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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-17-18

    07/16/2018 9:23:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-17-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 17, 2018 Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 7:1-9 In the days of Ahaz, king of Judah, son of Jotham, son of Uzziah,Rezin, king of Aram,and Pekah, king of Israel, son of Remaliah,went up to attack Jerusalem,but they were not able to conquer it.When word came to the house of David that Aramwas encamped in Ephraim,the heart of the king and the heart of the people trembled,as the trees of the forest tremble in the wind. Then the LORD said to Isaiah: Go out to meet Ahaz,you and your son Shear-jashub,at the end...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Alexius, Confessor (Gueranger)

    07/16/2018 9:11:44 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Semidouble ALTHOUGH WE ARE NOT commanded to follow the Saints to the extremities where their heroic virtue leads them, nevertheless, from their inaccessible heights, they still guide us along the easier paths of the plain. As the eagle upon the orb of day, they fixed their unflinching gaze upon the Sun of Justice; and, irresistibly attracted by his divine splendor, they poised their flight far above the cloudy region where we are glad to screen our feeble eyes. But however varied be the degrees of brightness for them and for us, the light itself is unchangeable, provided that,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Novena in Honor of Saint Anne

    07/16/2018 9:11:41 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1910 | Raccolta
    NOVENA IN HONOR OF SAINT ANNE(Beginning July 17) OPENING PRAYER     WITH DEEP AND HEARTFELT veneration I prostrate myself before thee, O glorious St Anne. Thou art that creation of privilege and predilection, who through thy extraordinary virtues and sanctity wast worthy to receive from God the supreme grace of giving life to the treasure-house of all graces, blessed among women, Mother of the Word Incarnate, the most holy Virgin Mary. Deign, therefore, O most compassionate saint, for the sake of this lofty privilege, to receive me into the number of thy true followers, for such I protest I am...
  • Dialogue or Disassociation: What to Do with Heretics and Public Sinners in the Church

    07/16/2018 8:36:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 16, 2018 | Eric Sammons
    The watchword of the day is dialogue. Invoked by Church leaders like an Eastern mystical mantra, dialogue is the solution to every problem. Pro-abortion politicians claiming to be good Catholics? We need dialogue. Priests promoting same-sex relationships? We need dialogue. Millions of Catholics leaving the Church in droves? We need dialogue. No matter the issue, dialogue will make the world sing in perfect harmony.But dialogue is not always the answer. Sometimes, in fact, the Church has embraced the opposite of dialogue disassociation as the proper means to address certain issues. Consider the problem of heretics and public sinners...
  • New Mexico church miracle? Virgin Mary statue appears to 'weep' olive oil

    07/16/2018 7:49:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2018 | Nicole Darrah, Fox News
    A sculpture of the Virgin Mary that appeared to be crying at a church in New Mexico is being investigated after it was determined her tears were olive oil. The statue, which is located at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hobbs, underwent a chemical analysis that was determined to be a scented olive oil. Some of the witnesses claimed it smelled of roses, said Bishop Oscar Cantu of the diocese. So something similar to the oil I bless and consecrate each year that we use for baptism, for confirmations and for ordination of the priests. An investigation...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Our Lady and the Scapular: The most extraordinary event in English history

    07/16/2018 7:40:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 16, 2018 | New Catholic
    Our Lady and the Scapular: The most extraordinary event in English history The Mother of God and her Divine Son appear to Saint Simon Stock in Cambridge -- 767 years ago today, in 1251: has there been any other moment in English history whose consequences have aided so many souls throughout the world achieve and keep holiness, reaching final perseverance? Men and women, made of flesh, need material reminders of the presence of God in their lives -- and what could be more profitable than the blessed physical sign that Our Lady's Mantle covers us at all times, that Her...
  • Day by Day -- Saint for All, 07-16-18, Our Lady of Mount Carmel [Catholic Caucus]

    07/16/2018 6:36:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-16-18 | FranciscanMedia.org
    Franciscan Media Image: The Virgin of the Carmelitas | unknown Our Lady of Mount Carmel Saint of the Day for July 16 https://www.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODJul16.mp3The Story of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Hermits lived on Mount Carmel near the Fountain of Elijah in northern Israel in the 12th century. They had a chapel dedicated to Our Lady. By the 13th century they became known as Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. They soon celebrated a special Mass and Office in honor of Mary. In 1726, it became a celebration of the universal Church under the title of Our Lady of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] He Preyed on Men Who Wanted to Be Priests. Then He Became a Cardinal.

