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  • First Friday Devotion September 4, 2020 and First Saturday Devotion September 5, 2020 (Catholic Caucus)

    09/03/2020 1:17:27 PM PDT · by common-sense-man-1776
    First Friday Devotion “Behold this Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming itself in order to testify to its love! And in return, I receive from the greater part only ingratitude, by their irreverence and sacrilege, and by the coldness and contempt they have for Me in this Sacrament of Love. … “I feel this more than all that I suffered during My Passion. If only they would make Me some return for My Love, I should think but little of all I have done for them and would wish, were...
  • First Friday Devotion August 7, 2020 (Catholic Caucus)

    08/05/2020 11:21:50 AM PDT · by common-sense-man-1776
    First Friday Devotion “Behold this Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming itself in order to testify to its love! And in return, I receive from the greater part only ingratitude, by their irreverence and sacrilege, and by the coldness and contempt they have for Me in this Sacrament of Love." “I feel this more than all that I suffered during My Passion. If only they would make Me some return for My Love, I should think but little of all I have done for them and would wish, were it...
  • First Saturday Devotion - August 1, 2020 (Catholic Caucus)

    07/29/2020 11:35:19 AM PDT · by common-sense-man-1776 · 1 replies
    “Look, My daughter, at My Heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce Me at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. Do you, at least, try to console Me and announce in My name that I promise to assist at the moment of death, with all the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep Me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to Me.” (Revelation...
  • U.S. Troops Will Be Among the First to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

    07/14/2020 11:08:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    The Vaccine ^ | 07/13/20 | Rishma Parpia
    Senior White House officials reported that United States service members would be among the first Americans to receive a COVID-19 vaccine after it has been licensed. Officials said the groups likely to receive the vaccine first include the most vulnerable people such as the elderly, patients with underlying health conditions, employees in essential businesses and the U.S. military.​ Operation Warp Speed (OWS) under way at the federal level is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has a goal of delivering 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by January 2021. Meeting that goal is part of a broader strategy...
  • First Friday Devotion July 3, 2020 and First Saturday Devotion July 4, 2020 (Catholic Caucus)

    07/02/2020 12:19:40 PM PDT · by common-sense-man-1776 · 1 replies
    First Friday Devotion “Behold this Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming itself in order to testify to its love! And in return, I receive from the greater part only ingratitude, by their irreverence and sacrilege, and by the coldness and contempt they have for Me in this Sacrament of Love. … “I feel this more than all that I suffered during My Passion. If only they would make Me some return for My Love, I should think but little of all I have done for them and would wish, were...
  • NY Times writer is fed up with Iowa going first

    01/27/2020 11:50:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 27, 2020 | JAZZ SHAW
    Observing the comings and goings in both Iowa and New Hampshire this month, New York Times columnist David Leonhardt is clearly fed up. The system is rigged, broken and (obviously)… racist. With all that in mind, the author vented his frustrations at the Gray Lady, declaring once and for all that Iowa should never go first again. Let’s let him explain his reasoning. Right now, I’m as obsessed as anyone with the early-state polls. Yet I also want to use this moment to point out how bizarre the current system is — and to make a plea: The 2020 cycle...
  • Shameless Vanity: I have the last 3 years of First Things Journal, Will send

    07/18/2019 7:21:51 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 3 replies
    chickensoup | 07.18.17 | chickensoup
    I have the last 3 years of First Things Journal, Will send to anyone who would be interested in them.
  • “The Hidden Kingdom” –Ancient Fossil Resets How Life First Arrived on Land from the Oceans

    05/24/2019 7:35:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    Daily Galaxy ^ | 5/23/19
    Scientists have unearthed fossilized fungi in the remote Northwest Territories of the Canadian Arctic dating back to one billion years, in a discovery that could reshape our understanding of how life first arrived on land from the oceans. Fungi, the “Hidden Kingdom,” are not plants. Living things are organized for study into large, basic groups called kingdoms. Fungi were listed in the Plant Kingdom for many years. Then scientists learned that fungi show a closer relation to animals, but are unique and separate life forms. Most fungi build their cell walls out of chitin. This is the same material as...
  • ROBERT KRAFT ARREST WARRANT ISSUED IN PROSTITUTION STING

    02/22/2019 9:02:47 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 160 replies
    TMZ ^ | February 22, 2019
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is a wanted man -- cops say they've issued a warrant for his arrest as part of a recent prostitution, human trafficking sting operation in Jupiter, Florida. Cops say 77-year-old Kraft will be charged with soliciting another to commit prostitution. Officials say Kraft is accused of soliciting a prostitute on at least 2 separate occasions roughly "a month ago." Cops say they have obtained evidence from body cam video and surveillance that has been conducted over the last several months. Officials say Kraft was driven to the spa by a chauffeur. The average cost...
  • Home Remedies

    01/30/2019 2:28:23 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 13 replies
    email | 1/30/2019 | unknown
    AMAZINGLY SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES: 1. AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES BY GETTING SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP. 2. AVOID ARGUMENTS WITH THE FEMALES ABOUT LIFTING THE TOILET SEAT BY USING THE SINK. 3. FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUFFERERS ~ SIMPLY CUT YOURSELF AND BLEED FOR A FEW MINUTES, THUS REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON YOUR VEINS. REMEMBER TO USE A TIMER.. 4. A MOUSE TRAP PLACED ON TOP OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK WILL PREVENT YOU FROM ROLLING OVER AND GOING BACK TO SLEEP AFTER YOU HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON. 5. IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Thursday of the First Week of Lent (Gueranger)

