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  • What Is the Wrath of God?

    04/28/2017 8:13:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-27-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is the Wrath of God? Msgr. Charles Pope • April 27, 2017 • In yesterday’s Mass (Thursday of the Second Week of Easter) there was a reference to the wrath of God and the fact that only Jesus can save us from it. The Gospel warns, whoever disobeys the Son, will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him (John 3:36).But what is God’s wrath? It is spoken of often in Scripture but it is a concept with which we must be careful. On the one hand we cannot simply dismiss it as contradictory to...
  • ACLU sues Catholic hospital for refusing to perform transgender surgery

    04/28/2017 7:41:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Does California’s non-discrimination law on sexual orientation override a Catholic hospital’s freedom of religious expression? A new lawsuit from the ACLU claims yes, filed on behalf of a patient denied an elective hysterectomy as part of a surgical transition from female to male. Despite having arranged an emergency referral to another hospital which did conduct the operation, the transgender patient and the ACLU want Catholic hospitals forced to perform these surgeries in the future: More than seven months after a Dignity Health hospital refused a hysterectomy to a Sacramento-area transgender patient, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit...
  • China's crackdown on Mass in underground community [Catholic Caucus]

    04/27/2017 6:49:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    UCA News ^ | April 27, 2017
    China's crackdown on Mass in underground community Whats this? Click on to find out more. Targeting of Catholics underlines difficult path to peace between Beijing and the Vatican A still image of a video that captured the moment when Chinese police entered a church in Wudalianchi disrupting a Mass service to detain a lay leader and priest on April 20. (Photo of internet video) .boder_no{ text-decoration:none!important; color:#000000;} .boder_no a{ text-decoration:none!important; color:#000000;} <p> reporter, Hong Kong China April 27, 2017 Mail This Article (For more than one recipient, type addresses separated by commas) Local communist officials in northeastern Heilongjiang province...
  • Will Francis follow Benedict or Obama when he speaks to Muslims in Egypt?

    04/27/2017 7:37:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Crux ^ | April 27, 2017 | Father Raymond J. de Souza
    SPECIAL TO CRUXA cross above a church is seen alongside minarets of a mosque April 17 in Cairo ahead of Pope Francis' April 28-29 visit. (Credit:Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters via CNS.) Pope Francis must choose how he addresses the Muslim community when he visits Egypt this week. He has two models: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former Pope Benedict XVI. When a newly-elected Obama decided to address the Muslim world from Cairo in 2009, he insisted that Islam is a religion of peace, corrupted by a small few, and that there is nothing particularly Islamic about the violence committed...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-28-17, OM, St. Peter Chanel, St. Louis de Montfort, Priests

    04/27/2017 7:35:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies ^ | 04-28-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 28, 2017 Friday of the Second Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 5:34-42A Pharisee in the Sanhedrin named Gamaliel,a teacher of the law, respected by all the people,stood up, ordered the Apostles to be put outside for a short time,and said to the Sanhedrin, "Fellow children of Israel,be careful what you are about to do to these men.Some time ago, Theudas appeared, claiming to be someone important,and about four hundred men joined him, but he was killed,and all those who were loyal to himwere disbanded and came to nothing.After him came Judas the Galilean at the time of...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort, 04-27-17

    04/27/2017 7:15:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 04-27-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Stained glass of Saint Louis de Montfort | G. Freihalter Saint Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort Saint of the Day for April 27 (January 31, 1673 – April 28, 1716)  Saint Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort’s Story Louis’s life is inseparable from his efforts to promote genuine devotion to Mary, the mother of Jesus and mother of the Church. Totus tuus (“completely yours”) was Louis’s personal motto; Pope John Paul II chose it as his episcopal motto.Born in the Breton village of Montfort, close to Rennes, France, as an adult Louis identified himself by...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Pedro de San Jos Betancur, 04-26-17

    04/27/2017 7:03:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 04-26-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Saint Pedro de San José Betancur Fr. Don Miller, OFM Saint Pedro de San José Betancur Saint of the Day for April 26 (March 19, 1626 – April 25, 1667)  Saint Pedro de San José Betancur’s Story Central America claimed its first saint with the canonization of Pedro de San José Betancur. Known as the “St. Francis of the Americas,” Pedro de Betancur is the first saint to have worked and died in Guatemala.Pedro very much wanted to become a priest, but God had other plans for the young man born into a poor family on Tenerife in the Canary...
  • Why Didnt Christ Stay with His Disciples Continually from the Resurrection to His Ascension?

