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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-23-19, OM, St. Vincent, Deacon/Martr, St. Marianne Cope

    01/22/2019 9:22:24 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-23-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 23 2019 Wednesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Heb 7:1-3, 15-17 Melchizedek, king of Salem and priest of God Most High, met Abraham as he returned from his defeat of the kings and blessed him. And Abraham apportioned to him a tenth of everything. His name first means righteous king, and he was also "king of Salem," that is, king of peace. Without father, mother, or ancestry, without beginning of days or end of life, thus made to resemble the Son of God, he remains a priest forever. It is even more obvious if another...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Vincent of Zaragossa, 01-22-19

    01/22/2019 7:44:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-23-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Saint Vincent of Zaragossa Saint of the Day for January 22 (d. c. 304) Saint Vincent of Zaragossa’s Story Most of what we know about this saint comes from the poet Prudentius. His Acts have been rather freely colored by the imagination of their compiler. But Saint Augustine, in one of his sermons on Saint Vincent, speaks of having the Acts of his martyrdom before him. We are at least sure of his name, his being a deacon, the place of his death and burial. According to the story we have, the unusual devotion he inspired...
  • The Pope and the Imam of al Azhar Together at the Conference on "Human Fraternity"

    01/22/2019 6:22:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 1/22/19
    Abu Dhabi (Agenzia Fides) - The international interreligious meeting will take place in Abu Dhabi at the beginning of February, to coincide with the visit of Pope Francis in the United Arab Emirates (3-5 February). The Bishop of Rome will participate in the Conference, hosted at the Founder's Memorial, where he will hold the only official speech of his visit. The Conference, organized by the Council of Muslim Elders, will gather more than six hundred members of different religious communities, and will also see the presence of Sheikh Ahmed al Tayyib, Grand Imam of al Azhar, the most authoritative theological-academic...
  • Democrat [Hirono] Doubles Down Against Knights of Columbus, Suggests Catholic Org is ‘Alt-Right’

    01/22/2019 6:13:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/21/19 | Calvin Freiburger
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 21, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The United States Senate may have unanimously approved a resolution condemning religious discrimination against the Catholic fraternal organization Knights of Columbus, but one of the Democrat lawmakers who instigated the controversy is showing no regrets. Last Wednesday, the Senate passed by unanimous consent a resolution from Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse, expressing the “sense of the Senate that disqualifying a nominee to Federal office on the basis of membership in the Knights of Columbus” violates the Constitution’s bar on religious tests. It was a response to Sens. Mazie Hirono and Kamala Harris grilling Trump...
  • Ex-Carlsbad Priest Sentenced to Jail for Groping Seminary Student

    01/22/2019 6:08:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 1/18/19 | Staff
    Juan Garcia Castillo, 35, had served as an associate pastor at St. Patrick's Parish in Carlsbad A former associate pastor at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlsbad was sentenced Friday to 60 days in jail and three years probation after being found guilty of misdemeanor sexual battery last month. Rev. Juan Garcia Castillo will also be required to register as a sex offender, the District Attorney's office said. He was convicted Dec. 17 of groping a seminary student in a Carlsbad restaurant on Feb. 4, 2018. An attorney and former U.S. Naval officer who was studying to become a priest...
  • Covington Bishop Continues to ‘Condemn’ Catholic Students, Despite Videos Proving Innocence

    01/22/2019 6:04:59 PM PST · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/21/19 | Martin M. Barillas and Pete Baklinski
    Update Jan. 22, 2:15 P.M.: The Diocese of Covington headed by Bishop Roger Joseph Foys issued a new statement today. Read full report on LifeSiteNews: Covington bishop speaks of ‘corrective action’, offers no apology to mistreated boysCOVINGTON, Kentucky, January 21, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic bishop has issued a letter of condemnation against the Catholic students of his diocese who were at the center of a media firestorm this weekend over what turned out to be false and slanderous reports that the students had mocked Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Bishop Roger Joseph Foys of Covington,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis’s Parade of Embarrassing Friendships

