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  • Catholic Caucus; Daily Mass Readings, 07-30-14, OM, St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    07/29/2014 8:59:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-30-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 30, 2014Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Jer 15:10, 16-21 Woe to me, mother, that you gave me birth!a man of strife and contention to all the land!I neither borrow nor lend,yet all curse me.When I found your words, I devoured them;they became my joy and the happiness of my heart,Because I bore your name,O LORD, God of hosts.I did not sit celebratingin the circle of merrymakers;Under the weight of your hand I sat alonebecause you filled me with indignation.Why is my pain continuous,my wound incurable, refusing to be healed?You have indeed become...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings: 07-29-14, M St. Martha

    07/29/2014 4:59:43 AM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-29-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 29, 2014Memorial of Saint Martha  Reading 1 Jer 14:17-22 Let my eyes stream with tearsday and night, without rest,Over the great destruction which overwhelmsthe virgin daughter of my people,over her incurable wound.If I walk out into the field,look! those slain by the sword;If I enter the city,look! those consumed by hunger.Even the prophet and the priestforage in a land they know not. Have you cast Judah off completely?Is Zion loathsome to you?Why have you struck us a blowthat cannot be healed?We wait for peace, to no avail;for a time of healing, but terror comes instead.We recognize, O LORD,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-26-14, M, Sts. Joachim and Anne, Parents, Bl. Virgin Mary

    07/25/2014 8:11:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-26-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 26, 2014Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary    Reading 1 Jer 7:1-11 The following message came to Jeremiah from the LORD:Stand at the gate of the house of the LORD,and there proclaim this message:Hear the word of the LORD, all you of Judahwho enter these gates to worship the LORD!Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel:Reform your ways and your deeds,so that I may remain with you in this place.Put not your trust in the deceitful words:“This is the temple of the LORD!The temple of the LORD! The temple...
  • Catholic Caucus; Daily Mass Readings, 07-25-14, FEAST, St. James, Apostle

    07/24/2014 8:59:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-25-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 25, 2014Feast of Saint James, Apostle  Reading 1 2 Cor 4:7-15 Brothers and sisters:We hold this treasure in earthen vessels,that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us.We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained;perplexed, but not driven to despair;persecuted, but not abandoned;struck down, but not destroyed;always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus,so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.For we who live are constantly being given up to deathfor the sake of Jesus,so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-24-14, OM, St. Sharbel Makhluf, Priest

    07/23/2014 9:36:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-24-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 24, 2014Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13 This word of the LORD came to me:Go, cry out this message for Jerusalem to hear! I remember the devotion of your youth,how you loved me as a bride,Following me in the desert,in a land unsown.Sacred to the LORD was Israel,the first fruits of his harvest;Should any presume to partake of them,evil would befall them, says the LORD. When I brought you into the garden land to eat its goodly fruits,You entered and defiled my land,you made my heritage loathsome.The priests asked...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-23-14, OM, St. Bridget of Sweden

    07/22/2014 9:29:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-23-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 23, 2014Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Jer 1:1, 4-10 The words of Jeremiah, son of Hilkiah,of a priestly family in Anathoth, in the land of Benjamin. The word of the LORD came to me thus: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,before you were born I dedicated you,a prophet to the nations I appointed you.“Ah, Lord GOD!” I said,"I know not how to speak; I am too young.” But the LORD answered me,Say not, “I am too young.”To whomever I send you, you shall go;whatever I command you, you...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-22-14, M, St. Mary Magdalene

    07/21/2014 10:02:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-22-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 22, 2014Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene  Reading 1 Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 Shepherd your people with your staff,the flock of your inheritance,That dwells apart in a woodland,in the midst of Carmel.Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,as in the days of old;As in the days when you came from the land of Egypt,show us wonderful signs. Who is there like you, the God who removes guiltand pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;Who does not persist in anger forever,but delights rather in clemency,And will again have compassion on us,treading underfoot our guilt?You will cast into the depths of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-18-14, OM, St. Camillus de Lellis, Priest

