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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-21-18, OM, St. Anselm, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    04/20/2018 8:03:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 04-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    April 21, 2018 Saturday of the Third Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 9:31-42 The Church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samariawas at peace. She was being built up and walked in the fear of the Lord,and with the consolation of the Holy Spirit she grew in numbers. As Peter was passing through every region,he went down to the holy ones living in Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas,who had been confined to bed for eight years, for he was paralyzed. Peter said to him,"Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed." He got...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed James Oldo, 04-18-18

    04/18/2018 10:40:20 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 04-18-17 |
    Franciscan Media Image: Photo of Il Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata | photo by Giovanni Novara Blessed James Oldo Saint of the Day for April 18 (1364 – April 18, 1404)  Blessed James Oldo’s Story You’ve heard rags-to-riches stories. Today, we celebrate the reverse.James of Oldo was born into a well-to-do family near Milan in 1364. He married a woman who like him, appreciated the comforts that came with wealth. But an outbreak of the plague drove James, his wife, and their three children out of their home and into the countryside. Despite those precautions, two of his...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-11-18, M, St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr

    04/10/2018 8:32:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 04-11-18 | Revised New American Bible
    April 11, 2018 Memorial of Saint Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 Acts 5:17-26 The high priest rose up and all his companions,that is, the party of the Sadducees,and, filled with jealousy,laid hands upon the Apostles and put them in the public jail.But during the night, the angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison,led them out, and said,"Go and take your place in the temple area,and tell the people everything about this life."When they heard this,they went to the temple early in the morning and taught.When the high priest and his companions arrived,they convened the Sanhedrin,the...
  • The Journey of Mary Magdalene to Resurrection Faith

    04/05/2018 9:18:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-04-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Journey of Mary Magdalene to Resurrection Faith Msgr. Charles Pope • April 4, 2018 • All of the resurrection stories depict the Apostles and other disciples on a journey of sorts to understand the resurrection. A completely new reality was breaking into their world and challenging their understanding. Far from depicting the disciples as credulous, the texts describe them as shocked, troubled, and even quite dubious. These were not men and women prone to naiveté or to concocting stories to assuage their grief. They are quite stunned by a new reality and struggling to get their minds around...
  • A New Movie: Paul, Apostle of Christ

    03/24/2018 6:00:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-23-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A New Movie: Paul, Apostle of Christ Msgr. Charles Pope • March 23, 2018 • Over a month ago I was blessed to get an early view of the new movie, Paul, Apostle of Christ. It is indeed wonderful — beautifully filmed and with a moving ending. It is not a simple retelling of the Acts of the Apostles; such films have already been made. Instead, it is a moving portrait of St. Paul (James Faulkner) and St. Luke (Jim Caviezel).The setting is Rome during St. Paul’s last days. Great persecutions are underway, taking a heavy toll on the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-19-18, SOL, St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    03/18/2018 9:32:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies ^ | 03-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 19, 2018 Solemnity of Saint Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 The 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-18-18, Fifth Sunday of Lent

    03/17/2018 9:33:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies ^ | 03-18-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 18, 2018 Fifth Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Jer 31:31-34 The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make 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 day I took them by the hand to lead them forth from the land of Egypt; for they broke my covenant, and I had to show myself their master, says the LORD.But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD.I will place...
  • The Prayer of Saint Patrick

    03/17/2018 8:54:32 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    BeliefNet ^ | St. Patrick
    I arise today Through the strength of heaven; Light of the sun, Splendor of fire, Speed of lightning, Swiftness of the wind, Depth of the sea, Stability of the earth, Firmness of the rock. I arise today Through God's strength to pilot me; God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me, God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me, God's word to speak for me, God's hand to guard me, God's way to lie before me, God's shield to protect me, God's hosts to save me Afar and anear, Alone or in a mulitude. Christ...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-17-18, OM, St. Patrick, Bishop

    03/16/2018 10:32:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 03-17-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 17, 2018 Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent Reading 1 Jer 11:18-20 I knew their plot because the LORD informed me;at that time you, O LORD, showed me their doings. Yet I, like a trusting lamb led to slaughter,had not realized that they were hatching plots against me:"Let us destroy the tree in its vigor;let us cut him off from the land of the living,so that his name will be spoken no more." But, you, O LORD of hosts, O just Judge,searcher of mind and heart,Let me witness the vengeance you take on them,for to you I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-09-18, OM, St. Frances of Rome, Religious

    03/08/2018 9:20:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 03-09-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 9, 2018 Friday of the Third Week of Lent Reading 1 Hos 14:2-10 Thus says the LORD:Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God;you have collapsed through your guilt.Take with you words,and return to the LORD;Say to him, "Forgive all iniquity,and receive what is good, that we may renderas offerings the bullocks from our stalls.Assyria will not save us,nor shall we have horses to mount;We shall say no more, 'Our god,'to the work of our hands;for in you the orphan finds compassion." I will heal their defection, says the LORD,I will love them freely;for my wrath is turned...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings: 03-08-18, OM, St. John of God, Religious

