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  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-14-16, First Sunday of Lent

    02/13/2016 8:08:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-14-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 14, 2016 First Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Dt 26:4-10 Moses spoke to the people, saying: "The priest shall receive the basket from you and shall set it in front of the altar of the LORD, your God.Then you shall declare before the Lord, your God, 'My father was a wandering Aramean who went down to Egypt with a small household and lived there as an alien.But there he became a nation great, strong, and numerous.When the Egyptians maltreated and oppressed us, imposing hard labor upon us, we cried to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-07-16, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    02/06/2016 8:23:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 52 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-07-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 7, 2016 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 6:1-2a, 3-8 In the year King Uzziah died,I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne,with the train of his garment filling the temple.Seraphim were stationed above. They cried one to the other,"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!All the earth is filled with his glory!"At the sound of that cry, the frame of the door shookand the house was filled with smoke. Then I said, "Woe is me, I am doomed!For I am a man of unclean lips,living among a people of unclean lips;yet...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-05-16, M, St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr

    02/04/2016 9:00:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-05-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 5, 2016 Memorial of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr Reading 1 Sir 47:2-11 Like the choice fat of the sacred offerings,so was David in Israel.He made sport of lions as though they were kids,and of bears, like lambs of the flock.As a youth he slew the giantand wiped out the people's disgrace,When his hand let fly the slingstonethat crushed the pride of Goliath.Since he called upon the Most High God, who gave strength to his right armTo defeat the skilled warriorand raise up the might of his people,Therefore the women sang his praises,and ascribed to him tens of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-03-16, OM, St. Blaise, Bishop & Martyr, St. Ansgar, Bishop

    02/02/2016 9:45:24 PM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-03-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 3, 2016 Wednesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Sm 24:2, 9-17 King David said to Joab and the leaders of the army who were with him,"Tour all the tribes in Israel from Dan to Beer-shebaand register the people, that I may know their number."Joab then reported to the king the number of people registered:in Israel, eight hundred thousand men fit for military service; in Judah, five hundred thousand. Afterward, however, David regretted having numbered the people,and said to the LORD:"I have sinned grievously in what I have done.But now, LORD, forgive the guilt...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-31-16, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    01/30/2016 9:02:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-31-16 | Revised New American Bible
    January 31, 2016 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jer 1:4-5, 17-19 The word of the LORD came to me, saying:Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,before you were born I dedicated you,a prophet to the nations I appointed you. But do you gird your loins;stand up and tell themall that I command you.Be not crushed on their account,as though I would leave you crushed before them;for it is I this daywho have made you a fortified city,a pillar of iron, a wall of brass,against the whole land:against Judah's kings and princes,against its priests and people.They...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-28-16, M, St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest/Doctor of the Church

    01/27/2016 9:00:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-28-16 | Revised New American Bible
    January 28, 2016 Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 2 Sm 7:18-19, 24-29 After Nathan had spoken to King David, the king went in and sat before the LORD and said, "Who am I, Lord GOD, and who are the members of my house, that you have brought me to this point?Yet even this you see as too little, Lord GOD; you have also spoken of the house of your servant for a long time to come: this too you have shown to man, Lord GOD! "You have established for yourself your...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-27-16, OM, St. Angela Merici, Virgin

    01/26/2016 8:48:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-27-16 | Revised New American Bible
    January 27, 2016 Wednesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Sm 7:4-17 That night the LORD spoke to Nathan and said:"Go, tell my servant David, 'Thus says the LORD:Should you build me a house to dwell in?I have not dwelt in a house from the day on which I led the children of Israel out of Egypt to the present, but I have been going about in a tent under cloth.In all my wanderings everywhere among the children of Israel, did I ever utter a word to any one of the judges whom I charged to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-26-16, M, Sts. Timothy and Titus, Bishops

    01/25/2016 8:33:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-26-16 | Revised New American Bible
    January 26, 2016 Memorial 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-25-16, FEAST, Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle

    01/24/2016 8:51:10 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-25-16 | Revised New American Bible
    January 25, 2016 Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle Reading 1 Acts 22:3-16 Paul addressed the people in these words:"I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia,but brought up in this city.At the feet of Gamaliel I was educated strictly in our ancestral lawand was zealous for God, just as all of you are today.I persecuted this Way to death,binding both men and women and delivering them to prison.Even the high priest and the whole council of elderscan testify on my behalf.For from them I even received letters to the brothersand set out for Damascus to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-24-16, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    01/23/2016 8:43:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 53 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-24-16 | Revised New American Bible
    January 24, 2016 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10 Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly,which consisted of men, women,and those children old enough to understand.Standing at one end of the open place that was before the Water Gate,he read out of the book from daybreak till midday,in the presence of the men, the women,and those children old enough to understand;and all the people listened attentively to the book of the law.Ezra the scribe stood on a wooden platform that had been made for the occasion.He opened the scrollso that all the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-23-16, OM, St. Vincent, Deacon & Martyr, St. Marianne Cope

    01/22/2016 8:54:33 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-23-16 | Revised New American Bible
    January 23, 2016 Saturday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Sm 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27 David returned from his defeat of the Amalekites and spent two days in Ziklag.On the third day a man came from Saul's camp, with his clothes torn and dirt on his head.Going to David, he fell to the ground in homage.David asked him, "Where do you come from?"He replied, "I have escaped from the camp of the children of Israel.""Tell me what happened," David bade him.He answered that many of the soldiers had fled the battle and that many of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-07-16, OM, St. Raymond of Penyafort, Priest

    01/06/2016 7:40:08 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-07-16 | Revised New American Bible
    January 7, 2016 Thursday after Epiphany Reading 1 1 Jn 4:19 -- 5:4 Beloved, we love God becausehe first loved us. If anyone says, "I love God,:but hates his brother, he is a liar;for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. This is the commandment we have from him:Whoever loves God must also love his brother. Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God,and everyone who loves the Fatherloves also the one begotten by him. In this way we know that we love the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-06-16, OM, St. Andre Bessette, Religous

    01/05/2016 8:11:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-06-16 | Revised New American Bible
    January 6, 2016 Wednesday 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. We...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-05-16, M, St. John Neumann, Bishop

    01/04/2016 8:14:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-05-16 | Revised New American Bible
    January 5, 2016 Memorial of Saint John Neumann, Bishop 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,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-04-16, M, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious

    01/03/2016 8:19:13 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-04-16 | Revised New American Bible
    January 4, 2016 Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious 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...
  • What Do Saints Fear?

    12/28/2015 8:09:44 AM PST · by Salvation · 837 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-27-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Do Saints Fear? Msgr. Charles Pope December 27, 2015 The average person may worry about any number of things: finances; security; strife in the family, community, nation, or world; health; the status of a relationship; how he is perceived by others. These tend to be the sorts of things that cause concern.What do saints worry about? To provide an answer, let's consider the words of one of our canonized saints. First, here is the context within which the saint spoke.Napoleon III had surrendered to the Prussians, bringing on the disaster. The Mother General put the sisters at the disposition...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-28-15, FEAST, Holy Innocents

    12/27/2015 7:27:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-28-15 | Revised New American Bible
    December 28, 2015 Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs Reading 1 1 Jn 1:5--2:2 Beloved:This is the message that we have heard from Jesus Christand proclaim to you:God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.If we say, "We have fellowship with him," while we continue to walk in darkness,we lie and do not act in truth.But if we walk in the light as he is in the light,then we have fellowship with one another,and the Blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin.If we say, "We are without sin,"we deceive ourselves, and the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-27-15, FEAST, The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

    12/26/2015 8:38:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 56 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-27-15 | Revised New American Bible
    December 27, 2015 The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Reading 1 Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 God sets a father in honor over his children;a mother's authority he confirms over her sons.Whoever honors his father atones for sins,and preserves himself from them.When he prays, he is heard;he stores up riches who reveres his mother.Whoever honors his father is gladdened by children,and, when he prays, is heard.Whoever reveres his father will live a long life;he who obeys his father brings comfort to his mother. My son, take care of your father when he is old;grieve him not as long as...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-26-15, FEAST, St. Stephen, First Martyr

