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  • Church MilitantTV: Catholic Voter Quandary

    08/25/2012 12:30:50 PM PDT · by sayuncledave · 31 replies
    Church Militant TV ^ | August 24, 2012 | Michael Voris
    Hello everyone and welcome to The Vortex where lies and falsehoods are trapped and exposed. I’m Michael Voris. A big question has erupted lately around the question of how should Catholics vote. The choice for faithful Catholics isn’t between Obama and Romney. The idea of voting for Obama is simply off the table. No the choice is between voting for Romney or not. Under the “or not” category that could mean either just not voting for president at all, voting for a 3rd party guy or writing someone in. Now immediately – the knee jerk and valid response on the...
  • Please, pray for Joanna Gatten

    07/30/2012 7:42:58 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 32 replies
    Vanity | July 30, 2012 | myself
    Please pray for the repose of the soul of my dear cousin, Joanna Gatten, who died this morning, after a long battle with cancer. She was a good Catholic, devoted wife, mother of four great and grown children. Should your beliefs exclude the possibility of such, may I please ask your kind prayers for her husband Jim, a better man than I'll ever be, and for their four children.
  • Major League Soccer All-Star Rediscovers Beauty of Catholic Faith

    07/27/2012 8:28:05 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 6 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | July 25, 2012 | Trent Beattie
    Eddie Gaven is in his 10th season of Major League Soccer. His career includes an MLS All-Star Game appearance in 2004 and an MLS Cup victory with the Columbus Crew in 2008. These are impressive accomplishments for anyone, but what makes them even more so is that Gaven is only 25. In 2003, the Hamilton Township, N.J., native was the youngest player up to that point to sign an MLS contract. He was only 16 at the time. While Gaven’s soccer career was pursued with youthful zeal, his Catholic faith was left to decay. The restoration of his faith started...
  • St. Thomas More:"An Act of Parliament, directly oppugnant..." [Catholic Caucus}

    07/09/2012 3:17:14 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 9, 2012 | William Roper
    All which notwithstanding the jury found him guilty, and incontinent upon the verdict the Lord Chancellor [for that matter chief commissioner] beginning in judgment against him, Sir Thomas More said to him, "My Lord, when I was towards the law, the manner in such case was to ask the prisoner before judgment, why judgment should not be given against him." Whereupon the Lord Chancellor staying his judgment, wherein he had partly proceeded, demanded of him what he was able to say to the contrary. Who then in this sort mildly made answer: "Forasmuch as, my Lord, this indictment is grounded...
  • French Revolution martyr beatified [Catholic Caucus]

    05/03/2012 5:07:39 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 6 replies
    Catholic Culture.org ^ | May 2, 2012 | Catholic World News
    French Revolution martyr beatified Father Pierre-Adrien Toulorge (1757-93), a Norbertine priest martyred during the French Revolution, was beatified on April 29 at the cathedral in Coutances, France. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided at the beatification, which was attended by 1,500 faithful and hundreds of priests and religious. When Father Toulorge was sentenced to death, a nun who was arrested with him wept, prompting this rebuke from the priest: Madame, the tears you are shedding are unworthy of you and me. What would worldly people say if they knew that having renounced the...
  • Rorate Caeli: Rome-SSPX: "We cannot be 88ers" [Catholic Caucus]

    04/30/2012 8:36:51 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 30, 2012 | Father Michel Simoulin
    Rome-SSPX: "We cannot be 88ers" From the May 2012 issue of Seignadou, the newsletter of the chaplaincy of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) for the schools of the Traditional Dominican Sisters of Fanjeaux (France) - chaplain, Father Michel Simoulin, SSPX: Following our Jubilee [pilgrimage] in the year 2000, Rome took the initiative of establishing new relations. Today, the same Cardinal, having become Pope, has told us that the Tridentine Mass has never been abrogated (July 7, 2007: "It is, therefore, permissible to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass following the typical edition of the Roman Missal promulgated by...
  • Meditating on Good Friday with St. Francis de Sales

    04/07/2012 5:41:33 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 2 replies
    Catholic Champion ^ | April 6, 2012 | Matthew Bellasario
    Meditating on Good Friday with St. Francis de Sales But could God not have provided the world with a remedy other than that of His Son's death? Certainly, He could have done so, and by a thousand other means. Could He not have pardoned human nature with absolute power and pure mercy, not invoking justice or the intervention of any creature? Doubtless He could, and who would have dared to question or criticize Him? No one, for He is Sovereign Master and can do all He wills. Besides, if He had wanted some creature to undertake our redemption, could He...
  • Caussin in Lent: Jesus flies from scepters and runs towards the Cross [Catholic Caucus]

