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  • Manifold Grace

    05/18/2019 5:29:45 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 1 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | May 18, 2019 | Philip Cottraux
    Manifold Grace By Philip Cottraux Webster’s dictionary defines manifold as “marked by diversity or variety: many: comprehending or uniting various features.” In 65 AD, the Great Fire of Rome destroyed much of the city. Many blamed Nero in the aftermath, but the truth is that it was more than likely an accident waiting to happen. The city had been a tinderbox; years of poor construction, overcrowding, and garbage-filled streets made for a ticking time bomb. Nevertheless, the emperor needed someone to blame fast. Christianity, a new, fast-growing religion that people viewed suspiciously due to its refusal to bow to the...
  • Video: Why I Peter Was Written

    11/29/2018 1:47:06 PM PST · by pcottraux · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 27, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Hi everyone! I can't believe I've already made 14 of these!This week's "Why the New Testament Was Written" vlog focuses on Peter's first epistle (if you couldn't tell by the title). We'll talk about when it was written, why it was written, and to whom it was written (and I say this knowing full well someone's going to comment "Because the Spirit told him to").Why I Peter Was WrittenVideo clocks in at 10:05.
  • Matthew 14:22-33 WHO IS IN THE STORM WITH YOU?

    11/04/2018 12:36:10 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 6 replies
    SELF | 11/04/2018 | PilgrimsProgress
    “And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Peter of Alcantara, Confessor (Gueranger)

    10/18/2018 9:01:51 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double “O HAPPY PENANCE, which has won me such glory!” said the Saint of today at the threshold of heaven. And on earth, Teresa of Jesus wrote of him “Oh! what a perfect imitator of Jesus Christ God has just taken from us, by calling to his glory that blessed religious Brother Peter of Alcantara! The world, they say, is no longer capable of such high perfection; constitutions are weaker, and we are not now in the olden times. Here is a Saint of the present day; yet his manly fervor equalled that of past ages; and he...
  • PETER STRZOK REACTS TO FIRING ON NEWLY CREATED TWITTER ACCOUNT ("deeply saddened")

    08/13/2018 4:40:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 108 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2:38 PM 08/13/2018 | Chuck Ross | Reporter
    Former FBI official Peter Strzok has reacted to his firing from the FBI, saying on a newly-created Twitter account that he was “deeply saddened” by the decision. Strzok, the former deputy chief of counterintelligence, was fired Friday following an investigation into anti-Trump text messages he exchanged with his mistress, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page. “It has been an honor to serve my country and work with the fine men and women of the FBI,” Strzok wrote, linking to a Go Fund Me page that has been set up to raise money on his behalf. Deeply saddened by this decision. It...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Peter’s Chains; the Seven Holy Machabees, Martyrs (Gueranger)

    08/01/2018 4:50:50 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Greater Double ROME, MAKING A GOD OF THE MAN who had subjugated her, consecrated the month of August to Cæsar Augustus. When Christ had delivered her, she placed at the head of this same month, as a trophy of her regained liberty, the feast of the chains, wherewith, in order to break hers, Peter the Vicar of Christ had once been bound. O Divine Wisdom, who hast a better claim to reign over this month than had the adopted son of Cæsar, thou couldst not have more authentically inaugurated thy empire. Strength and sweetness are the attributes of...
  • Peter Strzok, A Cocky Liar to the End

    07/13/2018 5:59:38 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 13, 2018, 12:05 am | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    His first public performance shows him to be a partisan weasel of the first order. The Peter Strzok hearing was a travesty, starting with the fact that he testified as a cocooned, lawyered-up government employee still working for the FBI. It is outrageous that he hasn’t been fired yet. He even still has a security clearance! That alone is proof of the deep state’s hold on certain executive branch agencies. If the FBI keeps its so-so employees close, it keeps its worst employees even closer. That Strzok could huddle with FBI lawyers while stonewalling a Republican-led committee speaks to the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Octave Day of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (Gueranger)

    07/05/2018 9:08:57 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Greater Double FIRMLY RESTING UPON PETER, the Church turns to him whom the Spouse has given to be her Head, and testifies to him no less veneration and love, than obedience and fidelity; such is the craving of her gratitude. Moreover she is fully aware of what is thus expressed by St. Peter Damian (or as others say by a disciple of St. Bernard), “none may pretend to intimacy with our Lord, unless he be intimate with Peter.” How admirable is this unity in God’s advance towards his creature! but, at the same time, how absolute is the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Sixth Day Within the Octave of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (Gueranger)

    07/03/2018 9:09:48 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Semidouble PETER AND PAUL cease not to hearken to the prayer of their devout clients throughout the world. Time has wrought no change in their power; and in heaven, no more than formerly on earth, can the gravity of the general interests of holy Church so absorb them, as that they should neglect the petition of the humblest inhabitant of the glorious city of God, of which they were constituted, and still are, the Princes. One of the triumph gained by hell, at this day, is the lulling to sleep of the faith even of just men; hence...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Fifth Day Within the Octave of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (Gueranger)

    07/02/2018 9:08:48 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Semidouble ALTHOUGH AMONGST THE SAINTS there is none who is undeserving of earth’s humble homage, or whose intercession is powerless in our behalf, yet the cultus rendered to each one, and the confidence evinced, necessarily vary in proportion to what we know of his or her glory. It is therefore only just, as Saint Leo remarks in today’s Office, that we should honor in a most special manner those whom divine grace has exalted so far above all others, that they are considered, as it were, the two brilliant eyes of Christ’s Mystical Body, the Church, giving light...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles (Gueranger)

