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  • Chesterton on devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary [Ecumenical]

    10/07/2011 7:22:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    InsightScoop.typepad.com ^ | Posted 10-07-11 | G.K. Chesterton
    Chesterton on devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary I do not want to be in a religion in which I am allowed to have a crucifix. I feel the same about the much more controversial question of the honour paid to the Blessed Virgin.  If people do not like that cult, they are quite right not to be Catholics.  But in people who are Catholics, or call themselves Catholics, I want the idea not only liked but loved and loved ardently, and above all proudly proclaimed. I want it to be what the Protestants are perfectly right in calling it;...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-07-11, Memorial, Our Lady of the Rosary

    10/06/2011 7:51:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 10-07-11 | New American Bible
    October 7, 2011 Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary Reading1Jl 1:13-15; 2:1-2 Gird yourselves and weep, O priests!wail, O ministers of the altar!Come, spend the night in sackcloth,O ministers of my God!The house of your God is deprivedof offering and libation.Proclaim a fast,call an assembly;Gather the elders,all who dwell in the land,Into the house of the LORD, your God,and cry to the LORD! Alas, the day!for near is the day of the LORD,and it comes as ruin from the Almighty. Blow the trumpet in Zion,sound the alarm on my holy mountain!Let all who dwell in the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: OUR LADY OF COPACABANA, 09-24-11

    09/24/2011 9:53:03 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 09-24-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary09-2
    Featured Term (selected at random):OUR LADY OF COPACABANA The principal Marian shrine of Bolivia, on the Peruvian border. This shrine to Our Lady, dating from 1592, is located in the mountains near Lake Titicaca. The site marked the location of an Inca temple to the Sun God. The legend of Mary and her Son goes back to 1576, when she appeared to some Inca fishermen and led them to safety in a violent storm on the nearby lake. In gratitude they built a small shrine in 1583 for a four-foot-high statue of wood and stucco carved by a descendant of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MOTHER OF GOD, 09-22-11

    09/22/2011 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 09-22-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MOTHER OF GOD Title of the Blessed Virgin Mary as the physical parent of Jesus, who is God. Although first defined against Nestorius at the Council of Ephesus (431), the concept goes back to subapostolic times. The basis in Scripture is the twofold theme of the Gospels, that Jesus was true God and that Mary was truly the mother of Jesus. St. Ignatius of Antioch (d. 107) wrote to the Ephesians: "Our God Jesus Christ was carried in Mary's womb, according to God's plan of salvation." The title of Theotokos (Mother of God) became current after...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-15-11, Memorial, Our Lady of Sorrows

    09/14/2011 9:17:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 09-15-11 | New American Bible
    September 15, 2011 Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows Reading 1 1 Tm 4:12-16 Beloved:Let no one have contempt for your youth,but set an example for those who believe,in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.Until I arrive, attend to the reading, exhortation, and teaching.Do not neglect the gift you have,which was conferred on you through the prophetic wordwith the imposition of hands by the presbyterate.Be diligent in these matters, be absorbed in them,so that your progress may be evident to everyone.Attend to yourself and to your teaching;persevere in both tasks,for by doing so you will save both yourself...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-12-11, Opt. Mem. Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    09/11/2011 6:54:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 09-12-11 | New American Bible
    September 12, 2011 Monday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary time Reading 11 Tm 2:1-8 Beloved:First of all, I ask that supplications, prayers,petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone,for kings and for all in authority,that we may lead a quiet and tranquil lifein all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing to God our savior,who wills everyone to be savedand to come to knowledge of the truth. For there is one God.There is also one mediator between God and men,the man Christ Jesus,who gave himself as ransom for all. This was the testimony at the proper...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-08-11, Feast, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    09/07/2011 9:05:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 09-08-11 | New American Bible
    September 8, 2011 Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1Mi 5:1-4a The LORD says:You, Bethlehem-Ephrathah,too small to be among the clans of Judah,From you shall come forth for meone who is to be ruler in Israel;Whose origin is from of old,from ancient times.(Therefore the Lord will give them up, until the timewhen she who is to give birth has borne,And the rest of his brethren shall returnto the children of Israel.)He shall stand firm and shepherd his flockby the strength of the LORD,in the majestic name of the LORD, his God;And they shall remain,...
  • WHAT ARE THE MARYLIKE STANDARDS?