    03/18/2012 5:21:15 AM PDT · by sayuncledave
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 17, 2012 | New Catholic
    Caussin in Lent: Jesus flies from scepters and runs towards the Cross Fr. Nicolas Caussin, S.I., confessor to Louis XIII exiled by Cardinal Richelieu and heavily criticized by many Jansenists, is well-known as the author of "La Cour Sainte" ("The Holy Court"). In his "Entretiens" ("Entertainments") for Lent, some of his sermons for the Season are presented in a devotional format: an examination of the traditional scriptural readings for the day in the Roman Rite followed by the aspirations of the soul thirsty for Christ. He is our main inspiration for seasonal posts this Lent. ________________________________________ "When, therefore, Jesus had...
  • A Call from the FSSP French District: offer up your Lent for Catholic Unity [Catholic Caucus]

    02/26/2012 3:25:52 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 24, 2012 | Rorate Caeli
    From the website of the "French District of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter" (FSSP): Offering up our Lent for Catholic Unity (Last modification: 02.24.2012, 0827) In this Lenten season, some among our friends have taken the initiative of offering up their struggles and sacrifices for reconciliation and unity between all Catholics. At a moment in which the dialogue between the Society of Saint Pius X [SSPX] and the Holy See reaches a decisive point for the future, the District of France [of the FSSP] encourages its friends to double their fervor in prayer. P.S. reading material to enrich our...
  • Dr. Edward Peters:Nancy Pelosi deserves to be taken seriously. Very Seriously.

    02/08/2012 2:56:01 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 39 replies · 1+ views
    In The Light Of The Law ^ | February 7, 2012 | Dr. Edward Peters, J.D., J.C.D., Ref. Sig. Ap.
    In March 2010, I expressed the view that Nancy Pelosi’s protracted and public anti-life conduct, which she repeatedly justifies with (twisted takes on) the Catholic faith, sufficed, in my view, to bring about her debarment from the reception of holy Communion under Canon 915. If Pelosi’s “prolonged public conduct does not qualify as obstinate perseverance in manifest grave sin,” I wrote two years ago, “then, in all sincerity, I must admit to not knowing what would constitute obstinate perseverance in manifest grave sin.”It’s now February of 2012, and nothing in Pelosi’s conduct over the last 23 months suggests any emendation...
  • ‘I am going to stick with fellow Catholics’ in Pres. Obama’s war on Catholics. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

    02/07/2012 4:02:46 PM PST · by sayuncledave · 17 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | February 7, 2012 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    />Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), catholic and openly an abortion absolutist, is from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, but she spends most of her time in Washington DC. She has at least quasi-domicile in the Archdiocese of Washington DC. She is Archbishop Niederauer’s and Card. Wuerl’s subject it seems, and yet – year after year – she, saying openly that she is “catholic”, runs her mouth off with deeply and stupidly wicked remarks such as what follows.From Life Site News: Pelosi: ‘I am going to stick with fellow Catholics’ in supporting Obama birth control mandate BY CHRISTINE DHANAGOMFebruary 6, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) –...
  • A letter from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr concerning HHS edict

    01/27/2012 8:58:28 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 1 replies
    The Catholic Telegraph ^ | January 26, 2012 | Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr
    A letter from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr concerning HHS edict January 26, 2012 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I write to you concerning an alarming and serious matter that negatively impacts the Church in the United States directly, and that strikes at the fundamental right to religious liberty for all citizens of any faith. The federal government, which claims to be “of, by, and for the people,” has just dealt a heavy blow to almost a quarter of those people – the Catholic population and to the millions more who are served by the Catholic faithful. The U.S. Department...
  • Father Z: Octave For Unity: Day 1 [Catholic Caucus}

    01/18/2012 2:54:41 PM PST · by sayuncledave · 1 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | January 18, 2012 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    Today we begin what was called for decades the Church Unity Octave, 18-25 January inclusive. The purpose of the octave is to pray for the unity of the whole Catholic Church. This octave was originally approved by St. Pope Pius X in 1909. Benedict XV extended it for use in the universal Church in 1916. It’s observance is option, but it was highly recommended. January 18 through 25 Official Octave Prayer (to be recited daily) ANTIPHON: That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in Me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us; that...
  • Father Z: Archbp. Nienstedt and MN bishops defend marriage. [Catholic Caucus]

