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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-20-17,M, Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon,Paul Chong Ha-sang, Martyrs

    09/19/2017 9:24:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies ^ | 09-20-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 20, 2017 Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, and Paul ChĹŹng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs Reading 1 1 Tm 3:14-16Beloved:I am writing you,although I hope to visit you soon.But if I should be delayed,you should know how to behave in the household of God,which is the Church of the living God,the pillar and foundation of truth.Undeniably great is the mystery of devotion, Who was manifested in the flesh,vindicated in the spirit,seen by angels,proclaimed to the Gentiles,believed in throughout the world,taken up in glory. Responsorial Psalm Ps 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6R. (2) How great are the works of the...
  • Worried About the State of the World? Here Are 5 Bible Verses You Should Know!

    09/19/2017 8:05:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies ^ | September 19, 2017 | Gary Zimak
    Worried About the State of the World? Here Are 5 Bible Verses You Should Know!Gary Zimak Let’s be honest…there are some frightening things going on in the world. Every day we are bombarded with news about terrorism, natural disasters, war and many other threats. While it’s not necessarily a bad thing, advanced technology now makes it possible for weather forecasters to alert us to the possibility of tornadoes and hurricanes weeks in advance. In the same way, the popularity of the Internet makes it difficult to escape from “bad news”. It often seems like there is no place to hide....
  • Father Tom: I Don't Know Why They Didn't Kill Me (Priest Kidnapped in Yemen)

    09/19/2017 12:24:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 18 September 2017
    'Why they did not kill me, why they didn't tie my hands, I don't know,' he said. Describing his 18-month ordeal, Father Tom Uzhannalil told reporters in Rome he still did not know why he was not killed. Using the only Arabic he knew, the priest said he told his captors: 'Ana hindiin' ("I am Indian").' He said: 'Perhaps they wanted some ransom or whatever it is. I only believe that maybe God had put that into their heads when I said, "I am Indian" and they made me sit there while they killed the others, the Sisters.' Father Tom...
  • A Meditation on the Delay and Silence of God

    09/19/2017 7:29:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-18-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Meditation on the Delay and Silence of God Msgr. Charles Pope • September 18, 2017 • I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but God doesn’t seem to be in a big hurry about most things. This has been a hard lesson for me to learn.We live in a loud, fast-paced world, one of constantly “breaking news,” in which crisis and urgency are the predominant mode. Instant communication and quick responses are expected, even demanded.At the national level, there is hardly any reporting at all by the media before there is a rush to analyze, comment, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-19-17, OM, St. Januarius, Bishop and Martyr

    09/18/2017 9:01:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 09-19-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 19, 2017 Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Tm 3:1-13Beloved, this saying is trustworthy:whoever aspires to the office of bishop desires a noble task.Therefore, a bishop must be irreproachable,married only once, temperate, self-controlled,decent, hospitable, able to teach,not a drunkard, not aggressive, but gentle,not contentious, not a lover of money.He must manage his own household well,keeping his children under control with perfect dignity;for if a man does not know how to manage his own household,how can he take care of the Church of God?He should not be a recent convert,so that he may not...
  • Can We Influence How the Lord will Judge Us?

    09/18/2017 8:17:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-17-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Can We Influence How the Lord will Judge Us? Msgr. Charles Pope • September 17, 2017 • The readings from Mass for the 24th Sunday of the Year were a continuation from the previous Sunday, when our Lord taught us of the requirement that we correct one another. Yesterday’s readings remind us that our correction must be done with mercy and humility. Failing to correct an erring or sinning brother is not mercy at all, but correcting in a harsh or mean-spirited way falls short as well.As an extended meditation on yesterday’s Gospel let’s consider a kind of “mathematics”...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-18-17

    09/17/2017 9:31:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 09-18-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 18, 2017 Monday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Tm 2:1-8Beloved:First of all, I ask that supplications, prayers,petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone,for kings and for all in authority,that we may lead a quiet and tranquil lifein all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing to God our savior,who wills everyone to be savedand to come to knowledge of the truth. For there is one God.There is also one mediator between God and men,the man Christ Jesus,who gave himself as ransom for all. This was the testimony at the proper time. For...
  • Pope admits Vatican has 2000-case backlog of sexual abuse cases

    09/17/2017 12:46:23 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 49 replies
    The Associated Press via ^ | May 13, 2017 | Nicole Winfield
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) -- Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that the Vatican has a 2,000-case backlog in processing clerical sex abuse cases and says criticism of the slow pace was justified. But he says more staff are being added and insists the Vatican is "on the right path." Francis was making his first comments about the criticism leveled at the Vatican's handling of sex abuse cases by Marie Collins, an Irish abuse survivor who resigned from Francis' sex abuse advisory commission in March. Collins quit because of what she said was the "unacceptable" level of resistance within the Vatican...
  • Finding Forgiveness Through the Magnificence of Mercy - A Homily for the 24th Sunday of the Year

    09/17/2017 7:54:12 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-16-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Finding Forgiveness Through the Magnificence of Mercy - A Homily for the 24th Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • September 16, 2017 • The Gospel this Sunday draws us into a remarkably sensitive area of the faith, that of forgiving others who may have harmed us. There are many who been authentically hurt and others who in offering forgiveness will become vulnerable to further harm. Forgiveness is something we experience as a very personal call; in some cases, it may be the most challenging thing we are ever asked to do.I have titled this Homily carefully; if...
  • Sodomites and Power: Either You Let Us Destroy The Church, or We Will Destroy The Church

