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  • Catholic Word of the Day: FETICIDE, 07-10-14

    07/10/2014 6:58:57 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 07-10-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:FETICIDE The direct killing of an unborn child. It is always murder and therefore gravely sinful. (Etym. Latin fetus, the young in the womb + -cidium, a killing.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission. 
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-10-14

    07/09/2014 9:26:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-10-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 10, 2014Thursday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Hos 11:1-4, 8e-9 Thus says the LORD:When Israel was a child I loved him, out of Egypt I called my son.The more I called them,the farther they went from me,Sacrificing to the Baalsand burning incense to idols.Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk,who took them in my arms;I drew them with human cords,with bands of love;I fostered them like onewho raises an infant to his cheeks;Yet, though I stooped to feed my child,they did not know that I was their healer. My heart is...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TYCHISM, 07-09-14

    07/09/2014 7:29:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 07-09-114 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:TYCHISM A theory that chance is an objective fact in the universe and that it is not merly due to human ignorance. It is commonly associated with the idea that evolution takes place casually and without planned direction by some guiding intelligence. (Etym. Greek tyche, fortune, chance.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-09-14, OM, St. Augustine Zhao Rong/comp, Martyrs

    07/08/2014 9:47:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-09-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 9, 2014Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12 Israel is a luxuriant vinewhose fruit matches its growth.The more abundant his fruit,the more altars he built;The more productive his land,the more sacred pillars he set up.Their heart is false,now they pay for their guilt;God shall break down their altarsand destroy their sacred pillars.If they would say,“We have no king”—Since they do not fear the LORD,what can the king do for them? The king of Samaria shall disappear,like foam upon the waters.The high places of Aven shall be destroyed,the sin of Israel;thorns...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MANTELLETTA, 07-08-14

    07/08/2014 8:11:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 07-02-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:MANTELLETTA A sleeveless outer garment fastened at the neck, reaching to the knees, open in front, worn by cardinals, bishops, abbots, and certain prelates of the papal court. (Etym. Latin dimin. of mantellum, cloak, veil.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-08-14

    07/07/2014 10:52:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-08-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 8, 2014Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Hos 8:4-7, 11-13 Thus says the LORD:They made kings in Israel, but not by my authority;they established princes, but without my approval.With their silver and gold they madeidols for themselves, to their own destruction.Cast away your calf, O Samaria!my wrath is kindled against them;How long will they be unable to attaininnocence in Israel?The work of an artisan,no god at all,Destined for the flames—such is the calf of Samaria! When they sow the wind, they shall reap the whirlwind;The stalk of grain that forms no earcan yield...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: BAPTISM OF MARTYRDOM, 07-07-14

    07/07/2014 7:23:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 07-07-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:BAPTISM OF MARTYRDOM  Also called baptism of blood. It is the patient endurance of fatal torture inflicted out of hatred for Christ or the Christian faith or Christian virtue. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-07-14

    07/06/2014 7:34:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-07-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 7, 2014Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Hos 2:16, 17c-18, 21-22 Thus says the LORD:I will allure her;I will lead her into the desertand speak to her heart.She shall respond there as in the days of her youth,when she came up from the land of Egypt. On that day, says the LORD,She shall call me “My husband,”and never again “My baal.” I will espouse you to me forever:I will espouse you in right and in justice,in love and in mercy;I will espouse you in fidelity,and you shall know the LORD. Responsorial Psalm Ps...
  • Oregon mental hospital to honor 'forgotten souls'

