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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings,10-01-14, M,St. Thérčse ofthe Child Jesus,Virgin &Doctor/Church

    09/30/2014 8:10:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-01-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 1, 2014Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church    Reading 1 Jb 9:1-12, 14-16 Job answered his friends and said: I know well that it is so;but how can a man be justified before God?Should one wish to contend with him,he could not answer him once in a thousand times.God is wise in heart and mighty in strength;who has withstood him and remained unscathed? He removes the mountains before they know it;he overturns them in his anger.He shakes the earth out of its place,and the pillars beneath it tremble.He commands the...
  • John Carroll: America’s Bishop

    09/30/2014 7:18:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    CE.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | George J. Galloway
    John Carroll: America’s Bishop George J. GallowayWhen President James Madison asked for and received, by a narrow margin, a declaration of war against Great Britain in 1812, there was one man in the new republic who knew exactly what to do: John “Jackie” Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, an aging shepherd of a small and widely diverse flock, in a fledgling democracy about to enter into war against the greatest sea power on earth, got on his knees and dedicated America to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.This year, we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore. For the...
  • A Mormon St. Peter’s in Rome

    09/30/2014 11:31:35 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | September 28, 2014 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    A Mormon St. Peter’s in RomeA new Latter-day Saints temple looms large on the Roman horizon, and the Vatican’s prelates, truth to tell, are not too enthusiastic about what they see. ROME, Italy — On the outskirts of Rome along the ancient Catholic pilgrim route known as the Via Francigena and not far from a giant shopping center featuring a massive IKEA and the French do-it-yourself Mecca called Leroy Merlin, cranes are hoisting giant spires onto the top of a Baroque-revival-style church. But unlike most of the religious edifices erected in Catholic Rome, this Roman temple is being built by...
  • The Magnificent Mystery of Art and the Glory of the Human Soul

    09/30/2014 1:31:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/29/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the more common modern themes is that the human person is really nothing more than a smart ape or an above-average animal. To this I must reply, “Nonsense!”It is true that we have many similarities to primates and, really, to all mammals. But the similarities stop there.At the level of the soul the differences could not be greater! Animals do not compose symphonies; they do not write great works of literature or create magnificent art. They do not build cities or form bicameral legislatures. They do not pass laws or even ponder right and wrong. They do not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-30-14, M, St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church

    09/29/2014 9:08:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-30-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 30, 2014Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church  Reading 1 Jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23 Job opened his mouth and cursed his day.Job spoke out and said: Perish the day on which I was born,the night when they said, “The child is a boy!” Why did I not perish at birth,come forth from the womb and expire?Or why was I not buried away like an untimely birth,like babes that have never seen the light?Wherefore did the knees receive me?or why did I suck at the breasts? For then I should have lain down and been tranquil;had...
  • The Mighty Archangels

    09/29/2014 8:55:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 47 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 09914 | Kathleen Beckman
    The Mighty Archangels Kathleen Beckman The Office of Readings for the feast of the Archangels, St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael, offers a reflection by Saint Gregory, pope, “…Those who deliver messages of lesser importance are called angels; and those who proclaim messages of supreme importance are called archangels. Personal names are assigned to some to denote their ministry when they come among us. Thus, Michael means, “Who is like God?”; Gabriel is “The Strength of God”; Raphael is “God’s Remedy.”We are beloved of God, and He provides us with angelic companions and protectors as the Catechism states, “The...
  • Are Catholics Born Again?

    09/07/2014 5:21:18 PM PDT · by narses · 213 replies
    Catholics and Protestants agree that to be saved, you have to be born again. Jesus said so: "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3). When a Catholic says that he has been "born again," he refers to the transformation that God’s grace accomplished in him during baptism. Evangelical Protestants typically mean something quite different when they talk about being "born again." For an Evangelical, becoming "born again" often happens like this: He goes to a crusade or a revival where a minister delivers a sermon telling him...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ORIGINAL IMPASSIBILITY, 09-29-14

    09/29/2014 9:47:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/dictionary/ ^ | 09-29-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:ORIGINAL IMPASSIBILITY  The freedom from suffering experienced by Adam and Eve before the Fall. This gift may be defined as the possibility of remaining free from suffering. It was associated with bodily immortality. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Get Thee To A Nunnery, Joe Biden

