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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-23-15, OM, St. Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop

    03/22/2015 7:46:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-23-15 | Revised New American Bible
    March 23, 2015Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent    Reading 1 Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 In Babylon there lived a man named Joakim,who married a very beautiful and God-fearing woman, Susanna,the daughter of Hilkiah;her pious parents had trained their daughteraccording to the law of Moses.Joakim was very rich;he had a garden near his house,and the Jews had recourse to him oftenbecause he was the most respected of them all. That year, two elders of the people were appointed judges,of whom the Lord said, “Wickedness has come out of Babylon:from the elders who were to govern the people...
  • Catholic Caucus: St. Joseph, a Father of Fathers

    03/19/2015 8:00:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    Columbia Magazine ^ | 02.27.12 | Father Frederick J. Miller
    In his love for Mary and Jesus, St. Josephs faithfulness and purity are an example for all Christian fathersby Father Frederick J. Miller (Tyrolese Art Glass Co., Austria, 1899 / Courtesy Saint Joseph's University Collection, Philadelphia) In his 1989 apostolic letter, Guardian of the Redeemer, Blessed John Paul II held up St. Joseph as a model of the Christian life for all believers. He wrote, St. Josephs example transcends all individual states of life and serves as a model for the entire Christian community, whatever the condition and duties of each of its members may be (30). Precisely because...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-19-15, SOL, St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    03/18/2015 8:16:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 59 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-19-15 | Revised New American Bible
    March 19, 2015Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary   Reading 1 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16The LORD spoke to Nathan and said:“Go, tell my servant David,‘When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,and I will make his kingdom firm.It is he who shall build a house for my name.And I will make his royal throne firm forever.I will be a father to him,and he shall be a son to me.Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever before me;your throne shall stand firm...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-18-15, OM, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop, Doctor/Church

    03/17/2015 8:29:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.orf/RNAB ^ | 03-18-15 | Revised New American Bible
    March 18, 2015Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent    Reading 1 Is 49:8-15 Thus says the LORD:In a time of favor I answer you,on the day of salvation I help you;and I have kept you and given you as a covenant to the people,To restore the landand allot the desolate heritages,Saying to the prisoners: Come out!To those in darkness: Show yourselves!Along the ways they shall find pasture,on every bare height shall their pastures be.They shall not hunger or thirst,nor shall the scorching wind or the sun strike them;For he who pities them leads themand guides them beside springs...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-17-15, OM, St. Patrick, Bishop

    03/16/2015 8:01:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-17-15 | Revised New American Bible
    March 17, 2015Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent   Reading 1 Ez 47:1-9, 12 The angel brought me, Ezekiel,back to the entrance of the temple of the LORD,and I saw water flowing outfrom beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east,for the façade of the temple was toward the east;the water flowed down from the right side of the temple,south of the altar.He led me outside by the north gate,and around to the outer gate facing the east,where I saw water trickling from the right side.Then when he had walked off to the eastwith a measuring cord...
  • Idolatry

    03/12/2015 6:55:28 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 35 replies
    Bible Hub ^ | 3/12/2015 | J.C. Ryle
    Idolatry by J. C. Ryle (1816-1900) This updated and revised manuscript is copyrighted 1998 by Tony Capoccia. All rights reserved. "Flee from idolatry" (1 Corinthians 10:14) Our text for today may seem at first to be hardly needed in our country. In an age of education and intelligence, we might almost fancy it is waste of time to tell us to "flee from idolatry." I am bold to say that this is a great mistake. I believe that we have come to a time when the subject of idolatry demands a thorough and searching investigation....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-09-15, OM, St. Frances of Rome, Religious

    03/08/2015 8:02:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-09-15 | Revised New Americn Bible
    March 9, 2015Monday of the Third Week of Lent    Reading 1 2 Kgs 5:1-15ab Naaman, the army commander of the king of Aram,was highly esteemed and respected by his master,for through him the LORD had brought victory to Aram.But valiant as he was, the man was a leper.Now the Arameans had captured in a raid on the land of Israela little girl, who became the servant of Naaman’s wife.“If only my master would present himself to the prophet in Samaria,”she said to her mistress, “he would cure him of his leprosy.”Naaman went and told his lordjust what the...
  • Please Pray for my cousin Susan, her husband Tim and their daughters Lucy and Reyna

