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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-26-18, M, St. Philip Neri, Priest

    05/25/2018 10:24:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 05-26-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 26, 2018 Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest Reading 1 Jas 5:13-20 Beloved:Is anyone among you suffering?He should pray.Is anyone in good spirits?He should sing a song of praise. Is anyone among you sick?He should summon the presbyters of the Church,and they should pray over himand anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.The prayer of faith will save the sick person,and the Lord will raise him up.If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one anotherand pray for one another, that you may be healed.The fervent prayer of...
  • 1 Corinthians Ch. 16

    05/25/2018 9:03:24 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 2 replies
    1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. 2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. 3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem. 4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me. 5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall...
  • Laudato Si: The Teilhard Connection

    05/25/2018 7:25:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | August 18, 2017 | Christopher Ferrara
    As I have indicated in other columns on this page, Laudato Si is an astonishing collection of problematical statements the likes of which have never appeared in any papal encyclical, ranging from dubious scientific opinions to humanist social commentary addressed to “every person living on this planet,” to a grab bag of vague political and economic recommendations which are none of the Pope’s business. But what does it all mean? As Andrea Galgiarducci has so succinctly put it, “there is everything and nothing in ‘Laudato Si.’”One could write an entire book about this paradigmatic document, which signals what I would call a final, “post-Catholic”...
  • Living Courageously (Thaddaeus)

    05/25/2018 6:20:41 PM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    The twelve apostles included "Thaddaeus" (Matt. 10:3). Victorious Christian living requires great courage. Thaddaeus was a man of many identities. In the King James translation of Matthew 10:3 he is called "Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus." He is also called "Judas the son of James" (Luke 6:16; Acts 1:13) and "Judas (not Iscariot)" (John 14:22). Judas, which means "Jehovah leads," was probably the name given him at birth, with Thaddaeus and Lebbaeus added later as nicknames to reflect his character. Apparently Thaddaeus was the nickname given to him by his family. It comes from a Hebrew root word that refers...
  • Paul: Joy in Spite of Trouble

    05/25/2018 6:20:15 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4). The apostle Paul was a model believer who did not let his troubles steal His joy in the Lord. According to today’s verse, believers should never let a negative outlook replace our joy, no matter how bad life seems to be. The apostle Paul set an example that was far different. He wrote to the Philippians that in spite of being imprisoned in Rome, he was still rejoicing. Even though Paul was restricted under trying and harsh conditions, he was glad because the gospel message was being declared,...
  • [Cath Cauc] Some Parting Thoughts For Your Friday – Memorial Day Weekend Edition

    05/25/2018 4:51:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 25, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    It’s been another long week, with lots to report, and many things left untouched. I’d like to offer a few parting thoughts before we head into what I hope will be a long weekend (Monday is a holiday here in America.)The Michael Smalanskas/Providence College Story Has Reached a New Low Michael Smalanskas, the Providence College student I interviewed this week after he received death threats from another student, about which the administration did nothing, received a temporary restraining order against him (filed by VP of Student Affairs Kristine Goodwin) after our story went live, as well as a no-trespass directive...
  • Boy Scouts Demand Condoms

    05/25/2018 4:36:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 50 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 25, 2018 | Bradley Eli
    The Boy Scouts are demanding condoms at every Jamboree, according to guidelines now enforced by the World Scout Committee. The World Organization of Scout Movement, which oversees international scout gatherings called Jamborees, drafted directives containing the following mandate: "The Host Organization must ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants and IST [Staff] at a number of locations on the site." The Boy Scouts, who promise to do their duty to "God" and "country," and to keep themselves "morally straight," have opened their ranks not only to girls but also to gay and transgender scouts. Gay Scout leaders...
  • Irish Times exit poll projects Ireland has voted by landslide to repeal Eighth Amendment

    05/25/2018 4:07:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    Irish Times ^ | May 25, 2018 | Pat Leahy
    Ireland has voted by a landslide margin to change the constitution so that abortion can be legalised, according to an exit poll conducted for The Irish Times by Ipsos/MRBI. The poll suggests that the margin of victory for the Yes side in the referendum will be 68 per cent to 32 per cent – a stunning victory for the Yes side after a long and often divisive campaign. See here for liveblog coverage of events across Friday in the referendum vote.
  • What Shall This Man do?...The Pastoral calling

    So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Carmelite SOS: “Cor orans is the death-knell of Carmelite monasticism”

    05/25/2018 3:45:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    What's Up With the Synod? ^ | May 25, 2018 | Hilary White
    St. Teresa of Avila, pray for us in this hour of darkness. I have been contacted by a community of Carmelites who have seen the document, and are desperate to try to warn the remaining faithful Carmels of the Teresian reform.Today’s piece for the Remnant contains some of their remarks:Today I received an email from a monastery of cloistered Carmelite nuns about the new document from the Vatican’s Congregation for Religious. They’re helping me examine this document, having kindly volunteered to serve as consultants, to help me understand it from an inside position. These, I might add, are not what...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis: We must not focus on the words of Christ

    05/25/2018 3:35:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | May 25, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    In his Santa Marta homily given earlier today, the God of Surprises (aka Jorge Bergoglio) once again took the occasion to mangle Sacred Scripture in order to justify his departure from the Catholic faith; in this particular case, as it concerns marriage.Today’s victim text was the Novus Ordo Gospel reading taken from Mark 10:1-12 – familiar words that bear reconsidering:Jesus came into the district of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom, he again taught them. The Pharisees approached him and asked, “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?”...
  • Praise be to the Lord my wife does not have breast cancer thank you for your prayers

