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  • My Catholic Life!: Christ All Around Us - Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - Catholic Caucus/Devotional

    02/01/2023 7:12:17 AM PST · by fidelis · 2 replies
    My Catholic Life (YouTube) ^ | February 1, 2023 | My Catholic Life
    (Daily readings from the USCCB)“Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joseph and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. Mark 6:3After traveling throughout the countryside performing miracles, teaching the crowds and gaining many followers, Jesus returned to Nazareth where He grew up. Perhaps His disciples were excited to return with Jesus to His native place, thinking that His own townspeople would be overjoyed to see Jesus again because of the many stories of His miracles and authoritative teaching. But the disciples...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 1-February-2023

    02/01/2023 6:06:19 AM PST · by annalex · 12 replies
    1 February 2023Wednesday of week 4 in Ordinary Time Saint Brigid’s Cathedral, Kildare, Ireland Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Green. Year: A(I).First readingHebrews 12:4-7,11-15 ©God is training you as his sonsIn the fight against sin, you have not yet had to keep fighting to the point of death. Have you forgotten that encouraging text in which you are addressed as sons? My son, when the Lord corrects you, do not treat it lightly; but do not get discouraged when he reprimands you. For the Lord trains the ones that he loves and he punishes all those that he acknowledges as his...
  • My Catholic Life!: Fear Transformed by Faith - Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - Catholic Caucus/Devotional

    01/31/2023 7:22:46 AM PST · by fidelis · 3 replies
    My Catholic Life (YouTube) ^ | January 31, 2023 | My Catholic Life
    (Daily readings from the USCCB)While he was still speaking, people from the synagogue official’s house arrived and said, “Your daughter has died; why trouble the teacher any longer?” Disregarding the message that was reported, Jesus said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid; just have faith.” Mark 5:35–36This short line is one worth pondering every day. “Do not be afraid; just have faith.” This statement can apply to many situations we experience throughout our lives. It is a command of love from our Lord and is a command that we all need to hear, especially when hardships come our...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 31-January-2023

    01/31/2023 4:20:21 AM PST · by annalex · 14 replies
    31 January 2023 Saint John Bosco, Priest on Tuesday of week 4 in Ordinary Time St. John Bosco Church, Miami Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: White. Year: A(I).Readings for the feriaReadings for the memorialThese are the readings for the feriaFirst readingHebrews 12:1-4 ©We should keep running steadily in the race we have startedWith so many witnesses in a great cloud on every side of us, we too, then, should throw off everything that hinders us, especially the sin that clings so easily, and keep running steadily in the race we have started. Let us not lose sight of Jesus, who leads...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 30-January-2023

    01/30/2023 10:47:00 AM PST · by annalex · 11 replies
    30 January 2023 Monday of week 4 in Ordinary Time Assumption of the Virgin Catholic Church, Budslav, Ukraine Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Green. Year: A(I).First readingHebrews 11:32-40 ©The example of the Old Testament saintsGideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets – these were men who through faith conquered kingdoms, did what is right and earned the promises. They could keep a lion’s mouth shut, put out blazing fires and emerge unscathed from battle. They were weak people who were given strength, to be brave in war and drive back foreign invaders. Some came back to their wives from...
  • My Catholic Life!: Never Give Up on Another - Monday January 30, 2023 - Catholic Caucus/Devotional

    01/30/2023 7:21:14 AM PST · by fidelis · 6 replies
    My Catholic Life (YouTube) ^ | January 30, 2017 | My Catholic Life
    (Daily readings from the USCCB)“What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me!” (He had been saying to him, “Unclean spirit, come out of the man!”) He asked him, “What is your name?” He replied, “Legion is my name. There are many of us.” Mark 5:7–9To most people, such an encounter would be terrifying. This man whose words are recorded above was possessed by a multitude of demons. He lived on the hillsides among various caves by the sea, and no one wanted to go near...
  • My Catholic Life!: The Journey to Perfection - Sunday, January 29, 2023 - Catholic Caucus/Devotional

    01/29/2023 6:20:05 AM PST · by fidelis · 4 replies
    My Catholic Life (YouTube) ^ | January 29, 2023 | My Catholic Life
    (Daily readings from the USCCB)When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:1–3The Sermon on the Mount begins with today’s reading in Chapter Five of Matthew’s Gospel and continues through Chapter Seven. This beautiful sermon presents us with many familiar teachings of Jesus, such as the Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer and the Golden Rule. Jesus begins His sermon by going up a mountain and sitting down. The...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Sacred Page: Kingdom of the Humble Poor: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Ordinary Time

