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  • [Catholic Caucus] The Biblical Roots of the Assumption of Mary

    08/15/2017 7:09:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-14-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Biblical Roots of the Assumption of Mary Msgr. Charles Pope • August 14, 2017 • 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 taken up into...
  • Nearly 4 years later, Assumption sinkhole more stable

    06/14/2016 2:13:10 PM PDT · by BBell · 7 replies
    BAYOU CORNE, La. (AP) A massive sinkhole that went viral in 2013 swallowing trees in Assumption Parish and forcing more than 300 residents from their homes has quieted down as officials slowly allow residents to come home. The sinkhole, located in Bayou Corne about 30 miles northwest of Thibodaux, is still growing. Assumption Parish Government officials say it has grown between 1 1/2 and 2 feet since last year, now up to about 35 acres.
  • The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God (Orthodox/Catholic Caucus)

    11/06/2015 4:31:36 AM PST · by rwa265 · 8 replies
    Orthodox Church of America (OCA) ^ | Undated | Unattributed
    The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary: After the Ascension of the Lord, the Mother of God remained in the care of the Apostle John the Theologian, and during his journeys She lived at the home of his parents, near the Mount of Olives. She was a source of consolation and edification both for the Apostles and for all the believers. Conversing with them, She told them about miraculous events: the Annunciation, the seedless and undefiled Conception of Christ born of Her, about His early childhood, and about His earthly life. Like the Apostles, She helped...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-15-15, SOL, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/14/2015 8:36:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 55 replies
    USCCB/org ^ | 08-15-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 15, 2015 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mass during the Day Reading 1 Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab Gods 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...
  • Davenport high school buys property from local university

    04/03/2015 6:58:19 PM PDT · by Aliska · 7 replies
    AP and multiple ^ | April 1, 2015 | Associated Press
    <p>When the mayor vetoed the building of a sports stadium in a residential neighborhood, SAU sold the property to Assumption High School which was not restricted to the residential zoning regulations.</p> <p>This has been going on for a couple of years now.</p>
  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    01/18/2015 8:33:58 AM PST · by ADSUM · 316 replies
    The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary CUF Issue: What does the Church teach concerning the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Response: The teaching is aptly summarized in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 974: The Most Blessed Virgin Mary, when the course of her earthly life was completed, was taken up [assumed] body and soul into the glory of heaven, where she already shares in the glory of her Sons Resurrection, anticipating the resurrection of all members of His Body.
  • [CATHOLIC/ORTHODOX CAUCUS] The Feast of the Assumption Is Our Feast Too

    08/14/2010 8:32:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/14/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    This year we are privileged to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary intoheaven on a Sunday. Lets ponder this feast in three stages:1. 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 taken up into heaven. We do not just acknowledge that her soul was taken to heaven, as is the case with all the rest of the faithful who are taken there (likely after purgation). Rather Mary was taken up, soul AND body into heaven...
  • Some Biblical Roots of the Teaching on the Assumption of Mary

    08/15/2013 2:21:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 146 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 14, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    While the actual event of the Assumption of Mary in Heaven is not recorded in the Scriptures, nevertheless 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 three stages:1. 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 taken up into heaven. We do not just acknowledge that her soul was taken to heaven, as is the...
  • Pope's Homily on Solemnity of the Assumption

    08/17/2012 7:48:25 AM PDT · by ELS · 10 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | August 16, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    Pope's Homily on Solemnity of the Assumption "Mary is the Dawn and Splendor of the Church Triumphant" CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, AUG. 16, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is the translation of Pope Benedict XVI’s homily on the feast of the Assumption at the parish church of St. Thomas of Villanova in Castel Gandolfo. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, On November 1, 1950, the Venerable Pope Pius XII proclaimed as dogma that the Virgin Mary “having ended the course of earthly life, was assumed into heavenly glory in soul and body.” This truth of faith was known by the Tradition, affirmed...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] The Assumption of Mary [from Hallowed Ground}

    08/15/2010 8:33:25 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Hallowed Ground ^ | 8-15-10 | Ken Mascoli
    We rejoice greatly that this solemn event falls, according to the design of Gods providence, during this Holy Year, so that we are able, while the great Jubilee is being observed, to adorn the brow of Gods Virgin Mother with this brilliant gem, and to leave a monument more enduring than bronze of our own most fervent love for the Mother of God. For which reason, after we have poured forth prayers of supplication again and again to God, and have invoked the light of the Spirit of Truth, for the glory of Almighty God who has lavished his special...
  • Turkey: Nationalists Protest Orthodox Liturgy on the Assumption

    08/14/2010 9:48:16 PM PDT · by 0beron · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/14/2010 | Tancred
    Several thousand Greek Orthodox Christians in Turkey arrive on Sunday at the Sumela-Cloister in the East of the Land. There the Nationalists hope to protest against the Christians. (kath.net/KAP) Several thousand Greek Orthodox Christians in Turkey will arrive according to their Patriarch Bartholomeos I on the this Sunda as "Peace Ambassadors" to the Sumela Cloister in the East of the Land. The Christians have waited for a long time for this day, said the Patriarch of Constantinople in an interview for the daily "Sabah" (Friday Edition). In view of protests by Turkish Nationalists against the Liturgy on the Feast of...
  • Don't Assume the Assumption (Catholic Caucus :-)