    07/17/2014 8:13:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-18-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 18, 2014Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Is 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8 When Hezekiah was mortally ill,the prophet Isaiah, son of Amoz, came and said to him:“Thus says the LORD: Put your house in order,for you are about to die; you shall not recover.”Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD: “O LORD, remember how faithfully and wholeheartedlyI conducted myself in your presence,doing what was pleasing to you!”And Hezekiah wept bitterly. Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah: “Go, tell Hezekiah:Thus says the LORD, the God of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-15-14, M, St. Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    07/14/2014 8:19:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-15-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 15, 2014Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church    Reading 1 Is 7:1-9 In the days of Ahaz, king of Judah, son of Jotham, son of Uzziah,Rezin, king of Aram,and Pekah, king of Israel, son of Remaliah,went up to attack Jerusalem,but they were not able to conquer it.When word came to the house of David that Aramwas encamped in Ephraim,the heart of the king and the heart of the people trembled,as the trees of the forest tremble in the wind. Then the LORD said to Isaiah: Go out to meet Ahaz,you and your son Shear-jashub,at...
  • How A Mohawk Saint Can Inspire Us All

    07/14/2014 7:19:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    CE.com ^ | 07-14-14 | Stephen Beale
    How A ‘Mohawk Saint’ Can Inspire Us All Stephen Beale Recently canonized Saint Kateri Tekakwitha obviously has a special meaning for Native Americans, but she’s already being held up as a powerful inspiration for other faithful Christians in many other ways.One is reminded of St. Paul, who wrote in 1 Corinthians 9 that he had “become all things to all, to save at least some.” Much the same could be said about St. Kateri regarding the many ways she can inspire Christians at different points in their faith journeys—based on reactions to her canonization in the Catholic News Service and First...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-14-14, M, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin

    07/13/2014 8:45:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-14-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 14, 2014Memorial of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin    Reading 1 Is 1:10-17 Hear the word of the LORD,princes of Sodom!Listen to the instruction of our God,people of Gomorrah!What care I for the number of your sacrifices?says the LORD.I have had enough of whole-burnt ramsand fat of fatlings;In the blood of calves, lambs and goatsI find no pleasure. When you come in to visit me,who asks these things of you?Trample my courts no more!Bring no more worthless offerings;your incense is loathsome to me.New moon and sabbath, calling of assemblies,octaves with wickedness: these I cannot bear.Your new moons and festivals...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-11-14, M, St. Benedict, Abbot

    07/11/2014 6:45:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-11-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 11, 2014Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot    Reading 1 Hos 14:2-10 Thus says the LORD:Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God;you have collapsed through your guilt.Take with you words,and return to the LORD;Say to him, “Forgive all iniquity,and receive what is good, that we may renderas offerings the bullocks from our stalls.Assyria will not save us,nor shall we have horses to mount;We shall say no more, ‘Our god,’to the work of our hands;for in you the orphan finds compassion.”I will heal their defection, says the LORD,I will love them freely;for my wrath is turned away from them.I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-05-14, OM, St. Elizabeth of Portugal, St. Anthony Zaccaria

    07/04/2014 8:16:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-05-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 5, 2014Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Am 9:11-15 Thus says the LORD:On that day I will raise upthe fallen hut of David;I will wall up its breaches,raise up its ruins,and rebuild it as in the days of old,That they may conquer what is left of Edomand all the nations that shall bear my name,say I, the LORD, who will do this.Yes, days are coming,says the LORD,When the plowman shall overtake the reaper,and the vintager, him who sows the seed;The juice of grapes shall drip down the mountains,and all the hills shall run...
  • Nun Who Challenged Billy the Kid is on the Road to Sainthood

