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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-08-15, OM, Our Lady of Prompt Succor

    01/07/2015 8:42:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-08-15 | Revised New American Bible
    January 8, 2015Thursday after Epiphany    Reading 1 1 Jn 4:19–5:4 Beloved, we love God becausehe first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,”but hates his brother, he is a liar;for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. This is the commandment we have from him:Whoever loves God must also love his brother. Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God,and everyone who loves the Fatherloves also the one begotten by him. In this way we know that we love the children of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-01-15, SOL, Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

    12/31/2014 8:12:42 PM PST · by Salvation · 77 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-01-15 | Revised New American Bible
    January 1, 2015The Octave Day of ChristmasSolemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God    Reading 1 Nm 6:22-27 The LORD said to Moses: “Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites.Say to them:The LORD bless you and keep you!The LORD let his face shine uponyou, and be gracious to you!The LORD look upon you kindly andgive you peace!So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites, and I will bless them.” Responsorial Psalm Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8. R. (2a) May God bless us in his mercy.May...
  • For Advent: Wedding at Cana, Garden in Eden

    12/22/2014 7:34:14 PM PST · by Salvation · 153 replies
    SalvationHistory.com ^ | not given | SalvationHistory.com
    Wedding at Cana, Garden in Eden Lesson Goals:1. To appreciate the Old Testament symbolism that forms the deep background to the Gospel account of the wedding feast at Cana.2. To understand how Mary is depicted as a “New Eve” in this account.3. To appreciate the importance of the Old Testament marriage symbolism for John’s recounting of the “sign” at Cana. Lesson Outline:        I.        Mary in the Gospel of John                      A.        First Reading                      B.        Sign of a New Creation      II.        The Mother of Jesus                      A.        Scolding Mary?                      B.        Woman of Revelation      III.        The New Eve                      A.        Mother of All...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-21-14, Fourth Sunday of Advent

    12/20/2014 6:08:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 55 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 21, 2014Fourth Sunday of Advent    Reading 1 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 When King David was settled in his palace,and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every side,he said to Nathan the prophet,“Here I am living in a house of cedar,while the ark of God dwells in a tent!”Nathan answered the king,“Go, do whatever you have in mind,for the LORD is with you.”But that night the LORD spoke to Nathan and said:“Go, tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD:Should you build me a house to dwell in?’ “It was I who...
  • For Advent: The Meaning of Christmas: Look Deeper [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    12/20/2014 5:22:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies
    CatholicEducation.org ^ | 1986 | PETER KREEFT
    The Meaning of Christmas: Look Deeper PETER KREEFT While Christmas is so familiar that we sometimes wonder whether anything fresh and true can be said about it, there is a way to explore its meaning that may seem new to us today, yet is in fact quite traditional, dating back to the Middle Ages and the ancient Fathers of the Church.Modern interpreters often argue about whether a given Scripture passage should be interpreted literally or symbolically. Medieval writers would question the either/or approach. They thought a passage could have as many as four right interpretations, one literal...
  • For Advent: Our Mother of Perpetual Help [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    12/19/2014 8:08:48 PM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies
    SalveMariaRegina ^ | not given | SalveMariaReginia.info
    Our Mother of Perpetual HelpPainted in tempera on hard nutwood, 21 inches by 17, the original picture of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is one of many copies of the famed Hodeguitria of St. Luke. (The Hodeguitria, reputedly painted by St. Luke, was venerated for centuries at Constantinople as a miraculous icon. It was destroyed by the Turks in the year 1453.) This particular image, however, is THE ONE COPY singled out – by Our Lady herself – for special heavenly favors. You may see it today enshrined above the high altar at the Redemptorist Church of San Alfonso,...
  • Is Prayer/Veneration/Worship to Mary Biblical?