    09/29/2014 4:44:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    To a nunnery, go, and quickly too. Farewell, Joe Biden. Our Democratic Vice President is a self-proclaimed Catholic. Yet unlike former President John F. Kennedy, also a Catholic Democrat, Joseph R. Biden consistently exploits his political power to control his church. JFK respected the separation of church and state. JRB embraces blurred lines. For the sake of the common good, Biden should model Kennedy. He should also take a cue from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and conceal himself in a cloister instead of prying into our personal lives. Ironically, Biden has been spending a great deal of time with nuns—without getting himself...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-29-14, FEAST, Sts. Michael, Gabriel, & Raphael, Archangels

    09/28/2014 8:25:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-29-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 29, 2014Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels    Reading 1 Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 As I watched: Thrones were set upand the Ancient One took his throne.His clothing was bright as snow,and the hair on his head as white as wool;His throne was flames of fire,with wheels of burning fire.A surging stream of fireflowed out from where he sat;Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him,and myriads upon myriads attended him. The court was convened, and the books were opened.As the visions during the night continued, I saw One like a son of man coming,on the clouds of...
  • Nigerian schoolgirl freed by extremists comes home, shows signs of trauma

    09/28/2014 9:40:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | September 26, 2014
    Kidnapped ‘Chibok girl’ returns after five months in captivity. Spends initial night of freedom screaming ‘They will kill me!’ ... Some 276 female students were abducted by Nigeria's Islamic militant Boko Haram fighters from the Government Secondary School where they had gathered to write final examinations in the early hours of April 15. Fifty-seven escaped by themselves that night or the following day - some by jumping from the open-backed trucks that transported them and clinging to branches of low-hanging trees.
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 09-28-14, Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    09/27/2014 9:11:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-28-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 28, 2014Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time  Reading 1 Ez 18:25-28 Thus says the LORD:You say, "The LORD's way is not fair!"Hear now, house of Israel:Is it my way that is unfair, or rather, are not your ways unfair?When someone virtuous turns away from virtue to commit iniquity, and dies,it is because of the iniquity he committed that he must die.But if he turns from the wickedness he has committed,he does what is right and just,he shall preserve his life;since he has turned away from all the sins that he has committed,he shall surely live, he shall not die....
  • Real Men Love Their Wives as Christ Loves His Church

    09/27/2014 6:12:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    CHASTITY.COM ^ | Leon J. Suprenant
    "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the Church" (Eph. 5:25). The problem is most of us can’t just flip a switch and love our wives "as Christ loved the Church," even if—especially if—we understand the true meaning and depth of Paul’s words. Nonetheless, we realize that the apostle to the Gentiles is trying to give us a blueprint for success as husbands and fathers. The key for us as Christian men is to realize that implementing Paul’s instruction requires training and hard work. We need to build virtues, which not only are godly habits, but spiritual muscles that...
  • THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY: Condemned as Heretical by 2 Popes in the 5th and 6th Centuries

    09/27/2014 11:05:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1,342 replies
    christiantruth.com ^ | William Webster
    Full Title: THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY: A Roman Catholic Dogma Originating with Heretics and Condemned as Heretical by 2 Popes in the 5th and 6th Centuries The Roman Catholic doctrine of the assumption of Mary teaches that she was assumed body and soul into heaven either without dying or shortly after death. This extraordinary claim was only officially declared to be a dogma of Roman Catholic faith in 1950, though it had been believed by many for hundreds of years. To dispute this doctrine, according to Rome’s teaching, would result in the loss of salvation. The official teaching of the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TWELVE PROMISES [of the Sacred Heart of Jesus], 09-27-14

    09/27/2014 11:12:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 09-27-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:TWELVE PROMISES The promises made by Christ to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a Visitation nun, in the convent chapel at Paray-le-Monial, France, between 1673 and 1675. They occurred during revelations she received on devotion to the Heart of Jesus, and have been encouraged by the Church as worthy of pious belief. They have been translated into more than two hundred languages. Although the total number is larger, the following are the most important promises made by Christ to those who are devoted to the Sacred Heart: 1. I will give them all the graces necessary in...
  • Holy Radicals in a Fallen World

