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  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/24/14)[Prayer]

    04/24/2014 4:52:20 AM PDT · by left that other site · 5 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/24/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Matthew 24 The Fig Tree New International Version (NIV) 32"Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; 33so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.…
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-24-14, SOL, Thursday in the Octave of Easter

    04/23/2014 8:30:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-24-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 24, 2014Thursday in the Octave of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 3:11-26 As the crippled man who had been cured clung to Peter and John,all the people hurried in amazement toward themin the portico called “Solomon’s Portico.”When Peter saw this, he addressed the people,“You children of Israel, why are you amazed at this,and why do you look so intently at usas if we had made him walk by our own power or piety?The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesuswhom you handed over and...
  • Continued prayers, but prayers of thanks also

    04/23/2014 6:55:56 PM PDT · by redgolum · 8 replies
    4-23-14 | Vanity
    Just an update on our unborn child. She is at 29 weeks gestation today, and holding steady! Our Doc (a wonderful Catholic woman) has been great. She is very positive that Dani will be viable, and that every indication is that the child will make it close to term. Dani is growing well, if a bit small. The current size is just at two pounds, and that is within the normal range. My bride is getting sick of bed rest, but a lot of people from my church have been coming by bringing food and support. She now gets my...
  • Arabic iBreviary a 'gateway' to religious freedom, creator says

    04/23/2014 3:26:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cna ^ | April 23, 2013 | Elise Harris
    Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA. Rome, Italy, Apr 23, 2014 / 04:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Paolo Padrini, creator of the iBreviary application, said that part of his goal for the recent release of the program in Arabic is fostering religious freedom in countries persecuted for their faith. “This, I feel, is a very useful service. It’s a gateway to religious freedom. An instrument of religious freedom, or an instrument of prayer and also an instrument of peace,” Fr. Padrini told CNA on April 15. Fr. Padrini is a parish priest in Tortona, northern Italy, and is a consultant with the Pontifical...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    04/23/2014 8:11:23 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 10 replies
    4/23/14 | Hiskid
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/23/14)[Prayer]

    04/23/2014 4:45:31 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/23/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Matthew 21 The Fig Tree New International Version (NIV) 18 Early in the morning, as Jesus was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. 19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered. 20 When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?” they asked. 21 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-23-14, SOL. Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

    04/22/2014 8:49:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-23-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 23, 2014Wednesday in the Octave of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 3:1-10 Peter and John were going up to the temple areafor the three o’clock hour of prayer.And a man crippled from birth was carriedand placed at the gate of the temple called “the Beautiful Gate” every day to beg for alms from the people who entered the temple.When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple,he asked for alms.But Peter looked intently at him, as did John,and said, “Look at us.”He paid attention to them, expecting to receive something from them.Peter said, “I have...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/22/14)[Prayer]

    04/22/2014 4:45:06 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/22/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Matthew 21:8-11 Palm Tree New International Version (NIV) 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna[a] to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[b] “Hosanna[c] in the highest heaven!” 10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Nation

    04/22/2014 2:04:04 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 12 replies
    April 22, 2014 | Jeanbl
    “Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.” Isaiah 60:1-2
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-22-14, SOL, Tuesday in the Octave of Easter

    04/21/2014 8:06:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org.RNAB ^ | 04-22-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 22, 2014Tuesday in the Octave of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 2:36-41 On the day of Pentecost, Peter said to the Jewish people,“Let the whole house of Israel know for certainthat God has made him both Lord and Christ,this Jesus whom you crucified.” Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart,and they asked Peter and the other Apostles,“What are we to do, my brothers?”Peter said to them,“Repent and be baptized, every one of you,in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins;and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.For the...
  • My review of “Heaven is for Real” My (Deacon Greg Kandra) review of “Heaven is for Real”

    04/21/2014 4:12:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | April 21, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Enjoying a rare day off following the Triduum marathon, I took my wife to see “Heaven is for Real” at a Monday matinee.I’ll be honest with you: I wasn’t expecting much. The result could have been awful, a preachy mess. The fact that it isn’t—in fact, a lot of it is awfully satisfying—is a testament to the good taste and storytelling skills of Randall Wallace, the director who shepherded this best-selling book from the page to the screen. Wallace knows his way around big stories with inspirational themes; he wrote “Braveheart” and directed “We Were Soldiers” and “Secretariat.” He has...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/21/14)[Prayer]

