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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-22-20, FEAST, The Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle

    02/21/2020 10:06:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-22-20 | Revised New American Bible
    February 22 2020 Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle Reading 1 1 Pt 5:1-4 Beloved: I exhort the presbyters among you, as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christ and one who has a share in the glory to be revealed. Tend the flock of God in your midst, overseeing not by constraint but willingly, as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly. Do not lord it over those assigned to you, but be examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd is revealed, you will receive the unfading crown...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-21-20, OM, St. Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    02/20/2020 11:36:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-21-20 | Revised New American Bible
    February 21 2020 Friday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jas 2:14-24, 26 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.Indeed...
  • "Drive out the murderer Barsaumas!" ~ Saint Flavian and the Robber Council of Ephesus

    02/18/2020 10:33:01 AM PST · by Antoninus · 2 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | February 18, 2017 | Florentius
    The feast day of Saint Flavian, martyr, falls on February 18. Flavian was archbishop of Constantinople from AD 446 through 449. Though he lived long after the traditional age of Christian martyrs, Flavian is nonetheless accounted one of their number, though he was slain by men calling themselves Christians--indeed, he died either during or in the immediate aftermath of a Church Council. The deposition of Saint Flavian from Shea's The Pictorial Life of the Saints. As one of the principle parties at the so-called Robber Council of Ephesus, Flavian found himself on the wrong side of the powerful Patriarch of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-17-20, OM. The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order

    02/16/2020 11:03:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-17-20 | Revised New American Bible
    February 17 2020 Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jas 1:1-11 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the dispersion, greetings.Consider it all joy, my brothers and sisters, when you encounter various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. And let perseverance be perfect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it. But he...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-14-20, M, St. Cyril, Monk and St. Methodius, Bishop

    02/13/2020 11:22:54 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-14-20 | Revised New American Bible
    February 14 2020 Memorial of Saints Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop Reading 1 1 Kgs 11:29-32; 12:19 Jeroboam left Jerusalem, and the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite met him on the road. The two were alone in the area, and the prophet was wearing a new cloak. Ahijah took off his new cloak, tore it into twelve pieces, and said to Jeroboam:“Take ten pieces for yourself; the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘I will tear away the kingdom from Solomon’s grasp and will give you ten of the tribes. One tribe shall remain to him for the sake of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-11-20, OM, Our Lady of Lourdes

    02/10/2020 8:28:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 26 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-11-20 | Revised New American Bible
    February 11 2020 Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Kgs 8:22-23, 27-30 Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of the whole community of Israel, and stretching forth his hands toward heaven, he said, “LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below; you keep your covenant of mercy with your servants who are faithful to you with their whole heart.“Can it indeed be that God dwells on earth? If the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain you, how much less...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-10-20, M, St. Scholastica, Virgin

    02/09/2020 8:28:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-10-20 | Revised New American Bible
    February 10 2020 Memorial of Saint Scholastica, Virgin Reading 1 1 Kgs 8:1-7, 9-13 The elders of Israel and all the leaders of the tribes, the princes in the ancestral houses of the children of Israel, came to King Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD’s covenant from the City of David, which is Zion. All the people of Israel assembled before King Solomon during the festival in the month of Ethanim (the seventh month). When all the elders of Israel had arrived, the priests took up the ark; they carried the ark of the...
  • St. Valentine: The Real Story

    02/09/2020 8:46:41 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    CBN ^ | David Kithcart
    Flowers, candy, red hearts and romance. That's what Valentine's day is all about, right? Well, maybe not. The origin of this holiday for the expression of love really isn't romantic at all—at least not in the traditional sense. Father Frank O'Gara of Whitefriars Street Church in Dublin, Ireland, tells the real story of the man behind the holiday—St. Valentine. "He was a Roman Priest at a time when there was an emperor called Claudias who persecuted the church at that particular time," Father O'Gara explains. " He also had an edict that prohibited the marriage of young people. This was...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-08-20, OM, St. Jerome Emiliani, St. Josephine Bakhita, Virgin

    02/07/2020 10:26:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-08-20 | Revised New American Bible
    February 8, 2020 Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Kgs 3:4-13 Solomon went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, because that was the most renowned high place. Upon its altar Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings. In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night. God said, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.” Solomon answered: “You have shown great favor to your servant, my father David, because he behaved faithfully toward you, with justice and an upright heart; and you have continued this great favor toward him,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-06-20, M, St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs

    02/05/2020 9:10:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-06-20 | Revised New American Bible
    February 6, 2020 Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs Reading 1 1 Kgs 2:1-4, 10-12 When the time of David’s death drew near, he gave these instructions to his son Solomon: “I am going the way of all flesh. Take courage and be a man. Keep the mandate of the LORD, your God, following his ways and observing his statutes, commands, ordinances, and decrees as they are written in the law of Moses, that you may succeed in whatever you do, wherever you turn, and the LORD may fulfill the promise he made on my behalf when...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-05-20, M, St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr

    02/04/2020 9:29:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-05-20 | Revised New American Bible
    February 5, 2020 Memorial of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr Reading 1 2 Sm 24:2, 9-17 King David said to Joab and the leaders of the army who were with him, “Tour all the tribes in Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba and register the people, that I may know their number.” Joab then reported to the king the number of people registered: in Israel, eight hundred thousand men fit for military service; in Judah, five hundred thousand.Afterward, however, David regretted having numbered the people, and said to the LORD: “I have sinned grievously in what I have done. But...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-03-20, OM, St. Blaise, Bishop & Martyr, St. Ansgar, Bishop

    02/03/2020 3:12:17 AM PST · by Salvation · 26 replies
    USCCB.org/RNab ^ | 02-03-20 | Revised New American Bible
    February 3, 2020 Monday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Sm 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13 An informant came to David with the report, “The children of Israel have transferred their loyalty to Absalom.” At this, David said to all his servants who were with him in Jerusalem: “Up! Let us take flight, or none of us will escape from Absalom. Leave quickly, lest he hurry and overtake us, then visit disaster upon us and put the city to the sword.”As David went up the Mount of Olives, he wept without ceasing. His head was covered, and...
  • Perspectives on the Presentation—A Homily for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

    02/02/2020 9:30:36 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-01-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on February 1, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope Perspectives on the Presentation—A Homily for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord The liturgical focus of the Feast of the Presentation, which we celebrate today, is light. Christ is our light, and the people who walked in darkness have seen a great light! In the Gospel, Simeon holds the infant Jesus and calls Him “a light for revelation to the Gentiles.” Thus, this feast has long featured the carrying of candles by the faithful in procession and the blessing of candles. For this reason, the feast was often...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-02-20, FEAST, The Presentation of the Lord

    02/01/2020 8:33:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 24 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-02-20 | Revised New American Bible
    February 2, 2020   Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Reading 1 Mal 3:1-4 Thus says the Lord GOD: Lo, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me; And suddenly there will come to the temple the LORD whom you seek, And 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...
  • Saint Ignatius to Trajan: "You are in error when you call the dćmons of the nations gods."

    02/01/2020 12:42:44 PM PST · by Antoninus · 14 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | February 1, 2018 | Florentius
    "Pray without ceasing on behalf of other men...For cannot he that falls rise again?"~Saint Ignatius of Antioch Ignatius of Antioch is one of the earliest of the Church fathers who left significant writings behind. Born in the mid-First Century AD, it is believed that he, along with Polycarp, were disciples of Saint John the Evangelist. Ecclesiastical historians of the fourth and fifth centuries mention that Ignatius was consecrated bishop of Antioch by Saint Peter himself. His feast day, on the traditional calendar, is February 1. Ignatius was martyred during the reign of Trajan, thus sometime between AD 98 and 117....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-31-20, M, St. John Bosco, Priest

    01/30/2020 11:32:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-31-20 | Revised New American Bible
    January 31 2020 Memorial of St. John Bosco, Priest Reading 1 2 Sm 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17 At the turn of the year, when kings go out on campaign, David sent out Joab along with his officers and the army of Israel, and they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. David, however, remained in Jerusalem. One evening David rose from his siesta and strolled about on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing, who was very beautiful. David had inquiries made about the woman and was told, “She is Bathsheba, daughter of Eliam, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-28-20, M, St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church

    01/27/2020 10:16:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-28-20 | Revised New American Bible
    January 28 2020 Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 2 Sm 6:12b-15, 17-19 David went to bring up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the City of David amid festivities. As soon as the bearers of the ark of the LORD had advanced six steps, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling. Then David, girt with a linen apron, came dancing before the LORD with abandon, as he and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the LORD with shouts of joy and to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-27-20, OM, St. Angela Merici, Virgin

    01/26/2020 9:23:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-27-20 | Revised New American Bible
    January 27 2020 Monday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Sm 5:1-7, 10 All the tribes of Israel came to David in Hebron and said: “Here we are, your bone and your flesh. In days past, when Saul was our king, it was you who led the children of Israel out and brought them back. And the LORD said to you, ‘You shall shepherd my people Israel and shall be commander of Israel.’” When all the elders of Israel came to David in Hebron, King David made an agreement with them there before the LORD,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-25-20, FEAST, Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle

    01/24/2020 9:55:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 24 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-2-20 | Revised New American Bible
    January 25 2020 Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle Reading 1 Acts 22:3-16 Paul addressed the people in these words: “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city. At the feet of Gamaliel I was educated strictly in our ancestral law and was zealous for God, just as all of you are today. I persecuted this Way to death, binding both men and women and delivering them to prison. Even the high priest and the whole council of elders can testify on my behalf. For from them I even received...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-24-20, M, St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    01/24/2020 12:06:48 AM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-24-20 | Revised New American Bible
    January 24 2020 Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 1 Sm 24:3-21 Saul took three thousand picked men from all Israel and went in search of David and his men in the direction of the wild goat crags. When he came to the sheepfolds along the way, he found a cave, which he entered to relieve himself. David and his men were occupying the inmost recesses of the cave.David’s servants said to him, “This is the day of which the LORD said to you, ‘I will deliver your enemy into your...