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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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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 http://www.celledoor.com/cpdv-ebe/
  • 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 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...
  • Bishop Orders Priests To Read Anti-Obama Letter At Sunday Sermons

    11/01/2012 1:49:19 PM PDT · by topher · 50 replies
    Joining the chorus of Roman Catholic clergy in Illinois criticizing President Barack Obama before next week's election, Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky ordered priests to read a letter to parishioners on Sunday before the presidential election, explaining that politicians who support abortion rights also reject Jesus. "By virtue of your vow of obedience to me as your Bishop, I require that this letter be personally read by each celebrating priest at each Weekend Mass," Jenky wrote in a letter circulated to clergy in the Catholic Diocese of Peoria. In the letter, Jenky cautions parishioners that Obama and a majority of U.S....
  • Canadian Catholic high school sending 52 students to help Obama campaign in Ohio

    11/01/2012 9:23:30 AM PDT · by topher · 48 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Oct 31, 2012 | by John Jalsevac
    October 30, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) An Ottawa-area mom says she is incensed that a teacher at her daughters Catholic school has organized a trip to Ohio in the final days of the U.S. election to support the re-election of President Obama. Fifty-two students from St. Peters and St. Matthews high schools in Ottawa are set to make the trek across the border this week to Boardman, Ohio, accompanied by civics teacher Scott Searle. Ohio is considered a key swing state in the presidential election. Calls by LifeSiteNews to St. Peters school were directed to the school board. A media spokesperson...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: OCCASIONALISM, 11-01-12

    11/01/2012 8:43:21 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-01-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):OCCASIONALISM The philosophical theory that denies that creatures are ever real efficient causes in the visible universe. God's direct intervention is said to bring about every single change in the material world. At once a theory of knowledge and of voluntary control of action, it assumes that when a human being wills a certain action this is the "occasional cause" for God to make a corresponding change in the visible world, and vice versa. the modern author of occasionalism was Arnold Geulincx (1624-69), Dutch Catholic theologian at Louvain who became a Calvinist. (Etym. Latin occasio, a...
  • No "All Saints Day" without "Reformation Day" [Today is All Saints Day]

    11/01/2012 6:45:48 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 65 replies
    How appropriate it is that Reformation Day (October 31st), celebrating Christ's victory over Evil for those who rest in Him, precedes All Saints Day (November 1st). Martin Luther's defense of the authority of Scripture (alone) and of Justification by Faith (alone), at the Diet of Worms, is what we celebrate on Reformation Day. Without these biblical truths, which the Reformation re-established in opposition to evil church hierarchies, there would be no saints. It's a shame that some Protestant and Anglican churches celebrate All Saints Day while failing to celebrate Reformation Day. There are no saints apart from the principles of...
  • Catholic Bishop: Vote for Obama Stretches the Imagination [DiMarzio of Brooklyn]

    11/01/2012 2:28:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | October 30, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Catholic Bishop: Vote for Obama “Stretches the Imagination” by Steven Ertelt | LifeNews.com | 10/30/12 6:24 PMBishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn is the latest Catholic official to say that voting for pro-abortion President Barack Obama is essentially off limits for Catholic voters.He said the Catholic Church needs to do a better job of teaching Catholic voters who gravitate towards pro-abortion candidates. In his column in the diocesan newspaper, Bishop DiMarzio wrote: It is inconceivable to me how Catholics could support such policies. Indeed, Roman Catholics who support abortion rights and vote for a candidate because of those policies, place...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-01-12, Solemnity of All Saints

    10/31/2012 2:33:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-01-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 1, 2012 Solemnity of All Saints Reading 1Rv 7:2-4, 9-14 I, John, saw another angel come up from the East,holding the seal of the living God.He cried out in a loud voice to the four angelswho were given power to damage the land and the sea,"Do not damage the land or the sea or the treesuntil we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God."I heard the number of those who had been marked with the seal,one hundred and forty-four thousand markedfrom every tribe of the children of Israel. After this I...
  • Purgatory: An Objection Answered

