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  • Desiderio Desideravi - Another Liturgical Stink Bomb

    06/30/2022 2:56:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Restore DC Catholicism ^ | June 29, 2022 | Restore DC Catholicism
    Desiderio Desideravi - Another Liturgical Stink Bomb It was just released today, the Feast Day of Sts Peter and Paul. Courtesy of Rorate Caeli, I can link to the English text as it appears on the Vatican site. The first 30 sections are basically fluff, but then the real poison becomes apparent in Section 31. He said, "I do not see how it is possible to say that one recognizes the validity of the Council — though it amazes me that a Catholic might presume not to do so — and at the same time not accept the liturgical...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Inconsistencies: A Tale of Two Bishops

    06/30/2022 2:46:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | June 29, 2022 | Edward Pentin
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Inconsistencies: A Tale of Two BishopsThe contrasting handling of the cases of Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres of Arecibo, Puerto Rico and Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville, Tennessee have prompted calls for more transparency and more coherent standards for disciplining bishops.VATICAN CITY — The contrasting recent handling by the Vatican of two bishops has highlighted concerns about discrepancies in the disciplining of bishops, with no explanation available why one of the two bishop was dismissed while the other has been allowed to remain in office.The two cases involve Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, whom Francis...
  • Gospel of Mark Ch. 5 ad 1 John Ch. 4

    06/30/2022 2:35:45 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On
    "When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole." "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God." "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis doubles down on restrictions of the Latin Mass in new letter

    06/30/2022 2:21:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 29, 2022 | David McLoone
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis doubles down on restrictions of the Latin Mass in new letter'I do not see how it is possible to say that one recognizes the validity of the [Second Vatican] Council – though it amazes me that a Catholic might presume to do so – and at the same time not accept the liturgical reform born out of Sacrosanctum Concilium,' Pope Francis wrote.VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis has released a new apostolic letter on the liturgy, reaffirming his restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass while promoting the reformed liturgy as “the unique expression of the lex...
  • Daily Mass Gospel Reflection- Paralyzing sin

    06/30/2022 12:17:39 PM PDT · by MurphsLaw
    Word on Fire Ministry ^ | 06.30.22 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 9:1-8 Friends, in today’s Gospel, the Lord heals a paralytic after first forgiving his sins. Jesus’ initial words to this paralyzed man are, "Your sins are forgiven." Why does God forgive our sins? Because he wants us alive, he wants us moving, he wants us in action, realizing what we can be. Jesus comes to liberate us for deeper life, to open a new future to us. Sin is a refusal to live according to God’s purposes and desires. Our obsession with past sins paralyzes us. God is opposed to this obsession with the...
  • The Bible In Paintings: ELISHA'S MANY, MANY MIRACLES, Part 4

    06/30/2022 6:19:15 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 23 replies
    The Bible In Paintings 2 ENCOURAGEMENT FOR APPRECIATING AND APPLYING GOD'S MESSAGE 2nd KINGS CHAPTERS 6-7, 13 Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard. This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, “Will you not tell me which of us is on the side of the king of Israel?” Said one of his officers, “Elisha tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom.” “Go, find out where he is,” the king...
  • Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem(6/30/22)[Prayer]

    06/30/2022 5:44:32 AM PDT · by left that other site · 14 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/30/22 | left that other site
    IPray For The Peace of JerusalemGenesis 29Jacob Arrives in Paddan Aram 29 Then Jacob continued on his journey and came to the land of the eastern peoples. 2 There he saw a well in the open country, with three flocks of sheep lying near it because the flocks were watered from that well. The stone over the mouth of the well was large. 3 When all the flocks were gathered there, the shepherds would roll the stone away from the well’s mouth and water the sheep. Then they would return the stone to its place over the mouth of the...
  • DAY 478: GOD’S MEASURE OF SUCCESS - Devotional

    06/30/2022 5:09:48 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    The Return ^ | June 29, 2022
    Success in God’s eyes is being totally fulfilled in ministering to him. Such servants aren’t striving to “make it” or seeking earthly security. They only want to know their Lord and to minister to him. Think about the 100 prophets hidden by Obadiah (see 1 Kings 18:4). They lived an isolated existence in caves during a severe famine for probably three to four years. These men had no outside ministry. They were completely out of the public’s view, likely forgotten by most people. They couldn’t even share in Elijah’s victory on Mount Carmel. No doubt, the world would call them...
  • June 30 - Two Groups - Devotional

    06/30/2022 5:04:26 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Gracetoyou.org ^ | 2008 | John Macarthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it’” (Matthew 7:13–14). “Many” and “few” describe two groups of people. Those who enter through the wide gate and travel the broad way, toward the destination of destruction, are many. They include pagans and nominal Christians, atheists and religionists, theists and humanists, Jews and Gentiles—every person from every age, background, persuasion, and circumstance...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 30-June-2022

    06/30/2022 4:49:01 AM PDT · by annalex · 11 replies
    30 June 2022Thursday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Nonnberg Abbey, Salzburg Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: Green.First readingAmos 7:10-17 ©The Lord took me from herding the flock and sent me to prophesyAmaziah the priest of Bethel sent word to Jeroboam king of Israel as follows. ‘Amos is plotting against you in the heart of the House of Israel; the country can no longer tolerate what he keeps saying. For this is what he says, “Jeroboam is going to die by the sword, and Israel go into exile far from its country.”’ To Amos, Amaziah said, ‘Go away, seer;’ get back...
  • PROFITING FROM PROVERBS – 6/30/2022

