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  • Man Who Gave Up Beer For Food During Lent Loses Over 40 Pounds

    04/21/2019 8:32:03 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 22 replies
    LAD Bible ^ | April 19, 2019 | Rebecca Sepherd
    Remember Del Hall...the guy who gave up food for Lent and chose to adopt a beer-only diet? Ringing a bell now? Well, we're back with an update because his boozey mission is done and he didn't crumble once - and he's 44 pounds lighter for it. Del, who works at Fifty West Brewing Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, has drank exclusively from an assortment of beers for 46 days - a plan which was inspired by the fasting rituals of 18th century Bavarian monks...
  • "Behold the Man: A God Who Bleeds, a God Who Dies" (Sermon for Good Friday, on John 18:1 – 19:42)

    04/19/2019 5:22:28 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 19, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Behold the Man: A God Who Bleeds, a God Who Dies” (John 18:1 – 19:42) “Behold the man!” So Pilate said as Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. “Behold the man!” “Ecce homo” in the Latin. “See, I find no guilt in him.” Nevertheless, Pilate delivered Jesus over to be crucified. So now: Behold the man on the cross! This is his purpose. This is why God became man. This is why the eternal Second Person of the Trinity has taken human flesh. This is the reason. Behold the man on the cross, bleeding,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Service, 04-19-19, Good Friday of the Lord's Passion

    04/18/2019 10:41:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-19-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 19 2019 Good Friday of the Lord's Passion Reading 1 Is 52:13—53:12 See, my servant shall prosper, he shall be raised high and greatly exalted. Even as many were amazed at him-- so marred was his look beyond human semblance and his appearance beyond that of the sons of man-- so shall he startle many nations, because of him kings shall stand speechless; for those who have not been told shall see, those who have not heard shall ponder it. Who would believe what we have heard? To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? He...
  • Prodigal Son, end of Lent

    04/18/2019 7:28:53 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 3 replies
    April 18, 2019 | vanity
    I moved from Thailand back to the USA to get my daughter into US Schools to speak like an American. Since I almost completely distrust Government I elected to put her in Catholic Schools, unfortunately I do not have the temperament to handle preschoolers (i.e. Kindergarten). Since I detest hypocrites I re-joined the Catholic Church. Got her Baptized and I committed myself to the teachings (e.g. , Confession, Communion, lent, etc.) So for lent I gave up alcohol. And then waited for Holy Thursday to end my abstinence. Since I performed a successful lent I decided to end it with...
  • "Behold the Man: A God Who Loves" (Sermon for Holy/Maundy Thursday, on John 13:1-17, 31b-35)

    04/18/2019 11:00:40 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 18, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Behold the Man: A God Who Loves” (John 13:1-17, 31b-35) If Jesus’ incarnation teaches us anything about love, it’s that love is not the stuff of mere sentimentality. Love is more than warm fuzzy feelings. On the night when he was betrayed, the one who had all the power of God, who, as the song goes, “has the whole world in his hands,” used his hands to pick up a bowl of water, wrap himself in a towel, and scrub the dirt from the feet of his disciples. And then he gives them--and us--a new commandment: Love like this. Love...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-18-19, Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord's Supper

    04/17/2019 11:03:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-18-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 18 2019 Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord's Supper Reading 1 Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, "This month shall stand at the head of your calendar; you shall reckon it the first month of the year.Tell the whole community of Israel: On the tenth of this month every one of your familiesmust procure for itself a lamb, one apiece for each household.If a family is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join the nearest household in procuring one and shall share in the lamb in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-18-19, Chrism Mass

    04/17/2019 10:57:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-18-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 18 2019 Holy Thursday - Chrism Mass Reading 1 Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,because the LORD has anointed me;He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly,to heal the brokenhearted,To proclaim liberty to the captivesand release to the prisoners,To announce a year of favor from the LORDand a day of vindication by our God,to comfort all who mourn;To place on those who mourn in Ziona diadem instead of ashes,To give them oil of gladness in place of mourning,a glorious mantle instead of a listless spirit. You yourselves shall...
  • Judas Iscariot and Spy Wednesday

    04/17/2019 11:24:44 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 18 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | April 12, 2017 | Florentius
    Today is Spy Wednesday, when the Church traditionally remembers the initiation of the betrayal of Jesus by his apostle, Judas Iscariot. It is interesting in the Gospel of Matthew that Judas approaches the chief priests with his proposal of conspiracy immediately after Our Lord rebukes the disciples for false compassion: And when Jesus was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, There came to him a woman having an alabaster box of precious ointment, and poured it on his head as he was at table. And the disciples seeing it, had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-17-19, Wednesday of Holy Week

    04/16/2019 10:38:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-17-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 17 2019 Wednesday of Holy Week Reading 1 Is 50:4-9a The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue,That I might know how to speak to the wearya word that will rouse them.Morning after morninghe opens my ear that I may hear;And I have not rebelled,have not turned back.I gave my back to those who beat me,my cheeks to those who plucked my beard;My face I did not shieldfrom buffets and spitting. The Lord GOD is my help,therefore I am not disgraced;I have set my face like flint,knowing that I shall not be put to shame.He is near...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-16-19, Tuesday of Holy Week

