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  • Remember, Remember

    11/05/2012 9:35:27 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    American Catholic ^ | Monday, November 5, 2012 A.D. | Donald R. McClarey
    Remember, Remember Published Monday, November 5, 2012 A.D. | By Donald R. McClarey The idiotic anti-Catholic celebration of Guy Fawkes Day , observed each November fifth, was effectively ended in America during the Revolution, in large part due to George Washington.  Here is his order on November 5, 1775:As the Commander in Chief has been apprized of a design form’d for the observance of that ridiculous and childish custom of burning the Effigy of the pope–He cannot help expressing his surprise that there should be Officers and Soldiers in this army so void of common sense, as not to see...
  • Im That Guy: The Gunpowder of Being Catholic in Public [Remember, remember the fifth of November]

    11/05/2012 9:11:19 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 3 replies
    Patheos ^ | 11/5/2012 | Joanne McPortland
    Back when I was in my Anglican interim, I loved commemorating Guy Fawkes Day. A haunting little historical nursery rhyme, bonfires, the burning of effigies, and children in raggedy clothes with ash-blackened faces accosting householders, begging A penny for the Guy!—what’s not to love? I had a vague notion of the historical events behind the festivities, and knew that Shakespeare had referenced them in his haunted (and contemporaneous) masterpiece, Macbeth. Mostly, though, what I knew about Guy Fawkes day was that some bad guy named Guy had tried to blow up the English Parliament, but the plot was foiled and...
  • On trail of Chastleton House's links to Gunpowder Plot [Remember, remember the fifth of November]

    11/05/2012 8:03:02 AM PST · by Alex Murphy
    Oxford Mail ^ | 31st October 2012 | Tom Jennings
    AS bonfires and fireworks light up the night sky over the next few days, many people enjoying the spectacle may not realise how close West Oxfordshires link is to the events Bonfire Night recalls. Chastleton House, near Chipping Norton, used to be owned by the leading figure behind the ill-fated plot to blow up Parliament, Robert Catesby. Although Guy Fawkes, the man caught in Parliaments cellars with the barrels of gunpowder, is remembered each year and effigies of him burned on bonfires it was actually Catesby who led the 1605 plan. Catesby was a devout Catholic who grew...
  • Out of the Exam Room and Into the Voting Booth

    11/05/2012 4:59:15 AM PST · by Mad Dawg
    confidential | 11/3/2012 | A Catholic Physician
    Ive generally stayed quiet during this election season, but as the election draws near and Im seeing posts saying that voting for Romney is a step backwards for the countryI am going to speak why Im not supporting reelecting Obamaprobably different than what youre hearing. I honestly fear for the future of my job if he is reelected. His moves against the Catholic Church with the contraception mandate frustrate mefor my Church, as well as for me personally. You may or may not know that I have not prescribed or referred for contraception, abortion or sterilization for 16 years. That...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-05-12

    11/04/2012 9:21:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 11-05-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 5, 2012 Monday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Phil 2:1-4 Brothers and sisters:If there is any encouragement in Christ,any solace in love,any participation in the Spirit,any compassion and mercy,complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love,united in heart, thinking one thing.Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory;rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves,each looking out not for his own interests,but also everyone for those of others. Responsorial PsalmPs 131:1bcde, 2, 3 R. In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.O LORD, my heart...
  • Obama campaign releases ad citing moral, Biblical background for administration policies

    11/04/2012 1:47:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 3, 2012 | Kimberly Schwandt
    The Obama campaign on Saturday quietly released a web video featuring President Obama talking about his faith. The video includes various faith leaders describing how there is moral, even Biblical, backing for his policies on issues ranging from higher taxes for top earners to health care to the auto bailout. The video opens with the president at the National Prayer Breakfast where he says, In my moments of prayer, Im reminded that faith and values play an enormous role in motivating us to solve some of our most urgent problems. Woven throughout the video are statements by persons of faith...
  • On Election Eve, Catholics Unite to Protect Religious Freedom