    08/25/2011 12:55:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    http://cora.dashjr.org/trad/modesty.html#chap3 ^ | 8/25/2011 | Morgana's BVM Vanity
    "A dress cannot be called decent which is cut deeper than two fingers' breadth under the pit of the throat;; which does not cover the arms at least to the elbows; and scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knees. Furthermore, dresses of transparent material are improper." (The Cardinal vicar of Pope Pius XI) Marylike is modest without compromise, "like Mary", Christ's Mother. Marylike dresses have sleeves extending at least to the elbows; and skirts reaching below the knees. Acceptable Marylike Standards have been revealed in many private revelations since 1917 throughout the world. One of these standards is the dress...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-22-11, Memorial, Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/21/2011 5:27:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 08-22-11 | New American Bible
    August 22, 2011 Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 11 Thes 1:1-5, 8b-10 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy to the Church of the Thessaloniansin God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:grace to you and peace. We give thanks to God always for all of you,remembering you in our prayers,unceasingly calling to mind your work of faith and labor of loveand endurance in hope of our Lord Jesus Christ,before our God and Father,knowing, brothers and sisters loved by God, how you were chosen.For our Gospel did not come to you in word alone,but also in power...
  • THE MAGNIFICAT [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    08/15/2011 4:40:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Our CatholicPrayers.com ^ | not given | OurCatholicPrayers.com
    THE MAGNIFICAT The Magnificat, taken from Lukes Gospel (1:46-55), is the Blessed Virgin Marys hymn of praise to the Lord. It is also known as the Canticle of Mary in the Liturgy of the Hours, a special collection of scripture readings, psalms, and hymns that constitute what is known as the prayer of the church. (Priests and other religious are required to pray sections from the Liturgy of the Hours each day.) Although the Magnificat has had numerous musical settings from such composers as Palestrina, Bach and Mozart, it can be recited as well as sung. Its name comes...
  • Apparitions of Our Lady of Light, Zeitoun, Egypt [Catholic Caucus]

    08/03/2011 2:10:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies
    The Work of God.org ^ | not given | TheWorkofGod
    Apparitions in Zeitoun Egypt .Our Ladyof Lighttrue photo Apparitions of Our Lady of Light, Zeitoun, Egypt Our Lady appeared in Zeitoun hovering above Saint Mark's Coptic Church, a shrine dedicated to the Holy family, which according to tradition rested in that place during their stay in Egypt.The apparitions, ( hundreds in number ) took place at night, and Our Lady was always surrounded by light.The Coptic Church celebrates 32 feast days in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The last day falls on 2 April, and commemorates Our Lady under her title, Our Lady of Light.At 8:30 p.m. on...
  • Miraculous Photos of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Do you believe this? (Catholic Caucus)

    08/03/2011 6:22:58 AM PDT · by GADEL · 98 replies · 1+ views
    HubBlogs with GADEL ^ | Sunday, June 26, 2011 | Godwin Delali Adadzie
    A collection of some 'miraculous' photographs of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Well, as Saint Augustine of Hippo says, "Unless you believe, you will not understand." These are pictures taken by various people including apparitions witnessed by millions in Egypt including the former president of Egypt, Abdul Nasser. See post at Miraculous Photos of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Public Rosary in San Francisco to draw thousands [Catholic Caucus]

    06/02/2011 6:10:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    CatholicNewsAgency.com ^ | June 2, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    Public Rosary in San Francisco to draw thousands By Marianne Medlin Father Patrick Peyton addresses the San Francisco Family Rosary Rally, October 7, 1961 San Francisco, Calif., Jun 2, 2011 / 06:01 am (CNA).- Fifty years after a 1961 public Rosary gathered over half a million people in San Francisco, a Catholic lay group is organizing the same event for October of 2011.Rally organizers told CNA on June 1 that "thousands" of Catholic faithfulare expected.On October 15, the Bay Area chapter of the Legion of Mary an international community of lay Catholics will host their Family Rosary...
  • The Magnificat is a Bold Prayer! [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    05/30/2011 8:50:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 22, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Magnificat is a Bold Prayer!By: Msgr. Charles Pope I pray you might indulge me a little speculation that cuts against the usual visuals surrounding the Magnificat. And , if what I say does not please your sensibilities I ask pardon now, and once again your indulgence.In our western culture we tend to think of Mary in very soft focus, humbly praying, head bowed, quiet and almost shy in her demeanor. And this may all be true. But as I read Marys prayer, the Magnificat day after day, and as I read it todays Gospel, I cannot help but...
  • MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    05/24/2011 3:18:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    TheWorkofGod.org ^ | not given | TheWorkofGod
    MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS Our Lady became the helper of the human race for the first time when her prayers were heard and God send His Son to rescue the world from the empire of sin. She is the great woman predicted in the Proto-evangelium of Genesis, who will crush the head of the devil (Genesis 3:15). She is also portrayed in the Apocalypse as the Woman clothed with the sun, (Revelation 12:1). Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her children, those who keep the commandments of God...
  • Mary Our Mother [Catholic Caucus]

