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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-07-14

    06/06/2014 9:15:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-07-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 7, 2014Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 28:16-20, 30-31 When he entered Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself,with the soldier who was guarding him. Three days later he called together the leaders of the Jews.When they had gathered he said to them, “My brothers,although I had done nothing against our peopleor our ancestral customs,I was handed over to the Romans as a prisoner from Jerusalem.After trying my case the Romans wanted to release me,because they found nothing against me deserving the death penalty.But when the Jews objected, I was obliged to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-06-14. OM, St. Norbert, Bishop

    06/05/2014 7:55:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-06-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 6, 2014Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 25:13b-21 King Agrippa and Bernice arrived in Caesareaon a visit to Festus.Since they spent several days there,Festus referred Paul’s case to the king, saying,“There is a man here left in custody by Felix.When I was in Jerusalem the chief priests and the elders of the Jewsbrought charges against him and demanded his condemnation.I answered them that it was not Roman practiceto hand over an accused person before he has faced his accusersand had the opportunity to defend himself against their charge.So when they came together here,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-05-14, M, St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr

    06/04/2014 8:58:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-05-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 5, 2014Memorial of Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr    Reading 1 Acts 22:30; 23:6-11 Wishing to determine the truthabout why Paul was being accused by the Jews,the commander freed himand ordered the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin to convene.Then he brought Paul down and made him stand before them. Paul was aware that some were Sadducees and some Pharisees,so he called out before the Sanhedrin,“My brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of Pharisees;I am on trial for hope in the resurrection of the dead.”When he said this,a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and Sadducees,and the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-04-14

    06/03/2014 9:05:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCb.org/RNAB ^ | 06-04-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 4, 2014Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 20:28-38 At Miletus, Paul spoke to the presbyters of the Church of Ephesus:“Keep watch over yourselves and over the whole flockof which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers,in which you tend the Church of Godthat he acquired with his own Blood.I know that after my departure savage wolves will come among you,and they will not spare the flock.And from your own group, men will come forward perverting the truthto draw the disciples away after them.So be vigilant and remember that for three years, night and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-03-14, M, St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs

    06/02/2014 11:02:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-03-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 3, 2014Memorial of Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs   Reading 1 Acts 20:17-27 From Miletus Paul had the presbytersof the Church at Ephesus summoned. When they came to him, he addressed them,“You know how I lived among youthe whole time from the day I first came to the province of Asia.I served the Lord with all humilityand with the tears and trials that came to mebecause of the plots of the Jews,and I did not at all shrink from telling youwhat was for your benefit,or from teaching you in public or in your homes.I earnestly bore witness...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-02-14, OM, Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs

    06/01/2014 7:55:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-02-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 2, 2014Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 19:1-8 While Apollos was in Corinth,Paul traveled through the interior of the countryand down to Ephesus where he found some disciples. He said to them,“Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?”They answered him,“We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”He said, “How were you baptized?”They replied, “With the baptism of John.”Paul then said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance,telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him,that is, in Jesus.”When they heard this,they were...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-01-14, Solemnity, Ascension of the Lord

    05/31/2014 8:15:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 65 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-01-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 1, 2014The Ascension of the Lord    Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus,I dealt with all that Jesus did and taughtuntil the day he was taken up,after giving instructions through the Holy Spiritto the apostles whom he had chosen.He presented himself alive to themby many proofs after he had suffered,appearing to them during forty daysand speaking about the kingdom of God.While meeting with the them,he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,but to wait for “the promise of the Fatherabout which you have heard me speak;for John baptized with water,but in a few days you...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-31-14, FEAST, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/30/2014 9:26:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.RNAB ^ | 05-31-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 31, 2014Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary    Reading 1 Zep 3:14-18a Shout for joy, O daughter Zion!Sing joyfully, O Israel!Be glad and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!The LORD has removed the judgment against you,he has turned away your enemies;The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst,you have no further misfortune to fear.On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem:Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged!The LORD, your God, is in your midst,a mighty savior;He will rejoice over you with gladness,and renew you in his love,He will sing joyfully...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-30-14