    07/04/2014 6:59:19 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies
    http://www.patheos.com ^ | June 26, 2014 | Tony Rossi
    The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Wednesday it is exploring sainthood for an Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools. Archbishop Michael Sheehan said he has received permission from the Vatican to open the Sainthood Cause for Sister Blandina Segale, an educator and social worker who worked in Ohio, Colorado and New Mexico. Segale, a nun with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, came to Trinidad, Colorado, in 1877 to teach poor children and was later transferred to Santa Fe, where she co-founded public and Catholic schools. During...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-03-14, FEAST, St. Thomas, Apostle

    07/02/2014 8:43:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-03-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 3, 2014Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle    Reading 1 Eph 2:19-22 Brothers and sisters:You are no longer strangers and sojourners,but you are fellow citizens with the holy onesand members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets,with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.Through him the whole structure is held togetherand grows into a temple sacred in the Lord;in him you also are being built togetherinto a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. Responsorial Psalm Ps 117:1bc, 2 R. (Mark 16:15) Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.Praise...
  • Bl. Junpero Serra and the Holy Family

    07/01/2014 9:49:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    CE.com ^ | 07-01-14 | Sean Fitzpatrick
    Bl. Junípero Serra and the Holy Family Sean FitzpatrickOn September 25th, 1988, Pope St. John Paul II beatified a swarthy, Spanish, asthmatic priest of small stature who was a dazzling scholar, a tireless apostle, and the founder of many missionaries from San Diego to San Francisco—Junípero Serra, who walked the western desert to irrigate souls with the water that becomes a spring welling up to eternal life.Born Miguel Jose Serra Ferrer on November 14, 1730, in Petra, Majorca, Spain, this servant of God and God’s people became a Franciscan after a brilliant career as a scholar of philosophy, taking...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-01-14, OM, Bl. Junipero Serra, Priest

    06/30/2014 8:14:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-01-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 1, 2014Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Am 3:1-8; 4:11-12 Hear this word, O children of Israel, that the LORD pronounces over you,over the whole family that I brought up from the land of Egypt: You alone have I favored, more than all the families of the earth;Therefore I will punish youfor all your crimes. Do two walk togetherunless they have agreed?Does a lion roar in the forestwhen it has no prey?Does a young lion cry out from its denunless it has seized something?Is a bird brought to earth by a snarewhen there...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-30-14, OM, First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

    06/29/2014 9:24:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-30-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 30, 2014Monday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Am 2:6-10, 13-16 Thus says the LORD:For three crimes of Israel, and for four,I will not revoke my word;Because they sell the just man for silver,and the poor man for a pair of sandals.They trample the heads of the weakinto the dust of the earth,and force the lowly out of the way.Son and father go to the same prostitute,profaning my holy name.Upon garments taken in pledgethey recline beside any altar;And the wine of those who have been finedthey drink in the house of their god. Yet...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-29-14, Sol, Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Mass/Day

    06/28/2014 6:08:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 53 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-29-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 29, 2014Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles, Mass during the Day    Reading 1 Acts 12:1-11 In those days, King Herod laid hands upon some members of the Church to harm them.He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword,and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jewshe proceeded to arrest Peter also.–It was the feast of Unleavened Bread.–He had him taken into custody and put in prisonunder the guard of four squads of four soldiers each.He intended to bring him before the people after Passover.Peter thus was being kept in prison,but prayer...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-28-14, SOL, Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Vigil Mass

    06/28/2014 6:02:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-28-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 29, 2014Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles, Vigil Mass    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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-24-14, SOL, Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Mass/Day

    06/23/2014 7:48:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-24-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 24, 2014Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Mass during the Day    Reading 1 Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O coastlands,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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-23-14, SOL, Nativity of .St John the Baptist, Vigil Mass

    06/23/2014 7:31:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-23-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 24, 2014Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Vigil Mass    Reading 1 Jer 1:4-10 In the days of King Josiah, the word of the LORD came to me, saying: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,before you were born I dedicated you,a prophet to the nations I appointed you. “Ah, Lord GOD!” I said,“I know not how to speak; I am too young.”But the LORD answered me,Say not, “I am too young.”To whomever I send you, you shall go;whatever I command you, you shall speak.Have no fear before them,because I am with...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-21-14, M, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious

