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  • How Barack Obama Fundamentally Transformed the United States

    01/16/2017 4:15:42 AM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    NC Register ^ | January 15, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    It was a bold statement, revolutionary even, surpassed only by the response of those in attendance, who, rather than pausing to reflect upon such an audacious assertion, wildly applauded. To be sure, these Obama enthusiasts would have ecstatically cheered anything he said at that moment. There was a full-fledged personality cult in motion at that time. The new president could have promised anything and received a giddy reaction. Obama himself admitted to serving as a kind of “blank screen” upon which Americans desiring some warm-and-fuzzy “hope and change” could project whatever they wanted. But even then, the words “fundamentally transform”...
  • Ethicist Says Ghostwriters Role in Amoris Is Troubling

    01/15/2017 11:15:53 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | January 15, 2017 | Michael Pakaluk
    It turns out that the most important footnote in 'Amoris Laetitia' may be one that's not there, because a key passage of the document is lifted almost verbatim from a 1995 essay in theology by Archbishop Victor Fernandez -- raising troubling questions about Fernandez's role as ghostwriter, and the magisterial force of his ideas. [Editor’s note: In this essay, Professor Michael Pakaluk of the Catholic University of America examines the role of Argentine Archbishop Victor Fernandez, a theological adviser to Pope Francis, in Amoris Laetitia, the pontiff’s document on the family. Crux invited Fernandez to respond, and his comments appear...
  • The Real Argument over Amoris Is an Old One over Conscience [Catholic Caucus]

    01/15/2017 11:22:44 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 5 replies
    Crux ^ | January 15, 2017 | Austen Ivereigh
    The furious reaction from critics of 'Amoris Laetitia' to the Maltese bishops' guidelines implementing it suggests that behind the debates and arguments over Francis's apostolic exhortation 'The Joy of Love' is a very old-fashioned, and still unresolved, dispute within the Church over the role of conscience. The heart of the  Amoris Laetitia disputes, which flared up again at the weekend following the Maltese bishops’ guidelines on the admission of the divorced-and-remarried to the sacraments, is not doctrine or law but the role of conscience.Both critics and partisans of the exhortation have correctly detected a clear shift in magisterial teaching in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-16-17

    01/15/2017 9:24:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-16-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 16, 2017 Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Heb5:1-10Brothers and sisters:Every high priest is taken from among menand made their representative before God,to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.He is able to deal patiently with the ignorant and erring,for he himself is beset by weaknessand so, for this reason, must make sin offerings for himselfas well as for the people.No one takes this honor upon himselfbut only when called by God,just as Aaron was.In the same way,it was not Christ who glorified himself in becoming high priest,but rather the one who said to him:You...
  • Who Is Jesus Christ? A Homily for the 2nd Sunday of the Year

    01/15/2017 8:05:50 AM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-14-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Who Is Jesus Christ? A Homily for the 2nd Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • January 15, 2017 • As Ordinary Time (tempus per annum) opens up, the lectionary continues to “introduce” Christ to us. The Christmas cycle now done, we must ask, “Who is Jesus Christ? Who is this savior who has been born for us?”In today’s Gospel, John the Baptist elaborates on this. John’s words are brief, but they are packed with Christological teaching. In this Gospel we learn at least five things about Jesus. We learn that He is prefigured, preexistent, preeminent, powerful, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-15-17, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

    01/14/2017 7:15:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-15-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 15, 2017 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 49:3, 5-6The LORD said to me: You are my servant,Israel, through whom I show my glory.Now the LORD has spokenwho formed me as his servant from the womb,that Jacob may be brought back to himand Israel gathered to him;and I am made glorious in the sight of the LORD,and my God is now my strength!It is too little, the LORD says, for you to be my servant,to raise up the tribes of Jacob,and restore the survivors of Israel;I will make you a light to the nations,that my salvation...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-14-17

    01/14/2017 12:23:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-14-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 14, 2017 Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Heb 4:12-16The word of God is living and effective,sharper than any two-edged sword,penetrating even between soul and spirit,joints and marrow,and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.No creature is concealed from him,but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of himto whom we must render an account. Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God,let us hold fast to our confession.For we do not have a high priestwho is unable to sympathize with...
  • Vain Sayings?

