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  • Phyllis Stewart Schlafly, 1924-2016

    09/06/2016 10:57:55 AM PDT · by Coleus · 59 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 09.05.16 | Ann Coulter
    Phyllis Schlafly, the St. Louis-born American intellectual who grew from a shy and beautiful girl to become one of the most influential political activists of the 20th and 21st century, died today, Monday, September 5, 2016 according to Eagle Forum. Schlafly has written or co-written more than 20 books, on military policy, education, legal and social issues. Her first book, “A Choice, Not an Echo,” is credited with winning Barry Goldwater the Republican nomination for president and inspiring the conservative movement that eventually led to Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Her military work was a major factor in Reagan's’ decision to proceed...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-04-11, Second Sunday of Advent

    12/03/2011 7:46:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 54 replies
    USCCB.org/ RNAB ^ | 12-04-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 4, 2011   Second Sunday of Advent   Reading 1 Is 40:1-5, 9-11 Comfort, give comfort to my people,says your God.Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to herthat her service is at an end,her guilt is expiated;indeed, she has received from the hand of the LORDdouble for all her sins. A voice cries out:In the desert prepare the way of the LORD!Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God!Every valley shall be filled in,every mountain and hill shall be made low;the rugged land shall be made a plain,the rough country, a broad valley.Then the glory of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MYTH, 11-26-11

    11/26/2011 10:07:01 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-26-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MYTH In general, a traditional story focusing on some religious explanation of a phenomenon of nature. A parable or allegory to illustrate some truth or to prove a theory. In recent usage, a myth has come to mean a popular contemporary hope or ambition, or a social ideal. It may be described as an idea that has become a movement. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ALL-POWERFUL. 11-17-11

    11/17/2011 8:11:40 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-17-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ALL-POWERFUL Omnipotent. An attribute of God that enables him to do anything good and not self-contradictory. See Also: ALMIGHTY All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SOLEMN MASS, 11-12-11

    11/12/2011 6:47:48 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-12-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Term (selected at random):SOLEMN MASS The Eucharistic liturgy in which the priest celebrant is assisted by a deacon and/or acolyte. Before the revision of the liturgy, a Solemn Mass was celebrated by a priest, assisted by a deacon and subdeacon; with special music, incense, and ceremonies. The practice went back to the early Church when a Solemn Mass was the typical Mass, whose liturgical texts were divided among several books to suit the convenience of those who employed them. The term Solemn Mass was also formerly applied to the liturgy celebrated by the Pope or a bishop, when assisted by...
  • "The Roman Catholic Mass is undergoing major overhaul." (CNN gets it wrong!)[Catholic Caucus]

    11/11/2011 5:13:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Insiight Scoop ^ | November 10. 2011 | Carol Olson
    Thursday, November 10, 2011 "The Roman Catholic Mass is undergoing a major overhaul." [Note: I started this post five days ago, then decided to let it go. But I've decided to post it because I'm curious—see the end of this post—for reader's reactions to the approaching changes to the Missal that will take effect at the start of Advent.] Is it? Really? I guess it depends somewhat on one's perspective. Here is a longer quote from the post titled, "Big changes to Catholic Mass spur confusion in the pews", on the CNN blog:The Roman Catholic Mass is undergoing a...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PROTOCANONCIAL, 11-10-11

    11/10/2011 9:00:03 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-10-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PROTOCANONCIAL A term applied to those books of the Bible, especially in the Old Testament, whose inspired character had never been questioned, e.g, by any Church Father. But the expression is misleading because it was not the Church Fathers but the Church's magisterium under the Pope that was divinely authorized to decide on the canonicity of the Scriptures. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ROMAN COLLAR, 11-09-11

    11/09/2011 9:46:38 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-09-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ROMAN COLLAR A stiff white linen neckband worn by the clergy as a distinguishing part of their public attire when outside the church or rectory. It is worn either with a black clerical shirt or attached to a breast piece called the rabat. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: BIBLICAL TITHE, 11-08-11

    11/08/2011 8:53:20 AM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-08-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):BIBLICAL TITHE The practice regulated by the Pentateuch of giving a tenth part of one's possessions as a tax to a superior. Abraham paid such a tax to Melchizedech (Genesis 14). The Levites, however, did not inherit the prescribed amount of land given to the other tribes, but rather received, as representatives of the Lord, a tenth part of all that the land produced--including flocks and cattle--from all the other tribes of Israel. They in turn were to offer to the priest a tenth part of all they received. Another kind of tithe taken from this...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: DIABOLICAL OBSESSION, 11-07-11

    11/07/2011 8:55:43 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-07-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):DIABOLICAL OBSESSION The exterior control by the devil of a person's actions, or of any other activity that affects human beings. The Church's ritual mentions as probable signs of obsession such things as speaking or understanding an unknown tongue or showing strength above one's natural capacity. As in the case of possession, the devil is not allowed to force a person's free will. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PASCH, 11-03-11