    12/14/2014 11:57:21 AM PST · by ealgeone · 6,865 replies
    self | 12-14-14 | ealgeone
    The reason for this article is to determine if the worship/veneration given to Mary by the catholic church is justified from a Biblical perspective. This will be evaluated using the Biblical standard and not mans standard.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-12-14, FEAST, Our Lady of Guadalupe

    12/11/2014 7:35:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-12-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 12, 2014Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe    Reading 1 Zec 2:14-17 Sing and rejoice, O daughter Zion! See, I am coming to dwell among you, says the LORD.Many nations shall join themselves to the LORD on that day,and they shall be his people,and he will dwell among you,and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you.The LORD will possess Judah as his portion in the holy land,and he will again choose Jerusalem.Silence, all mankind, in the presence of the LORD!For he stirs forth from his holy dwelling. or Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-08-14, SOL, Immaculate Conception -- Blessed Virgin Mary

    12/07/2014 7:33:20 PM PST · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-08-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 8, 2014Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin MaryPatronal Feastday of the United States of America    Reading 1 Gn 3:9-15, 20 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?”He answered, “I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself.”Then he asked, “Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!”The man replied, “The woman whom you put here with meCshe gave me fruit from...
  • For Advent: The Virgin Birth

    12/06/2014 3:04:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 436 replies
    CathTruth.com ^ | 2007 | CathTruth.com
    The Virgin BirthIt is a matter of Catholic faith that Mary was a Virgin at the conception and at the birth of Christ, and that she always remained a virgin after the birth of Christ. (The Dogma of the Immaculate Conception was declared in 1854, and is based on Catholic Tradition & the following information.) The virginal conception of our Lord denotes a conception without the cooperation of a human father. The thrice holy germ in Mary's womb, out of which the Chief of the human race was fashioned, received from the miraculous activity of the Holy Ghost its...
  • Marys Witness to the Gospel of Life

    12/03/2014 3:07:45 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 3, 2014 | ARLAND K. NICHOLS
    Saint John Paul II taught that Mary is a singular witness to the Gospel of Life. Having recently celebrated the feast day of John Paul the Great and recalling that, according to the liturgical calendar, Mary is some eight months pregnant (Christ’s birth hastens!), it seems appropriate to consider Our Lady’s witness to the joyous Gospel of Life.By Mary’s fiat—her “yes” to God—Mary trod the path of all mothers as she welcomed a new life into the world within her womb. But unlike any other mother her “Yes” was unique in that she welcomes into the world the one...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-21-14, M, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    11/20/2014 9:39:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
     November 21, 2014Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary    Reading 1 Rv 10:8-11 I, John, heard a voice from heaven speak to me.Then the voice spoke to me and said:“Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angelwho is standing on the sea and on the land.”So I went up to the angel and told him to give me the small scroll.He said to me, “Take and swallow it.It will turn your stomach sour,but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey.”I took the small scroll from the angel’s hand...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-07-14, M, Our Lady of the Rosary

    10/06/2014 9:32:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-07-14 | Revised New American Bible
    October 7, 2014Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary    Reading 1 Gal 1:13-24 Brothers and sisters:You heard of my former way of life in Judaism,how I persecuted the Church of God beyond measureand tried to destroy it, and progressed in Judaismbeyond many of my contemporaries among my race,since I was even more a zealot for my ancestral traditions.But when he, who from my mother’s womb had set me apartand called me through his grace,was pleased to reveal his Son to me,so that I might proclaim him to the Gentiles,I did not immediately consult flesh and blood,nor did I...
  • John Carroll: Americas Bishop

    09/30/2014 7:18:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    CE.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | George J. Galloway
    John Carroll: America’s Bishop George J. GallowayWhen President James Madison asked for and received, by a narrow margin, a declaration of war against Great Britain in 1812, there was one man in the new republic who knew exactly what to do: John “Jackie” Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, an aging shepherd of a small and widely diverse flock, in a fledgling democracy about to enter into war against the greatest sea power on earth, got on his knees and dedicated America to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.This year, we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore. For the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-15-14, M, Our Lady of Sorrows

    09/14/2014 8:50:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-15-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 15, 2014Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows    Reading 1 1 Cor 11:17-26, 33 Brothers and sisters:In giving this instruction, I do not praise the factthat your meetings are doing more harm than good.First of all, I hear that when you meet as a Churchthere are divisions among you,and to a degree I believe it;there have to be factions among youin order that also those who are approved among youmay become known.When you meet in one place, then,it is not to eat the Lord’s supper,for in eating, each one goes ahead with his own supper,and one goes hungry...
  • The Stories of Our Lady of Czestochowa [Catholic Caucus]