    01/14/2017 9:41:01 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 12-27-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Vain Sayings? Q. Is saying “Oh, my God!” when reacting to a situation or story taking the name of the Lord in vain?Janet, Wakefield, Kan. A. While the phrase “Oh, my God” could be a prayer, it is not usually meant in this way. More commonly it uses the Divine name as a mere expression of surprise or exasperation. This is not a reverent or prayerful use of God’s name in most circumstances. The word “vain” means empty. And, therefore, the context you cite would usually seem to qualify as using God’s name in vain. However, in assigning culpability (blameworthiness),...
  • Sins Against Hope

    01/13/2017 9:11:47 AM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-12-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Sins Against Hope Msgr. Charles Pope • January 13, 2017 • In yesterday’s post, we discussed the theological virtue of hope. This is the supernatural virtue whereby we confidently expect God’s help in attaining eternal life. The object of hope is not earthly things (e.g., better health, a higher-paying job), but rather God and the things awaiting us in Heaven. Hope pertains to things that are difficult but not impossible; we do not really need to hope for things that are at hand or easily obtained.Today, let’s ponder briefly some sins against hope. Expectation of God’s help must be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-13-17,OM, St. Hilary, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    01/12/2017 11:14:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-13-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 13, 2017 Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Heb 4:1-5, 11Let us be on our guardwhile the promise of entering into his rest remains,that none of you seem to have failed.For in fact we have received the Good News just as our ancestors did.But the word that they heard did not profit them,for they were not united in faith with those who listened.For we who believed enter into that rest,just as he has said: As I swore in my wrath, "They shall not enter into my rest," and yet his works were accomplishedat the...
  • Republicans Are Coming for Your Free Birth Control

    01/12/2017 1:35:13 PM PST · by mdittmar · 86 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Jan. 12, 2017 | Becca Andrews
    In the effort to dismantle Obamacare, women's health takes a hit. In 2012, a women's preventative health care provision within the Affordable Care Act went into effect making birth control free for women with insurance. When it was first rolled out, an estimated 26.9 million women benefited. If the mandate is struck down, it will leave 55 million women without no-copay birth control.
  • Rescuing the Word Hope and Recovering Its Biblical Meaning

    01/12/2017 8:51:46 AM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-11-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Rescuing the Word “Hope” and Recovering Its Biblical Meaning Msgr. Charles Pope • January 11, 2017 • Hope (like love) is a word that needs to be rescued from a world that has overused and misused it for so long that its original meaning has been nearly lost. Hope has come to imply more of a vague wish for something. Sometimes it’s used as a substitute for the word “maybe.” For example, if a person says, “I hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow,” he likely means “I wish it wouldn’t rain” or “It’ll probably rain but it sure would be...
  • The Knights Who Wont Retreat

    01/11/2017 5:58:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/11/17 | Dan Hitchens
    Vatican officials have mounted an extraordinary challenge to the ancient Order of Malta. But what is the row really about?The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is one of the more improbable success stories of the 21st-century Church. Founded in 1099 to provide hospital care and military defence in the Holy Land, it has retained much of its medieval tradition and ceremony. But it has also, by gradual reform, become a powerhouse of international aid. More than 100,000 members, medical staff and volunteers are offering practically every form of charitable assistance around the world, from handing out sandwiches to the homeless...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-12-17

    01/11/2017 10:26:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-12-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 12, 2017 Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Heb 3:7-14The Holy Spirit says:Oh, that today you would hear his voice,"Harden not your hearts as at the rebellionin the day of testing in the desert,where your ancestors tested and tried meand saw my works for forty years.Because of this I was provoked with that generationand I said, 'They have always been of erring heart,and they do not know my ways.'As I swore in my wrath,'They shall not enter into my rest.'"Take care, brothers and sisters,that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful heart,so...
  • Welcome to Ordinary Time

    01/11/2017 7:54:50 AM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-10-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Welcome to “Ordinary Time” Msgr. Charles Pope • January 11, 2017 • Welcome to the wearing of the green, green vestments that is. The weeks of the year outside of seasons such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter are termed “ordinary time.” It’s a rather dull-sounding description, isn’t it? “Ordinary” time, hmm …But in this case, the word “ordinary” does not refer to its typical meaning, “common, usual, or unremarkable.” Instead, it comes from the English word “ordinal” meaning “relating to a thing’s position in a series.” Some examples of ordinal numbers are “first,” “second,” and “third.” Thus ordinary...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-11-17