    11/03/2011 9:25:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-03-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PASCH The Jewish feast celebrated annually at God's command to commemorate the deliverance of the Jews from the bondage of Egypt. This deliverance was conditioned on the sacrifice of an unblemished lamb or kid, bones unbroken, whose blood was to be used to sprinkle the doorpost of every Hebrew house on the night before their passage. The deliverance of the Jews from Egypt was a foreshadowing of the Christian Pasch when through the sacrifice of the Lamb of God and the application of the merits of his blood, the human race would be freed from the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: OFFICIAL SECRET, 11-02-11

    11/02/2011 9:26:31 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-02-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):OFFICIAL SECRET Confidential information entrusted to a person holding an official position in the Church or civil society, as in the medical, legal, or counseling professions. An official secret may not be communicated, without the permission of the one who confided the information, unless very grave necessity requires it. The seal of confession arising from the sacrament of penance is a special form of official secrecy. Confessional matters may never be divulged. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MIRACLE, 10-31-11

    10/31/2011 9:26:22 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-31-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MIRACLE A sensibly perceptible effect, surpassing at least the powers of visible nature, produced by God to witness to some truth or testify to someone's sanctity. (Etym. Latin miraculum, miracle, marvel; from mirari, to wonder.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: BENEMERENTI AWARD, 10-29-11

    10/29/2011 11:52:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-29-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):BENEMERENTI AWARD Pontifical decoration begun by Pope Gregory XVI in 1852 and conferred in recognition of distinguished service in military or civil affairs. The military medal has on one side the image of Gregory XVI and on the other an angel bearing a scroll with the word benemerenti (to a well-deserving person) under the papal emblems. The civil medal has benemerenti surrounded by a crown of oak leaves engraved on its face side. They are worn on the breast, suspended by ribbons of the papal colors. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's...
  • The Virtues [Ecumenical]

    10/24/2011 5:21:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Catholicity.com ^ | Catechism of the Catholic Church, Simplified
    The Virtues From the Catechism of the Catholic Church, SimplifiedAlways Strong to the Good (1803) Paul asks the Philippians to see "all that is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely and gracious (Phil 4:8). Virtue is a firm and habitual disposition, by which a person strives firmly and regularly toward the good with all of his powers. "The goal of a virtuous life is to become like God" (St. Gregory of Nyssa). The Human Moral Virtues (1804) Human virtues are firm, stable attitudes and dispositions which order the passions and guide conduct. They bring about self-mastery and joy. The moral virtues...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: INTERCESSION, 10-24-11

    10/24/2011 8:35:34 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholicReferenc ^ | 10-24-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):INTERCESSION Entreaty in favor of another person; hence mediation. In biblical language, "there is only one mediator between God and mankind, himself a man, Christ Jesus, who sacrificed himself as a ransom for them all" (I Timothy 2:5-6). The Blessed Virgin, Mediatrix of all graces, the angels, saints in heaven, souls in purgatory, and the faithful on earth intercede for mankind by their merits and prayers. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: JETHRO, 10-21-11

    10/21/2011 8:38:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-21-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):JETHRO A shepherd-priest of a tribe called Kenites. Moses tended Jethro's sheep for forty years near Mount Horeb (Exodus 3:1-6). It was during this time that Yahweh appeared to Moses and gave him the mission of leading his people out of Egypt. He married Zipporah, Jethro's daughter, who bore him two sons, Gershom and Eliezer (Exodus 18:3-4). All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CHRISMA, 10-19-11

    10/19/2011 9:51:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-19-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CHRISMA A symbol of Christ. It is a monogram of the Greek letters chi and rho, shaped like an X and P, but equivalent to CH and R in Latin and English. Also called Chi Rho. (Etym. Latin chrisma; from Greek khrisma, ointment, from khriein, to anoint.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HOLINESS, 10-18-11

    10/18/2011 7:34:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-18-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):   HOLINESS In the Old Testament the Hebrew Kadosch (holy) meant being separated from the secular or profane, or dedication to God's service, as Israel was said to be holy because it was the people of God. The holiness of God identified his separation from all evil. And among creatures they are holy by their relation to him. Holiness in creatures is either subjective or objective or both. It is subjective essentially by the possession of divine grace and morally by the practice of virtue. Objective holiness in creatures denotes their exclusive consecration to the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GEHENNA (Hinnom, 10-17-11

    10/17/2011 9:16:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-17-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):GEHENNA (Hinnom) A valley southwest of Jerusalem which developed an evil reputation among Jews because of idolatrous and barbarous events that took place there during the reigns of Ahaz and Manasseh (II Chronicles 28:1-4, 33:1-6). Jeremiah deplored the superstitious excesses and renamed it the Valley of Slaughter (Jeremiah 7:32). Yahweh warned the inhabitants it would become a "city of desolation" (Jeremiah 19:8). In the New Testament the name in Hebrew acquired the meaning of Hell. Jesus used it on numerous occasions, warning sinners they would be condemned to Hell if they continued their sinful ways...