08-23-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Begotten Son Jesus Christ shares in the nature of the Father from whom all fatherhood has its origin Msgr. Charles Pope 8/23/2017 Question: In the Nicene Creed, a line confuses me about Jesus: “... the only begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages.” If Jesus was eternally with the Father before his incarnation, how can we say he is “begotten … before all ages”? His physical body was only conceived in time. — Richard Smith, Garden Valley, Idaho Answer: You imply by your question that only human beings are begotten, and this somehow is tied only to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-23-17, M, St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

    09/22/2017 8:10:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 09-23-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 23, 2017 Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest Reading 1 1 Tm 6:13-16Beloved:I charge you before God, who gives life to all things,and before Christ Jesus,who gave testimony under Pontius Pilatefor the noble confession,to keep the commandment without stain or reproachuntil the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christthat the blessed and only rulerwill make manifest at the proper time,the King of kings and Lord of lords,who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light,and whom no human being has seen or can see.To him be honor and eternal power. Amen. Responsorial Psalm Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5R....
  • Catholic Caucus: A NOBLE BEAUTY (the Traditional Latin Mass) Exclusive interview with...

    09/22/2017 6:27:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    o clarim ^ | September 22, 2017 | Aurelio Porfiri
    A NOBLE BEAUTY Exclusive interview with Dr Peter Kwasniewski We celebrate this year the 10th anniversary of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, a document released by Pope Benedict XVI that liberalized the use of the pre-Vatican II Missal. If we want to know something more about the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the pre Vatican II Mass), we could read Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness (2017, Angelico Press) by Peter Kwasniewski, a very well known scholar in the field of liturgy. Dr Peter Kwasniewski, choirmaster at the Wyoming Catholic College (USA), certainly presents very strong arguments to defend...
  • What Happened at the Vaticans Bio-Extinction Conference

    09/22/2017 4:43:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/21/17 | Stefano Gennarini
    A conference sponsored by two pontifical academies embraced a kind of environmental determinism that looks at human reproduction as a mere bio-technical issue.A papal commission is reviewing Humanae Vitae ahead of its 50th anniversary in 2018. Some worry the commission is part of a conspiracy to change the teaching of the Church on spousal love and procreation. Its hard to say. On the positive side, a review of Blessed Paul VIs final encyclical could clear away many misconceptions about the magisterial teaching on the transmission of life, chief among them the notion that the Church should sanction population control to...
  • When Honor Eclipses Truth

    09/22/2017 8:07:07 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-21-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    When Honor Eclipses Truth Msgr. Charles Pope • September 21, 2017 • Every year at about this time we read St. Augustine’s sermon “On Pastors” in the Office of Readings of the Liturgy of the Hours. As you know, priests are required to read the Divine Office daily; St. Augustine’s sermon extends over the better part of two weeks. It amounts to a stern warning for priests who too easily live off the sheep instead of shepherding them rightly.There are tender moments in the sermon as well. At one point, commenting on a passage from Ezekiel rebuking bad shepherds...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-22-17

    09/21/2017 7:32:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 09-22-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 22, 2017 Friday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Tm 6:2c-12Beloved:Teach and urge these things.Whoever teaches something differentand does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christand the religious teachingis conceited, understanding nothing,and has a morbid disposition for arguments and verbal disputes.From these come envy, rivalry, insults, evil suspicions,and mutual friction among people with corrupted minds,who are deprived of the truth,supposing religion to be a means of gain.Indeed, religion with contentment is a great gain.For we brought nothing into the world,just as we shall not be able to take anything out...
  • On Jesus Merciful Call of St. Matthew, a Great Sinner

    09/21/2017 10:05:20 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-20-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On Jesus’ Merciful Call of St. Matthew, a Great Sinner Msgr. Charles Pope • September 20, 2017 • On this Feast Day of St. Matthew, we must acknowledge a great mercy in Jesus’ call. As a tax collector, Matthew was considered a great sinner. In fact, the term “tax collector” was a biblical euphemism for great sinner. Yet despite this, Jesus called him to be an Apostle.In our times, many set mercy and the fact that we are sinners in opposition to each other, but the Lord Jesus unites these realities together. For the Lord, mercy is necessary because...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-21-17, FEAST, St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

    09/20/2017 7:58:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 09-21-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 21, 2017 Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist Reading 1 Eph 4:1-7, 11-13Brothers and sisters:I, a prisoner for the Lord,urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,with all humility and gentleness, with patience,bearing with one another through love,striving to preserve the unity of the Spiritthrough the bond of peace:one Body and one Spirit,as you were also called to the one hope of your call;one Lord, one faith, one baptism;one God and Father of all,who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of usaccording...