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  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Cornelius, Pope and Martyr; and Saint Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr (Gueranger)

    09/16/2018 12:01:47 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Semidouble THERE IS A PECULIAR BEAUTY in the meeting of these two Saints upon the sacred Cycle. Cyprian, in a famous dispute, was once opposed to the Apostolic See: Eternal Wisdom now offers to the homage of the world, in company with one of the most illustrious successors of St. Peter. Cornelius was, by birth, of the highest nobility; witness his tomb, lately discovered in the family crypt, surrounded by the most honorable names in the patrician ranks. The elevation of a descendant of the Scipios to the sovereign Pontificate linked the past grandeurs of Rome to her...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Laurence Justinian, Bishop and Confessor (Gueranger)

    09/04/2018 9:02:26 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Semidouble “COME, ALL YE WHO ARE DRAWN by the desire of unchangeable good, and who seek it in vain in this passing world; I will tell you what heaven has done for me. Like you, I once sought with feverish eagerness; and this exterior world could not satisfy my burning desire. But, by the divine grace, which fed my anguish, at length she, whose name I then knew not, appeared to me, more beautiful than the sun, sweeter than balm. As she approached, how gentle was her countenance, how peace-inspiring her voice, saying to me: O thou, whose...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    08/27/2018 9:04:13 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double TODAY AUGUSTINE, THE GREATEST AND THE HUMBLEST OF THE DOCTORS, is hailed by heaven, where his conversion caused greater joy than that of any other sinner; and celebrated by the Church, who is enlightened by his writings as to the power, the value, and the gratuitousness of divine grace. Since that wonderful, heavenly conversation at Ostia, God had completed his triumph in the son of Monica’s tears and of Ambrose’s holiness. Far away from the great cities where pleasure had seduced him, the former rhetorician now cared only to nourish his soul with the simplicity of the...
  • New allegations surface regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark priests

    08/17/2018 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 30 replies
    Catholic News Agency | August 17, 2018 | Ed Condon
    (CNA).- Recent allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick include reports that he made sexual advances toward seminarians during his tenure as Bishop of Metuchen and Archbishop of Newark. .... The religious priest who spoke to CNA said when he studied in a seminary in New York, McCarrick, who was then an aide to Cardinal Terence Cooke of New York, would sometimes visit the seminary. The priest said that McCarricks reputation was already well established by this time. .... So well-known was McCarricks reputation, the priest said, that when McCarrick would accompany Cooke to visit the seminary there was a standing...
  • [Catholic Caucus] St. Cajetan of Thienna, Confessor; Comm. of St. Donatus, Bishop & Martyr

    08/06/2018 9:02:04 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double CAJETAN APPEARED in all his zeal for the sanctuary at the time when the false reform was spreading rebellion throughout the world. The great cause of the danger had been the incapacity of the guardians of the holy City, or their connivance by complicity of heart or of mind with pagan doctrines and manners introduced by an ill-advised revival. Wasted by the wild boar of the forest, could the vineyard of the Lord recover the fertility of its better days? Cajetan learned from Eternal Wisdom the new method of culture required by an exhausted soil. The urgent...
  • [Catholic Caucus] St Liguori, Bishop/Doctor of the Church; St Stephen I, Pope/Martyr (Gueranger)

    08/01/2018 9:01:38 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Saint Alphonsus Mary Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church; Saint Stephen I, Pope and Martyr White Double YESTERDAY WE ADMIRED, in Peter and the Machabees, the substructure of the palace built by Wisdom in time to endure for eternity. Today, in conformity with the divine ways of that Wisdom, who in her playing reaches from end to end, we re suffered to contemplate the progress of the glorious building, to behold the summit of the work, the last row of stones actually laid. Now, summit and foundation, the work is all one; the materials are all priceless: witness...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Apollinaris, Bishop/Martyr; Commem./Saint Liborius, Bishop (Gueranger)