    04/27/2017 7:34:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-26-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Didn’t Christ Stay with His Disciples Continually from the Resurrection to His Ascension? Msgr. Charles Pope • April 26, 2017 • After Christ rose from the dead, He appeared to His disciples at certain places and times, but did not seem to stay with them continuously. On the first Easter Sunday, He appeared six times in rather rapid succession: first to Mary Magdalene, then to the women at the tomb, third as the women left the tomb, fourth to Peter, fifth to the two disciples going to Emmaus, and sixth to the ten Apostles in Jerusalem (when Thomas...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-27-17

    04/26/2017 9:39:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 04-27-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 27, 2017 Thursday of the Second Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 5:27-33When the court officers had brought the Apostles inand made them stand before the Sanhedrin,the high priest questioned them,"We gave you strict orders did we not,to stop teaching in that name.Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teachingand want to bring this man's blood upon us."But Peter and the Apostles said in reply,"We must obey God rather than men. The God of our ancestors raised Jesus,though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree.God exalted him at his right hand as leader and saviorto...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Mark, 04-25-17

    04/26/2017 2:53:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 04-25-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Saint Mark the Evangelist | Jean BourdichonSaint Mark Saint of the Day for April 25 (? – c. April 25, 68)  Saint Mark’s Story Most of what we know about Mark comes directly from the New Testament. He is usually identified with the Mark of Acts 12:12. When St. Peter escaped from prison, he went to the home of Mark’s mother.Paul and Barnabas took him along on the first missionary journey, but for some reason Mark returned alone to Jerusalem. It is evident, from Paul’s refusal to let Mark accompany him on the second...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, 04-24-17

    04/26/2017 9:32:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 04-24-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Painting of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen | photo by Andreas PraefckeSaint Fidelis of Sigmaringen Saint of the Day for April 24 (1577 – April 24, 1622)  Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen’s Story If a poor man needed some clothing, Fidelis would often give the man the clothes right off his back. Complete generosity to others characterized this saint’s life.Born in 1577, Mark Rey became a lawyer who constantly upheld the causes of the poor and oppressed people. Nicknamed “the poor man’s lawyer,” Rey soon grew disgusted with the corruption and injustice he saw among his...
  • Why Did the Lord Appear to the Women Before the Apostles?

    04/26/2017 9:21:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-25-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Did the Lord Appear to the Women Before the Apostles? Msgr. Charles Pope • April 25, 2017 • It is curious that upon rising from the dead the Lord appeared to Mary Magdalene and other women before appearing to the Apostles, His chosen witnesses. It is even stranger that He sent the women to the Apostles as witnesses, given that women were not considered valid witnesses at that time. Indeed, the Apostles do resist their testimony, considering it fanciful. While this behavior makes many modern people wince, it is not presented as a way of approving those reactions,...
  • The Catholic Churchhas become one of Islams loudest boosters

    04/26/2017 8:20:34 AM PDT · by Lera · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Robert Spencer
    In this excellent piece, George Neumayr refers to the rupture of relations between the Vatican and al-Azhar that took place during the time of Pope Benedict. As I explained here, that rupture took place because Pope Benedict dared to speak out about the Muslim persecution of Christians. By contrast, Francis energetically defends Islam, and leaves the persecuted Christians twisting in the wind, so he is acceptable to al-Azhar. The worst part about this is the fact that because this man is Pope, all too many Catholics, including some in positions of high authority, treat him as if he were a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-26-17