    04/15/2019 11:04:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-16-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 16 2019 Tuesday of Holy Week Reading 1 Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O islands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother's womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,Yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is with my God.For now the LORD has spokenwho formed...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-15-19, Monday of Holy Week

    04/14/2019 9:32:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-15-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 15 2019 Monday of Holy Week Reading 1 Is 42:1-7 Here is my servant whom I uphold,my chosen one with whom I am pleased,Upon whom I have put my Spirit;he shall bring forth justice to the nations,Not crying out, not shouting,not making his voice heard in the street.A bruised reed he shall not break,and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,Until he establishes justice on the earth;the coastlands will wait for his teaching. Thus says God, the LORD,who created the heavens and stretched them out,who spreads out the earth with its crops,Who gives breath to its peopleand spirit...
  • "Blessed Is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord!" (Sermon for Palm Sunday, on Matthew 21:1-9)

    04/13/2019 10:13:24 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 14, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Blessed Is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord!” (Matthew 21:1-9)Here comes Jesus, riding into town. Like a boss. Well, maybe not like a boss. More like a servant, sitting on a donkey, a beast of burden, rather than on a war horse. Yet as he enters Jerusalem, Jesus is greeted like a king. Which he is, only not the kind you would expect. There are a lot of people pouring into Jerusalem at this time. There’s a big holiday coming up, Passover, and all the Jews are supposed to go to Jerusalem and to the temple for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-14-19, Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

    04/13/2019 9:29:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-14-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 14 2019 Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion At the procession with palms - Gospel Lk 19:28-40 Jesus proceeded on his journey up to Jerusalem.As he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples.He said, "Go into the village opposite you, and as you enter it you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat.Untie it and bring it here.And if anyone should ask you,'Why are you untying it?' you will answer,'The Master has need of it.'"So those who had been sent...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-13-19, OM, St. Martin I, Pope and Martyr

    04/12/2019 11:42:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-13-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 13 2019 Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Ez 37:21-28 Thus says the Lord GOD:I will take the children of Israel from among the nationsto which they have come,and gather them from all sides to bring them back to their land.I will make them one nation upon the land,in the mountains of Israel,and there shall be one prince for them all. Never again shall they be two nations,and never again shall they be divided into two kingdoms. No longer shall they defile themselves with their idols,their abominations, and all their transgressions. I will deliver them...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-12-19

    04/11/2019 8:44:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-12-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 12 2019 Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Jer 20:10-13 I hear the whisperings of many:"Terror on every side!Denounce! let us denounce him!"All those who were my friendsare on the watch for any misstep of mine."Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail,and take our vengeance on him."But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.In their failure they will be put to utter shame,to lasting, unforgettable confusion.O LORD of hosts, you who test the just,who probe mind and heart,Let me witness the vengeance you take...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-11-19, OM, St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr

    04/10/2019 10:17:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-11-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 11 2019 Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Gn 17:3-9 When Abram prostrated himself, God spoke to him:"My covenant with you is this:you are to become the father of a host of nations.No longer shall you be called Abram;your name shall be Abraham,for I am making you the father of a host of nations.I will render you exceedingly fertile;I will make nations of you;kings shall stem from you.I will maintain my covenant with youand your descendants after youthroughout the ages as an everlasting pact,to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-10-19

    04/09/2019 9:06:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-10-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 10 2019 Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 King Nebuchadnezzar said: "Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you will not serve my god, or worship the golden statue that I set up? Be ready now to fall down and worship the statue I had made, whenever you hear the sound of the trumpet, flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe, and all the other musical instruments; otherwise, you shall be instantly cast into the white-hot furnace; and who is the God who can deliver you out of my hands?" Shadrach, Meshach,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-09-19

    04/08/2019 9:40:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-09-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 9 2019 Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Nm 21:4-9 From Mount Hor the children of Israel set out on the Red Sea road,to bypass the land of Edom.But with their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,"Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!" In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,which bit the people so that many of them died.Then the people came to Moses and said,"We have sinned...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-08-19

    04/07/2019 10:21:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-08-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 8 2019 Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 In Babylon there lived a man named Joakim,who married a very beautiful and God-fearing woman, Susanna,the daughter of Hilkiah;her pious parents had trained their daughteraccording to the law of Moses.Joakim was very rich;he had a garden near his house,and the Jews had recourse to him oftenbecause he was the most respected of them all. That year, two elders of the people were appointed judges,of whom the Lord said, "Wickedness has come out of Babylon:from the elders who were to govern the people...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-07-19, Fifth Sunday of Lent

    04/06/2019 9:53:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-07-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 7 2019 - Year C Fifth Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Is 43:16-21 Thus says the LORD,who opens a way in the seaand a path in the mighty waters,who leads out chariots and horsemen,a powerful army,till they lie prostrate together, never to rise,snuffed out and quenched like a wick.Remember not the events of the past,the things of long ago consider not;see, I am doing something new!Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?In the desert I make a way,in the wasteland, rivers.Wild beasts honor me,jackals and ostriches,for I put water in the desertand rivers in the wastelandfor...