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  • A Letter on Divine Worship (Sign of Peace in the Latin Rite)

    08/22/2014 2:12:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | August 22, 2014 | Fr. Gerald E. Murray
    The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments published a Circular Letter entitled “The Ritual Expression of the Gift of Peace at Mass” on July 8.  Pope Francis approved it the previous day and ordered its publication. The letter treats the question of the Sign of Peace, resolving the question whether the Holy See would move the Sign of Peace to earlier in the Mass. The decision was made to leave the Sign of Peace where it is. The Letter explains: In the Roman liturgical tradition, the exchange of peace is placed before Holy Communion with its...
  • black mass nixed in oklahoma city

    08/22/2014 4:39:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    There was to be a Black Mass performance at the Oklahoma City Civic Center on September 21, using a consecrated Host. But after Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul Coakley succeeded in getting a judge to issue a restraining order, on the grounds that the Host had been stolen, the attorney for the Satanic group returned the Host to a Catholic priest. The archbishop then dropped his lawsuit. Here is how the story played out over the summer. When we learned of this scheduled performance, we issued a news release on July 2 calling attention to what a Black Mass entails. We...
  • California Forces Catholic Universities to Pay for Abortions for Their Employees

    08/22/2014 3:33:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    Life News ^ | August 22, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    I told you this was coming. Now, Jerry Brown has decided to force two Catholic universities to cover abortion in their health insurance.From the San Francisco Chronicle story: Gov. Jerry Browns administration has reversed an earlier decision to allow two Catholic universities to eliminate coverage of most abortions for employees, saying state law requires health insurance plans to cover all abortionsUrged by abortion-rights groups and university employees to reconsider the issue, Browns Department of Managed Health Care, in letters to be sent Friday to insurers for both universities, said the exclusions violate a 1975 state law that requires group health...
  • Catholic school superintendent takes part in ALS ice bucket challenge

    08/22/2014 1:33:28 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 7 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/22/14 | John Stegeman
    Showing his support for those suffering from Lou Gehrigs disease, the superintendent of Catholic schools for the Cincinnati Archdiocese took part in the ice bucket challenge Aug. 21. Superintendent Jim Rigg was joined by Tom Otten, principal of Elder Catholic High School, on the schools campus. The challenge has taken the nation by storm to raise money in support of research into the disease, which is formally known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure and no proven treatments. In the challenge, people are asked to share videos through...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: VATICAN SECRET ARCHIVES, 08-22-14

    08/22/2014 8:23:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 08-22-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:VATICAN SECRET ARCHIVESRepository of confidential documents of the Holy See, going back to the early centuries. Deterioration of the original papyri, transfers, and political upheavals caused the almost complete loss of the collections earlier than Pope Innocent III. In the fifteenth century the Archives were kept in Castel Sant'Angelo. In 1810, Napoleon ordered the Archives of the Holy See to be transferred to Paris, and though later returned to Rome many documents were lost. The Archives are now housed in a special building off the Piazza of St. Peter's. to the Archives is attached the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-22-14, M, Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/21/2014 8:09:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-22-14 | Revised New American Bble
    August 22, 2014Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary    Reading 1 Ez 37:1-14 The hand of the LORD came upon me,and led me out in the Spirit of the LORDand set me in the center of the plain,which was now filled with bones.He made me walk among the bones in every directionso that I saw how many they were on the surface of the plain.How dry they were!He asked me:Son of man, can these bones come to life?I answered, “Lord GOD, you alone know that.”Then he said to me:Prophesy over these bones, and say to them:Dry...
  • Breaking News: Consecrated Host Returned, OKC Archbishop Drops Lawsuit

