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  • Catholic Word of the Day: KEYS, 12-15-14

    12/15/2014 9:04:32 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 12-15-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:KEYSThe emblem of Christ's conferral of spiritual power on St. Peter: "I will give unto you, the keys of the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 16, 19). This distinctive power in the Church given to Peter is expressed by the two crossed keys, the first emblem to have been assigned to any saint, at the same time as the sword came to represent St. Paul. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-13-14, M, St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

    12/12/2014 8:10:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-13-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 13, 2014Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr    Reading 1 Sir 48:1-4, 9-11 In those days,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 were taken aloft in a whirlwind of fire,in a chariot with fiery horses.You were destined, it is written, in time to cometo put an end to wrath before the day...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-11-14, OM, St. Damasus I, Pope

    12/10/2014 8:30:29 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-10-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 11, 2014Thursday of the Second Week of Advent    Reading 1 Is 41:13-20 I am the LORD, your God,who grasp your right hand;It is I who say to you, “Fear not,I will help you.”Fear not, O worm Jacob,O maggot Israel;I will help you, says the LORD;your redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.I will make of you a threshing sledge,sharp, new, and double-edged,To thresh the mountains and crush them,to make the hills like chaff.When you winnow them, the wind shall carry them offand the storm shall scatter them.But you shall rejoice in the LORD,and glory in the Holy...
  • St. Juan Diego: Ordinary Son of Mary

    12/09/2014 5:23:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    CE.com ^ | 12-09-14 | Daniel Stewart
    St. Juan Diego: Ordinary Son of Mary Daniel StewartJuan Diego was born in 1474 in a place called Cuautitlán. Once a part of the Aztec Empire, Cuautitlán was conquered by the Spanish and is now in present day Mexico City. Born before the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, Juan Diego was an indigenous Mexican who was given the name Cuauhtlatoatzin at birth. When Franciscan missionaries arrived, Cuauhtlatoatzin and his wife were some of the first indigenous people to convert. At baptism, they were given the names Juan Diego and Maria Lucia. Juan Diego was not a slave but...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-09-14, OM, St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin

    12/08/2014 8:29:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-09-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 9, 2014Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent    Reading 1 Is 40:1-11 Comfort, give comfort to my people,says your God.Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to herthat her service is at an end,her guilt is expiated;Indeed, she has received from the hand of the LORDdouble for all her sins. A voice cries out:In the desert prepare the way of the LORD!Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God!Every valley shall be filled in,every mountain and hill shall be made low;The rugged land shall be made a plain,the rough country, a broad valley.Then the glory of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-06-14, OM, St. Nicholas, Bishop

    12/05/2014 7:46:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-06-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 6, 2014Saturday of the First Week of Advent    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...
  • for Advent: SAINT JOSEPH AND LIVING OUT ADVENT

    12/04/2014 7:50:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Fr.Ed Broom.blogspot.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | Fr. Ed Broom
    SAINT JOSEPH AND LIVING OUT ADVENT   Saint Joseph, pray for us  Saint Joseph can help us to live a most fruitful Advent, and for many reasons. Let us quietly meditate upon five extraordinary virtues of this greatest of all saints so that we can live a most fervent Advent season and allow Jesus to be born in the depths of our hearts this Christmas!  Silence lead to prayer  1.    SILENCE. Not once in the Bible do we hear a word from the great Saint Joseph. This silence of Saint Joseph is very eloquent. It teaches us a fundamental...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-04-14, OM, St. John Damascene, Priest & Doctor/Church

    12/03/2014 8:19:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-04-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 4, 2014Thursday of the First Week of Advent    Reading 1 Is 26:1-6 On that day they will sing this song in the land of Judah: “A strong city have we;he sets up walls and ramparts to protect us.Open up the gatesto let in a nation that is just,one that keeps faith.A nation of firm purpose you keep in peace;in peace, for its trust in you.” Trust in the LORD forever!For the LORD is an eternal Rock.He humbles those in high places,and the lofty city he brings down;He tumbles it to the ground,levels it with the dust.It is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-03-14, M, St. Francis Xavier, Priest

