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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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 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 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,...

    08/25/2011 12:55:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies ^ | 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 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 ^ | not given |
    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...