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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-18-17

    08/17/2017 8:08:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-18-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 18, 2017 Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jos 24:1-13Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem,summoning their elders, their leaders,their judges and their officers.When they stood in ranks before God, Joshua addressed all the people: "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: In times past your fathers, down to Terah,father of Abraham and Nahor,dwelt beyond the River and served other gods.But I brought your father Abraham from the region beyond the Riverand led him through the entire land of Canaan.I made his descendants numerous, and gave him Isaac.To Isaac I...
  • Why and How Does Satan Roam the Earth?

    08/17/2017 7:58:20 AM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-16-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why and How Does Satan Roam the Earth? Msgr. Charles Pope • August 16, 2017 • One of the more puzzling aspects of demonology is the freedom that Satan and demons appear to have in roaming the earth, causing trouble. If the condemned are consigned to Hell for all eternity, why is Satan allowed to wander about outside of Hell? Isn’t he supposed to be suffering in Hell along with his minions and the other condemned? Further, it doesn’t seem that he is suffering one bit, but rather having a grand time wreaking havoc on the earth. How do...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-17-17

    08/16/2017 8:27:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-17-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 17, 2017 Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jos 3:7-10a, 11, 13-17The LORD said to Joshua,"Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel,that they may know I am with you, as I was with Moses.Now command the priests carrying the ark of the covenantto come to a halt in the Jordanwhen you reach the edge of the waters." So Joshua said to the children of Israel,"Come here and listen to the words of the LORD, your God.This is how you will know that there is a living God in...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for all, Venerable Matt Talbot, 06-18-17

    08/16/2017 7:52:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 06-18-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Statue of Venerable Matt Talbot | flickrVenerable Matt Talbot Saint of the Day for June 18 (May 2, 1856 – June 7, 1925)  Venerable Matt Talbot’s story Matt can be considered the patron of men and women struggling with alcoholism. He was born in Dublin, where his father worked on the docks and had a difficult time supporting his family. After a few years of schooling, Matt obtained work as a messenger for some liquor merchants; there he began to drink excessively. For 15 years—until he was almost 30—Matt was an active alcoholic.One day...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Joseph Cafasso, 06-17-17

    08/16/2017 11:16:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 06-17-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Statue de San Giuseppe Cafasso | José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro Saint Joseph Cafasso Saint of the Day for June 17 (January 15, 1811 – June 23, 1860)  Saint Joseph Cafasso’s story Even as a young man, Joseph loved to attend Mass and was known for his humility and fervor in prayer. After his ordination, he was assigned to a seminary in Turin. There he worked especially against the spirit of Jansenism–an excessive preoccupation with sin and damnation. He used the works of Saint Francis de Sales and Saint Alphonsus Liguori to moderate the rigorism...
  • A Short Reflection on Beauty

    08/16/2017 9:25:17 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-15-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Short Reflection on Beauty Msgr. Charles Pope • August 15, 2017 • It is common to link the good, the true, and the beautiful; this is proper because truth is beautiful and a very high good. But as with most insights, some distinctions are necessary, because while truth is always beautiful, not everyone or everything that appears to be beautiful is thereby true.St. Augustine comments on this, saying,Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses beauty even to the wicked (The City of God, XV,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-16-17, OM, St. Stephen of Hungary

    08/15/2017 9:06:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-16-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 16, 2017 Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dt 34:1-12Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo,the headland of Pisgah which faces Jericho,and the LORD showed him all the landGilead, and as far as Dan, all Naphtali,the land of Ephraim and Manasseh,all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea,the Negeb, the circuit of the Jordanwith the lowlands at Jericho, city of palms,and as far as Zoar.The LORD then said to him, "This is the landwhich I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacobthat I would give to their descendants.I...
  • Vanity: Freeper ideas on decorating kids rooms for patriotic/religious/educational

    08/15/2017 10:25:43 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 17 replies
    15 AUG 17 | dcbryan1
    Wife unit and I just completed painting our childrens rooms. Theme should be between K-3 , boy and girl. What posters/themes centered on education and religion would you put in their room? Below is a small list I have brainstormed, and I am interested in things that just ARENT taught as much anymore or not emphasized enough. When I was growing up my room was filled with posters to keep my mind going......most were hand made by mom. I'm sure there are nice ones that homeschoolers and teachers use that maybe I'm not thinking of. Thanks! FReegards!
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Biblical Roots of the Assumption of Mary

    08/15/2017 7:09:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-14-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Biblical Roots of the Assumption of Mary Msgr. Charles Pope • August 14, 2017 • While the actual event of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven is not recorded in the Scriptures, there is a biblical basis for the teaching that, considered as a whole, confirms Catholic teaching as both fitting and in keeping with biblical principles. Let’s ponder this feast in stages:The Assumption Explained – To be “assumed” means to be taken up by God bodily into Heaven. As far back as the Church can remember we have celebrated the fact that Mary was taken up into...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-15-17, SOL, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/14/2017 8:23:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-15-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 15, 2017 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary -Mass during the Day Reading 1 Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10abGod's temple in heaven was opened,and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,with the moon under her feet,and on her head a crown of twelve stars.She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.Then another sign appeared in the sky;it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns,and on its heads were...
  • Clearing up Confusion with Todays Gospel on the Temple Tax