    09/27/2014 7:57:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    It's 7:15 Tuesday morning and like most mornings, Fr. Robert Barron, rector of the Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois, unassumingly takes an open seat in the audience. Fr. Barron is best and popularly known for the recent PBS series "Catholicism" and his Word on Fire ministry. But here he is on a serene campus outside of Chicago, gathered with his community for prayer. After a brief greeting, the newly announced archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich, slips in alongside Fr. Barron. "We are people not to worry, but to depend on the mercy of God," Cupich began as he greeted the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-27-14, M, St. Vincent de Paul, Priest

    09/26/2014 8:56:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-27-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 27, 2014Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest    Reading 1 Eccl 11:9-12:8 Rejoice, O young man, while you are young and let your heart be glad in the days of your youth.Follow the ways of your heart,the vision of your eyes;Yet understand that as regards all thisGod will bring you to judgment.Ward off grief from your heartand put away trouble from your presence,though the dawn of youth is fleeting. Remember your Creator in the days of your youth,before the evil days comeAnd the years approach of which you will say,I have no pleasure in them;Before the sun...
  • Six Ways to Protect Your Kid from Porn

    09/26/2014 8:00:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    CHASTITY.COM ^ | Matt Fradd
    I’d like to begin this post with a warning from the U.S Justice Department: Never before in the history of telecommunications media in the United States has so much indecent and obscene material been so easily accessible by so many minors in so many American homes with so few restrictions. If that sounds about right, it will be sobering to consider that it was written in 1996—before wireless broadband, before iPads, before selfies and sexting. Before pornography took over twelve percent of the Internet, with more than 25 million sites today raking in over $5 billion a year. Before it...
  • The Gay Bullyboys Want You Jailed

    09/26/2014 2:50:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | September 26, 2014 | AUSTIN RUSE
    A goofy guy named Adam Weinstein writing for a goofy website called Gawker has called for the jailing of those who deny global warming. Weinstein says, “there is the body of purulent pundits, paid sponsors, and corporate grifters who exploit the smallest uncertainty at the edges of a settled science.” Those who disagree with Weinstein on a scientific and political point are criminally negligent and should face not just fines but even prison.As goofy as he is, he’s not the only one.Just this past weekend serial adulterer Robert Kennedy Jr., who may have driven his second wife to suicide—and...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: NEW TESTAMENT NAMES AND TITLES OF CHRIST, 09-26-14

    09/26/2014 8:31:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 09-26-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random: NEW TESTAMENT NAMES AND TITLES OF CHRIST The following is a list of names and titles of Christ, together with their biblical citations, that appear in the New Testament: I John 2:1 Advocate Revelation 1:8; 22:13 Alpha and Omega Revelation 3:14 Amen Hebrews 3:1 Apostle and High Priest of our religion Luke 2:12 Baby Matthew 12:18 Beloved John 6:33 Bread of God John 6:35 Bread of Life John 6:50 Bread that comes down from heaven John 3:29 Bridegroom Mark 6:3 Carpenter Matthew 13:55 Carpenter's son I Peter 5:4 Chief Shepherd Matthew 2:20 Child Luke 23:35...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-26-14, OM, Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs

    09/25/2014 7:55:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-26-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 26, 2014Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Eccl 3:1-11 There is an appointed time for everything,and a time for every thing under the heavens.A time to be born, and a time to die;a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.A time to kill, and a time to heal;a time to tear down, and a time to build.A time to weep, and a time to laugh;a time to mourn, and a time to dance.A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather them;a time to embrace, and a time to...
  • Barbie as the Virgin Mary? Ken as Jesus? Italian Catholics are not amused

    09/25/2014 1:50:57 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 22 replies
    The State ^ | September 24, 2014 | JOSEPHINE MCKENNA
    ROME — Barbie has had a number of careers in her 55 years – flight attendant, veterinarian, astronaut, even president. Her latest role, however, is raising eyebrows. Italy’s Catholic bishops are furious about controversial artistic depictions of the popular Barbie and Ken dolls as the Virgin Mary and a crucified Jesus Christ and other saints. Two Argentinian artists, Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini, produced 33 dolls of various religious figures for a show named “Barbie, The Plastic Religion,” which opens in Buenos Aires on Oct. 11. SIR, an Italian website backed by the Italian bishops conference, denounced the controversial toys...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PROSPHORA, 09-25-14