    02/28/2015 11:51:31 AM PST · by infool7 · 158 replies
    http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/154148/b2c9b1db89/503852215/3699457961/ | 02/28/2015 | Unknown
    It is with unspeakable sadness and broken hearts that we share the news of Susan's death. Susan passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on the evening of Wednesday, February 25th. She collapsed and never regained consciousness. She was pregnant with baby girls, Lucy and Reyna, who were delivered by C-section. Susan grew and loved these two beautiful baby girls who only lived for a short time, but long enough to be held by their loving father Tim and the family. We have never felt a loss as devastating as this. Susan was an inspiration in every way possible. An inspiration to...
  • How Does Pride Accumulate in Our Life? A Reflection on a Teaching by St. Bernard of Clairvaux

    02/25/2015 6:27:05 AM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-24-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Does Pride Accumulate in Our Life? A Reflection on a Teaching by St. Bernard of Clairvaux By: Msgr. Charles PopeSo you think the idea of the “Twelve Steps” is new? Well, if you think you’ve got a new idea, go back and see how the Greeks put it, or in this case how the Medieval Latins put it. St. Bernard of Clairvaux identified twelve steps up the mountain of pride in his work Steps of Humility and Pride.In today’s post, we focus on the Twelve Steps of Pride. Tomorrow, we’ll tackle the Twelve Steps of Humility (from St. Benedict’s rule). ...
  • Did Pope Francis Just Declare a non-Catholic a "Doctor of the Church?"

    02/23/2015 5:01:49 PM PST · by NRx · 67 replies
    Vanity | 23 Feb 2015 | NRx
    Pope Francis has declared Gregory of Narek to be a "Doctor of the Church." This is one of the highest honors conferred by the Catholic Church on saints. Only a handful have been so honored. The only problem is that as far as I am able to tell, Gregory of Narek was not Catholic. He was a monk of the Armenian Apostolic Church, which is part of the non-Chalcedonian (Oriental Orthodox) communion. The Armenian Church has not been in communion with the Pope of Rome since at least the sixth century. The very small Armenian Catholic (Eastern Rite) Church did...
  • Coptic Orthodox Pope Canonizes the 21 New Martyrs of Egypt & Libya

    02/21/2015 4:02:24 PM PST · by NRx · 17 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 21 Feb 2015 | Vatican Radio
    The Coptic Orthodox Church has announced that the murder of the 21 Egyptian Christians killed by the so-called Islamic State in Libya will be commemorated in its Church calendar. Pope Tawadros II announced that the names of the martyrs will be inserted into the Coptic Synaxarium, the Oriental Churchs equivalent to the Roman Martyrology. This procedure is also equivalent to canonization in the Latin Church. According to terrasanta.net, the martyrdom of the 21 Christians will be commemorated on the 8th Amshir of the Coptic calendar, or February 15th of the Gregorian calendar. The commemoration falls on the feast day of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-21-15, OM, St. Peter Damian, Bishop & Doctor of the Church

    02/20/2015 8:16:39 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-21-15 | Revised New American Bible
    February 21, 2015Saturday after Ash Wednesday    Reading 1 Is 58:9b-14 Thus says the LORD:If you remove from your midst oppression,false accusation and malicious speech;If you bestow your bread on the hungryand satisfy the afflicted;Then light shall rise for you in the darkness,and the gloom shall become for you like midday;Then the LORD will guide you alwaysand give you plenty even on the parched land.He will renew your strength,and you shall be like a watered garden,like a spring whose water never fails.The ancient ruins shall be rebuilt for your sake,and the foundations from ages past you shall raise up;“Repairer...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-17-15, OM, Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order

    02/16/2015 7:48:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-17-15 | Revised New American Bible
    February 17, 2015Tuesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Gn 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10 When the LORD saw how great was man’s wickedness on earth,and how no desire that his heart conceivedwas ever anything but evil,he regretted that he had made man on the earth,and his heart was grieved. So the LORD said:“I will wipe out from the earth the men whom I have created,and not only the men,but also the beasts and the creeping things and the birds of the air,for I am sorry that I made them.”But Noah found favor with the LORD. Then...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-14-15, M, Sts. Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop

    02/13/2015 10:30:55 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-14-15 | Revised New Ameican Bible
    February 14, 2015Memorial of Saints Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop    Reading 1 Gn 3:9-24 The LORD God called to Adam and asked him, “Where are you?”He answered, “I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself.”Then he asked, “Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!”The man replied, “The woman whom you put here with me— she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it.”The LORD God then asked the woman,“Why did you do such a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-10-15, M, St. Scholastica, Virgin