    05/29/2014 9:07:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-30-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 30, 2014Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 18:9-18 One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision,“Do not be afraid.Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.No one will attack and harm you,for I have many people in this city.”He settled there for a year and a halfand taught the word of God among them. But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia,the Jews rose up together against Pauland brought him to the tribunal, saying,“This man is inducing people to worship God contrary...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-29-14, (Ascension Thursday in some Dioceses)

    05/28/2014 7:18:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-29-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 29, 2014Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 18:1-8 Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus,who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscillabecause Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome.He went to visit them and, because he practiced the same trade,stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.Every sabbath, he entered into discussions in the synagogue,attempting to convince both Jews and Greeks. When Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia,Paul began to occupy himself totally with preaching...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-28-14

    05/27/2014 10:00:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-28-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 28, 2014Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 17:15, 22-18:1 After Paul’s escorts had taken him to Athens,they came away with instructions for Silas and Timothyto join him as soon as possible. Then Paul stood up at the Areopagus and said:“You Athenians, I see that in every respectyou are very religious.For as I walked around looking carefully at your shrines,I even discovered an altar inscribed, ‘To an Unknown God.’What therefore you unknowingly worship, I proclaim to you.The God who made the world and all that is in it,the Lord of heaven and earth,does not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-27-14, OM, St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop

    05/26/2014 7:16:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-27-14 | Revised New American Bible
     May 27, 2014Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 16:22-34 The crowd in Philippi joined in the attack on Paul and Silas,and the magistrates had them strippedand ordered them to be beaten with rods.After inflicting many blows on them,they threw them into prisonand instructed the jailer to guard them securely.When he received these instructions, he put them in the innermost celland secured their feet to a stake. About midnight, while Paul and Silas were prayingand singing hymns to God as the prisoners listened,there was suddenly such a severe earthquakethat the foundations of the jail shook;all...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-26-14. M, St. Philip Neri, Priest

    05/25/2014 8:33:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-26-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 26, 2014Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest    Reading 1 Acts 16:11-15 We set sail from Troas, making a straight run for Samothrace,and on the next day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi,a leading city in that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony.We spent some time in that city.On the sabbath we went outside the city gate along the riverwhere we thought there would be a place of prayer.We sat and spoke with the women who had gathered there.One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth,from the city of Thyatira, a worshiper...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-25-14, Sixth Sunday of Easter

    05/24/2014 7:55:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 57 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-25-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 25, 2014Sixth Sunday of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 Philip went down to the city of Samariaand proclaimed the Christ to them.With one accord, the crowds paid attention to what was said by Philipwhen they heard it and saw the signs he was doing.For unclean spirits, crying out in a loud voice,came out of many possessed people,and many paralyzed or crippled people were cured.There was great joy in that city. Now when the apostles in Jerusalemheard that Samaria had accepted the word of God,they sent them Peter and John,who went down and prayed for them,that they...
  • "Baptized, Saved, and Ready to Speak" (Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, on 1 Peter 3:13-22)

    05/24/2014 4:58:08 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 25, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Baptized, Saved, and Ready to Speak (1 Peter 3:13-22)Are you ready? Let me ask you again: Are you ready? And you say, Ready for what? Ready to do what? So I say, Ready to speak. Ready to speak about what? Are you ready to speak about the hope that you have as a Christian? If someone were to ask you about your Christian faith, about your hope, would you be ready to answer? Thats the situation that St. Peter addresses in our text for today, the Epistle reading from 1 Peter 3. There Peter encourages the Christians hearing his letter,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-24-14

    05/23/2014 8:51:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-24-14 | Revised New American Biblel
    May 24, 2014Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 16:1-10 Paul reached also Derbe and Lystrawhere there was a disciple named Timothy,the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer,but his father was a Greek.The brothers in Lystra and Iconium spoke highly of him,and Paul wanted him to come along with him.On account of the Jews of that region, Paul had him circumcised,for they all knew that his father was a Greek.As they traveled from city to city,they handed on to the people for observance the decisionsreached by the Apostles and presbyters in Jerusalem.Day...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-23-14