    05/08/2011 1:45:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    CatholicHerald.com ^ | 5/4/11 | Bishop Paul S. Loverde
    Mary Our Mother This Mother's Day let your mother know how much you appreciate her. Bishop Paul S. Loverde 5/4/11 As Mothers Day approaches, it is likely that each of us can recall several moments when we did not behave in the way that our mothers desired. It is certainly not always easy to be a mother, especially when her dreams for her children may not work out as planned. We are, in a particular way during this month, reminded of how much our mothers have sacrificed for us and we should take the opportunity to...
  • Catholic Word of the Day, SANCTUARY OF OUR SORROWFUL MOTHER, 04-30-11

    04/30/2011 9:31:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-30-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SANCTUARY OF OUR SORROWFUL MOTHER This shrine to Mary was founded in 1926 in Portland, Oregon, and is constructed on two terraces, one on street level, another at the top of a high cliff. A marble Crucifixion group dominates the area. On the lower level is a cavern where under the grotto arch stands a white altar framed with flowers and vines. Above on the cliff wall is a replica of Michelangel's Piet with two bronze angels holding torches. At the western end of the amphitheater is the cross-laden Christ, whose stumbling figure leads the eye...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MARIAN ART, 04-11-11

    04/11/2011 8:55:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-11-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MARIAN ART The Blessed Virgin in Christian art or architecture. The most ancient image of the Blessed Virgin still extant is a painting in the Roman catacomb of Priscilla on the Via Salaria. Dating from the early second or late first century, the fresco pictures Mary seated with the Child Jesus in her arms and what appears to be a prophet standing next to her, volume in hand and pointing to a star above the Virgin. Three other Marian paintings in the same catacomb date from the second and third centuries. One image on the tomb...
  • Perfection Joins Our Pilgrimage in Mary [Catholic caucus]

    04/01/2011 9:18:40 AM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 8 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 4/01/11 | Mary Kochan
    One of the readings from the Divine Office today concerns the making the crafting of the Ark of the Covenant. Here it is, in part: Moses said to the Israelites, See, the Lord has chosen Bezalel, son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and has filled him with a divine spirit of skill and understanding and knowledge in every craft: in the production of embroidery, in making things of gold, silver or bronze, in cutting and mounting precious stones, in carving wood, and in every other craft. Bezalel made the ark of acacia...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CARTAGO, 11-26-11

    01/26/2011 10:21:19 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-26-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CARTAGO A shrine of Our Lady of the Angels in Costa Rica, near the foot of Mount Iraz. In 1635 a young Negro girl found a small black stone statue of Our Lady and the Holy Child in the woods near Cartago. She took it home with her but it returned by itself to where she had found it. After several futile attempts to keep it, she took the statue to a village priest, who tried hiding it, but to no avail. It was always found back in the woods. The Negroes nearby built a little...
  • Church seeks recognition for Virgin Mary vision (Our Lady of Good Help) [Catholic Caucus]

    01/23/2011 3:40:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Fox11Online.com ^ | Kristin Crowley
    Church seeks recognition for Virgin Mary vision Tradition holds she appeared in Brown Co. in 1859 snip In October 1859, Sister Adele Brise claimed the Virgin Mary spoke to her and told her to teach God's word to children. The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help was built on the site, and has kept a steady following of people like Hal and Val Dubois.snip
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-08-11, Opt. Mem. Our Lady of Prompt Succor

    01/08/2011 9:45:43 AM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 01-08-11 | New American Bible
    January 8, 2011Saturday after Epiphany Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 11 Jn 5:14-21Beloved:We have this confidence in himthat if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask,we know that what we have asked him for is ours. If anyone sees his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly,he should pray to God and he will give him life. This is only for those whose sin is not deadly. There is such a thing as deadly sin,about which I do not say that you should...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-01-11, Solemnity, Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God

