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  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 07-22-18, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    07/21/2018 8:02:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 22, 2018 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jer 23:1-6 Woe to the shepherdswho mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture,says the LORD. Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of Israel,against the shepherds who shepherd my people:You have scattered my sheep and driven them away. You have not cared for them,but I will take care to punish your evil deeds. I myself will gather the remnant of my flockfrom all the lands to which I have driven themand bring them back to their meadow;there they shall increase and multiply. I will appoint shepherds for them...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, 07-21-18

    07/21/2018 3:34:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia.org
    Franciscan Media Image: Statue of Saint Lawrence of Brindisi on the church at the Capuchin Friary and Seminary | photo by threecharlie Saint Lawrence of Brindisi Saint of the Day for July 21 (July 22, 1559 – July 22, 1619)  Saint Lawrence of Brindisi’s Story At first glance, perhaps the most remarkable quality of Lawrence of Brindisi is his outstanding gift of languages. In addition to a thorough knowledge of his native Italian, he had complete reading and speaking ability in Latin, Hebrew, Greek, German, Bohemian, Spanish, and French.Lawrence was born on July 22, 1559, and died exactly 60...
  • Straining Out Gnats but Swallowing Camels, as Seen in a Commercial

    07/21/2018 8:43:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-20-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Straining Out Gnats but Swallowing Camels, as Seen in a Commercial Msgr. Charles Pope • July 20, 2018 • In the Gospel of Matthew (Mat 12:1-8), Jesus is rebuked for violating the Sabbath. This reminded me of the video below, which illustrates how we sometimes follow smaller rules while overlooking more important ones in the process.The Lord Jesus was often scorned by the people of His day, who claimed that He overlooked certain details of the law (often Sabbath observances). But those who rebuked Him for this were guilty of far greater violations. For example, [Jesus] went into the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-21-18, OM, St. Lawrence Brindisi, Priest and Doctor/Church

    07/20/2018 10:29:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 21, 2018 Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Mi 2:1-5 Woe to those who plan iniquity,and work out evil on their couches;In the morning light they accomplish itwhen it lies within their power.They covet fields, and seize them;houses, and they take them;They cheat an owner of his house,a man of his inheritance.Therefore thus says the LORD:Behold, I am planning against this race an evilfrom which you shall not withdraw your necks;Nor shall you walk with head high,for it will be a time of evil. On that day a satire shall be sung over you,and...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Apollinaris, 07-20-18

    07/20/2018 8:03:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-20-18 | FranciscanMedia.org
    Franciscan Media Image: Statue of Saint Apollinaris in Santa Maria del Suffragio, Ravenna | José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro Saint Apollinaris Saint of the Day for July 20 (d. c. 79)  Saint Apollinaris’ Story According to tradition, Saint Peter sent Apollinaris to Ravenna, Italy, as its first bishop. His preaching of the Good News was so successful that the pagans there beat him and drove him from the city. He returned, however, and was exiled a second time. After preaching in the area surrounding Ravenna, he entered the city again. After being cruelly tortured, he was put on a ship...
  • Recovering Reverence for the Lord [Catholic Caucus]

    07/20/2018 7:30:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-19-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Recovering Reverence for the Lord Msgr. Charles Pope • July 19, 2018 • We live in times when many trivialize God or at least reduce Him to someone who can be managed and understood. God the Father has become more of a grandfather or a philosopher king than the Ancient of Days, dwelling in unapproachable light, surrounded in angelic praise and with fire going out before Him. Similarly, the Holy Spirit is just a quiet dove or a gentle force rather than the rushing wind and tongues of fire that stirred the early Church. Finally, Jesus is reduced to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-20-18, OM, St. Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr

    07/19/2018 10:26:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB ^ | 07-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 20, 2018 Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8 When Hezekiah was mortally ill,the prophet Isaiah, son of Amoz, came and said to him:"Thus says the LORD: Put your house in order,for you are about to die; you shall not recover."Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD: "O LORD, remember how faithfully and wholeheartedlyI conducted myself in your presence,doing what was pleasing to you!"And Hezekiah wept bitterly. Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah: "Go, tell Hezekiah:Thus says the LORD, the God of...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Mary MacKillop, 07-19-18

    07/19/2018 8:59:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia.org
    Franciscan Media Image: Stained glass window at Saint Mary MacKillop shrine, Penola South Australia | photo by Pru.mitchell Saint Mary MacKillop Saint of the Day for July 19 (January 15, 1842 – August 8, 1909)  Saint Mary MacKillop’s Story If Saint Mary MacKillop were alive today, she would be a household name. It’s not that she sought the limelight. On the contrary, she simply wanted to serve the poor wherever she found them in her native Australia. But along the way, she managed to arouse the ire of some rather powerful churchmen. One even excommunicated her for a time.Born...
  • A Brief Reflection on Mortal Sin

    07/19/2018 7:39:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 227 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-18-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Brief Reflection on Mortal Sin Msgr. Charles Pope • July 18, 2018 • The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches,[M]ortal sin destroys charity in the heart of man by a grave violation of God’s law; it turns man away from God, who is his ultimate end and his beatitude, by preferring an inferior good to him. In mortal sin the will sets itself upon something that is of its nature incompatible with the charity that orients man toward his ultimate end. As such, the sin is mortal by its very object whether it contradicts the love of God,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-19-18

