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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-12-19

    01/11/2019 9:10:33 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-12-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 12 2019 Saturday after Epiphany Reading 1 1 Jn 5:14-21Beloved: We have this confidence in him that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask, we know that what we have asked him for is ours. If anyone sees his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly, he should pray to God and he will give him life. This is only for those whose sin is not deadly. There is such a thing as deadly sin, about which I do not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-11-19

    01/10/2019 10:05:10 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-11-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 11 2019 Friday after Epiphany Reading 1 1 Jn 5:5-13 Beloved:Who indeed is the victor over the worldbut the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the one who came through water and Blood, Jesus Christ,not by water alone, but by water and Blood. The Spirit is the one who testifies,and the Spirit is truth. So there are three who testify,the Spirit, the water, and the Blood, and the three are of one accord. If we accept human testimony,the testimony of God is surely greater. Now the testimony of God is this,that he...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-10-19

    01/09/2019 10:50:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-10-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 10 2019 Thursday after Epiphany Reading 1 1 Jn 4:19–5:4 Beloved, we love God becausehe first loved us. If anyone says, "I love God,"but hates his brother, he is a liar;for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. This is the commandment we have from him:Whoever loves God must also love his brother. Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God,and everyone who loves the Fatherloves also the one begotten by him. In this way we know that we love the children of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-09-19

    01/08/2019 10:10:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-09-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 9 2019 Wednesday after Epiphany Reading 1 1 Jn 4:11-18 Beloved, if God so loved us,we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us,and his love is brought to perfection in us. This is how we know that we remain in him and he in us,that he has given us of his Spirit. Moreover, we have seen and testifythat the Father sent his Son as savior of the world. Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,God remains in him and he in God....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-08-19

    01/07/2019 11:38:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-08-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 8 2019 Tuesday after Epiphany Reading 1 1 Jn 4:7-10 Beloved, let us love one another,because love is of God;everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.In this way the love of God was revealed to us:God sent his only-begotten Son into the worldso that we might have life through him.In this is love:not that we have loved God, but that he loved usand sent his Son as expiation for our sins. Responsorial Psalm Ps 72:1-2, 3-4, 7-8 R. (see 11) Lord, every nation on...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-07-19, OM, St. Raymond Penyafort, Priest

    01/06/2019 8:04:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-07-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 7 2019 Monday after Epiphany Reading 1 1 Jn 3:22–4:6 Beloved:We receive from him whatever we ask,because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.And his commandment is this:we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ,and love one another just as he commanded us.Those who keep his commandments remain in him, and he in them,and the way we know that he remains in usis from the Spirit whom he gave us. Beloved, do not trust every spiritbut test the spirits to see whether they belong to God,because many false prophets have gone out into...
  • "Finding Jesus: A Joyous Epiphany" (Sermon for the Epiphany of Our Lord, on Matthew 2:1-12)

    01/05/2019 8:49:15 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | January 6, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Finding Jesus: A Joyous Epiphany” (Matthew 2:1-12) Today is January 6, and that means today is Epiphany. The Epiphany of Our Lord is a major festival in the church year, a big one, almost on a par with Christmas. And, like Christmas, Epiphany is a fixed-date festival, meaning it always falls on the same date, regardless of the day of the week. So most years we celebrate Epiphany with a special service on a day other than Sunday, and we have to make a special effort to get here. But this year January 6 happens to fall on a Sunday,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-06-19, The Epiphany of the Lord

    01/05/2019 7:40:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-06-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 6 2019 The Epiphany of the Lord Reading 1 Is 60:1-6 Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come,the glory of the Lord shines upon you.See, darkness covers the earth,and thick clouds cover the peoples;but upon you the LORD shines,and over you appears his glory.Nations shall walk by your light,and kings by your shining radiance.Raise your eyes and look about;they all gather and come to you:your sons come from afar,and your daughters in the arms of their nurses. Then you shall be radiant at what you see,your heart shall throb and overflow,for the riches of the sea...
  • 12th Day of Christmas: Wise Men from the East

    01/05/2019 5:38:10 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Catholic Report ^ | Jan 2017 | Sandra Miesel
    We Three Kings of Orient are, Bearing gifts we traverse afar. . . . Who were these gift-bearing kings, these Wise Men of the East? What has their mission meant to Christians across the ages? The Wise Men—not yet called kings—make only a single appearance in Holy Scripture. St. Matthew’s Gospel (Mt 2:1-12) tells of their arrival in Jerusalem shortly after the birth of Jesus. In ancient texts of Scripture the Wise Men are Magoi in Greek and Magi in Latin. The singular form, Magos/Magus, is the source of our English word “magician” but had multiple meanings in Biblical times....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-05-19, M, St. John Neumann, Bishop