    02/09/2015 7:23:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-10-15 | Revised New American Bible
     February 10, 2015Memorial of Saint Scholastica, Virgin    Reading 1 Gn 1:20—2:4a God said,“Let the water teem with an abundance of living creatures,and on the earth let birds fly beneath the dome of the sky.”And so it happened:God created the great sea monstersand all kinds of swimming creatures with which the water teems,and all kinds of winged birds.God saw how good it was, and God blessed them, saying,“Be fertile, multiply, and fill the water of the seas;and let the birds multiply on the earth.”Evening came, and morning followed–the fifth day. Then God said,“Let the earth bring forth all kinds...
  • Saintly Siblings [Catholic Caucus]

    02/09/2015 7:07:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    CE.com ^ | February 09, 2015 | Br. Isaac Augustine Morales, O.P.
    Saintly Siblings Br. Isaac Augustine Morales, O.P.Over the centuries God has raised up countless saints in his Church, leading men and women from all walks of life along various paths to sanctity. Particularly striking are those saints who came from the same family. One thinks, for example, of St. Monica, whose perseverance in prayer we can thank for the conversion of St. Augustine, one of the greatest minds in the history of the Church. Among the first disciples of Jesus, St. Andrew brought his brother Simon, who was to become head of the Church, to Jesus (Jn 1:40-42). In...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-06-15, M, St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs

    02/05/2015 7:40:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-06-15 | Revised New American Bible
    February 6, 2015Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs    Reading 1 Heb 13:1-8 Let brotherly love continue.Do not neglect hospitality,for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.Be mindful of prisoners as if sharing their imprisonment,and of the ill-treated as of yourselves,for you also are in the body.Let marriage be honored among alland the marriage bed be kept undefiled,for God will judge the immoral and adulterers.Let your life be free from love of moneybut be content with what you have,for he has said, I will never forsake you or abandon you.Thus we may say with confidence: The Lord...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-05-15, M, St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr

    02/04/2015 8:38:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-05-15 | Revised New American Bible
    February 5, 2015Memorial of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr    Reading 1 Heb 12:18-19, 21-24 Brothers and sisters:You have not approached that which could be touchedand a blazing fire and gloomy darknessand storm and a trumpet blastand a voice speaking words such that those who heardbegged that no message be further addressed to them.Indeed, so fearful was the spectacle that Moses said,“I am terrified and trembling.”No, you have approached Mount Zionand the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem,and countless angels in festal gathering,and the assembly of the firstborn enrolled in heaven,and God the judge of all,and the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-03-15, OM, St. Blaise, Bishop & Martyr, St. Ansgar, Bishop

    02/02/2015 9:47:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-03-15 | Revised New American Bible
    February 3, 2015Tuesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Heb 12:1-4 Brothers and sisters:Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to usand persevere in running the race that lies before uswhile keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus,the leader and perfecter of faith.For the sake of the joy that lay before himJesus endured the cross, despising its shame,and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God.Consider how he endured such opposition from sinners,in order that you may not...
  • St. John Bosco: Conquering Souls for Christ [Catholic Caucus]

    01/31/2015 9:43:23 AM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    CE.com ^ | 01-30-15 | Sean Fitzpatrick
    St. John Bosco: Conquering Souls for Christ Sean FitzpatrickThe boy entered the strange courtyard. He saw a knot of boys gathered by the far corner. As he approached, wondering where he was, he overheard them talking, laughing, and cursing. The boy became enraged at the foul language and rushed into their midst, striking them to silence their blasphemies. He froze suddenly under the gaze of a man with a face like the sun.“John,” the man said, “come here.”The boy lowered his fists, standing before the group he had been belaboring.“Conquer the hearts of these, your friends, not with violence...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-31-15, M, St. John Bosco, Priest

    01/30/2015 8:21:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-31-15 | Revised New American Bible
    January 31, 2015Memorial of Saint John Bosco, Priest    Reading 1 Heb 11:1-2, 8-19 Brothers and sisters:Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.Because of it the ancients were well attested. By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a placethat he was to receive as an inheritance; he went out, not knowing where he was to go.By faith he sojourned in the promised land as in a foreign country,dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs of the same promise; for he was looking forward to the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-28-15, M, St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor/Church