    03/07/2018 8:27:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 03-08-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 8, 2018 Thursday of the Third Week of Lent Reading 1 Jer 7:23-28 Thus says the LORD: This is what I commanded my people:Listen to my voice;then I will be your God and you shall be my people.Walk in all the ways that I command you,so that you may prosper. But they obeyed not, nor did they pay heed.They walked in the hardness of their evil heartsand turned their backs, not their faces, to me.From the day that your fathers left the land of Egypt even to this day,I have sent you untiringly all my servants the prophets.Yet...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-07-18, OM, Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs

    03/06/2018 8:39:47 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 03-07-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 7, 2018 Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent Reading 1 Dt 4:1, 5-9 Moses spoke to the people and said:"Now, Israel, hear the statutes and decreeswhich I am teaching you to observe,that you may live, and may enter in and take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. Therefore, I teach you the statutes and decreesas the LORD, my God, has commanded me,that you may observe them in the land you are entering to occupy.Observe them carefully,for thus will you give evidenceof your wisdom and intelligence to the nations,who...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saints Perpetua and Felicitas, Martyrs (Gueranger)

    03/05/2018 9:05:45 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Double THE REAL FEAST of these two illustrious heroines of the Faith is tomorrow, which is the anniversary of their martyrdom and triumph; but the memory of the Angel of the Schools, St. Thomas of Aquin, shines so brightly on the seventh of March that it almost eclipses the two glorious stars of Africa. In consequence of this, the Holy See allows certain Churches to anticipate their Feast, and keep it today. We take advantage of this permission and at once offer to the Christian reader the glorious spectacle, of which Carthage was the scene, in the year...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-04-18, Third Sunday of Lent

    03/03/2018 9:57:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies ^ | 03-04-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 4, 2018 - Year B Third Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Ex 20:1-17 In those days, God delivered all these commandments:"I, the LORD, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery.You shall not have other gods besides me.You shall not carve idols for yourselves in the shape of anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the waters beneath the earth; you shall not bow down before them or worship them.For I, the LORD, your God, am a jealous God, inflicting punishment for their fathers' wickedness...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-03-18, OM, St. Katherine Drexel, Virgin

    03/02/2018 7:47:20 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 03-03-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 3, 2018 Saturday of the Second Week of Lent Reading 1 Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 Shepherd your people with your staff,the flock of your inheritance,That dwells apart in a woodland,in the midst of Carmel.Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,as in the days of old;As in the days when you came from the land of Egypt,show us wonderful signs. Who is there like you, the God who removes guiltand pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;Who does not persist in anger forever,but delights rather in clemency,And will again have compassion on us,treading underfoot our guilt?You will cast into...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-23-18, OM, St. Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr

    02/22/2018 8:03:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 02-23-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 23, 2018 Friday of the First Week of Lent Reading 1 Ez 18:21-28 Thus says the Lord GOD:If the wicked man turns away from all the sins he committed, if he keeps all my statutes and does what is right and just,he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of the crimes he committed shall be remembered against him;he shall live because of the virtue he has practiced. Do I indeed derive any pleasure from the death of the wicked?says the Lord GOD. Do I not rather rejoice when he turns from his evil waythat he may...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-22-18, FEAST, The Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle

    02/21/2018 9:40:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 02-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 22, 2018 Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle Reading I 1 Pt 5:1-4Beloved:I exhort the presbyters among you,as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christand one who has a share in the glory to be revealed.Tend the flock of God in your midst,overseeing not by constraint but willingly,as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly.Do not lord it over those assigned to you,but be examples to the flock.And when the chief Shepherd is revealed,you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Responsorial Psalm Ps 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6R. (1) The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-21-18, OM, St. Peter Damian, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    02/20/2018 9:17:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 02-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 21, 2018 Wednesday of the First Week in Lent Reading 1 Jon 3:1-10 The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time:"Set out for the great city of Nineveh,and announce to it the message that I will tell you."So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh,according to the LORD's bidding.Now Nineveh was an enormously large city;it took three days to go through it.Jonah began his journey through the city,and had gone but a single day's walk announcing,"Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed,"when the people of Nineveh believed God;they proclaimed a fastand all of them,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-17-18, OM, The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order

    02/16/2018 8:09:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 02-17-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 17, 2018 Saturday 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...
  • Saint Valentine beheaded - Feb 14, 278 A.D.

    02/15/2018 3:10:43 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    On February 14 around the year 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. Claudius believed that Roman men were unwilling to join the army because of their strong attachment to their wives and families. To get rid of the problem, Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. Valentine, realizing the injustice of...