    12/25/2015 7:32:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-26-15 | Revised New American Bible
    December 26, 2015 Feast of Saint Stephen, First Martyr Reading 1 Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Stephen, filled with grace and power,was working great wonders and signs among the people.Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,Cyrenians, and Alexandrians,and people from Cilicia and Asia,came forward and debated with Stephen,but they could not withstand the wisdom and the spirit with which he spoke. When they heard this, they were infuriated,and they ground their teeth at him.But he, filled with the Holy Spirit,looked up intently to heavenand saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,and he said,"Behold,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-24-15, SOL, The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)[Vigil]

    12/24/2015 4:09:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-24-15 | Revised New American Bible
    December 25, 2015 The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)Vigil Mass Reading 1 Is 62:1-5 For Zion's sake I will not be silent,for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet,until her vindication shines forth like the dawnand her victory like a burning torch. Nations shall behold your vindication,and all the kings your glory;you shall be called by a new namepronounced by the mouth of the LORD.You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the LORD,a royal diadem held by your God.No more shall people call you "Forsaken,"or your land "Desolate,"but you shall be called "My Delight,"and your land...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-23-15, OM, St. John of Kanty, Priest

    12/22/2015 7:18:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-23-15 | Revised New American Bible
    December 23, 2015 « December 22 December 24 » Wednesday of the Fourth Week of AdventLectionary: 199 Reading 1 Mal 3:1-4, 23-24 Thus says the Lord GOD:Lo, I am sending my messengerto prepare the way before me;And suddenly there will come to the templethe LORD whom you seek,And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire.Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.But who will endure the day of his coming?And who can stand when he appears?For he is like the refiner's fire,or like the fuller's lye.He will sit refining and purifying silver,and he will purify the sons of...
  • Tuscan 'Excalibur' Mystery To Be Unearthed

    03/02/2004 7:24:15 PM PST · by blam · 88 replies · 1,553+ views
    Discovery ^ | 3-1-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Tuscan 'Excalibur' Mystery to be Unearthed By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News The Sword in The Stone March 1, 2004 Archaeological digging might soon unveil the mystery surrounding a sword buried in a Gothic abbey in Tuscany, Italian researchers announced. Known as the "sword in the stone," the Tuscan "Excalibur" is said to have been plunged into a rock in 1180 by Galgano Guidotti, a medieval knight who renounced war and worldly goods to become a hermit. Built in Galgano's memory, the evocative Gothic abbey at Montesiepi, near the city of Siena, still preserves the sword in a little chapel....
  • Tuscany's Excalibur Is The Real Thing, Say Scientists

    09/24/2001 7:46:55 PM PDT · by blam · 53 replies · 2,702+ views
    The Observer ^ | 9-16-2001 | Rory Carroll
    Tuscany's Excalibur is the real thing, say scientists Rory Carroll in Rome Sunday September 16, 2001 The Observer The sword of St Galgano, said to have been plunged into a rock by a medieval Tuscan knight, has been authenticated, bolstering Italy's version of the Excalibur legend. Galgano Guidotti, a noble from Chiusdano, near Siena, allegedly split the stone with his sword in 1180 after renouncing war to become a hermit. For centuries the sword was assumed to be a fake. but research revealed last week has dated its metal to the twelfth century. Only the hilt, wooden grip and ...
  • The Sword in the Stone at the Monte Siepi Chapel

    12/08/2015 11:55:37 AM PST · by Talisker · 47 replies
    Historic Mysteries ^ | JULY 26, 2011 | Shelly Barclay
    Judging by a real artifact, the sword in the stone legend may be partially based on true events. No one pulled a sword from a stone and went on to become a king, as far as we know. In fact, the sword that exists in reality rather than legend is still stuck in its stone. However, there is no denying that such a sword exists. The stone and sword in question are located at Monte Siepi Chapel in the San Galgano Abbey in Tuscany. The abbey is in Italy and the history of it has naught to do with England....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-11-15, OM, St. Damasus I, Pope

