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  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Anselm, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    04/20/2018 9:06:33 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double A MONK, A BISHOP, a Doctor of the Church—such was the Saint whose feast comes to gladden us on this twenty-first day of April. He was a martyr, also, at least in desire, and we may add, in merit too—for he did enough to earn the glorious palm. When we think of Anselm, we picture to ourselves a man in whom are combined the humility and meekness of the cloister with the zeal and courage of the episcopal dignity; a man who was both a sage and a saint; a man whom it was impossible not to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    04/03/2018 9:36:11 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double THE CHURCH PRESENTS TO US TODAY, for our devout admiration, the memory of the one of the holiest of her Bishops—Isidore, the Bishop of Seville, the most learned man of his age, and what is a still greater praise, the most zealous patriot and friend of his noble country. Let us study his virtues and confide in his patronage: both will help us to fervor during this holy season. Among Christian lands, there is one that has gained for herself the glorious name of the Catholic Kingdom. Towards the close of the 7th century, Divine Providence subjected...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    03/17/2018 9:22:37 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double IT WAS RIGHT that the Church should honor, during these days devoted to the instruction of catechumens, the Pontiff whose very name suggests the zeal and knowledge which pastors ought to show in preparing candidates for baptism. He has long had a place in the Martyrology of the Western Church, but today, in addition to expressing our gratitude for what he did fifteen hundred years ago, we ask him for aid, which is as necessary now as it was in the first ages of Christianity. It is true that baptism is now administered to infants. The gift...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Patrick, Apostle of Ireland, Bishop and Confessor (Gueranger)

    03/16/2018 9:03:51 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 5 replies
    White Double THE SAINT WE HAVE TO HONOR TODAY is the Apostle of that faithful people whose martyrdom has lasted three hundred years—it is the great St. Patrick, he that gave Erin the Faith. There shone most brightly in this Saint that gift of the Apostolate, which Christ has left to his Church, and which is to remain with her to the end of time. The Ambassadors of Missioners, sent by our Lord to preach his Gospel, are of two classes. There are some who have been entrusted with a small tract of the Gentile world; they had to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Simeon, Bishop and Martyr (Gueranger)

    02/17/2018 9:04:37 PM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Red Simple HOW VENERABLE OUR SAINT of today, with his hundred and twenty years, and his episcopal dignity, and his Martyr crown! He succeeded the Apostle St. James in the See of Jerusalem; he had known Jesus, and had been his disciple; he was related to Jesus, for he was of the House of David; his father was Cleophas, and his Mother that Mary whom the tie of kindred united so closely to the Blessed Mother of God that she has been called her Sister. What grand titles these of Simeon, who comes with all our other Martyrs of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    02/08/2018 9:01:39 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double “I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.” THESE WORDS, addressed to the serpent in the days which the Church now seeks to bring before the minds of her children, have dominated the world’s history. The woman, who was the first to fall victim to Satan’s deceits, was, in Mary, the first to rise. In her Immaculate Conception, in her virginal motherhood, in her offering of the new Adam to God on the mount of expiation,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Titus, Bishop and Confessor (Gueranger)

    02/05/2018 9:02:34 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double WE ARE TO CELEBRATE today, the Feast of a holy Bishop of the Apostolic Age—a Disciple of the Apostle St. Paul. Little is known of his life; but, by addressing to him one of his inspired Epistles, the Apostle of the Gentiles has immortalized his memory. Wheresoever the Faith of Christ has been or shall be preached, Titus’ name has been venerated by the Faithful; and as long as the world lasts, the holy Church will read to her children this Epistle, which was written, indeed, to a simple Bishop fo the Isle of Crete, but was...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Andrew Corsini, Bishop and Confessor (Gueranger)

    02/03/2018 10:49:58 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double THE SAINTLY BISHOP whose feast we keep today pressingly invites us, by his austere life and his burning zeal for the salvation of souls, to procure at all costs our own reconciliation with the divine justice. We are indebted for this feast to a member of the illustrious family of the Corsini, Pope Clement XII, who, however, was but the instrument used by divine Providence. The holy bishop of the little town of Fiesole ever sought to be unknown during his life, and God, who willed that he should be glorified by the whole Church, inspired the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Blase, Bishop and Martyr (Gueranger)

    02/02/2018 9:01:38 PM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Red Simple NOW THAT THE CHURCH has closed the joyous period of her forty days of Christmas, and is putting us through a course of meditations on subjects which are to excite a spirit of penance within us, each of the saints’ feasts must produce an impression, which shall be in accordance with that spirit. From this day till Easter, we will study the saints, as they come to us, in this special light: how much they labored and suffered during their pilgrimage of life, and what was the plan they took for conquering the world and the flesh....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Ignatius, Bishop and Martyr (Gueranger)

