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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-26-17

    06/25/2017 9:02:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies ^ | 06-26-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 26, 2017 Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 12:1-9The LORD said to Abram:"Go forth from the land of your kinsfolkand from your father's house to a land that I will show you. "I will make of you a great nation,and I will bless you;I will make your name great,so that you will be a blessing.I will bless those who bless youand curse those who curse you.All the communities of the earthshall find blessing in you." Abram went as the LORD directed him, and Lot went with him.Abram was seventy-five years old when he...
  • Decide Now Whom You Will Fear: A Homily for the 12th Sunday of the Year

    06/25/2017 7:11:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-24-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Decide Now Whom You Will Fear: A Homily for the 12th Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • June 24, 2017 • The Lord speaks to us today of one of the most central struggles in our life: fear. Yes, fear is one of our deepest drives and though it has a positive purpose, too often we miss the mark in directing its energy. The positive role of fear is to alert us that something is wrong and to divert us from danger. With our fallen nature, though, we often fear the wrong things while lacking a sober...
  • "Catholic" School Introduces Gender Neutral Uniforms [Catholic Church]

    06/24/2017 5:09:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | June 24, 2017 | Tancred
    "Catholic" School Introduces Gender Neutral Uniforms Edit: this is from the blog "Listening in the Desert", where the allegedly Catholic Diocesan school in the United Kingdom has introduced a gender-neutral uniform. St Anthonys Catholic primary school in Southwark Diocese UK announced yesterday that it will be introducing a Gender Neutral school uniform from September 2017.In its weekly newsletter via theschools website, Head teacher Mrs. Jane Day says: I am pleased to announce that the Governors have approved the introduction of a gender neutral uniform which will be introduced in September. Rather than having a separate uniform for girls and boys,...
  • New Knights of Malta leader genuflects before Francis in Vatican meeting [Catholic Caucus]

    06/24/2017 6:06:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | June 23, 2017 | Joshua J. McElwee
    Pope Francis met the new leader of the Knights of Malta Friday in a toned-down encounter in which the head of the historic chivalric order seemed to emphasize its loyalty to the pope after a period of tension with the Vatican earlier this year. As Francis greeted Fra Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto in the antechamber to the papal library, the head knight genuflected before the pope and kissed his ring. His face scrunched with emotion, Dalla Torre told Francis he was particularly moved by the encounter and had been following his papacy closely. Dalla Torre, an Italian,...
  • Vocations to the Priesthood Continue to Decline Under Pope Francis

    06/24/2017 6:09:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/23/17 | Pete Baklinski
    ROME, June 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Vocations to the priesthood have continued a downward trend since 2012, according to data recently released by the Vaticans Central Statistics Office. There is a continuation of the decline which has for some years characterized priestly vocations, the Statistics Office, which operates under the Vatican Secretariat of State, stated in its 500-page Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae that covers up to the year 2015. One metric for measuring the health of the Church is the number of new vocations to the priesthood to serve the Churchs 1.28 billion Catholics worldwide. A shortage of priests jeopardizes the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-25-17, Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    06/24/2017 7:50:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies ^ | 06-25-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 25, 2017 Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jer 20:10-13Jeremiah said:"I hear the whisperings of many:'Terror on every side!Denounce! let us denounce him!'All those who were my friendsare on the watch for any misstep of mine.'Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail,and take our vengeance on him.'But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.In their failure they will be put to utter shame,to lasting, unforgettable confusion.O LORD of hosts, you who test the just,who probe mind and heart,let me witness the vengeance you take on them,for...
  • Nancy Pelosi Wont Say Aborting a Baby With Beating Heart Dishonors God

    06/24/2017 12:52:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | June 23, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    CNS News put pro-abortion House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on the spot this week, asking her if aborting an unborn baby with a beating heart dishonors God. Pelosi, a Democrat who claims to be a practicing Catholic, strongly supports abortion. Going against her faith, Pelosi repeatedly has voted to support the abortion chain Planned Parenthood and oppose regulations and limits to abortion. Interestingly, Pelosi often brings up her faith to explain her support for other issues, such as the environment and welfare. Last week, she mentioned honoring God when she opposed a decision by the U.S. to pull out of...
  • If You Know The End Of The Story, Theres A Lot You Can Disregard - As Seen On TV

    06/24/2017 5:40:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-23-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    If You Know The End Of The Story, There’s A Lot You Can Disregard - As Seen On TV Msgr. Charles Pope • June 23, 2017 • Usually we don’t like to know the end of the story. When someone blurts out the ending it’s called a “spoiler.” What fun is it to read a whodunit when you already know who done it?When it comes to the faith, though, not only should we know the end of the story, but we must never forget it and must base our very lives upon it. As we look about the world,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-24-17, SOL, Nativity of St. John the Baptist

    06/23/2017 8:37:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 06-24-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 24, 2017 Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Reading 1 Is 49:1-6Hear me, O coastlands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother's womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is with my God.For now the...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Venerable Pierre Toussaint, 05-28-17

    06/23/2017 7:37:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 05-28-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Venerable Pierre Toussaint | Anthony Meucci Venerable Pierre Toussaint Saint of the Day for May 28 June 27, 1766 – June 30, 1853)  Venerable Pierre Toussaint’s Story Born in modern-day Haiti and brought to New York City as a slave, Pierre died a free man, a renowned hairdresser, and one of New York City’s most well-known Catholics.Plantation owner Pierre Bérard made Toussaint a house slave and allowed his grandmother to teach her grandson how to read and write. In his early 20s, Pierre, his younger sister, his aunt, and two other house slaves accompanied...
  • Fortnight for Freedom: Please Spend Some Time Working and Praying to Protect Your Religious Liberty