    12/10/2015 8:31:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-11-15 | Revised New American Bible
    December 11, 2015 Friday of the Second Week of Advent Reading 1 Is 48:17-19 Thus says the LORD, your redeemer,the Holy One of Israel:I, the LORD, your God,teach you what is for your good,and lead you on the way you should go.If you would hearken to my commandments,your prosperity would be like a river,and your vindication like the waves of the sea;Your descendants would be like the sand,and those born of your stock like its grains,Their name never cut offor blotted out from my presence. Responsorial Psalm PS 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 R. (see John 8:12) Those who...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-09-15 OM, St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoazin

    12/08/2015 7:57:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-09-15 | Revised New American Bible
    December 9, 2015 Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent Reading 1 Is 40:25-31 To whom can you liken me as an equal?says the Holy One.Lift up your eyes on highand see who has created these things:He leads out their army and numbers them,calling them all by name.By his great might and the strength of his powernot one of them is missing!Why, O Jacob, do you say,and declare, O Israel,"My way is hidden from the LORD,and my right is disregarded by my God"? Do you not knowor have you not heard?The LORD is the eternal God,creator of the ends...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-07-15, M, St. Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    12/06/2015 7:33:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-07-15 | Revised New American Bible
    December 7, 2015 Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Is 35:1-10 The desert and the parched land will exult;the steppe will rejoice and bloom.They will bloom with abundant flowers,and rejoice with joyful song.The glory of Lebanon will be given to them,the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;They will see the glory of the LORD,the splendor of our God.Strengthen the hands that are feeble,make firm the knees that are weak,Say to those whose hearts are frightened:Be strong, fear not!Here is your God,he comes with vindication;With divine recompensehe comes to save you.Then will the eyes of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-06-15, Second Sunday of Advent

    12/05/2015 7:13:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-06-15 | Revised New American Bbible
    December 6, 2015 Second Sunday of Advent Reading 1 Bar 5:1-9 Jerusalem, take off your robe of mourning and misery;put on the splendor of glory from God forever:wrapped in the cloak of justice from God,bear on your head the mitrethat displays the glory of the eternal name.For God will show all the earth your splendor:you will be named by God foreverthe peace of justice, the glory of God's worship. Up, Jerusalem! stand upon the heights;look to the east and see your childrengathered from the east and the westat the word of the Holy One,rejoicing that they are remembered by God.Led...
  • Nate Silver: 80% chance Super Bowl will be won by 1 of these 5 teams

    12/03/2015 9:40:14 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 45 replies
    http://finance.yahoo.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | Cork Gaines
    After 12 weeks of the NFL season, the New England Patriots are still the heavy favorite to win the Super Bowl. Using Nate Silver's "2015 NFL Predictions," a model that rates each team and then projects how the regular season and playoffs will play out, we can get a better sense of which teams are the true Super Bowl contenders. Heading into Week 13, the New England Patriots are still the favorite with a 28% chance to win the Super Bowl, down from 33% a week ago. The Carolina Panthers (20%) are the favorite in the NFC. In fact, according...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-04-15, OM, St. John Damascene, Priest and Doctor/Church

    12/03/2015 7:57:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-04-15 | Revised New American Bible
    December 4, 2015 Friday of the First Week of Advent Reading 1 Is 29:17-24 Thus says the Lord GOD:But a very little while,and Lebanon shall be changed into an orchard,and the orchard be regarded as a forest!On that day the deaf shall hearthe words of a book;And out of gloom and darkness,the eyes of the blind shall see.The lowly will ever find joy in the LORD,and the poor rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.For the tyrant will be no moreand the arrogant will have gone;All who are alert to do evil will be cut off,those whose mere word...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-30-15, FEAST, St. Andrew, Apostle

    11/29/2015 7:25:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-30-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 30, 2015 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: Daily Mass Readings, 11-25-15, OM, St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr

    11/24/2015 9:41:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-25-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 25, 2015 Wednesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28 King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his lords,with whom he drank.Under the influence of the wine,he ordered the gold and silver vesselswhich Nebuchadnezzar, his father,had taken from the temple in Jerusalem,to be brought in so that the king, his lords,his wives and his entertainers might drink from them.When the gold and silver vesselstaken from the house of God in Jerusalem had been brought in,and while the king, his lords, his wives and his entertainerswere drinking wine from them,they...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-24-15, M, Andrew Dung Lac, Priest/Companions, Martyrs