    01/31/2018 9:04:58 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Double TWO DAYS MORE, and the happy season of Christmas will be over! This is the vigil of its termination, and lo! there comes to gladden us one of the grandest Martyrs of the year—Ignatius surnamed the Theophorus (“he that carries God,” or “he that is carried of God”), Bishop of Antioch. A venerable tradition tells us that this old man, who so generously confessed the faith before Trajan, was the child whom Jesus took into his arms, and showed to his Disciples as a model of that simplicity which we must all have if we would enter...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Francis of Sales, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    01/28/2018 9:33:13 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double THE ANGELICAL BISHOP Francis of Sales has a right to a distinguished position near the Crib of Jesus, on account of the sweetness of his virtues, the child-like simplicity of his heart, and the humility and tenderness of his love. He comes with the luster of his glorious conquests upon him—seventy-two thousand heretics converted to the Church by the ardor of his charity; an Order of holy servants of God, which he founded; and countless thousands of souls trained to piety by his prudent and persuasive words and writings. God gave him to his Church at the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    01/26/2018 9:28:53 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double BEFORE OUR EMMANUEL came upon this our earth, men were as sheep without a shepherd; the flock was scattered, and the human race was hastening on to perdition. Jesus would, therefore, not only be the Lamb that was to be slain for our sins; he made himself, moreover, a Shepherd, that so he might bring is all back to the divine fold. But a he had to leave us when he ascended into heaven, he has provided for the wants of his sheep by providing us with a succession of Pastors who should, in his name, feed...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr (Gueranger)

    01/25/2018 9:24:26 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Double AMIDST THE SWEETNESS he is enjoying from the contemplation of the Word made Flesh, John, the Beloved Disciple, beholds coming towards him his dear Polycarp, the Angel of the Church of Smyrna, all resplendent with the glory of martyrdom. This venerable Saint has on his soul the fervent love that made him say, in the amphitheater, when asked by the Proconsul to curse his Divine Master: “Six and eighty years have I served Him, and he has never done me any wrong—nay, he has laden me with kindness. How could I blaspheme my King, who has saved...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Timothy, Bishop and Martyr (Gueranger)

    01/23/2018 9:01:48 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Double BEFORE GIVING THANKS to God for the miraculous Conversion of the Apostle of the Gentiles, the Church assembles us together for the Feast of his favorite Disciple. Timothy—the indefatigable companion of St. Paul—the friend to whom the great Apostle, a few days before shedding his blood for Christ, wrote his last Epistle—comes now to await his master’s arrival at the Crib of the Emmanuel. He there meets John the Beloved Disciple, together with whom he bore the anxieties attendant on the government of the Church of Ephesus; Stephen, too, and the other Martyrs, welcome him for he...
  • Just In: Orthodox Bishop tells Russians not to vote for Putin in rare church dissent

    01/22/2018 4:43:40 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 Jan 2018 | Alec Luhn
    A Russian Orthodox bishop has advised the faithful not to vote for Vladimir Putin when he stands for re-election in March, a nearly unheard of occurrence in the loyal church. The angry statement marked the first time an acting bishop has spoken against supporting the current president. Bishop Yevtikhy Kurochkin of the epiphany cathedral in the Siberian city of Ishim wrote on his page on VK, Russia's most popular social network, that he could no longer follow his desire to vote for Putin following blasphemous remarks by the president. 'If the light that is in you is darkness, how great...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Hilary, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    01/13/2018 10:05:55 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double AFTER HAVING CONSECRATED the joyous Octave of the Epiphany to the glory of the Emmanuel who was manifested to the earth, the Church—incessantly occupied with the Divine Child and his august Mother during the whole time from Christmas Day to that whereon Mary will bring Jesus to the Temple, there to be offered to God as the law prescribes—the Church, we say, has on her Calendar of this portion of the year the names of many glorious Saints who shine like so many stars on the path which leads us from the joys of the Nativity of...
  • New Bishop for the Evansville Diocies

    12/17/2017 12:02:03 PM PST · by M.K. Borders · 3 replies
    No source | 17 December, 2017 | Me
    The Diocese Evansville has a new Bishop, Joseph M. Siegel lately of the Joliet Diocese, does anyone know anything about him beyond what is posted on Wikipedia?
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Eusebius, Bishop of Vercelli, and Martyr (Gueranger)

    12/16/2017 5:14:47 AM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Semidouble WHEN ASKED to tell the names of the Saints who were foremost in defending the dogma of the Incarnation, we think at once of the intrepid Eusebius of Vercelli, as one of the glorious number. The Catholic faith, which was so violently attacked in the fourth century by the Arian heresy, was maintained at that time by the labors and zeal of four Sovereign Pontiffs: Sylvester, who confirmed the decrees of the Council of Nicæa; Julius, the supporter of Athanasius; Liberius, whose faith failed not, and who, when restored to his liberty, confounded the Arians; and lastly,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    12/07/2017 11:56:04 AM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double THIS ILLUSTRIOUS PONTIFF was deservedly placed in the Calendar of the Church side by side with the glorious Bishop of Myra. Nicholas confessed, at Nicæa, the divinity of the Redeemer; Ambrose, in his city of Milan, was the object of the hatred of the Arians, and by his invincible courage, triumphed over the enemies of Christ. Let Ambrose, then, unite his voice, as Doctor of the Church, with that of St. Peter Chrysologus, and preach to the world the glories and the humiliations of the Messias. But as Doctor of the Church, he has a special claim...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, and Confessor (Gueranger)

    12/05/2017 9:33:14 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Double DIVINE WISDOM has willed that on the way which leads to the Messias, our Great High Priest, there should be many Pontiffs to pay him the honor due to him. Two Popes, St. Melchiades and St. Damasus; two Holy Doctors, St. Peter Chrysologus and St. Ambrose; two Bishops, St. Nicholas and St. Eusebius: these are the glorious Pontiffs who have been entrusted with the charge of preparing, by their prayers, the way of the Christian people towards Him who is the Sovereign Priest according to the order of Melchisedech. As each of their feasts comes, we will...