    11/04/2012 12:02:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/4/12 | Dr. Susan Berry
    This last Sunday before Election Day finds Catholics across the nation, and beyond, uniting in both prayer and advocacy to protect freedom of religion as provided in the Constitution. Interestingly, the emphasis on Catholic values and teachings, as a result of the recent defense of freedom of religion, may also end up strengthening religious faith among Catholics in general. Since the announcement of what is now familiarly termed, the HHS mandate, Catholics and Christians of other denominations have denounced the ObamaCare provision that demands that most employers, including those associated with churches, grant free contraception, sterilization procedures, and abortion-inducing drugs...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Manichaeism

    11/04/2012 4:10:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Manichaeism 1246. What was Manichaeism? Manichaeism tried to blend Indian and Persian philosophy and mythology with Christian doctrine. It commenced in the third century, became very widespread, but split up, and lingered on until the thirteenth century in various forms, the chief of its later forms being Albigensianism. It therefore had a long run of nearly ten centuries. Encoding copyright 2009 by Frederick Manligas Nacino. Some rights reserved. Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
  • Catholics buy full-page religious freedom ad in Denver Post

    11/04/2012 3:48:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Denver, Colo., Nov 3, 2012 | Hillary Senour
    Denver, Colo., Nov 3, 2012 / 12:02 pm (CNA).- A group of lay Catholics in Colorado is placing a full-page ad in the Sunday edition of the Denver Post to drive home the importance of religious freedom in the upcoming election. “I think the folks who organized getting the ad together want to ensure everybody understands what’s at stake not only for the Church, but for the country, when religious liberty is compromised,” said J.D. Flynn, chancellor of the Denver archdiocese. The full-page ad, which will run in the Sunday, Nov. 4 edition of The Denver Post, will feature the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-04-12, Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

    11/03/2012 8:34:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 53 replies ^ | 11-04-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 4, 2012 Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1Dt 6:2-6 Moses spoke to the people, saying:"Fear the LORD, your God,and keep, throughout the days of your lives,all his statutes and commandments which I enjoin on you,and thus have long life.Hear then, Israel, and be careful to observe them,that you may grow and prosper the more,in keeping with the promise of the LORD, the God of your fathers,to give you a land flowing with milk and honey. "Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God,with all your...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LAY SISTERSm 11-03-12

    11/03/2012 7:35:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 11-03-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):LAY SISTERS Members of a religious institute of women who are not bound by choir duty or engaged in the distinctive apostolate of the rest of the community. Their role in a community of nuns is to serve the physical and temporal needs of those who are strictly cloistered. The term "extern Sisters" is sometimes used, but the expression is misleading. They are full members of the community and share in all its spiritual benefits. The Holy See has provided that monasteries of contemplative nuns may have "Sisters employed in the external service of the convent,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-03-12, OM, St. Martin de Porres, Religious

    11/02/2012 9:31:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies ^ | 11-03-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 3, 2012 Saturday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Phil 1:18b-26 Brothers and sisters:As long as in every way, whether in pretense or in truth,Christ is being proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. Indeed I shall continue to rejoice,for I know that this will result in deliverance for methrough your prayers and support from the Spirit of Jesus Christ.My eager expectation and hopeis that I shall not be put to shame in any way,but that with all boldness, now as always,Christ will be magnified in my body,whether by life or by death.For to me...
  • Catholics Turn on the One

    11/02/2012 8:33:44 PM PDT · by Rob in Arizona · 71 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | Nov. 1, 2012 | Joel B. Pollack
    Catholic voters have reason to feel particularly aggrieved, given the Obama administrations battle with the Catholic church over the mandate in Obamacare that employers cover abortion drugs and contraceptives. Those grievances came to the fore particularly sharply in mid-October, after the Vice Presidential debate between incumbent Democrat Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan (both Catholics). Ryan brought up the conflict between the administration and the church over Obamacare: They're infringing upon our first freedom, the freedom of religion, by infringing on Catholic charities, Catholic churches, Catholic hospitals. Bidens response was total denial: With regard to the assault on the...
  • Tension: Catholic media and the Catholic-Dems