    01/22/2019 3:27:02 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | January 22, 2019 | Marco Tosatti
    Pope Francis’s Parade of Embarrassing Friendships The least we can say is that the figure of Pope Bergoglio is embarrassing. Perhaps not so much for who he is as a person in himself – but then again… But more so for the people whom he obviously favors, protects, and defends. Or for those who actively contributed to his election.Let’s begin with this last group. Among them there are Cardinal Danneels, immortalized as the one standing next to the pontiff on the loggia on the night of his election. Danneels covered up a bishop who had abused his own nephew, and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Top Swiss bishop approves convicted child abuser as parish pastor

    01/22/2019 9:28:50 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 21, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    Top Swiss bishop approves convicted child abuser as parish pastor January 21, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A Swiss bishop who heads the country’s Bishops' Conference has become the center of controversy after he gave permission for a pastor who had been previously convicted of child sexual abuse to be placed in a parish. Felix Gmür, bishop of Basel since 2011, had given a certain Father Stefan K. the permission to be elected by a parish council. In the preparatory discussions, it was claimed by representatives of the Church that this priest had merely massaged the feet of a 16-year-old boy....
  • The Word of God: Handle with Care

    01/22/2019 9:24:40 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-21-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Word of God: Handle with Care Msgr. Charles Pope • January 21, 2019 • The first reading from last Saturday’s daily Mass reminds us of the power that the Word of God can have in our lives if we listen to or read it with devotion. It also reminds us that God’s Word is like a scalpel with which to cut away evil. Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart. No creature is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Long List of “Embarrassing Figures“, Francis "Prefers, Protects and Defends"

    01/22/2019 9:16:40 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 22, 2019 | Gloria TV
    A Long List of “Embarrassing Figures“, Francis "Prefers, Protects and Defends" Marco Tosatti published on January 21 a list of embarrassing figures whom Pope Francis “prefers, protects and defends”. He mentions first the Cardinals who contributed to his election, Danneels, McCarrick, Mahony, Murphy O’Connor, and Errazuriz who is involved in the Chile abuses. Tosatti adds the names of Cardinals he created like Farrell, Wuerl, Tobin, and of bishops he supports or supported like Barros, Pineda, Zanchetta, Peña Parra, adding Monsignor Ricca and the case of Argentinean Father Julio Grassi. Tosatti further notices that since 26 August Francis refuses to answer...
  • [Catholic Caucus] NJ Bishop Tolerates Clergy’s Double Lives

    01/22/2019 8:53:48 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 21, 2019 | Michael HIchborn
    Bishop Serratelli ignores evidence of priests' active homosexuality Editor's note: In spite of repeated requests for comment or explanation over the course of several weeks, the bishop, priests and various diocesan personnel involved in this report refused to explain the evidence of these priests' homosexual relationship or reassure Church Militant that the bishop would investigate the matter. As of press time, both priests remain in active ministry, supported by laity money. ******* Intimate photos of two priests in the diocese of Paterson, New Jersey reveal a homosexual relationship that sources say the local ordinary is ignoring. Church Militant obtained a series of selfies taken by...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-22-19, Day of Prayer -- Protection of Unborn Children

    01/21/2019 10:19:20 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-22-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 22 2019 Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children Reading 1 Heb 6:10-20 Brothers and sisters: God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name by having served and continuing to serve the holy ones. We earnestly desire each of you to demonstrate the same eagerness for the fulfillment of hope until the end, so that you may not become sluggish, but imitators of those who, through faith and patience, are inheriting the promises. When God made the promise to Abraham, since he had no one...
  • Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children - January 22

    01/21/2019 7:00:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture & Spirit and Life (HLI) ^ | 01.22.19 | Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbula
    MASS READINGS January 22, 2019 (Readings on USCCB website)COLLECT PRAYER God our Creator, we give thanks to you, who alone have the power to impart the breath of life as you form each of us in our mother's womb; grant, we pray, that we, whom you have made stewards of creation, may remain faithful to this sacred trust and constant in safeguarding the dignity of every human life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. January 22 is the anniversary...
  • Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children - January 22

    01/21/2019 6:54:48 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies
    Libreria Editrice Vaticana & CERC ^ | 05.24.15 | Pope Francis
    Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children POPE FRANCIS We need to develop a new synthesis capable of overcoming the false arguments of recent centuries. When we fail to acknowledge as part of reality the worth of a poor person, a human embryo, a person with disabilities — to offer just a few examples — it becomes difficult to hear the cry of nature itself; everything is connected.  Once the human being declares independence from reality and behaves with absolute dominion, the very foundations of our life begin to crumble, for "instead of carrying out his role...
  • Letter to [Notre Dame] Campus Regarding Columbus Murals [from Jenkins]

