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  • What Attachments Are and What They Are Not

    01/23/2018 8:12:53 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-22-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Attachments Are and What They Are Not Msgr. Charles Pope • January 22, 2018 • This past Sunday, we read St. Paul’s almost ominous words about our need to break free from attachments to this world:I tell you, brothers, the time is running out. From now on, let those having wives act as not having them, those weeping as not weeping, those rejoicing as not rejoicing, those buying as not owning, those using the world as not using it fully. For the world in its present form is passing away (1 Cor 7:29-31).In this passage St. Paul speaks...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-23-18, OM, St. Vincent, Deacon & Martyr, St. Marianne Cope

    01/22/2018 9:41:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-23-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 23, 2018 Tuesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Sm 6:12b-15, 17-19 David went to bring up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the City of David amid festivities.As soon as the bearers of the ark of the LORD had advanced six steps, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling.Then David, girt with a linen apron, came dancing before the LORD with abandon, as he and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the LORDwith shouts of joy and to the sound of the horn.The ark of...
  • Vladimir Putin's Christianity is a facade, says expelled US missionary

    01/22/2018 12:31:07 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 84 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 2017 | Harry Farley
    It is now well over a year since Vladimir Putin's Russia passed 'anti-missionary' laws and more than 180 cases have since been brought. Activities ranging from prayer meetings in homes, posting worship times on a religious website and praying in the presence of other citizens have been interpreted as 'missionary activity' with Christians making up the vast majority of the law's victims. One case is that of Donald Ossewaarde, an American Baptist preacher living in Oryol, who was expelled for hosting a church meeting in his house. Having lost appeals throughout the Russian judiciary system, Ossewaarde's case is now with...
  • Advice for the Married: Dont Forget the Gifts in Strange Packages

    01/22/2018 8:26:56 AM PST · by Salvation · 31 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-21-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Advice for the Married: Don’t Forget the Gifts in Strange Packages Msgr. Charles Pope • January 21, 2018 • In his book Humility Rules (which I think should be read as Humility Rules!), Fr. J. Augustine Wetta, O.S.B. offers some insight into the humility of patience, forgiveness, and mercy.Fr. Wetta recalls a situation in which he was asked to preach at the wedding of his best friend. As a monk, he was not accustomed to in preaching in parish settings and so sought the advice of an older monk:I went looking for Fr. Luke. He is the founder of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-22-18, Day of Prayer for Legal Protection/Unborn Children

    01/21/2018 11:09:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 22, 2018 Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children Reading 1 2 Sm 5:1-7, 10 All the tribes of Israel came to David in Hebron and said:"Here we are, your bone and your flesh.In days past, when Saul was our king, it was you who led the children of Israel out and brought them back.And the LORD said to you, 'You shall shepherd my people Israel and shall be commander of Israel.'"When all the elders of Israel came to David in Hebron, King David made an agreement with them there before the LORD, and they...
  • Working for the Kingdom A Homily for the Second Sunday of the Year

    01/21/2018 7:54:19 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-20-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Working for the Kingdom – A Homily for the Second Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • January 20, 2018 • The readings of “Ordinary Time” (Tempus per annum in Latin) focus on the call to discipleship and the living of the Christian Faith. The readings for today’s Mass are no exception, as they present us with a number of disciplines for disciples. These disciplines free us to serve Christ and His Kingdom joyfully, energetically, and wholeheartedly. We can group these disciplines into three broad areas; discipleship is undefiant, unfettered, and untiring. Let’s consider each area of discipline...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-21-18, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    01/20/2018 9:56:50 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 21, 2018 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jon 3:1-5, 10 The word of the LORD came to Jonah, saying:"Set out for the great city of Nineveh,and announce to it the message that I will tell you."So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh,according to the LORD'S bidding.Now Nineveh was an enormously large city;it took three days to go through it.Jonah began his journey through the city,and had gone but a single day's walk announcing,"Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed, "when the people of Nineveh believed God;they proclaimed a fastand all of them, great and...
  • Marching for Life and Acknowledging Those Who Have Died

    01/20/2018 10:09:08 AM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-19-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Marching for Life and Acknowledging Those Who Have Died Msgr. Charles Pope • January 19, 2018 • Today’s March for Life focuses on the tragic issue of abortion, but of course abortion emerges from other moral choices and attitudes that are sinful.One common “moral” standard that many apply today, especially regarding sexual matters, goes something like this: “Two consenting adults should be able do what they please as long as nobody gets hurt.” Of course the sinners who talk like this think that they get to determine whether anyone gets hurt. Generally, their notions are egocentric, mostly considering only...
  • Macron Warns and Woos Faith Leaders On Bioethics Reforms

    01/20/2018 9:38:56 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    The Tablet ^ | Jan 9, 2018 | Tom Heneghan
    This French secularism, which sometimes surprises our neighbours, is a powerful cement in a country torn by so many wars of religion." - Emmanuel Macron President Emmanuel Macron has hinted at controversial changes in Frances bioethics law this year at the same time as he invited the countrys religious leaders to participate fully in the public debate about reforms the Catholic Church opposes. Addressing senior clergy at a New Years reception, the president said his role was to ensure both that France debated the bioethics reforms seriously and that it adapted its laws responsibly to changes in technology and society....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-20-18, OM, St. Fabian, Pope, St. Sebastian, Martyrs

    01/19/2018 9:44:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 20, 2018 Saturday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Sm 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27 David returned from his defeat of the Amalekites and spent two days in Ziklag.On the third day a man came from Saul's camp, with his clothes torn and dirt on his head.Going to David, he fell to the ground in homage.David asked him, "Where do you come from?"He replied, "I have escaped from the camp of the children of Israel.""Tell me what happened," David bade him.He answered that many of the soldiers had fled the battle and that many of...
  • Historic German Church Demolished by Mining Company

