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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-10-20

    07/09/2020 9:25:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-10-20 | Revised New American Bible
    July 10 2020 Friday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Hos 14:2-10 Thus says the LORD: Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God; you have collapsed through your guilt. Take with you words, and return to the LORD; Say to him, “Forgive all iniquity, and receive what is good, that we may render as offerings the bullocks from our stalls. Assyria will not save us, nor shall we have horses to mount; We shall say no more, ‘Our god,’ to the work of our hands; for in you the orphan finds compassion.” I will heal...
  • Sobering Spiritual Truths According to St. John of the Cross

    07/09/2020 10:20:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-08-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on July 7, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope Sobering Spiritual Truths According to St. John of the Cross In today’s post I would like to ponder some hard and sobering spiritual truths, but ones that will set us free.In calling them “hard truths”, I mean that they are not the usual cozy bromides that many seek. They speak bluntly about the more irksome and difficult realities we face. If we come to accept them, though, they have a strange way of bringing serenity by getting us to focus us on the right things rather than spending our time...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-09-20, OM, St. Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs

    07/08/2020 10:02:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-09-20 | Revised New American Bible
    July 9 2020 Thursday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Hos 11:1-4, 8e-9 Thus says the LORD: When Israel was a child I loved him, out of Egypt I called my son. The more I called them, the farther they went from me, Sacrificing to the Baals and burning incense to idols. Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk, who took them in my arms; I drew them with human cords, with bands of love; I fostered them like one who raises an infant to his cheeks; Yet, though I stooped to feed my...
  • As one Catholic college almost goes full Marxist, another is a voice for human decency

    07/08/2020 7:38:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/08/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    The Jesuits were once renowned for their intellectual rigor. Any person who graduated from a Jesuit-run institution was presumptively well educated, morally centered, and capable of reasoning. Marquette University, a Jesuit institution, has slipped from that standard, for it attacked an incoming freshman for supporting Trump. However, the bracing honesty coming from New Saint Andrews College signals that there's still hope for a rigorous Christian education in America. In 1881, the Jesuits founded Marquette University, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To Marquette's credit, although established as a single-sex men's college, in 1909, it became the first coeducational Catholic university in the world....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-08-20

    07/07/2020 10:03:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-08-20 | Revised New American Bible
    July 8 2020 Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12 Israel is a luxuriant vine whose fruit matches its growth. The more abundant his fruit, the more altars he built; The more productive his land, the more sacred pillars he set up. Their heart is false, now they pay for their guilt; God shall break down their altars and destroy their sacred pillars. If they would say, “We have no king”— Since they do not fear the LORD, what can the king do for them?The king of Samaria shall disappear, like foam...
  • Catholic Mag That Demonized Those Who Spoke Out About Christian Persecution Wonders Why No One is Doing So

    07/07/2020 1:58:57 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | July 7, 2020 | Robert Spencer
    sday, the Jesuit periodical America sounded a dark note: “Are Nigeria’s Christians the target of a genocide? That is the conclusion of a number of religious freedom analysts and Nigerian clergy.” Yet the venerable Leftist Catholic magazine’s warning was veritably dripping with irony, for the same publication has for quite some time been vilifying and smearing people who did speak out against the persecution of Christians in Nigeria and elsewhere...America magazine is not actually being as inconsistent as it may seem at first glance. Even though America’s Kevin Clarke identifies Boko Haram as made up of “Islamic militants,” it is...
  • What Does It Mean to Trust in God?

    07/07/2020 10:06:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-06-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posts Posted on July 6, 2020July 6, 2020 What Does It Mean to Trust in God? We are often told to trust in God, and many of us have counseled others who are anxious or downcast to do so. But what does that mean?In some cases, when people give this counsel they mean this: Don’t worry, God will eventually give you what want. God will come around to your way of thinking at some point. Hang in there and wait for God to answer (your way). He’ll take care of things (in a way that pleases you).This is not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-07-20

    07/06/2020 9:04:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-07-20 | Revised New American Bible
    July 7 2020 Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Hos 8:4-7, 11-13 Thus says the LORD: They made kings in Israel, but not by my authority; they established princes, but without my approval. With their silver and gold they made idols for themselves, to their own destruction. Cast away your calf, O Samaria! my wrath is kindled against them; How long will they be unable to attain innocence in Israel? The work of an artisan, no god at all, Destined for the flames— such is the calf of Samaria!When they sow the wind, they shall...
  • A Warning From The Prophet Amos Explains a Lot of Our Current Decline

    07/06/2020 11:04:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-02-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on July 2, 2020July 2, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope A Warning From The Prophet Amos Explains a Lot of Our Current Decline Continuing this small series on the decline of culture, a word from the Prophet Amos in today’s reading (Thursday of the 13th week of the year) paints a brief picture of what happens when we a nation demand that the Word of God be banished from it hearing. The picture is not complete and may need a bit of adjustment to fit our times but the basic parameters are clear. Let’s look at an excerpt...
  • Catholic Schools, Cut The ‘White Privilege’ Lectures And Teach About Marxism’s Evils