    10/26/2012 2:28:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 154 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | October 26, 2012 | Francis J. Beckwith
    In Catholic theology, Purgatory is a state (or a process, not necessarily a place) to which one’s soul travels if one has died in a state of grace, but nevertheless retains unremitted venial sins and certain ingrained bad habits and dispositions. That is, Purgatory is a state for the redeemed who are not yet perfected. It is not a halfway house between Heaven and Hell. In Purgatory, you willingly undergo the quality and quantity of pain and suffering that is uniquely prepared for you so that you may enter Heaven unblemished. But the dead in Purgatory do not go through...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: RIGHT OFSANCTUARY, 10-31-12

    10/31/2012 12:55:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 140-31-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):RIGHT OFSANCTUARY The claim to protection for those fleeing from justice or persecution. THe right of sanctuary was based on the inviolability attached to sacred things. Although generally confined to a church, it was later extended to the surrounding precincts. There was often a large ring or knocker on the church door, the holding of which gave a person the right of assylum. The privilege did not apply to sacrilege or high treason. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-31-12, Solemnity, Vigil-All Saints, All Hallows' Eve

    10/30/2012 9:42:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-31-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 31, 2012 Solemnity, Vigilof All Saints Reading 1Rv 7:2-4, 9-14 I, John, saw another angel come up from the East,holding the seal of the living God.He cried out in a loud voice to the four angelswho were given power to damage the land and the sea,"Do not damage the land or the sea or the treesuntil we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God."I heard the number of those who had been marked with the seal,one hundred and forty-four thousand markedfrom every tribe of the children of Israel. After this I had...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-31-12, Mass during the Day

    10/30/2012 9:33:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-31-12 | New American Bible
    October 31, 2012 Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 6:1-9 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.Honor your father and mother.This is the first commandment with a promise,that it may go well with youand that you may have a long life on earth.Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger,but bring them up with the training and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, be obedient to your human masters with fear and trembling,in sincerity of heart, as to Christ,not only when being watched, as currying favor,but as slaves of Christ,...
  • Faith Facts: All Hallows' Eve

    10/30/2012 6:13:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    Catholics United for the Faith ^ | 9-98 | CatholicsUnited for the Faith
    All Hallows' EveIssue: Is the celebration of Halloween a pagan feast? May a Catholic celebrate Halloween in good conscience? What is the history of this popular American holiday?Response: We celebrate Halloween on the evening before All Saints Day. The word itself is a shortened form of "All Hallows Eve," which quite literally means "the eve of All Saints." From the earliest days of the Feast of All Saints (mid 700s A.D.), Catholics observed October 31 as the vigil of this November 1 celebration. This feast commemorates the lives of Christians who lived exemplary lives of faith. Pope Sixtus IV introduced...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-30-12

    10/29/2012 9:22:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-30-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 30, 2012 Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 5:21-33 Brothers and sisters:Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ.Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord.For the husband is head of his wifejust as Christ is head of the Church,he himself the savior of the Body.As the Church is subordinate to Christ,so wives should be subordinate to their husbands in everything.Husbands, love your wives,even as Christ loved the Churchand handed himself over for her to sanctify her,cleansing her by the bath of water with the word,that he might...
  • The Top Ten Most Important Church Councils

    10/29/2012 1:25:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 57 replies
    CE ^ | October 25, 2012 | STEPHEN BEALE
    To be deep into history, John Henry Newman wrote, is to cease to be a Protestant. Put another way, to be deep into history is to become stronger in the Catholic faithsomething we are all called to do in this Year of Faith.To make that journey into the history of our faith is to discover anew its most basic tenets. Who was Jesus really? How can God be three persons in one being? What is the proper role of the Church in salvation? And how does Mary fit into all this?These questions, and many more, were raised and answered in...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: INDULT, 10-29-12

    10/29/2012 9:00:22 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-29-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):INDULT A temporary favor granted by the Holy See to bishops to permit them to do something not otherwise allowed. If given for a certain time, it must be renewed by competent ecclesiastical authority. Thus according to the Code of Canon Law, an indult is required for a priest to practice surgery and a cloistered nun needs an indult to travel outside the cloister. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Canadian Archbishop: 'Euthanasia rejects Gods most precious gift: life itself'