    05/25/2018 3:00:32 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 67 replies
    vanity | May 25, 2018 | Kevin Collins
    The news was good. We were right on time with our list of questions and the answers made us very happy. Today we went to my wife’s doctor to get his opinion of her situation after her needle biopsy to check for breast cancer. He is very kind and almost as soon as he walked into the examination room he said to my wife, “You do not have cancer. Say that,” He waited until she said “I don’t have cancer,” before he explained that it was unfortunate that the word “carcinoma” is in the diagnosis she was read by the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Anatomy of a Cover Up: An Open Letter to Pope Francis

    05/25/2018 2:09:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 25, 2018 | Elizabeth Yore
    “It is the Argentine attitude: Suppress and ignore”—V.S. Naipaul'I was part of the problem,' Pope Francis was quoted telling the Chile abuse victims.Your Holiness,No. You weren’t part of the problem, you are the entire problem. You appointed and elevated a predator protector. For three years, you steadfastly protected him despite overwhelming evidence that he should be removed as Bishop and from priestly ministry.You suppressed and ignored a tsunami of requests, pleas and evidence about Bishop Juan Barros’ complicity and involvement with predator priest, Fr. Fernando Karadima. In 2011, Karadima was removed of his priestly duties and banished to a life...
  • [Cath Cauc] Saginaw Cleric’s Ordination Called Off Over Sex Abuse Allegation

    05/25/2018 12:49:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 23, 2018 | Christine Niles
    A Michigan cleric's ordination to the priesthood is being called off over a sex abuse allegation. Jerome Green Bishop Joseph Cistone of the Saginaw diocese sent an internal email Thursday announcing he is canceling the ordination of Deacon Jerome Green, pastoral administrator at St. Vincent de Paul parish. Green's faculties have been suspended, and he is being relieved of his duties at the parish. "Deacon Green has been relieved of his duties as Pastoral Administrator of St. Vincent DePaul Parish, Shepherd; and his faculties to minister as a deacon have been suspended while the matter is pursued," the letter reads. The letter refers to "some...
  • [Cath Cauc] Catholic priest who ministers to gays: God doesn’t make anyone gay

    05/25/2018 12:39:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 24, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    Scores of LGBT activists, some of them Catholic, have praised Pope Francis for allegedly saying God “made” certain people to be homosexual. At the same time, however, a Catholic priest and director of a ministry to same-sex attracted persons, has posted a video rebuttal to the ‘God made you gay’ argument.  Over the weekend, Chilean church abuse victim Juan Carlos Cruz said that the pope told him in a recent meeting, “that you are gay does not matter. God made you like this [...] You have to be happy with who you are.” The Vatican has refused to confirm, deny, or...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis’s Chilean Sacrifice

    05/25/2018 10:37:05 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 25, 2018 | Henry Sire
    A few days ago Pope Francis told the bishops of the Catholic Church that they need to be prepared to resign when the right time comes for them. He even said that he hoped he would know when the Holy Spirit wants him to resign, a remark that was taken as a hint (not the first he has given) that he intends to do so at some point. As we waited for a manifestation of this resolve, on 18 May we were given a dramatic sign. The entire Catholic hierarchy of Chile (all thirty-one active bishops, with three retired ones...
  • Royal Wedding Pastor Michael Curry Leads 'Reclaiming Jesus' Movement Against Racism, Misogyny ...

    05/25/2018 9:38:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/25/2018 | Samuel Smith
    WASHINGTON — Less than one week after speaking at the royal wedding in England, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, along with a group of multiracial progressive faith leaders, led hundreds in a procession to the White House Thursday night to condemn racism, misogyny and the immorality of political leaders."We are not a partisan group. We are not a left-wing group. We are not a right-wing group. We are a Jesus movement," Curry said during the prayer service at the Disciples of Christ national church. "We came together as Protestant, Catholic, evangelical. We came together — Republicans, Independents and Democrats....
  • How do I/we know I/we are in love?

    05/25/2018 8:18:20 AM PDT · by Bob Celeste · 30 replies ^ | 5.25.2018 | Pastor Bob Celeste for
    How do I/we know I/we are in love? Many a teen is faced with that question. In today's promiscuous, easy going, every thing goes society teens are not taught to wait for marriage, they are told, "it is ok, when you love someone". So girls, how do you know you are in love? How do you know the guy loves you? For girls, the answer is simply, so it is for boys as well. All we need do is go to the word of God. Girls, you are in love, really in love, when you are willing to do for...
  • Pondering Isaiah’s Advice to Close Our Eyes Lest We “Look on Evil”

    05/25/2018 7:37:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-24-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Pondering Isaiah’s Advice to Close Our Eyes Lest We “Look on Evil” Msgr. Charles Pope • May 24, 2018 • In this age of nearly instantaneous communication, there is an overwhelming amount of news and information available to us. There is nothing wrong with news and information, but each of us must decide how much exposure, in terms of time and content, is good for us. Not all “Breaking News!” is really that urgent. Too much news can distract us, overwhelm us, and provoke anxiety and anger. Further, the “news” is heavily filtered to feature what is bad, strange,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/25/18)[Prayer]

    05/25/2018 7:03:02 AM PDT · by left that other site · 5 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/25/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Shared Meal 
 (Old Testament) Esther 10 The Greatness of Mordecai 10 King Xerxes imposed tribute throughout the empire, to its distant shores. 2 And all his acts of power and might, together with a full account of the greatness of Mordecai, whom the king had promoted, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Media and Persia? 3 Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Xerxes, preeminent among the Jews, and held in high esteem by his many fellow Jews, because he worked for the good...