    09/25/2014 8:30:59 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 09-25-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:PROSPHORA Literally "offering" or oblation." This is the altar bread in the Greek or Byzantine Liturgy. It is commonly a round piece of leavened bread, stamped with one or more symbols, e.g., with a cross between the Greek Letters IC XC NI KA (Jesus Christ Conquers). prosphora is also the third part of the Eucharistic liturgy in the Byzantine Rite, corresponding to the Offertory of the Mass. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Interview with Don Hank: Interpreting What is Happening in the U.S., Europe and Russia today

    09/24/2014 6:15:12 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 18 replies
    Julio Severo ^ | Julio Severo
    Interview with Don Hank: Interpreting What is Happening in the U.S., Europe and Russia today By Julio Severo As an American conservative evangelical who speaks and reads Russian and several European and Asian languages, Don Hank is uniquely able to explain the major challenges and dangers to the U.S., Europe and Russia. In this interview, he will help international and especially Brazilian readers to understand what is happening to these cultures that have Christian traditions. Don has a special concern for Christians being persecuted, raped and slaughtered as a result of misguided and malevolent geopolitical policies from the Western...
  • Sister or Nun: What’s the Difference?

    09/24/2014 9:37:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    “Sister Timothy, are you a nun?” Well, I do wear a long brown habit and I have professed three vows of obedience, chastity, and poverty, in consecration to God forever. But am I a nun? My name is SISTER Timothy Marie. But am I a nun? Here is the answer. In a practical, everyday sense people have no hesitation about identifying me as a carmelitesheaderCatholic nun. Yet, in the technical sense of the real definition I am not. So, what am I? I have entered a consecrated life, and I am a woman religious. I am a sister. I’ll explain....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-25-14

    09/24/2014 9:25:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-25-14 | Revisedd New American Bible
    September 25, 2014Thursday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Eccl 1:2-11 Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth,vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!What profit has man from all the laborwhich he toils at under the sun?One generation passes and another comes,but the world forever stays.The sun rises and the sun goes down;then it presses on to the place where it rises.Blowing now toward the south, then toward the north,the wind turns again and again, resuming its rounds.All rivers go to the sea,yet never does the sea become full.To the place where they go,the rivers keep on...
  • Gay group marching in St. Patrick’s Parade promotes acceptance of gay lifestyle

    09/24/2014 9:23:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    A homosexual organization given permission to march in New York’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade is not merely a “gay identity” group but actively promotes the homosexual political and social agenda, despite assurances to the contrary by parade organizers and the parade’s next “Grand Marshal,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan, LifeSiteNews.com has learned. The organization, “OUT@NBCUniversal” has been billed as a group merely representing NBCUniversal employees with homosexual tendencies. However, its Facebook and Twitter feeds indicate that the group is actively involved in movements and events that legitimize the homosexual lifestyle, including: “celebrating” Harvey Milk, a famously homosexual politician who biographers say enjoyed...
  • Archbishop backs removal of parish liturgist who contracted gay ‘marriage’

    09/24/2014 9:19:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Lisa Bourne
    Editor's Note 09/24 5:23 p.m. EST: This story has been updated to include an interview with St. Victoria Parish Deacon Ray Ortman. Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis has supported the removal of a parish liturgist who recently contracted a same-sex “marriage.” The man, Jamie Moore, who had been Director of Liturgy and Music at St. Victoria Parish in Victoria, Minnesota, “married” his partner on the weekend of September 20. The archbishop says he was consulted on the decision but not directly involved, while the parish priest maintains it was Nienstedt’s decision and says the “beloved” employee will...
  • Why is pornography a sin?