    08/31/2014 6:28:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    CE.com ^ | August 2014 | Sarah Reinhard
    The Stories of Our Lady of Czestochowa Sarah ReinhardI never wanted to be a mom. It was never in my goals or my plan for life.And yet here I am, watching my three-year-old “mow”as I type away in the comfort of a camp chair in the shade of the garage. Right now this kid is the focus of most of my photos and social media efforts. He’s immensely quotable, hilarious, and spontaneous. It’s something that I can’t help but share (lest it drive me crazier than I already am).But don’t get me wrong. Three is not my favorite age. And...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-22-14, M, Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/21/2014 8:09:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-22-14 | Revised New American Bble
    August 22, 2014Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary    Reading 1 Ez 37:1-14 The hand of the LORD came upon me,and led me out in the Spirit of the LORDand set me in the center of the plain,which was now filled with bones.He made me walk among the bones in every directionso that I saw how many they were on the surface of the plain.How dry they were!He asked me:Son of man, can these bones come to life?I answered, “Lord GOD, you alone know that.”Then he said to me:Prophesy over these bones, and say to them:Dry...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-15-14, SOL, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mass-Day

    08/14/2014 7:13:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-15-14 | Revised New American Bible
    August 15, 2014Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mass during the Day    Reading 1 Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab God’s 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 heads...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-14-14, SOL, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Vigil

    08/14/2014 5:13:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-14-14 | Revised New American Bible
    August 15, 2014Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Vigil Mass    Reading 1 1 CHR 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2 David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring the ark of the LORDto the place which he had prepared for it.David also called together the sons of Aaron and the Levites. The Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders with poles,as Moses had ordained according to the word of the LORD. David commanded the chiefs of the Levitesto appoint their kinsmen as chanters,to play on musical instruments, harps, lyres, and cymbals,to make a loud sound of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-16-14, OM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    07/15/2014 9:43:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-16-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 16, 2014Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Is 10:5-7, 13b-16 Thus says the LORD:Woe to Assyria! My rod in anger,my staff in wrath.Against an impious nation I send him,and against a people under my wrath I order himTo seize plunder, carry off loot,and tread them down like the mud of the streets.But this is not what he intends,nor does he have this in mind;Rather, it is in his heart to destroy,to make an end of nations not a few. For he says:“By my own power I have done it,and by my wisdom, for...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: OUR LADY OF LUJN, 04-05-14

    07/05/2014 8:19:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 06-05-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:OUR LADY OF LUJNArgentine shrine, forty miles west of Buenos Aires. Its main object of devotion is a small doll-like statue of the Blessed Virgin; her head is surrounded by a golden aureole and is crowned with hundreds of diamonds and other precious stones. The Basilica of Our Lady of Lujn is the most important pilgrimage center in Argentina. According to legend, in 1639 a peasant from Cordova, wishing to revive his neighbors' "belief in their early faith," ordered two statues from Brazil, one of the Immaculate Conception, the other the Blessed Virgin and her...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-28-14, M, The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    06/27/2014 7:49:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-28-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 28, 2014Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary    Reading 1 Lam 2:2, 10-14, 18-19 The Lord has consumed without pityall the dwellings of Jacob;He has torn down in his angerthe fortresses of daughter Judah;He has brought to the ground in dishonorher king and her princes. On the ground in silence sitthe old men of daughter Zion;They strew dust on their headsand gird themselves with sackcloth;The maidens of Jerusalembow their heads to the ground. Worn out from weeping are my eyes,within me all is in ferment;My gall is poured out on the groundbecause of the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-31-14, FEAST, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/30/2014 9:26:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.RNAB ^ | 05-31-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 31, 2014Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary    Reading 1 Zep 3:14-18a Shout for joy, O daughter Zion!Sing joyfully, O Israel!Be glad and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!The LORD has removed the judgment against you,he has turned away your enemies;The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst,you have no further misfortune to fear.On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem:Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged!The LORD, your God, is in your midst,a mighty savior;He will rejoice over you with gladness,and renew you in his love,He will sing joyfully...
  • Our Ladys Request: Pray for the Dying! (Our Lady of Fatima [Catholic Caucus]