    12/31/2010 10:38:43 PM PST · by Salvation · 52 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 01-01-11 | New American Bible
    January 1, 2011The Octave Day of ChristmasSolemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Nm 6:22-27The 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. Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8Responsorial Psalm R. (2a) May God bless us in his mercy.May...
  • Newman about Mary, Mother of God [Catholic Caucus]

    12/31/2010 4:22:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Christendom.awake.org ^ | 2000 | Bertrand de Margerie. S.J
    Newman about Mary, Mother of God. By Bertrand de Margerie. S.J. We can contemplate with Cardinal Newman the Virgin Mary as earthly co-operator of our redeemer, as our earthly mediatrix and as our heavenly advocate. We can ask ourselves how he would react today to the petitions of millions of Catholics, including numerous Bishops, asking Pope John Paul to define as dogma the Mother of God, Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate of mankind.At first sight it would seem that Newman, avoiding the signature of any petition, would have rejected any affirmation contending that Mary was co-redemptrix if this word was...
  • The History of Our Lady of Guadalupe [Catholic Caucus]

    12/11/2010 9:11:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies
    HolyArtWorks.com ^ | December 12, 2003 | Lester Mark Haddad, M. D.
    Our Lady of Guadalupe Click for enlargement No estoy aqui, yo, que soy tu madre?Am I not here, who am your Mother?Are you not under my shadow and protection?Am I not the fountain of your joy? The History of Our Lady of Guadalupe The appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the Aztec Indian Juan Diego in December of 1531 generated the conversion of Mexico, Central and South America to Catholicism. Indeed, the Blessed Virgin Mary entered the very life stream of Central America and became an inextricable part of Mexican life and a central figure to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-08-10, Solemnity, Immaculate Conception, Bl. Virgin Mary

    12/07/2010 9:55:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 51 replies · 1+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 12-08-10 | New American Bible
    December 8, 2010Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin MaryReading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Gn 3:9-15, 20After 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 meC she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it.The...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, 11-27-10

    11/27/2010 11:20:05 AM PST · by Salvation · 30 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-27-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Title of the Blessed Virgin as sinless from her first moment of existence. In the words of Pope Pius IX's solemn definition, made in 1854, "The most holy Virgin Mary was, in the first moment of her conception, by a unique gift of grace and privilege of almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ the Redeemer of mankind, preserved free from all stain of original sin." This means that since the first moment of her human existence the mother of Jesus was preserved from the common defect of estrangement from God,...
  • Nine Major Approved Apparitions [Catholic Caucus]

    11/08/2010 9:08:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Theotokos.org ^ | not available | Fr. Michael Carroll
    NineMajor Approved Apparitions Home Page Apparition Discernment Approved Apparitions These are the nine major approved Marian apparitions of modern times, based on their acceptance by the Church and the importance they have assumed over time. (See, for example, the article "Apparitions" in Fr. Michael Carroll's Theotokos, A Theological Encyclopedia of the Blessed Virgin Mary, p.47). The Apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe in MexicoMary appeared four times to Juan Diego in 1531 at Tepeyac hill near Mexico City. She proclaimed herself the spiritual mother of all mankind and left her miraculous image on Juan Diego's outer garment, his tilma....
  • September 24 Our Lady of Ransom [Catholic Caucus]

    09/24/2010 7:52:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    RomanMiscellany.blogspot.com/Various ^ | September 24 | Fr Nicholas Schofield
    September 24Our Lady of Ransom Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom. It has a special relevance to England and Wales and used to be in our national calendar, until she was replaced by Our Lady of Walsingham in 2000. A pity that we couldn't celebrate both titles since the idea behind Our Lady of Ransom was praying for the 'ransom' of England as 'Our Lady's Dowry.' The Guild of Our Lady of Ransom continues to promote the work of England's conversion, which is today as necessary as ever. The origins of the Feast can be found in...
  • Meditation on the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    09/07/2010 9:14:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Campusudayton.edu ^ | not given | Father Johann G. Roten, S.M.
    Meditation on the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin MaryThe History of the Liturgical Celebration of Mary's Birth [Mary's Birth; Master of the Pfullendorf Altar] The Churches of Constantinople in the East and Rome in the West celebrate liturgies in honor of Mary's birth from the sixth and seventh centuries on. The origin of the liturgy is traced to the consecration of the church in Jerusalem in the sixth century that has been traditionally known as St. Ann's Basilica. The original church built in the fifth century was a Marian basilica erected on the spot known as the shepherd's field and...
  • Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With: The 7 Sorrows (Dolours) and 7 Joys of Our Lady