    10/29/2012 7:44:44 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/26/12 | Peter Baklinski
    OTTAWA, October 26, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) Ottawas chief bishop has condemned the countrys move towards establishing death laws for the elderly, calling the government to retain [the] prohibition against euthanasia and assisted suicide. Legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide would be a rejection of Gods most precious gift: life itself, said Catholic Archbishop Terrence Prendergast at a benefit dinner last week in the nations capital. Let us pray that our governments continue to protect our vulnerable seniors by retaining this prohibition, he said. Prendergast opened his speech at the fifth annual Archbishops Charity Dinner last Wednesday with a reflection on the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-29-12

    10/28/2012 8:02:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-29-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 29, 2012 Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 4:32-5:8 Brothers and sisters:Be kind to one another, compassionate,forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love,as Christ loved us and handed himself over for usas a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.Immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be mentioned among you,as is fitting among holy ones,no obscenity or silly or suggestive talk, which is out of place,but instead, thanksgiving.Be sure of this, that no immoral or...
  • A Life of Faith: Papal Theologian Speaks on the Grace of Faith

    10/28/2012 1:23:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Zenit.org ^ | October 2012 | Edward Pentin
    A Life of Faith Papal Theologian Speaks on the Grace of Faith By Edward PentinSince around the time of the Reformation, too much emphasis has been placed on providing answers for the faith generated by science and reason, and not enough on how a life of faith begins.This is the view of Fr. Wojciech Giertych, O.P., the Popes theologian, who shared his opinion on the all-important aspect of the beginnings of faith which he sees as especially crucial during this Year of Faith.In a rare interview on the side lines of a recent event in Rome, Fr. Giertych explained how...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Gnosticism

    10/28/2012 6:50:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Gnosticism 1245. What was Gnosticism? Gnosticism arose in the second century, being a blend of Greek philosophy and pagan mythology with Christian doctrine. It split up into many independent heresies such as Marcionism and Montanism, and lingered on until about the seventh century. The history of most of these heresies is much the same. Protected by civil authority in many cases, each became fairly widespread, or even very widespread; then split up into warring sections, and eventually died out, or lingered on in a state of stagnation. Encoding copyright 2009 by Frederick Manligas Nacino. Some rights reserved. Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 10-28-12, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/27/2012 8:30:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 60 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-28-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 28, 2012 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1Jer 31:7-9 Thus says the LORD:Shout with joy for Jacob,exult at the head of the nations;proclaim your praise and say:The LORD has delivered his people,the remnant of Israel.Behold, I will bring them backfrom the land of the north;I will gather them from the ends of the world,with the blind and the lame in their midst,the mothers and those with child;they shall return as an immense throng.They departed in tears,but I will console them and guide them;I will lead them to brooks of water,on a level road, so that none...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CELEBRET, 10-27-12

    10/27/2012 11:23:25 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-27-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CELEBRET A document stating that the owner is a priest in good standing and requesting that he be permitted to say Mass. It must be signed by his bishop or religious superior. Without it he may meet with a refusal to say Mass if he is stranger locally. (Etym. Latin celebret, let him celebrate.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-27-12

    10/26/2012 8:25:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-27-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 27, 2012 Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 4:7-16 Brothers and sisters:Grace was given to each of usaccording to the measure of Christ"s gift.Therefore, it says: He ascended on high and took prisoners captive;he gave gifts to men. What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descendedinto the lower regions of the earth?The one who descended is also the one who ascendedfar above all the heavens,that he might fill all things. And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets,others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers,to equip the holy...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LUTHERANS, 10-26-12

    10/26/2012 7:36:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-26-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random): .subadimg { text-align:center; } .subadimg a img { border:none; } LUTHERANS Those Protestants who follow the teaching of Martin Luther (1483-1546), as expressed in distinctive confessions of faith that are contained in the Book of Concord, published at Dresden in 1580. In the confessions the Bible is declared to be the only norm of belief, to which even the historic creeds and other traditional statements of faith are to be subordinated. Yet the Bible itself is subordinated to the single basic principle of justification by faith without good works. Since human beings lost their...
  • Catholic couple rescues 1,400 Chinese orphans