    05/13/2014 4:45:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    CE.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | R. Jared Staudt
    Our Lady’s Request: Pray for the Dying! R. Jared Staudt“Pray, pray very much. Make sacrifices for sinners. Many souls go to hell, because no one is willing to help them with sacrifice.”-Our Lady of Fatima, July 13, 1917Today is the anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal. It is also the anniversary of the assassination attempt on Pope St. John Paul II, when Our Lady of Fatima intervened at what seemed the moment of his death to save his life.This is fitting as Our Lady at Fatima appealed to us to assist those at the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-13-14, OM, Our Lady of Fatima

    05/12/2014 8:28:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-13-14 | Revised New American Bible
    May 13, 2014Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 11:19-26 Those who had been scattered by the persecutionthat arose because of Stephenwent as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch,preaching the word to no one but Jews.There were some Cypriots and Cyrenians among them, however,who came to Antioch and began to speak to the Greeks as well,proclaiming the Lord Jesus. The hand of the Lord was with themand a great number who believed turned to the Lord. The news about them reached the ears of the Church in Jerusalem,and they sent Barnabas to go to Antioch.When...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-25-14, SOL, Annunciation of the Lord

    03/24/2014 8:07:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-25-14 | Revised New American Bible
     March 25, 2014Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord    Reading 1 Is 7:10-14; 8:10 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying:Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God;let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky!But Ahaz answered,“I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!”Then Isaiah said: Listen, O house of David!Is it not enough for you to weary people,must you also weary my God?Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son,and shall name him Emmanuel,which means “God is with us!” Responsorial...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: VESSEL OF HONOR, 03-18-14

    03/18/2014 8:32:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 03-18-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:VESSEL OF HONORA title of the Blessed Virgin in the Litanry of Loreto. It was given to Mary because she, more than any other human person, deserves to be honored as the one whose body conceived and gave birth to the Son of God. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-11-14, OM, Our Lady of Lourdes

    02/10/2014 7:04:42 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-11-14 | Revised New American Bible
    February 11, 2014Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Kgs 8:22-23, 27-30 Solomon stood before the altar of the LORDin 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 servantswho 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 this temple which I have built! Look...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-01-14, SOL, Mary, the Holy Mother of God

    12/31/2013 8:11:29 PM PST · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-01-14 | Revised New American Bible
    January 1, 2014Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God    Reading 1 Nm 6:22-27 The LORD said to Moses: “Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites.Say to them:The LORD bless you and keep you!The LORD let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you!The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace!So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites, and I will bless them.” Responsorial Psalm Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 R/ (2a) May God bless us in his mercy.May God have pity on...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-12-13, Feast, Our Lady of Guadalupe

    12/11/2013 10:22:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-12-13 | Revised New American Bible
    December 12, 2013 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe    Reading 1 Zec 2:14-17 Sing and rejoice, O daughter Zion! See, I am coming to dwell among you, says the LORD.Many nations shall join themselves to the LORD on that day,and they shall be his people,and he will dwell among you,and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you.The LORD will possess Judah as his portion in the holy land,and he will again choose Jerusalem.Silence, all mankind, in the presence of the LORD!For he stirs forth from his holy dwelling. Or Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-09-13, SOL, Immaculate Conception, Blessed Virgin Mary

