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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-02-20

    07/01/2020 10:17:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-02-20 | Revised New American Bible
    July 2 2020 Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Am 7:10-17 Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent word to Jeroboam, king of Israel: “Amos has conspired against you here within Israel; the country cannot endure all his words. For this is what Amos says: Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be exiled from its land.”To Amos, Amaziah said: “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 king’s sanctuary and a royal temple.” Amos answered...
  • Of Hunger and Hallucinations – How the Stages of Starvation Describe the Decaying West

    07/01/2020 10:40:34 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-29-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on June 30, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope Of Hunger and Hallucinations – How the Stages of Starvation Describe the Decaying West This is the third in a series of articles on the decline of the West. Given the exceptionally poor condition of whatever is left of Western Culture and Christendom, it may help us in this article to gain some perspective of what is going on from the stages of starvation.Physical hunger is a serious problem; We are obliged to assist the starving and malnourished. But even more prevalent these days is spiritual hunger, if not outright...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-01-20, OM, St. Junipero Serra, Priest

    06/30/2020 11:03:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-01-20 | Revised New American Bible
    July 1 2020 Wednesday 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....
  • Catholic university threatens to revoke scholarship of student who criticized its pro-LGBTQ tweet

    06/30/2020 9:06:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 06/30/2020 | MATT LAMB
    A Catholic institution should uphold Catholic beliefs’A student at Villanova University is accusing her academic advisor of trying to intimidate her over tweets critical of the university’s promotion of Pride Month. Melanie Didioti, a graduate student at the Catholic university outside of Philadelphia, recently tweeted criticism of the school’s athletic department for its Pride Month tweet on June 22. The tweet said: “Love is Love. Happy #PrideMonth – We are proud to be an ally of the LGBTQ+ Community.”
  • How Civilizations Rise and Fall in Eight Stages

    06/30/2020 8:57:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-29-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posts Posted on June 29, 2020June 29, 2020 How Civilizations Rise and Fall in Eight Stages In yesterday’s post we examined the danger of marginalizing God and how the Lord warns that such a thing is a civilization killer. In today’s post we ponder a more sociological examination of how cultures and civilizations go through cycles. Over time, many civilizations and cultures have risen and then fallen. We who live in painful times like these do well to recall these truths. Cultures and civilizations come and go; only the Church (though often in need of reform) and true biblical...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-30-20, OM, The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

    06/29/2020 11:00:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-30-20 | Revised New American Bible
    June 30 2020 Tuesday 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 you for all your crimes.Do two walk together unless they have agreed? Does a lion roar in the forest when it has no prey? Does a young lion cry out from its den unless it has seized something? Is a bird...
  • Yesterday, while praying for peace and unity in our city and the protection of the Saint Louis statue, Black Lives Matter protesters started..

    06/29/2020 6:34:58 PM PDT · by blueplum · 37 replies
    Twitter ^ | 29 Jun 2020 | Conor Martin
    Yesterday, while praying for peace and unity in our city and the protection of the Saint Louis statue, Black Lives Matter protesters started to harass, berate, and assault the Catholics that were peacefully praying. We did nothing in retaliation (Thread with documentation) 1/8 We allowed them to spit on us, call us names, put their fingers in our faces, push us, and antagonize, but we did not retaliate. We continued to peacefully pray. At that moment someone in the crowd poured an unidentified liquid on the older man, pictured below protecting his head, and was then attacked by a violent...
  • Open Letter from Dr. Theresa Deisher to Legislators Regarding Fetal Cell DNA in Vaccines [Graphic Content]

    06/29/2020 1:25:04 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies
    soundchoice.org ^ | May 8, 2019 | Dr. Theresa Deisher
    OPEN LETTER TO LEGISLATORS REGARDING FETAL CELL DNA IN VACCINESApril 8, 2019My name is Dr. Theresa Deisher. I am Founder and Lead Scientist at Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute, whose mission is to educate the public about vaccine safety, as well as to pressure manufacturers to provide better and safer vaccines for the public. I obtained my doctorate from Stanford University in Molecular and Cellular Physiology in 1990 and completed my post-doctoral work at the University of Washington. My career has been spent in the commercial biotechnology industry, and I have done work from basic biological and drug discovery through clinical...
  • A Question and a Warning from the Lord.

