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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-19-19, SOL, Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    03/18/2019 9:54:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies ^ | 03-19-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 19 2019 Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 The LORD spoke to Nathan and said:"Go, tell my servant David,'When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,and I will make his kingdom firm.It is he who shall build a house for my name.And I will make his royal throne firm forever.I will be a father to him,and he shall be a son to me.Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever before me;your throne shall...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-18-19, OM, St. Cyril of Jerusalem

    03/17/2019 10:40:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies ^ | 03-18-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 18 2019 Monday of the Second Week in Lent Reading 1 Dn 9:4b-10 "Lord, great and awesome God,you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love youand observe your commandments!We have sinned, been wicked and done evil;we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws.We have not obeyed your servants the prophets,who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes,our fathers, and all the people of the land.Justice, O Lord, is on your side;we are shamefaced even to this day:we, the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem,and all Israel, near and far,in all...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-17-19, Second Sunday of Lent

    03/16/2019 10:09:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies ^ | 03-17-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 17 2019 Second Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Gn 15:5-12, 17-18 The Lord God took Abram outside and said, "Look up at the sky and count the stars, if you can.Just so," he added, "shall your descendants be."Abram put his faith in the LORD, who credited it to him as an act of righteousness. He then said to him, "I am the LORD who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as a possession.""O Lord GOD," he asked, "how am I to know that I shall possess it?"He answered him, "Bring me a...
  • "The Fox and the Hen" (Sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent, on Luke 13:31-35)

    03/16/2019 7:16:03 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies ^ | March 17, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Fox and the Hen” (Luke 13:31-35) Have you ever noticed how we sometimes describe people by comparing them to animals? For example, if you call someone a “pig,” that word carries with it some associations that are not particularly flattering. On the other hand, when a father calls his little girl “kitten,” he’s using that word as a term of endearment. Animal imagery abounds in our language: “like a bull in a china shop”; “like an ostrich with its head in the sand”; “as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.” These references to animals...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-16-17

    03/16/2019 1:57:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 03-16-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 16 2019 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 you...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-15-19

    03/14/2019 11:52:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies ^ | 03-15-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 15 2019 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,03-14-19

    03/14/2019 12:13:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies ^ | 03-14-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 14 2019 Thursday of the First Week in Lent Reading 1 Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25 Queen Esther, seized with mortal anguish,had recourse to the LORD.She lay prostrate upon the ground, together with her handmaids, from morning until evening, and said:"God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, blessed are you. Help me, who am alone and have no help but you,for I am taking my life in my hand.As a child I used to hear from the books of my forefathersthat you, O LORD, always free those who are pleasing to you.Now help me, who am...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-13-19

    03/13/2019 12:23:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 03-13-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 13 2019 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-12-19

    03/12/2019 4:26:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies ^ | 03-12-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 12 2019 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...
  • Ohio man to drink only beer during Lent

    03/11/2019 10:53:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    WKRC ^ | March 11, 2019 | KATHRYN ROBINSON
    NEWTOWN, Ohio (WKRC) — The season of Lent means Christians are fasting and giving up certain pleasures or vices. One Ohio man is taking a page from history. For 46 days, Del Hall is drinking only beer. “I’m going to have all styles of beer,” the Fifty West worker said about the fast. Beer will be the only thing on Hall’s menu and he won’t have solid food until Easter Sunday. Hall says he’s taking a nod from monks in the 1600’s that would fast during the season by a bock beer diet. “Being master brewers, they decided they would...
  • Three simple things to do during Lent that will change your life

    03/11/2019 10:13:56 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 157 replies
    vanity | March 11, 2019 | Kevin Collins
    Lent is a time for fortifying our soul and working to increase our piety. As always, our behavior reflects our thoughts; and our thoughts reflect our behavior. Thinking pious thoughts, and doing pious things brings us nearer to God. Behavioral scientists tell us we are what we think about the most. Therefore, thinking about being more pious will make us more pious. Here are three simple things we can do to grow in piety 1) say Grace before every meal and strive to not miss once – if you do just start again; 2) use a holy water to bless...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-11-19

    03/10/2019 9:42:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies ^ | 03-11-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 11 2019 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...
  • The Gospel Train Reaches Temptation Station - Stay on Board, Children! A Homily-First Sunday of Lent

    03/10/2019 8:08:06 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-09-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on March 9, 2019March 9, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope The Gospel Train Reaches Temptation Station - Stay on Board, Children! A Homily for the First Sunday of Lent There’s an old gospel song tradition that speaks of the Christian life as a ride on the “gospel train.” The gospel train is not always an easy ride with perfect scenery, but you’ve gotta get your ticket and stay on board.Mysteriously, the train sometimes passes through difficult terrain, but just stay on board! On His way to glory, Jesus faced trials, hatred, and even temptation (yet without sinning).Today the...
  • "What Kind of Son Are You?" (Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, on Luke 4:1-13)

    03/09/2019 10:19:46 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies ^ | March 10, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “What Kind of Son Are You?” (Luke 4:1-13) “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” So came the Father’s voice at Jesus’ baptism. Yes, Jesus is the Son of God. And we know from the rest of the New Testament that Jesus is the Son of God in a unique sense, a one-of-a-kind sense, in his very being. As we said in the Nicene Creed, Jesus Christ is “the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds.” He is the Second Person of the Trinity, true God, divine in his very nature. In...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-10-19, First Sunday of Lent

    03/09/2019 9:04:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies ^ | 03-10-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 10 2019 First Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Dt 26:4-10 Moses spoke to the people, saying: "The priest shall receive the basket from you and shall set it in front of the altar of the LORD, your God.Then you shall declare before the Lord, your God, 'My father was a wandering Aramean who went down to Egypt with a small household and lived there as an alien.But there he became a nation great, strong, and numerous.When the Egyptians maltreated and oppressed us, imposing hard labor upon us, we cried to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-09-19, OM, St. Frances of Rome

    03/08/2019 10:50:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 03-09-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 9, 2019 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...
  • (Lent) Living the Liturgical Year: A Bastion against Secularism

    03/08/2019 9:40:07 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | 24 January AD 2018 | Tom Collingwood
    Having grown up without any religion until attending a Lutheran high school, I had a secular view of the rhythm of the seasons. There was Christmas and New Year-hockey and basketball seasons. There was Easter-the start of baseball and track season. Summer was construction jobs, more baseball, beach, and beer. Fall was football. Interspaced through the seasons were family birthdays and national holidays, like the 4th of July and Thanksgiving. Even after becoming Lutheran, the rhythm of a religious life wasn’t always present. Only Christmas, a little Lent, Good Friday, Easter and Reformation Day were on my radar. But in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-08-19, OM, St. John of God, Religious

    03/07/2019 9:09:56 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 03-08-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 8, 2019 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 just and 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...
  • The Battle Theme of Lent

    03/07/2019 8:11:56 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-06-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on March 6, 2019March 6, 2019 The Battle Theme of Lent 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 you in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-07-19, OM, Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs

    03/06/2019 9:44:13 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 03-07-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 7 2019 Thursday after Ash Wednesday Reading 1 Dt 30:15-20 Moses said to the people:"Today I have set before youlife and prosperity, death and doom.If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God,which I enjoin on you today,loving him, and walking in his ways,and keeping his commandments, statutes and decrees,you will live and grow numerous,and the LORD, your God,will bless you in the land you are entering to occupy.If, however, you turn away your hearts and will not listen,but are led astray and adore and serve other gods,I tell you now that you will certainly perish;you will...