    12/08/2013 6:27:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-09-13 | Revised New American Bible
    December 9, 2013 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary,Patronal Feastday of the United States of America    Reading 1 Gn 3:9-15, 20 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?”He answered, “I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself.”Then he asked, “Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!”The man replied, “The woman whom you put here with meCshe gave me fruit from...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-21-13, M, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    11/20/2013 8:56:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-21-13 | New American Bible
    November 21, 2013 Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary    Reading 1 1 Mc 2:15-29 The officers of the king in charge of enforcing the apostasycame to the city of Modein to organize the sacrifices.Many of Israel joined them,but Mattathias and his sons gathered in a group apart.Then the officers of the king addressed Mattathias:“You are a leader, an honorable and great man in this city,supported by sons and kin.Come now, be the first to obey the king’s command,as all the Gentiles and the men of Judahand those who are left in Jerusalem have done.Then you and...
  • Devotion to the Most Holy Name of Mary [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    09/12/2013 6:23:01 AM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    TheMostHolyRosary.com ^ | not given | St. Alphonsus de Liguori
    The Holy Name of Mary - The Power of Her Name By St. Alphonsus de Liguori Richard of St. Laurence states "there is not such powerful help in any name, nor is there any other name given to men, after that of Jesus, from which so much salvation is poured forth upon men as from the name of Mary." He continues, "that the devout invocation of this sweet and holy name leads to the acquisition of superabundant graces in this life, and a very high degree of glory in the next." After the most sacred name of Jesus, the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-22-13, M, Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/21/2013 8:42:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-22-13 | Revised New American Bible
    August 22, 2013 Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary    Reading 1 Jgs 11:29-39a The Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah.He passed through Gilead and Manasseh,and through Mizpah-Gilead as well,and from there he went on to the Ammonites.Jephthah made a vow to the LORD.“If you deliver the Ammonites into my power,” he said,“whoever comes out of the doors of my houseto meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonitesshall belong to the LORD.I shall offer him up as a burnt offering.” Jephthah then went on to the Ammonites to fight against them,and the LORD...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MATER DOLOROSA, 08-16-13

    08/16/2013 7:03:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-16-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MATER DOLOROSASorrowing Mother. Title of the Blessed Virgin, referring especially to her mourning Christ's death as she stood beneath the Cross. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission
  • 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-15-13, SOL, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary/Day

    08/14/2013 8:51:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-15-13 | Revised New American Bible
    August 15, 2013  Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mass during the Day    Reading 1 Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab God’s 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-14-13, SOL, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary/Vigil

    08/14/2013 8:39:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-14-13 | Revised New American Bible
    August 15, 2013 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Vigil Mass   Reading 1 1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2 David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring the ark of the LORDto the place which he had prepared for it.David also called together the sons of Aaron and the Levites. The Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders with poles,as Moses had ordained according to the word of the LORD. David commanded the chiefs of the Levitesto appoint their kinsmen as chanters,to play on musical instruments, harps, lyres, and cymbals,to make a loud...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PANAYA KAPULU (shrine), 07-19-13

    07/19/2013 7:04:59 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PANAYA KAPULU (shrine)Mary's home near Selchuk, Turkey, two hundred miles from Constantinople in western Asia Minor. The reputed house where the Blessed Virgin spent her last years on earth. Ephesus is mostly in ruins, but about ten miles from the old city Our Lady's house is a pilgrimage spot that receives five thousand or more pilgrims monthly. A Catholic priest is in constant attendance. Moslems as well as Christians have come here since 1691 to pay homage to Mary. the small house was rebuilt in 1951 after long years of pilgrims' feet had practically destroyed...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-16-13, OM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    07/15/2013 9:33:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-16-13 | Revised New American Bible
    July 16, 2013Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Ex 2:1-15a A certain man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman,who conceived and bore a son.Seeing that he was a goodly child, she hid him for three months.When she could hide him no longer, she took a papyrus basket,daubed it with bitumen and pitch,and putting the child in it,placed it among the reeds on the river bank.His sister stationed herself at a distanceto find out what would happen to him. Pharaoh’s daughter came down to the river to bathe,while her maids walked along...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-08-13. M, Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    06/07/2013 9:48:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-08-13 | Revised New American Bible
    June 8, 2013 Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Tb 12:1, 5-15, 20 Tobit called his son Tobiah and said to him,Son, see to it that you give what is due to the manwho made the journey with you; give him a bonus too.So he called Raphael and said,Take as your wages half of all that you have brought back,and go in peace. Raphael called the two men aside privately and said to them:Thank God! Give him the praise and the glory.Before all the living,acknowledge the many good things he has done...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-31-13, Feast, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/30/2013 9:38:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-31-13 | Revised New American Bible
    May 31, 2013 Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Zep 3:14-18a Shout for joy, O daughter Zion!Sing joyfully, O Israel!Be glad and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!The LORD has removed the judgment against you,he has turned away your enemies;The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst,you have no further misfortune to fear.On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem:Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged!The LORD, your God, is in your midst,a mighty savior;He will rejoice over you with gladness,and renew you in his love,He will sing...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ADDOLORATA, 05-24-13