    08/21/2014 4:29:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 110 replies
    news9 ^ | August 20, 2014
    The consecrated host, who Oklahoma City's Archbishop claims was stolen by Satanic Priest Adam Daniels for use in September's Black Mass, has been returned.An attorney representing the satanic church presented the host to a catholic priest in Oklahoma City, Thursday afternoon.8/21/2014 Related Story: OKC Archbishop Files Lawsuit Over Black MassArchbishop Paul Coakley previously filed a lawsuit, asking a district judge to stop the Black Mass, scheduled for Sept. 21. With the return of the host, Coakley has agreed to dismiss the lawsuit with prejudice. Daniels released the following statement regarding the incident:"I, Dastur Adam Daniels, returned this consecrated host to...
  • At Mass, archbishop outlines steps to dismantle systemic racism

    08/21/2014 11:37:37 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 14 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/21/14 | Dave Luecking
    With the strife and violence continuing in the aftermath of Michael Browns shooting death by a police officer in Ferguson, more than 500 St. Louis Catholics gathered for a votive Mass for peace and justice Aug. 20 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Brown, 18, was black, and Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot him Aug. 9, is white. St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson celebrated the Mass with 27 priests and, in his homily, laid out five important steps to dismantle systemic racism, which has become evident in Ferguson: - I am re-establishing today the Human Rights...
  • Exiled Archbishop of Mosul: Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you...

    08/21/2014 9:34:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/21/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead.Archbishop Nona is correct, but Europeans and Western Christians will not heed his warning. To do so would harm the dialogue: Talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims. Robert McManus, Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester,...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: KIDDUSHIN, 08-21-14

    08/21/2014 6:34:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 08-21-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:KIDDUSHINLiterally "sanctification," the Jewish marriage service and state of matrimony. Essential to the wedding is the ring ceremony, in which the groom places the ring on the forefinger of the bride's right hand and says, "Behold thou art consecrated unto me, according to the law of Moses and of Israel." The ceremony takes place under a Huppah or (canopy), symbolizing the new home to which the groom is taking the bride. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • We Prefer to be Killed Rather than Convert

    08/21/2014 3:47:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/21/2014 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Last weekend, Pope Francis went to Korea and remembered the lives of 124 martyrs men and women beheaded in 1791 for refusing to submit to mandated Confucian rituals.In Rome yesterday he reflected on the visit: The Republic of Korea, said Pope Francis, is a country that has had a remarkable and rapid economic development, which he attributed in large part to the industry and discipline of the Korean people. In this situation, he continued, the Church is the custodian of memory and hope: a spiritual family in which adults pass the torch of faith that they themselves have received...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-21-14, M, St. Pius X, Pope

    08/20/2014 9:17:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
    August 21, 2014Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope    Reading 1 Ez 36:23-28 Thus says the LORD:I will prove the holiness of my great name, profaned among the nations, in whose midst you have profaned it.Thus the nations shall know that I am the LORD, says the Lord GOD,when in their sight I prove my holiness through you.For I will take you away from among the nations,gather you from all the foreign lands,and bring you back to your own land.I will sprinkle clean water upon youto cleanse you from all your impurities,and from all your idols I will cleanse...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: OMNIPRESENCE, 08-20-14

    08/20/2014 10:13:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 08-20-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:OMNIPRESENCEGod being simultaneously wherever he is, since he is present everywhere. The divine omnipresence is twofold, by nature and by grace. By nature God is present in all things by essence, knowledge, and power. This is the presence of a cause in the things that share in God's goodness. By his essence, he is substantially in all things, including the created spiritual essences (angels, demons, human souls) as the immediate origin of their existence. by his knowledge, he exercises his wisdom directly in all creation down to the least details. By his power, he operates...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-20-14, M, St. Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church

    08/19/2014 9:25:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-20-14 | Revised New American Bible
    August 20, 2014Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church    Reading 1 Ez 34:1-11 The word of the Lord came to me:Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel,in these words prophesy to them to the shepherds:Thus says the Lord GOD: Woe to the shepherds of Israelwho have been pasturing themselves!Should not shepherds, rather, pasture sheep?You have fed off their milk, worn their wool,and slaughtered the fatlings,but the sheep you have not pastured.You did not strengthen the weak nor heal the sicknor bind up the injured.You did not bring back the strayed nor seek the...
  • Archbishop Negri: echoes of fascism in proposed Italian laws against homophobia