    07/22/2018 9:14:52 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Double RAVENNA, THE MOTHER OF CITIES, invites us today to honor the martyr bishop, whose labors did more for her lasting renown than did the favor of emperors and kings. From the midst of her ancient monuments, the rival of Rome, though now fallen, points proudly to her unbroken chain of Pontiffs, which she can trace back to the Vicar of the Man-God through Apollinaris. This great Saint has been praised by Fathers and Doctors of the Universal Church, his sons and successors. Would to God that the noble city had remembered what she owed to St. Peter....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saints Cyril & Methodius, Bishops/Confessors, Apostles of the Sclaves (Gueranger)

    07/06/2018 9:12:39 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double IT SEEMS FITTING that the Octave of the Princes of the Apostles should not end without the appearance on the sacred cycle of some, at least, of those brilliant satellites that borrow light from them, and continue their work throughout the course of ages. Twin stars this day arise on the heavens of holy Church, illumining by the radiant beams of their apostolate immense tracts of country. Seeing that they start from Byzantium; one is at first led to suppose that their evolution is going to be performed independently of the laws which Rome has the right...
  • Australia ends direct aid to Palestinian Authority [but sends it to UN Humanitarian Fund instead]

    07/03/2018 2:35:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.02.2018 | law/kms (AFP, AP, dpa)
    Australia on Monday announced it had ended direct aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) government over concerns the funds could be used to assist Palestinians convicted of political violence. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Australia would no longer be giving its yearly funding of A$10 million (6.9 million, $7.5 million) to the World Banks trust fund for Palestinian recovery and development. I wrote to the Palestinian Authority on May 29, to seek clear assurance that Australian funding is not being used to assist Palestinians convicted of politically motivated violence, Bishop said in a statement. I am confident that previous Australian...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Irenus, Bishop and Martyr (Gueranger)

    06/27/2018 9:14:20 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Double ALTHOUGH THE FEAST of Saint Leo the Second were sufficient in itself to complete this day’s teachings (since moved to the 3rd of July), the Church of Lyons presents likewise to the admiration of the whole world her own great Doctor, the valiant and pacific Irenæus, who, quitting the shores of brilliant Ionia, travelled as far as these Celtic coasts, here to shine as “the light of the West.” But whilst contemplating him today confirming with his blood the doctrine he had preached, let us hearken to his words bearing testimony to Holy Mother Church, words of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Paulinus, Bishop and Confessor (Gueranger)

    06/21/2018 9:16:57 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double WHILE WE WERE CELEBRATING the Infancy of our divine Lord, Felix of Nola rejoiced our hearts with the sight of his sanctity at once so triumphant and yet so humble, revealing under gentlest aspects the potency of our Emmanuel. Illumined by the glow of Pentecostal fires, Paulinus now comes before us, from that very same town of Nola, by his glory doing honor to him of whom he was the happy conquest. For indeed the sublime path whereby he was at length to gain the heavenly mountain tops, was not at the first opened before him; and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Basil the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    06/13/2018 9:16:00 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double THE DOCTORS WHO FORM the fourfold glory of the Greek Church complete their sacred number, on the cycle, this day. John Chrysostom was the first to greet us with his radiant light, during Christmastide; the glorious Pasch saw the rise of two resplendent luminaries, Athanasius and Gregory Nazianzen; Basil the Great, having checked his effulgent blaze till now, illumines the reign of the Holy Ghost. He well deserves so distinguished a place, by reason of his eminent doctrine and brave combats, which prepared the way for the triumph of the divine Paraclete over the blasphemies of the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint William, Bishop and Confessor (Gueranger)

    06/07/2018 9:12:59 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double AT THE HEAD of the holy Confessors admitted by the Church on the monumental page of her Martyrology for today is inscribed the illustrious name of William: “At York, in England,” thus runs the text of the Golden Book of heaven’s nobility, “the memory of Saint William, Archbishop and Confessor, who, amongst other miracles wrought at his tomb, raised three dead persons to life, and was inscribed amongst the Saints by Honorius III.” The divine Spirit who adorns the Church with variety in the virtues of her sons, reproduces in them the life of the Divine Spouse,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Norbert, Bishop and Confessor (Gueranger)

