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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-09-17, OM, St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin

    12/08/2017 9:02:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-09-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 9, 2017 Saturday 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-07-17, M, St. Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    12/06/2017 9:25:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-07-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 7, 2017 Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church 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...
  • Punch a Heretic Day or the Feast of St Nicholas [Catholic/Orthodox and Arianism Caucus]

    12/06/2017 4:06:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Fr Ray Blake's Blog ^ | 12/5/2014 | Fr Ray Blake
    I like this.  I know you will say to me we can't do this today, we have to find the odd Arian and embrace him. We can't call people Pelagians, 'Porridge eating scumbags' or pultibus Scottorum praegravatus, which is too racist for modern sensibilities to be translated into the vernacular. St Nicholas is another of those Advent saints who insist on being faithful to the Trinity and Incarnation. I love the old European custom of St Nicholas going around bishops houses disguised as a small child and demanding to know if they have been good in the past year and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-06-17, OM, St. Nicholas, Bishop

    12/05/2017 8:05:09 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-06-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 6, 2017 Wednesday of the First Week of Advent 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...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Gregory Grassi and Companions, 07-08-17

    12/05/2017 6:55:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-08-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Images from Whitworth University | Whitworth Digital Commons Saint Gregory Grassi and Companions Saint of the Day for July 8 (d. July 9, 1900)  Saint Gregory Grassi and Companions’ Story Christian missionaries have often gotten caught in the crossfire of wars against their own countries. When the governments of Britain, Germany, Russia, and France forced substantial territorial concessions from the Chinese in 1898, anti-foreign sentiment grew very strong among many Chinese people.Gregory Grassi was born in Italy in 1833, ordained in 1856, and sent to China five years later. Gregory was later ordained Bishop...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions, 07-07-17

    12/05/2017 6:50:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-07-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Stained glass window in St. Peter church | Jaffa | photo by yiftah-s Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions Saint of the Day for July 7 (1804 – 1860)  Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions’ Story Not much is known of the early life of Emmanuel Ruiz, but details of his heroic death in defense of the faith have come down to us.Born of humble parents in Santander, Spain, he became a Franciscan priest and served as a missionary in Damascus. This was at a time when anti-Christian riots shook Syria and thousands lost their lives...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Maria Goretti, 07-06-17

    12/05/2017 6:38:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-06-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Stained glass window of Saint Maria Goretti | Reinhard MüllerSaint of the Day for July 6 (October 16, 1890 – July 6, 1902)  Saint Maria Goretti’s Story One of the largest crowds ever assembled for a canonization—250,000—symbolized the reaction of millions touched by the simple story of Maria Goretti.She was the daughter of a poor Italian tenant farmer, had no chance to go to school, never learned to read or write. When Maria made her First Communion not long before her death at age 12, she was one of the larger and somewhat backward...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Anthony Zaccaria, 07-05-17

    12/05/2017 6:30:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-05-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Sculpture of Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria, at St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican | Cesare AureliSaint Anthony Zaccaria Saint of the Day for July 5 (1502 – July 5, 1539)  Saint Anthony Zaccaria’s Story At the same time that Martin Luther was attacking abuses in the Church, a reformation within the Church was already being attempted. Among the early movers of the Counter-Reformation was Anthony Zaccaria. His mother became a widow at 18, and devoted herself to the spiritual education of her son. He received a medical doctorate at 22, and while working among the poor...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Elizabeth of Portugal, 07-04-17

    12/05/2017 6:13:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-04-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Santa Isabel de Portugal | Francisco de Zurbarán Saint Elizabeth of Portugal Saint of the Day for July 4 (1271 – July 4, 1336)  Saint Elizabeth of Portugal’s Story Elizabeth is usually depicted in royal garb with a dove or an olive branch. At her birth in 1271, her father Pedro III, future king of Aragon, was reconciled with his father James, the reigning monarch. This proved to be a portent of things to come. Under the healthful influences surrounding her early years, she quickly learned self-discipline and acquired a taste for spirituality.Thus fortunately...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-04-17, OM, St. John Damascene, Priest & Doctor/Church

    12/03/2017 8:03:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-04-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 4, 2017 Monday of the First Week of Advent Reading 1 Is 2:1-5 This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz,saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. In days to come,The mountain of the LORD's houseshall be established as the highest mountainand raised above the hills.All nations shall stream toward it;many peoples shall come and say:"Come, let us climb the LORD's mountain,to the house of the God of Jacob,That he may instruct us in his ways,and we may walk in his paths."For from Zion shall go forth instruction,and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.He shall judge between the nations,and impose...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-30-17, FEAST, St. Andrew, Apostle

    11/30/2017 7:10:06 AM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-30-17 | Revised New American Bible
    November 30, 2017 Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle Reading 1 Rom 10:9-18 Brothers and sisters:If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lordand believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,you will be saved.For one believes with the heart and so is justified,and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.The Scripture says,No one who believes in him will be put to shame.There is no distinction between Jew and Greek;the same Lord is Lord of all,enriching all who call upon him.For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But...
  • Catholic Caucus - 40 English martyrs you may not know