    12/02/2014 9:10:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-03-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 3, 2014Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest    Reading 1 Is 25:6-10a On this mountain the LORD of hostswill provide for all peoplesA feast of rich food and choice wines,juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines.On this mountain he will destroythe veil that veils all peoples,The web that is woven over all nations;he will destroy death forever.The Lord GOD will wipe awaythe tears from all faces;The reproach of his people he will removefrom the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken. On that day it will be said:“Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us!This is...
  • NFL Player Benjamin Watson says "Jesus" on CNN

    11/30/2014 5:01:31 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 21 replies
    New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, whose Facebook post on the Ferguson riots went viral last week, appeared on CNN to discuss his feelings about the rioting and the Michael Brown shooting. Watson spoke with CNNs Brooke Baldwin on Friday and read parts of his emotional Facebook post during the interview. Sometimes I feel like its us against them. Sometimes I feel like Im just as prejudiced as the people I point fingers at and thats not right, he read. How can I look at white skin and make assumptions and not want assumptions made about me? Thats not...
  • NFL Player's Reflection On Ferguson Goes Viral

    11/29/2014 5:48:36 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Nov 29, 2014 | You Tube
    New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson stirs the Facebook faithful with thoughtful and moving post on tumult surrounding the Michael Brown-Officer Darren Wilson case and Ferguson. #Ferguson Fox News: On the Record with Greta Van Susteren
  • Ferguson essay by Saints tight end Ben Watson strikes chord on social media

    11/27/2014 7:22:22 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    While Saints tight end Benjamin Watson may not always be the spotlight during a football game, his presence is well known -- even more so after the tight end took to social media to weigh in on the conflict happening in Ferguson, Missouri. Watson, 33, wrote a passionate post following Monday night's prime-time game against the Baltimore Ravens about the emotions he is feeling in light of the St. Louis County grand jury's decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. "At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-25-14, OM, St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr

    11/24/2014 9:45:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-25-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 25, 2014Tuesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time    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...
  • Sports Fandom Hits A New Low

    11/24/2014 4:08:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11-22-2014 | JOHN STEIGERWALD
    Sports fans can be idiots. This is nothing new but they continue to go where no fan has gone before. Take Tony Williams, for example. He intercepted a pass on Sunday at the Superdome (or whatever its called now) in New Orleans during the Saints game with the Cincinnati Bengals. Tony doesnt play for the Saints or the Bengals. Hes a 70-year old Saints fan who intercepted a pass intended for a Bengals fan who was sitting next to him in the end zone seats. She (thats right, SHE) was wearing a Bengals jersey. Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham scored...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-22-14, M, St. Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr

    11/22/2014 9:45:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-22-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 22, 2014Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr   Reading 1 Rv 11:4-12 I, John, heard a voice from heaven speak to me:Here are my two witnesses:These are the two olive trees and the two lampstandsthat stand before the Lord of the earth.If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of their mouthsand devours their enemies.In this way, anyone wanting to harm them is sure to be slain.They have the power to close up the skyso that no rain can fall during the time of their prophesying.They also have power to turn water into bloodand to afflict...
  • Catholic Caucus:Daily Mass Readings,11-18-14, OM,Ded. St.Peter& St.Paul Basilicas,St. Rose Duchesne

    11/17/2014 9:18:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-18-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 18, 2014Tuesday 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: Daily Mass Readings, 11-17-14, M, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious

    11/16/2014 7:58:59 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-17-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 17, 2014Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious    Reading 1 Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him,to show his servants what must happen soon.He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,who gives witness to the word of Godand to the testimony of Jesus Christ by reporting what he saw.Blessed is the one who reads aloudand blessed are those who listen to this prophetic messageand heed what is written in it, for the appointed time is near. John, to the seven churches in Asia: grace to you and...
  • Saints Fan Elbows Womans Face, Steals Souvenir Ball From Her [Video]

    11/16/2014 4:00:05 PM PST · by barmag25 · 58 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 11/16/14 | Inquisitr staff
    What can be said about a New Orleans Saints fan elbowing a young woman in the face, outmuscling her, and ripping a souvenir football from her?
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-15-14, OM, St. Albert the Great, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    11/14/2014 8:56:55 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-15-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 15, 2014Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time    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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-13-14, M, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin

    11/12/2014 8:21:59 PM PST · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-13-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 13, 2014Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin    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 to both you and me.I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-12-14, M, St. Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

    11/11/2014 7:26:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-12-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 12, 2014Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr    Reading 1 Ti 3:1-7 Beloved:Remind them to be under the control of magistrates and authorities,to be obedient, to be open to every good enterprise.They are to slander no one, to be peaceable, considerate,exercising all graciousness toward everyone.For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, deluded,slaves to various desires and pleasures,living in malice and envy,hateful ourselves and hating one another. But when the kindness and generous loveof God our savior appeared,not because of any righteous deeds we had donebut because of his mercy,he saved us through the bath of rebirthand renewal...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-11-14, M, St. Martin of Tours, Bishop

    11/10/2014 8:42:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-11-14 | Revised New American Biblel
    November 11, 2014Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop    Reading 1 Ti 2:1-8, 11-14 Beloved:You must say what is consistent with sound doctrine,namely, that older men should be temperate, dignified,self-controlled, sound in faith, love, and endurance.Similarly, older women should be reverent in their behavior,not slanderers, not addicted to drink, teaching what is good, so that they may train younger womento love their husbands and children,to be self-controlled, chaste, good homemakers,under the control of their husbands,so that the word of God may not be discredited. Urge the younger men, similarly, to control themselves,showing yourself as a model of good...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-10-14, M, St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor/Church

    11/09/2014 7:05:55 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-10-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 10, 2014Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church    Reading 1 Ti 1:1-9 Paul, a slave of God and Apostle of Jesus Christfor the sake of the faith of God’s chosen onesand the recognition of religious truth,in the hope of eternal life that God, who does not lie, promised before time began,who indeed at the proper time revealed his wordin the proclamation with which I was entrustedby the command of God our savior,to Titus, my true child in our common faith:grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our savior. For...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-04-14, M, St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop

    11/03/2014 9:50:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-04-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 4, 2014Memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop    Reading 1 Phil 2:5-11 Brothers and sisters:Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God,did not regard equality with Godsomething to be grasped.Rather, he emptied himself,taking the form of a slave,coming in human likeness;and, found human in appearance,he humbled himself,becoming obedient to death,even death on a cross.Because of this, God greatly exalted himand bestowed on him the namethat is above every name,that at the name of Jesusevery knee should bend,of those in heaven and on earth and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-31-14

    10/30/2014 7:03:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-31-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 31, 2014Friday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Phil 1:1-11 Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus,to all the holy ones in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi,with the bishops and deacons:grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God at every remembrance of you,praying always with joy in my every prayer for all of you,because of your partnership for the Gospelfrom the first day until now.I am confident of this,that the one who began a good work in youwill continue to complete...
  • Halloween and All Saints Day

    10/30/2014 6:23:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    CE.com ^ | 10-30-14 | Fr. William Saunders
    Halloween and All Saints Day Fr. William Saunders Q: What are the origins of All Saints Day and All Souls Day? Are these linked with paganism and Halloween?Both the feast of All Saints and the feast of All Souls evolved in the life of the Church independently of paganism and Halloween. Let us first address the feast of All Saints. The exact origins of this celebration are uncertain, although, after the legalization of Christianity in A.D. 313, a common commemoration of the saints, especially the martyrs, appeared in various areas throughout the Church. For instance in the East, the city...
  • [St.] Teresa of vila: Slayer of Dragons

    10/30/2014 6:09:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    WAU.org ^ | October 2014 | Leopold Glueckert, O.Carm
    Teresa of Ávila: Slayer of Dragons Let this good-humored saint teach you how to overcome every obstacle. By: Leopold Glueckert, O.Carm.St. Teresa of Ávila was one of the most earthbound mystics our Church has ever seen. She knew how to ascend to the heavens with the Holy Spirit yet never lose her footing on the earth. This woman, who had deep spiritual insights, described prayer as nothing but an intimate sharing between friends. Rather than describe a formula for prayer, she taught an attitude for life. She discovered that all we need to do is seek the Lord actively;...
  • The Powerful Faith and Intercession of St. Jude [Catholic Caucus]

