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  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-18-18, Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    11/17/2018 8:59:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies ^ | 11-18-18 | Revised New American Bible
    November 18, 2018 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dn 12:1-3 In those days, I Daniel, heard this word of the Lord:"At that time there shall ariseMichael, the great prince,guardian of your people;it shall be a time unsurpassed in distresssince nations began until that time.At that time your people shall escape,everyone who is found written in the book. "Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake;some shall live forever,others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace. "But the wise shall shine brightlylike the splendor of the firmament,and those who lead the many to...
  • The Generation Gap...Gender pt 1

    And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea,...
  • Italian Bishops Take Aim at Summorum Pontificum, Want Traditional Mass Abrogated

    11/17/2018 4:20:34 PM PST · by NRx · 8 replies
    1P5 ^ | 11-17-2018 | Steve Skojec
    ...Archbishop Redaelli, Bishop of Gorizia (whom we know received a degree in Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University) has asserted that the [1962] Missal of John XXIII was abrogated by Paul VI (contrary to what Benedict XVI said in the motu proprio), and thus, because the juridical premises on which Summorum Pontificum is based are in error, is without efficacy in the part in which it affirms the continuing validity of the [1962] Missal and its unchanged vigor today. For this reason, the motu proprio is a “nonsense” law and the “Tridentine” liturgy was not legitimately re-established by the...
  • Focusing on Heaven

    11/17/2018 7:23:31 AM PST · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "By faith [Abraham] lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise; for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God" (Heb. 11:9-10). Focusing on Heaven is the best way to endure difficulties on earth. Following God's call isn't always easy. He expects us to trust Him explicitly, yet doesn't ask our advice on decisions that may impact us dramatically. He doesn't tell us His specific plans at any given point in our lives. He...
  • Living in a World of Fools

    11/17/2018 7:23:05 AM PST · by metmom · 7 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Wisdom is too high for a fool” (Proverbs 24:7). A fool wants his own way. There’s no question in my mind that we live in a world of fools. In fact, everyone born into this world comes in with congenital foolishness—otherwise known as the sin nature. Proverbs 22:15 says, “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child.” Since we live in a world of fools, let’s look at a few of their characteristics. A fool denies God. Psalm 14:1 says, “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they have committed abominable...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-17-18, M, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious

    11/16/2018 10:39:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 11-17-18 | Revised New American Bible
    November 17, 2018 Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious Reading 1 3 Jn 5-8 Beloved, you are faithful in all you do for the brothers and sisters,especially for strangers;they have testified to your love before the Church.Please help them in a way worthy of God to continue their journey.For they have set out for the sake of the Nameand are accepting nothing from the pagans.Therefore, we ought to support such persons,so that we may be co-workers in the truth. Responsorial Psalm Ps 112:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.or:R. Alleluia.Blessed the man who fears...
  • The Book of Psalms

    11/16/2018 4:33:03 PM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/16/18 | The Bible Project
    The book of Psalms is the largest collection of poetry in the Bible. In this video we’ll explore the design shape and main themes of this marvelous book, which was crafted to be read from beginning to end. The Psalms are an invitation to a literary temple where you can meet with God and hear the entire biblical storyline retold in poetic form.
  • Stepping Out in Faith

    11/16/2018 3:26:39 AM PST · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going" (Heb. 11:8). The life of faith begins with a willingness to forsake everything that displeases God. Abraham is the classic example of the life of faith. As the father of the Jewish nation, he was the most strategic example of faith available to the writer of Hebrews. But the people to whom Hebrews was written needed to understand that Abraham was more than the father of their race;...
  • The Results of True Wisdom

    11/16/2018 3:26:10 AM PST · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “The seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace” (James 3:18). A wise life is a righteous life. Puritan minister Richard Baxter said, “Wisdom is honorable because it is the skill of doing good.” Like Baxter, James also sees a connection between wisdom and doing good. James 3:18 is in the present tense and literally reads, “The fruit of righteousness is being sown in peace by them that make peace.” At first glance it seems strange that James would say the “fruit of righteousness is being sown” because usually seed is sown. But harvested...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-16-18, OM, St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Gertrude, Virgin

    11/15/2018 9:02:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 11-16-18 | Revised New American Bible
    November 16, 2018 Friday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Jn 4-9 [Chosen Lady:]I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truthjust as we were commanded by the Father.But now, Lady, I ask you,not as though I were writing a new commandmentbut the one we have had from the beginning:let us love one another.For this is love, that we walk according to his commandments;this is the commandment, as you heard from the beginning,in which you should walk. Many deceivers have gone out into the world,those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ...
  • Rebuking the World

    11/15/2018 12:21:33 PM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "By faith Noah . . . condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith" (Heb 11:7). Your actions and words should rebuke our godless society. Genesis 6:5 says, "The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." Before moving in judgment against the most evil and corrupt society in history, God appointed Noah to build an ark, which became a symbol of life and salvation to all who believed God. For those who disbelieved, it...
  • The Qualities of True Wisdom