    11/27/2017 7:26:06 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 10.25.17 | Philip Kosloski
    These saints were killed for their faith during a dark time in England's history. AfterKing Henry VIII proclaimed himself supreme head of the Church in England and Wales, a violent wave of anti-Catholic persecution began and lasted over a century. It started with the executions of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, but didnt end there. Hundreds were killed between 1535 and 1679; the Church recognized the heroism of 40 martyrs from England and Wales in a canonization ceremony on October 25, 1970. (Later, a separate feast on May 4was created to recognize the 284 canonized or beatified...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-25-17, OM, St. Catherine of Alexandria

    11/24/2017 9:47:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-25-17 | Revised New American Bible
    November 25, 2017 Saturday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Mc 6:1-13 As King Antiochus was traversing the inland provinces,he heard that in Persia there was a city called Elymais,famous for its wealth in silver and gold,and that its temple was very rich,containing gold helmets, breastplates, and weaponsleft there by Alexander, son of Philip,king of Macedon, the first king of the Greeks.He went therefore and tried to capture and pillage the city.But he could not do so,because his plan became known to the people of the citywho rose up in battle against him.So he retreated...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-24-17, M, St. Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest & Companions, Martyrs

    11/23/2017 10:37:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-24-17 | Revised New American Bible
    November 24, 2017 Memorial of Saint Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs Reading 1 1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59 Judas and his brothers said,"Now that our enemies have been crushed,let us go up to purify the sanctuary and rededicate it."So the whole army assembled, and went up to Mount Zion. Early in the morning on the twenty-fifth day of the ninth month,that is, the month of Chislev,in the year one hundred and forty-eight,they arose and offered sacrifice according to the lawon the new altar of burnt offerings that they had made. On the anniversary of the day on which the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-23-17, St. Clement I, St. Miguel Augustin Pro, Thanksgiving

    11/22/2017 8:48:42 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-23-17 | Revised New American Bible
    November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Day The following are a selection of the readings that may be used on this day. Reading 1 Sir 50:22-24 And now, bless the God of all,who has done wondrous things on earth;Who fosters people's growth from their mother's womb,and fashions them according to his will!May he grant you joy of heartand may peace abide among you;May his goodness toward us endure in Israelto deliver us in our days. Responsorial Psalm Ps 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 R. (see 1) I will praise your name for ever, Lord.Every day will I bless you,and I will...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-22-17, M, St. Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr

    11/21/2017 9:14:13 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-22-17 | Revised New American Bible
    November 22, 2017 Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr Reading 1 2 Mc 7:1, 20-31 It happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrestedand tortured with whips and scourges by the king,to force them to eat pork in violation of God's law. Most admirable and worthy of everlasting remembrance was the mother,who saw her seven sons perish in a single day,yet bore it courageously because of her hope in the Lord.Filled with a noble spirit that stirred her womanly heart with manly courage,she exhorted each of themin the language of their ancestors with these words:"I do not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings,11-18-17, OM,Ded. Basilicas/Sts. Peter &Paul, St. Rose Duchesne

    11/17/2017 8:00:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-18-17 | Revised New American Bible
    November 18, 2017 Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Wis 18:14-16; 19:6-9 When peaceful stillness compassed everythingand the night in its swift course was half spent,Your all-powerful word, from heaven's royal thronebounded, a fierce warrior, into the doomed land,bearing the sharp sword of your inexorable decree.And as he alighted, he filled every place with death;he still reached to heaven, while he stood upon the earth. For all creation, in its several kinds, was being made over anew,serving its natural laws,that your children might be preserved unharmed.The cloud overshadowed their camp;and out of what had before...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-17-17, M, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious

    11/16/2017 9:53:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-17-17 | Revised New American Bible
    November 17, 2017 Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious Reading 1 Wis 13:1-9 All men were by nature foolish who were in ignorance of God,and who from the good things seen did not succeed in knowing him who is,and from studying the works did not discern the artisan;But either fire, or wind, or the swift air,or the circuit of the stars, or the mighty water,or the luminaries of heaven, the governors of the world, they considered gods.Now if out of joy in their beauty they thought them gods,let them know how far more excellent is the Lord than...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-16-17, OM, St. Margaret/Scotland, St. Gerturde the Great

    11/15/2017 9:12:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-16-17 | Revised New American Bible
    November 16, 2017 Thursday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Wis 7:22b8:1 In Wisdom is a spiritintelligent, holy, unique,Manifold, subtle, agile,clear, unstained, certain,Not baneful, loving the good, keen,unhampered, beneficent, kindly,Firm, secure, tranquil,all-powerful, all-seeing,And pervading all spirits,though they be intelligent, pure and very subtle.For Wisdom is mobile beyond all motion,and she penetrates and pervades all things by reason of her purity.For she is an aura of the might of Godand a pure effusion of the glory of the Almighty;therefore nought that is sullied enters into her.For she is the refulgence of eternal light,the spotless mirror of the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-15-17, OM, St. Albert/Great, Bishop and Doctor/Church

    11/14/2017 8:48:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-15-17 | Revised New American Bible
    November 15, 2017 Wednesday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Wis 6:1-11 Hear, O kings, and understand;learn, you magistrates of the earth's expanse!Hearken, you who are in power over the multitudeand lord it over throngs of peoples!Because authority was given you by the Lordand sovereignty by the Most High,who shall probe your works and scrutinize your counsels.Because, though you were ministers of his kingdom, you judged not rightly,and did not keep the law,nor walk according to the will of God,Terribly and swiftly shall he come against you,because judgment is stern for the exaltedFor the lowly may...