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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-24-19, Mass in the Morning

    12/23/2019 9:26:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-24-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 24 2019 Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Advent - Mass in the Morning Reading 1 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 When King David was settled in his palace,and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every side,he said to Nathan the prophet,"Here I am living in a house of cedar,while the ark of God dwells in a tent!" Nathan answered the king,"Go, do whatever you have in mind,for the LORD is with you." But that night the LORD spoke to Nathan and said:"Go, tell my servant David, 'Thus says the LORD:Should you build...
  • A Late Advent Message From the Lord

    12/23/2019 9:10:28 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-22-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on December 22, 2019December 21, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope A Late Advent Message From the Lord The Prophet Isaiah, by Lorenzo Monaco (1405-10) As the end of Advent approaches, the Office of Readings features some final admonitions from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah. On the one hand they console; on the other, they challenge us to remain firm.Isaiah addressed a people in exile who still awaited the first coming of the Lord. Today, these texts speak to us in difficult times when, exiled from Heaven, we await His magnificent Second Coming.Let’s look at these admonitions from...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-23-19, OM, St. John of Kanty, Priest

    12/22/2019 10:12:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 24 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-23-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 23 2019 Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent 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,1And 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 Levi,Refining them like gold or like...
  • Crisis At Christmas - A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent

    12/22/2019 10:32:57 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-21-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on December 21, 2019December 21, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope Crisis At Christmas - A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent Today’s Gospel gives us some background for the Christmas feast that we need to take to heart. It speaks to us of a crisis at Christmas.We tend to sentimentalize the Christmas story as we think of the baby Jesus in the manger. It is not absolutely wrong to be sentimental, but we must also be prayerfully sober about how difficult that first Christmas was, and about the heroic virtue required of Mary and Joseph in order...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-22-19, Fourth Sunday of Advent

    12/21/2019 7:58:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-22-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 22 2019 Fourth Sunday of Advent Reading 1 Is 7:10-14 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying: Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God; let it be deep as the netherworld, or high as the sky!But Ahaz answered,"I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!"Then Isaiah said:Listen, O house of David!Is it not enough for you to weary people, must you also weary my God?Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel. Responsorial Psalm Ps 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6. R. (7c and...
  • "Dreaming of a Savior" (Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent, on Matthew 1:18-25)

    12/21/2019 7:16:51 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 22, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Dreaming of a Savior (Matthew 1:18-25) The ancient Romans had a saying, Nomen est omen. Nomen est omen, which means, The name, nomen, is a sign, an omen. In other words, a persons name will sometimes, mysteriously, be a sign of whats to come for that person. For example, if a babys name is George, which means, one who works the ground, and that child grows up to be a farmer, well, thats a case of Nomen est omen. The name is a sign of the future for that person. That saying holds true in our text today, in a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-21-19, OM, St. Peter Canisius

    12/20/2019 10:12:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-21-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 21 2019 Saturday of the Third Week of Advent Reading 1 Sg 2:8-14 Hark! my loverhere he comesspringing across the mountains,leaping across the hills.My lover is like a gazelleor a young stag.Here he stands behind our wall,gazing through the windows,peering through the lattices.My lover speaks; he says to me,"Arise, my beloved, my dove, my beautiful one,and come!"For see, the winter is past,the rains are over and gone.The flowers appear on the earth,the time of pruning the vines has come,and the song of the dove is heard in our land.The fig tree puts forth its figs,and the vines, in...
  • "Once He Came in Blessing" (Advent sermon on LSB hymn 333)

    12/20/2019 11:25:46 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 18, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Once He Came in Blessing (LSB 333) Today were going to take a look at an Advent hymn, one that delivers the goods as far as conveying the message of Advent. Its the hymn, Once He Came in Blessing, hymn 333 in Lutheran Service Book. So please turn there. Before we get to the various stanzas, let me tell you first a little about the hymns history and its author. And theres only a little to tell. The author was a man by the name of Johann Horn, and he lived around the same time as Luther. He was a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-20-19

    12/19/2019 9:50:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-20-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 20 2019 Friday of the Third Week of Advent Reading 1 Is 7:10-14 The LORD spoke to Ahaz:Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God;let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky!But Ahaz answered,"I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!" Then Isaiah said:Listen, O house of David! Is it not enough for you to weary men,must you also weary my God? Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,and shall name him Emmanuel. Responsorial Psalm Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 R.(see 7c...
  • -Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-19-19