    01/27/2015 9:34:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-28-15 | Revised New American Bible
     January 28, 2015Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church    Reading 1 Heb 10:11-18 Every priest stands daily at his ministry, offering frequently those same sacrifices that can never take away sins.But this one offered one sacrifice for sins, and took his seat forever at the right hand of God; now he waits until his enemies are made his footstool.For by one offering he has made perfect forever those who are being consecrated.The Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying: This is the covenant I will establish with themafter those days, says the...
  • 5 Saints Who Totally Had Superpowers

    01/27/2015 7:20:38 PM PST · by millegan · 166 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | January 27, 2015
    God acts in mysterious ways. That truth is made particularly evident in the types of things he does with those who are especially close to him. Here are a few saints who totally had superpowers:
  • The Conversion We Think We Want

    01/26/2015 6:04:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies
    CE.com ^ | 01-26-15 | Stephen Beale
    The Conversion We Think We Want Stephen BealeLet’s face it. Given a choice, most of us would choose to have the conversion experienced by St. Paul.Here’s how Acts 22 describes the sudden conversion of the great apostle, which we celebrated on Sunday:On that journey as I drew near to Damascus, about noon a great light from the sky suddenly shone around me. I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?’ I replied, ‘Who are you, sir?’ And he said to me, ‘I am Jesus the Nazorean whom you...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-26-15, M, Sts. Timothy and Titus, Bishops

    01/25/2015 7:42:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-26-15 | Revised New American Bible
    January 26, 2015Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops    Reading 1 2 Tm 1:1-8 Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of Godfor the promise of life in Christ Jesus,to Timothy, my dear child:grace, mercy, and peace from God the Fatherand Christ Jesus our Lord. I am grateful to God,whom I worship with a clear conscience as my ancestors did,as I remember you constantly in my prayers, night and day.I yearn to see you again, recalling your tears,so that I may be filled with joy, as I recall your sincere faiththat first lived in your grandmother...
  • Who Are These?...Revelation 7 pt 4

    01/25/2015 11:41:11 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    01-24-15 | Bill Randles
    And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-24-15, M, St. Francis de Sales, Bishop/Doctor of the Church

    01/23/2015 8:19:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-24-15 | Revised New American Bible
    January 24, 2015Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church    Reading 1 Heb 9:2-3, 11-14 A tabernacle was constructed, the outer one,in which were the lampstand, the table, and the bread of offering; this is called the Holy Place.Behind the second veil was the tabernacle called the Holy of Holies. But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that have come to be, passing through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made by hands, that is, not belonging to this creation, he entered once for all into the sanctuary, not...
  • The Ultimate Feast of Tabernacles...Revelation 7 pt 3

    After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-23-15, OM, St. Vincent, Deacon/Martyr, St. Marianne Cope, V

    01/22/2015 8:38:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-23-15 | Revised New American Bible
    January 23, 2015Friday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Heb 8:6-13 Brothers and sisters:Now our high priest has obtained so much more excellent a ministryas he is mediator of a better covenant, enacted on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, no place would have been sought for a second one.But he finds fault with them and says:Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord,when I will conclude a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathersthe...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-21-15, M, St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr

    01/20/2015 9:08:54 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-21-15 | Revised New American Bible
    January 21, 2015Memorial of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr  Reading 1 Heb 7:1-3, 15-17 Melchizedek, king of Salem and priest of God Most High,met Abraham as he returned from his defeat of the kingsand blessed him.And Abraham apportioned to him a tenth of everything.His name first means righteous king,and he was also “king of Salem,” that is, king of peace.Without father, mother, or ancestry,without beginning of days or end of life,thus made to resemble the Son of God, he remains a priest forever. It is even more obvious if another priest is raised upafter the likeness of Melchizedek, who...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-20-15, OM, St. Fabian, Pope, St. Sebastian, Martys

    01/19/2015 7:46:24 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-20-15 | Revised New American Bible
    January 20, 2015Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Heb 6:10-20 Brothers and sisters:God is not unjust so as to overlook your workand the love you have demonstrated for his nameby having served and continuing to serve the holy ones.We earnestly desire each of you to demonstrate the same eagernessfor the fulfillment of hope until the end,so that you may not become sluggish, but imitators of those who,through faith and patience, are inheriting the promises. When God made the promise to Abraham,since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself,and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-17-15, M, St. Anthony, Abbot

    01/16/2015 9:03:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-17-15 | Rvised New American Bible
    January 17, 2015Memorial of Saint Anthony, Abbot    Reading 1 Heb 4:12-16 The word of God is living and effective,sharper than any two-edged sword,penetrating even between soul and spirit,joints and marrow,and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.No creature is concealed from him,but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of himto whom we must render an account. Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God,let us hold fast to our confession.For we do not have a high priestwho is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,but...
  • The Mark Of The Lamb...Revelation 7 pt 1

    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...
  • What Did the Saints Say about Islam?

