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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-03-16, M, St. Francis Xavier, Priest

    12/02/2016 9:50:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-03-16 | Revised New American Bible
    December 3, 2016 Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest Reading 1 Is 30:19-21, 23-26 Thus says the Lord GOD,the Holy One of Israel:O people of Zion, who dwell in Jerusalem,no more will you weep;He will be gracious to you when you cry out,as soon as he hears he will answer you.The Lord will give you the bread you needand the water for which you thirst.No longer will your Teacher hide himself,but with your own eyes you shall see your Teacher,While from behind, a voice shall sound in your ears:“This is the way; walk in it,”when you would turn to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Venerable Servants of God, Black Catholics

    11/27/2016 5:15:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies
    Servant of God, Mother Mary Lange   She was born Elizabeth Lange in the around 1794 in Santiago de Cuba, where she lived in a primarily French speaking community. She received an excellent education and in the early 1800s Elizabeth left Cuba and settled in the United States. Elizabeth came to Baltimore as a courageous, loving, and deeply spiritual woman. There was no free public education for African American children in Maryland until 1868, so she responded to that need by opening a school in her home in the Fells Point area of the city for the children.  Providence intervened...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-25-16, OM, St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr

    11/24/2016 9:42:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-25-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 25, 2016 Friday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rv 20:1-4, 11—21:2 I, John, saw an angel come down from heaven,holding in his hand the key to the abyss and a heavy chain.He seized the dragon, the ancient serpent,which is the Devil or Satan,and tied it up for a thousand years and threw it into the abyss,which he locked over it and sealed,so that it could no longer lead the nations astrayuntil the thousand years are completed.After this, it is to be released for a short time. Then I saw thrones; those who sat on...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-23-16, OM, St. Columban, St. Clement I, Bl. Miguel Pro

    11/22/2016 8:12:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-23-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 23, 2016 Wednesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rv 15:1-4 I, John, saw in heaven another sign, great and awe-inspiring:seven angels with the seven last plagues,for through them God’s fury is accomplished. Then I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire.On the sea of glass were standing thosewho had won the victory over the beastand its image and the number that signified its name.They were holding God’s harps,and they sang the song of Moses, the servant of God,and the song of the Lamb: “Great and wonderful are your works,Lord God almighty.Just...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-22-16, St. Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr

    11/21/2016 9:24:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-22-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 22, 2016 Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr Reading 1 Rv 14:14-19 I, John, looked and there was a white cloud,and sitting on the cloud one who looked like a son of man,with a gold crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand.Another angel came out of the temple,crying out in a loud voice to the one sitting on the cloud,“Use your sickle and reap the harvest,for the time to reap has come,because the earth’s harvest is fully ripe.”So the one who was sitting on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth,and the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-18-16, OM, Ded, Basilicas - Peter & Paul, St. Rose Duquesne

    11/17/2016 9:27:24 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-18-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 18, 2016 Friday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rv 10:8-11 I, John, heard a voice from heaven speak to me.Then the voice spoke to me and said:“Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angelwho is standing on the sea and on the land.”So I went up to the angel and told him to give me the small scroll.He said to me, “Take and swallow it.It will turn your stomach sour,but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey.”I took the small scroll from the angel’s hand and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-17-16, M, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious

    11/16/2016 10:11:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-17-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 17, 2016 Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious Reading 1 Rv 5:1-10 I, John, saw a scroll in the right hand of the one who sat on the throne.It had writing on both sides and was sealed with seven seals.Then I saw a mighty angel who proclaimed in a loud voice,“Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?”But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earthwas able to open the scroll or to examine it.I shed many tears because no one was found worthyto open the scroll or to examine it.One...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-16-16, OM, St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Gertrude

    11/15/2016 10:47:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-16-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 16, 2016 Wednesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rv 4:1-11 I, John, had a vision of an open door to heaven,and I heard the trumpetlike voicethat had spoken to me before, saying,“Come up here and I will show you what must happen afterwards.”At once I was caught up in spirit. A throne was there in heaven, and on the throne sat onewhose appearance sparkled like jasper and carnelian.Around the throne was a halo as brilliant as an emerald.Surrounding the throne I saw twenty-four other throneson which twenty-four elders sat,dressed in white garments and with...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-15-16, OM, St. Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor/Church