    01/10/2017 9:16:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-11-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 11, 2017 Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Heb 2:14-18Since the children share in blood and Flesh,Jesus likewise shared in them,that through death he might destroy the onewho has the power of death, that is, the Devil,and free those who through fear of deathhad been subject to slavery all their life.Surely he did not help angelsbut rather the descendants of Abraham;therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters in every way, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest before Godto expiate the sins of the people.Because he himself was...
  • What we can learn about suffering in the story of Joseph, the Patriarch?

    01/10/2017 8:09:36 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-09-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What we can learn about suffering in the story of Joseph, the Patriarch? Msgr. Charles Pope • January 9, 2017 • One of the greatest and most painful of mysteries is the problem of suffering and the broader problem of evil in the world. I was meditating with my Sunday School parents this past weekend on the Old Testament Patriarch Joseph. That story is rich with lessons about family struggles, envy, jealousy, pride, mercy and forgiveness. But the story also has a lot to say about suffering and the way that God can use it to bring blessings.Lets take...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-10-17

    01/09/2017 11:00:33 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-10-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 10, 2017 Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Heb 2:5-12It was not to angels that God subjected the world to come,of which we are speaking.Instead, someone has testified somewhere: What is man that you are mindful of him,or the son of man that you care for him?You made him for a little while lower than the angels;you crowned him with glory and honor,subjecting all things under his feet. In "subjecting" all things to him,he left nothing not "subject to him."Yet at present we do not see "all things subject to him," but we do...
  • Is It Time to Restore the Full Psalter to the Liturgy of the Hours?

    01/09/2017 8:09:17 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-08-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Is It Time to Restore the Full Psalter to the Liturgy of the Hours? Msgr. Charles Pope • January 8, 2017 • One of the great gifts of reading the Liturgy of the Hours (also called the Breviary) faithfully over the years faithfully is that the Scriptures become deeply impressed upon the mind, heart, memory, and imagination. This is especially true of the psalms that are repeated every four weeks, all year long, every year.But there are significant omissions in the modern Breviary. This is true not merely because of the loss of the texts themselves, but that of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-09-17, FEAST, The Baptism of the Lord

    01/08/2017 8:21:29 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-09-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 9, 2017 The Baptism of the Lord Reading 1 Is 42:1-4, 6-7Thus says the LORD:Here is my servant whom I uphold,my chosen one with whom I am pleased,upon whom I have put my spirit;he shall bring forth justice to the nations,not crying out, not shouting,not making his voice heard in the street.a bruised reed he shall not break,and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,until he establishes justice on the earth;the coastlands will wait for his teaching. I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice,I have grasped you by the hand;I formed you, and set...
  • BOMBSHELL EWTN INTERVIEW....

    01/08/2017 9:53:51 AM PST · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    Manhound's Paradise ^ | January 7, 2017 | Manhound
    Today's interview, from Raymond Arroyo's World Over Live, is a great indication on where the center of gravity is now moving within the ranks of the knowledgable Catholic faithful. The interview was with author and apologist Robert Royal and canon lawyer and priest Gerald Murray. I think it's fair to say that all (including Arroyo) were highly critical of Francis and the recent direction of his pontificate in the wake of Amoris Laetitia.
  • The Journey of Faith A Homily for the Feast of Epiphany

    01/08/2017 8:03:00 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-07-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Journey of Faith – A Homily for the Feast of Epiphany Msgr. Charles Pope • January 7, 2017 • There are so many wonderful details in the Epiphany story: the call of the Gentiles, their enthusiastic response, the significance of the star they seek, the gifts they bring, the dramatic interaction with Herod, and their ultimate rejection of Herod in favor of Christ.In this meditation, I would like to follow these Magi in their journey of faith to become “Wise Men.” As magi, they followed the faint stars, distant points of light; as wise men, they follow Jesus,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-08-17, SOL, The Epiphany of the Lord