    06/20/2014 11:26:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 21, 2014Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious    Reading 1 2 Chr 24:17-15 After the death of Jehoiada,the princes of Judah came and paid homage to King Joash,and the king then listened to them.They forsook the temple of the LORD, the God of their fathers,and began to serve the sacred poles and the idols;and because of this crime of theirs,wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem.Although prophets were sent to them to convert them to the LORD,the people would not listen to their warnings.Then the Spirit of God possessed Zechariah,son of Jehoiada the priest.He took his stand above the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-19-14, OM, St. Romuald, Abbot

    06/18/2014 9:13:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-19-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 19, 2014Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Sir 48:1-14 Like a fire there appeared the prophet Elijahwhose words were as a flaming furnace.Their staff of bread he shattered,in his zeal he reduced them to straits;By the Lord’s word he shut up the heavensand three times brought down fire.How awesome are you, Elijah, in your wondrous deeds!Whose glory is equal to yours?You brought a dead man back to lifefrom the nether world, by the will of the LORD.You sent kings down to destruction,and easily broke their power into pieces.You brought down nobles, from their...
  • Saint Germaine Cousin [Catholic Caucus]

    06/15/2014 3:11:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Saint Germaine Cousin Also known as Germana CousinGermaine of PibracGermana Memorial 15 June ProfileDaughter of Laurent Cousin, a farm worker, and Marie Laroche. Her mother died while Germaine was an infant. A sickly child, Germaine suffered from scrofula, and her right hand was deformed. Ignored by her father and abused by her step-family, she was often forced to sleep in the stable or in a cupboard under the stairs, was fed on scraps, beaten or scalded with hot water for misdeeds, real or imagined.At age nine Germaine was put to work as a shepherdess, where she spent much time...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-13-14, M, St. Anthony of Padua, Priest, Doctor of Church

    06/12/2014 7:40:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-13-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 13, 2014Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church  Reading 1 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-16 At the mountain of God, Horeb,Elijah came to a cave, where he took shelter.But the word of the LORD came to him,“Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD;the LORD will be passing by.”A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountainsand crushing rocks before the LORD—but the LORD was not in the wind.After the wind there was an earthquake— but the LORD was not in the earthquake.After the earthquake there was fire—but the LORD was not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-09-14, OM, St. Ephrem, Deacon and Doctor of the Church

    06/08/2014 7:30:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-09-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 9, 2014Monday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Kgs 17:1-6 Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab:“As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve,during these years there shall be no dew or rain except at my word.”The LORD then said to Elijah:“Leave here, go eastand hide in the Wadi Cherith, east of the Jordan.You shall drink of the stream,and I have commanded ravens to feed you there.”So he left and did as the LORD had commanded.He went and remained by the Wadi Cherith, east of the Jordan.Ravens...
  • Paul Never Quoted Jesus?

    06/07/2014 11:13:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 72 replies
    JimmyAkin.com ^ | not given | Jimmy Akin
    Paul Never Quoted Jesus? by Jimmy AkinA common claim in some skeptical circles is that St. Paul never quoted Jesus.A second common claim is that, if he had reliable knowledge of Jesus, he would have quoted him.The conclusion that is drawn from these premises is that St. Paul was not a reliable source on Jesus.Since St. Paul’s letters are among the earliest works of the New Testament, some proceed from there to argue either that historical knowledge of Jesus is impossible or even that he didn’t exist.Such arguments are highly problematic. The Second PremiseFirst, let’s consider the premise that Paul should...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-06-14. OM, St. Norbert, Bishop