    08/19/2014 11:56:02 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/19/14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    The Archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio, Luigi Negri, has likened the proposed Italian laws against homophobia to a reemergence of fascism and the "dark times of state ideology" in Italy. The archbishop warned that the bill which proposes to criminalize homophobia, will introduce "for the first time since the end of fascism 70 years ago, a crime of opinion that evokes the dark and troubled times, long subdued and always believed to be over, of state ideologies. "Times in which the State identified ideological positions which it forcibly imposed, and suppressed all those which did not match," he added. "In defending a...
  • Pope's relatives die in road accident

    08/19/2014 9:21:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 08-19-14 | BBC.com
    Pope's relatives die in road accidentThe wife and two children of Pope Francis's nephew have been killed in a car crash in Argentina, officials say.His nephew, Emanuel Bergoglio, was badly hurt in the accident in the Cordoba area, north-east of the capital, Buenos Aires.The Pope was "profoundly saddened" by the news, his spokesman Francesco Lombardi said.snip--His nephew's family was reportedly returning home from a break when their car collided with a lorry at James Craik, some 580km (360 miles) north-east of Buenos Aires shortly before midnight.His wife Valeria Carmona, 39, and their two children Jose, 2, and eight-month-old Antonio...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: IMITATION OF SAINTS, 08-19-14

    08/19/2014 8:47:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 08-19-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:IMITATION OF SAINTSThe practice of striving to put into practice in one's own life the virtues that the saints practiced in theirs. This is one of the reasons why the Church canonizes saints, to give the faithful secure patterns of holiness in every period of Christian history and on every level of human society. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Pope asks for prayers after great nephews, their mother die in car crash

    08/19/2014 7:16:36 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 7 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/19/14 | Catholic News Service
    Pope Francis asked people to join him in prayer Aug. 19 after he learned that two of his little great nephews and their mother had died in a car crash in Argentina and his nephew was in critical condition. The dead were identified as the wife and two young sons of Pope Francis' nephew, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio: Valeria Carmona, 39, Antonio Bergoglio, 8 months, and Joseph Bergoglio, 2 years.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-19-14, OM, St. John Eudes

    08/18/2014 9:00:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-19-14 | Revised New American Bible
    August 19, 2014Tuesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Ez 28:1-10 The word of the LORD came to me: Son of man,say to the prince of Tyre: Thus says the Lord GOD: Because you are haughty of heart,you say, “A god am I!I occupy a godly thronein the heart of the sea!”—And yet you are a man, and not a god,however you may think yourself like a god.Oh yes, you are wiser than Daniel,there is no secret that is beyond you.By your wisdom and your intelligenceyou have made riches for yourself;You have put gold and...
  • Catholic Archbishop of Mosul: Islam Does Not Say That All Men Are Equal

    08/18/2014 8:55:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    cns news ^ | 8/18/14 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) Amel Shimoun Nona, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul, Iraq, who is now living in exile, warned that his diocese is now run by radical Muslims and that liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here, adding that Islam does not say that all men are equal, and if Westerners do not understand this soon enough, you will become the victims of the enemy you have welcomed into your home. The Chaldean Catholic Church is an Eastern Rite church, under the authority of Pope Francis. In an interview with Corriere della Sera, Archbishop Amel Nona, now living in...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: DRY MASS, 08-18-14

    08/18/2014 8:39:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 08-18-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:DRY MASSA shortened form of the Mass, customary in the Middle Ages, in which the Offertory, Canon, and Communion were omitted. It was used on a variety of occasions, such as when a second Mass on the same day was forbidden; at a pilgrimage; when a priest who was still fasting was not available; on board ship in stormy weather, then called a "naval Mass"; and during hunting expeditions, called a hunter's Mass. It survives among certain priest-monks who say a Dry Mass of Our Lady, and in the ceremony for the blessing of Palms...
  • Dozens rally for 'Love Without Borders'