    07/06/2014 2:11:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 07-06-14 | MSN.com
    Oregon mental hospital to honor 'forgotten souls' SALEM, Ore. (AP) — They were dubbed the "forgotten souls" — the cremated remains of thousands of people who came through the doors of Oregon's state mental hospital, died there and whose ashes were abandoned inside 3,500 copper urns. One of the abandoned wings of the Oregon State Hospital in Salem, Oregon. Discovered a decade ago at the decrepit Oregon State Hospital, where "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed, the remains became a symbol of the state's — and the nation's — dark history of treating the mentally ill. A research...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 07-06-14, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    07/05/2014 8:26:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-06-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 6, 2014Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  Reading 1 Zec 9:9-10 Thus says the LORD:Rejoice heartily, O daughter Zion,shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem!See, your king shall come to you;a just savior is he,meek, and riding on an ass,on a colt, the foal of an ass.He shall banish the chariot from Ephraim,and the horse from Jerusalem;the warrior’s bow shall be banished,and he shall proclaim peace to the nations.His dominion shall be from sea to sea,and from the River to the ends of the earth. Responsorial Psalm Ps 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14 R/ (cf. 1) I will praise your name...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: OUR LADY OF LUJÁN, 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 LUJÁN Argentine 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 Luján 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 priest ordained in America - 1793

    07/04/2014 9:33:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    History.com ^ | not given | History.com
    May 25, 1793: Catholic priest ordained in America   In Baltimore, Maryland, Father Stephen Theodore Badin becomes the first Catholic priest to be ordained in the United States. Badin was ordained by Bishop John Carroll, an early advocate of American Catholicism, and appointed to the Catholic mission in Kentucky.In colonial America, there were few English-speaking Catholics outside of Maryland, which was established in 1634 as a haven for Roman Catholics persecuted in England. In 1735, some 100 years after the establishment of Maryland, John Carroll was born in Baltimore into a prominent Catholic family. As secondary Catholic education was...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-05-14, OM, St. Elizabeth of Portugal, St. Anthony Zaccaria

    07/04/2014 8:16:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-05-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 5, 2014Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Am 9:11-15 Thus says the LORD:On that day I will raise upthe fallen hut of David;I will wall up its breaches,raise up its ruins,and rebuild it as in the days of old,That they may conquer what is left of Edomand all the nations that shall bear my name,say I, the LORD, who will do this.Yes, days are coming,says the LORD,When the plowman shall overtake the reaper,and the vintager, him who sows the seed;The juice of grapes shall drip down the mountains,and all the hills shall run...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ETHOS, 07-04-14

    07/04/2014 8:15:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 07-04-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:ETHOS  The spirit of a people or culture, or, more technically, the totality of the ideas and attitudes held by a specific community in relation to behavior. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission. 
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-04-14

    07/03/2014 8:43:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-04-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 4, 2014Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Am 8:4-6, 9-12 Hear this, you who trample upon the needyand destroy the poor of the land!“When will the new moon be over,” you ask,“that we may sell our grain,and the sabbath, that we may display the wheat?”We will diminish the containers for measuring,add to the weights,and fix our scales for cheating!We will buy the lowly man for silver,and the poor man for a pair of sandals;even the refuse of the wheat we will sell!” On that day, says the Lord GOD,I will make the sun...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: VOW OF POVERTY, 07-03-14

    07/03/2014 7:45:57 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 07-03-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:VOW OF POVERTY The vow by which a person freely gives up the ownership, or at least the independent use and administration, of temporal goods. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-03-14, FEAST, St. Thomas, Apostle

    07/02/2014 8:43:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-03-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 3, 2014Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle    Reading 1 Eph 2:19-22 Brothers and sisters:You are no longer strangers and sojourners,but you are fellow citizens with the holy onesand members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets,with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.Through him the whole structure is held togetherand grows into a temple sacred in the Lord;in him you also are being built togetherinto a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. Responsorial Psalm Ps 117:1bc, 2 R. (Mark 16:15) Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.Praise...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: NOBLE GUARDS, 07-02-14

    07/02/2014 9:38:21 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 07-02-14 | from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:NOBLE GUARDS The highest ranking corps of the papal ministry service. It originated in the light cavalry that was a mounted guard for the Pope and had been reorganized many times. Pope Leo XIII gave them their modern name. The Pope appointed the commander, who was always a Roman prince. All members were to show a sixty-year line of nobility recognized by the papacy. They appeared with the Pope at public functions and left always with him. They were privileged to convey the tidings to newly appointed cardinals of their appointments. The Noble Guards were abolished...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-02-14