    09/24/2014 8:05:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    he virtue to which we are called with regard to sexual relationships is called chastity. Through integrity and self control, the chaste person observes the true meaning and intimacy of sexual relations. Pornography is gravely offensive to this. The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains, "[pornography] perverts the conjugal act, the intimate giving of spouses to each other. It does grave injury to the dignity of its participants (actors, vendors, the public), since each one becomes an object of base pleasure and illicit profit for others. It immerses all who are involved in the illusion of a fantasy world" (CCC...
  • Pope Francis Adviser Hints at Rethink on Contraception Ban

    09/19/2014 6:37:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 60 replies
    Tha Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7/19/14 | John Bingham
    Cardinal Walter Kasper, a close influence on Pope Francis, says it is up to parents to decide how many children to have ahead of global gathering of Roman Catholic bishops to discuss the family A leading reformist Cardinal close to Pope Francis has hinted at the possibility of a reinterpretation of the Roman Catholic Church’s blanket ban on artificial contraception. Cardinal Walter Kasper said it was “the responsibility of the parents” to decide how many children they should have. He also said that so-called natural family planning, which is promoted by the Church as an alternative to contraception, also...
  • Pope Orders Review of Annulment Process to Simplify Procedure

    09/21/2014 1:29:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 142 replies
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has ordered a review aimed at simplifying the Church's procedures for annulments, the Vatican said on Saturday, a move that could make it easier for Catholics to end marriages. A statement said Francis had appointed an 11-member commission of canon lawyers and theologians to propose reform of the process, "seeking to simplify and streamline it while safeguarding the principle of the indissolubility of marriage". An annulment, formally known as a "decree of nullity," is a ruling that a marriage was not valid in the first place according to Church law because certain pre-requisites, such...
  • Two recent ecclesiastical developments giving me pause and cause for prayer

    09/23/2014 8:01:19 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 14 replies
    Vivificat - From Contemplation to Action ^ | 23 September 2014 | Teófilo de Jesús (@vivificat)
    In which Teófilo reflects about two recent developments in the Church, the onslaught against the Culture of life, the words of Pope Francis, and the five non-negotiable moral teachings of the Church, and the letter Teófilo wrote to Pope Francis a year ago. Brethren: Peace be with you. As you know, I am and always will be a faithful son of the Church and servant of the current Successor of Peter. That loyalty is based upon faith and it is unconditional. I make no excuses for disobeying Pope Francis or any Pope whatsoever, even when he speaks as a personal...
  • LI priest accused of molesting, giving 6-year-old girl STD

    09/24/2014 6:32:15 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 59 replies
    Pix11.com ^ | Sep 24 2014 | Ayana Harry
    HAMPTONS BAY, Long Island (PIX11)– A Long Island priest is accused of molesting a 6-year-old girl, resulting in her contracting an STD. Rev. Augusto Cortez, 50, a Catholic priest of the Vincentian congregation, is wanted by police for sexually assaulting a little girl from Long Island, according to police. Her family, who will not be named in order to avoid identifying the alleged victim, is deeply distraught, particularly because their child’s suspected molester is someone they trusted and turned to for religious guidance. “It’s the deepest pain that any mother can ever feel,” the victim’s mother said. Cortez spent numerous...
  • Catholic school in Toronto: Boy must be allowed to share bathroom with girls

    09/24/2014 9:57:18 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 37 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 24, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for LifeSiteNews, Pete Baklinski notes how, "Girls in first grade in a Toronto Catholic school will be sharing a washroom this year with a biological boy whose lesbian parent has chosen to identify him as a 'girl.' A mother whose young daughter attends the school in the Toronto Catholic District School Board is concerned about the implications of allowing a biological boy to share her daughter’s washroom and changing room, especially as the boy moves into puberty. The mother, under condition of anonymity, shared her concerns with Phil Lees, president of Public Education Advocates for Christian Equity (P.E.A.C.E.), who...
  • Trumpets of Warning! — Part II

    09/24/2014 9:43:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    MarkMallett.com ^ | August 28, 2006 | Mark Mallett
    Trumpets of Warning! — Part II  AFTER Mass this morning, my heart was burdened again with the grief of the Lord.  MY LOST SHEEP! Speaking about the shepherds of the Church last week, the Lord began to impress words on my heart, this time, about the sheep.To those who complain about the shepherds, hear this:  I have undertaken to feed the sheep myself. The Lord has left no stone unturned in order to find the lost sheep of his flock. Who can say that God has abandoned them who still has the breath of life in his lungs? The Lord, in...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, 09-24-14