    04/21/2014 4:53:00 AM PDT · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/21/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Matthew 13:31-32 From Small Beginnings (ERV) Then Jesus told the people another story: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed. A person plants that seed in his field. That seed is one of the smallest of all seeds. But when the seed grows, it is one of the largest garden plants. It becomes a tree, big enough for the birds to come and make nests in its branches." (ERV)
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-21-14, SOL, Monday in the Octave of Easter

    04/20/2014 8:46:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 21, 2014Monday in the Octave of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 2:14, 22-33 On the day of Pentecost, Peter stood up with the Eleven,raised his voice, and proclaimed:“You who are Jews, indeed all of you staying in Jerusalem.Let this be known to you, and listen to my words. “You who are children of Israel, hear these words.Jesus the Nazorean was a man commended to you by Godwith mighty deeds, wonders, and signs,which God worked through him in your midst, as you yourselves know.This man, delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God,you killed, using lawless men...
  • Don Francisco - "He's Alive"

    04/20/2014 5:32:50 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 20, 2014 | Don Francisco
    A Good And Blessed Happy Easter! Christ is Risen, He is Risen indeed!
  • For All the Newly Baptized

    04/20/2014 4:28:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    NC Register ^ | APRIL 20, 2014 | MARK SHEA
    The Convert G.K. Chesterton After one moment when I bowed my head And the whole world turned over and came upright, And I came out where the old road shone white. I walked the ways and heard what all men said, Forests of tongues, like autumn leaves unshed, Being not unlovable but strange and light; Old riddles and new creeds, not in despite But softly, as men smile about the dead. The sages have a hundred maps to give That trace their crawling cosmos like a tree, They rattle reason out through many a sieve That stores the sand and...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/20/14)[Prayer]

    04/20/2014 4:06:49 AM PDT · by left that other site · 16 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/20/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Matthew 7 True and False Prophets New International Version (NIV) 15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-20-14, SOL, The Resurrection of the Lord

    04/19/2014 9:20:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 54 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-20-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 20, 2014The Resurrection of the LordThe Mass of Easter Sunday    Reading 1 Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Peter proceeded to speak and said:“You know what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptismthat John preached, how God anointed Jesus of Nazarethwith the Holy Spirit and power.He went about doing goodand healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.We are witnesses of all that he didboth in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem.They put him to death by hanging him on a tree.This man God raised on the third day and...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(4/20/14)[Prayer]

    04/19/2014 6:46:43 PM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/20/14 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Luke 24:13-35 On the Road to Emmaus New International Version (NIV) 13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him. 17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?” They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named...
  • A poem for Holy Saturday (brought an unexpected tear to my eye)

    04/19/2014 2:07:52 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    Sr. Mary Ada | April 19, 2014 | Sister Mary Ada, OSJ
    Limbo by Sister Mary Ada, OSJ The ancient grayness shifted Suddenly and thinned Like mist upon the moors Before a wind. An old, old prophet lifted A shining face and said: “He will be coming soon. The Son of God is dead; He died this afternoon.” A murmurous excitement stirred All souls. They wondered if they dreamed – Save one old man who seemed Not even to have heard. And Moses, standing, Hushed them all to ask If any had a welcome song prepared. If not, would David take the task? And if they cared Could not the three young...
  • This Most Silent Day

    04/19/2014 6:33:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | APRIL 19, 2014 | Fr. Richard John Neuhaus
    We must not turn away from what we have done to God, lest we be found to have turned away from what he has done for us. It is not easy to look, to really look and see. John Donne, that great spiritual master knew it well. “Good Friday, 1613: Riding Westward” bears close and careful reading:  Yet dare I almost be glad, I do not see That spectacle of too much weight for me. Who sees Gods face, that is self-life, must die; What a death were it then to see God die ? It made His own lieutenant,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/19/14)[Prayer]