    02/21/2018 9:01:26 PM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Violet Simple TODAY’S STATION is in the Church of St. Laurence, in Paneperna, one of those which the piety of the Faithful of Rome has built in honor of this the most celebrated of the Martyrs of the Holy City. COLLECT Devotionem populi tui, quæsumus, Domine, benignus intende, ut uqui per abstinentiam macerantur in corpore, per fructum boni operis reficiantur in mente. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. We beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to regard the devotion of thy people; that mortifying their bodies by fasting, their minds may be refreshed by good works. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Tuesday of the First Week of Lent (Gueranger)

    02/19/2018 9:01:09 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Violet Simple AT ROME, the Station is in the Church of St. Anastasia, where, formerly, the Mass of the Aurora, on Christmas Day, used to be celebrated. It is under the protection of this holy Martyr, who suffered death for Christ on the day of his Birth, that we offer our prayers today to the Father of Mercy. COLLECT Respice, Domine, familiam tuam, et præsta, ut apud te mens nostra tuo desiderio fulgeat, quæ se carnis maceratione castigat. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum. Amen. Look down, O Lord, on thy children, and grant that, while we chastise ourselves by...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Monday of the First Week of Lent (Gueranger)

    02/18/2018 9:08:51 PM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    EACH FERIA OF LENT has a proper Mass; whereas, in Advent, the Mass of the preceding Sunday is repeated during the week. This richness of the Lenten Liturgy is a powerful means for our entering into the Church’s spirit, since she hereby brings before us, under so many forms, the sentiments suited to this holy time. From these Ferial Masses we intend giving for the respective days the Collect (which is always the principal prayer), the Epistle, the Gospel, and the Prayer which is said “over the people” at the end of the Mass. All this will provide us...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Quadragesima Sunday—the First Sunday of Lent (Gueranger)

    02/18/2018 12:03:31 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Violet Semidouble (Privilege of the First Class) THIS SUNDAY, the first of the six which come during Lent, is one of the most solemn throughout the year. It has the same privilege as Passion and Palm Sundays—that is, it never gives place to any Feast, not even to that of the Patron, Titular Saint, or Dedication of the Church. In the ancient Calendars, it is called Invocabit, from the first word of the Introit of the Mass. In the Middle Ages (more especially in France), it was called Brand Sunday, because the young people, who had misconducted themselves during...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Paul, the First Hermit (Gueranger)

    01/15/2018 12:26:47 AM PST · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    White Double TODAY, THE CHURCH honors the memory of one of those men who were expressly chosen by God to represent the sublime detachment from all things, which was to be taught to the world by the example of the Son of God, born in a Cave at Bethlehem. Paul the Hermit so prized the poverty of his Divine Master that he fled to the desert, where he could find nothing to possess and nothing to covet. He mad a mere cavern for his dwelling; a palm tree provided him with food and clothing; a fountain gave him wherewith...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Friday of the First Week of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/08/2017 4:05:11 AM PST · by CMRosary
    Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. vi. Ch. vi. In anno quo mortuus est rex Ozias, vidi Dominum sedentem super solium excelsum et elevatum; et ea quae sub ipso erant replebant templum. Seraphim stabant super illud: sex alae uni, et sex alae alteri; duabus velabant faciem ejus, et duabus velabant pedes ejus, et duabus volabant. Et clamabant alter ad alterum, et dicebant: Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus Dominus, Deus exercituum; plena est omnis terra gloria ejus. In the year that king Ozias...
  • [Catholic Caucus} Thursday of the First Week of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/07/2017 11:54:31 AM PST · by CMRosary
    Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. v. Ch. v. Cantabo dilecto meo canticum patruelis mei vineæ suæ. Vinea facta est dilecto meo in cornu filio olei. Et sepivit eam, et lapides elegit ex illa, et plantavit eam electam; et aedificavit turrim in medio ejus, et torcular exstruxit in ea; et exspectavit ut faceret uvas, et fecit labruscas. Nunc ergo, habitatores Jerusalem et viri Juda, judicate inter me et vineam meam. Quid est quod debui ultra facere vineæ meæ, et non...
  • Congress seems on track to avert weekend government shutdown

    12/06/2017 7:07:54 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    WTOP ^ | 12/6/17 | AP
    <p>Despite incendiary words from President Donald Trump, Congress seemed on track Wednesday to approving legislation that would avert a partial government shutdown over the weekend as all sides seemed ready to avert a confrontation — for now.</p> <p>Increasingly confident House leaders planned a Thursday vote on a bill that would keep federal agencies functioning through Dec. 22, and Senate approval was expected to follow. Even the head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, whose members have been threatening to oppose the measure, predicted passage.</p>
  • [Catholic Caucus] Wednesday of the First Week of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/05/2017 9:12:32 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. iii. Ch. iii. Ecce enim Dominator, Dominus exercituum, auferet a Jerusalem et a Juda validum et fortem, omne robur panis, et omne robor aquæ; fortem, et virum bellatorem, judicem, et prophetam, et ariolum, et senem; principem super quinquaginta, et honorabilem vultu et consiliarium, et sapientem de architectis, et prudentem eloquii mystici. Et dabo pueros principes eorum, et effeminati dominabuntur eis; et irruet populus, vir ad virum, et unusquisque ad proximum suum; tumultuabitur puer contra...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Tuesday of the First Week of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/04/2017 9:06:26 PM PST · by CMRosary · 3 replies
    Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. ii. Ch. ii. Verbum quod vidit Isaias, filius Amos, super Juda et Jerusalem. Et erit in novissimis diebus: praeparatus mons domus Domini in vertice montium, et elevabitur super colles; et fluent ad eum omnes gentes, et ibunt populi multi, et dicent: Venite, et ascendamus ad montem Domini, et ad domum Dei Jacob; et docebit nos vias suas, et ambulabimus in semitis ejus, quia de Sion exibit lex, et verbum Domini de Jerusalem. The word...