    01/28/2023 1:30:43 PM PST · by fidelis · 2 replies
    The Sacred Page Blog ^ | January 27, 2017 | Dr. John Bergsma
    Children play make-believe games in which they are royalty—kings and queens, princes and princesses—but one of the main attractions of this kind of fantasy play is the imagined wealth that goes along with it. Who would not like to wear the finest clothes, live in the finest dwellings, dine on the best food, and be waited on hand and foot by servants? This is our standard notion of what “royalty” involves, but in this Sunday’s readings Jesus inaugurates a new kingdom, the “kingdom of heaven,” in which the aristocrats are going to live a lifestyle completely opposite of Robin Leach’s...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 29-January-2023

    01/28/2023 5:43:51 AM PST · by annalex · 11 replies
    29 January 20234th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ara Coeli Church in Rome Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Green. Year: A(I).First readingZephaniah 2:3,3:12-13 ©In your midst I will leave a humble and lowly peopleSeek the Lord,all you, the humble of the earth,who obey his commands.Seek integrity,seek humility:you may perhaps find shelteron the day of the anger of the Lord.In your midst I will leavea humble and lowly people,and those who are left in Israel will seek refuge in the name of the Lord.They will do no wrong,will tell no lies;and the perjured tongue will no longerbe found in their mouths.But they will...
  • My Catholic Life!: Faith During the Storms of Life - Saturday, January 28, 2023 - Catholic Caucus/Devotional

    01/28/2023 5:23:24 AM PST · by fidelis · 3 replies
    My Catholic Life (YouTube) ^ | January 28, 2020 | My Catholic Life
    (Daily readings from the USCCB)Leaving the crowd, they took Jesus with them in the boat just as he was. And other boats were with him. A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already filling up. Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion. Mark 4:36–38Throughout our lives, we can be assured that at some point we will encounter a storm. Not just a physical storm but a spiritual one. It may come in the form of a tragic event, a deep wound inflicted by another, the effects of our own...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 28-January-2023

    01/28/2023 5:02:50 AM PST · by annalex · 13 replies
    28 January 2023Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor on Saturday of week 3 in Ordinary Time Saint Thomas Aquinas University Parish Charlottesville, VA Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: White. Year: A(I).Readings for the feriaReadings for the memorialThese are the readings for the feriaFirst readingHebrews 11:1-2,8-19 ©Abraham looked forward to a city founded, designed and built by GodOnly faith can guarantee the blessings that we hope for, or prove the existence of the realities that at present remain unseen. It was for faith that our ancestors were commended. It was by faith that Abraham obeyed the call to set out for a country...
  • Pope Benedict explains why he resigned in new letter

    01/27/2023 3:15:52 AM PST · by Gillibrand1 · 13 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 27/1/23 | CG
    Catholic Church: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI described why he resigned in a letter shortly before his death.
  • Pope Benedict Issues Warning From The Grave, Penned 16 Essays To Be Released Only After His Death Warns Of Radical Manipulation, Gender Ideology, Sexual Perversion At Catholic Seminaries, Western Authoritarianism And Other Grave Concerns

    01/27/2023 7:43:30 AM PST · by ebb tide · 44 replies
    100percentfedup ^ | January 24, 2023 | Heather Allen
    Pope Benedict Issues Warning From The Grave, Penned 16 Essays To Be Released Only After His Death Warns Of Radical Manipulation, Gender Ideology, Sexual Perversion At Catholic Seminaries, Western Authoritarianism And Other Grave ConcernsBeloved Pope Benedict XVI passed away at the age of 95 on New Year’s Eve but left a warning behind. A book of essays penned by the Pope was published in the wake of his death but largely suppressed in the West, likely because it issues a grave warning regarding propaganda and woke ideology infiltrating the West. Benedict’s essays were written to warn people, and Catholics in...
  • My Catholic Life!: Transformation in God’s Grace - Friday, January 27, 2023 - Catholic Caucus/Devotional