    07/01/2014 10:08:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-02-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 2, 2014Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Am 5:14-15, 21-24 Seek good and not evil,that you may live;Then truly will the LORD, the God of hosts,be with you as you claim!Hate evil and love good,and let justice prevail at the gate;Then it may be that the LORD, the God of hosts,will have pity on the remnant of Joseph. I hate, I spurn your feasts, says the LORD,I take no pleasure in your solemnities;Your cereal offerings I will not accept,nor consider your stall-fed peace offerings.Away with your noisy songs!I will not listen to the...
  • Bl. Junípero Serra and the Holy Family

    07/01/2014 9:49:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    CE.com ^ | 07-01-14 | Sean Fitzpatrick
    Bl. Junípero Serra and the Holy Family Sean FitzpatrickOn September 25th, 1988, Pope St. John Paul II beatified a swarthy, Spanish, asthmatic priest of small stature who was a dazzling scholar, a tireless apostle, and the founder of many missionaries from San Diego to San Francisco—Junípero Serra, who walked the western desert to irrigate souls with the water that becomes a spring welling up to eternal life.Born Miguel Jose Serra Ferrer on November 14, 1730, in Petra, Majorca, Spain, this servant of God and God’s people became a Franciscan after a brilliant career as a scholar of philosophy, taking...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SEVEN HEAVENS, 07-01-14

    07/01/2014 8:03:16 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 07-01-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:SEVEN HEAVENS A popular belief, never confirmed by the Church, that heaven is divided into seven levesl of beatitude, the highest being the seventh. The expression "seventh heaven" is a remnant of this belief. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-01-14, OM, Bl. Junipero Serra, Priest

    06/30/2014 8:14:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-01-14 | Revised New American Bible
    July 1, 2014Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Am 3:1-8; 4:11-12 Hear this word, O children of Israel, that the LORD pronounces over you,over the whole family that I brought up from the land of Egypt: You alone have I favored, more than all the families of the earth;Therefore I will punish youfor all your crimes. Do two walk togetherunless they have agreed?Does a lion roar in the forestwhen it has no prey?Does a young lion cry out from its denunless it has seized something?Is a bird brought to earth by a snarewhen there...
  • The Generosity of Catholic Family Planning

    06/30/2014 6:47:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    CE.com ^ | June 30, 2014 | Revised New American Bible
    The Generosity of Catholic Family Planning Caitlin Marchand In a contraceptive culture it is little wonder that natural family planning is often in the Catholic spotlight.  Perhaps it is also little wonder that we accidentally slip into using the secular world’s terms or attitudes when discussing it.  It is well established to anybody willing to hear that NFP is a licit practice.  In fact, it is not merely an acceptable but second rate choice made by second rate Catholics but can and should be undertaken in such a spirit as to be equally receptive to God’s will and lovingly exercise...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GOLDEN SEQUENCE, 06-30-14

    06/30/2014 7:49:01 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 06-30-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:GOLDEN SEQUENCE A name applied to the hymn Veni, Sancte Spiritus, et emitte coelitus (Come, Thou Holy Paraclete), which is sung on Pentecost Sunday. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-30-14, OM, First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

    06/29/2014 9:24:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-30-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 30, 2014Monday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Am 2:6-10, 13-16 Thus says the LORD:For three crimes of Israel, and for four,I will not revoke my word;Because they sell the just man for silver,and the poor man for a pair of sandals.They trample the heads of the weakinto the dust of the earth,and force the lowly out of the way.Son and father go to the same prostitute,profaning my holy name.Upon garments taken in pledgethey recline beside any altar;And the wine of those who have been finedthey drink in the house of their god. Yet...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-29-14, Sol, Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Mass/Day