    06/10/2010 7:43:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 61+ views
    NC Register ^ | June 10, 2010 | Matthew Archbold
    My eight year old, unlike my other children, needs to be cajoled, coddled, and complimented into learning. I don’t cajole, coddle or compliment well. Her grades are good but it just seems more difficult to get there. All the children have finals this week, starting with Religion and English on Wednesday. Here’s the timeline of the past week: Thursday: The study guide comes home. We jump right in. They sit at the kitchen table memorizing and I quiz them. Some right. Some wrong. But it’s the first day. The eight year old got many right but she called the Assumption...
  • The Assumption of Mary

    08/17/2009 9:10:31 AM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 382 replies · 3,430+ views
    Christian Resources ^ | William Webster
    THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY A Roman Catholic Dogma Originating with Heretics and Condemned as Heretical by 2 Popes in the 5th and 6th Centuries. By William Webster The Roman Catholic doctrine of the assumption of Mary teaches that she was assumed body and soul into heaven either without dying or shortly after death. This extraordinary claim was only officially declared to be a dogma of Roman Catholic faith in 1950, though it had been believed by many for hundreds of years. To dispute this doctrine, according to Romes teaching, would result in the loss of salvation. The official teaching of...
  • Terrorism Defeated: Catholic Pilgrimage Unites Sri Lanka

    08/16/2009 9:33:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies · 381+ views
    BBC News ^ | August 16, 2009
    In pictures: Pilgrimage unites Sri Lankans The church sits on a site where there has been a shrine to the Virgin Mary for hundreds of years. Catholics, both Tamil and Sinhalese, and members of other faiths revere it.
  • The Assumption/Dormition: Mystery of Mary, Meaning of Life

    08/16/2009 6:26:32 AM PDT · by tcg · 2 replies · 580+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/15/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...The Fiat is more than a prayer and the Magnificat more than a hymn of praise. Together they constitute a lesson book, a guide, for our own lives. This lesson book is desperately needed by Christians, indeed all people of good will, in an age characterized by pride and arrogance. The pattern of the life of Mary, the first disciple of the Lord, reveals a trajectory of surrendered love. If we embrace the mystery of Mary, we will find the meaning of our own lives. We were created out of Love, in Love and for Love. As the beloved disciple...
  • August 15, Feast of the Assumption - Did Mary's Assumption Really Occur? [Ecumenical]

    08/15/2008 6:40:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies · 1,776+ views
    NOR ^ | August 2008 | Hurd Baruch
    Ed. Note: The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is August 15. What happened to the mother of Jesus Christ at the end of her life? The answer you get depends upon whom you ask. "Nothing unusual," say Protestants. "A miracle! She was taken directly to Heaven!" say Catholics -- at least those who know that Pope Pius XII solemnly proclaimed the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary as a dogma that all Catholics must believe: "The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body...
  • Assumption Sermon of Rev James Bartoloma 8/16/07 (on Summorum Pontificum)

    08/17/2007 10:33:55 AM PDT · by Claud · 8 replies · 425+ views
    Mater Ecclesiae Website: From the Rector ^ | 8/16/07 | Rev. James Bartoloma
    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Solemn High Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception August 15, 2007 In Nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen. In November of 1922, a very important archeological discovery was made. Howard Carter, an English archeologist, had made great efforts to get benefactors and raise money for a dig in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. Finally, after the resources were there and a team was assembled, Carter spent seven years searching. The conditions were hot. Sandy. Uncomfortable. Primitive. And the end result: uncertain. But one day the Egyptian laborers excavated...
  • Angelus - Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (2007)

    08/15/2007 9:53:03 PM PDT · by ELS · 2 replies · 406+ views
    Papa Ratzinger Forum ^ | August 15, 2007 | Benedict XVI
    Here is a translation of the words of the Holy Father at the Angelus in Castel Gandolfo today: Dear brothers and sisters! We celebrate today the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is an ancient feast, which has its ultimate foundation in Sacred Scripture which shows us the Virgin Mary closely united to her divine Son and always one with him. Mother and Son appear closely associated in the battle against the infernal enemy until full victory is achieved over him. This victory is expressed, particularly, by overcoming sin and death, a victory over those enemies...
  • In Charm City, 100K Have Seen the Light

    08/03/2007 9:33:06 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 12 replies · 436+ views
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | August 3, 2007 | Rocco Palma
    Friday, August 03, 2007 In Charm City, 100K Have Seen the Light When he announced plans for a stem-to-stern restoration of the US' first cathedral, Baltimore's Basilica of the Assumption, Cardinal William Keeler was met with no small amount of intense criticism. Neighborhood groups railed against the removal of the century-old stained glass as some of his presbyterate griped that the cardinal had proposed what one cleric deemed "a monument to himself." Ever the wise student of history, Keeler forged ahead anyway with the two-year, $35 million project. And since its completion in November, every outcome he foresaw at...
  • The Assumption of Our Lady

    06/10/2007 7:18:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies · 843+ views
    Immaculata Magazine ^ | Oct 1980 | Rev. James M. Keane, O.S.M.
    Protestants as well as Catholics believe that the Body of Jesus Christ is now in heaven. This doctrine is called the Ascension and is explicitly revealed in the Bible. All Christians believe, too, that the bodies of the just will be united to their souls at the end of the world and be glorified in heaven after the manner of the Risen Body of Christ. This is also revealed explicitly in the New Testament. It follows, therefore, that the bodies and souls of the departed saints are now separated, that their souls are in heaven and their bodies in the...