    05/22/2014 8:18:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-23-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 23, 2014Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 15:22-31 The Apostles and presbyters, in agreement with the whole Church,decided to choose representativesand to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. The ones chosen were Judas, who was called Barsabbas,and Silas, leaders among the brothers.This is the letter delivered by them:“The Apostles and the presbyters, your brothers,to the brothers in Antioch, Syria, and Ciliciaof Gentile origin: greetings.Since we have heard that some of our numberwho went out without any mandate from ushave upset you with their teachingsand disturbed your peace of mind,we have with...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-22-14, OM, St. Rita of Cascia, Religious

    05/21/2014 9:20:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 5-22-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 22, 2014Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 15:7-21 After much debate had taken place,Peter got up and said to the Apostles and the presbyters,“My brothers, you are well aware that from early daysGod made his choice among you that through my mouththe Gentiles would hear the word of the Gospel and believe.And God, who knows the heart,bore witness by granting them the Holy Spiritjust as he did us.He made no distinction between us and them,for by faith he purified their hearts.Why, then, are you now putting God to the testby placing on the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-21-14, OM, St. Christopher Magallanes & Companions, Martyrs

    05/20/2014 9:01:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 21, 2014Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 15:1-6 Some who had come down from Judea were instructing the brothers,“Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice,you cannot be saved.”Because there arose no little dissension and debateby Paul and Barnabas with them,it was decided that Paul, Barnabas, and some of the othersshould go up to Jerusalem to the Apostles and presbytersabout this question. They were sent on their journey by the Church,and passed through Phoenicia and Samariatelling of the conversion of the Gentiles,and brought great joy to all the brethren.When they arrived in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-20-14, OM, St. Bernardine of Siena, Priest

    05/19/2014 11:05:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-20-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 20, 2014Tuesday of Fifth Week of Easter  Reading 1 Acts 14:19-28 In those days, some Jews from Antioch and Iconiumarrived and won over the crowds. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city,supposing that he was dead.But when the disciples gathered around him,he got up and entered the city. On the following day he left with Barnabas for Derbe. After they had proclaimed the good news to that cityand made a considerable number of disciples,they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch.They strengthened the spirits of the disciplesand exhorted them to persevere in the...
  • "Living Stones and a Holy Priesthood" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, on 1 Peter 2:2-10)

    05/18/2014 7:47:21 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 18, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Living Stones and a Holy Priesthood (1 Peter 2:2-10) In the Epistle for today, St. Peter compares us Christians to, among other things, living stones and a holy priesthood. Both of these images are based on things that were realities in the Old Testament for the people of Israel. Living stones has to do with the temple, that great building in Jerusalem where the people worshiped, and a holy priesthood has to do with the priests who carried out their duties at the temple. Living stones and a holy priesthood. But these are not just some quaint figures of speech...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-19-14

    05/18/2014 7:34:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-19-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 19, 2014Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 14:5-18 There was an attempt in Iconiumby both the Gentiles and the Jews,together with their leaders,to attack and stone Paul and Barnabas.They realized it,and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbeand to the surrounding countryside,where they continued to proclaim the Good News. At Lystra there was a crippled man, lame from birth,who had never walked. He listened to Paul speaking, who looked intently at him,saw that he had the faith to be healed,and called out in a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings,05-18-14, Fifth Sunday of Easter

    05/17/2014 9:20:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-18-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 18, 2014Fifth Sunday of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 6:1-7 As the number of disciples continued to grow,the Hellenists complained against the Hebrewsbecause their widowswere being neglected in the daily distribution.So the Twelve called together the community of the disciples and said,“It is not right for us to neglect the word of God to serve at table.Brothers, select from among you seven reputable men,filled with the Spirit and wisdom,whom we shall appoint to this task,whereas we shall devote ourselves to prayerand to the ministry of the word.”The proposal was acceptable to the whole community,so they chose Stephen, a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-17-14

    05/16/2014 8:36:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-17-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 17, 2014Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 13:44-52 On the following sabbathalmost the whole citygathered to hear the word of the Lord. When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousyand with violent abuse contradicted what Paul said. Both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said,“It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first,but since you reject itand condemn yourselves as unworthy of eternal life,we now turn to the Gentiles. For so the Lord has commanded us,I have made you a light to the Gentiles,that you...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-16-14