    08/18/2014 12:36:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Quad-City Times ^ | August 17, 2014 | Linda Cook
    Janet Woods-Bragg of Davenport holds a sign reading "I was an immigrant and you welcomed me," in reference to scripture from Matthew 25:35 on Sunday at the "Love Without Borders" interfaith rally in Davenport. More than 100 people gathered in downtown Davenport on Sunday for an interfaith rally to support children fleeing Central America to enter the United States. Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba urged the crowd at the Love Without Borders event to work for social responsibility. He and local social service leaders helped launch the initiative in July when he suggested that the Quad-Cities host some of the immigrant...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-18-14

    08/17/2014 8:43:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-18-14 | Revised New American Bible
    August 18, 2014Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Ez 24:15-23 The word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, by a sudden blowI am taking away from you the delight of your eyes,but do not mourn or weep or shed any tears.Groan in silence, make no lament for the dead,bind on your turban, put your sandals on your feet,do not cover your beard, and do not eat the customary bread.That evening my wife died,and the next morning I did as I had been commanded.Then the people asked me, “Will you not tell...
  • Petition to Save Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan

    08/17/2014 9:24:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The New Liturgical Movement ^ | 8/17/14 | Gregory DiPippo
    Many of our readers have undoubtedly heard that Holy Innocents Church, the only church in Manhattan where the Extraordinary Form is celebrated daily, faces the possibility of closure by the Archdiocese of New York. Via Rorate Caeli, which has reported on the situation several times, the following brief video published by our friends at Regina Magazine, shows several nice images of the churchs vibrant pastoral life, and ends with a link to a petition to Cardinal Dolan to keep the church open and operating.
  • Archbishop of Mosul: "I have lost my Diocese to Islam - You in the West...

    08/17/2014 12:19:31 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 87 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 8/17/14 | New Catholic
    Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead. But my community is still alive. Please, try to understand us. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the...
  • "Lawlessness Breeds Lawlessness"-Houston's "Hub"

    08/17/2014 4:16:21 PM PDT · by magna carta · 2 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | August 17, 2014 | Liz Theiss
    Restrictionists in the immigration debate have long bemoaned the mid-movie understanding of third world-invasion lawlessness and the sudden concern among elected officials and others in highlighting the sex-slave trade. The reason is that these same people have IGNORED the consequences of NAFTA free-trading, open borders, and free-wheeling hiring practices that in turn gave us the glam hysteria of the CHILD SEX-SLAVING INDUSTRY with no real efforts to prosecute it!. As the title to this blogpost indicates, LAWLESSNESS BREEDS LAWLESSNESS. In early August activists opposed to the continued "surge" of illegal aliens effortlessly crossing our Texas border held a demonstration on...
  • UKRAINE: Apparition of the Virgin Mary warned significant historical events

    08/17/2014 5:24:26 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    https://www.facebook.com/arkhimtikhon?fref=photo ^ | 8/17/2014 | Tikon Sergiy Kulbaka
    The unique history of the Grušìvs′kogo wonders of the nearest our modernity. Apparition of the Virgin Mary's 12-year-old girl Kìzim April 26, 1987 on the balcony of začinenogo Temple has warned significant historical events – the collapse of the USSR, the exit of the underground Church, the revival of the Ukrainian State. The small village of Hrushiv, which thus became known all over Ukraine, already had its rich history, which goes back to the late 18th century. On the site of the present Church grew willow. In the old tree formed hollow, where miraculously appeared in the source. Locals say...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 08-17-14, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    08/16/2014 6:42:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-17-14 | Revised New American Bible
    August 17, 2014Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time    Reading 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 profanationand hold to my covenant,them I will bring to my holy mountainand make joyful in my house of prayer;their burnt offerings and sacrificeswill be acceptable on my altar,for my house shall be calleda house of prayer for all peoples. Responsorial...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ACACIANS, 08-16-14

    08/16/2014 10:12:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/dictionary/ ^ | 08-16-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:ACACIANSHeretical sect named after Acacius of Caesarea (d. 366), who refused to accept the Nicene term homoousios (one in being with) the Father in reference to Christ. They claimed that Christ was merely homoios (like) the Father. Also called Semi-Arians and Homoeans. According to St. Jerome the leader of the Acacians was nominated Felix, the antipope, in 358. In the next century another Acacius, who was Patriarch of Constantinople (471-89), provoked the Acacian Schism with Rome by his compromise with the monophysites. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary,...
  • Courage and Encourage [spiritual support for persons w/ same-sex attraction who are striving...