    06/29/2020 1:22:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-28-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posts Posted on June 28, 2020 A Question and a Warning from the Lord. In the 4th Century, St. Augustine lamented the decline of Rome and Roman culture. Like any good citizen, he loved his country and culture. But things were falling to pieces, decadence was everywhere. He struggled to understand this and accept it. In his sorrow he wrote The City of God which contains his own observations and explanations of a time much like our own wherein a civilization was collapsing.There is something of a cycle that empires, nations, cultures and civilizations go through. They rise, sometimes...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-29-20, SOL, Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles

    06/28/2020 10:22:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-29-20 | Revised New American Bible
    June 29 2020 Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles 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 Jews he proceeded to arrest Peter also. –It was the feast of Unleavened Bread.– He had him taken into custody and put in prison under the guard of four squads of four soldiers each. He intended to bring him before the people after Passover. Peter thus was being...
  • Four Disciplines of Worthy Disciples - A Homily for the 13th Sunday of the Year

    06/28/2020 11:40:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-27-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on June 27, 2020June 27, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope Four Disciplines of Worthy Disciples – A Homily for the 13th Sunday of the Year In the Gospel this Sunday, the Lord gives four important principles for a disciple. He also teaches on the concept of being worthy of Him. We tend think of being worthy as acting in a way that meets a certain standard, but the Greek word for “worthy” involves more than merely external behavior, important though that is. To be worthy of the Lord is to ascribe worth and give proper weight to who...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-28-20, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    06/28/2020 3:04:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-28-20 | Revised New American Bible
    June 28 2020 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a One day Elisha came to Shunem, where there was a woman of influence, who urged him to dine with her. Afterward, whenever he passed by, he used to stop there to dine. So she said to her husband, “I know that Elisha is a holy man of God. Since he visits us often, let us arrange a little room on the roof and furnish it for him with a bed, table, chair, and lamp, so that when he comes to us he can stay there.”...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-27-20, OM, St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    06/26/2020 10:32:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-27-20 | Revised New American Bible
    June 27 2020 Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Lam 2:2, 10-14, 18-19 The Lord has consumed without pity all the dwellings of Jacob; He has torn down in his anger the fortresses of daughter Judah; He has brought to the ground in dishonor her king and her princes.On the ground in silence sit the old men of daughter Zion; They strew dust on their heads and gird themselves with sackcloth; The maidens of Jerusalem bow their heads to the ground.Worn out from weeping are my eyes, within me all is in ferment; My gall...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-26-20

    06/25/2020 9:40:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-26-20 | Revised New American Bible
    June 26 2020 Friday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 12 Kgs 25:1-12 In the tenth month of the ninth year of Zedekiah’s reign, on the tenth day of the month, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, and his whole army advanced against Jerusalem, encamped around it, and built siege walls on every side. The siege of the city continued until the eleventh year of Zedekiah. On the ninth day of the fourth month, when famine had gripped the city, and the people had no more bread, the city walls were breached. Then the king and all the soldiers...
  • The Rosary:Spiritual Sword of Our Lady.

    06/25/2020 7:16:04 PM PDT · by ADSUM · 39 replies
    We have a powerful weapon - a sword - to defeat Satan and evil. The Rosary. Listen to the “The Rosary:Spiritual Sword of Our Lady.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwVdYXyxln0
  • Black Lives Matter activist tells rioters to protest Catholic parish for being ‘Trump supporters’

    06/25/2020 2:55:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 25, 2020 | Dorothy Cumming McLean
    Black Lives Matter activist tells rioters to protest Catholic parish for being ‘Trump supporters’ 'I would like to see if we can organize a group to protest here ASAP' St. Anne Catholic Church in San Diego, California. It is run by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter PETITION: Urge U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference to defend Catholic heritage and statues! Sign the petition here. SAN DIEGO, California, June 25, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― A Black Lives Matter activist used social media to call on mobs and rioters to protest a Catholic parish in San Diego, saying that the “white” parishioners did not think...
  • No Other Options: Are you a Saint or an Ain't ??

    06/25/2020 1:18:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-24-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on June 24, 2020June 24, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope No Other Options: Are you a Saint or an Ain’t ?? In today’s Gospel (Thursday of the 12th Week) we come face to face with the ultimate necessity of allowing the Lord to transform us. The Lord, in the Sermon on the Mount , is offering us a whole new life and we must choose to accept it and see our life change, based on it, or we will simply be unfit to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.Our flesh hates these sort of “all or nothing” scenarios. We...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-25-20

    06/24/2020 10:42:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-25-20 | Revised New American Bible
    June 25 2020 Thursday 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 city while his servants were besieging it. Then Jehoiachin, king of Judah, together with his mother,...
  • Three Hard Sayings of the Lord That Irritate Modern Sensibilities

    06/24/2020 10:32:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-23-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on June 23, 2020June 23, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope Three Hard Sayings of the Lord That Irritate Modern Sensibilities The Gospel for today’s Mass (Tuesday of the 12th Week of the Year) features three hard sayings of the Lord’s. They are difficult for us moderns to hear because they offend against modern sensibilities; we are easily taken aback by their abruptness. Here are the first two “offensive” sayings:Do not give what is holy to dogs, (Mt 7:6)or throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them underfoot, and turn and tear you to pieces (Mt 7:6).This offends...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-24-20, SOL, Nativity of St. John the Baptist

    06/23/2020 9:25:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-24-20 | Revised New American Bible
    June 24 2020 Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist 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 sword and 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...