    05/24/2013 7:48:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-24-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random): .subadimg { text-align:center; } .subadimg a img { border:none; } ADDOLORATA Our Lady of Sorrows. Popular title of the Blessed Virgin, and object of special devotion among the faithful. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GUADALUPE, 04-24-13

    04/24/2013 7:39:01 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-24-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):GUADALUPE A shrine of the Blessed Virgin in central Mexico, suburb of Mexico City. One of the principal shrines of Christendom. Scene of the apparition of Our lady, in December 1531, to a native Aztec peasant, fifty-one-year-old Juan Diego. He and his wife had been recent converts to Christianity. Mary appeared on a hillside near the Aztec shrine of Tepeyac and told Juan that she wanted a church built there. When Bishop Zumarraga demanded a sign, Juan was directed by Mary to pick some roses (not in bloom then), which he took to the bishop and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-08-13, SOL, Annunciation of the Lord

    04/07/2013 8:34:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-08-13 | Revised New American Bible
    April 8, 2013 Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Reading 1 Is 7:10-14; 8:10 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying:Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God;let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky!But Ahaz answered,I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!Then Isaiah said: Listen, O house of David!Is it not enough for you to weary people,must you also weary my God?Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son,and shall name him Emmanuel,which means God is...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MARY'S VIRGINITY, 02-26-13

    02/26/2013 4:03:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 02-26-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MARY'S VIRGINITY The belief that the Mother of Jesus was always a virgin. Three stages of virginity are professed in this belief: "mary's conception of her Son without the co-operation of man, giving birth to Christ without violating her integrity, and remaining a virgin after Jesus was born. The Church's faith in Mary's virginal conception of Jesus found its way into all the ancient professions of belief. In a text dating from the early second century, the Apostles' creed speaks of "Jesus Christ . . . who was born by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin...
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part One: The Creed, The Incarnation

    02/25/2013 7:52:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholiCity.com ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941) Part One: The Creed The Incarnation Lesson 7 from the Baltimore Cathechism"I believe ... in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost (Spirit), born of the Virgin Mary ..." 77. Did God abandon man after Adam fell into sin? God did not abandon man after Adam fell into sin, but promised to send into the world a Saviour to free man from his sins and to reopen to him the gates of heaven.For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten son, that whosoever believeth...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: OUR LADY, 02-18-13

    02/18/2013 8:45:43 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 02-18-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):OUR LADY The most popular title for the Blessed Virgin in Catholic piety and literature. Its first recorded use in English is in the Anglo-Saxon poet Cynewulf (c. A.D. 750) and is commonly associated with some special prerogative or office of the Blessed Virgin, e.g., Our Lady of Ransom, Our Lady of Divine Providence, Our Lady of the Way. It is equivalent to Madonna in Italian, and Domina in Latin. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Worlds largest Marian statue unveiled in Bolivia

    02/04/2013 4:33:22 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 72 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | February - 4 - 2013
    La Paz, Bolivia, Feb 4, 2013 / 12:09 pm (CNA).- The largest statue of the Virgin Mary in the world, dedicated to Our Lady of Socavon, was inaugurated at a Feb. 1 ceremony in the city of Oruro, Bolivia. Rolando Rocha, the lead sculptor for the project, told reporters that more than simply a work of engineering and art, the monument is an act of faith that strengthens our traditions. Towering at 149 feet, the statue is located on a 12,000-foot mountain south of La Paz, the countrys second largest city. It stands 22 feet taller than the Christ the...
  • Mariaphobic Response Syndrome: Part Two

    01/01/2013 1:17:14 PM PST · by Salvation · 92 replies
    MarkShea.com ^ | 2005 | Mark P. Shea
    Mariaphobic Response Syndrome: Part TwoIn my last column, I remarked that the surprise for many Evangelical converts to the Catholic faith is how much smaller Mary is to the Catholic than she is to the Evangelical. For the Evangelical, "the Catholic Mary" looms large as a kind of ur-goddess. The fear that pre-occupies the Evangelical imagination is that, say what Catholics will, once the convert is safely inside the Church, the priest will produce the brain chip implant and you will be reprogrammed to adore and worship Mary by the Vatican's Mind Control Laser Platform in Geosynchronous Orbit above...