    04/19/2014 4:41:35 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/19/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Matthew 3 John the Baptist Prepares the Way New International Version (NIV) 1 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,‘Prepare the way for the Lord,    make straight paths for him.’” 4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 5 People...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-19-14, Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil-Holy Night of Easter

    04/18/2014 10:18:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-19-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 19, 2014Holy SaturdayAt the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter    Reading 1 Gn 1:1-2:2 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said,“Let there be light,” and there was light.God saw how good the light was.God then separated the light from the darkness.God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.”Thus evening came, and morning followed—the first day. Then God said,“Let there be a dome in the middle of...
  • Reading the Bible in the Dark (the Easter Vigil)

    04/18/2014 3:26:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | APRIL 18, 2014 | DR. MARK GISZCZAK
    Easter VigilSeven OT Readings: Gen 1:1—2:2; Gen 22:1-18; Exod 14:15—15:1; Isa 54:5-14; Isa 55:1-11; Bar 3:9-15, 3:32—4:4; Ezek 36:16-17a, 18-28.When my friend went to the Easter Vigil for the first time and started hearing the many readings, he thought for a moment that they were going to read the whole Bible! At Easter, we might expect a lot of New Testament texts, but instead the Church presents us with seven Old Testament readings and eight responsorial psalms. That’s 15 Old Testament texts in one sitting—talk about an Old Testament extravaganza! Interestingly, on Easter morning, zero Old Testament texts are...
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  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/18/14)[Prayer]

    04/18/2014 5:11:27 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/18/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Genesis 21 The Treaty at Beersheba New International Version (NIV) 22 At that time Abimelek and Phicol the commander of his forces said to Abraham, “God is with you in everything you do. 23 Now swear to me here before God that you will not deal falsely with me or my children or my descendants. Show to me and the country where you now reside as a foreigner the same kindness I have shown to you.”   24 Abraham said, “I swear it.”   25 Then Abraham complained to Abimelek about a...
  • Catholic Commemoration Readings, 04-18-14, Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

    04/17/2014 11:12:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-18-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 18, 2014Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)    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 himCso marred was his look beyond human semblanceand his appearance beyond that of the sons of manCso 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 grew up like a sapling before him,like...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (4/18/2014) [Prayer]

    04/17/2014 9:20:04 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 21 replies
    18 April 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning. Ecclesiastes 4:13 (NIV) Shot heard around the World! This phrase has come to represent the beginning of many historical events - like the American Revolution (1775 - 1783). And its genesis can be traced to Ralph Waldo Emerson's Concord Hymn : "Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world ..." ! Emerson words immortalized the American Minutemen resistance to the British forces back in...
  • THE FLIP SIDE OF ‘HEAVEN IS FOR REAL’

    04/17/2014 2:35:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | April 14, 2014 | Anabelle Hazard
    I’m not one of those twelve million readers who bought the book “Heaven is For Real” and torpedoed it to the New York Times’ Bestseller List. But I did check it out from the library and enjoyed both the story and the accounts of heaven. “Heaven is for real” is, in fact, only one among the many testimonies of near death experiences I’ve heard about from both Christians and non-Christians. With some suspect exceptions, most of the descriptions of heaven are fascinating and inspire me to work hard to aim for the ultimate prize. But that’s just the good news.On...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/17/2014 12:42:20 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 11 replies
    4-17-14 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 25:4-7 Show me Thy Ways, O Lord, and Teach me Thy Paths. Lead me Forth in Thy Truth, and Teach me: for Thou art the God of my Salvation: In Thee do I Trust All the Day. Remember, O Lord, Thy Tender Mercies, and Thy Lovingkindness: For they have been Forever. Remember not the Sins of my Youth, nor my Rebellions, But According to Thy Kindness Remember Thou me, Even for Thy Goodness Sake, O Lord.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/17/14)[Prayer]

    04/17/2014 4:35:34 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/17/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Genesis 30:37  Jacob Prospers New International Version (NIV)   …36And he put a distance of three days' journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks. 37Then Jacob took fresh rods of poplar and almond and plane trees, and peeled white stripes in them, exposing the white which was in the rods. 38He set the rods which he had peeled in front of the flocks in the gutters, even in the watering troughs, where the flocks came to drink; and they mated when they...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-17-14, Holy Thursday, Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper

