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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-20-18

    11/19/2018 8:44:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 11-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    November 20, 2018 Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rv 3:1-6, 14-22 I, John, heard the Lord saying to me:"To the angel of the Church in Sardis, write this: "'The one who has the seven spirits of Godand the seven stars says this: "I know your works,that you have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.Be watchful and strengthen what is left, which is going to die,for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.Remember then how you accepted and heard; keep it, and repent.If you are not...
  • [Catholic Caucus] What Catholics can do who’ve lost faith in their bishops and even the pope

    11/19/2018 7:56:22 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | November 16, 2018 | Shane Schaetzel
    It’s finally happened. Now that the US Bishops Conference is over, and absolutely nothing was done to combat the crisis of homosexual abuse and cover up within the US Catholic Church, I can finally say I’ve lost faith. No, I haven’t lost faith in Jesus Christ. No, I haven’t lost faith in the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. No, I haven’t lost faith in the Creed, or the sacraments, or the teachings of the Church. No, I haven’t even lost faith in the Catholic Church herself. What I have lost faith in is the hierarchy of bishops, and their...
  • How Many Migrants Can a Nation Absorb?

    11/19/2018 6:33:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 11.05.18 | John Paul Meenan
    The migrant caravan is like something out of a future, apocalyptic dystopia—or, to go back in time, perhaps an image from Exodus—where thousands of men, women, and children trudge a thousand miles under the hot tropical sun across hot tarmac and dirt roads, hoping to land on America’s doorstep, in search of opportunities not to be found in the failed, crumpled, venal, socialist states from which they hail.What is President Trump to do? Welcome them all in, as one interpretation of Pope Francis’s recent exhortations seems to imply? Turn them back? If so, how? Persuasion? Water cannons? Trump has...
  • Catholic Caucus: Watchdogs and Wolves

    11/19/2018 6:06:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies
    “Do you not know,” says Saint Paul to the lax and factious Corinthians, “that we shall judge angels?” They had ceded to the unbelievers around them the authority to judge a controversy between Christian brothers. But Jesus says, “Judge not, lest you be judged,” because the criterion by which we measure others will be our measure too, and we are not likely to pass that test. Does Paul contradict Jesus? Not at all.  Consider the Pharisees, who liked to pray and fast conspicuously, pulling long faces so that everyone would know they were in the grip of holiness. Jesus...
  • Catholic Caucus: The Roots and Fruit of Ecclesial Idolatry

    11/19/2018 6:04:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 11.16.18 | Jonathan B. Coe
    In this present crisis in the Church, with more and more revelations of a “sodomitic filth that insinuates itself like a cancer in the ecclesiastical order” (St. Peter Damian), and the subsequent cover-ups and payoffs, the Body of Christ is pierced again with new thorns and nails, and the Mother of God is pierced again in seeing her Son’s sufferings. In bringing some good out of all the depravity, the thoughts of the hearts of many are being revealed (Lk. 2:35).The apostle Paul certainly saw the redemptive side of scandal and division: “For there must be factions among you in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Agnes of Assisi, 11-19-18

    11/19/2018 5:37:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 11-19-18 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Saint Agnes of Assisi | France | gift of E. Royall Tyler Saint Agnes of Assisi Saint of the Day for November 19 (c. 1197 – November 16, 1253)  Saint Agnes of Assisi’s Story Born Caterina Offreducia, Agnes was the younger sister of Saint Clare, and her first follower. When Caterina left home two weeks after Clare’s departure, their family attempted to bring her back by force. They tried to drag her out of the monastery, but her body suddenly became so heavy that several knights could not budge it. Her uncle Monaldo tried to strike...
  • Pope Francis Laments On Day Of The Poor: The Rich Are Winning

    11/19/2018 8:06:22 AM PST · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    Huff Post ^ | November 19, 2018 | Mary Papenfuss
    Pontiff slams “wealthy few who feast on what belongs to us all.” Pope Francis warned Sunday in his weekly sermon that calls for help from the poor are growing stronger — yet they continue to be ignored as the wealthy grab more resources that belong to everyone.
  • Pulling Back the Veil - An Overview of the Book of Revelation

    11/19/2018 7:43:58 AM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-18-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Pulling Back the Veil - An Overview of the Book of Revelation Msgr. Charles Pope • November 18, 2018 • In daily Mass we are currently reading selections from the Book of Revelation—not a bad choice as the end of the liturgical year swiftly approaches.While many suppose that the Book of Revelation is merely about the end of the world, it is about far more; it is also about what is happening right now. It was not written only for the end of the ages but for all ages. It is a book of glory that discloses the victory...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-19-18

    11/18/2018 7:57:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 31 replies ^ | 11-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    November 19, 2018 Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him,to show his servants what must happen soon.He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,who gives witness to the word of Godand to the testimony of Jesus Christ by reporting what he saw.Blessed is the one who reads aloudand blessed are those who listen to this prophetic messageand heed what is written in it, for the appointed time is near. John, to the seven churches in Asia: grace to you...
  • At least 42 dead in cathedral attack in Central African Republic

    11/18/2018 7:20:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies
    CNA ^ | 11.16.18
    Alindao, Central African Republic, Nov 16, 2018 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At least 42 people have died in an attack Thursday on the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Alindao, in the Central African Republic, according to local reports. At least one priest was among those killed in the Nov. 15 attack. Some unofficial estimates have said the death toll could reach as high as 100. Many of the people killed were refugees sheltering at the Church. The CAR has suffered violence since December 2012, when several bands of mainly Muslim rebel groups formed an alliance, taking the name...
  • [Catholic Caucus]Day by Day -- Saints for All, Dedication - Churches of Saints Peter & Paul,11-18-18