    06/28/2014 6:08:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 53 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-29-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 29, 2014Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles, Mass during the Day    Reading 1 Acts 12:1-11 In those days, King Herod laid hands upon some members of the Church to harm them.He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword,and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jewshe proceeded to arrest Peter also.–It was the feast of Unleavened Bread.–He had him taken into custody and put in prisonunder the guard of four squads of four soldiers each.He intended to bring him before the people after Passover.Peter thus was being kept in prison,but prayer...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-28-14, SOL, Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Vigil Mass

    06/28/2014 6:02:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-28-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 29, 2014Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles, Vigil Mass    Reading 1 Acts 3:1-10 Peter and John were going up to the temple areafor the three o’clock hour of prayer. And a man crippled from birth was carriedand placed at the gate of the temple called “the Beautiful Gate”every day to beg for alms from the people who entered the temple.When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple,he asked for alms.But Peter looked intently at him, as did John,and said, “Look at us.”He paid attention to them, expecting to receive something from them.Peter...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: OMEGA, 06-28-14

    06/28/2014 7:11:03 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 06-28-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:OMEGA  The twenty-fourth and last letter of the Greek alphabet. Occurs in the Bible as Alpha and Omega (Revelation 21:6), where Christ refers to himself as the Beginning and the End. He is the Omega of the universe as the destiny of the human race and the final fulfillment of all creation. (Etym. Greek omega, the great [i.e., long] o., last letter of the alphabet.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • 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 Word of the Day: CHAINED BIBLES, 06-27-14

    06/27/2014 7:44:48 AM PDT · by Salvation · 57 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 06-27-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:CHAINED BIBLES  An institution of the medieval Church to protect copies of the Bible from thievery. Before the advent of printing, the rarity of books made them available only to the wealthy. they were often locked away in chests. The Church, wishing to make the Bible available to all the faithful and still to ensure it against loss, chained it to a desk or lectern near a window. There even poor students had its use and it was in popular demand. Bias and ignorance have interpreted this chaining as proof that the Church withheld the Bible...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-27-14, SOL, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/26/2014 8:15:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-27-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 27, 2014Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus    Reading 1 Dt 7:6-11 Moses said to the people:"You are a people sacred to the LORD, your God;he has chosen you from all the nations on the face of the earthto be a people peculiarly his own.It was not because you are the largest of all nationsthat the LORD set his heart on you and chose you,for you are really the smallest of all nations.It was because the LORD loved youand because of his fidelity to the oath he had sworn your fathers,that he brought you out with his...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: UNJUST DAMAGE, 06-26-14

    06/26/2014 7:32:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 06-26-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary,
    Featured Term (selected at random:UNJUST DAMAGE  Violating the property of another in some unfair manner without deriving any advantage from the harm caused. The obligation to undo the damage caused binds under the following conditions: 1. the act of damage must be unjust in the strict sense; 2. the action must be the real and effective cause of the damage, so that a accidental cause would not require restitution; 3. the harmful action must be formally sinful, i.e., deliberately unjust. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-26-14

    06/25/2014 11:07:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-26-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 26, 2014Thursday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 2 Kgs 24:8-17 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign,and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Nehushta,daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.He did evil in the sight of the LORD,just as his forebears had done. At that time the officials of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,attacked Jerusalem, and the city came under siege.Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,himself arrived at the citywhile his servants were besieging it.Then Jehoiachin, king of Judah, together with his mother,his ministers, officers, and functionaries,surrendered to the king of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: FREEMASONRY, 06-25-14

    06/25/2014 8:06:59 AM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 06-25-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary,
    Featured Term (selected at random:FREEMASONRY  The teachings and practices of a secret international organization whose modern origins date from the first quarter of the eighteenth-century. Freemasonry began as a fraternity of Deists in Europe, and its basic orientation has been naturalistic, i.e. supernatural, ever since. Its hostility to the Catholic Church has evoked numerous declarations of the Holy See, notably of Popes Clement XII (1738), Pius IX (1864) and Leo XIII (1884). The Code of Canon Law (1918) decreed that no Catholic may join "Masonic sects or any other similar associations which plot against the Church" (Canon 2335). The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-25-14

