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  • [Catholic Caucus} Father's stage "act" gives me indigestion

    11/04/2017 7:04:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Dymphna's Road ^ | November 3, 2017 | Dymphna
    I saw this video on Hilary White's Twitter and it left me with a sour stomach. When that passed I felt the deep urge to throw down my gauntlet, like a medieval knight. This is a priest and he's acting like a third rate performer in a run down comedy club. Novus Ordo: Another Liturgical Abuse Priest on altar strips off vestments down to a referee's uniform and then mocks Beniction by using a baby.
  • A faithless old man going through the motions [Catholic Caucus]

    05/19/2017 8:38:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    AKA Catholic ^ | May 19, 2017 | Louie Verrecchio
    A faithless old man going through the motions Louie May 19, 2017 11 Comments By now, I suspect that most readers have seen images such as the one above. It was taken during Francis’ visit to Fatima where he made a mockery of Our Lady, her warnings, her requests, and, of course, anyone with even a mustard seed’s worth of genuine faith.What about this image most offends your Catholic sensibilities?Is it the gigantic frisbee-sized Host; the same that at some point will presumably be broken into dozens of smaller pieces for distribution; leaving in its wake God only knows how...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TANTUM ERGO, 05-22-15

    05/22/2015 9:25:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 05-22-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:TANTUM ERGO The last two verses of the hymn Pange Lingua, composed by St. Thomas Aquinas and long prescribed for singing at Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. A modern English version reads: Down in adoration falling, Lo, the sacred host we hail. Lo, o'er ancient forms departing Newer rites of grace prevail; Faith for all defects supplying Where the feeble senses fail. To the everlasting Father, And the Son who reigns on high. With the Holy Spirit proceeding Forth from each eternally, Be salvation, honor, blessing, Might and endless majesty. Amen. All items in this dictionary...
  • Obama Inauguration "Reverend" Fails To Mention Jesus At Benediction, Credits MLK For Jesus' Words

    01/21/2013 4:38:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/21/13 | Greg Hengler
    Making it up as they go.
  • Bullied on the President’s Stage

    01/11/2013 11:31:56 AM PST · by cblue55 · 5 replies
    Q Ideas ^ | Gabe Lyons
    January 21, 2013 may go down in history, as the day Americans lost their most important freedom—their freedom of conscience. I’m no fear monger and realize in the middle of the current gun restriction debate, Americans can hardly stand another story on lost liberties. But pay attention, lest you become distracted by deliberations over the Second Amendment, and lose sight of the First ...
  • Dems get slapped again: Dem Rabbi benediction mentions 'golden capital of Jerusalem'

    09/06/2012 4:09:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 9/6/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    How's this for a slap in the face? At the Democratic National Convention, Rabbi David Wolpe slips the 'golden capital of Jerusalem' into the benediction. Let's go to the videotape. Listen closely around the 2:25 mark (Hat Tip: Gary P).
  • DNC Rabbi's Closing Benediction: No Israel Mention

    09/06/2012 9:23:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/5/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Tonight, Rabbi David Wolpe gave the closing benediction. And he missed two key references: Jerusalem, and the State of Israel. He focused instead on the false leftist definition of tikkun olam, fixing the world. Tikkun olam is actually a kabbalistic concept that suggests that Jews have a responsibility to fulfill the commandments in order to rectify the cosmic cataclysm that occurred with creation. But leftists like to equate tikkun olam with the entire leftist program, no matter how many Jewish commandments that leftist program violates. Here’s Wolpe's transcript: Dear God, we are grateful that our nation is founded on the...

    01/20/2009 9:19:02 PM PST · by andrew roman · 11 replies · 573+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 21 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    Yesterday's inaugural ceremony benediction by the Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery certainly has caused a bit of a stir - at least among those of us who pay attention. My short little harmless commentary on yesterday's closing prayer called "This Is A Benediction?" has received a host of responses on Free and at Roman Around.Indeed, I do very much enjoy engaging in debate. When I receive opposing viewpoints that are not riddled with expletives and personal attacks, I like to take them on. Occassionally I'll even post them.This is just such an occassion.Someone called "Judi" took issue with my...