    10/26/2012 6:07:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    cna ^ | October 26, 2012 | Hillary Senour
    A nurse holds an orphan with a cleft lip. Courtesy of Little Flower Projects. Beijing, China, Oct 26, 2012 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An American couple living in China for 15 years says their success in rescuing over 1,000 medically-fragile orphans is due to totally relying on God, especially during trying times. “You really have to have an absolute dependence on God that the money's gonna show up when you need it and that you're going to stay out of trouble,” Brent Johnson of the organization China Little Flower told CNA Oct. 17. Founded in 1998, China Little...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-26-12

    10/25/2012 7:38:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-26-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 26, 2012 Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 4:1-6 Brothers and sisters:I, a prisoner for the Lord,urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,with all humility and gentleness, with patience,bearing with one another through love,striving to preserve the unity of the spiritthrough the bond of peace;one Body and one Spirit,as you were also called to the one hope of your call;one Lord, one faith, one baptism;one God and Father of all,who is over all and through all and in all. Responsorial PsalmPs 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6...
  • Folk Mass Band Upset Over Masses Interrupting Their Concerts

    10/25/2012 2:31:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Eye of the Tiber ^ | October 25, 2012
    Yonkers, NY––Blake Jennings, lead guitarist at St. Therese Parish in Yonkers, New York is outraged over what he calls “years of concerts being interrupted by the Mass.” The 56-year-old accountant and father of three has played with his band at the 9:30 Folk Mass since 2009. “Our fans love us,” Jennings said, after Sunday Mass. “You can see it in their eyes…the way they droop down, lazily closing as we play…as if their entering into some kind of ecstasy. Or the way some in the parish are so moved they just can’t stand another moment of joy, and simply walk...
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development Funds 74 Anti-Catholic Organizations

    10/25/2012 4:44:26 PM PDT · by schmootman · 2 replies
    ReformCCHDNow.com ^ | 10/24/12 | ReformCCHDNow
    CCHD 2011-2012 Grants Report What follows is a listing of all 74 grantees found to be in violation of CCHD guidelines and Catholic moral teaching. Each grantee is listed by diocese (in alphabetical order), along with codes to indicate the ways in which the grantees are in violation. Each letter code following (DA) indicates ways in which the grantees supported abortion, homosexuality, birth control, or Marxism through direct action. Each letter code following (CO) indicate the grantees indirect support through coalitions. Each letter code following (LE) indicates the actions of the leadership of the organization, which violate Catholic moral teaching.
  • Dem Tries to Bully Bishop Into Shutting Up

    10/25/2012 1:45:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | October 25, 2012 | Matthew Archbold
    This is rich. A Catholic Democrat state Senator decides the Church is wrong on issues such as abortion, euthanasia, same-sex "marriage" and embryonic stem cell research. Then, not only does the "Catholic" politician say the Church is wrong, but he puts it out there that it may be illegal for the Church to talk about those issues precisely because they disagree with his political stances.The San Francisco Gate: A Democratic state senator says a letter meant for reading at North Dakota Roman Catholic church services is intended to support Republicans. Fargo Sen. Tim Mathern says the letter could jeopardize the...
  • Major Obama Donor "[snip] You Catholics! "

    10/25/2012 7:33:59 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 46 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 10/24/12 | Patrick Archbold
    <p>"F you, you Catholics! Knight bellows over cheers from her audience.</p> <p>We will come on you in a terror, Knight growls in another cut. We will bring St. Peters temple down and we will swallow it in the sea. (St. Peters temple is a reference to the Catholic church itself.)"</p>
  • Catholic Word of the Day: DAYDREAMS, 10-25-12

    10/25/2012 9:31:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-25-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):DAYDREAMS Gratifying reveries usually of wish fulfillment. They are images permitted to arise and linger in one's mind for the purpose of giving oneself the illusion of living a life different from real life and to experience whatever sensations may be connected with such an illusion. A person looks for in fantasy what he or she desires in reality, or the thing is not yet attainable (as with the young) or no longer attainable (as with the old). Daydreams are to be judged morally according to their content and the purpose one has in conjuring up...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-25-12

    10/24/2012 9:39:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-25-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 25, 2012 Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 3:14-21 Brothers and sisters:I kneel before the Father,from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his gloryto be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self,and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;that you, rooted and grounded in love,may have strength to comprehend with all the holy oneswhat is the breadth and length and height and depth,and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,so that you...