    07/18/2018 10:43:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 19, 2018 Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 26:7-9, 12, 16-19 The way of the just is smooth;the path of the just you make level.Yes, for your way and your judgments, O LORD,we look to you;Your name and your titleare the desire of our souls.My soul yearns for you in the night,yes, my spirit within me keeps vigil for you;When your judgment dawns upon the earth,the world's inhabitants learn justice.O LORD, you mete out peace to us,for it is you who have accomplished all we have done. O LORD, oppressed by your punishment,we...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Camillus de Lellis, 07-18-18

    07/18/2018 8:49:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-18-18 | FranciscanMedia.org
    Franciscan Media Image: Saint Camillus de Lellis in facade of church Santa Maria Maddalena | photo by Livioandronico2013 Saint Camillus de Lellis Saint of the Day for July 18 (1550 – July 14, 1614) Saint Camillus de Lellis’ Story Humanly speaking, Camillus was not a likely candidate for sainthood. His mother died when he was a child, his father neglected him, and he grew up with an excessive love for gambling. At 17, he was afflicted with a disease of his leg that remained with him for life. In Rome he entered the San Giacomo Hospital for Incurables as...
  • Catholic Priest Punished After He Told Pro-Abortion Catholics to Go to Confession

    07/18/2018 10:47:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 18, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    The shockwaves after Ireland voted to repeal their pro life legal protections for unborn children are still being felt. A new report indicates a pro-life Catholic priest is being disciplined for telling his congregation that if they voted to repeal the pro-life law they should go to confession. The vote in Ireland to repeal the 8th Amendment left pro-life people, and specifically members of the Catholic Church around the world, stunned. Ireland had long been a pro-life nation that valued its women and unborn children but it paved the way for legislation to legalize abortion when it removed its Eighth...
  • The Pruning of the Church and Our Response to It

    07/18/2018 10:33:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-17-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Pruning of the Church and Our Response to It Msgr. Charles Pope • July 17, 2018 • As we go through the Book of the Prophet Isaiah at Mass this week, we read of Israel’s painful purifications as well as the subsequent punishment of the surrounding nations.God permitted the nations to persecute Israel in order that she be purified, but the iniquity and sin of the nations and of this world cannot go on forever; wickedness must be ended. The Lord did not just purify Israel, He will also judge the nations.In a complex passage, God says (through...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-18-18, OM, St. Camillus de Lellis, Priest

    07/17/2018 10:43:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-18-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 18, 2018 Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 10:5-7, 13b-16 Thus says the LORD:Woe to Assyria! My rod in anger,my staff in wrath.Against an impious nation I send him,and against a people under my wrath I order himTo seize plunder, carry off loot,and tread them down like the mud of the streets.But this is not what he intends,nor does he have this in mind;Rather, it is in his heart to destroy,to make an end of nations not a few. For he says:By my own power I have done it,and by my wisdom, for...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Francis Solano, 07-17-18

    07/17/2018 6:12:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia.org
    Franciscan Media Saint Francis SolanoImage: Saint Francis Solanus in Howard University School of Divinity | photo by Jim McIntoshSaint of the Day for July 17 (March 10, 1549 – July 14, 1610) https://www.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODJul17.mp3 Saint Francis Solano’s Story Francis came from a leading family in Andalusia, Spain. Perhaps it was his popularity as a student that enabled Francis in his teens to stop two duelists. He entered the Friars Minor in 1570, and after ordination enthusiastically sacrificed himself for others. His care for the sick during an epidemic drew so much admiration that he became embarrassed and asked to be sent...
  • Texas bishops score major religious liberty battle in fetal remains case

    07/17/2018 6:06:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Crux Now ^ | July 17, 2018 | Christopher White
    NEW YORK - As a case over whether the state of Texas can require fetal remains to be buried is argued in Federal Court this week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals handed the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops a major victory just hours before opening arguments began, saying they did not have to comply with a third party subpoena that would have required the bishops to release decades of internal correspondence over the issue of abortion. In a ruling on Sunday, Judge James Ho said a circuit courts order was a broad overreach that specifically targeted the Texas bishops...
  • The Call to Integrity in Worship

    07/17/2018 8:01:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-16-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Call to Integrity in Worship Msgr. Charles Pope • July 16, 2018 • The first reading for Monday of the 15th week of the year is provocative, especially for those of us who hold the Liturgy in high esteem, as well we should. However, it is possible for us to distort even great things like the Mass and the sacraments.Let’s look at the reading and then draw a few teachings from it: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...
  • Bahrains Our Lady Cathedral to Become the Heart of the Catholic Community in Arabia

    07/17/2018 4:04:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 7/14/18
    Construction, which began with the ground-breaking ceremony, is set to last until 2021. Once completed, it will be the reference point for the community of northern Arabia. In addition to the church, it will have a residential area for the episcopal curia, a guest house and educational facilities. A time capsule was placed in its foundations with the history of the local Church and Christians.Manama (AsiaNews) The Church of Bahrain and the Gulf recently celebrated the formal start of the construction of the new cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia, patron saint of the Arabian Peninsula. The new place...
  • I respectfully disagree

    07/16/2018 10:26:53 PM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Catholic Times ^ | 7/8/18 | Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield, Illinois
    My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: The United States Supreme Court on June 27 decided that public sector employees can no longer be required to pay mandatory fees to support unions to which they do not wish to belong. This landmark case, Janus v. AFSCME, involved Mark Janus, a child support specialist at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services in Springfield, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a public-sector union. Janus refused to join the union because he opposes many of its positions, including those taken in collective bargaining. Despite his opposition, for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-17-18

    07/16/2018 9:23:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 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...