    01/16/2012 4:54:00 PM PST · by sayuncledave · 3 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | January 16, 2012 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    A week or so ago I posted about Archbishop John Nienstedt’s (St. Paul and Minneapolis) initiative to promote a defense of true and natural marriage in an amendment to the State Constitution of Minnesota. His Excellency indicated to the priests of the Archdiocese that if they had an objection to his intiatives, they should not make those objections a matter of public scandal (my description… because that is what objections would cause). In the past some priests of the Archdicoese have publicly attacked their Archbishop, even in the local newspaper. Now I read in the Strib that there may be...
  • Ann Barnhardt: I'm Calling For A General Financial Market Strike

    12/21/2011 7:04:01 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 26 replies
    http://barnhardt.biz/ ^ | December 20, 2011 | Ann Barnhardt
    I have received a few emails asking if I was still content with my decision to shut down my brokerage. Not only am I content, but after seeing the news that broke over the weekend, I am of the considered opinion that the entire financial blogging community should formally call for a general financial market strike. And I’m not kidding. A couple of things have happened regarding the MF Global mess that I don’t think got the attention they should have because they broke over the weekend. So let me fill you all in. First, all notions of personal property...
  • Pope Benedict: Everyone should pray the psalms, Liturgy of the Hours (Catholic Caucus)

    11/16/2011 10:05:35 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 10 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | November 16, 2011 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    Pope Benedict during his Wednesday Audience said: “I would like to renew my call to everyone to pray the Psalms, to become accustomed to using the Liturgy of the Hours, Lauds, Vespers, and Compline.” From VIS: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 PRAYING THE PSALMS ENRICHES OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD VATICAN CITY, 16 NOV 2011 (VIS) – During today’s general audience in St Peter’s Square, attended by over 11,000 pilgrims, the Holy Father imparted the final catechesis of his cycle dedicated to the Psalms. He focused on Psalm 110, which “Jesus Himself cited, and which the authors of the New Testament referred...
  • May I ask for your prayers for my cousin, please?

    11/10/2011 2:32:29 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 17 replies
    myself | November 10, 2011 | myself
    Some of you may remember my asking for your kind prayers for my cousin, Joanna, mother of friend, dear friend, stalwart Catholic. I've received an update from my mother I'd like to share, and, if I am not imposing, I would like to ask your prayers again. First, though, the update: " am so sorry to tell you that the spots in Joanna's lungs are stage 4 cancer. She had very bad pain in her side over the weekend, and Heather took her to the hospital in Detroit where all her surgeries have been done. An emergency room intern, when...
  • All Souls' Day [Catholic Caucus]

    10/29/2011 5:20:51 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 3 replies
    Intermountain Catholic ^ | October 28, 2011 | Christine Young
    SALT LAKE CITY — In the calendar of the Catholic Church, All Souls’ Day is celebrated on Nov. 2, unless it falls on a Sunday, then it is celebrated on Nov. 3. The day commemorates all the faithful departed. It comes from the ancient pagan Festival of the Dead. The pagan belief was that souls of the dead would return for a meal with the family, so candles were lit in windows to guide the souls back home and another place was set at the table. Children would go through the village asking for food to be offered symbolically to...
  • All Saints' Day [Catholic Caucus]

    10/29/2011 5:16:40 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 2 replies
    Intermountain Catholic ^ | October 28, 2011 | Most Reverend John Wester
    Today I’m going to say a word about All Saints’ Day. Quite often, people will ask about saints, and how the Catholic Church sees the saints. As a matter of fact, a lot of people misunderstand what the Catholic Church teaches about saints. I’ve heard non-Catholics say to me, ‘You worship the saints, but we worship Jesus.’ That’s not quite true. The saints are not worshiped. The saints are human beings, they lived on the face of this earth. But they are people whom the Church has declared to be saints. That is to say that the Church acknowledges that...
  • The American Form of Government (Youtube)

    10/23/2011 11:25:16 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 2 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | October 23, 2011 | Unknown (found via Market Ticker)
    Youtube link, also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DioQooFIcgE&feature=player_embedded
  • Real Catholic TV: Official Response to CNA Article

    08/22/2011 8:28:35 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 1 replies
    Real Catholic TV ^ | August 22, 2011 | Michael Voris
    Official Response to CNA Article: http://www.realcatholictv.com/response/
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 20, 2011