    05/15/2014 8:36:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-16-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 16, 2014Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 13:26-33 When Paul came to Antioch in Pisidia, he said in the synagogue:“My brothers, children of the family of Abraham,and those others among you who are God-fearing,to us this word of salvation has been sent. The inhabitants of Jerusalem and their leaders failed to recognize him,and by condemning him they fulfilled the oracles of the prophetsthat are read sabbath after sabbath. For even though they found no grounds for a death sentence,they asked Pilate to have him put to death,and when they had accomplished all that...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-15-14, OM, St. Isidore the Farmer

    05/14/2014 8:17:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-15-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 15, 2014Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 13:13-25 From Paphos, Paul and his companionsset sail and arrived at Perga in Pamphylia. But John left them and returned to Jerusalem. They continued on from Perga and reached Antioch in Pisidia. On the sabbath they entered into the synagogue and took their seats. After the reading of the law and the prophets,the synagogue officials sent word to them,“My brothers, if one of you has a word of exhortationfor the people, please speak.” So Paul got up, motioned with his hand, and said,“Fellow children of Israel...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-14-14, FEAST, St. Matthias, Apostle

    05/13/2014 8:58:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-14-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 14, 2014Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle    Reading 1 Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers and sisters(there was a group of about one hundred and twenty personsin the one place).He said, “My brothers and sisters,the Scripture had to be fulfilledwhich the Holy Spirit spoke beforehandthrough the mouth of David, concerning Judas,who was the guide for those who arrested Jesus.Judas was numbered among usand was allotted a share in this ministry.For it is written in the Book of Psalms: Let his encampment become desolate,and may no one dwell in it.and:May another take his...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-13-14, OM, Our Lady of Fatima

    05/12/2014 8:28:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-13-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 13, 2014Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 11:19-26 Those who had been scattered by the persecutionthat arose because of Stephenwent as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch,preaching the word to no one but Jews.There were some Cypriots and Cyrenians among them, however,who came to Antioch and began to speak to the Greeks as well,proclaiming the Lord Jesus. The hand of the Lord was with themand a great number who believed turned to the Lord. The news about them reached the ears of the Church in Jerusalem,and they sent Barnabas to go to Antioch.When...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-12-14, OM, Sts. Nereus & Achilleus, St. Pancras, Martyrs

    05/11/2014 7:33:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-12-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 12, 2014Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 11:1-18 The Apostles and the brothers who were in Judeaheard that the Gentiles too had accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalemthe circumcised believers confronted him, saying,‘You entered the house of uncircumcised people and ate with them.” Peter began and explained it to them step by step, saying,“I was at prayer in the city of Joppawhen in a trance I had a vision,something resembling a large sheet coming down,lowered from the sky by its four corners, and it came to me....
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-11-14, Fourth Sunday of Easter

    05/10/2014 10:36:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-11-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 11, 2014Fourth Sunday of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven,raised his voice, and proclaimed:“Let the whole house of Israel know for certainthat God has made both Lord and Christ,this Jesus whom you crucified.” Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart,and they asked Peter and the other apostles,“What are we to do, my brothers?”Peter said to them,“Repent and be baptized, every one of you,in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins;and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.For the promise is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-10-14,OM, St. John of Avila,Doctor/Ch, St. Damien deVeuster

    05/09/2014 8:48:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-10-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 10, 2014Saturday of the Third Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 9:31-42 The Church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samariawas at peace. She was being built up and walked in the fear of the Lord,and with the consolation of the Holy Spirit she grew in numbers. As Peter was passing through every region,he went down to the holy ones living in Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas,who had been confined to bed for eight years, for he was paralyzed. Peter said to him,“Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed.” He got...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-09-14

    05/08/2014 10:47:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-09-14 | Revised New American bible
    May 9, 2014Friday of the Third Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 9:1-20 Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the disciples of the Lord,went to the high priest and asked himfor letters to the synagogues in Damascus, that,if he should find any men or women who belonged to the Way,he might bring them back to Jerusalem in chains. On his journey, as he was nearing Damascus,a light from the sky suddenly flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him,“Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?”He said, “Who are you, sir?” The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-08-14