    07/16/2018 12:03:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 16, 2018 | Laurie Goodstein and Sharon Otterman
    As a young man studying to be a priest in the 1980s, Robert Ciolek was flattered when his brilliant, charismatic bishop in Metuchen, N.J., Theodore E. McCarrick, told him he was a shining star, cut out to study in Rome and rise high in the church. Bishop McCarrick began inviting him on overnight trips, sometimes alone and sometimes with other young men training to be priests. There, the bishop would often assign Mr. Ciolek to share his room, which had only one bed. The two men would sometimes say night prayers together, before Bishop McCarrick would make a request ...
  • The Difference Between Penance and Punishment

    07/16/2018 8:14:05 AM PDT · by Salvation · 76 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-15-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Difference Between Penance and Punishment Msgr. Charles Pope • July 15, 2018 • There is an old rabbinic story that speaks to the danger of being “unbroken.” It also illustrates the difference between penance and punishment. I am relating this story from memory and may have adapted it somewhat over the years, so if you know it in a different way, please be merciful! Here is (my version of) the story:There once was a man who had violated the Sabbath against his will, because his carriage had broken down. Although he ran, striving to reach town before sundown,...
  • Montana Diocese Blasted for Double Standard

    07/16/2018 6:10:16 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/13/18 | Christine Niles
    Catholics slam Helena's Msgr. Kevin O'Neill for presence at pro-abortion, pro-LGBT politician's speechHELENA, Mont. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The diocese of Helena, Montana is being slammed by faithful Catholics for what they see as hypocrisy. On Tuesday, Msgr. Kevin O'Neill, administrator for the diocese, issued a public letter apologizing for the "pain" caused by four priests who attended a July 5 rally for Matt Rosendale, a pro-life Catholic running against pro-abortion Democrat Jon Tester for a seat in the U.S. Senate. President Trump appeared at the rally in support of Rosendale. "Let me clearly state that I sincerely regret any and all...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Gueranger)

    07/16/2018 4:22:20 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Greater Double TOWERING OVER THE WAVES on the shore of the Holy Land, Mount Carmel, together with the short range of the same name, forms a connecting link to two other chains, abounding with glorious memories, namely: the mountains of Galilee on the north, and those of Judea on the south. “In the day of my love, I brought thee out of Egypt into the land of Carmel,” said the Lord to the daughter of Sion, taking the name of Carmel to represent all the blessings of the Promised Land; and when the crimes of the chosen people...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-16-18, OM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    07/15/2018 10:40:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-16-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 16, 2018 Monday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 1:10-17 Hear the word of the LORD,princes of Sodom!Listen to the instruction of our God,people of Gomorrah!What care I for the number of your sacrifices?says the LORD.I have had enough of whole-burnt ramsand fat of fatlings;In the blood of calves, lambs and goatsI find no pleasure. When you come in to visit me,who asks these things of you?Trample my courts no more!Bring no more worthless offerings;your incense is loathsome to me.New moon and sabbath, calling of assemblies,octaves with wickedness: these I cannot bear.Your new moons...
  • (Humor/Satire) "Jesus has no credibility" says Cardinal Farrell

    07/15/2018 6:49:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Eccles is saved ^ | July 15, 2018 | Eccles
    "Jesus has no credibility" says Cardinal Farrell "Jesus is not the best person to advise people on marriage," explained Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. "He has no credibility, He never lived the experience; He may be the Son of God, but to go from there to putting His Power into practice every day - He doesn't have that experience." Some will find Cardinal Farrell's words controversial, although it is unlikely that Pope Francis will take any notice of them, let alone correct them. Cardinal Farrell (70) was appointed by Francis, along with Cardinal...
  • Cath Cauc: The Catholic Resistance must keep Fighting and Praying for the Restoration of the Church