    06/05/2014 7:55:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-06-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 6, 2014Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 25:13b-21 King Agrippa and Bernice arrived in Caesareaon a visit to Festus.Since they spent several days there,Festus referred Paul’s case to the king, saying,“There is a man here left in custody by Felix.When I was in Jerusalem the chief priests and the elders of the Jewsbrought charges against him and demanded his condemnation.I answered them that it was not Roman practiceto hand over an accused person before he has faced his accusersand had the opportunity to defend himself against their charge.So when they came together here,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-03-14, M, St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs

    06/02/2014 11:02:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
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    June 3, 2014Memorial of Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs   Reading 1 Acts 20:17-27 From Miletus Paul had the presbytersof the Church at Ephesus summoned. When they came to him, he addressed them,“You know how I lived among youthe whole time from the day I first came to the province of Asia.I served the Lord with all humilityand with the tears and trials that came to mebecause of the plots of the Jews,and I did not at all shrink from telling youwhat was for your benefit,or from teaching you in public or in your homes.I earnestly bore witness...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-02-14, OM, Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs

    06/01/2014 7:55:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-02-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 2, 2014Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 19:1-8 While Apollos was in Corinth,Paul traveled through the interior of the countryand down to Ephesus where he found some disciples. He said to them,“Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?”They answered him,“We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”He said, “How were you baptized?”They replied, “With the baptism of John.”Paul then said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance,telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him,that is, in Jesus.”When they heard this,they were...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-27-14, OM, St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop

    05/26/2014 7:16:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-27-14 | Revised New American Bible
     May 27, 2014Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 16:22-34 The crowd in Philippi joined in the attack on Paul and Silas,and the magistrates had them strippedand ordered them to be beaten with rods.After inflicting many blows on them,they threw them into prisonand instructed the jailer to guard them securely.When he received these instructions, he put them in the innermost celland secured their feet to a stake. About midnight, while Paul and Silas were prayingand singing hymns to God as the prisoners listened,there was suddenly such a severe earthquakethat the foundations of the jail shook;all...
  • 12 Sayings from St. Philip Neri

    05/26/2014 5:44:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CE.com ^ | 05-26-14 | Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
    12 Sayings from St. Philip Neri Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg St. Philip Neri, affectionately known as “Pippo Buono,” was born in Florence, Italy on July 22, 1515. He lived a long, fruitful and holy life that ended May 25, 1595. May 26th is the feast day of this incredible and prolific saint. The chronology of his life demonstrates God’s abundant gifts manifested in a soul fully cooperating with grace. St. Philip Neri was the embodiment of that extraordinary paradox fulfilling Christ’s twin commandments to love God and neighbor. He was a contemplative in action. His greatest desire was to be alone with...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-26-14. M, St. Philip Neri, Priest

    05/25/2014 8:33:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-26-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 26, 2014Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest    Reading 1 Acts 16:11-15 We set sail from Troas, making a straight run for Samothrace,and on the next day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi,a leading city in that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony.We spent some time in that city.On the sabbath we went outside the city gate along the riverwhere we thought there would be a place of prayer.We sat and spoke with the women who had gathered there.One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth,from the city of Thyatira, a worshiper...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-22-14, OM, St. Rita of Cascia, Religious

    05/21/2014 9:20:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 5-22-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 22, 2014Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 15:7-21 After much debate had taken place,Peter got up and said to the Apostles and the presbyters,“My brothers, you are well aware that from early daysGod made his choice among you that through my mouththe Gentiles would hear the word of the Gospel and believe.And God, who knows the heart,bore witness by granting them the Holy Spiritjust as he did us.He made no distinction between us and them,for by faith he purified their hearts.Why, then, are you now putting God to the testby placing on the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-21-14, OM, St. Christopher Magallanes & Companions, Martyrs

    05/20/2014 9:01:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 21, 2014Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 15:1-6 Some who had come down from Judea were instructing the brothers,“Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice,you cannot be saved.”Because there arose no little dissension and debateby Paul and Barnabas with them,it was decided that Paul, Barnabas, and some of the othersshould go up to Jerusalem to the Apostles and presbytersabout this question. They were sent on their journey by the Church,and passed through Phoenicia and Samariatelling of the conversion of the Gentiles,and brought great joy to all the brethren.When they arrived in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-20-14, OM, St. Bernardine of Siena, Priest