    08/14/2017 7:10:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-13-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Clearing up Confusion with Today’s Gospel on the Temple Tax Msgr. Charles Pope • August 13, 2017 • The Gospel for today’s Mass (Monday of the 19th Week) is likely confusing to anyone who hears it proclaimed in the United States because the New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE), used for the lectionary in this country, makes what I would argue is an inaccurate translation of the Greek text. Here is the passage in question (the crucial section is presented in bold italics):When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax approached Peter and said, “Doesn’t your...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-14-17, M, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

    08/13/2017 8:05:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-14-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 14, 2017 Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr Reading 1 Dt 10:12-22Moses said to the people:"And now, Israel, what does the LORD, your God, ask of youbut to fear the LORD, your God, and follow his ways exactly,to love and serve the LORD, your God,with all your heart and all your soul,to keep the commandments and statutes of the LORDwhich I enjoin on you today for your own good?Think! The heavens, even the highest heavens,belong to the LORD, your God,as well as the earth and everything on it.Yet in his love for your fathers the LORD...
  • Fix Your Focus A Homily for the 19th Sunday of the Year

    08/13/2017 10:28:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-12-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Fix Your Focus – A Homily for the 19th Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • August 12, 2017 • The Gospel today is about faith and about focus. It teaches that although storms and struggles inevitably arise, we have a choice as to whether we focus on them or on Jesus. The message is clear: “Keep your eyes on the prize. Hold on!”Let’s look at this Gospel in three stages: Perceived Distance, Produced Distress, and Point of Decision. I have also included a fourth section for more in-depth study: Process of Development.I. Perceived Distance – The text...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-13-17, Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    08/12/2017 9:01:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-13-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 13, 2017 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13aAt the mountain of God, Horeb,Elijah came to a cave where he took shelter. Then the LORD said to him,"Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD;the LORD will be passing by." A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountainsand crushing rocks before the LORDbut the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquakebut the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was firebut the LORD was not in the fire. After the fire there...
  • Epic Imagery

    08/12/2017 3:37:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    OSV.com ^ | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Epic Imagaery Question: I was in a conversation with several unbelieving college friends who dismissed the Bible as unreliable and merely mythical because it presumes the existence of monsters like Leviathan and fiery dragons. I wasn’t sure how to answer them. — Name withheld, Massachusetts Answer: Leviathan is a name of a large beast in the Old Testament. The term seems to be used both symbolically and also literally to refer to actual beasts in the sea. For example, in Psalm 104 we read, “There is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-12-17, OM, St. Jane Frances de Chantal

    08/11/2017 8:54:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-12-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 12, 2017 Saturday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dt 6:4-13Moses said to the people:"Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God,with all your heart,and with all your soul,and with all your strength.Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today.Drill them into your children.Speak of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or at rest.Bind them at your wrist as a signand let them be as a pendant on your forehead.Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on...
  • If You Truly Want to Have Something, Lose It A Mediation on the Economics of the Kingdom

    08/11/2017 7:47:53 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-10-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    If You Truly Want to Have Something, Lose It – A Mediation on the Economics of the Kingdom Msgr. Charles Pope • August 10, 2017 • St. Lawrence Distributing Alms, Fra AngelicoThe Feast of St. Lawrence, deacon and martyr, contains an important teaching on the economics of the Kingdom of God. As you might guess, they are quite paradoxical. The teachings come to us both through St. Lawrence’s life and the particular readings selected for his feast.When a persecution broke out in Rome in 257 A.D. (under Valerian), the Prefect of Rome suspected that the Church had a great...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-11-17, M, St. Clare, Virgin

    08/10/2017 9:36:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-11-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 11, 2017 Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin Reading 1 Dt 4:32-40Moses said to the people:"Ask now of the days of old, before your time,ever since God created man upon the earth;ask from one end of the sky to the other:Did anything so great ever happen before?Was it ever heard of? Did a people ever hear the voice of Godspeaking from the midst of fire, as you did, and live?Or did any god venture to go and take a nation for himselffrom the midst of another nation,by testings, by signs and wonders, by war,with his strong hand and outstretched...
  • A Warning About Sloth in a Story from the Old Testament

    08/10/2017 7:18:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-09-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Warning About Sloth in a Story from the Old Testament Msgr. Charles Pope • August 9, 2017 • This week in daily Mass we are presented with a vivid portrait of the sin of sloth and its effects:A critical moment has arrived for the people of Israel. Having seen the Egyptian army defeated at the Red Sea, they have now crossed the desert in a short period of time, perhaps a matter of months. It is now time to enter the Promised Land and savor its “milk and honey.” This is the Land that God had promised them...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-10-17, FEAST, St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

    08/09/2017 11:02:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-10-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 10, 2017 Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr Reading 1 2 Cor 9:6-10Brothers and sisters:Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion,for God loves a cheerful giver.Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you,so that in all things, always having all you need,you may have an abundance for every good work.As it is written: He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;his righteousness endures forever. The one who supplies seed to the sower and bread for foodwill supply and...