    07/15/2018 4:08:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Catholic Monitor ^ | July 14, 2018 | Fred Martinez
    The Catholic Resistance must keep Fighting and Praying for the Restoration of the Church There is no doubt that Pope Francis and his inner circle are behind the greatest crisis in the history of the Church. We at the Catholic Monitor and the Band of Bloggers have documented this catastrophe. The Catholic Resistance is fighting for the restoration of the Church by exposing the falsehoods and evil that have entered the Church. We must keep doing this, but we will fail if we don't pray at Mass and outside Mass for the restoration. Jesus Christ will restore the Church unless...
  • [Catholic Caucus] If Francis Rubber-Stamps Contraception, He Will Again Fall Into Heresy

    07/15/2018 2:45:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 15, 2018 | Gloria TV
    If Francis Rubber-Stamps Contraception, He Will Again Fall Into Heresy For the Austrian philosopher Josef Seifert it is totally inadmissible and a radical break with Church teaching to claim that using contraception is an alleged "act of responsibility." Seifert referred to a claim made by radical Father Maurizio Chiodi, a member of the former Pontifical Academy for Life. Talking to Edward Pentin (July 13), Seifert said that if Pope Francis would rubber-stamp such changes he would accept a total ethical error and a huge heresy. Seifert added that Chiodi's heresy is "nothing else than an old ethical error" which implies...
  • Five Fundamental Freedoms for the Christian Evangelizer

    07/15/2018 8:27:59 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-14-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Five Fundamental Freedoms for the Christian Evangelizer Msgr. Charles Pope • July 14, 2018 • One of the biggest reasons why most Christians have difficulty evangelizing effectively is that most lack the requisite freedom and simplicity of life to carry forth the task consistently and coherently. In Sunday’s Gospel, the Lord offers some counsel on what is required for effective evangelization.As we read a Gospel like this, it is tempting to think that it speaks only of specialists such as missionaries, religious, priests, or deacons, but doing so ignores the fact that everyone is called to evangelize: clergy to...
  • A Meeting of Emperors and Priests [China]

    07/15/2018 6:36:06 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Settimana News ^ | 7/12/18 | Francesco Sisci
    The meeting, the rapprochement, between the Holy See and China has a thousand faces, of course. There are the questions of faith, of religion, of souls approaching one another, of tension toward the afterlife, and communication with people on this side. All are important points, perhaps the most fundamental and profound. But seen from China, the question is essentially about power and politics. So, for the benefit of the meeting and approach, it is perhaps appropriate to understand the Chinese position. This has three acts, as in classic tragedies. A comparison of empiresFor China, the Holy See is first and...
  • Vatican Opens Door to Apology for Catholic Churchs Role in Residential Schools [Canada]

    07/15/2018 6:32:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 7/12/18 | Gloria Galloway
    The Vaticans ambassador to Canada says Pope Francis is opening the door to an apology to the countrys Indigenous people for the abuse of children at Catholic-run Indian residential schools. A papal apology was one of the calls to action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which spent years investigating the schools. And Canadas Parliament has voted to ask Francis to visit this country and make the requested statement of regret. At a private gathering for foreign dignitaries and Canadian politicians held late last month at his residence in Ottawa, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, the Papal Nuncio, said the request...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 07-15-18, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    07/14/2018 9:38:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-15-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 15, 2018 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Am 7:12-15 Amaziah, priest of Bethel, said to Amos,Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah! There earn your bread by prophesying,but never again prophesy in Bethel;for it is the kings sanctuary and a royal temple. Amos answered Amaziah, I was no prophet,nor have I belonged to a company of prophets;I was a shepherd and a dresser of sycamores. The LORD took me from following the flock, and said to me,Go, prophesy to my people Israel. Responsorial Psalm Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14 R. (8) Lord, let us...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost (Gueranger)

    07/14/2018 9:04:01 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double IN THE MIDDLE AGES, this Sunday was called, the sixth and last Sunday after the Natalis of the Apostles (that is, the Feast of St. Peter); it was, indeed, the last, for the years when Easter had been kept was late in April as was possible; but, it was only the first after that Feast of St. Peter, when Easter immediately followed the spring equinox. We have already noticed the variable character of this last portion of the liturgical cycle, which was the result of Easter’s being kept on a different day each year; and that, in...