    01/04/2019 9:08:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-05-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 5 2019 Memorial of Saint John Neumann, Bishop Reading 1 1 Jn 3:11-21 Beloved:This is the message you have heard from the beginning:we should love one another,unlike Cain who belonged to the Evil Oneand slaughtered his brother. Why did he slaughter him? Because his own works were evil,and those of his brother righteous. Do not be amazed, then, brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to lifebecause we love our brothers.Whoever does not love remains in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer,and you know that no...
  • My Christmas Eve

    01/04/2019 11:31:07 AM PST · by Baynative · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/14/18 | California Highway Patrol
    California Highway Patrol Premiered Dec 14, 2018 There are some stories that truly speak to the heart and retired Ohio State Trooper Bob Welsh’s touching poem, “My Christmas Eve”, is certainly one of them. With his permission, we had the honor of recreating his poem (original can be found here- https://chp.click/bobwelsh). Mr. Welsh’s poem represents our mission to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security to those we serve. This is something which is truly shared by every member of public service, no matter the patch, badge, uniform, or job description. The opportunity to serve the people of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-04-19, M, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious

    01/03/2019 11:23:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-04-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 4 2019 Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious Reading 1 1 Jn 3:7-10 Children, let no one deceive you. The person who acts in righteousness is righteous,just as he is righteous. Whoever sins belongs to the Devil,because the Devil has sinned from the beginning. Indeed, the Son of God was revealed to destroy the works of the Devil. No one who is begotten by God commits sin,because God's seed remains in him;he cannot sin because he is begotten by God. In this way,the children of God and the children of the Devil are made plain;no one who...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-03-19, OM, The Most Holy Name of Jesus

    01/02/2019 9:38:50 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-03-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 3 2019 Christmas Weekday Reading 1 1 Jn 2:29–3:6 If you consider that God is righteous,you also know that everyone who acts in righteousnessis begotten by him. See what love the Father has bestowed on usthat we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are.The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.Beloved, we are God's children now;what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him,for we shall see him as he is.Everyone who has this...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-02-19, M, Sts. Basil/Great & Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops &

    01/01/2019 7:37:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-02-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 2 2019 Memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church Reading 1 1 Jn 2:22-28 Beloved:Who is the liar? Whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Whoever denies the Father and the Son, this is the antichrist. Anyone who denies the Son does not have the Father,but whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well. Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you,then you will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise...
  • The History of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'

    01/01/2019 2:19:46 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    CNA ^ | Fr. Calvin Goodwin
    The song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is an English Christmas carol. From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of the Church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember. To fit the number scheme, when you reach number 9, representing the Fruits of the Holy Ghost, the originator combined...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Rich Tapestry Faith On New Years Day

    01/01/2019 7:45:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-01-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Rich Tapestry Faith On New Year's Day Msgr. Charles Pope • December 31, 2018 • The feast day of January 1st is a very complex tapestry, both culturally and liturgically. Perhaps we can use the second reading by St. Paul to the Galatians as a way to weave through some of the many details. We can look at it in three parts.I. The chronology of our celebration– The text from St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians says, When the fullness of time had come …Most people are going about today saying, “Happy New Year!” And rightfully so, for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-01-19, SOL, The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

    12/31/2018 7:53:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-01-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 1 2019 The Octave Day of ChristmasSolemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God Reading 1 Nm 6:22-27 The LORD said to Moses: "Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites.Say to them:The LORD bless you and keep you!The LORD let his face shine uponyou, and be gracious to you!The LORD look upon you kindly andgive you peace!So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites, and I will bless them." Responsorial Psalm Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8. R. (2a) May God bless us in his mercy.May...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-31-18, Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas, St. Sylves..

    12/30/2018 9:30:08 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-31-18 | Revised New American Bible
    December 31, 2018 The Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas Reading 1 1 Jn 2:18-21 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming,so now many antichrists have appeared. Thus we know this is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not really of our number;if they had been, they would have remained with us. Their desertion shows that none of them was of our number. But you have the anointing that comes from the Holy One,and you all have knowledge. I write to you not because...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-30-18, FEAST, Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

    12/29/2018 6:46:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-30-18 | Revised New American Bible
    December 30, 2018 Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Reading 1 Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 God sets a father in honor over his children;a mother’s authority he confirms over her sons.Whoever honors his father atones for sins,and preserves himself from them.When he prays, he is heard;he stores up riches who reveres his mother.Whoever honors his father is gladdened by children,and, when he prays, is heard.Whoever reveres his father will live a long life;he who obeys his father brings comfort to his mother. My son, take care of your father when he is old;grieve him not as...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-29-18, Fifth Day -Octave - Christmas, OM, St. Thomas Becket

    12/28/2018 10:51:28 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-29-18 | Revised New American Bible
    December 29, 2018 The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas Reading 1 1 Jn 2:3-11 Beloved:The way we may be sure that we know Jesus is to keep his commandments. Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not keep his commandmentsis a liar, and the truth is not in him.But whoever keeps his word,the love of God is truly perfected in him. This is the way we may know that we are in union with him:whoever claims to abide in him ought to walk just as he walked. Beloved, I am writing no new commandment to youbut an...