    11/02/2012 5:29:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    cna ^ | November 2, 2012 | Joe Tremblay
    As the Democrat Party becomes more aggressive in its opposition to the Catholic Church, i.e. HHS mandate, the DNC positioning themselves to remove God from its party platform, the support for same-sex marriage and its unapologetic stand on abortion, the tension and contrast between the party and Catholicism naturally becomes more pronounced. With this, the hands of those in the Catholic media have been forced to talk about such things. In fulfilling their duty to report and comment on the news, they have no other choice but to draw attention to these pressing issues.Many who are consumers of the Catholic...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-02-12, Commemoration of Faithful Departed (All Souls)

    11/01/2012 8:35:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies ^ | 11-02-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 2, 2012 The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) Reading 1Wis 3:1-9 The souls of the just are in the hand of God,and no torment shall touch them.They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;and their passing away was thought an afflictionand their going forth from us, utter destruction.But they are in peace.For if before men, indeed, they be punished,yet is their hope full of immortality;chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,because God tried themand found them worthy of himself.As gold in the furnace, he proved them,and as sacrificial offerings he...
  • Judge backs Catholic firm over contraception mandate

    11/01/2012 5:29:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/1/12 | Terry Baynes
    A Catholic-owned family business in Michigan does not have to comply with the provision of the new U.S. healthcare law that requires private employers to provide employees with health insurance that covers birth control, a federal judge in Detroit has ruled. U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland, in a ruling late Wednesday, temporarily blocked the government from forcing the owner of Weingartz Supply Company, which sells outdoor power equipment, to include contraception in its health coverage of employees. The ruling only affects the company's Catholic proprietor, Daniel Weingartz, and the approximately 170 people who work for him. But it opens the...
  • When political parties alienate people of faith

    11/01/2012 6:22:55 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    Mpls Star Tribune ^ | 11/1/12 | Chuck Lynch
    [ . . .] In 1972, the Democratic Party began shedding its political skin, revealing its true identify: It was a religion. A religion whose beliefs, while still evolving, would be required of all adherents. Death with dignity, abortion on demand, euthanasia, no-fault divorce, fetal experimentation and homosexual rights became some of the dogmas, or sacraments, of the new political party/religion. All these sacraments are inimical to Christian beliefs and, at that time, caused huge defections from the party. Abortion was the pivotal issue for many party faithful then and has remained so in every election since, despite the party's...
  • Bishop to Pro-Abort Catholic Politicians, Bureaucrats, Voters: God Is Not Mocked

    11/01/2012 6:12:04 PM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/1/12 | Michael W. Chapman
    In a letter to be read in the Catholic churches of the diocese of Peoria, Illinois at all Masses this weekend, two days before the election, Bishop Daniel Jenky equates pro-abortion Catholic politicians and the people who vote for them with the mob that rejected Jesus Christ over Caesar and warns that God is not mocked. In the letter, which Bp. Jenky has directed all the priests in his diocese to read to their parishioners, he says that 2,000 years ago, after our Savior had been bound, beaten, scourged, mocked, and crowned with thorns, a pagan Roman Procurator displayed Jesus...
  • Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader? (The Communion of Saints) [Catholic Caucus]

    11/01/2012 5:00:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-01-12 | Dominican Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph
    Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader?Archdiocese of Washington: Year of Faith seriesWritten by:Dominican Brothers of the Province of St. JosephHalloween is one night of the year when adults and children alike seem to be full of imagination for the realm of the dead. Maybe it is a fascination with ghosts and goblins, or maybe it is more sinister than that, but there is a profoundly Christian explanation for Halloween, and it has to do with todays Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader? question, and the Communion of Saints.There is no coincidence that the world is fascinated with the realm of...
  • Joe Biden says he and Obama share the values of the Catholics in new ad

    11/01/2012 2:37:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 31, 2012 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    October 31, 2012 ( - In a campaign video released this week, Vice President Joe Biden claims that President Obama shares his belief in the social teachings of the Catholic Church. “As a practicing Catholic, like many of you,” Biden says, “I was raised in a household where there was no distinction between the values my mom and dad drilled into us and what I learned from the nuns and priests who educated me. We call it Catholic social doctrine.” “I’m here to tell you that President Obama shares those values,” Biden states. He illustrates the point by quoting the...