    11/15/2018 12:21:06 PM PST · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy” (James 3:17). True wisdom is evident in a person’s behavior. What is true wisdom? James answers that question in verse 17 by pointing out the characteristics or qualities of true wisdom. After purity, the next quality is “peaceable,” which means “peace loving” or “peace promoting.” It refers to someone who doesn’t create confusion or disorder. He doesn’t promote himself or compromise truth but makes peace. True wisdom is also “gentle.” A gentle person will submit to dishonor, disgrace, mistreatment, and...
  • Please pray for my daughter and me

    11/15/2018 6:03:06 AM PST · by firebrand · 170 replies
    Nov. 15, 2018 | me
    My daughter is in the hospital on the other side of the country from me with what seems to me to be an undiagnosed illness, possibly liver disease. She had to be taken there yesterday by ambulance from a motel where she is staying because she could no longer walk or keep liquids down. She has not eaten any food in a month. I don't know what to do if they release her. It sounds like she needs home care or a nursing home. She is too ill to travel. Please ask the Lord to find an answer to this.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-15-18, OM, St. Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor/Church

    11/14/2018 11:56:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 11-15-18 | Revised New American Bible
    November 15, 2018 Thursday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Phmn 7-20 Beloved:I have experienced much joy and encouragement from your love,because the hearts of the holy oneshave been refreshed by you, brother.Therefore, although I have the full right in Christto order you to do what is proper,I rather urge you out of love,being as I am, Paul, an old man,and now also a prisoner for Christ Jesus.I urge you on behalf of my child Onesimus,whose father I have become in my imprisonment,who was once useless to you but is now useful to both you and...
  • High Mass (Orthodox Western Rite)

    11/14/2018 5:47:32 PM PST · by NRx · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-31-2018 | St. Patrick's Church
    High Mass served according to the Orthodox Western Rite in a parish of the Antochian Orthodox Church. This appears to be the pre-Vatican II Roman Catholic Rite with only a few minor changes in order to render it acceptable for Orthodox Christian worship. The Creed will be recited in its original form sans the Filioque and I believe a slightly reinforced epiclesis was added. But otherwise this is the Tridentine Mass. (English 1hr 5 mins}
  • Building a Picture of Salvation

    11/14/2018 4:12:09 AM PST · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household" (Heb. 11:7). The ark is a beautiful picture of salvation by grace through faith. God called Noah to a gargantuan task. Conservative figures estimate that the ark was about 438 feet long, 73 feet wide, and 44 feet high. That makes it almost one-and-a-half times the length of a football field and more than four stories high. Its three decks totaled almost 96,000 square feet with a total volume of about 1.3 million cubic feet. Naval engineers...
  • The Motive for True Wisdom

    11/14/2018 4:11:43 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “The wisdom from above is first pure” (James 3:17). A pure life is necessary for a wise life. A person whose life is characterized by true wisdom will seek to be pure. The Greek word translated “pure” in James 3:17 refers to spiritual integrity and moral sincerity. It is freedom from bitter jealousy, selfish ambition, and arrogant self-promotion. Christ is the perfect example of purity (1 John 3:3). A true believer will have pure desires. The deepest part of him desires to do God’s will, serve God, and love God. In Romans 7:15-21 the apostle Paul testifies that when he...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-14-18

    11/13/2018 9:15:33 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 11-14-18 | Revised New American Bible
    November 14, 2018 Wednesday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ti 3:1-7 Beloved:Remind them to be under the control of magistrates and authorities,to be obedient, to be open to every good enterprise.They are to slander no one, to be peaceable, considerate,exercising all graciousness toward everyone.For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, deluded,slaves to various desires and pleasures,living in malice and envy,hateful ourselves and hating one another. But when the kindness and generous loveof God our savior appeared,not because of any righteous deeds we had donebut because of his mercy,he saved us through the bath of rebirthand...
  • Obeying Faith

    11/13/2018 6:54:56 PM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith" (Heb. 11:7). True faith works. When James said, "Faith without works is dead" (James 2:26), he stated a principle that's consistent throughout Scripture: True faith always produces righteous works. The people described in Hebrews 11 made their genuine faith known in the things they did. The same applies to us today. Paul said, "The grace of God has appeared,...
  • The Results of False Wisdom

    11/13/2018 6:54:31 PM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing” (James 3:16). False wisdom ruins lives. Renowned eighteenth-century theologian Jonathan Edwards said the following about the effect of the Fall on man: Sin, like some powerful astringent, contracted his soul to the very small dimensions of selfishness; and God was forsaken, and fellow-creatures forsaken, and man retired within himself, and became totally governed by narrow and selfish principles and feelings. Self-love became absolute master of his soul, and the more noble and spiritual principles of his being took wings and flew away. Edwards’s analysis certainly agrees with...