    04/25/2017 8:40:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies ^ | 04-26-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 26, 2017 Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 5:17-26The high priest rose up and all his companions,that is, the party of the Sadducees,and, filled with jealousy,laid hands upon the Apostles and put them in the public jail.But during the night, the angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison,led them out, and said,"Go and take your place in the temple area,and tell the people everything about this life."When they heard this,they went to the temple early in the morning and taught.When the high priest and his companions arrived,they convened the Sanhedrin,the full...
  • Italian bishop granted early retirement after begging to return to missionary work

    04/25/2017 8:11:31 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 7 replies
    Catholic Herald (U.K.) ^ | 24 Apr 2017 | Catholic News Service
    Bishop Gianfranco Todisco asked to be sent 'to the farthest, most disadvantaged' diocese Pope Francis accepted the early retirement request of Italian Bishop Gianfranco Todisco, who begged to be allowed to return to missionary work or to be sent to the farthest, most disadvantaged diocese. The Vatican announced Bishop Todiscos resignation on April 21 as Bishop of Melfi-Rapolla-Venosa in southern Italy. The bishop is 71, and the normal retirement age is 75.
  • Dozens protest Syrian Orthodox church

    04/25/2017 7:41:01 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 12 replies
    News 12 Hudson Valley ^ | April 25, 2017 | Staff
    Roughly 100 people turned out in New City Monday evening to protest a plan to build a Syrian Orthodox church in their neighborhood. The Malankara Catholic Church purchased a 11,000-square-foot property on Mountain View Avenue to build a place of worship and a 55-space parking lot.
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint George, 04-23-17

    04/25/2017 6:59:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 04-23-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Saint George and the Dragon | Gustave MoreauSaint George Saint of the Day for April 23 (c. 280 – April 23, 303)  Saint George’s Story Saint George is the object of a vast amount of imagination. There is every reason to believe that he was a real martyr who suffered at Lydda in Palestine, probably before the time of Constantine. The Church adheres to his memory, but not to the legends surrounding his life. That he was willing to pay the supreme price to follow Christ is what the Church believes. And it is...
  • The Four Basic Pillars of the Christian Life

    04/25/2017 7:07:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-24-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Four Basic Pillars of the Christian Life Msgr. Charles Pope • April 24, 2017 • On Sunday we read from the Acts of the Apostles and we do well to look back at the opening verse of that passage (Acts 2:42). There we discover a four-point plan that describes the Christian life. Of the life of the early Christians it is said,They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer (Acts 2:42).Here then are the four pillars of the Christian life. Before looking at them in detail, recall...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-25-17, FEAST, St. Mark, Evangelist

    04/24/2017 8:24:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 04-25-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 25, 2017 Feast of Saint Mark, Evangelist Reading 1 1 Pt 5:5b-14Beloved: Clothe yourselves with humilityin your dealings with one another, for: God opposes the proudbut bestows favor on the humble. So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God,that he may exalt you in due time.Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. Be sober and vigilant.Your opponent the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lionlooking for someone to devour.Resist him, steadfast in faith,knowing that your brothers and sisters throughout the worldundergo the same sufferings.The God of all gracewho called you to his...
  • The end of "religious freedom"

    04/24/2017 12:31:03 PM PDT · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 10 replies
    Vox Populi ^ | April 24, 2017 | Vox Day
    It appears that Russia is leading the way towards a much-needed rejection of "religious freedom" in the West: Source from NRO: Russias crackdown on religious activity took a major step forward this week as the Justice Ministry banned Jehovahs Witnesses. Russia has steadily curtailed rights to evangelize in recent years, but this move signals their commitment to aggressively policing private religious activity. The Russian supreme court ruled that Jehovahs Witnesses amount to an extremist group, and therefore the government is shutting down their headquarters and local chapters, seizing their property, and banning them from meeting. Vladimir Putins campaign...