    06/29/2022 11:35:09 PM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 6 replies
    King James Bible | 6/30/2022 | pilgrimsprogress
    “Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell” (Proverbs 30:4).
  • America Prayer Vigil - 6/30/22 [Prayer]

    06/29/2022 8:23:44 PM PDT · by Hiskid · 23 replies
    6/30/22 | Hiskid
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14
  • Japanese Catholic Toils 40 Years on World's Tallest Marian Statue

    06/29/2022 6:06:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    UCANews ^ | 6/23/22
    An elderly Catholic sculptor in Nagasaki, Japan, is all set to complete and install the world’s tallest wooden statue of the Virgin Mary after four decades of time, energy and money. Eiji Oyamatsu, 88, a Catholic from Fujisawa, Kanagawa prefecture, will unveil the 10-meter wooden statue of Mary with the child Jesus at the end of June, reported Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. The statue pays tribute to thousands of Christian martyrs of Nagasaki in the 17th century. The single-handed effort by Oyamatsu encouraged a group of volunteers to form the Citizens’ Association for Minami-Shimabara World Heritage in 2018. The group...
  • Bishop of Oxford [UK] Adds Climate Change Questions to Baptismal Liturgy

    06/29/2022 5:55:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Anglican Ink ^ | 6/23/22 | George Conger
    The Bishop of Oxford has added a sixth question to the Church of England’s baptismal rite, calling upon the newly baptized to “strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the Earth”. In his 11 June 2022 address to the diocesan synod, the Rt. Rev. Steven Croft, spoke at length of what he saw as a “climate crisis” facing the world. Bishop Croft noted: “We see the consequences of environmental catastrophe everywhere. Climate change is a lived reality now the whole world over,” noting the South African diocese of Kimberly and Kuruman had been...
  • Justice Sotomayor Laments Crumbling ‘Separation Between Church and State’ in Religious Schools Dissent

    06/29/2022 5:48:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/23/22 | Matt Lamb
    ‘The founders believed in religious freedom, not religious suppression and persecution,’ conservative filmmaker Trevor Loudon responded.WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is concerned that the “separation between church and state” is falling apart. She shared those concerns in her dissent Tuesday in Carson v. Makin, a Supreme Court (SCOTUS) case about a Maine school choice program that prohibited parents from using vouchers to send kids to religious schools. SCOTUS ruled that the Maine program violated the Free Exercise Clause of the Constitution. “This Court continues to dismantle the wall of separation between church and state that the...
  • Can Laity Preach at Mass? Chicago Parish Offers Pulpit to Same-Sex Couple

    06/29/2022 5:41:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 6/22/22 | Jonah McKeown
    A Chicago Catholic parish is facing questions after the pastor allowed a couple in a same-sex marriage to offer a “reflection” in lieu of the homily at a June 19 Mass. The parish, Old St. Patrick’s, is a historic and prominent parish on Chicago’s west loop. The priest celebrating the Mass, Father Joe Roccasalva, introduced the two men immediately after proclaiming the Gospel and said they were to give a Father’s Day “Gospel reflection.” According to canon law, laypeople are not allowed to preach homilies during Mass — only the ordained, meaning priests, bishops, and deacons, are allowed to do...
  • In defiance of US bishops, Nancy Pelosi receives Communion at the Vatican

    06/29/2022 3:57:18 PM PDT · by Robwin · 45 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 06/29/2022 | Claire Giangravé
    VATICAN CITY (RNS) — In defiance of some U.S. bishops, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reportedly received Communion during a Mass presided over by Pope Francis on Wednesday (June 29) for the celebration of the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced June 1 that the Catholic congresswoman is banned from receiving Communion in her home diocese of San Francisco due to her abortion rights stance. Since then, she has been barred from receiving the sacrament in four dioceses.Pelosi called the recent pronouncement by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade an “outrageous and heart-wrenching”...
  • Video shows man smashing Bellevue church doors, spray painting walls in broad daylight

    06/29/2022 3:25:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    FOX NEWS 13 SEATTLE ^ | June 29, 2022 | Matthew Smith
    BELLEVUE, Wash. - A 31-year-old man was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly threw rocks, spray-painted and broke glass at St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue. The suspect was caught on camera throwing a rock repeatedly at a door inside a pastoral office, before kicking and punching the glass in. A woman was inside praying and tried to talk to the man, before locking herself inside as he continued to spray paint the rock wall outside the building. He was chased off by an employee, but not before throwing a rock at him and spray-painted him across...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Apostolic Letter Desiderio desideravi: An Admission of Failure

    06/29/2022 3:05:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 29, 2022 | Matthew Hazell
    [Catholic Caucus] Apostolic Letter Desiderio desideravi: An Admission of Failure Contemporary results of liturgical formation in the Novus Ordo, February 2022 (Holy Family, Inverness, Archdiocese of Chicago, USA) I do not see how it is possible to say that one recognizes the validity of the Council — though it amazes me that a Catholic might presume not to do so — and at the same time not accept the liturgical reform born out of Sacrosanctum Concilium... (Desiderio desideravi, 31)So writes Pope Francis in his Apostolic Letter Desiderio desideravi, released today, on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, which...
  • Gospel of Mark Ch. 4 and 1 John Ch. 3

    06/29/2022 2:52:20 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 1 replies
    "The sower soweth the word." "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." "And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And...