    05/07/2014 9:23:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-08-14 | Revised New American Bible
     May 8, 2014Thursday of the Third Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 8:26-40 The angel of the Lord spoke to Philip,“Get up and head south on the roadthat goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza, the desert route.” So he got up and set out. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch,a court official of the Candace,that is, the queen of the Ethiopians,in charge of her entire treasury,who had come to Jerusalem to worship, and was returning home.Seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah.The Spirit said to Philip,“Go and join up with that chariot.” Philip ran up...
  • Catholic Caucus; Daily Mass Readings, 05-07-14

    05/06/2014 9:41:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-07-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 7, 2014Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 8:1b-8 There broke out a severe persecution of the Church in Jerusalem,and all were scatteredthroughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria,except the Apostles.Devout men buried Stephen and made a loud lament over him.Saul, meanwhile, was trying to destroy the Church;entering house after house and dragging out men and women,he handed them over for imprisonment. Now those who had been scattered went about preaching the word.Thus Philip went down to the city of Samariaand proclaimed the Christ to them.With one accord, the crowds paid attention to what...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-06-14

    05/05/2014 11:14:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-04-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 6, 2014Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 7:51-8:1a Stephen said to the people, the elders, and the scribes:“You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears,you always oppose the Holy Spirit;you are just like your ancestors.Which of the prophets did your ancestors not persecute?They put to death those who foretold the coming of the righteous one,whose betrayers and murderers you have now become.You received the law as transmitted by angels,but you did not observe it.” When they heard this, they were infuriated,and they ground their teeth at him.But Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit,looked...
  • "Redeemed: From What? With What? Now What?" (Sermon for Third Sunday of Easter, on 1 Peter 1:17-25)

    05/04/2014 9:37:58 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 4, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Redeemed: From What? With What? Now What? (1 Peter 1:17-25)To introduce the sermon today Id like us all now to open our hymnals to page 322, to the Small Catechism, the part on the Creed. And under the Second Article, on pages 322 and 323, you will see Luthers Explanation of the Second Article, starting with What does this mean? Lets read that now together: I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord, who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-05-14

    05/04/2014 9:03:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-05-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 5, 2014Monday of the Third Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 6:8-15 Stephen, filled with grace and power,was working great wonders and signs among the people.Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,Cyreneans, and Alexandrians,and people from Cilicia and Asia,came forward and debated with Stephen,but they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke.Then they instigated some men to say,“We have heard him speaking blasphemous wordsagainst Moses and God.”They stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes,accosted him, seized him,and brought him before the Sanhedrin.They presented false witnesses who testified,“This man never...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-04-14, Third Sunday of Easter

    05/03/2014 6:38:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-04-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 4, 2014Third Sunday of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 2:14, 22-33 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven,raised his voice, and proclaimed:“You who are Jews, indeed all of you staying in Jerusalem.Let this be known to you, and listen to my words.You who are Israelites, hear these words.Jesus the Nazarene was a man commended to you by Godwith mighty deeds, wonders, and signs,which God worked through him in your midst, as you yourselves know.This man, delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God,you killed, using lawless men to crucify him.But God raised him up, releasing him...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-03-14, Feast, Sts. Philip and James, Apostles

    05/02/2014 8:50:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-03-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 3, 2014Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles    Reading 1 1 Cor 15:1-8 I am reminding you, brothers and sisters,of the Gospel I preached to you,which you indeed received and in which you also stand.Through it you are also being saved,if you hold fast to the word I preached to you,unless you believed in vain.For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received:that Christ died for our sinsin accordance with the Scriptures;that he was buried;that he was raised on the third dayin accordance with the Scriptures;that he appeared to Cephas, then to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-02-14, M, St. Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    05/01/2014 9:29:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-02-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 2, 2014Memorial of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church   Reading 1 Acts 5:34-42 A 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-01-14, OM, St. Joseph, Worker

    04/30/2014 8:56:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-01-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 1, 2014Thursday of the Second Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 5:27-33 When 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-30-14, OM, St. Pius V, Pope, Religious

    04/29/2014 9:31:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-30-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 30, 2014Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 5:17-26 The 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-29-14, M, St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin & Doctor/Church