    06/05/2018 9:09:47 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double THE HELPFUL INFLUENCE of the Holy Ghost is more and more multiplied along the Church’s path. It seems as though he would show us today how the divine power of his action is not crippled by the lapse of years: for here we have, twelve centuries after his first coming among us, miracles of grace and conversion quite as brilliant as those that marked his glorious descent upon earth. Norbert, in whose veins flowed the best blood of emperors and kings, was from the very breast of his mother, Hedwige, supernaturally invited to a nobility loftier still:...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Boniface, Apostle of Germany, Bishop and Martyr (Gueranger)

    06/04/2018 9:00:00 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Double THE SON OF MAN, proclaimed King in the highest heavens on his triumphant Ascension Day, leaves to his Bride on earth the task of making his sovereign dominion recognized here below: this is her glory. Pentecost gives the signal for the Church’s work of conquest; now does she awake, aroused by the breath of the Holy Ghost; replenished with this Spirit of Love, she is all eagerness, as he is, to be possessed at once of the whole earth. We have already seen the Franks and the Anglo-Saxons, pledging in her hands their oath of fealty to...
  • US bishop...raises eyebrows and sets social media alight with a very different Royal wedding sermon

    05/19/2018 9:11:03 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 5/19/2018 | Hannah Parry
    A US bishop stole the show with his fiery address at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. The Most Reverend Michael Curry has been praised for his passionate speech which touched upon slavery, the Old Testament and even quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many of social media were delighted to see the American reverend 'shake up' the traditional royal proceedings. The preacher also provoked a few chuckles in the chapel - and even Harry and Meghan couldn't help but giggle at one point. Meanwhile Prince William seemed to be desperately trying to hold back a fit of laughter as...
  • After biggest gaffe, pope demands accountability for abuse

    05/18/2018 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Friday, May 18, 2018 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Four months ago, Pope Francis dug himself into the biggest hole of his papacy by strongly defending a Chilean bishop accused by sex abuse victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. On Friday, he emerged from that debacle after strong-arming the entire Chilean bishops conference to resign for what he said were their "grave defects" in handling abuse cases. He accused them of destroying evidence of sex crimes, interfering with investigations and negligently placing children at risk of being raped by pedophiles. By repenting for his original sin with what amounts to an ecclesial nuclear option,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Ubaldus, Bishop and Confessor (Gueranger)

    05/15/2018 9:18:49 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Semidouble IN ORDER TO HONOR her Eternal High Priest, the Church presents to him this day the merits of a Pontiff who, after his mortal career, was admitted into a happy Immortality. Ubaldus, here on earth, was the image of our Lord Jesus Christ. Like his Divine Master, he received the holy Anointing of Priesthood; he was a Mediator between God and man; he was the Shepherd of a flock; and now, he is united with our Risen Jesus—the great Anointed, the Mediator, the Shepherd. In proof of his influence in heaven, our Ubaldus has had given to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Antoninus, Bishop and Confessor (Gueranger)

    05/09/2018 9:01:37 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White White THE ORDER OF ST. DOMINIC, which has already presented to our Triumphant Jesus Peter the Martyr and Catharine the seraph of Sienna, sends him today one of the many Bishops trained and formed in its admirable school. It was in the 15th Century—a period when sanctity was rare on the earth—that Antoninus realized, in his own person, the virtues of the greatest Bishops of ancient times. His apostolic zeal, his deeds of charity, his mortified life, are the glory of the Church of Florence, which has confided to his care. Heaven blessed that illustrious City with temporal...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Gregory Nazianzen, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    05/08/2018 9:06:01 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double SIDE BY SIDE WITH ATHANASIUS, a second Doctor of the Church comes forward at this glad Season, offering to the Risen Jesus the tribute of his learning and eloquence. It is Gregory of Nazianzum—the friend of Basil; the great Orator; the admirable Poet, whose style combines energy of thought with a remarkable richness and ease of expression; the one among all the Gregories who has merited and received the glorious name of Theologian, on account of the soundness of his teachings, the sublimity of his ideas, and the magnificence of his diction. Holy Church exults at being...