    01/27/2023 7:00:23 AM PST · by fidelis · 3 replies
    My Catholic Life (YouTube) ^ | January 27, 2017 | My Catholic Life
    (Daily readings from the USCCB)Jesus said to the crowds: “This is how it is with the Kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how. Mark 4:26–27It’s beautiful to reflect upon how the Word of God changes people’s lives. This short passage above analogizes the sharing of the Word of God with the planting of seed. The sower goes forth and scatters seed into the ground and then observes how that seed grows into...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 27-January-2023

    01/27/2023 4:23:15 AM PST · by annalex · 11 replies
    27 January 2023Friday of week 3 in Ordinary Time St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, Florissant, MO Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Green. Year: A(I).First readingHebrews 10:32-39 ©We are the sort who keep faithfulRemember all the sufferings that you had to meet after you received the light, in earlier days; sometimes by being yourselves publicly exposed to insults and violence, and sometimes as associates of others who were treated in the same way. For you not only shared in the sufferings of those who were in prison, but you happily accepted being stripped of your belongings, knowing that you owned something that...
  • "Never give up." ~ A review of Pelayo: King of Asturias by James Fitzhenry

    01/26/2023 2:25:34 PM PST · by Antoninus · 9 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | January 26, 2023 | Florentius
    Almost exactly 15 years ago, I received a book in the mail entitled El Cid: God's Own Champion. When first flipping through this book, I remember thinking to myself, "This probably won't be very good." After all, it was a work by an unknown author, meant for young readers, and self-published to boot. But as it turned out, I loved it. My kids have read it—even the one with dyslexia read and enjoyed it. Since I wrote the above-linked review in 2008, I have recommended El Cid to hundreds of people. A few years later, Mr. Fitzhenry published another equally...
  • My Catholic Life!: The Manifestation of Your Soul to All - Thursday, January 26, 2023 - Catholic Caucus/Devotional

    01/26/2023 8:11:31 AM PST · by fidelis · 2 replies
    My Catholic Life (YouTube) ^ | January 26, 2023 | My Catholic Life
    (Daily readings from the USCCB)“For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is secret except to come to light.” Mark 4:22What a fascinating little line in the Gospel for today! What does this line mean? Though many have offered various commentaries upon the meaning of this line, let’s turn to the Catechism of the Catholic Church for some insight:In the presence of Christ, who is Truth itself, the truth of each man's relationship with God will be laid bare. The Last Judgment will reveal even to its furthest consequences the good each person has done or failed...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 26-January-2023

    01/26/2023 5:17:26 AM PST · by annalex · 14 replies
    26 January 2023Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops on Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary Time Saint Titus Catholic Church, Aliquippa, PA 15001 Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: White. Year: A(I).Readings for the feriaReadings for the memorialThese are the readings for the feriaThe following reading is proper to the memorial, and must be used even if you have otherwise chosen to use the ferial readings.First reading2 Timothy 1:1-8 ©Fan into a flame the gift God gave youFrom Paul, appointed by God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus in his design to promise life in Christ Jesus; to Timothy, dear child of...
  • Pope Francis says homosexuality is ‘not a crime’ in interview with the Associated Press

    01/25/2023 10:08:30 AM PST · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 25, 2023 | Michael Haynes
    Pope Francis says homosexuality is ‘not a crime’ in interview with the Associated PressPope Francis appears to contradict the teaching of saints and Church Fathers in his latest comments regarding homosexuality.ANALYSISVATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — In a new interview conducted with the Associated Press, Pope Francis has once again issued brief, confusing comments on the issue of homosexuality, which seem to firmly contradict the Catholic Church’s teaching through the centuries.“Being homosexual is not a crime,” the Pontiff said, “but it’s a sin.”He made the remarks in a sit down interview he gave to the Associated Press (AP) on Tuesday, which was...
  • The AP Interview: Pope says homosexuality not a crime

    01/25/2023 8:26:45 AM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    AP News ^ | January 25, 2023 | Nicole Winfield
    The AP Interview: Pope says homosexuality not a crimePope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.“Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” Francis said during an exclusive interview Tuesday with The Associated Press.Francis acknowledged that Catholic bishops in some parts of the world support laws that criminalize homosexuality or discriminate against the LGBTQ community, and he himself referred to the issue in terms of “sin.” But he attributed such attitudes to cultural backgrounds, and said...