    09/24/2014 9:23:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 09-24-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:KNOWLEDGE OF GOD According to the First Vatican Council, "God, one and true, our Creator and Lord [can] be certainly known by the natural light of human reason from the things that are made" (Denzinger 3026). God's first witness of himself, therefore, is in the world of creation as declared by St. Paul: "Ever since God created the world, His everlasting power and deity -- however invisible -- have been there for the mind to see in the things He has made" (Romans 1:20). Moreover, the human mind "can even demonstrate" his existence and attributes by...
  • The Beginning of the End of Abortion -- 40 Days for Life, September 24 -- November 2

    09/23/2014 9:49:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    40 Days for Life.com ^ | 0923-14 | 40 Days for Life
    The Beginning of the End of Abortion -- 40 Days for Life, September 24 -- November 2Mission 40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion. It draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:·         Prayer and fasting·         Constant vigil·         Community outreachThe 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-24-14

    09/23/2014 9:12:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-24-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 24, 2014Wednesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Prv 30:5-9 Every word of God is tested;he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.Add nothing to his words,lest he reprove you, and you will be exposed as a deceiver. Two things I ask of you,deny them not to me before I die:Put falsehood and lying far from me,give me neither poverty nor riches;provide me only with the food I need;Lest, being full, I deny you,saying, “Who is the LORD?”Or, being in want, I steal,and profane the name of my God. Responsorial Psalm...
  • My Thoughts On The Appointment Of Bishop Cupich To Chicago…

    09/21/2014 8:45:39 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 29 replies
    http://www.patheos.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Frank Weathers
    Joe Six-Pack will be brief.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ANTIOCHENE RITE, 09-23-14

    09/23/2014 7:46:34 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 09-23-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:ANTIOCHENE RITE A ritual used throughout the Patriarchate of Antioch. The pure Antiochene, in its oldest form, eliminated the Pater Noster and the names of the saints in the Mass. This form was early displaced by the Liturgy of St. James from Jerusalem, which became the ritual of all Western Syria. Originally Greek, the Liturgy of St. James was later translated into Syriac. The Greek version is now used twice a year by the Orthodox; the Syriac version by the Jacobites in Syria and Palestine and by the Syrian Catholics. A Romanized form of this liturgy...
  • Why You Shouldn’t Sleep With Your Boyfriend

    09/22/2014 11:14:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    Regina ^ | Beverly De Soto
    First, do NOT read this article if you can’t handle the cold, hard truth. Go back to your Vampire Diaries. Second, Catholics love sex. If you don’t believe me, read a little European history. Oh, and look at your own family. (Nuff said? Okay.) Third, why on earth is sex such a big deal? It would be far easier for Catholics to just relax, already, and do what everyone else is doing – guilt free! Right? Wrong. Read on, if you dare… Not About Your Self-Esteem You can relax, because I am not going to deliver a lecture on your...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-23-14, M, St. Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest (Padre Pio)

    09/22/2014 9:02:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-2314 | Revised New American Bible
    September 23, 2014Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest    Reading 1 Prv 21:1-6, 10-13 Like a stream is the king’s heart in the hand of the LORD;wherever it pleases him, he directs it. All the ways of a man may be right in his own eyes,but it is the LORD who proves hearts. To do what is right and justis more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heart–the tillage of the wicked is sin. The plans of the diligent are sure of profit,but all rash haste leads certainly to poverty. Whoever makes a...
  • Pope Believes WWIII Has Begun, Jews In The Past-Christians At Present

    09/22/2014 5:30:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Pope believes that World War Three had already begun. But unlike WWI and WWII that happened all at once, the current war is happening in stages - this he said during a private meeting with a congregation of Jewish leaders headed by Ronald S. Lauder on Sept 17 at Pope's house in Santa Marta.Speaking during the World Jewish Congress press conference, Lauder had quoted the Pope to highlight the significant point of discussion that came out of the meeting. He said that the Pope compared the current attacks against Christian to the plight suffered by the Jews in the...
  • Spinning the Synod