    06/24/2014 7:09:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-25-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 25, 2014Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 2 Kgs 22:8-13; 23:1-3 The high priest Hilkiah informed the scribe Shaphan,“I have found the book of the law in the temple of the LORD.”Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, who read it.Then the scribe Shaphan went to the king and reported,“Your servants have smelted down the metals available in the templeand have consigned them to the master workmenin the temple of the LORD.”The scribe Shaphan also informed the kingthat the priest Hilkiah had given him a book,and then read it aloud to the king.When the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LAYING ON OF HANDS,06-24-14

    06/24/2014 8:36:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 06-24-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:LAYING ON OF HANDS In both the Old and New Testaments a significant symbolic action denoting various meanings. Examples: Israel giving his parental blessing to Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 48:18); Moses passing his authority to his successor (Numbers 27:18); Joshua receiving the spirit of wisdom to lead his people (Deuteronomy 34:9); Aaron preparing the ram for sacrifice (Exodus 29:10). In the New Testament its symbolism took on a further and deeper meaning: Jesus blessing the children (Matthew 19:15); Jesus bringing the official's daughter back to life (Matthew 9:18); Peter and John calling down the Holy Spirit...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-24-14, SOL, Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Mass/Day

    06/23/2014 7:48:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-24-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 24, 2014Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Mass during the Day    Reading 1 Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O coastlands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother’s womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-23-14, SOL, Nativity of .St John the Baptist, Vigil Mass

    06/23/2014 7:31:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-23-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 24, 2014Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Vigil Mass    Reading 1 Jer 1:4-10 In the days of King Josiah, the word of the LORD came to me, saying: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,before you were born I dedicated you,a prophet to the nations I appointed you. “Ah, Lord GOD!” I said,“I know not how to speak; I am too young.”But the LORD answered me,Say not, “I am too young.”To whomever I send you, you shall go;whatever I command you, you shall speak.Have no fear before them,because I am with...
  • A Protestant Historian Discovers the Catholic Church – Conversion Story of A. David Anders, Ph.D.

    06/23/2014 5:06:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 87 replies
    ComingHomenetwork.org ^ | February 13, 2012 | A. David Anders, Ph.D.
    A Protestant Historian Discovers the Catholic Church – Conversion Story of A. David Anders, Ph.D. February 13, 2012 | 74 responses A Protestant Historian Discovers  the Catholic Church by A. David Anders, Ph.D.I grew up an Evangelical Protestant in Birmingham, Alabama. My parents were loving and devoted, sincere in their faith, and deeply involved in our church. They instilled in me a respect for the Bible as the Word of God, and a desire for a living faith in Christ. Missionaries frequented our home and brought their enthusiasm for their work. Bookshelves in our house were filled with theology...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: THEOLOGY OF JUSTIFICATION, 06-23-14

    06/23/2014 8:12:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 06-23-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:THEOLOGY OF JUSTIFICATION The process of a sinner becoming justified or made right with God. As defined by the Council of Trent, "Justification is the change from the condition in which a person is born as a child of the first Adam into a state of grace and adoption among the children of God through the Second Adam, Jesus Christ our Savior" (Denzinger 1524). On the negative side, justification is a true removal of sin, and not merely having one's sins ignored or no longer held against the sinner by God. On the positive side it...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-23-14

    06/22/2014 8:37:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-23-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 23, 2014Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 2 Kgs 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18 Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, occupied the whole landand attacked Samaria, which he besieged for three years.In the ninth year of Hoshea, king of Israelthe king of Assyria took Samaria,and deported the children of Israel to Assyria,setting them in Halah, at the Habor, a river of Gozan,and the cities of the Medes. This came about because the children of Israel sinned against the LORD,their God, who had brought them up from the land of Egypt,from under the domination of Pharaoh, king of...
  • The Vocation of Marriage