    06/28/2018 9:30:17 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Double of the First Class (with an Octave) SIMON, SON OF JOHN, lovest thou me? Behold the hour when the answer which the Son of Man, exacted of the Fisher of Galilee, re-echoes from the seven hills and fills the whole earth. Peter no longer dreads the triple interrogation of his Lord. Since that fatal night wherein before the first cock-crow, the Prince of the apostles had betimes denied his Master, tears have not ceased to furrow the cheeks of this same Vicar of the Man-God; lo! the day when, at last, his tears shall be dried! From...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Vigil of the Holy Apostles Ss. Peter and Paul (Gueranger)

    06/27/2018 9:14:20 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Violet   JOHN THE BAPTIST, placed on the confines of the two Testaments, closes the prophetic age, the reign of Hope, and opens the era of Fiath which possesses the long expected God, though as yet without beholding him in his Divinity. Thus even before the Octave is ended, wherein we pay our homage to the son of Zachary, the apostolic confession comes grafting itself on the testimony rendered by the Precursor to the Word, the Light. Tomorrow all heaven will re-echo with the solemn protestation first heard at Cesarea Philippi: Thou art Christ, the Son of the Living...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Marcellinus, Peter, and Erasmus, Martyrs (Gueranger)

    06/02/2018 7:37:44 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Simple THE GLORY OF MARTYRDOM illumines this day with a profusion rarely met with on the Cycle; and already we seem to descry the rosy dawn of that glad day, excelling all the rest, on which Peter and Paul will consummate, in their blood, their own splendid confession. Italy and Gaul, Rome and Lyons concur in forming a legion of heroes in the service of Heaven. For today, Lyons the illustrious daughter of Rome, is keeping the special festival of a whole phalanx of warriors, headed by the veteran chief, Saint Pothinus, disciple of Saint Polycarp, who in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Peter Celestine, Pope (Gueranger)

    05/18/2018 9:00:38 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double OUR PASCHAL SEASON, which has already given us the admirable Doctor, St. Leo, brings before us today the humble Peter Celestine—Sovereign Pontiff, like Leo, but who was no sooner throned on the Apostolic See, than he left it and returned to solitude. Among the long list of sainted men, who compose the venerable series of Roman Pontiffs, our Lord would have one, in whose person was to be represented the virtue of humility;—that honor was conferred on Peter Celestine. He was dragged from the quiet of his solitude, compelled to ascend the throne of St. Peter, and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Peter, Martyr (Gueranger)

    04/28/2018 9:31:21 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Red Double THE HERO DEPUTED THIS DAY by the Church to greet our Risen Lord was so valiant in the Good Fight that Martyrdom is part of his name. He is known as Peter the Martyr; so that we cannot speak of him without raising the echo of victory. He was put to death by heretics, and is the grant tribute paid to our Redeemer by the 13th Century. Never was there a triumph hailed with greater enthusiasm than this. The Martyrdom of St. Thomas of Canterbury excited the admiration of the Faithful of the preceding Century, for nothing...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Peter Damian, Cardinal and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    02/22/2018 9:03:20 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double IT IS THE FEAST of the austere reformer of the 11th century, Peter Damian, the precursor of the holy Pontiff Gregory the Seventh, that we are called upon to celebrate today. To him is due a share of that glorious regeneration which was effected at that troubled period when judgment had to begin at the House of God. The life he had led under the Monastic Rule had fitted him for the great contest. So zealously did he withstand the disorders and abuses of his times that we may attribute to him, at least in great measure,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Peter's Chair at Antioch (Gueranger)

    02/21/2018 9:02:19 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Greater Double WE ARE CALLED UPON, a second time, to honor St. Peter’s Chair: first, it was his Pontificate in Rome; today it is his Episcopate at Antioch. The seven years spent by the Prince of the Apostles in the second of these cities were the grandest glory she ever had; and they are too important a portion of the life of St. Peter to be passed by without being noticed in the Christian Cycle. Three years had elapsed since our Lord’s Ascension. The Church had already been made fruitful by martyrdom, and from Jerusalem she had spread...
  • Sony Pictures apologizes for ‘Peter Rabbit’ scene, saying it ‘made light’ of food allergies

    02/12/2018 3:46:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Critics have found a number of ways to describe Sony Pictures’ new adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s mischievous yet beloved bunny, “Peter Rabbit.” The modern Peter Rabbit is a frat bro, a “raging narcissist,” a vandal that escalates a feud into a “truly sadistic display of violence.” Now, the bunny character has been billed as something else — a food allergy bully. The scene prompted intense backlash from allergy advocacy groups and parents of children with food allergies, who said it mocked an attack that in real life could have proved fatal. The segment led to a hashtag — #boycottpeterrabbit —...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Peter Nolasco, Confessor (Gueranger)

    01/27/2018 9:06:14 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double THE RANSOMER OF CAPTIVES, Peter Nolasco, is thus brought before us by the Calendar, a few days after having given us the Feast of his master, Raymund of Pegnafort. Both of them offer to the Divine Redeemer the thousands of Christians they ransomed from slavery. It is an appropriate homage, for it was the result of the Charity which first began in Bethlehem, in the heart of the Infant Jesus, and was afterwards so fervently praciced by these two Saints. Peter was born in France, but made Spain his adopted country, because it offered him such grand...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Peter's Chair at Rome (Gueranger)

    01/17/2018 9:13:33 PM PST · by CMRosary · 3 replies
    White Greater Double THE ARCHANGEL GABRIEL told Mary, in the Annunciation, that the Son who was to be born of her should be a King, and that of his Kingdom there should be no end. Hence, when the Magi were led from the East to the Crib of Jesus, they proclaimed it in Jerusalem, that they came to seek a King. But this new Empire needed a Capital; and whereas the King, who was to fix his throne in it was, according to the eternal decrees, to re-ascend into heaven, it was necessary that the visible character of his...