    09/22/2014 2:15:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | September 19, 2014 | Carl E. Olson
    Here are five misleading claims and skewed statements about the upcoming Synod of Bishops. Pope Francis leads opening prayer during a meeting of cardinals in the synod hall at the Vatican Feb. 20. The Synod of Bishops wills meet in Rome October 5-19 to discuss “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization” (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Here’s a word that hasn’t been used much in recent discussions about the approaching Battle of the Cardin—er, the Synod of Bishops, taking place October 5-19 in Rome: evangelization. Which is curious, since the official title, or theme, for the extraordinary general...
  • Trumpets of Warning! — Part I

    09/22/2014 9:13:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    MarkMallett.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Mark Mallett
    Trumpets of Warning! — Part I  I cannot keep silent. For I have heard the sound of the trumpet; I have heard the battle cry. (Jer 4:19) I can no longer hold in the "word" which has been welling within me for a week. The weight of it has moved me to tears several times. However, the readings from the Mass this morning were a powerful confirmation—"a go ahead", so to speak. TOO FAR  Mankind has entered into regions which make even the angels shudder. Our pride has struck at the very core of life and human dignity, pushing Divine patience...
  • Did St. Jerome's Vulgate (containing the Masoretic Text) provide correct quotes for the NT?

    09/22/2014 8:25:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 75 replies
    9/22/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Jerome's Vulgate was the first translation of the Old Testament into Latin --- directly from the Masoretic Text. Given that, was Jerome's Version, the Vulgate, inspired by God if Jesus did not quote from the Masoretic Text? If Jesus Christ did not quote from the Masoretic Text, what authoritative power(s) could the original Vulgate have contained, and what authentic inspiration did Jerome possess at that time of his translation? At the time its translation the Vulgate was considered to be authoritative, but how correct were any at this time to declare the Vulgate to be authoritative and/or inspired? If it...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-22-14

    09/21/2014 7:44:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-22-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 22, 2014Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Prv 3:27-34 Refuse no one the good on which he has a claimwhen it is in your power to do it for him.Say not to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,tomorrow I will give,” when you can give at once. Plot no evil against your neighbor,against one who lives at peace with you.Quarrel not with a man without cause,with one who has done you no harm. Envy not the lawless manand choose none of his ways:To the LORD the perverse one is an abomination,but with the...
  • Did we have any surviving Original Manuscripts that prove Jesus Christ quoted from the Septuagint?

    09/21/2014 1:37:08 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 38 replies
    9/21/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    A.) If no one alive today was there when He spoke, how then do we know which Jesus quoted from - the Masoretic Text or the Septuagint? B.) If he did quote from the Masoretic Text, and His quotes, parables, etcetera, were later translated into Greek in the middle of the first century AD - independently of the Septuagint - how would we know given that none of these Original Manuscripts have survived. And though this translation work would undoubtedly differ slightly from the Septuagint, none have survived. Since no Original Manuscripts - showing one way or the other -...
  • September 11th Battles of Malta-1565; Vienna-1683; Zenta-1697; and attack on WTC/Pentagon

    09/20/2014 7:09:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | September 11, 2014 | William Federer
    In 1565, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent dominated the Mediterranean, with intentions of not only taking Sicily, Sardinia, Majorca, and southern Spain, but Rome itself. The only thing standing in his way was the small rocky island of Malta just south of Sicily, defended by the Knights of Malta. In March of 1565, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent sent Algerian Admiral Dragut to Malta with 200 ships and 40,000 Muslim soldiers, including 6,500 elite Janissary troops. .... Queen Elizabeth I of England is said to have remarked: "If the Turks should prevail against the Isle of Malta, it is uncertain what further...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 09-21-14, Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    09/20/2014 7:49:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 21, 2014Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Is 55:6-9 Seek the LORD while he may be found,call him while he is near.Let the scoundrel forsake his way,and the wicked his thoughts;let him turn to the LORD for mercy;to our God, who is generous in forgiving.For my thoughts are not your thoughts,nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD.As high as the heavens are above the earth,so high are my ways above your waysand my thoughts above your thoughts. Responsorial Psalm Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 R/ (18a) The Lord is near to all who call upon...