    06/22/2014 2:18:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    ForYourMarriage.org ^ | not given | ForYourMarriage.org
    The Vocation of MarriageAll Christians in whatever state or walk of life are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity.When the Catholic Church teaches that marriage is a Christian vocation it is saying that the couple’s relationship is more than simply their choice to enter a union which is a social and legal institution. In addition to these things, marriage involves a call from God and a response from two people who promise to build, with the help of divine grace, a lifelong, intimate and sacramental partnership of love and life.The Second Vatican...
  • Catholic Caucus:Sunday Mass Readings, 06-22-14, SOL Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ-Corpus Christi

    06/21/2014 7:45:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 63 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-22-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 22, 2014Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)    Reading 1 Dt 8:2-3, 14b-16a Moses said to the people:"Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God,has directed all your journeying in the desert,so as to test you by afflictionand find out whether or not it was your intentionto keep his commandments. He therefore let you be afflicted with hunger,and then fed you with manna,a food unknown to you and your fathers,in order to show you that not by bread alone does one live,but by every word that comes forth from the...
  • Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Serve, June 21 to July 4, 2014

    06/21/2014 10:40:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
     Fortnight for Freedom 2014The U.S. bishops have scheduled The Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Serve, which will take place from June 21 to July 4, 2014. This comes during the time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power – St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. The theme of this year’s Fortnight will focus on the freedom to serve the poor and vulnerable in accord with human dignity...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LEGION OF MARY, 06-21-14

    06/21/2014 9:54:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 06-21-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:LEGION OF MARY One of the largest lay organization in the Catholic Church, founded in Dublin in 1921. Its purpose is entirely spiritual, namely, the sanctification of the members and their practice of charity toward others. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-21-14, M, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious

    06/20/2014 11:26:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 21, 2014Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious    Reading 1 2 Chr 24:17-15 After the death of Jehoiada,the princes of Judah came and paid homage to King Joash,and the king then listened to them.They forsook the temple of the LORD, the God of their fathers,and began to serve the sacred poles and the idols;and because of this crime of theirs,wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem.Although prophets were sent to them to convert them to the LORD,the people would not listen to their warnings.Then the Spirit of God possessed Zechariah,son of Jehoiada the priest.He took his stand above the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: NICOLAITANS, 06-20-14

    06/20/2014 8:26:01 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 06-20-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:NICOLAITANS  A Christian sect in the early Church in Ephesus and Pergamum; it had a divisive influence because it encouraged pagan food practices condemned by the Church (Revelation 2:15). In Revelation, John speaks of them bitterly when he says, "It is in your favor that you loathe as I do what the Nicolaitans are doing" (Revelation 2:6). (Etym. Greek nikolaites [sing.], follower of Nicolaus.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-20-14

    06/19/2014 7:34:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-20-14 | Revised New American Bible
    June 20, 2014Friday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20 When Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah,saw that her son was dead,she began to kill off the whole royal family.But Jehosheba, daughter of King Jehoram and sister of Ahaziah,took Joash, his son, and spirited him away, along with his nurse,from the bedroom where the princes were about to be slain.She concealed him from Athaliah, and so he did not die.For six years he remained hidden in the temple of the LORD,while Athaliah ruled the land. But in the seventh year,Jehoiada summoned the...
  • US Bishops Focus on Family, Religious Freedom at Spring Meeting [Catholic Caucus]

    06/19/2014 4:26:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Catholic World Report.com ^ | 06-18-14 | Helen Hull Hitchcock
    US Bishops Focus on Family, Religious Freedom at Spring MeetingJune 18, 2014 Bishops present unified front on current challenges to faith, freedom, and family. Helen Hull HitchcockBishop Michael J. Sis of of San Angelo, Texas, listens to presentation June 11 during the annual spring meeting of the U .S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in New Orleans. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)The family, marriage, religious freedom, and evangelization were linked in the discussions and action items of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) at their Spring General Assembly, held in New Orleans June 10-13.  Only three public sessions on the first...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HERESIARCH, 06-19-14

    06/19/2014 7:27:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 06-19-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:HERESIARCH The original expounder or promoter of a major heresy that was later condemned by the Church, e.g., Arius, Nestorius, Pelagius. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.