    01/21/2019 6:50:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Office of the President of Notre Dame ^ | 1/20/19 | Fr. John Jenkins CSC
    January 20, 2019 Feast of Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the Congregation of Holy CrossDear Members of the Notre Dame Community, As we celebrate the feast of Fr. Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and as we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Walk the Walk Week at Notre Dame, I write to let you know of a recent decision. The murals by Luigi Gregori that adorn the ceremonial entrance to Notre Dame’s Main Building depict the life and exploration of Christopher Columbus. Painted in 1882-84, not long after a devastating fire and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Agnes

    01/21/2019 5:00:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-21-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Mosaic of Saint Agnes of Rome | Haarlemmermeerplein, Amsterdam | flickr Image: Mosaic of Saint Agnes of Rome | Haarlemmermeerplein, Amsterdam | flickr Saint Agnes Saint of the Day for January 21 (d. c. 258) Saint Agnes’ Story Almost nothing is known of this saint except that she was very young—12 or 13—when she was martyred in the last half of the third century. Various modes of death have been suggested—beheading, burning, strangling. Legend has it that Agnes was a beautiful girl whom many young men wanted to marry. Among those she refused, one reported her...
  • Cath Cauc: Louis XVI, King, Martyr: a Catholic going to death and His Last Will and Testament

    01/21/2019 4:45:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 21, 2019 | Fr. L. Demets, FSSP, 2006
    Louis XVI, King, Martyr: a Catholic going to death and His Last Will and Testament Louis XVI, King, Martyr: a Catholic going to death and His Last Will and Testament Procession to eternity On January 20, 1793, the National Convention condemned Louis XVI to death, his execution scheduled for the next day. Louis spent that evening saying goodbye to his wife and children. The following day, January 21, dawned cold and wet. Louis arose at five. At eight o'clock a guard of 1,200 horsemen arrived to escort the former king on a two-hour carriage ride to his place of...
  • Jorge Bergoglio’s “Other Gustavo”: Why Bergoglio Elevated, Placed and Now Protects Zanchetta

    01/21/2019 3:41:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | January 20, 2019 | Ann Barnhardt
    Today she has broken the completely not-shocking news that Antipope Bergoglio knew of the formally lodged complaints of sodmitical predation (complete with naked selfies!) of one of his very favorite Argentinian prelates, Gustavo Zanchetta, for YEARS.  Of course he did.  Antipope Bergoglio elevated Zanchetta to the episcopacy almost immediately upon usurping the Petrine See in ARSH 2013.  And where did Antipope Bergoglio send his beloved Gustavo Zanchetta upon naming him a bishop?  To Oran, a backwater diocese Northwest of Buenos Aires on the Bolivian border, nestled at the base of the Andes. So?  Antipope Bergoglio sent one of his pet...
  • A Reflection on a Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Refuting Atheistic Materialism

    01/21/2019 7:56:27 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-20-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Reflection on a Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Refuting Atheistic Materialism Msgr. Charles Pope • January 20, 2019 • World Telegram & Sun photo by D. DeMarsico Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday we commemorate on Monday, is best known as a civil rights leader who worked to end racial injustice, but he had other things to say as he preached each Sunday, first in his own assembly and later as he spoke around the country. Among his recorded sermons is one in which Dr. King addressed the problem of unbelief, of materialism and atheism. His...
  • [Catholic Caucus] For Francis, the Sins “Below the Belt” Are “the Lightest”

    01/21/2019 7:42:13 AM PST · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | January 21, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    Memo For the Summit On Abuse. For Francis, the Sins “Below the Belt” Are “the Lightest” he most surprising news, in the journey that Pope Francis is preparing to go on to Panama for world youth day, is that he has selected for his entourage, among his official companions, the Frenchman Dominique Wolton (in the photo), who is not an ecclesiastic or even a Catholic, but a theoretician of communication, director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the legendary CNRS, and founder of the international magazine “Hermès.”Above all, however, Wolton is the author of the book-length...