    08/20/2011 3:34:47 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | August 20, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 20, 2011Memorial of Saint Bernard, abbot and doctor of the ChurchReading 1 Ru 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17 Naomi had a prominent kinsman named Boaz, of the clan of her husband Elimelech. Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, "Let me go and glean ears of grain in the field of anyone who will allow me that favor." Naomi said to her, "Go, my daughter," and she went. The field she entered to glean after the harvesters happened to be the section belonging to Boaz of the clan of Elimelech.Boaz said to Ruth, "Listen, my daughter! Do not go to glean in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 19, 2011

    08/19/2011 4:06:39 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 37 replies
    EWTN.com ^ | August 19, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 19, 2011Memorial of Saint John Eudes, priestReading 1 Ruth 1:1, 3-6, 14-16, 22 In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. But Elim'elech, the husband of Na'omi, died, and she was left with her two sons. These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. They lived there about ten years; and both Mahlon and Chil'ion died, so that the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 18, 2011

    08/18/2011 3:34:54 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | August18, 2011 | New American Bible
    Augusr 18, 2011Thursday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Jgs 11:29-39a The Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah. He passed through Gilead and Manasseh, and through Mizpah-Gilead as well, and from there he went on to the Ammonites. Jephthah made a vow to the LORD. "If you deliver the Ammonites into my power," he said, "whoever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonites shall belong to the LORD. I shall offer him up as a burnt offering."Jephthah then went on to the Ammonites to fight against...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 17, 2011

    08/17/2011 3:20:46 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | August 17, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 17, 2011Wednesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary TimeReading 1 Jgs 9:6-15 All the citizens of Shechem and all Beth-millo came together and proceeded to make Abimelech king by the terebinth at the memorial pillar in Shechem.When this was reported to him, Jotham went to the top of Mount Gerizim and, standing there, cried out to them in a loud voice: "Hear me, citizens of Shechem, that God may then hear you! Once the trees went to anoint a king over themselves. So they said to the olive tree, 'Reign over us.' But the olive tree answered them, 'Must...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 16, 2011

    08/16/2011 3:38:21 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | August 16, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 16, 2011Tuesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary TimeReading 1 Jgs 6:11-24a The angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite. While his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine press to 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 fathers told us when they said,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 15, 2011

    08/15/2011 3:53:55 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 57 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | August 15, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 15, 2011Solemnity of the Assu,ption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mass During the DayReading 1 Rv 11:19a;12:1-6a, 10ab God'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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 14, 2011

    08/14/2011 4:07:44 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 52 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | August 14, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 14, 2011Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary TimeReading 1 Is 56:1, 6-7 Thus says the LORD: Observe what is right, do what is just; for my salvation is about to come, my justice, about to be revealed.The foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, ministering to him, loving the name of the LORD, and becoming his servants- all who keep the sabbath free from profanation and hold to my covenant, them I will bring to my holy mountain and make joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be acceptable on my altar, for my house shall...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 13, 2011

    08/13/2011 4:18:43 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | August 13, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 13, 2011Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary TimeReading 1 Jos 24:14-29 Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem, and addressed them, saying: "Fear the LORD and serve him completely and sincerely. Cast out the gods your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. If it does not please you to serve the LORD, decide today whom you will serve, the gods your fathers served beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose country you are dwelling. As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."But...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 12, 2011

    08/12/2011 3:47:29 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | August 12, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 12, 2011Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary TimeReading 1 Jos 24:1-13 Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem, summoning their elders, their leaders, their judges and their officers. When they stood in ranks before God, Joshua addressed all the people: “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: In times past your fathers, down to Terah, father of Abraham and Nahor, dwelt beyond the River and served other gods. But I brought your father Abraham from the region beyond the River and led him through the entire land of Canaan. I made his descendants numerous,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 11, 2011

    08/11/2011 4:04:58 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | August 11, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 11, 2011Memorial of Saint Claire, virgin Lectionary:416Reading 1 Jos 3:7-10a, 11, 13-17 The LORD said to Joshua, "Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know I am with you, as I was with Moses. Now command the priests carrying the ark of the covenant to come to a halt in the Jordan when you reach the edge of the waters."So Joshua said to the children of Israel, "Come here and listen to the words of the LORD, your God. This is how you will know that there is a living...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 10, 2011