    11/18/2018 2:41:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican | photo by Fczarnowski / Image: Statue of Saint Paul in front of the facade of the Basilica of Saint Paul outside the Wall, Rome | photo by Berthold Werner Dedication of Churches of Saints Peter and Paul Saint of the Day for November 18  The Story of the Dedication of the Churches of Saints Peter and Paul St. Peter’s is probably the most famous church in Christendom. Massive in scale and a veritable museum of art and architecture, it began on a much humbler scale. Vatican...
  • The Word of the Lord Remains Forever! A Homily for the 33rd Sunday of the Year

    11/18/2018 7:51:11 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-17-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Word of the Lord Remains Forever! A Homily for the 33rd Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • November 17, 2018 • Jerusalem and the Temple, J. Tissot (1894)As winter approaches and the end of the liturgical year draws near, we ponder the passing quality of this world and the fading of its glories. Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel reading must surely have shocked, even horrified, His apostles. Let’s look at His stunning words and seek to apply them in our own life. The Place of this Gospel – Jesus is standing just outside of Jerusalem. In...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-18-18, Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    11/17/2018 8:59:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies ^ | 11-18-18 | Revised New American Bible
    November 18, 2018 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dn 12:1-3 In those days, I Daniel, heard this word of the Lord:"At that time there shall ariseMichael, the great prince,guardian of your people;it shall be a time unsurpassed in distresssince nations began until that time.At that time your people shall escape,everyone who is found written in the book. "Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake;some shall live forever,others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace. "But the wise shall shine brightlylike the splendor of the firmament,and those who lead the many to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, 11-17-18

    11/17/2018 7:40:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Detail | Saint Elizabeth of Hungary | Series of frescoes with scenes from the life of St. Martin of tours in the Lower Church of Saint Francis of Assisi | Simone Martini Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Saint of the Day for November 17 (1207 – November 17, 1231)  Saint Elizabeth of Hungary’s Story In her short life, Elizabeth manifested such great love for the poor and suffering that she has become the patroness of Catholic charities and of the Secular Franciscan Order. The daughter of the King of Hungary, Elizabeth chose a life of penance and...
  • Communion of Saints

    11/17/2018 10:08:09 AM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies ^ | 11-07-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Communion of Saints United with Christ, the saints probably look upon earthly events from a more eternal perspective Msgr. Charles Pope Do the saints in heaven see and know all that we are doing? If so, do they have disappointment or sorrow when they see us sinning? — William Duncan, via email We are in the realm of speculative theology, and thus, precise answers to such questions are not possible. However, reasoning from Scripture, it does seem that the saints have some general awareness of the situation on earth and pray. Revelation 8:4 speaks of the prayers of the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-17-18, M, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious

    11/16/2018 10:39:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 11-17-18 | Revised New American Bible
    November 17, 2018 Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious Reading 1 3 Jn 5-8 Beloved, you are faithful in all you do for the brothers and sisters,especially for strangers;they have testified to your love before the Church.Please help them in a way worthy of God to continue their journey.For they have set out for the sake of the Nameand are accepting nothing from the pagans.Therefore, we ought to support such persons,so that we may be co-workers in the truth. Responsorial Psalm Ps 112:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 R. Blessed the man who fears the Lord.or:R. Alleluia.Blessed the man who fears...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Margaret of Scotland, 11-16-18

    11/16/2018 9:24:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 11-16-18 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Saint Margaret of Scotland | François Augustin Caunois | photo by BastienM Saint Margaret of Scotland Saint of the Day for November 16 (1045 – November 16, 1093)  Saint Margaret of Scotland’s Story Margaret of Scotland was a truly liberated woman in the sense that she was free to be herself. For her, that meant freedom to love God and serve others.Not Scottish by birth, Margaret was the daughter of Princess Agatha of Hungary and the Anglo-Saxon Prince Edward Atheling. She spent much of her youth in the court of her great-uncle, the English king, Edward...
  • Wise Men, Flattering, May Deceive Us

    11/16/2018 9:10:40 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1-15-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Wise Men, Flattering, May Deceive Us Msgr. Charles Pope • November 15, 2018 • Judas Maccabeus was Handel’s most famous oratorio during his lifetime, more popular even than the Messiah. There are many wonderful moments in it, especially its bold and brave choruses. Written in 1746, it covers the biblical events of 170–160 B.C., when Judea was ruled by the Seleucids and the people were compelled to worship Zeus. Some resisted; others obeyed. The priest Mattathias went to the hills and gathered others who were willing to fight for their faith. This is all recounted in the First Book of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-16-18, OM, St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Gertrude, Virgin

    11/15/2018 9:02:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 11-16-18 | Revised New American Bible
    November 16, 2018 Friday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Jn 4-9 [Chosen Lady:]I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truthjust as we were commanded by the Father.But now, Lady, I ask you,not as though I were writing a new commandmentbut the one we have had from the beginning:let us love one another.For this is love, that we walk according to his commandments;this is the commandment, as you heard from the beginning,in which you should walk. Many deceivers have gone out into the world,those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Albert the Great, 11-15-18

    11/15/2018 7:20:50 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Saint Albert the Great | Vincenzo Onofri | photo by sailko Saint Albert the Great Saint of the Day for November 15 (1206 – November 15, 1280)  Saint Albert the Great’s Story Albert the Great was a 13th-century German Dominican who decisively influenced the Church’s stance toward Aristotelian philosophy brought to Europe by the spread of Islam.Students of philosophy know him as the master of Thomas Aquinas. Albert’s attempt to understand Aristotle’s writings established the climate in which Thomas Aquinas developed his synthesis of Greek wisdom and Christian theology. But Albert deserves recognition on his own...