    01/19/2018 6:01:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/11/18 | Staff Reporter
    The neo-Romanesque St Lambertus church was destroyed to make way for a mineA 19th-Century Catholic church in a village in western Germany was destroyed on Tuesday to make way for a coalmine. St Lambertus church, known locally as a cathedral due to its size, was torn down as part of the demolition of the village Immerath. The farming village was once home to 1,200 residents, but has been taken over by mining company RWE and relocated seven miles away. Houses and a new hospital have been built at the new site, and bodies exhumed from the graveyard have been reburied....
  • Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    01/19/2018 7:25:00 PM PST · by Smellin Salt · 29 replies
    Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, such accusations against Barros are "all calumny." The pope's remarks drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims and their advocates. They noted the accusers were deemed credible enough by the Vatican that it sentenced...
  • Unreformable Ireland? The Failure of the Reformation in Ireland

    01/19/2018 12:12:39 PM PST · by NRx · 11 replies
    Marginalia ^ | Date uncertain | Henry A. Jefferies
    What makes Ireland so interesting for Reformation studies is that it stands out as the classic exception to the general rule of ciuis regio, eius religio. Despite the endeavours of successive monarchs to extend the English Reformation to Ireland since 1534, by the end of the sixteenth century the number of Irish Protestants was reckoned by contemporaries at between 40 and 120 individuals. In Dublin, the capital of Ireland, only twenty Irish householders attended Protestant church services, and only four of those would receive communion by Protestant rites. By any criteria the failure of the Reformation in Ireland was comprehensive...
  • Can We Talk? A Brief List of Annoying Expressions and Verbal Fumbles

    01/19/2018 7:47:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 216 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-18-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Can We Talk? A Brief List of Annoying Expressions and Verbal Fumbles Msgr. Charles Pope • January 18, 2018 • We all have certain phrases that annoy us; oddities creep into the language that invite comment or could use correction. To that end, I propose below a list of ten annoying and/or misused words and expressions.Please accept this list in the humorous vein in which it is intended. I am playing the role of an irritated curmudgeon, but it’s just my shtick. Have some fun with me as I complain and then feel free to add to my list.So,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-19-18

    01/18/2018 8:26:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 19, 2018 Friday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Sm 24:3-21 Saul took three thousand picked men from all Israel and went in search of David and his men in the direction of the wild goat crags.When he came to the sheepfolds along the way, he found a cave, which he entered to relieve himself.David and his men were occupying the inmost recesses of the cave. David's servants said to him, "This is the day of which the LORD said to you, 'I will deliver your enemy into your grasp; do with him as...
  • Hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers backed by Trump to march for life in D.C.

    01/18/2018 5:58:06 PM PST · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 18, 2018 | Lianne Laurence
    Hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates are converging on Washington for Fridays March for Life to mark 45 years of legal abortion in the United States, and proclaim that Love Saves Lives. They gather to mourn some 60 million children killed in the womb since the Supreme Courts Roe v. Wade ruling struck down abortion laws on January 22, 1973, and to renew their strength to continue the battle to secure protection for their countrys tiniest and most vulnerable citizens. Choosing life is not always easy, but it is the loving, empowering, and self-sacrificial option, March for Life president Jeanne...
  • Envy Illustrated

    01/18/2018 7:21:22 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-17-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Envy Illustrated Msgr. Charles Pope • January 17, 2018 • The Deadly Sin of Envy, Hieronymus Bosch (1480)In the reading at daily Mass for Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time, we encounter an envious Saul. Upon David’s return from slaying Goliath, the women sing a song praising him. Saul should rejoice with all Israel but instead he is resentful and envies David:Saul was very angry and resentful of the song, for he thought, “They give David ten thousand, but only thousands to me. All that remains for him is the kingship.” And from that day on, Saul...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-18-18

    01/17/2018 8:43:20 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-18-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 18, 2018 Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Sm 18:6-9; 19:1-7 When David and Saul approached(on David's return after slaying the Philistine), women came out from each of the cities of Israel to meet King Saul,singing and dancing, with tambourines, joyful songs, and sistrums.The women played and sang: "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands." Saul was very angry and resentful of the song, for he thought:"They give David ten thousands, but only thousands to me.All that remains for him is the kingship."And from that day on, Saul was jealous...
  • Catholic university cancels LGBTQ exhibit amid complaints [Newman University, Wichita KS]

    01/17/2018 5:15:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2018 1:36 PM EST
    A Catholic university in Wichita canceled an exhibit intended to highlight contributions to the arts by LGBTQ Kansans after it heard community concerns that the exhibit would expose students to evil. The exhibit, Rainbow in Reverse: Queer Kansas History, was scheduled to open next week at Newman Universitys Steckline Gallery. The artist, Genevieve Waller, a Wichita native now living in Denver, was scheduled to present the show to highlight LGBTQ Kansans who worked through various art forms, The Wichita Eagle reported. During the weekend, an email with the subject line, Newman University sponsors LGBTQ event Your action is needed!...
  • Kindness Is Not the Same as Love

    01/17/2018 9:31:27 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-16-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Kindness Is Not the Same as Love Msgr. Charles Pope • January 16, 2018 • Many decades ago, C.S. Lewis wrote about the problem of substituting kindness for love:We [speak] nowadays almost exclusively [of God’s] lovingness …. And by love, in this context, most of us mean kindness—the desire to see others happy …. What would really satisfy us would be a god who said of anything we happened to be doing, “What does it matter as long as they are contented?” We want, in fact, not so much a Father in heaven as a grandfather in Heaven—a senile...