    01/07/2017 8:04:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-08-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 8, 2017 The Epiphany of the Lord Reading 1 Is 60:1-6Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come,the glory of the Lord shines upon you.See, darkness covers the earth,and thick clouds cover the peoples;but upon you the LORD shines,and over you appears his glory.Nations shall walk by your light,and kings by your shining radiance.Raise your eyes and look about;they all gather and come to you:your sons come from afar,and your daughters in the arms of their nurses. Then you shall be radiant at what you see,your heart shall throb and overflow,for the riches of the sea shall...
  • Transgender man sues Catholic hospital for canceling 'medically necessary' hysterectomy

    01/07/2017 3:19:52 PM PST · by NYer · 64 replies
    rt ^ | January 7, 2017
    A transgender man is suing a Catholic hospital in New Jersey for canceling his hysterectomy surgery after his doctor deemed the procedure “medically necessary” as part of his sex transition. The surgery was scheduled at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, but an administrator canceled the operation because of the hospital’s religious affiliation.A lawsuit filed on Thursday claims that a Catholic hospital denied a transgender man a hysterectomy due to ethical and religious directives from the US Conference of Bishops. The man, Jionni Conforti alleges that doing so violated his patient’s bill of rights that states hospitals will provide medical services...
  • Does TV Mass 'count'?

    01/07/2017 10:00:31 AM PST · by Salvation · 48 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 01-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Does TV Mass 'count'? The Church teaches that missing Mass is a grave sin, but there are reasons obligation wouldn’t apply Msgr. Charles Pope 1/4/2017 Question: I am 87 years old, live in a retirement community and can no longer drive. I attend the Mass that is offered here once a month and receive holy Communion when it is distributed each week by extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist. I watch Mass on TV. But someone told me that I am not meeting my obligation to go to Mass by watching it on TV. They say it doesn’t count. Is this...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-07-17, OM, St. Raymond of Penyafort, Priest

    01/06/2017 8:52:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-07-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 7, 2017 Christmas Weekday Reading 1 1 Jn 5:14-21Beloved:We have this confidence in God,that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask,we know that what we have asked him for is ours. If anyone sees his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly,he should pray to God and he will give him life.This is only for those whose sin is not deadly. There is such a thing as deadly sin,about which I do not say that you should pray. All...
  • Vatican: Catholics now recognize Martin Luther as a witness to the gospel [Cath/Prot] Caucus

    01/06/2017 8:06:18 AM PST · by ebb tide · 83 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 5, 2016 | John-Henry Westen
    A newly released document from the Vaticans Pontifical Council for Christian Unity promotes the upcoming January 18-25 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with the theme Reconciliation: The love of Christ compels us. Encouraging commemorations in all dioceses of the world, the Pontifical Council notes the theme is drawn from the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In 2017, it says, Lutheran and Catholic Christians will for the first time commemorate together the beginning of the Reformation. The text also states that Catholics are now able to hear Luthers challenge for the Church of today, recognizing him as a witness...
  • A Daring Image of the Reason for the Incarnation

    01/06/2017 8:13:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-05-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Daring Image of the Reason for the Incarnation Msgr. Charles Pope • January 5, 2017 • Saints can be daring in their words. For example, St Athanasius said that God became man so that man might become God (De inarnationis c. 54, 3). And St. Thomas Aquinas said that pride is such a serious sin that, as a remedy for it, God permits other sins to humble us (Summa Theologica II IIae, 162,6).These are daring—even dangerous—assertions if they are not properly understood. And of course they can be properly understood. We do not become gods, but we do...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-06-17, OM, St. Andre Bessette, Religious

    01/05/2017 7:57:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-06-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 6, 2017 Christmas Weekday Reading 1 1 Jn 5:5-13 Beloved:Who indeed is the victor over the worldbut the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the one who came through water and Blood, Jesus Christ,not by water alone, but by water and Blood. The Spirit is the one who testifies,and the Spirit is truth. So there are three that testify,the Spirit, the water, and the Blood, and the three are of one accord. If we accept human testimony,the testimony of God is surely greater. Now the testimony of God is this,that he has...
  • The Trouble With the You Go Girl Culture