    08/16/2014 8:51:20 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    CERC.org ^ | 2001 | FR. JOHN HARVEY
    Courage and Encourage FR. JOHN HARVEYCourage is the Catholic Church's only pontifically approved ministry which is specifically committed to providing spiritual support for persons with same-sex attraction who are striving to live chastely, offering help to grow in understanding with others toward living more fully the Church's teachings. Notice to Reader: "The Boards of both CERC Canada and CERC USA are aware that the topic of homosexuality is a controversial one that deeply affects the personal lives of many North Americans. Both Boards strongly reiterate the Catechism's teaching that people who self-identify as gays and lesbians must be treated...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-16-14, OM, St. Stephen of Hungary

    08/15/2014 9:21:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-16-14 | Revised New American Bible
    August 16, 2014Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Ez 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32 The word of the LORD came to me:Son of man, what is the meaning of this proverbthat you recite in the land of Israel: “Fathers have eaten green grapes,thus their children’s teeth are on edge”? As I live, says the Lord GOD:I swear that there shall no longer be anyone among youwho will repeat this proverb in Israel.For all lives are mine;the life of the father is like the life of the son, both are mine;only the one who sins shall die....
  • Priest claims to be receiving text messages from the Devil...Satan possessing mobile phone

    08/15/2014 12:29:04 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 43 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | July 29. 2014 | Wills Robinson
    A Polish priest who carried out an exorcism on a teenage girl now claims he is being contacted by Satan - via text message. Father Marian Rajchel from Jaroslaw, south-eastern Poland, said he started receiving the hate messages after failing to drive the devil out of her soul. Now he believes that the demon is using the possessed teenager to attack him through a mobile phone. 'The author of these texts is an evil spirit who has possessed her soul', he said. 'Often the owners of mobile phones are not even aware that they are being used like this. However,...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: VICAR CAPITLAR, 08-15-14

    08/15/2014 9:35:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:VICAR CAPITLARA cleric appointed by the cathedral chapter to administer a vacant episcopal diocese. The bishop's ordinary spiritual and temporal jurisdiction becomes the responsibility of the chapter when a vacancy occurs. But the chapter in turn must elect a vicar to assume this authority within a specified short period of time. when a diocese has no chapter, the board of consulters or its equivalent elects an administrator. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-15-14, SOL, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mass-Day

    08/14/2014 7:13:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-15-14 | Revised New American Bible
    August 15, 2014Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mass during the Day    Reading 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 on its heads...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-14-14, SOL, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Vigil

    08/14/2014 5:13:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-14-14 | Revised New American Bible
    August 15, 2014Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Vigil Mass    Reading 1 1 CHR 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2 David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring the ark of the LORDto the place which he had prepared for it.David also called together the sons of Aaron and the Levites. The Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders with poles,as Moses had ordained according to the word of the LORD. David commanded the chiefs of the Levitesto appoint their kinsmen as chanters,to play on musical instruments, harps, lyres, and cymbals,to make a loud sound of...
  • Traditional catholic speed dating

    08/14/2014 2:53:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Traditional catholic speed dating (cartoon on linky)
  • Muslims threatened seminarians: "We'll kill you Christians too" - in the Netherlands!