    11/14/2016 8:36:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-15-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 15, 2016 Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rv 3:1-6, 14-22 I, John, heard the Lord saying to me:“To the angel of the Church in Sardis, write this: “‘The one who has the seven spirits of Godand the seven stars says this: “I know your works,that you have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.Be watchful and strengthen what is left, which is going to die,for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.Remember then how you accepted and heard; keep it, and repent.If you are not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-13-16, Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    11/12/2016 8:26:55 PM PST · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-13-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 13, 2016 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Mal 3:19-20a Lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven,when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble,and the day that is coming will set them on fire,leaving them neither root nor branch,says the LORD of hosts.But for you who fear my name, there will arisethe sun of justice with its healing rays. Responsorial Psalm Ps 98:5-6, 7-8, 9 R. (cf. 9) The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.Sing praise to the LORD with the harp,with the harp and melodious song.With trumpets and the sound...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-12-16, M, St. Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

    11/11/2016 8:35:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-12-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 12, 2016 Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 3 Jn 5-8 Beloved, you are faithful in all you do for the brothers and sisters,especially for strangers;they have testified to your love before the Church.Please help them in a way worthy of God to continue their journey.For they have set out for the sake of the Nameand are accepting nothing from the pagans.Therefore, we ought to support such persons,so that we may be co-workers in the truth. Responsorial Psalm Ps 112:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.or:R. Alleluia.Blessed the man who fears...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-11-16, M, St. Martin of Tours, Bishop

    11/10/2016 8:39:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-11-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 11, 2016 Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop Reading 1 2 Jn 4-9 [Chosen Lady:]I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truthjust as we were commanded by the Father.But now, Lady, I ask you,not as though I were writing a new commandmentbut the one we have had from the beginning:let us love one another.For this is love, that we walk according to his commandments;this is the commandment, as you heard from the beginning,in which you should walk. Many deceivers have gone out into the world,those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-10-16, M, St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church

    11/09/2016 9:26:20 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-10-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 10, 2016 Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Phlm 7-20 Beloved:I have experienced much joy and encouragement from your love,because the hearts of the holy oneshave been refreshed by you, brother.Therefore, although I have the full right in Christto order you to do what is proper,I rather urge you out of love,being as I am, Paul, an old man,and now also a prisoner for Christ Jesus.I urge you on behalf of my child Onesimus,whose father I have become in my imprisonment,who was once useless to you but is now useful...
  • St. Charles Borromeo – A Model for All Clergy in Troubled Times

    11/04/2016 7:56:53 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-03-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    St. Charles Borromeo – A Model for All Clergy in Troubled Times Msgr. Charles Pope • November 3, 2016 • Today is the feast day of my patron saint, Charles Borromeo. The times in which he lived were not so different from the current ones and the leadership he exemplified is sorely needed today. And although I am not a bishop as he was, I am a pastor; I pray that in some small way I may be like him.St. Charles Borromeo was born in 1538, a time when the Church was in the midst of perhaps her greatest...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-04-16, M, St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop

    11/03/2016 10:27:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-04-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 4, 2016 Memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop Reading 1 Phil 3:17—4:1 Join with others in being imitators of me, brothers and sisters, and observe those who thus conduct themselves according to the model you have in us.For many, as I have often told you and now tell you even in tears, conduct themselves as enemies of the cross of Christ.Their end is destruction.Their God is their stomach; their glory is in their “shame.”Their minds are occupied with earthly things.But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we also await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.He will...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-03-16, OM, St. Martin de Porres, Religious

    11/02/2016 8:23:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-03-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 3, 2016 Thursday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Phil 3:3-8a Brothers and sisters:We are the circumcision, we who worship through the Spirit of God,who boast in Christ Jesus and do not put our confidence in flesh,although I myself have grounds for confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he can be confident in flesh, all the more can I. Circumcised on the eighth day,of the race of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin,a Hebrew of Hebrew parentage,in observance of the law a Pharisee,in zeal I persecuted the Church,in righteousness based on the...
  • Some Thoughts on the Feast of All Saints