    01/05/2017 2:30:30 PM PST · by iowamark · 72 replies
    Word on Fire ministries ^ | October 18, 2016 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Two recent films, Deepwater Horizon with Mark Wahlberg and Sully starring Tom Hanks, represent something of a breath of fresh air, for both movies feature men who are intelligent, virtuous, and quietly heroic. If this strikes you as a banal observation, that just means you havent been following much of the popular culture for the past twenty years. One of the distinctive marks of films and television programs the last couple of decades has been the Homer Simpsonization of men. Dont get me wrong: Im a big fan of the The Simpsons and laugh at Homers antics as much as...
  • On the Necessary Order of Love

    01/05/2017 8:42:19 AM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Necessary Order of Love Msgr. Charles Pope • January 4, 2017 • A reading in the breviary this week from the preaching of St. Augustine offers sound advice on what theologians often call “the order of love.”It is a general obligation that that we must love all our fellow human beings. It is also true that we must love God with our whole heart and mind, above all people and things. Loving all humanity presents problems, though, because we have not met most other people on the planet, nor have we met those who lived and died...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-05-17, M, St. John Neumann, Bishop

    01/04/2017 8:37:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-05-16 | Revised New American Bible
    January 5, 2017 Memorial of Saint John Neumann, Bishop Reading 1 1 Jn 3:11-21 Beloved:This is the message you have heard from the beginning:we should love one another,unlike Cain who belonged to the Evil Oneand slaughtered his brother. Why did he slaughter him? Because his own works were evil,and those of his brother righteous. Do not be amazed, then, brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to lifebecause we love our brothers.Whoever does not love remains in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer,and you know that no...
  • Incarnation and the First Letter of John

    01/04/2017 9:52:26 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-03-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Incarnation and the First Letter of John Msgr. Charles Pope • January 3, 2017 • Åâàíãåëèñò ÈîàííIn the weekday Masses following the Christmas octave we celebrate the Word becoming flesh. We read from the First Letter of John, which emphasizes the Incarnation of Jesus and demands that we experience the Word becoming Flesh in a practical way in our own lives.Fundamentally, the Incarnation, the Second Person of the Trinity becoming flesh, means that our faith is about things that are real and tangible. As human beings, we have bodies. We have a soul that is spiritual, but it is...
  • Vatican official close to Popes inner circle shares explosive information [Catholic Caucus]

    01/04/2017 8:40:59 AM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 3, 2017 | The Editors
    Just over a year ago, a reader had a revealing and candid conversation with a Vatican official close to Pope Francis inner circle. They were traveling on the same flight to Rome; the official was on his way back from the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, just before the 2015 Ordinary Synod on the Family. What he said was remarkable for its rejection of orthodoxy and contempt for the core teachings of the Catholic faith. The reader has kindly shared the contents of their exchange, one that offers valuable insights into how this pontificate viewed the Synod on the...
  • THIS SATURDAY! LAST CHANCE FOR 5 FIRST SATURDAYS BEFORE 100 YEARS CONCLUDES! (Catholic Caucus)

    01/04/2017 8:15:01 AM PST · by JPII Be Not Afraid · 4 replies
    Romancatholicman.com ^ | Jan. 3, 2017 | Fr Richard Heilman
    This Saturday! Last Chance for 5 First Saturdays Before 100 Years Concludes! This Saturday, January 7, marks the first of five First Saturdays leading up to the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. In a sense, it marks our last chance to offer five consecutive First Saturdays before the 100 year period is over. In a recent article, I wrote about a Nineveh 90 challenge to take the last 90 days before this 100 years is up to do what the people of Nineveh did, when Jonah warned them to repent. Nineveh 90 begins on February 13, 2017 (You...
  • Kellyanne Conway: Feminism's Nightmare

    01/03/2017 3:04:10 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    The Remnant ^ | January 2, 2017
    As President-elect Donald Trump'scampaign manager, Mrs. Kellyanne Conwayhelped pull off one of the most stunning political victories in U.S. history. So, why do the feminists hate her? Why isn't she being praised as a feministicon by CNN or the gals from The View? Could it be because Kellyanne Conway is outspokenly pro-life? And here's another hopeful sign:President Donald Trump's topadvisor will bean Irish-American, happily married Catholic mother of four whomakesbreakfast every morning for her kids and then goes to Mass. She's a daily communicant! And there's more: Kellyanne Conway reportedly took Donald Trump to meet Father George Rutler, the Anglican...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-04-17, M, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious

    01/03/2017 9:49:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-04-16 | Revised New American Bible
    January 4, 2017 Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious Reading 1 1 Jn 3:7-10 Children, let no one deceive you. The person who acts in righteousness is righteous,just as he is righteous. Whoever sins belongs to the Devil,because the Devil has sinned from the beginning. Indeed, the Son of God was revealed to destroy the works of the Devil. No one who is begotten by God commits sin,because God's seed remains in him;he cannot sin because he is begotten by God. In this way,the children of God and the children of the Devil are made plain;no one who...
  • Resolution: Remember That the World Will Not Satisfy

    01/03/2017 8:37:40 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-02-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Resolution: Remember That the World Will Not Satisfy Msgr. Charles Pope • January 2, 2017 • Here’s another New Year’s resolution: Remember that the world has only trinkets; God has treasure. It’s amazing how much effort we put into pursuing things that are like sand running through our fingers. In the end they cannot satisfy or last. In this new year, resolve to remember that world we know cannot satisfy us and it is passing away. Teach this to your children as well.The video below is good for teaching both children and adults. It is a humorous depiction of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-03-17, OM, The Most Holy Name of Jesus

    01/02/2017 9:16:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-03-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 3, 2017 Christmas Weekday Reading 1 1 Jn 2:293:6 If you consider that God is righteous,you also know that everyone who acts in righteousnessis begotten by him. See what love the Father has bestowed on usthat we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are.The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.Beloved, we are God's children now;what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him,for we shall see him as he is.Everyone who has this...
  • EWTN 'The Journey Home' 1-2-17 - Crystal and Drake McCalister, former Pentecostal Ministers

    01/02/2017 3:38:08 PM PST · by Coleus
    The Journey Home ^ | 01.02.17 | Marcus Grodi
    Mon. Jan. 02 at 8:00 PM Tue. Jan. 03 at 1:00 AMHost Marcus Grodi welcomes former Pentecostal Church ministers: Crystal and Drake McCalister. A rebroadcast from 1-3-11
  • New Years Suggestions Regarding Your Device

    01/02/2017 8:14:33 AM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-01-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    New Year’s Suggestions Regarding Your “Device” Msgr. Charles Pope • January 1, 2017 • Most of us have those handheld “devices.” The antiquated cell phone has become a multifunction unit. It’s an internet portal, camera, computer, emailer, texting device, music and game center, GPS unit, and advisor (“Hey Siri!”). You might even use it to make a phone call! Devices, can’t live with them, can’t live without them.But we can learn to set proper boundaries and avoid the rudeness that can accompany their use. Too often, we allow the virtual to eclipse the actual and we pay insufficient attention...
  • Is Pope Francis aware of the gravity of the dubia situation? [Catholic Caucus]

    01/01/2017 9:16:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | December 30, 2016 | Andrew Parrish
    ROME (katolisches.info) The painful tension of doubt grows stronger with each day that Pope Francis refuses to answer the questions posed by the Four Cardinals regarding His Holiness statement on marriage, Amoris Laetitia. The doubt itself has metastasized dramatically since the dubia letters release two months ago. As Church hierarchy continues to publicly declare allegiance with one or the other side, giving strength to the impression of a fractured Church, the unnecessary viciousness of Papal confidants rebukes to the Four, strange rumors of a Pope boiling with rage, a police-state Vatican atmosphere, and Francis apparently declaring he will go...
  • The Pastoral and Moral Crises That Lie Ahead

    01/01/2017 8:25:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | December 30, 2016 | Fr. Mark A. Pilon
    There has been a moral and pastoral crisis for the last half century in the Church, but I honestly think we havent yet seen anything like what might lie ahead. The 4 CardinalsI like to call them "The Four Just Men" (coined by the prolfiic Edgar Wallace a century ago)have nailed the roots of this threat in their five questions related to the apparent undermining of Church doctrine on intrinsically evil acts and the objective formation of conscience in Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia (AL). In fact, we are already seeing the very divisive effects of this documents confusion. For...
  • Catholic Caucus:Daily Mass Readings, 01-02-17, M,Sts. Basil/Great, Gregory Nazianzen,Doctors/Church