    06/23/2017 8:33:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-22-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Fortnight for Freedom: Please Spend Some Time Working and Praying to Protect Your Religious Liberty Msgr. Charles Pope • June 22, 2017 • There has been a steady erosion of religious liberty in the United States in recent years. It has been challenged through a broad range of incidents, requirements from the medical world, health insurance mandates, and court decisions. We often take our religious freedom for granted, but it is under substantive though sometimes subtle challenge. We are in the midst of a sea change; we are being told that religion has no place in the marketplace, in...
  • Its a Glorious, Glorious Life

    06/23/2017 7:47:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-22-17 | Christopher Baker
    It’s a Glorious, Glorious Life Christopher Baker • June 22, 2017 • Last week, in preparation for our celebration of the Archdiocese of Washington’s Marriage Jubilarian Mass, we produced this video about Bob and Laurin Balkam, a husband and wife from the Greatest Generation.Before the interview could start, Bob said, “I’ll tell you my life story and you see what you think. And I’ll try to do it in about five minutes.” But you can neither tell a 75-year love story in five minutes, nor help but take away some life lessons.The first lesson to take away is the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-23-17, SOL, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/22/2017 9:37:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 06-23-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 23, 2017 Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Reading 1 Dt 7:6-11Moses said to the people:"You are a people sacred to the LORD, your God;he has chosen you from all the nations on the face of the earthto be a people peculiarly his own.It was not because you are the largest of all nationsthat the LORD set his heart on you and chose you,for you are really the smallest of all nations.It was because the LORD loved youand because of his fidelity to the oath he had sworn your fathers,that he brought you out with his strong...
  • Local nuns complain of ongoing harassment (Idaho)

    06/22/2017 3:24:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    KREM ^ | June 22, 2017 | Taylor Viydo , KREM
    POST FALLS, Idaho The nuns at St. Dominic's school and convent near Post Falls said teens have been trespassing on their property and verbally assaulted them for a long time. The nuns said the teens will come right into their main parking lot at St. Dominics. When nuns are just a couple of dozen yards away, the teens will swear and yell insults directly at them. The nuns who live at the convent said they believe the teens are going out of their way to harass them. "It's becoming more and more aggressive, Sister Aimee Dominique said. The nuns...
  • LA archdiocese cancels abortion conference on cathedral property

    06/22/2017 9:05:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has cancelled an event featuring Planned Parenthood activists scheduled to take place Friday on its cathedral property. "Uncertain Times: Charting the Path Forward for Women's Health," an event by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, was booked to be held at the Conference Center at Cathedral Plaza located on the grounds of Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral. It's "a full-service event site located in a convenient downtown location, adjacent to LA's impressive landmark, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels," the Center's website...
  • A Brief Meditation on the Fiery Violence of Love

    06/22/2017 7:19:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-21-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Brief Meditation on the Fiery “Violence” of Love Msgr. Charles Pope • June 21, 2017 • One of the great paradoxes of creation and our existence in God’s world is that many blessings are unlocked by explosive, even violent forces. The very cosmos itself is in a kind of process of hurtling outward in a massive explosion. And here we are, living midway (?) through that explosion.When I see fireworks on the Fourth of July, I often think that each of those beautiful, fiery explosions is a miniature replica of the cosmos. Everywhere in the universe, the burning...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-22-17, OM, Sts. John Fisher&Thomas More, St. Paulinus/Nola

    06/21/2017 8:26:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 06-22-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 22, 2017 Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Cor 11:1-11Brothers and sisters:If only you would put up with a little foolishness from me!Please put up with me.For I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God,since I betrothed you to one husbandto present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning,your thoughts may be corruptedfrom a sincere and pure commitment to Christ.For if someone comes and preaches another Jesus than the one we preached,or if you receive a different spirit from...
  • Catholic teachers union supports pro-abortion conference, pride parades

    06/21/2017 7:43:50 PM PDT · by Architect of Paradise · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Lianne Laurence
    TORONTO, June 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association is tweeting support for the international pro-abortion Women Deliver conference to be held in Vancouver in 2019. OECTA tweeted on June 14: Just announced! @WomenDeliver, the largest global conf. on the rights of women, will be hosted in Canada this year: But Women Deliver, funded in part by the United Nations, advocates for global sexual and reproductive health and rights for women. Lest there be any doubt what that means, the Women Deliver website notes: Realizing these rights requires meeting the need for modern contraception, and sexual and...

    06/21/2017 10:04:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    The Tablet ^ | June 21, 2017 | Michael Sean Winters
    Bishops intervene so strongly, that USCCB President scrapped plans to disband the working group on immigration After years of avoiding contentious discussions in public session, and holding debates behind closed doors in executive session, this year’s spring general assembly of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in Indianapolis witnessed a return to the often heated debates of the 1970s and 1980s.Leading the discussion were two of the three Americans made cardinals at last November’s consistory, Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark - who last month welcomed an LGBT Catholic group to his Cathedral of the Sacred Heart - and Cardinal Blase...
  • Love Your Enemies, says the Lord; I am Coming Soon!

    06/21/2017 8:55:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-20-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Love Your Enemies, says the Lord; I am Coming Soon! Msgr. Charles Pope • June 20, 2017 • There is a specific depiction of Christ known as Christ Pantocrator. It was widespread in the ancient world and still is today. The title “Pantocrator” is most often translated as “The Almighty One” or “The Omnipotent One.” It comes from the Greek words παντός (pantos, meaning all) and κράτος (kratos, meaning strength, might, or power).In the particular image at right, Christ is seated (as a sign of authority). In many of the specific images he holds a book, sometimes open and...