    07/06/2020 7:26:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 6, 2020 | Carina Benton
    Teach About Marxism’s Evils We cannot allow another generation to emerge from our schools so ignorant of communism's horrors that they see no problem in courting, dabbling with, or even passively accepting one of history’s most noxious ideologies.
 My child’s Catholic school sent home a letter to parents this week recommending “conversations about white privilege” to encourage “compassionate hearts and confident minds.” Regurgitating the radical-left bile that fuels the fires of resentment and division will not enrich students emotionally or intellectually. Instead, Catholic schools should teach students about the evils of Marxism.Marxist apostles are orchestrating the chaos and violence plaguing...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-06-20, OM, St. Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr

    07/05/2020 10:34:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-06-20 | Revised New American Bible
    July 6 2020 Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Hos 2:16, 17c-18, 21-22 Thus says the LORD: I will allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak to her heart. She shall respond there as in the days of her youth, when she came up from the land of Egypt.On that day, says the LORD, She shall call me “My husband,” and never again “My baal.”I will espouse you to me forever: I will espouse you in right and in justice, in love and in mercy; I will espouse you in fidelity,...
  • Stop Yoking Around - A Homily for the 14th Sunday of the Year

    07/05/2020 3:07:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-04-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on July 4, 2020 Stop Yoking Around – A Homily for the 14th Sunday of the Year We in the West live in a place and at a time in which almost every burden of manual labor has been eliminated. Not only that, but creature comforts abound. Everything from air conditioning to hair conditioning, from fast food to high speed internet, from to indoor plumbing to outdoor grilling, from instant computer downloads to instant coffee machines. You don’t even have write letters anymore, just press send and a text or email is delivered nearly instantaneously. Yet despite all...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-05-20, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    07/05/2020 12:03:07 AM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-05-20 | Revised New American Bible
    July 5, 2020 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Zec 9:9-10 Thus says the LORD: Rejoice heartily, O daughter Zion, shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem! See, your king shall come to you; a just savior is he, meek, and riding on an ass, on a colt, the foal of an ass. He shall banish the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem; the warrior’s bow shall be banished, and he shall proclaim peace to the nations. His dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. Responsorial Psalm...
  • Right Fear, Wrong Fear

    07/04/2020 7:56:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-01-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on July 1, 2020July 2, 2020 Right Fear, Wrong Fear The readings from Tuesday (13th week of the year speak about the right and wrong kinds of fear. The wrong kind of fear is illustrated in the Gospel reading:As Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?” Then he got up,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-04-20, OM, Independence Day

    07/03/2020 9:06:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-04-20 | Revised New American Bible
    July 4 2020 Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Am 9:11-15 Thus says the LORD: On that day I will raise up the fallen hut of David; I will wall up its breaches, raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old, That they may conquer what is left of Edom and all the nations that shall bear my name, say I, the LORD, who will do this. Yes, days are coming, says the LORD, When the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the vintager, him who sows the seed; The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-03-20, FEAST, St. Thomas, Apostle

    07/02/2020 10:16:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-03-20 | Revised New American Bible
    July 3 2020 Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle Reading 1 Eph 2:19-22 Brothers and sisters: You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord; in him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. Responsorial Psalm 117:1bc, 2 R. (Mark 16:15) Go out to all...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-02-20

    07/01/2020 10:17:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-02-20 | Revised New American Bible
    July 2 2020 Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Am 7:10-17 Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent word to Jeroboam, king of Israel: “Amos has conspired against you here within Israel; the country cannot endure all his words. For this is what Amos says: Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be exiled from its land.”To Amos, Amaziah said: “Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah! There earn your bread by prophesying, but never again prophesy in Bethel; for it is the king’s sanctuary and a royal temple.” Amos answered...
  • Of Hunger and Hallucinations – How the Stages of Starvation Describe the Decaying West

    07/01/2020 10:40:34 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-29-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on June 30, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope Of Hunger and Hallucinations – How the Stages of Starvation Describe the Decaying West This is the third in a series of articles on the decline of the West. Given the exceptionally poor condition of whatever is left of Western Culture and Christendom, it may help us in this article to gain some perspective of what is going on from the stages of starvation.Physical hunger is a serious problem; We are obliged to assist the starving and malnourished. But even more prevalent these days is spiritual hunger, if not outright...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-01-20, OM, St. Junipero Serra, Priest

    06/30/2020 11:03:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-01-20 | Revised New American Bible
    July 1 2020 Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Am 5:14-15, 21-24 Seek good and not evil, that you may live; Then truly will the LORD, the God of hosts, be with you as you claim! Hate evil and love good, and let justice prevail at the gate; Then it may be that the LORD, the God of hosts, will have pity on the remnant of Joseph.I hate, I spurn your feasts, says the LORD, I take no pleasure in your solemnities; Your cereal offerings I will not accept, nor consider your stall-fed peace offerings....
  • Catholic university threatens to revoke scholarship of student who criticized its pro-LGBTQ tweet

    06/30/2020 9:06:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 06/30/2020 | MATT LAMB
    A Catholic institution should uphold Catholic beliefs’A student at Villanova University is accusing her academic advisor of trying to intimidate her over tweets critical of the university’s promotion of Pride Month. Melanie Didioti, a graduate student at the Catholic university outside of Philadelphia, recently tweeted criticism of the school’s athletic department for its Pride Month tweet on June 22. The tweet said: “Love is Love. Happy #PrideMonth – We are proud to be an ally of the LGBTQ+ Community.”