    11/23/2015 11:43:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-24-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 24, 2015 Memorial of Saint Andrew Dung Lac, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs Reading 1 Dn 2:31-45 Daniel said to Nebuchadnezzar:"In your vision, O king, you saw a statue,very large and exceedingly bright,terrifying in appearance as it stood before you.The head of the statue was pure gold,its chest and arms were silver,its belly and thighs bronze, the legs iron,its feet partly iron and partly tile.While you looked at the statue,a stone which was hewn from a mountainwithout a hand being put to it,struck its iron and tile feet, breaking them in pieces.The iron, tile, bronze, silver, and gold all...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-23-15, OM, St. Clement I, St. Columban, Bl. Miguel Pro

    11/22/2015 8:08:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCb.org/RNAB ^ | 11-23-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 23, 2015 Monday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dn 1:1-6, 8-20 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah,King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon cameand laid siege to Jerusalem.The Lord handed over to him Jehoiakim, king of Judah,and some of the vessels of the temple of God;he carried them off to the land of Shinar,and placed the vessels in the temple treasury of his god. The king told Ashpenaz, his chief chamberlain,to bring in some of the children of Israel of royal bloodand of the nobility, young men without any defect,handsome, intelligent and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-18-15, OM, Ded Basilicas/Peter & Paul, St. Rose P. Duchesne

    11/17/2015 10:06:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-18-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 18, 2015 Wednesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time 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, 11-17-15, M, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious

    11/16/2015 8:44:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-17-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 17, 2015 Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious Reading 1 2 Mc 6:18-31 Eleazar, one of the foremost scribes,a man of advanced age and noble appearance,was being forced to open his mouth to eat pork. But preferring a glorious death to a life of defilement,he spat out the meat,and went forward of his own accord to the instrument of torture,as people ought to do who have the courage to reject the foodwhich it is unlawful to taste even for love of life. Those in charge of that unlawful ritual meal took the man aside privately,because of their...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-16-15, OM, St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Gertrude, Virgin

    11/15/2015 8:42:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-16-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 16, 2015 Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Mc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63 [From the descendants of Alexander's officers]there sprang a sinful offshoot, Antiochus Epiphanes,son of King Antiochus, once a hostage at Rome.He became king in the year one hundred and thirty sevenof the kingdom of the Greeks. In those days there appeared in Israelmen who were breakers of the law,and they seduced many people, saying:“Let us go and make an alliance with the Gentiles all around us;since we separated from them, many evils have come upon us.”The proposal was agreeable;some from among...
  • Crowded with saints?

    11/14/2015 8:42:53 AM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 11-2015 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Crowded with saints? Msgr. Charles Pope Q.  The descriptions of heaven in the Bible seem to describe a vast amount of people, and the paintings I have seen from the Renaissance make it look rather crowded and busy. Frankly, I hate big cities and crowds. Are these descriptions accurate, or am I missing something?— D.L., Wichita, Kansas A. Here’s a reply from Msgr. Charles Pope: The danger to avoid when meditating on heaven is taking earthly realities and merely transferring them to heaven. Whatever similarities heavenly realities have to things on earth, they will be experienced there in a heavenly...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-13-15, M, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin

    11/12/2015 9:55:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
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    November 13, 2015 Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin 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, 11-12-15, M, St. Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

    11/11/2015 8:35:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-12-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 12, 2015 Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 Wis 7:22b–8:1 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 power of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-11-15, M, St. Martin of Tours, Bishop

    11/10/2015 9:30:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-11-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 11, 2015 Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop 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 exalted -For the lowly may be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-10-15, M, St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church

    11/09/2015 7:18:45 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-10-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 10, 2015 Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Wis 2:23–3:9 God formed man to be imperishable;the image of his own nature he made them.But by the envy of the Devil, death entered the world,and they who are in his possession experience it. But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them.They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;and their passing away was thought an afflictionand their going forth from us, utter destruction.But they are in peace.For if before...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-04-15, M, St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop

    11/03/2015 9:02:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-04-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 4, 2015 Memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop Reading 1 Rom 13:8-10 Brothers and sisters:Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another;for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.The commandments, You shall not commit adultery;you shall not kill;you shall not steal;you shall not covet,and whatever other commandment there may be,are summed up in this saying, namely,You shall love your neighbor as yourself.Love does no evil to the neighbor;hence, love is the fulfillment of the law. Responsorial Psalm PS 112:1b-2, 4-5, 9 R. ( 5a) Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-03-15, OM, St. Martin de Porres, Religious

    11/02/2015 9:39:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-03-15 | Revised New American Bible
    November 3, 2015 Tuesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rom 12:5-16ab Brothers and sisters:We, though many, are one Body in Christand individually parts of one another.Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us,let us exercise them:if prophecy, in proportion to the faith;if ministry, in ministering;if one is a teacher, in teaching;if one exhorts, in exhortation;if one contributes, in generosity;if one is over others, with diligence;if one does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be sincere;hate what is evil,hold on to what is good;love one another with mutual affection;anticipate one...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-01-15, SOL, All Saints Day

    10/31/2015 9:20:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies
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    November 1, 2015 Solemnity of All Saints Reading 1 Rv 7:2-4, 9-14 I, John, saw another angel come up from the East,holding the seal of the living God.He cried out in a loud voice to the four angelswho were given power to damage the land and the sea,“Do not damage the land or the sea or the treesuntil we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.”I heard the number of those who had been marked with the seal,one hundred and forty-four thousand markedfrom every tribe of the children of Israel. After this I had...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-28-15, FEAST, Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles

    10/27/2015 8:11:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-28-15 | Revised New American Bible
    October 28, 2015 Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles Reading 1 Eph 2:19-22 Brothers and sisters:You are no longer strangers and sojourners,but you are fellow citizens with the holy onesand members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets,with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.Through him the whole structure is held togetherand grows into a temple sacred in the Lord;in him you also are being built togetherinto a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. Responsorial Psalm PS 19:2-3, 4-5 R. (5a) Their message goes out through all the earth.The heavens...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-24-15, OM, St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop

    10/23/2015 9:34:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB,.org/RNAB ^ | 10-24-15 | Revised New American Bible
    October 24, 2015 Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rom 8:1-11 Brothers and sisters:Now there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesushas freed you from the law of sin and death. For what the law, weakened by the flesh, was powerless to do,this God has done:by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful fleshand for the sake of sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,so that the righteous decree of the law might be fulfilled in us,who live not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-23-15, OM, St. John of Capistrano, Priest

    10/22/2015 8:19:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-23-15 | Revised New American Bible
    October 23, 2015 Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rom 7:18-25a Brothers and sisters:I know that good does not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh.The willing is ready at hand, but doing the good is not.For I do not do the good I want,but I do the evil I do not want.Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it,but sin that dwells in me.So, then, I discover the principlethat when I want to do right, evil is at hand.For I take delight in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-22-15, OM, St. John Paul II, Pope

    10/21/2015 9:16:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-22-15 | Revised New American Bible
    October 22, 2015 Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rom 6:19-23 Brothers and sisters:I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your nature.For just as you presented the parts of your bodies as slaves to impurityand to lawlessness for lawlessness,so now present them as slaves to righteousness for sanctification.For when you were slaves of sin, you were free from righteousness.But what profit did you get thenfrom the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.But now that you have been freed from sin and have...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-21-15, OM, St. Margaret Clitheroe

    10/20/2015 9:09:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-21-15 | Revised New American Bible
    October 21, 2015 Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rom 6:12-18 Brothers and sisters:Sin must not reign over your mortal bodiesso that you obey their desires.And do not present the parts of your bodies to sinas weapons for wickedness,but present yourselves to God as raised from the dead to lifeand the parts of your bodies to Godas weapons for righteousness. For sin is not to have any power over you,since you are not under the law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the lawbut under grace? Of course...