    04/16/2014 7:07:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-17-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 17, 2014 | Evening Mass of the Lord's SupperHoly ThursdayEvening 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-17-14, Holy Thursday: Chrism Mass

    04/16/2014 6:56:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-17-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 17, 2014 | Chrism MassHoly ThursdayChrism 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...
  • The Power of the Divine Mercy Novena

    04/16/2014 2:10:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | April 16, 2014 | JUDY KEANE
    It is available in abundance to everyone if only we would embrace it. It is an endless and unfathomable gift that flows most profusely on the Sunday after Easter. It is the devotion of the Divine Mercy and it offers each of us a wonderful chance to begin anew through the Divine Mercy Chaplet Novena. Begun on Good Friday and completed on Divine Mercy Sunday, this powerful novena offers us a chance to change our lives forever! It is also a powerful way to intercede for our loved ones and the entire world by bringing all before the merciful...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    04/16/2014 7:53:56 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 11 replies
    4/16/14 | Hiskid
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation complains about Clemson football program

    04/16/2014 6:29:02 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 12 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 04/15/14 | Kevin Trahan
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter of complaint to Clemson University, citing concerns about how much religious influence coaches have on football players, according to The Greenville News. According to the foundation, Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has promoted a culture in the program that violates constitutional stipulations of the separation of church and state.
  • The Easter Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/16/2014 6:28:16 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    CpTryon.org ^ | 2007 | Victor Hoagland, C.P.
    The Easter Triduum:Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil Meditations on the Triduum by Victor Hoagland, C.P. The Easter triduum, marking the days of Jesus’ passion and resurrection, is the most important time of the church year. It begins with the evening Mass of Holy Thursday, reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, and closes on Easter Sunday evening. Prepared by the days of Lent, Christians celebrate on these holiest of days the saving work God has accomplished in Christ. From the events remembered these days, so sorrowful and so joyful, the church learns the deepest lessons. In...
  • Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem(4/16/14)[Prayer]

    04/16/2014 5:11:26 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/16/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Song of Songs 4 The Bride New International Version (NIV) 10 How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride!     How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume     more than any spice! 11 Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride;     milk and honey are under your tongue. The fragrance of your garments     is like the fragrance of Lebanon. 12 You are a garden locked up, my , my bride;     you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain. 13 Your plants are an orchard...
  • WAY OF THE CROSS AT THE COLOSSEUM LED BY POPE FRANCIS: GOOD FRIDAY [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/15/2014 8:27:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Vatican.va ^ | 04-16-14 | Msgr. Giancarlo Maria Bregantini, Archbishop of Campobasso-Boiano
    WAY OF THE CROSSAT THE COLOSSEUMLED BY THE HOLY FATHERPOPE FRANCISGOOD FRIDAY Rome, 18 April 2014 “The Face of Christ,the Face of Man”MEDITATIONS by H.E. Msgr. Giancarlo Maria Bregantini,Archbishop of Campobasso-Boiano  INTRODUCTIONHe who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth. These things occurred so that the Scripture might be fulfilled: “None of his bones shall be broken”. And again another passage of Scripture says: “They will look on the one whom they have pierced” (Jn 19:35-37).Loving Jesus, you went up to Golgotha without hesitation, in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-16-14, Spy Wednesday

    04/15/2014 6:47:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-16-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 16, 2014Wednesday 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...
  • Pope's Way of the Cross to highlight economic crisis, unemployment and refugees

    04/15/2014 5:36:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | 4-15-2014
    The list is rather long: refugees and immigrants, those affected by violence, the economic crisis, unemployment, exploitation. They're just a few of topics the Pope will reflect on during the Way of the Cross on Good Friday, at Rome's Colosseum. The author of the meditations is the archbishop of Campobasso-Boiano, Giancarlo Bregantini. For the 14 meditations along the procession, the archbishop sought to highlight some of gravest sins and injustices that humanity carries out in the 21st Century. This list also includes topics like torture, or a justice system "drowning in a sea of bureaucracy.” But Archbishop Bregantini also addressed...
  • It's All About The Word