    05/19/2014 11:05:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-20-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 20, 2014Tuesday of Fifth Week of Easter  Reading 1 Acts 14:19-28 In those days, some Jews from Antioch and Iconiumarrived and won over the crowds. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city,supposing that he was dead.But when the disciples gathered around him,he got up and entered the city. On the following day he left with Barnabas for Derbe. After they had proclaimed the good news to that cityand made a considerable number of disciples,they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch.They strengthened the spirits of the disciplesand exhorted them to persevere in the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-19-14

    05/18/2014 7:34:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-19-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 19, 2014Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 14:5-18 There was an attempt in Iconiumby both the Gentiles and the Jews,together with their leaders,to attack and stone Paul and Barnabas.They realized it,and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbeand to the surrounding countryside,where they continued to proclaim the Good News. At Lystra there was a crippled man, lame from birth,who had never walked. He listened to Paul speaking, who looked intently at him,saw that he had the faith to be healed,and called out in a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-15-14, OM, St. Isidore the Farmer

    05/14/2014 8:17:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-15-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 15, 2014Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 13:13-25 From Paphos, Paul and his companionsset sail and arrived at Perga in Pamphylia. But John left them and returned to Jerusalem. They continued on from Perga and reached Antioch in Pisidia. On the sabbath they entered into the synagogue and took their seats. After the reading of the law and the prophets,the synagogue officials sent word to them,“My brothers, if one of you has a word of exhortationfor the people, please speak.” So Paul got up, motioned with his hand, and said,“Fellow children of Israel...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-14-14, FEAST, St. Matthias, Apostle

    05/13/2014 8:58:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-14-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 14, 2014Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle    Reading 1 Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers and sisters(there was a group of about one hundred and twenty personsin the one place).He said, “My brothers and sisters,the Scripture had to be fulfilledwhich the Holy Spirit spoke beforehandthrough the mouth of David, concerning Judas,who was the guide for those who arrested Jesus.Judas was numbered among usand was allotted a share in this ministry.For it is written in the Book of Psalms: Let his encampment become desolate,and may no one dwell in it.and:May another take his...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-12-14, OM, Sts. Nereus & Achilleus, St. Pancras, Martyrs

    05/11/2014 7:33:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-12-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 12, 2014Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 11:1-18 The Apostles and the brothers who were in Judeaheard that the Gentiles too had accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalemthe circumcised believers confronted him, saying,‘You entered the house of uncircumcised people and ate with them.” Peter began and explained it to them step by step, saying,“I was at prayer in the city of Joppawhen in a trance I had a vision,something resembling a large sheet coming down,lowered from the sky by its four corners, and it came to me....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-10-14,OM, St. John of Avila,Doctor/Ch, St. Damien deVeuster

    05/09/2014 8:48:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-10-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 10, 2014Saturday of the Third Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 9:31-42 The Church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samariawas at peace. She was being built up and walked in the fear of the Lord,and with the consolation of the Holy Spirit she grew in numbers. As Peter was passing through every region,he went down to the holy ones living in Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas,who had been confined to bed for eight years, for he was paralyzed. Peter said to him,“Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed.” He got...
  • What We Can Learn from St. Ignatius [of Loyola] He shows us how to pay attention.

