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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-09-18, M, The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    06/08/2018 11:11:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-09-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 9, 2018 Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 2 Tm 4:1-8 Beloved:I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus,who will judge the living and the dead,and by his appearing and his kingly power:proclaim the word;be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient;convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching.For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrinebut, following their own desires and insatiable curiosity,will accumulate teachers and will stop listening to the truthand will be diverted to myths.But you, be self-possessed in all circumstances;put up...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-31-18, FEAST, The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/30/2018 10:14:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-31-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 31, 2018 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-09-18, SOL, The Annunciation of the Lord

    04/08/2018 9:37:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-09-18 | Revised New American Bible
    April 9, 2018 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 with us!" Responsorial...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-11-1/, Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    02/10/2018 8:35:14 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-11-18 | Revised New American Bible
    February 11, 2018 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Lv 13:1-2, 44-46 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron,"If someone has on his skin a scab or pustule or blotchwhich appears to be the sore of leprosy,he shall be brought to Aaron, the priest,or to one of the priests among his descendants.If the man is leprous and unclean,the priest shall declare him uncleanby reason of the sore on his head. "The one who bears the sore of leprosyshall keep his garments rent and his head bare,and shall muffle his beard;he shall cry out, 'Unclean, unclean!'As long as the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-01-18, SOL, The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

    12/31/2017 8:59:50 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-01-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 1, 2018 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...
  • On The Hidden Mercy of the Tilma of Guadalupe

    12/12/2017 9:05:13 AM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-11-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On The Hidden Mercy of the Tilma of Guadalupe Msgr. Charles Pope • December 11, 2017 • On the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, it is a chance for us to rejoice in the great mercy of our divine Lord and our blessed Lady. I am drawn to mediate on the miraculous quality of our Lady’s eyes on the tilma.As many of you know, recent discoveries using modern magnification and ophthalmological equipment have shown the seemingly miraculous reflection of as many as a dozen persons in her eyes. How such tiny and accurate reflections could occur in both...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-12-17, FEAST, Our Lady of Guadalupe

    12/11/2017 8:04:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-12-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 12, 2017 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, 12-08-17, SOL, Immaculate Conception -- Blessed Virgin Mary

    12/07/2017 8:00:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-08-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 8, 2017 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 meCshe gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it."The...
  • Daily Mass Readings, 11-21-17, M, The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    11/20/2017 7:38:14 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-21-17 | Revised New American Bible
    November 21, 2017 Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 2 Mc 6:18-31 Eleazar, one of the foremost scribes,a man of advanced age and noble appearance,was being forced to open his mouth to eat pork. But preferring a glorious death to a life of defilement,he spat out the meat,and went forward of his own accord to the instrument of torture,as people ought to do who have the courage to reject the foodwhich it is unlawful to taste even for love of life. Those in charge of that unlawful ritual meal took the man aside privately,because...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-07-17, M, Our Lady of the Rosary

    10/06/2017 8:22:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-07-17 | Revised New American Bible
    October 7, 2017 Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary Reading 1 Bar 4:5-12, 27-29Fear not, my people!Remember, Israel,You were sold to the nationsnot for your destruction;It was because you angered Godthat you were handed over to your foes.For you provoked your Makerwith sacrifices to demons, to no-gods;You forsook the Eternal God who nourished you,and you grieved Jerusalem who fostered you.She indeed saw coming upon youthe anger of God; and she said: "Hear, you neighbors of Zion!God has brought great mourning upon me,For I have seen the captivitythat the Eternal God has broughtupon my sons and daughters.With joy I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-15-17, M, Our Lady of Sorrows

    09/14/2017 9:06:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-15-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 15, 2017 Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows Reading 1 1 Tm 1:1-2, 12-14Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our saviorand of Christ Jesus our hope,to Timothy, my true child in faith:grace, mercy, and peace from God the Fatherand Christ Jesus our Lord. I am grateful to him who has strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord,because he considered me trustworthyin appointing me to the ministry.I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and an arrogant man,but I have been mercifully treatedbecause I acted out of ignorance in my unbelief.Indeed, the grace of our Lord...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-12-17, OM, Most Holy Name of Mary

    09/11/2017 10:28:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-12-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 12, 2017 Tuesday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Col 2:6-15Brothers and sisters:As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him,rooted in him and built upon himand established in the faith as you were taught,abounding in thanksgiving.See to it that no one captivate you with an empty, seductive philosophyaccording to the tradition of men,according to the elemental powers of the worldand not according to Christ. For in him dwells the whole fullness of the deity bodily,and you share in this fullness in him,who is the head of every principality and power.In him you were...
  • Reparation to Mary (Five First Saturdays) [Catholic Caucus]

    09/09/2017 9:11:53 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 08-02-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Reparation to Mary Msgr.Charles Pope Question: In the Fatima devotions, we are told to make the five First Saturdays in reparation to Mary. But, though I am devoted to Mary, I wonder how I can make reparation to Mary for my sin when the sins I have committed have been against God and those around me? Is it not to God that reparation needs to be made? — Margaret Mantia, St. Louis Answer: The word “reparation” means to repair damages that we or others have inflicted. Even in secular language the word is used when one nation or group is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-08-17, FEAST, The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    09/08/2017 8:25:12 AM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-08-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 8, 2017 Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Mi 5:1-4aThe 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, for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-08-17, FEAST, The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    09/07/2017 8:21:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-08-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 8, 2017 Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Mi 5:1-4aThe 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, for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-22-17, M, The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/21/2017 8:51:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-22-17 | Revised New American Bible
    August 22, 2017 Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Jgs 6:11-24aThe angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth in Ophrahthat belonged to Joash the Abiezrite.While his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine pressto save it from the Midianites,the angel of the LORD appeared to him and said,"The LORD is with you, O champion!"Gideon said to him, "My Lord, if the LORD is with us,why has all this happened to us?Where are his wondrous deeds of which our fatherstold us when they said, 'Did not the LORD bring us...
  • [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...