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  • [Catholic Caucus] The Biblical Roots of the Assumption of Mary

    08/15/2017 7:09:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-14-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Biblical Roots of the Assumption of Mary Msgr. Charles Pope • August 14, 2017 • While the actual event of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven is not recorded in the Scriptures, 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 stages:The Assumption 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-15-17, SOL, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/14/2017 8:23:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-15-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 15, 2017 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary -Mass during the Day Reading 1 Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10abGod'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 were...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-05-17, OM, Dedication of Basilica of St. Mary Major

    08/04/2017 9:01:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-05-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 5, 2017 Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Lv 25:1, 8-17The LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai,"Seven weeks of years shall you countseven times seven yearsso that the seven cycles amount to forty-nine years.Then, on the tenth day of the seventh month, let the trumpet resound;on this, the Day of Atonement, the trumpet blast shall re-echothroughout your land.This fiftieth year you shall make sacredby proclaiming liberty in the land for all its inhabitants.It shall be a jubilee for you,when every one of you shall return to his own property,every one to his own...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 07-16-17, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    07/15/2017 7:35:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-16-17 | Revised New American Bible
    July 16, 2017 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 55:10-11Thus says the LORD:Just as from the heavensthe rain and snow come downand do not return theretill they have watered the earth,making it fertile and fruitful,giving seed to the one who sowsand bread to the one who eats,so shall my word bethat goes forth from my mouth;my word shall not return to me void,but shall do my will,achieving the end for which I sent it. Responsorial Psalm Ps 65:10, 11, 12-13, 14R. (Lk 8:8) The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.You have visited...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-31-15, FEAST, The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/30/2017 8:40:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-31-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 31, 2017 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 joyfully...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Our Lady of Fatima, 05-13-17

    05/13/2017 3:27:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 05-13-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Our Lady of Fatima Saint of the Day for May 13  The Story of Our Lady of Fatima Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese children–Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their cousin Lucia dos Santos–received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria near Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon. Mary asked the children to pray the rosary for world peace, for the end of World War I, for sinners, and for the conversion of Russia.Mary gave the children three secrets. Following the deaths of Francisco and Jacinta in 1919 and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-13-17, OM, Our Lady of Fatima

    05/12/2017 7:23:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-13-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 13, 2017 Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 13:44-52On the following sabbathalmost the whole citygathered to hear the word of the Lord. When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousyand with violent abuse contradicted what Paul said. Both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said,"It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first,but since you reject itand condemn yourselves as unworthy of eternal life,we now turn to the Gentiles. For so the Lord has commanded us,I have made you a light to the Gentiles,that you may...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Annunciation of the Lord, 03-25-17

    03/28/2017 5:35:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 03-25-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: The Annunciation | Leonardo da Vinci Annunciation of the Lord Saint of the Day for March 25 The Story of the Annunciation of the Lord The feast of the Annunciation, now recognized as a solemnity, was first celebrated in the fourth or fifth century. Its central focus is the Incarnation: God has become one of us. From all eternity God had decided that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity should become human. Now, as Luke 1:26-38 tells us, the decision is being realized. The God-Man embraces all humanity, indeed all creation, to bring...
  • A Woman Wrapped in Silence A Meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation

    03/25/2017 5:57:15 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-24-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Woman Wrapped in Silence – A Meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation Msgr. Charles Pope • March 24, 2017 • In preparation for today’s Feast of the Annunciation I picked up Jesus of Nazareth, Vol. 3 (The Infancy Narratives), by Pope Emeritus Benedict. I was very moved by a brief reflection that he made on Mary as the Angel Gabriel left her. His remarks consider her faith in a very touching manner.I must say that I have always been moved—and intrigued—by the faith of the Blessed Mother. She is “a woman wrapped in silence,” a phrase that...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-11-17, OM, Our Lady of Lourdes

    02/10/2017 9:11:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-11-17 | Revised New American Bible
    February 11, 2017 Saturday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 3:9-24The LORD God called to Adam 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 me she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it."The LORD God then asked the woman,"Why did you do such a thing?"The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-01-17, SOL, The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

    12/31/2016 7:31:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-01-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 1, 2017 The 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...
  • Why Was Christ Born of a Woman?

    12/21/2016 9:57:37 AM PST · by Salvation · 45 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-20-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Was Christ Born of a Woman? Msgr. Charles Pope • December 20, 2016 • As Christmas draws closer, we continue to ponder the approaching mysteries. Today we will consider some of the things St. Thomas Aquinas taught regarding the Incarnation.Why did the Lord choose to come to us through a woman, Mary? He could have come in any manner He pleased. Yesterday, we pondered why He took true flesh and a human nature to Himself rather than just coming as a kind of ghost or simply as God. But even in becoming truly and fully man, He could...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-12-16, FEAST, Our Lady of Guadalupe

    12/11/2016 8:25:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-12-16 | Revised New American Bible
    December 12, 2016 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, 12-08-16, SOL, Immaculate Conception - Blessed Virgin Mary

    12/07/2016 8:32:29 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-08-16 | Revised New American Bible
    December 8, 2016 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 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 meshe gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it.The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-21-16, M, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    11/20/2016 7:51:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-21-16 | Revised New American Bible
    November 21, 2016 Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Rv 14:1-3, 4b-5 I, John, looked and there was the Lamb standing on Mount Zion,and with him a hundred and forty-four thousandwho had his name and his Fathers name written on their foreheads.I heard a sound from heavenlike the sound of rushing water or a loud peal of thunder.The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps.They were singing what seemed to be a new hymn before the throne,before the four living creatures and the elders.No one could learn this hymn except...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-15-16, M, Our Lady of Sorrows

    09/14/2016 9:16:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-15-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 15, 2016 Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows Reading 1 1 Cor 15:1-11 I am reminding you, brothers and sisters,of the Gospel I preached to you,which you indeed received and in which you also stand.Through it you are also being saved,if you hold fast to the word I preached to you,unless you believed in vain.For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received:that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures;that he was buried;that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures;that he appeared to Cephas, then...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-12-16, OM, Most Holy Name of Mary

    09/11/2016 7:44:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-12-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 12, 2016 Monday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time 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 Lords supper,for in eating, each one goes ahead with his own supper,and one...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-08-16, FEAST, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    09/07/2016 9:11:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-08-16 | Revised New American Bible
    September 8, 2016 Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Mic 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,...
  • Polish Parishes Renew Consecration on Today Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa

    08/27/2016 9:37:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Zenit.org ^ | August 26, 2016 | Zenit.org
    Polish Parishes Renew Consecration on Today Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa Continue festivities for 1,050th anniversary of nation’s baptism August 26, 2016ZENIT StaffMary and Mariology L'Osservatore Romano Poland’s Primate, Archbishop Wojciech Polak, presided over today’s celebrations of the Solemnity of Our Lady of Czestochowa at Jasna Gora. In his homily, the Primate noted that, with this celebration, we are, in a certain way, prolonging the joy of May’s Solemnity of Our Lady, Queen of Poland, when, on the occasion of the 1050th anniversary of Poland’s Baptism, we renewed our consecration to the Mother of the Redeemer.“Today’s Solemnity of Our...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-22-16, M, The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/21/2016 9:43:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-22-16 | Revised New American Bible
    August 22, 2016 Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 2 Thes 1:1-5, 11-12 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy to the Church of the Thessaloniansin God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:grace to you and peace from God our Fatherand the Lord Jesus Christ. We ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters,as is fitting, because your faith flourishes ever more,and the love of every one of you for one another grows ever greater.Accordingly, we ourselves boast of you in the churches of Godregarding your endurance and faith in all your persecutionsand the...