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  • The Many Meanings of January 1st - A Homily

    01/01/2020 7:47:33 AM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-31-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on December 31, 2019December 31, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope The Many Meanings of January 1st – A Homily This feast day of January 1st is a very complex tapestry, both culturally and liturgically. Perhaps we can use the second reading by St. Paul to the Galatians as a way to weave through some of the many details. We can look at it in three parts.I. The chronology of our celebration – The text from St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians says, When the fullness of time had come …Most people in the wider culture and in the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-01-20, SOL, The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

    12/31/2019 8:27:43 PM PST · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-01-20 | Revised New American Bible
    January 1 2020 Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God Reading 1 NM 6:22-27 The LORD said to Moses: Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites. Say to them: The LORD bless you and keep you! The LORD let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace! So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites, and I will bless them." Responsorial Psalm PS 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 R. (2a) May God bless us...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-12-19, FEAST, Our Lady of Guadalupe

    12/11/2019 8:25:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-12-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 12 2019 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Reading 1 Zec 2:14-17 Sing and rejoice, O daughter Zion! See, I am coming to dwell among you, says the LORD.Many nations shall join themselves to the LORD on that day,and they shall be his people,and he will dwell among you,and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you.The LORD will possess Judah as his portion in the holy land,and he will again choose Jerusalem.Silence, all mankind, in the presence of the LORD!For he stirs forth from his holy dwelling. Or Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10abGod's...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-09-19, SOL, The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    12/08/2019 9:49:48 PM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-09-19 | Revised New American Bible
    December 9 2019 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Gn 3:9-15, 20 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to the man 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 meshe gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it.The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-21-19, M, The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    11/20/2019 8:52:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-21-19 | Revised New American Bible
    November 21 2019 Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 1 Mc 2:15-29 The officers of the king in charge of enforcing the apostasycame to the city of Modein to organize the sacrifices.Many of Israel joined them,but Mattathias and his sons gathered in a group apart.Then the officers of the king addressed Mattathias:"You are a leader, an honorable and great man in this city,supported by sons and kin.Come now, be the first to obey the king's command,as all the Gentiles and the men of Judahand those who are left in Jerusalem have done.Then you and...
  • Solemn Pontifical Mass in Washington D.C. Seeks to Unify Catholics

    10/30/2019 10:56:48 AM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-29-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on October 29, 2019October 30, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope Solemn Pontifical Mass in Washington D.C. Seeks to Unify Catholics I am pleased to announce that a Solemn Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be offered by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 10:00 AM at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Further details appear at the bottom of the post, but first allow me to provide some background.There is great diversity in the Catholic world. I am sometimes amazed when I look out at my...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-07-19, M, Our Lady of the Rosary

    10/06/2019 10:32:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-07-19 | Revised New American Bible
    October 7 2019 Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary Reading 1 Jon 1:12:1-2, 11 This is the word of the LORD that came to Jonah, son of Amittai: "Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and preach against it;their wickedness has come up before me."But Jonah made ready to flee to Tarshish away from the LORD.He went down to Joppa, found a ship going to Tarshish,paid the fare, and went aboard to journey with them to Tarshish,away from the LORD. The LORD, however, hurled a violent wind upon the sea,and in the furious tempest that arosethe ship...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-12-19, OM, Most Holy Name of Mary

    09/11/2019 10:48:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-12-19 | Revised New American Bible
    September 12 2019 Thursday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Col 3:12-17 Brothers and sisters:Put on, as Gods chosen ones, holy and beloved,heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,bearing with one another and forgiving one another,if one has a grievance against another;as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.And over all these put on love,that is, the bond of perfection.And let the peace of Christ control your hearts,the peace into which you were also called in one Body.And be thankful.Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,as in all wisdom you teach...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-22-19, M, The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/21/2019 10:15:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-22-19 | Revised New American Bible
    August 22 2019 Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Jgs 11:29-39a The Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah.He passed through Gilead and Manasseh,and through Mizpah-Gilead as well,and from there he went on to the Ammonites.Jephthah made a vow to the LORD."If you deliver the Ammonites into my power," he said,"whoever comes out of the doors of my houseto meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonitesshall belong to the LORD.I shall offer him up as a burnt offering." Jephthah then went on to the Ammonites to fight against them,and the LORD...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Biblical Roots of the Assumption of Mary