    01/01/2017 9:13:42 PM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-02-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 2, 2017 Memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church Reading 1 1 Jn 2:22-28 Beloved:Who is the liar? Whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Whoever denies the Father and the Son, this is the antichrist. Anyone who denies the Son does not have the Father,but whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well. Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you,then you will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise...
  • Why 2017 Will Be a Very Important Year - A Homily for The Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

    01/01/2017 8:01:34 AM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-31-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why 2017 Will Be a Very Important Year - A Homily for The Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Msgr. Charles Pope • December 31, 2016 • Last week at Christmas we celebrated an event that was both pivotal and hidden. The conception and birth of Jesus Christ were events that changed human history. It was a daring, hidden raid by the Kingdom of Light into the kingdom of darkness, an incursion behind enemy lines, into enemy territory. Only some shepherds in Bethlehem and a few magi from distant lands were witnesses to this event, one which began the...
  • A crash course in Miracles 101 (Catholic Caucus)

    12/29/2016 3:38:29 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | December 29, 2016 | Mary Rezac
    Our Lady of Guadalupe. Credit: Sacred Heart Cathedral Knoxville via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0). Denver, Colo., Dec 29, 2016 / 02:32 pm (CNA).- What do a grilled cheese sandwich and the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe have in common?Both bore what appeared to be images of Mary. One was determined to be authentically miraculous, the other was not. Not to spoil any secrets, but its not Our Lady of the Grilled Cheese that converted Mexico and continues to draw millions of people on pilgrimage every year.But have you ever wondered just how the Church determines the bogus from the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-01-17, SOL, The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

    12/31/2016 7:31:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-01-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 1, 2017 The Octave Day of ChristmasSolemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God Reading 1 Nm 6:22-27 The LORD said to Moses: "Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites.Say to them:The LORD bless you and keep you!The LORD let his face shine uponyou, and be gracious to you!The LORD look upon you kindly andgive you peace!So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites, and I will bless them." Responsorial Psalm Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 R. (2a) May God bless us in his mercy.May...
  • Strike Three: Tulsa Diocese Reverses THIRD Traditional Work of Bishop Slattery [Catholic Cauc]

    12/31/2016 6:30:22 PM PST · by ebb tide
    The Okie Traditionalist ^ | December 30, 2016 | Joseph Ostermeir
    Folks, you can't make this stuff up. I would much rather be blogging about Christmas meals and winter outings, but if there was any benefit of the doubt still maintained (by a few) about the new direction of the Tulsa diocese, under the new Francis/Cupich-appointed Episcopate, common sense would now conclude otherwise. I'd think. Looking for a verifiable microcosm of the Francis revolution at the level of the Local Church? Look no further than here in the Oklahoma, USA. Strike One: Doloran Fathers Latin Mass exorcist society ended in diocese LINK Strike Two: Mother Miriam's Daughters of Mary (also devoted...
  • 10-Tips-for-Better-New-Year's-Resolutions [Catholic Caucus]

    12/31/2016 5:28:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    America Needs Fatima.org ^ | 2017 | America Needs Fatima.org
    1. Be honest. Know yourself. What is your strongest virtue? What is your worst vice? Therefore, tailor your resolution so it strengthens your good side and fights your bad one. A one-size fits all resolution is useless. 2. Be specific. Don't use generalities. They don't work. For example, if you need to be more humble, just saying "I am going to be more humble," is useless. You need to zero in on one situation where you need to practice humility and resolve to improve in that one situation. 3. Be simple. Don't make it complicated. Focus on something you...
  • Love Finds a Way As Seen in a Commercial

    12/31/2016 10:19:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-31-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Love Finds a Way – As Seen in a Commercial Msgr. Charles Pope • December 30, 2016 • One of the more poorly translated (into English) verses of the Bible is this one: If you love me, keep my commandments (John 14:15). This gives the impression that the commandments are an imposition on us and that we prove our love for the Lord by keeping them through our own human effort. The verse thus translated could be interpreted to mean this: “If you really love me, prove it by keeping my commandments.”But the verb translated here as the imperative...