    04/15/2014 1:56:45 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 2 replies
    4-15-14 | Frank Broom
    A lot of times when people are in hard times they focus on their problem, but the issue is not the problem. The issue is what God said about your problem. Like in 2Kings 4:38-44 when there was a famine in the land and the sons of the prophets were sitting before Elisha to be served food. And a man came with 20 loaves of barley, and full ears of corn. And Elisha told the servitor, "Give unto the people that they may eat." But, there was a problem or was it, there was not enough food because the servitor...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/15/14)[Prayer]

    04/15/2014 4:55:59 AM PDT · by left that other site · 28 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/15/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Judges 9 Jotham's Parable New International Version (NIV) 9 Abimelek son of Jerub-Baal went to his mother’s brothers in Shechem and said to them and to all his mother’s clan, 2 “Ask all the citizens of Shechem, ‘Which is better for you: to have all seventy of Jerub-Baal’s sons rule over you, or just one man?’ Remember, I am your flesh and blood.” 3 When the brothers repeated all this to the citizens of Shechem, they were inclined to follow Abimelek, for they said, “He is related to us.” 4 They gave...
  • Prayer for our American Heroes and Nation

    04/15/2014 2:19:34 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 10 replies
    April 15, 2014 | Jeanbl
    O man greatly beloved, fear not. Peace be unto thee; be strong, yea, be strong. Daniel 10:9
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-15-14

    04/14/2014 9:14:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-15-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 15, 2014Tuesday 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...
  • Who Is Our Lady of Laus? “My name is Mary” (CATHOLIC CAUCUS)

    04/14/2014 7:56:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    OSV ^ | April 14, 2014 | Stephanie A. Mann
    Benôite. Photos: ND du Laus In May 2008, Bishop Jean-Michel di Falco Leandri, the bishop of Gap in the French Alps, celebrated a special Mass to announce the Vatican’s approval of Marian apparitions in that diocese that occurred between 1664 and 1718. Although the location of the apparitions to Venerable Benôite (Benedicta) Rencurel and the shrine founded there have been drawing pilgrims since the late 17th century, Our Lady of Laus is relatively unknown outside of France. The website for the shrine is available only in French and Italian, for example, and the nearest airport is in Grenoble, about 60...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/13/14)[Prayer]

    04/14/2014 5:27:24 AM PDT · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/13/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible 1 Kings 9:11 The Building of The Temple New International Version (NIV) 11 King Solomon gave twenty towns in Galilee to Hiram king of Tyre, because Hiram had supplied him with all the cedar and juniper and gold he wanted.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-14-14

    04/13/2014 9:14:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-14-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 14, 2014Monday 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...
  • What if God wanted you to have a Pope you didn't like, and even so, do what he says [Vanity]

    04/13/2014 7:37:12 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 145 replies
    4/13/2014 | Charles O'Connell
    A fine young man, a father of children and a professional, approached me at church: "What do you think of that Pope John-Paul? He's no good." Others also didn't like him. I put a magnetic sign on my car, it was met with sneers: 5 pictures of the Pope immediately after being shot, in 1/6th of the space, "In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood." – Hebrews 12:4 Yet I also didn't like Pope John Paul II, not in himself, but because of the cult of personality around him. I love...
  • The Revolutionary Message of Palm Sunday

    04/13/2014 7:28:20 AM PDT · by Mercat · 6 replies
    Word on Fire ^ | Robert Barron
    The texts that Christians typically read on Palm Sunday have become so familiar that we probably don't sense their revolutionary power. But no first-century Jew would have missed the excitement and danger implicit in the coded language of the accounts describing Jesus' entry into Jerusalem just a few days before his death. In Mark's Gospel we hear that Jesus and his disciples "drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives." A bit of trivial geographical detail, we might be tempted to conclude. But about five hundred years before Jesus' time, the prophet Ezekiel had relayed...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (4/12/14)[Prayer]

    04/13/2014 4:46:53 AM PDT · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/12/14 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Psalm 91 New International Version (NIV) 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High     will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a] 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,     my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you     from the fowler’s snare     and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers,     and under his wings you will find refuge;     his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5 You will not fear the terror of night,     nor the...