    11/01/2016 7:41:00 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-31-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Some Thoughts on the Feast of All Saints Msgr. Charles Pope • October 31, 2016 • Today is the Feast of All Saints. Some saints of the Church have a particular day on the calendar associated with them and are commonly recognized by name. Many more, though not as familiar to us, are still known by God and have been caught up with Him to glory. Today is their day, the day of the countless multitude who have made it home to glory by God’s grace and by their “Amen” to the gracious call of God. Let’s consider these...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-01-16, Solemnity of All Saints

    10/31/2016 8:15:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-01-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 1, 2016 Solemnity of All Saints Reading 1 Rv 7:2-4, 9-14 I, John, saw another angel come up from the East,holding the seal of the living God.He cried out in a loud voice to the four angelswho were given power to damage the land and the sea,“Do not damage the land or the sea or the treesuntil we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.”I heard the number of those who had been marked with the seal,one hundred and forty-four thousand markedfrom every tribe of the children of Israel. After this I had...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-28-16, FEAST, Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles

    10/27/2016 7:21:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-28-16 | Revised New American Bible
    October 28, 2016 Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles 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 19:2-3, 4-5 R. (5a) Their message goes out through all the earth.The heavens declare...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-24-16, OM, St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop

    10/23/2016 8:49:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-24-16 | Revised New American Bible
    October 24, 2016 Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Eph 4:32–5:8 Brothers and sisters:Be kind to one another, compassionate,forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love,as Christ loved us and handed himself over for usas a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.Immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be mentioned among you,as is fitting among holy ones,no obscenity or silly or suggestive talk, which is out of place,but instead, thanksgiving.Be sure of this, that no immoral or impure...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 10-23-16, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/22/2016 8:51:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-23-16 | Revised New American Bible
    October 23, 2016 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Sir 35:12-14, 16-18 The LORD is a God of justice,who knows no favorites.Though not unduly partial toward the weak,yet he hears the cry of the oppressed.The Lord is not deaf to the wail of the orphan,nor to the widow when she pours out her complaint.The one who serves God willingly is heard;his petition reaches the heavens.The prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds;it does not rest till it reaches its goal,nor will it withdraw till the Most High responds,judges justly and affirms the right,and the Lord will not delay....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-22-16, OM, St. John Paul II, Pope

    10/21/2016 8:50:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-22-16 | Revised New American Bible
    October 22, 2016 Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Eph 4:7-16 Brothers and sisters:Grace was given to each of usaccording to the measure of Christ’s gift.Therefore, it says: He ascended on high and took prisoners captive;he gave gifts to men. What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descendedinto the lower regions of the earth?The one who descended is also the one who ascendedfar above all the heavens,that he might fill all things. And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets,others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers,to equip the holy ones for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-20-16, OM, St. Paul of the Cross, Priest

    10/19/2016 9:12:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-20-16 | Revised New American Bible
    October 20, 2016 Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Eph 3:14-21 Brothers and sisters:I kneel before the Father,from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his gloryto be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self,and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;that you, rooted and grounded in love,may have strength to comprehend with all the holy oneswhat is the breadth and length and height and depth,and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,so that you...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-19-16, M, Sts. John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Martyrs

    10/18/2016 7:18:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-19-16 | Revised New American Bible
    October 19, 2016 Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs Reading 1 Eph 3:2-12 Brothers and sisters:You have heard of the stewardship of God’s gracethat was given to me for your benefit,namely, that the mystery was made known to me by revelation,as I have written briefly earlier.When you read thisyou can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,which was not made known to human beings in other generationsas it has now been revealedto his holy Apostles and prophets by the Spirit,that the Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same Body,and copartners in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-18-16, FEAST, St. Luke, Evangelist

    10/17/2016 9:28:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-18-16 | Revised New American Bible
    October 18, 2016 Feast of Saint Luke, Evangelist Reading 1 2 Tm 4:10-17b Beloved:Demas, enamored of the present world,deserted me and went to Thessalonica,Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.Luke is the only one with me.Get Mark and bring him with you,for he is helpful to me in the ministry.I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus.When you come, bring the cloak I left with Carpus in Troas,the papyrus rolls, and especially the parchments. Alexander the coppersmith did me a great deal of harm;the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.You too be on guard against him,for he has strongly...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-17-16, M, St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