    01/15/2015 9:21:38 AM PST · by billys kid · 15 replies
    Spirit Daily ^ | August 12, 2014 | By Andrew Bieszad on
    What Did the Saints Say about Islam? 187 By Andrew Bieszad on August 12, 2014 Evangelization, Interfaith, Islam 2.9K SHARES juanderibera St. Juan de Ribera, Viceroy and Bishop of Valencia (1568-1611), Supervising the Expulsion of Moriscos; Francisco Domingo Marques, 1912 For Islamic scholars, there is a statement in the apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, which is particularly troubling: Faced with disconcerting episodes of violent fundamentalism, our respect for true followers of Islam should lead us to avoid hateful generalisations, for authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence. (p. 253)...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-07-15, OM, St. Raymond of Penyafort, Priest

    01/06/2015 7:58:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-07-15 | Revised New American Bible
    January 7, 2015Wednesday after Epiphany    Reading 1 1 Jn 4:11-18 Beloved, if God so loved us,we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us,and his love is brought to perfection in us. This is how we know that we remain in him and he in us,that he has given us of his Spirit. Moreover, we have seen and testifythat the Father sent his Son as savior of the world. Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,God remains in him and he in God....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-06-15, OM, St. Andre Bessette, Religious

    01/05/2015 10:46:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-06-15 | Revised New American Bible
    January 6, 2015Tuesday after Epiphany    Reading 1 1 Jn 4:7-10 Beloved, let us love one another,because love is of God;everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.In this way the love of God was revealed to us:God sent his only-begotten Son into the worldso that we might have life through him.In this is love:not that we have loved God, but that he loved usand sent his Son as expiation for our sins. Responsorial Psalm PS 72:1-2, 3-4, 7-8 R. (see 11) Lord, every nation on...
  • And no small tempest lay on us The Story of a Storm That St. Paul Endured and What...

    01/05/2015 6:31:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-04-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    “And no small tempest lay on us …” – The Story of a Storm That St. Paul Endured and What It Has to Teach Us About SinBy: Msgr. Charles PopeIt is an interesting fact that St. Luke devotes and entire Chapter of Acts (27) describing a storm at sea that St. Paul endured. The level of detail is high and thus we are signaled that such details are important. The Holy Spirit has something to teach of here of how we get into trouble, and how we can get out.Storms in life often come to us out of our...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-05-15, M, St. John Neumann, Bishop

    01/04/2015 8:35:45 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-05-15 | Revised New American Bible
    January 5, 2015Memorial of St. John Neumann    Reading 1 1 Jn 3:22–4:6 Beloved:We receive from him whatever we ask,because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.And his commandment is this:we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ,and love one another just as he commanded us.Those who keep his commandments remain in him, and he in them,and the way we know that he remains in usis from the Spirit whom he gave us. Beloved, do not trust every spiritbut test the spirits to see whether they belong to God,because many false prophets have gone...
  • Catholic Caucus:Daily Mass Readings,01-02-15,M, Sts. Basil-Great&Gregory Nazianzen,Bishops,Doctors/C

    01/01/2015 7:00:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-02-15 | Revised New American Bible
    January 2, 2015Memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church    Reading 1 1 Jn 2:22-28 Beloved:Who is the liar? Whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Whoever denies the Father and the Son, this is the antichrist. Anyone who denies the Son does not have the Father,but whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well. Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you,then you will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-31-14, OM, St. Sylvester I, Pope

    12/30/2014 7:05:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-31-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 31, 2014The Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas    Reading 1 1 Jn 2:18-21 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming,so now many antichrists have appeared. Thus we know this is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not really of our number;if they had been, they would have remained with us. Their desertion shows that none of them was of our number. But you have the anointing that comes from the Holy One,and you all have knowledge. I write to you not because...
  • 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...