    10/28/2014 4:01:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 10-28-14 | Daniel Stewart
    The Powerful Faith and Intercession of St. Jude Daniel Stewart When I first moved to Texas, I was baffled by the religious candles for sale in the supermarkets. Somewhere between the paper towels and the batteries, every store had a small section of tall candles with pictures of Jesus or a saint pasted to the outside of the glass. Not yet Catholic, I found this practice strange enough. But I was also perplexed by the selection of images: Jesus holding a heart, St. Michael slaying a dragon, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and …Saint Jude.Mentioned only in passing in the gospels,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-28-14. FEAST, Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles

    10/27/2014 8:50:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-28-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 28, 2014Feast 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, 10-24-14, OM, St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop

    10/23/2014 8:13:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-24-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 24, 2014Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Eph 4:1-6 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. Responsorial Psalm Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-23-14, OM, St. John of Capistrano, Priest

    10/22/2014 9:13:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-23-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 23, 2014Thursday 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...
  • There's a Real Sword in the Stone, & It Belonged to the RCCs First Official Saint

    10/22/2014 9:09:45 AM PDT · by millegan · 23 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    You saw the Disney movie as a kid. You may have read the book. But did you know some of it was based on real history? While the story of King Arthur, Merlin, and all the rest may not be true, there really is a centuries-old sword stuck in a stone. In the small Italian town of Chiusdino, theres a small chapel near Saint Galgano Abbey known as Montesiepi chapel. And inside youll find a big slab of stone in the floor with the handle of a sword sticking out of it.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-22-14, OM, St. John Paul II, Pope

    10/21/2014 9:57:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-22-14 | Revised New American Bibl
    October 22, 2014Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time    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 the promise in Christ Jesus...
  • Sing with All the Saints in Glory (All Saints Day Caucus)

    10/21/2014 9:21:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Hymnsite ^ | 1873 | William Irons
    Sing with All the Saints in Glory Lyrics: William Irons Music: Ludwig von Beethoven; arr. by Edward Hodges Tune: HYMN TO JOY, Meter: 87.87 D 1. Sing with all the saints in glory, sing the resurrection song! Death and sorrow, earth's dark story, to the former days belong. All around the clouds are breaking, soon the storms of time shall cease; in God's likeness we, awaking, know the everlasting peace. 2. O what glory, far exceeding all that eye has yet perceived! Holiest hearts, for ages pleading, never that full joy conceived. God has promised, Christ prepares it, there on...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-20-14, OM, St. Paul of the Cross

    10/19/2014 7:58:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-20-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 20, 2014Monday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time    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 were...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 10-19-14, Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/18/2014 7:47:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-19-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 19, 2014Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 45:1, 4-6 Thus says the LORD to his anointed, Cyrus,whose right hand I grasp,subduing nations before him,and making kings run in his service,opening doors before himand leaving the gates unbarred:For the sake of Jacob, my servant,of Israel, my chosen one,I have called you by your name,giving you a title, though you knew me not.I am the LORD and there is no other,there is no God besides me.It is I who arm you, though you know me not,so that toward the rising and the setting of the sunpeople may...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-18-14, FEAST, St. Luke, Evangelist

    10/17/2014 7:53:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-18-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 18, 2014Feast 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, 10-17-14, M, St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

    10/16/2014 7:58:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 1017-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 17, 2014Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr    Reading 1 Eph 1:11-14 Brothers and sisters:In Christ we were also chosen,destined in accord with the purpose of the Onewho accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will,so that we might exist for the praise of his glory,we who first hoped in Christ.In him you also, who have heard the word of truth,the Gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him,were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,which is the first installment of our inheritancetoward redemption as God’s possession, to the praise of his glory....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-16-14, OM, St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

    10/15/2014 8:39:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-16-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 16, 2014Thursday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Eph 1:1-10 Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,to the holy ones who are in Ephesusand faithful in Christ Jesus:grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,who has blessed us in Christwith every spiritual blessing in the heavens,as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world,to be holy and without blemish before him.In love he destined us for adoption to himself through...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-15-14, M, St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin & Doctor/Church

