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  • [Catholic Caucus] Saturday in Lenten Ember Week (Gueranger)

    02/23/2018 9:01:43 PM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Violet Simple THE STATION is in the Basilica of Saint Peter, on the Vatican, where the people were wont to assemble, towards evening, that they might be present at the Ordination of the Priests and Sacred Ministers. This day was called Twelve-Lesson-Saturday, because formerly, twelve passages from the Holy Scriptures used to be read, as upon Holy Saturday. The Mass, during which the Ordinations were given, was celebrated during the night; so that by the time it was over, the Sunday had begun. Later on, the Ordination Mass was said early on the Saturday, as we now have it;...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-24-18

    02/23/2018 8:43:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies ^ | 02-24-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 24, 2018 Saturday of the First Week of Lent Reading 1 Dt 26:16-19 Moses spoke to the people, saying:"This day the LORD, your God,commands you to observe these statutes and decrees.Be careful, then,to observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.Today you are making this agreement with the LORD:he is to be your God and you are to walk in his waysand observe his statutes, commandments and decrees,and to hearken to his voice.And today the LORD is making this agreement with you:you are to be a people peculiarly his own, as he promised you;and provided...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-23-18, OM, St. Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr

    02/22/2018 8:03:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 02-23-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 23, 2018 Friday of the First Week of Lent Reading 1 Ez 18:21-28 Thus says the Lord GOD:If the wicked man turns away from all the sins he committed, if he keeps all my statutes and does what is right and just,he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of the crimes he committed shall be remembered against him;he shall live because of the virtue he has practiced. Do I indeed derive any pleasure from the death of the wicked?says the Lord GOD. Do I not rather rejoice when he turns from his evil waythat he may...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-22-18, FEAST, The Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle

    02/21/2018 9:40:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 02-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 22, 2018 Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle Reading I 1 Pt 5:1-4Beloved:I exhort the presbyters among you,as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christand one who has a share in the glory to be revealed.Tend the flock of God in your midst,overseeing not by constraint but willingly,as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly.Do not lord it over those assigned to you,but be examples to the flock.And when the chief Shepherd is revealed,you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Responsorial Psalm Ps 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6R. (1) The...
  • [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: Daily Mass Readings, 02-21-18, OM, St. Peter Damian, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    02/20/2018 9:17:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 02-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 21, 2018 Wednesday of the First Week in Lent Reading 1 Jon 3:1-10 The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time:"Set out for the great city of Nineveh,and announce to it the message that I will tell you."So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh,according to the LORD's bidding.Now Nineveh was an enormously large city;it took three days to go through it.Jonah began his journey through the city,and had gone but a single day's walk announcing,"Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed,"when the people of Nineveh believed God;they proclaimed a fastand all of them,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-20-18

    02/19/2018 9:37:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 02-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 20, 2018 Tuesday of the First Week of Lent Reading 1 Is 55:10-11 Thus says the LORD:Just as from the heavensthe rain and snow come downAnd do not return theretill they have watered the earth,making it fertile and fruitful,Giving seed to the one who sowsand bread to the one who eats,So shall my word bethat goes forth from my mouth;It shall not return to me void,but shall do my will,achieving the end for which I sent it. Responsorial Psalm Ps 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19 R. (18b) From all their distress God rescues the just.Glorify the LORD with me,let...
  • [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: Daily Mass Readings, 02-19-18

    02/18/2018 8:14:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 02-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 19, 2018 Monday of the First Week of Lent Reading 1 Lv 19:1-2, 11-18 The LORD said to Moses,"Speak to the whole assembly of the children of Israel and tell them:Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy. "You shall not steal.You shall not lie or speak falsely to one another.You shall not swear falsely by my name,thus profaning the name of your God.I am the LORD. "You shall not defraud or rob your neighbor.You shall not withhold overnight the wages of your day laborer.You shall not curse the deaf,or put a stumbling block in front...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Quadragesima Sundaythe 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...
  • Wood and Water Work Wonders! A Homily for the First Sunday of Lent