    08/14/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    KATH.NET ^ | 13 August 2014 | unsigned news article
    A Catholic priesthood student was threatened in the Dutch city of Utrecht of radical Muslims and spat on because he was wearing a T-shirt with the logo Nasrani (Arabic letter N, symbol for Christians). Radical Muslims in the Dutch city of Utrecht bishop threatened and spat at a Catholic priesthood student from Colombia. So reports the daily newspaper "Die Presse": brother Jaider Chantr Sanchez going to church last weekend was threatened while walking through the city park by two Muslims. . According to media reports, they shouted "We will kill all Christians like you." The seminarian told newspaper "De Telegraaf"...
  • 'Passion of the Christ' Star Jim Caviezel Calls Abortion 'Great Sin' in America

    08/14/2014 8:39:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/14/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    "Passion of the Christ" actor Jim Caviezel has spoken out against abortion in a recent speech, calling it a "great sin" in America. He also reached out with a message of forgiveness to those who have gone through with the practice. "Many people are a part of this great sin in this country. These are all God's children and he brings them home. Now He wants to bring you home. Do you think your friend has more grace than God? Does your friend have more love than the Creator? It can never be. God forgives you and now He needs...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MATERIALLY EVIL, 08-14-14

    08/14/2014 8:49:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 08-14-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:MATERIALLY EVILSomething that is objectively a moral evil, and therefore sinful, but a person does it either without knowing it is wrong, or under duress and without internal consent to the evil. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-14-14, M, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

    08/13/2014 9:31:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-14-14 | Revised New American Bible
    August 14, 2014Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr    Reading 1 Ez 12:1-12 The word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, you live in the midst of a rebellious house;they have eyes to see but do not see,and ears to hear but do not hear,for they are a rebellious house.Now, son of man, during the day while they are looking on,prepare your baggage as though for exile, and again while they are looking on,migrate from where you live to another place;perhaps they will see that they are a rebellious house.You shall bring out your...
  • Pastor Mark Driscoll's books withdrawn from 180 Christian stores

    08/13/2014 8:34:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    la times ^ | Carolyn Kellogg
    ooks by megachurch Pastor Mark Driscoll have been pulled from 180 Christian stores. LifeWay stores have temporarily suspended sales of his books, including "A Call to Resurgence" and "Real Marriage." "LifeWay Stores and LifeWay.com are not selling Mark Driscoll's books while we assess the situation regarding his ministry," the company said in a statement. lRelated Lauren Bacall on writing: The most complete experience I've ever had Jacket Copy Lauren Bacall on writing: The most complete experience I've ever had See all related 8 Driscoll founded Seattle's Mars Hill Church in 1996; it has grown to a reported 13,000 attendees and...
  • The Priesthood of All Believers?

    08/13/2014 6:50:52 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 105 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 12 August 2014 | Matthew Olson
    1 Timothy 5:17, James 5:14-15, and other verses refer to the (ordained) ministerial priesthood. 1 Peter 2:9 refers to the "priesthood" of the laity. The ministers handle preaching and the Sacraments. The laity simply participate. Scripture makes a strong distinction.ierateuma/hierateuma (lay priesthood, Greek, Strong's #2406) [1 Peter 2:9, Lexicon] sacerdotium (lay priesthood, Latin) [1 Peter 2:9] presbuteroi/presbyteros (ministerial priesthood, Greek, Strong's #4245) [1 Timothy 5:17, James 5:14-15, Lexicon] presbyteri/presbyteros (ministerial priesthood, Latin) [1 Timothy 5:17, James 5:14-15] Follow me, Answering Protestants, and Catholic Analysis on Twitter, Like Answering Protestants and Catholic Analysis on Facebook, Add Answering Protestants and Catholic Analysis...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GLEBE, 08-13-14

    08/13/2014 10:04:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 08-13-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:GLEBE A land permanently assigned for maintaining a parish. A glebe house is a parsonage or manse.All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Pope to U.N.: Act to end the tragedy in Iraq

    08/13/2014 9:43:24 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 6 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/13/14 | Cindy Wooden
    Pope Francis formally asked U.N. agencies and the entire international community to take action to end the humanitarian tragedy now underway in northeastern Iraq. In a letter signed Aug. 9, but released by the Vatican only after it had been delivered, Pope Francis told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon immediate action was needed to stop and to prevent further systematic violence against ethnic and religious minorities. The papal letter was sent after militants of the Islamic State terrorist organization had captured Mosul in late July and Qaraqosh in early August, killing hundreds of people and forcing tens of thousands of Christians,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-13-14, OM, Sts. Pontian, Pope & Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs

    08/12/2014 9:22:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-13-14 | Revised New American Bible
    August 13, 2014Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Ez 9:1-7; 10:18-22 The LORD cried loud for me to hear: Come, you scourges of the city!With that I saw six men coming from the directionof the upper gate which faces the north,each with a destroying weapon in his hand.In their midst was a man dressed in linen,with a writer’s case at his waist.They entered and stood beside the bronze altar.Then he called to the man dressed in linenwith the writer’s case at his waist, saying to him:Pass through the city, through Jerusalem,and mark a “Thau”...
  • The 'Pope Francis Effect': The war on conservative Catholics in New York

    08/12/2014 3:09:02 PM PDT · by TradicalRC · 78 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 12, 2014 | Adam Shaw
    When Cardinal Bergoglio was elected pope in 2013, many traditional Catholics were wary. Recently, their pessimism is being justified as "The Francis Effect" makes itself felt across the world and in America, most notably in the Archdiocese of New York. So-called "traditional" Catholics prefer to attend the Mass as it was celebrated before and during the Second Vatican Council (1962-5), before the liturgy was radically reformed in 1969. The Tridentine Mass, which was the ordinary form of the Mass from 1570-1969, is said in Latin, often accompanied by Gregorian Chant and incense, and emphasizes the sacrificial aspect of the Mass.
  • 8 August 2014: Updates from the Dominican Sisters in Iraq

    08/12/2014 7:55:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends, You might be surprised that we are writing this letter so soon since you received the last one. But events are happening so quickly here shocking everybody because of its brutality and cruelty. On the night of the Feast of Transfiguration shooting started after mid-night, and continued until noon of the next day. On the morning of the sixth of June many shells fell on Karakosh. Between 8:30 and 9:00 a shell fell on a house and it killed two boys (nine and five years old) who were playing in the garden; and it also...
  • Sister Simone Campbell selected as Pacem in Terris award recipient

    08/10/2014 5:11:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | August 6, 2014 | Deirdre Baker
    Sr. Simone Campbell A Catholic social justice activist who promoted a bus tour to encourage income equality is this year's recipient of the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award, it was announced Wednesday.Sister Simone Campbell is the executive director of NETWORK, a nonprofit Catholic social justice lobby based in Washington, D.C. She will receive the award at 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at Christ the King Chapel on the campus of St. Ambrose University in Davenport.Campbell and the "Nuns on the Bus" tour for social and economic justice drew national attention. In Iowa, the tour was active during 2012...
  • California May Force Catholic Universities to Pay for Abortions

    08/12/2014 7:07:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    life news ^ | Wesley J. Smith
    Two California Catholic universitiesSanta Clara and Loyolawant not to cover elective abortion in their health insurance policies. That wont do! After first giving its OK, California may now try to force them. From the San Francisco Chronicle story. The state Department of Managed Health Care is conducting an in-depth analysis of the issues surrounding coverage for abortion services under California law, said Marta Green, the departments chief deputy director. What the department is reconsidering, as first reported by California Lawyer magazine, is whether the universities are violating a 1975 state law that requires managed health plans to cover all medically...
  • Bishop Rozanski installed as ninth bishop of Springfield

    08/12/2014 5:31:03 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 3 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/12/14 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski was installed as the ninth spiritual shepherd of the Diocese of Springfield, Mass., during a solemn Aug. 12 Mass at the Cathedral of St. Michael. In his homily, he highlighted the responsibility of a shepherd to reach out and bring back lost sheep. Citing Pope Francis, Bishop Rozanski said all are called to welcome the alienated by our compassion, joy and witness to the love of God at work in our world. As your bishop, the 56-year-old Baltimore native said, I am keenly aware of the need to reach out to those who have stopped practicing...