    08/10/2011 3:47:40 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | August 10, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 10, 2011Feast of Saint Lawrence, deacon and martyrReading 1 2 Cor 9:6-10 Brothers and sisters: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written: He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.The one who supplies seed to the sower...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 9, 2011

    08/09/2011 3:57:33 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | August 9, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 9, 2011Tuesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary TimeReading 1 Dt 31:1-8 When Moses had finished speaking to all Israel, he said to them, “I am now one hundred and twenty years old and am no longer able to move about freely; besides, the LORD has told me that I shall not cross this Jordan. It is the LORD, your God, who will cross before you; he will destroy these nations before you, that you may supplant them. It is Joshua who will cross before you, as the LORD promised. The LORD will deal with them just as he...
  • CAtholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 8, 2011

    08/08/2011 3:51:53 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/New Amercian Bible ^ | August 8, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 8, 2011Memorial of Saint DominicReading 1 Dt 10:12-22 Moses said to the people: “And now, Israel, what does the LORD, your God, ask of you but to fear the LORD, your God, and follow his ways exactly, to love and serve the LORD, your God, with all your heart and all your soul, to keep the commandments and statutes of the LORD which I enjoin on you today for your own good? Think! The heavens, even the highest heavens, belong to the LORD, your God, as well as the earth and everything on it. Yet in his love for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 7, 2011

    08/07/2011 4:44:08 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 58 replies
    USCCB.org/New Amercian Bible ^ | August 7, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 7, 2011Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeReading 1 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a At the mountain of God, Horeb, Elijah came to a cave where he took shelter. Then the LORD said to him, “Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will be passing by.” A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the LORD— but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake— but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was fire— but the LORD was not in the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 6, 2011

    08/06/2011 4:47:27 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/New American BIble ^ | August 6, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 6, 2011Feast of the Transfiguration of the LordReading 1 Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 As I watched:Thrones were set up and the Ancient One took his throne. His clothing was bright as snow, and the hair on his head as white as wool; his throne was flames of fire, with wheels of burning fire. A surging stream of fire flowed out from where he sat; Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him, and myriads upon myriads attended him. The court was convened and the books were opened.As the visions during the night continued, I saw:One like a Son of man coming,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 5, 2011

    08/05/2011 4:16:23 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 42 replies · 1+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | August 5, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 5, 2011Friday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary TimeReading 1 Dt 4:32-40 Moses said to the people: “Ask now of the days of old, before your time, ever since God created man upon the earth; ask from one end of the sky to the other: Did anything so great ever happen before? Was it ever heard of? Did a people ever hear the voice of God speaking from the midst of fire, as you did, and live? Or did any god venture to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by testings, by...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 4, 2011

    08/04/2011 3:57:46 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | August 4, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 4, 2011Memorial of Saint John Mary Vianney, priestReading 1 Nm 20:1-13 The whole congregation of the children of Israel arrived in the desert of Zin in the first month, and the people settled at Kadesh. It was here that Miriam died, and here that she was buried.As the community had no water, they held a council against Moses and Aaron. The people contended with Moses, exclaiming, “Would that we too had perished with our kinsmen in the Lord’s presence! Why have you brought the LORD’s assembly into this desert where we and our livestock are dying? Why did you...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 3, 2011

    08/03/2011 3:43:54 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | August 3, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 3, 2011Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary TimeReading 1 Nm 13:1-2, 25-14:1, 26a-29a, 34-35 The LORD said to Moses [in the desert of Paran,] “Send men to reconnoiter the land of Canaan, which I am giving the children of Israel. You shall send one man from each ancestral tribe, all of them princes.”After reconnoitering the land for forty days they returned, met Moses and Aaron and the whole congregation of the children of Israel in the desert of Paran at Kadesh, made a report to them all, and showed the fruit of the country to the whole congregation....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 2, 2011

    08/02/2011 3:55:50 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | August 2, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 2, 2011Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary TimeReading 1 Nm 12:1-13 Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses on the pretext of the marriage he had contracted with a Cushite woman. They complained, “Is it through Moses alone that the LORD speaks? Does he not speak through us also?” And the LORD heard this. Now, Moses himself was by far the meekest man on the face of the earth. So at once the LORD said to Moses and Aaron and Miriam, “Come out, you three, to the meeting tent.” And the three of them went. Then the LORD came...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings August 1, 2011