    08/20/2010 8:02:17 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Fisheaters.com ^ | not given | Fisheaters.com
    Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With Jump to: The 7 Sacraments (The Holy Mysteries)The 7 Corporal Works of MercyThe 7 Spiritual Works of MercyThe 3 Eminent Good WorksThe 7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost (& the Charismata)The 12 Fruits of the Holy GhostThe 3 Theological VirtuesThe 4 Cardinal VirtuesThe 7 Capital Sins & Their Contrary VirtuesThe 6 Sins Against the Holy GhostThe 4 Sins That Cry Out to HeavenThe 3 Conditions of Mortal SinThe 9 Ways We Participate in Others' SinsThe 10 CommandmentsThe 2 Greatest CommandmentsThe 3 Evangelical CounselsThe 6 Precepts of the ChurchThe Holy Days of Obligation (English)The...
  • [Catholic Caucus: Coincidences That Aren't [Our Lady of the Angels]

    08/04/2010 11:49:05 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Faith and Family Live! ^ | August 2, 2010 | Sarah Reinhard
    Coincidences That Aren't Our Lady of Angels by Sarah Reinhard in Faith on Monday, August 02, 2010 6:00 AM The feast of Our Lady of Angels is today, August 2.I have a habit of nicknaming people, whether in my head or so that they know it. (I do it to myself, too, just to be fair about things.) I was explaining this, some time ago, to a sister-in-law, who was touched by my nickname of her.You know, people only nickname those they love, she said.Well, maybe. (Im not always generous in my mental nicknaming games.)In the case of Our Lady...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BEAUPR, 07-27-10

    07/27/2010 11:20:00 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies · 2+ views
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 07-27-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BEAUPR Canadian shrine dedicated to the mother of Mary, located twenty-seven miles northeast of Quebec on the St. Lawrence River. Hundreds of thousands of ill and crippled people flock to this shrine each year, where it is said that every known disease has been cured at one time or another. Tradition says that the first chapel was built in 1658 by sailors in thanksgiving for their rescue in a storm. However, it was soon swept away, as it was too near the shore. A larger chapel was erected in 1662, but this was demolished through some...
  • Saint Anne and Saint Joachim

    07/26/2010 6:20:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies · 3+ views
    Domestic Church.com ^ | not given | Catherine Fournier
    Saint Anne and Saint Joachim Catherine FournierSaint Anne and Saint JoachimParents of MaryFeast Day: July 26Patron of: Anne - of Canada, women in childbirth, Christian mothers, Joachim - of fathersSymbol: door, often depicted with Mary as a child and a book of Scripture Young Families Joachim and Anne were the parents of Mary and the grandparents of Jesus.The name "Hannah" means grace. In Galilee, where she lived, Mary's mother was probably called "Hannah" even though we know her as Saint Anne. So, if you are named "Hannah" or "Anne" you are named after the mother of Our Blessed Mother.It...
  • From the treatise Against Heresies by St. Irenaeus, bishop: Eve and Mary (Catholic Caucus)

    06/28/2010 6:23:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholicRadioDramas.com ^ | (125-202) | St. Irenaeus
    From the treatise Against Heresies by Saint Irenaeus, bishop (125-202) Eve and Mary The Lord, coming into his own creation in visible form, was sustained by his own creation which he himself sustains in being. His obedience on the tree of the cross reversed the disobedience at the tree in Eden; the good news of the truth announced by an angel to Mary, a virgin subject to a husband, undid the evil lie that seduced Eve, a virgin espoused to a husband. As Eve was seduced by the word of an angel and so fled from God...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CZESTOCHOWA, 06-02-10

    06/02/2010 11:30:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies · 214+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 06-02-10 | Modern Catholic Dictionary
    CZESTOCHOWA  Shrine of the Black Madonna, also called Our Lady of Jasna Gora, chief Marian sanctuary of Poland. There is a legend that the picture of Our Lady and her Son at the shrine was painted by St. Luke on a tabletop made by Jesus himself when he was an apprentice carpenter to St. Joseph. Hidden during the early persecutions, it was brought by St. Helena (255-330) to Constantinople. In the troubled eighth century it was stealthily taken from that city to a forest in Eastern Poland. From there it was removed to Częstochowa. In 1430 a great Gothic...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-31-10, Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/30/2010 9:57:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies · 310+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 05-31-10 | New American Bible
    May 31, 2010Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 1Zep 3:14-18a or Rom 12:9-16 Zep 3:14-18aShout 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...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Apparitions of Mary