    10/16/2016 9:10:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-17-16 | Revised New American Bible
    October 17, 2016 Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 Eph 2:1-10 Brothers and sisters:You were dead in your transgressions and sinsin which you once lived following the age of this world,following the ruler of the power of the air,the spirit that is now at work in the disobedient.All of us once lived among them in the desires of our flesh,following the wishes of the flesh and the impulses,and we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest.But God, who is rich in mercy,because of the great love he had for us,even when we...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 10-16-16, Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/15/2016 9:09:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 59 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-16-16 | Revised New American Bible
    October 16, 2016 Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 17:8-13 In those days, Amalek came and waged war against Israel.Moses, therefore, said to Joshua,“Pick out certain men,and tomorrow go out and engage Amalek in battle. I will be standing on top of the hillwith the staff of God in my hand.” So Joshua did as Moses told him:he engaged Amalek in battleafter Moses had climbed to the top of the hill with Aaron and Hur.As long as Moses kept his hands raised up,Israel had the better of the fight,but when he let his hands rest,Amalek had the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-15-16, M, St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor/Church

    10/14/2016 9:03:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-15-16 | Revised New American Bible
    October 15, 2016 Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Eph 1:15-23 Brothers and sisters:Hearing of your faith in the Lord Jesusand of your love for all the holy ones,I do not cease giving thanks for you,remembering you in my prayers,that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelationresulting in knowledge of him.May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened,that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call,what are the riches of gloryin his inheritance among the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 10-09-16, Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/08/2016 8:51:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 58 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-09-16 | Revised New American Bible
    October 9, 2016 Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Kgs 5:14-17 Naaman went down and plunged into the Jordan seven timesat the word of Elisha, the man of God. His flesh became again like the flesh of a little child,and he was clean of his leprosy. Naaman returned with his whole retinue to the man of God. On his arrival he stood before Elisha and said,“Now I know that there is no God in all the earth,except in Israel.Please accept a gift from your servant.” Elisha replied, “As the LORD lives whom I serve, I will not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-06-16, OM, St. Bruno, Priest, Bl. Marie Rose Durocher, Virg

    10/05/2016 9:11:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-06-16 | Revised New American Bible
    October 6, 2016 Thursday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gal 3:1-5 O stupid Galatians!Who has bewitched you,before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?I want to learn only this from you:did you receive the Spirit from works of the law,or from faith in what you heard?Are you so stupid?After beginning with the Spirit,are you now ending with the flesh?Did you experience so many things in vain?–if indeed it was in vain.Does, then, the one who supplies the Spirit to youand works mighty deeds among youdo so from works of the lawor from faith...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-05-16, OM, Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos, Priest St. Faustina

    10/04/2016 9:34:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-05-16 | Revised New American Bible
    October 5, 2016 Wednesday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gal 2:1-2, 7-14 Brothers and sisters:After fourteen years I again went up to Jerusalem with Barnabas,taking Titus along also.I went up in accord with a revelation,and I presented to them the Gospel that I preach to the Gentiles–but privately to those of repute–so that I might not be running, or have run, in vain.On the contrary, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the Gospel to the uncircumcised,just as Peter to the circumcised,for the one who worked in Peter for an apostolate to the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-04-16, M, St. Francis of Assisi

    10/03/2016 10:13:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-04-16 | Revised New American Bible
    October 4, 2016 Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi Reading 1 Gal 1:13-24 Brothers and sisters:You heard of my former way of life in Judaism,how I persecuted the Church of God beyond measureand tried to destroy it, and progressed in Judaismbeyond many of my contemporaries among my race,since I was even more a zealot for my ancestral traditions.But when he, who from my mother’s womb had set me apartand called me through his grace,was pleased to reveal his Son to me,so that I might proclaim him to the Gentiles,I did not immediately consult flesh and blood,nor did I go...
  • Beauty in Word and Image: A Short Review of Bishop Barron’s “Pivotal Players” Series

    10/01/2016 8:36:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-30-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Beauty in Word and Image: A Short Review of Bishop Barron’s “Pivotal Players” Series Msgr. Charles Pope • September 30, 2016 • On Fridays, I typically feature a short video that illustrates the faith, usually in some unintentional ways. Today, I’d like to call to your attention to a new series of videos by Bishop Robert Barron, which intentionally set forth the faith: Catholicism: The Pivotal Players. The first volume of the series has been released and covers St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Catherine of Siena, Michelangelo, Blessed John Henry Newman, and G.K. Chesterton. One or...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-01-16, M, St. Thérčse of the Child Jesus, Doctor/Church