    12/18/2019 8:52:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-19-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 19 2019 Thursday of the Third Week of Advent Reading 1 Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a There was a certain man from Zorah, of the clan of the Danites,whose name was Manoah. His wife was barren and had borne no children. An angel of the LORD appeared to the woman and said to her,Though you are barren and have had no children,yet you will conceive and bear a son. Now, then, be careful to take no wine or strong drinkand to eat nothing unclean.As for the son you will conceive and bear,no razor shall touch his head,for this boy is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-18-19

    12/17/2019 8:51:24 PM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-18-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 18 2019 Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent Reading 1 Jer 23:5-8 Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD,when I will raise up a righteous shoot to David;As king he shall reign and govern wisely,he shall do what is just and right in the land.In his days Judah shall be saved,Israel shall dwell in security.This is the name they give him:"The LORD our justice." Therefore, the days will come, says the LORD,when they shall no longer say, "As the LORD lives,who brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt";but rather, "As the LORD...
  • What are the "O Antiphons"?

    12/17/2019 7:43:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies
    CERC.org ^ | 2003 | Fr. William Saunders
    FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS What are the "O Antiphons"? The O Antiphons refer to the seven antiphons that are recited (or chanted) preceding the Magnificat during Vespers of the Liturgy of the Hours. They cover the special period of Advent preparation known as the Octave before Christmas, Dec. 17-23, with Dec. 24 being Christmas Eve and Vespers for that evening being for the Christmas Vigil.The exact origin of the O Antiphons is not known. Boethius (c. 480-524) made a slight reference to them, thereby suggesting their presence at that time. At the Benedictine abbey of Fleury (now Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire), these antiphons...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-17-19

    12/16/2019 8:35:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-17-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 17 2019 Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent Reading 1 Gn 49:2, 8-10 Jacob called his sons and said to them:"Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob,listen to Israel, your father. "You, Judah, shall your brothers praiseyour hand on the neck of your enemies;the sons of your father shall bow down to you.Judah, like a lion's whelp,you have grown up on prey, my son.He crouches like a lion recumbent,the king of beastswho would dare rouse him?The scepter shall never depart from Judah,or the mace from between his legs,While tribute is brought to him,and he receives the people's homage."...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-16-19

    12/15/2019 7:43:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-16-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 16 2019 Monday of the Third Week of Advent Reading 1 Nm 24:2-7, 15-17a When Balaam raised his eyes and saw Israel encamped, tribe by tribe,the spirit of God came upon him,and he gave voice to his oracle: The utterance of Balaam, son of Beor,the utterance of a man whose eye is true,The utterance of one who hears what God says,and knows what the Most High knows,Of one who sees what the Almighty sees,enraptured, and with eyes unveiled:How goodly are your tents, O Jacob;your encampments, O Israel!They are like gardens beside a stream,like the cedars planted by the...
  • The Perfect Gift: A Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Advent

    12/15/2019 9:50:54 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-14-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Perfect Gift: A Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Advent. What is the perfect gift? We tend to answer this question more in terms of what we want, but today’s Gospel teaches us that the perfect gift is what God is offering. One of the goals of the spiritual journey is to come to value, more than our latest desire, more than our perceived need—more than all else—what God offers.In reviewing today’s Gospel, I am going to take a stance regarding St. John the Baptist that I realize is not without controversy. The Gospel opens with John (who...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-15-19, Third Sunday of Advent -- Guadete Sunday

    12/14/2019 7:35:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-15-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 15 2019 Third Sunday of Advent Reading 1 Is 35:1-6a, 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 the blind be opened,the ears...
  • "What Do You Expect?" (Sermon for the Third Sunday in Advent, on Matthew 11:2-15)

    12/14/2019 6:51:49 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 15, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    What Do You Expect? (Matthew 11:2-15) What you expect and when you expect it will determine, to a large extent, whether you are satisfied or disappointed. For example, suppose that for Christmas your true love promises to give to you twelve drummers drumming, eleven pipers piping, ten lords a-leaping, and so on, all the way down to three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree. But now suppose that at the end of the day on December 25 all youve received is the partridge in the pear tree. Youre a little disappointed. Maybe you ask...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-14-19, M, St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church

    12/13/2019 10:04:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-14-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 14 2019 Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church 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...
  • Advent song and video- timely.

    12/13/2019 9:09:54 PM PST · by solver · 1 replies
    Original song ^ | 10, 2016 | Mike Capone
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rqUM83DphpQ
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-13-19, M, St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

    12/12/2019 9:32:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-13-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 13 2019 Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr 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 follow...