    01/20/2009 10:51:35 AM PST · by andrew roman · 48 replies · 2,661+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 20 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    The Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery gave the benediction at today's inauguration of Barack Obama. It could more accurately be called a political ramble. It was, in no uncertain terms, an embarrassment. And as loathe as I am to have to use a word that has long been at the heart and soul of liberal thought, I will break out my liberal/english dictionary and say it ... It was offensive. Said Mr. Lowery: "We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back ... when brown can stick around ... when...
  • Cleveland nun to close one night of Democratic convention with prayer (Tonight)

    08/27/2008 4:48:31 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 31 replies · 308+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | Aug 21, 2008 | By Dennis Sadowski
    Cleveland nun to close one night of Democratic convention with prayer By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – St. Joseph Sister Catherine Pinkerton of Cleveland is not usually one to seek the spotlight, but she will take center stage at the Democratic National Convention Aug. 27 when she gives the benediction to close the party’s third day of business. Sister Catherine, 86, a lobbyist for Network, a national Catholic social justice lobby, will close the convention on the night that Sen. Barack Obama is expected to formally become the party’s nominee for president. The invitation to lead the prayer...
  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

    02/19/2005 10:59:55 AM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies · 1,952+ views ^ | 02-18-05 | Fr. William Saunders
    by Fr. William Saunders Other Articles by Fr. William Saunders Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament 02/18/05 For the Year of the Eucharist, my parish is having all-day adoration and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. I just recently moved here and I am not familiar with this practice at all. Can you explain it? Unfortunately, the lack of familiarity with exposition and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is not uncommon these days. I remember when I was growing up in the '60s, that on special occasions my home parish, St. Bernadette Church in Springfield, had exposition and benediction. Then, for whatever reason,...
  • Straights Answers: Why Do Priests Use Incense?

    07/21/2004 7:51:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 4,363+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | Fr. William Saunders
    Why do priests use incense at Mass? — A reader in AlexandriaIncense is an aromatic substance which is the resin from certain trees. When burned over charcoal, the incense produces a sweet smelling aroma. To make the smoke thicker and to enhance the fragrance, sometimes other perfumes are blended with the incense.The use of incense in the ancient world was common, especially in religious rites where it was used to keep demons away. Herodotus, the Greek historian, recorded that it was popular among the Assyrians, Babylonians and Egyptians. In Judaism, incense was included in the thanksgiving offerings of oil, grain,...
  • Dem Convention Minister: 9/11 Attacks Caused by 'Hopeless Degradation'

    07/28/2004 7:17:57 PM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 11 replies · 516+ views ^ | July 28, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    The minister chosen by the Kerry-Edwards campaign to deliver Monday night's closing benediction at the Democratic convention blames the Sept. 11 attacks on the "hopeless degradation" suffered by Muslims. Speaking at a religious convention in Canada less than two months after the 9/11 attacks, the Rev. Roberta Hestenes, Minister-at-Large with World Vision International, contended, "With so many people living in hopeless degradation, how can we wonder why things like that would happen?" It's not clear why the Kerry-Edwards campaign selected Hestenes to give the convention benediction. A transcript of her Monday night remarks was not immediately available. For Tuesday's benediction,...
  • In The Presence Of The Lord

    01/01/2004 1:25:48 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 1,027+ views
    Real Presence Org. ^ | January 1, 2004
    "Could you not watch one hour with Me?" It all began at the Last Supper on Holy Thursday... 1st Century: Evangelists and St. Paul made it plain to the apostolic Church that the Eucharistic Elements were literally Jesus Christ continuing His saving mission among men (according to "the tradition which I handed on to you that came to me from "The Lord Himself""(1 Cor. II: 23-26)). Ignatius of Antioch warned people to not be taken in by the Gnostics who denied the Real Presence and thus abstained from The Eucharist. 2nd Century: The Rite of Fermentum was practiced. This...
  • In Awe Before the Lord (By Archbishop O' Brien of the Military Archdiocese)

    04/13/2003 4:31:04 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies · 506+ views
    Columbia Magazine (Knights of Columbus) ^ | April 2003 | Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien
    (PAUL HENRY WOOD (AMERICAN, 1871-92), “ABSOLUTION UNDER FIRE,” 1891 OIL ON CANVAS, 72 X 102 IN. UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME COLLECTION OF THE SNITE MUSEUM OF ART, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, AA.76.57)Editor’s Note: The following address was given at the first Knights of Columbus Eucharistic Congress in Washington, D.C., June 22, 2002. In the beautiful rolling hills of western Maryland lies the historic battlefield of Antietam. There on Sept. 17, 1862 (“the Glorious 17th”) was fought the bloodiest battle of any American war. More than 20,000 soldiers from both sides of the Civil War lay dead or wounded. The battle...