    09/30/2016 8:13:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-01-16 | Revised New American Bible
    October 1, 2016 Memorial of Saint Thérčse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Jb 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17 Job answered the LORD and said: I know that you can do all things,and that no purpose of yours can be hindered.I have dealt with great things that I do not understand;things too wonderful for me, which I cannot know.I had heard of you by word of mouth,but now my eye has seen you.Therefore I disown what I have said,and repent in dust and ashes. Thus the LORD blessed the latter days of Jobmore than his...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-30-16, M, St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church

    09/29/2016 9:17:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-30-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 30, 2016 Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Jb 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5 The LORD addressed Job out of the storm and said: Have you ever in your lifetime commanded the morningand shown the dawn its placeFor taking hold of the ends of the earth,till the wicked are shaken from its surface?The earth is changed as is clay by the seal,and dyed as though it were a garment;But from the wicked the light is withheld,and the arm of pride is shattered. Have you entered into the sources of the sea,or walked about in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-29-16, FEAST, Sts. Michael, Gabriel, & Raphael, Archangels

    09/28/2016 8:42:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-29-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 29, 2016 Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels Reading 1 Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 As I watched: Thrones were set upand the Ancient One took his throne.His clothing was bright as snow,and the hair on his head as white as wool;His throne was flames of fire,with wheels of burning fire.A surging stream of fireflowed out from where he sat;Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him,and myriads upon myriads attended him. The court was convened, and the books were opened.As the visions during the night continued, I saw One like a son of man coming,on the clouds of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-28-16, OM, St. Wenceslaus, St. Lawrence Ruiz/Compa, Martyrs

    09/27/2016 8:45:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-28-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 28, 2016 Wednesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jb 9:1-12, 14-16 Job answered his friends and said: I know well that it is so;but how can a man be justified before God?Should one wish to contend with him,he could not answer him once in a thousand times.God is wise in heart and mighty in strength;who has withstood him and remained unscathed? He removes the mountains before they know it;he overturns them in his anger.He shakes the earth out of its place,and the pillars beneath it tremble.He commands the sun, and it rises not;he seals...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-27-16, M, St. Vincent de Paul, Priest

    09/26/2016 8:28:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-27-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 27, 2016 Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest Reading 1 Jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23 Job opened his mouth and cursed his day.Job spoke out and said: Perish the day on which I was born,the night when they said, “The child is a boy!” Why did I not perish at birth,come forth from the womb and expire?Or why was I not buried away like an untimely birth,like babes that have never seen the light?Wherefore did the knees receive me?or why did I suck at the breasts? For then I should have lain down and been tranquil;had I slept,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-26-16, OM, Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs

    09/25/2016 8:40:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-26-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 26, 2016 Monday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jb 1:6-22 One day, when the angels of God came to present themselves before the LORD,Satan also came among them.And the LORD said to Satan, “Whence do you come?”Then Satan answered the LORD and said,“From roaming the earth and patrolling it.” And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job,and that there is no one on earth like him,blameless and upright, fearing God and avoiding evil?”But Satan answered the LORD and said,“Is it for nothing that Job is God-fearing?Have you not surrounded him...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 09-25-16, Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    09/24/2016 7:30:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-25-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 25, 2016 Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Am 6:1a, 4-7 Thus says the LORD the God of hosts:Woe to the complacent in Zion!Lying upon beds of ivory,stretched comfortably on their couches,they eat lambs taken from the flock,and calves from the stall!Improvising to the music of the harp,like David, they devise their own accompaniment.They drink wine from bowlsand anoint themselves with the best oils;yet they are not made ill by the collapse of Joseph!Therefore, now they shall be the first to go into exile,and their wanton revelry shall be done away with. Responsorial Psalm Ps 146:7, 8-9,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-23-16, M, St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

    09/22/2016 7:59:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-23-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 23, 2016 Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest Reading 1 Eccl 3:1-11 There is an appointed time for everything,and a time for every thing under the heavens.A time to be born, and a time to die;a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.A time to kill, and a time to heal;a time to tear down, and a time to build.A time to weep, and a time to laugh;a time to mourn, and a time to dance.A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather them;a time to embrace, and a time to be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-21-16, FEAST, St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