    09/17/2017 12:14:03 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    Ann Barnhardt ^ | 9/15/17 | Ann Barnhardt
    I have received many emails from folks thanking me for discussing the Antipapacy and the ascendancy of the apostate anti-church, and how consoling it is. I hear you. There is much more to say and discuss. The first thing I want to discuss is a theme that I have been desperately trying to convey for years, namely that “they don’t actually believe any of that Catholic bullshit“. Still, after all of this, so many comment boxes and written commentary simply can’t understand how it is that Antipope Bergoglio, Fr. James Martin, Ethh Jay (the notorious faggot priest who is aggressively...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 09-17-17, Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    09/16/2017 9:48:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies ^ | 09-17-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 17, 2017 Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Sir 27:30—28:7Wrath and anger are hateful things,yet the sinner hugs them tight.The vengeful will suffer the LORD's vengeance,for he remembers their sins in detail.Forgive your neighbor's injustice;then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven.Could anyone nourish anger against anotherand expect healing from the LORD?Could anyone refuse mercy to another like himself,can he seek pardon for his own sins?If one who is but flesh cherishes wrath,who will forgive his sins?Remember your last days, set enmity aside;remember death and decay, and cease from sin!Think of the commandments, hate not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-16-17, M,St. Cornelius, Pope, St. Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs

    09/15/2017 8:19:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 09-16-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 16, 2017 Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs Reading 1 1 Tm 1:15-17Beloved:This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance:Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.Of these I am the foremost.But for that reason I was mercifully treated,so that in me, as the foremost,Christ Jesus might display all his patience as an examplefor those who would come to believe in him for everlasting life. To the king of ages, incorruptible, invisible, the only God,honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. Responsorial Psalm Ps 113:1b-2, 3-4, 5 and 6-7R. (2) Blessed be the name...
  • BREAKING: Catholic priests, pro-life activists arrested at U.S. abortion centers

    09/15/2017 12:28:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Sept, 15, 2017 | Lianne Laurence
    September 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Ten pro-life activists, including two Catholic priests, were arrested this morning at a Michigan and a Virginia abortion facility while attempting to persuade women not to abort their unborn children. The Friday “Red Rose Rescue” also took place at a third abortion center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Joan Andrews Bell, Joan McKee, Julia Haag, Bonnie Borel-Donough, Franciscan Father of the Renewal Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato were arrested this morning at the Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic at 101 S Whiting St. #215 in Alexandria, Virginia, according to spokesperson Larry Cirignano. Monica Migliorino Miller,...
  • Pondering the Night of the Senses and the Paradox That We See Farther in the Darkness

    09/15/2017 7:55:32 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-14-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Pondering the Night of the Senses and the Paradox That We See Farther in the Darkness Msgr. Charles Pope • September 14, 2017 • As human beings we are very visual; there is a certain demand of our flesh to see on its own terms. But of course God, who is pure spirit, will not be seen in this way.How can the human eye perceive what is spiritual? It is not designed to do so. We cannot see God as God any more than we should expect to be able to see justice sitting down to lunch with humility....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-15-17, M, Our Lady of Sorrows

    09/14/2017 9:06:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies ^ | 09-15-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 15, 2017 Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows Reading 1 1 Tm 1:1-2, 12-14Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our saviorand of Christ Jesus our hope,to Timothy, my true child in faith:grace, mercy, and peace from God the Fatherand Christ Jesus our Lord. I am grateful to him who has strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord,because he considered me trustworthyin appointing me to the ministry.I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and an arrogant man,but I have been mercifully treatedbecause I acted out of ignorance in my unbelief.Indeed, the grace of our Lord...
  • On the Paradoxical Freedom of Poverty

    09/14/2017 7:20:32 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-13-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Paradoxical Freedom of Poverty Msgr. Charles Pope • September 13, 2017 • There is a saying that you cannot steal from a man who has nothing and you cannot threaten a man who has nothing to lose. Of Jesus, the Son of Man who had nowhere to lay his head (Matt 8:20), this was surely true. The world had no claim on Him, nothing with which to hook Him or claim His loyalty. Even His life could not be taken from Him, for He had already laid it down freely (cf Jn 10:18).St. John Chrysostom spoke of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-14-17, FEAST, The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

    09/13/2017 10:02:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 09-14-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 14, 2017 Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Reading 1 Nm 21:4b-9With their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,"Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!" In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,which bit the people so that many of them died.Then the people came to Moses and said,"We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you.Pray the LORD to take the serpents from us."So Moses prayed for the...
  • Strange Moments In Liturgical History – How a Paragon of Liturgical Tradition May Have Caused ****

    09/13/2017 7:52:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-12-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Strange Moments In Liturgical History – How a Paragon of Liturgical Tradition May Have Caused Unintended Effects Msgr. Charles Pope • September 12, 2017 • I have been asked by a number of people what I think of Pope Francis’ recent decision to remand a lot of the task of translating sacred texts to regional bishops’ conferences. To be honest, I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, I share many of the concerns about how the norms will be applied and how consistently accurate translations will be assured, but on the other, I do not know if it...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-13-17, M, St. John Chrysostom, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    09/12/2017 9:06:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 09-13-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 13, 2017 Memorial of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Col 3:1-11Brothers and sisters:If you were raised with Christ, seek what is above,where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.When Christ your life appears,then you too will appear with him in glory. Put to death, then, the parts of you that are earthly:immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire,and the greed that is idolatry.Because of these the wrath of God is...
  • Considerations in Fraternal Correction

    09/12/2017 7:37:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-11-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Considerations in Fraternal Correction Msgr. Charles Pope • September 11, 2017 • Fraternal correction is so important to the health of individuals, the family, the Church, and even nations, that some further reflection following Sunday’s Gospel is in order. The correction of a sinner is complex and difficult to accomplish well. Many avoid it entirely, especially due to these hypersensitive times, when some people base their very identity on their sins. Many take correction very personally, even labeling it “hate speech.” Those who dare to correct are often shamed for doing so and accused of “judging.”Distinguishing between what God...