    05/07/2014 10:40:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    WAU.org ^ | 2013 | By: Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ
    What We Can Learn from St. Ignatius He shows us how to pay attention. By: Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJIn third grade Sr. Cordelia gave out free tickets to the movies for every student in the class. In fact, Catholic school kids throughout Chicago were offered the tickets to see a movie about a Catholic saint. We talked Mom into driving us to the theater. What made an impression on me then was a big battle at a castle and a brave soldier wounded there. After the fights ended, not much else made sense to me. Ten years later I...
  • The Work of Saints

    05/03/2014 8:24:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    Rome -- "When did you first know he was a saint?" It's a question Joaquin Navarro-Valls gets often and especially now, in the days surrounding the canonization of his former boss, now St. John Paul II. Navarro-Valls served as press director for the Holy See during JPII's pontificate, and speaking to Catholic communicators at a conference at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross here, he remembers "the first time I saw him pray." "A person who prayed the way he did could not not be a saint," Navarro-Valls recalls. He was "deeply bound to God." He "didn't move, he...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-03-14, Feast, Sts. Philip and James, Apostles

    05/02/2014 8:50:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-03-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 3, 2014Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles    Reading 1 1 Cor 15:1-8 I am reminding you, brothers and sisters,of the Gospel I preached to you,which you indeed received and in which you also stand.Through it you are also being saved,if you hold fast to the word I preached to you,unless you believed in vain.For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received:that Christ died for our sinsin accordance with the Scriptures;that he was buried;that he was raised on the third dayin accordance with the Scriptures;that he appeared to Cephas, then to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-02-14, M, St. Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    05/01/2014 9:29:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-02-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 2, 2014Memorial of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church   Reading 1 Acts 5:34-42 A Pharisee in the Sanhedrin named Gamaliel,a teacher of the law, respected by all the people,stood up, ordered the Apostles to be put outside for a short time,and said to the Sanhedrin, “Fellow children of Israel,be careful what you are about to do to these men.Some time ago, Theudas appeared, claiming to be someone important,and about four hundred men joined him, but he was killed,and all those who were loyal to himwere disbanded and came to nothing.After him came Judas the Galilean...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-30-14, OM, St. Pius V, Pope, Religious

    04/29/2014 9:31:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-30-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 30, 2014Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 5:17-26 The high priest rose up and all his companions,that is, the party of the Sadducees,and, filled with jealousy,laid hands upon the Apostles and put them in the public jail.But during the night, the angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison,led them out, and said,“Go and take your place in the temple area,and tell the people everything about this life.”When they heard this,they went to the temple early in the morning and taught.When the high priest and his companions arrived,they convened the Sanhedrin,the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-29-14, M, St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin & Doctor/Church

    04/28/2014 8:45:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-29-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 29, 2014Memorial of Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church    Reading 1 Acts 4:32-37 The community of believers was of one heart and mind,and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own,but they had everything in common.With great power the Apostles bore witnessto the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,and great favor was accorded them all.There was no needy person among them,for those who owned property or houses would sell them,bring the proceeds of the sale,and put them at the feet of the Apostles,and they were distributed to each according to need....
  • Pope Paul VI: Next Contestant on the Santo Subito Show

    04/28/2014 10:22:50 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 22 replies
    The Remnant ^ | 4/24/14 | Michael Matt
    But, wait, theres more! According to La Stampa, Pope Paul VI has reportedly been penciled in for beatification this coming fall at the conclusion of the Synod of Bishops in Rome. Yes, thats rightPaul VI! Remember him? That vague, sort of nondescript pontiff who made up for negligible personal magnetism with an almost fanatical penchant for novelty. There is no particular cult associated with his cause, of course, other than among a few aging ecclesiastical hippies inside the Vatican who are evidently bound and determined to nominate their pal Paul for a Halo Award, come hell or high water. Something...
  • Catholic Caucus:Daily Mass Readings,04-28-14,OM St. PeterChanel,St. Louis deMontfort,St.Gianna Molla

    04/27/2014 7:13:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-28-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 28, 2014Monday of the Second Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 4:23-31 After their release Peter and John went back to their own peopleand reported what the chief priests and elders had told them.And when they heard it,they raised their voices to God with one accordand said, “Sovereign Lord, maker of heaven and earthand the sea and all that is in them,you said by the Holy Spiritthrough the mouth of our father David, your servant: Why did the Gentiles rageand the peoples entertain folly?The kings of the earth took their standand the princes gathered togetheragainst the Lord...