    08/01/2011 3:55:51 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | August 1, 2011 | New American Bible
    August 1, 2011Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, bishop and doctor of the ChurchReading 1 Nm 11:4b-15 The children of Israel lamented, “Would that we had meat for food! We remember the fish we used to eat without cost in Egypt, and the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. But now we are famished; we see nothing before us but this manna.”Manna was like coriander seed and had the color of resin. When they had gone about and gathered it up, the people would grind it between millstones or pound it in a mortar, then cook it...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings July 31, 2011

    07/31/2011 3:59:00 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | July 31, 2011 | New American Bible
    July 31, 2011Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeReading 1 Is 55:1-3 Thus says the LORD: All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come, receive grain and eat; Come, without paying and without cost, drink wine and milk! Why spend your money for what is not bread; your wages for what fails to satisfy? Heed me, and you shall eat well, you shall delight in rich fare. Come to me heedfully, listen, that you may have life. I will renew with you the everlasting covenant, the benefits assured to David.Responsorial Psalm Ps 145:8-9, 15-16, 17-18...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings July 30, 2011

    07/30/2011 4:48:32 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 38 replies · 1+ views
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    July 30, 2011Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary TimeReading 1 Lv 25:1, 8-17 The LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai, “Seven weeks of years shall you count–seven times seven years– so 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-echo throughout your land. This fiftieth year you shall make sacred by proclaiming liberty in the land for all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when every one of you shall return to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings July 29, 2011

    07/29/2011 2:42:17 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 47 replies
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    July 29, 2011Memorial of Saint MarthaReading 1 Lv 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37 The LORD said to Moses, “These are the festivals of the LORD which you shall celebrate at their proper time with a sacred assembly. The Passover of the LORD falls on the fourteenth day of the first month, at the evening twilight. The fifteenth day of this month is the LORD’s feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first of these days you shall hold a sacred assembly and do no sort of work. On each of the seven days...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings July 28, 2011

    07/28/2011 2:44:24 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 26 replies
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    July 28,2011Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary TimeReading 1 Ex 40:16-21, 34-38 Moses did exactly as the LORD had commanded him. On the first day of the first month of the second year the Dwelling was erected. It was Moses who erected the Dwelling. He placed its pedestals, set up its boards, put in its bars, and set up its columns. He spread the tent over the Dwelling and put the covering on top of the tent, as the LORD had commanded him. He took the commandments and put them in the ark; he placed poles alongside the ark...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings July 27, 2011

    07/27/2011 3:44:08 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 31 replies
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    July 27, 2011Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary TimeReading 1 Ex 34:29-35 As Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the commandments in his hands, he did not know that the skin of his face had become radiant while he conversed with the LORD. When Aaron, then, and the other children of Israel saw Moses and noticed how radiant the skin of his face had become, they were afraid to come near him. Only after Moses called to them did Aaron and all the rulers of the community come back to him. Moses then spoke...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings July 26, 2011

    07/26/2011 3:52:38 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 34 replies
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    July 26, 2011Memorial of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin MaryReading 1 Ex 33:7-11, 34:5b-9, 28 The tent, which was called the meeting tent, Moses used to pitch at some distance away, outside the camp. Anyone who wished to consult the LORD would go to this meeting tent outside the camp. Whenever Moses went out to the tent, the people would all rise and stand at the entrance of their own tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent. As Moses entered the tent, the column of cloud would come down and stand at its entrance...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings July 25, 2011

    07/25/2011 3:46:58 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 34 replies
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    July 25, 2011Feast of Saint James, apostleReading 1 2 Cor 4:7-15 Brothers and sisters: We hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body. For we who live are constantly being given up to death for the sake of Jesus, so that the life...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings July 24, 2011

    07/24/2011 4:17:58 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 38 replies
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    July 24, 2011Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeReading 1 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12 The LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night. God said, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.” Solomon answered: “O LORD, my God, you have made me, your servant, king to succeed my father David; but I am a mere youth, not knowing at all how to act. I serve you in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a people so vast that it cannot be numbered or counted. Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart to judge your...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings July 23, 2011

    07/23/2011 4:47:08 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 30 replies
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    July 23, 2011Saturday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary TimeReading 1 Ex 24:3-8 When Moses came to the people and related all the words and ordinances of the LORD, they all answered with one voice, “We will do everything that the LORD has told us.” Moses then wrote down all the words of the LORD and, rising early the next day, he erected at the foot of the mountain an altar and twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel. Then, having sent certain young men of the children of Israel to offer burnt offerings and sacrifice young bulls as...