    04/28/2014 8:45:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-29-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 29, 2014Memorial of Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church    Reading 1 Acts 4:32-37 The community of believers was of one heart and mind,and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own,but they had everything in common.With great power the Apostles bore witnessto the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,and great favor was accorded them all.There was no needy person among them,for those who owned property or houses would sell them,bring the proceeds of the sale,and put them at the feet of the Apostles,and they were distributed to each according to need....
  • Obamas Muslim Easter and Willful Ignorance

    04/28/2014 5:53:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 25, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    In his Easter message last Saturday, Barack Obama asserted that the common thread of humanity that connects us all not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Even though he was registered as a Muslim in primary school in Indonesia and recounts in his first autobiography that he got in trouble there for making faces in Quran class, Obama apparently recalls little of the contents of the Quran. For if he did, he would know that it tells Muslims take not the Jews...
  • Catholic Caucus:Daily Mass Readings,04-28-14,OM St. PeterChanel,St. Louis deMontfort,St.Gianna Molla

    04/27/2014 7:13:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-28-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 28, 2014Monday of the Second Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 4:23-31 After their release Peter and John went back to their own peopleand reported what the chief priests and elders had told them.And when they heard it,they raised their voices to God with one accordand said, “Sovereign Lord, maker of heaven and earthand the sea and all that is in them,you said by the Holy Spiritthrough the mouth of our father David, your servant: Why did the Gentiles rageand the peoples entertain folly?The kings of the earth took their standand the princes gathered togetheragainst the Lord...
  • "Born Again to a Living Hope" (Sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter, on 1 Peter 1:3-9)

    04/27/2014 1:07:02 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 27, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Born Again to a Living Hope (1 Peter 1:3-9)Our reading today from 1 Peter 1 says a lot about your past, your present, and your future, and we can sum it up in this phrase from our text: Born Again to a Living Hope. Born again to a living hope. The apostle Peter uses this phrase right at the beginning of his epistle. By the way, passages from 1 Peter will be the Epistle readings for the rest of this Easter season, starting today and going for the next five Sundays. And to go along with that, well be starting...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-27-14, Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday

    04/26/2014 7:57:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-27-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 27, 2014Sunday of Divine Mercy    Reading 1 Acts 2:42-47 They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers.Awe came upon everyone,and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.All who believed were together and had all things in common;they would sell their property and possessionsand divide them among all according to each one’s need.Every day they devoted themselvesto meeting together in the temple areaand to breaking bread in their homes.They ate their meals with exultation and sincerity of heart,praising God and enjoying...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-26-14, Saturday in the Octave of Easter

    04/25/2014 9:37:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCb.org/RNAB ^ | 04-26-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 26, 2014Saturday in the Octave of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 4:13-21 Observing the boldness of Peter and Johnand perceiving them to be uneducated, ordinary men,the leaders, elders, and scribes were amazed,and they recognized them as the companions of Jesus.Then when they saw the man who had been cured standing there with them,they could say nothing in reply.So they ordered them to leave the Sanhedrin,and conferred with one another, saying,“What are we to do with these men?Everyone living in Jerusalem knows that a remarkable signwas done through them, and we cannot deny it.But so that it may not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-25-14, SOL, Friday in the Octave of Easter

    04/25/2014 9:59:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-25-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 25, 2014Friday in the Octave of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 4:1-12 After the crippled man had been cured,while Peter and John were still speaking to the people,the priests, the captain of the temple guard,and the Sadducees confronted them,disturbed that they were teaching the peopleand proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.They laid hands on Peter and Johnand put them in custody until the next day,since it was already evening.But many of those who heard the word came to believeand the number of men grew to about five thousand. On the next day, their leaders, elders, and scribeswere...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-24-14, SOL, Thursday in the Octave of Easter

    04/23/2014 8:30:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-24-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 24, 2014Thursday in the Octave of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 3:11-26 As the crippled man who had been cured clung to Peter and John,all the people hurried in amazement toward themin the portico called “Solomon’s Portico.”When Peter saw this, he addressed the people,“You children of Israel, why are you amazed at this,and why do you look so intently at usas if we had made him walk by our own power or piety?The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesuswhom you handed over and...