    09/20/2016 7:58:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-21-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 21, 2016 Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist Reading 1 Eph 4:1-7, 11-13 Brothers and sisters:I, a prisoner for the Lord,urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,with all humility and gentleness, with patience,bearing with one another through love,striving to preserve the unity of the Spiritthrough the bond of peace:one Body and one Spirit,as you were also called to the one hope of your call;one Lord, one faith, one baptism;one God and Father of all,who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of...
  • St. Maurice The first black saint

    09/20/2016 9:33:53 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 12 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYQDSQM0Mb4 Saint Maurice's feast day is on the 22nd of September. (Two days from right now.) So for my Catholic and Coptic viewers, I present to you, this diddy on the life and martyrdom of St Maurice. Saint Maurice (also Moritz, Morris, or Mauritius) was the leader of the legendary Roman Theban Legion n the 3rd century, and one of the favorite and most widely venerated saints of that group. He was the patron saint of several professions, locales, and kingdoms. He is revered in the Catholic Coptic and Orthodox churches. He is the patron saint of soldiers, veterans, armorers,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-20-16, M, Sts. Andres Kim Tae-gon & Paul Chong, Companions

    09/19/2016 8:33:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-20-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 20, 2016 Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs Reading 1 Prv 21:1-6, 10-13 Like a stream is the king’s heart in the hand of the LORD;wherever it pleases him, he directs it. All the ways of a man may be right in his own eyes,but it is the LORD who proves hearts. To do what is right and justis more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heart–the tillage of the wicked is sin. The plans of the diligent are sure of profit,but all rash haste...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-19-16, OM, St. Januarius, Bishop and Martyr

    09/18/2016 9:19:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-19-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 19, 2016 Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Prv 3:27-34 Refuse no one the good on which he has a claimwhen it is in your power to do it for him.Say not to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,tomorrow I will give,” when you can give at once. Plot no evil against your neighbor,against one who lives at peace with you.Quarrel not with a man without cause,with one who has done you no harm. Envy not the lawless manand choose none of his ways:To the LORD the perverse one is an abomination,but with the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-17-16, OM, St. Robert Bellarmine, Bishop and Doctor/Church

    09/16/2016 10:38:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-17-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 17, 2016 Saturday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Cor 15:35-37, 42-49 Brothers and sisters:Someone may say, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come back?” You fool!What you sow is not brought to life unless it dies.And what you sow is not the body that is to bebut a bare kernel of wheat, perhaps, or of some other kind. So also is the resurrection of the dead.It is sown corruptible; it is raised incorruptible.It is sown dishonorable; it is raised glorious.It is sown weak; it is raised powerful.It...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-16-16, M, Sts. Cornelius, Pope, & Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs

    09/15/2016 8:57:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-16-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 16, 2016 Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs Reading 1 1 Cor 15:12-20 Brothers and sisters:If Christ is preached as raised from the dead,how can some among you say there is no resurrection of the dead?If there is no resurrection of the dead,then neither has Christ been raised.And if Christ has not been raised, then empty too is our preaching;empty, too, your faith.Then we are also false witnesses to God,because we testified against God that he raised Christ,whom he did not raise if in fact the dead are not raised.For if the dead are not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-13-16, M, St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor/Church

    09/12/2016 10:13:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-13-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 13, 2016 Memorial of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 1 Cor 12:12-14, 27-31a Brothers and sisters:As a body is one though it has many parts,and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body,so also Christ.For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one Body,whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons,and we were all given to drink of one Spirit. Now the body is not a single part, but many. Now you are Christ’s Body, and individually parts of it.Some people God has designated in the Churchto be,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-09-16, M, St. Peter Claver, Priest

    09/08/2016 9:51:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-09-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 9, 2016 Memorial of Saint Peter Claver, Priest Reading 1 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22b-27 Brothers and sisters:If I preach the Gospel, this is no reason for me to boast,for an obligation has been imposed on me,and woe to me if I do not preach it!If I do so willingly, I have a recompense,but if unwillingly, then I have been entrusted with a stewardship.What then is my recompense?That, when I preach, I offer the Gospel free of chargeso as not to make full use of my right in the Gospel. Although I am free in regard to all,I have...
  • The Mark of The Lamb...Rev4-7 pt 20

    And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in...