    02/18/2018 7:46:17 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-17-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Wood and Water Work Wonders! A Homily for the First Sunday of Lent Msgr. Charles Pope • February 17, 2018 • On the first Sunday of Lent the readings have a baptismal theme. This makes sense, for it is common that on this day the catechumens report to the Bishop for the Rite of Election, who officially recognizes them as the elect of God in these final weeks before their baptism.In today’s readings there are actually many themes; they seem to form the spokes of a wagon wheel, with baptism being the central hub from which they emanate. Arching...
  • "Out of the Water, into the Wilderness" (Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, on Mark 1:9-15)

    02/17/2018 10:56:52 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies ^ | February 18, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Out of the Water, into the Wilderness (Mark 1:9-15) Today is the First Sunday in Lent, which means that the Holy Gospel is an account of the temptation of our Lord. Matthew, Mark, and Luke all record this episode that took place right after Jesus baptism. This year we hear from Mark, who tells it the most briefly. Just two verses, as follows: The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him. Mark gets...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-18-18, First Sunday of Lent

    02/17/2018 8:08:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 54 replies ^ | 02-18-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 18, 2018 First Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Gn 9:8-15 God said to Noah and to his sons with him: "See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you: all the birds, and the various tame and wild animals that were with you and came out of the ark.I will establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all bodily creatures be destroyedby the waters of a flood; there shall not be another flood to devastate the earth."God added:"This is the sign that...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-17-18, OM, The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order

    02/16/2018 8:09:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 02-17-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 17, 2018 Saturday after Ash Wednesday Reading 1 Is 58:9b-14 Thus says the LORD:If you remove from your midst oppression,false accusation and malicious speech;If you bestow your bread on the hungryand satisfy the afflicted;Then light shall rise for you in the darkness,and the gloom shall become for you like midday;Then the LORD will guide you alwaysand give you plenty even on the parched land.He will renew your strength,and you shall be like a watered garden,like a spring whose water never fails.The ancient ruins shall be rebuilt for your sake,and the foundations from ages past you shall raise up;"Repairer...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    02/16/2018 4:51:36 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 175 replies
    My mother-in-law used to get frozen Blue Hake from the Schwan company; they dont seem to have the unbreaded kind anymore, but this recipe for Savory Blue Hake from Genius Kitchen, which used to be printed on the Schwans box, will also work with cod, haddock or whiting. My husband also used to just dredge these filets in seasoned flour, and fry them up in butter: site Catholic Cuisine has all kinds of Lenten recipes, including this one for Baja Fish Tacos:
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-16-18

    02/15/2018 8:33:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 02-16-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 16, 2018 Friday after Ash Wednesday Reading 1 Is 58:1-9a Thus says the Lord GOD:Cry out full-throated and unsparingly,lift up your voice like a trumpet blast; Tell my people their wickedness,and the house of Jacob their sins. They seek me day after day,and desire to know my ways,Like a nation that has done what is justand not abandoned the law of their God;They ask me to declare what is due them,pleased to gain access to God."Why do we fast, and you do not see it?afflict ourselves, and you take no note of it?" Lo, on your fast day...
  • Saint Valentine beheaded - Feb 14, 278 A.D.

    02/15/2018 3:10:43 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    On February 14 around the year 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. Claudius believed that Roman men were unwilling to join the army because of their strong attachment to their wives and families. To get rid of the problem, Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. Valentine, realizing the injustice of...
  • The Battle Theme of Lent

    02/15/2018 7:57:50 AM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-14-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Battle Theme of Lent Msgr. Charles Pope • February 14, 2018 • A brief observation of the first two days in Lent reveals militaristic, even violent imagery in the battle against sin and the unruly passions of the flesh. The Collect (opening prayer) of Ash Wednesday provides an image of troops mustering for battle:Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service, so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with...
  • The biggest Lenten 40 Days for Life campaign yet is finally here! February 14-March 25

    02/14/2018 10:23:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies
    40 Days for Life ^ | 02-14-18 | Shawn Carney and team
    DAY 1: The biggest ever February 14, 2018 The biggest Lenten 40 Days for Life campaign yet is finally here!And now we need YOU to step out in faith and go to the closest location to pray and fast for an end to abortion!40 Days for Life begins TODAY — and continues through March 25 — in 354 communities across the United States and 24 other countries … including multiple locations in nations such as Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Mexico, Romania and the United Kingdom!It is because of your prayers that God has provided so many blessings: 13,998 lives have been...