    08/15/2019 8:09:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-14-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on August 14, 2019August 14, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope The Biblical Roots of the Assumption of Mary While the actual event of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven is not recorded in the Scriptures, there is a biblical basis for the teaching that, considered as a whole, confirms Catholic teaching as both fitting and in keeping with biblical principles. Let’s ponder this feast in stages:The Assumption Explained – To be “assumed” means to be taken up by God bodily into Heaven. As far back as the Church can remember we have celebrated the fact that Mary was...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-15-19, SOL, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/14/2019 10:23:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-15-19 | Revised New American Bible
    August 15 2019 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab God's temple in heaven was opened,and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,with the moon under her feet,and on her head a crown of twelve stars.She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.Then another sign appeared in the sky;it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns,and on its heads were seven diadems.Its tail...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-05-19, OM, Ded. of Basilica of St. Mary Major

    08/04/2019 9:43:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-05-19 | Revised New American Bible
    August 5 2019 Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Nm 11:4b-15 The children of Israel lamented,Would that we had meat for food!We remember the fish we used to eat without cost in Egypt,and the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks,the onions, and the garlic.But now we are famished;we see nothing before us but this manna. Manna was like coriander seed and had the color of resin.When they had gone about and gathered it up,the people would grind it between millstones or pound it in a mortar,then cook it in a pot and make it into loaves,which...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-26-19, M, Sts. Joachim and Anne, Parents of the BVM

    07/26/2019 1:46:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-26-19 | Revised New American Bible
    July 26 2019 Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-16-19, OM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    07/15/2019 11:45:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-16-19 | Revised New American Bible
    July 16 2019 Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 2:1-15a A certain man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman,who conceived and bore a son.Seeing that he was a goodly child, she hid him for three months.When she could hide him no longer, she took a papyrus basket,daubed it with bitumen and pitch,and putting the child in it,placed it among the reeds on the river bank.His sister stationed herself at a distanceto find out what would happen to him. Pharaoh's daughter came down to the river to bathe,while her maids walked along...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-31-19, FEAST, The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/30/2019 8:55:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-31-19 | Revised New American Bible
    May 31 2019 Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Zep 3:14-18a Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! Sing joyfully, O Israel! Be glad and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The LORD has removed the judgment against you, he has turned away your enemies; The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst, you have no further misfortune to fear. On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem: Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged! The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior; He will rejoice over...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Our Lady of Lourdes, 02-11-19

    02/11/2019 10:16:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 02-11-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Image: Our Lady of Lourdes in Rosary Square Lourdes | Jos Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro Our Lady of Lourdes The Story of Our Lady of Lourdes On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in the apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus. A little more than three years later, on February 11, 1858, a young lady appeared to Bernadette Soubirous. This began a series of visions. During the apparition on March 25, the lady identified herself with the words: I am the Immaculate Conception. Bernadette was a sickly child of poor parents....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-11-19, OM, Our Lady of Lourdes

    02/10/2019 11:39:13 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-11-19 | Revised New American Bible
    February 11 2019 Monday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn1:1-19 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw how good the light was. God then separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." Thus evening came, and morning followedthe first day. Then God said, "Let there be a dome in the middle...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Mary, Mother of God, 01-01-19

    01/01/2019 6:09:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-01-19 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: The Virgin and Child (The Madonna of the Book) | Sandro Botticelli. Mary, Mother of God Saint of the Day for January 1 The Story of Mary, Mother of God Marys divine motherhood broadens the Christmas spotlight. Mary has an important role to play in the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. She consents to Gods invitation conveyed by the angel (Luke 1:26-38). Elizabeth proclaims: Most blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Rich Tapestry Faith On New Years Day

    01/01/2019 7:45:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-01-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Rich Tapestry Faith On New Year's Day Msgr. Charles Pope • December 31, 2018 • The feast day of January 1st is a very complex tapestry, both culturally and liturgically. Perhaps we can use the second reading by St. Paul to the Galatians as a way to weave through some of the many details. We can look at it in three parts.I. The chronology of our celebration– The text from St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians says, When the fullness of time had come …Most people are going about today saying, “Happy New Year!” And rightfully so, for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-01-19, SOL, The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

    12/31/2018 7:53:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-01-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 1 2019 The Octave Day of ChristmasSolemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God Reading 1 Nm 6:22-27 The LORD said to Moses: "Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites.Say to them:The LORD bless you and keep you!The LORD let his face shine uponyou, and be gracious to you!The LORD look upon you kindly andgive you peace!So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites, and I will bless them." Responsorial Psalm Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8. R. (2a) May God bless us in his mercy.May...