    05/14/2010 10:43:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 217+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Marian Apparitions Deemed "Worthy of Belief" [Catholic Caucus]

    05/14/2010 10:31:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies · 299+ views
    Fisheaters.com ^ | not given | Fisheaters
    Marian Apparitions Deemed "Worthy of Belief" The Church takes Marian (and other) apparitions quite seriously, and only after great care and study deems a particular apparition as "worthy of belief." There are only a very few apparitions of Mary that have been given this status. In any case, no Catholic is ever bound to believe in any Marian apparition --- even those deemed "worthy of belief." Until and unless a given claim of a "Mary sighting" has been studied and approved by the Church by being given the status of "worthy of belief," it should be ignored or, at least,...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Private Devotions to Mary: The Rosary

    05/13/2010 9:47:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 212+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: The Immaculate Conception of Mary

    05/10/2010 9:50:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 241+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Mary: Virgin and Ever Virgin

    05/09/2010 8:29:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 73 replies · 638+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 05-09-10 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: A Biblical Portrait of Mary

    05/08/2010 9:03:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 214+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Mary: An Introduction

    05/07/2010 10:01:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 137 replies · 1,009+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Mary the Mother of Jesus: Saint

    05/06/2010 9:46:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 77 replies · 533+ views
    CatholicApologetics.org ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/26/2010 10:00:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 194+ views
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | not given | Zsolt Aradi
    Our Lady of Good Counsel by Zsolt Aradi The majesty of the Roman countryside has remained unchanged for centuries. Just to the south of the city rise the famous Castelli Romani, the Roman Castles, the popular name given to the hills and townships in Rome's immediate neighborhood. These hills are studded with the palaces of the once rich nobility of Rome who leave the city whenever the depressive and humid scirocco hits the Eternal City. The Castelli Romani are still a part of Rome, yet once we enter that district around Palestrina, popularly called Ciociaria, we are in a...
  • The Lady of Fatima: Has Mary Appeared in Visions?

    02/19/2010 11:32:44 PM PST · by bogusname · 184 replies · 1,470+ views
    THE LADY OF FATIMA- Introduction Some Roman Catholics believe that Mary, the mother of Christ, has actually appeared to people in places like Fatima and Medjugorje. Well, did she? THE LADY OF FATIMA- Biblical? In evaluating the alleged appearances of Mary, our primary concern would be to determine whether these apparitions are indeed biblical. Interestingly enough, these Marian apparitions (as they are commonly referred to) are inextricably woven together with the official Catholic teachings about Mary which, by the way, is known as Mariology. In fact, it would be fair to say that Catholic Mariology is the very foundation of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: INCARNATION, 02-12-10

    02/12/2010 8:05:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 183+ views
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 02-12-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):INCARNATION The union of the divine nature of the Son of God with human nature in the person of Jesus Christ. The Son of God assumed our flesh, body, and soul, and dwelled among us like one of us in order to redeem us. His divine nature was substantially united to our human nature. Formerly the Feast of the Annunciation was called the Feast of the Incarnation. In the Eastern Churches the mystery is commemorated by a special feast on December 25. (Etym. Latin incarnatio; from in-, in + caro, flesh: incarnare, to make flesh.) All...
  • LOURDES AND ST. BERNADETTE [Catholic Caucus]

    02/10/2010 10:27:28 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies · 356+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | 1952 | Stephen Breen
    LOURDES AND ST. BERNADETTE Lourdes was in the same general region as La Salette; Bernadette, like the children of La Salette spoke in a "patois": Like Maximin and Melanie she could neither read nor write. Unlike them, she was already an advanced contemplative when Our Lady appeared, having cultivated the habit of praying always. In the fields she constantly said her rosary over and over. She was the daughter of poor parents, who were very devoted to one another. The improvident nature and erratic generosity of her father kept the family in dire poverty at all times, but it...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-11-10, Opt. Mem. Our Lady of Lourdes

    02/10/2010 10:21:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies · 466+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 02-11-10 | New American Bible
    February 11, 2010 Thursday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading I1 Kgs 11:4-13When Solomon was old his wives had turned his heart to strange gods,and his heart was not entirely with the LORD, his God,as the heart of his father David had been.By adoring Astarte, the goddess of the Sidonians,and Milcom, the idol of the Ammonites,Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD;he did not follow him unreservedly as his father David...