    10/14/2014 8:59:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-15-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 15, 2014Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church    Reading 1 Gal 5:18-25 Brothers and sisters:If you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law.Now the works of the flesh are obvious:immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry,sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy,outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness,dissensions, factions, occasions of envy,drinking bouts, orgies, and the like.I warn you, as I warned you before,that those who do such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,patience, kindness, generosity,faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.Against such there is no law.Now...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-14-14, OM, St. Callistus I, Pope and Martyr

    10/13/2014 7:49:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-14-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 14, 2014Tuesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Gal 5:1-6 Brothers and sisters:For freedom Christ set us free;so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. It is I, Paul, who am telling youthat if you have yourselves circumcised,Christ will be of no benefit to you.Once again I declare to every man who has himself circumcisedthat he is bound to observe the entire law.You are separated from Christ,you who are trying to be justified by law;you have fallen from grace.For through the Spirit, by faith, we await the hope of...
  • Temptation as a Form of Martyrdom A Meditation on a Writing of St. Ambrose

    10/13/2014 8:29:59 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-12-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Temptation as a Form of Martyrdom – A Meditation on a Writing of St. Ambrose By: Msgr. Charles PopeTemptation is a universal human experience. And because it’s so directly associated with sin, many too easily equate being tempted with sinning. But temptation is not the same as sin. If it were, how could the Scriptures say to us that Jesus was tempted in every way we are and yet was without sin? (Heb 4:15) Hence, the simple experience of temptation is not sin. It is true, however, that our past indulgence in sin can make us more susceptible to temptation.However, properly understood,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-09-14, OM, St. Denis, St. John Leonardi, Bl J. H. Newman

    10/08/2014 8:37:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-09-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 9, 2014Thursday 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 in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-07-14, M, Our Lady of the Rosary

    10/06/2014 9:32:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-07-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 7, 2014Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary    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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-06-14, OM, St. Bruno, Priest, Bl. Marie Rose Durocher

    10/05/2014 7:53:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-06-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 6, 2014Monday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Gal 1:6-12 Brothers and sisters:I am amazed that you are so quickly forsakingthe one who called you by the grace of Christfor a different gospel (not that there is another).But there are some who are disturbing youand wish to pervert the Gospel of Christ.But even if we or an angel from heavenshould preach to you a gospel other than the one that we preached to you,let that one be accursed!As we have said before, and now I say again,if anyone preaches to you a gospelother than...
  • The Power of the Little Flower [Catholic Caucus]

    10/05/2014 7:39:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    CE.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Jenny Uebbing
    The Power of the Little Flower Jenny UebbingYou’d be hard pressed to find a practicing Catholic who hasn’t heard of St. Therese of Lisieux.  Pope St. Pius X called her “the greatest saint of modern times.” The Little Flower enjoys chart-topping popularity in the holy-card-and-statuary department, and come October 1st, many a pair of eyes will be trained on gardens (and floral departments) hoping to land a signal rose from her “shower from Heaven.”I have loved St. Therese from childhood, but it wasn’t until I became an adult and read about her childhood that I really came to truly know...
  • Catholic Caucus: Transitus of St. Francis of Assisi

    10/04/2014 6:50:34 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    Transitus Today is the vigil of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Franciscans from all around the world have a Transitus celebration this evening. The Transitus is a Franciscan devotion to ritually remember the passing of Saint Francis from this life into God. It is similar to what you might do on the anniversary of the death of a family member or very dear friend. You sit around and remember their lives, recall the day they died and what occurred. You share your memories and talk about how much they meant to you. Tonight at 7 PM we...
  • A New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease with her beatification

    10/04/2014 10:54:02 AM PDT · by ADSUM · 34 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 10/4/2014 | FOX
    A beatification Mass for Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, who died in 1927 at age 26, will be led Saturday by Cardinal Angelo Amato at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. It is the third in a four-step process toward sainthood.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-04-14, M, St. Francis of Assisi

    10/03/2014 7:50:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-04-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 4, 2014Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi    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 earlier ones.For he had fourteen thousand sheep, six...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings,10-01-14, M,St. Thrse ofthe Child Jesus,Virgin &Doctor/Church

    09/30/2014 8:10:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-01-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 1, 2014Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church    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...