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  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-04-12, Second Sunday of Lent

    03/03/2012 8:57:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies ^ | 03-04-12 | Revised New American Bible
    March 4, 2012 Second Sunday of Lent Reading 1Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 God put Abraham to the test.He called to him, "Abraham!""Here I am!" he replied.Then God said:"Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love,and go to the land of Moriah.There you shall offer him up as a holocauston a height that I will point out to you." When they came to the place of which God had told him,Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it.Then he reached out and took the knife to slaughter his son.But the LORD's messenger...
  • Essays for Lent: The Pope

    03/03/2012 8:07:42 PM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies ^ | 2001 | Sebastian R. Fama
    The Popeby Sebastian R. Fama"But who do you say that I am?"  Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."  And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona!  For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.  And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it.  I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and...
  • Obama Risks $100 Billion If Catholic Hospitals Close

    03/03/2012 4:20:49 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 58 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | March 1, 2012 | EDWARD MORRISSEY
    Perhaps Barack Obama assumed that religious leaders would simply offer a token protest to his new mandate for religious organizations to provide free birth control, even when contraception, abortifacients, and sterilization violate the core doctrines of their faith. The president might have had reason to expect that Catholic bishops wouldnt put up much of a fight, considering their support for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly known as ObamaCare, from which Health and Human Services derives the authority to dictate their coverage requirements to employers. Obama has enjoyed significant support from Catholics, the largest religious group...
  • Catholic bishops exhort faithful to oppose Obamacare in a Sunday message

    03/03/2012 3:00:03 PM PST · by NYer · 26 replies
    Speroforum ^ | March 2, 2012 | Martin Barillas
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops is issuing a flyer to be distributed at Masses over the March 3-4 weekend that asks their congregation to voice their opposition to the Obama administration's requirement that all employers pay for their employees' contraceptives. The mandate, which President Obama has given just one year for compliance, would force Catholic hospitals - for instance - to pay for contraceptives, even though contrary to Catholic teachings. Besides the Catholic bishops, other religious groups, including non-Christians and secular people, have criticized the Obama administration's move as an unconstitutional intromission into religious freedoms and the freedom of association. The bishops ask their congregations to contact their Members of Congress to voice their opposition...
  • Meet Sandra Fluke: The woman you didn’t hear at Congress’ contraceptives hearing

    03/03/2012 2:40:30 PM PST · by machman · 45 replies
    Washington Post Blogs ^ | 2/16/12 | Sarah Kliff
    Congress held a lengthy hearing Thursday morning on the health reform laws mandated coverage of contraceptives, probing whether the provision violates religious liberties. The hearing has gotten a lot of attention not necessarily for what happened there, but what didnt. Namely, no one testified in favor of the contraceptives mandate. Moreover, no women participated in the first, three-hour panel (two women did testify against the provision in the second panel.) The Democrats did, however, invite one woman to speak: Sandra Fluke, a third-year student at Georgetown Law and past president of the schools Students for Reproductive Justice group. Rep. Darrell...
  • Following the Truth: Listening To Marys Voice Part 5 (Losing Jesus), [Catholic Caucus]

    03/03/2012 2:17:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Following the ^ | Feb 13th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Listening To Marys Voice Part 5 (Losing Jesus) Feb 13th, 2012by Gary Zimak. Mary: Wheres Jesus?Joseph: I thought He was with you.Mary: No, I thought He was with you.Joseph: Well, He has to be around here somewhere, so lets look.(Mother Angelica, Mother Angelicas Private and Pithy Lessons From the Scriptures)This humorous snippet of fictitious dialog reminds us that, despite being the parents of the Messiah, Mary and Joseph werent given a pass from the worries and difficulties faced by all parents. When we look at the story of the Finding in the Temple, we can almost feel the helplessness...
  • Congress Told HHS Mandate Fines Could Total $620,000

    03/03/2012 12:35:41 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | February 28, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Members of Congress heard from pro-life advocates today who told them in a hearing of the laundry list of problems associated with the new mandate the Obama administration put in place.The mandate has drawn strong opposition from religious groups concerned that they would have to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions for their members or employees. Republicans in the House sought to bring light to that in a hearing entitled, “Executive Overreach: The HHS Mandate Versus Religious Liberty.”Asma Uddin, an attorney with The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, told the Judiciary Committee of the United States...
  • Cardinal Dolan blasts White House contraception plan as 'freedom of religion battle'

    03/03/2012 12:21:22 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 26 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/3/2012 | KEVIN SHEEHAN and GARY BUISO
    Its holy war! Cardinal Timothy Dolan ramped up the battle with the White House today, blasting the government for a controversial new regulation that would require providing free contraceptive services to workers of religious institutions. Dont impose your teaching upon us and make us do as a church what we find unconscionable to do! the freshly minted prince of the church told a roaring crow of 1,000 at Holy Trinity Diocesan HS in Hicksville. In a blistering attack interlaced with humor, Dolan never mentioned President Obama by name only his policies.
  • The HHS Mandate: Cardinal George and the Bishops Are Fighting the Last War (Excellent Analysis)

    03/03/2012 11:05:49 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    gerardnadal ^ | March 3, 2012 | Dr. Gerard M. Nadal
    It is a well-known phenomenon that generals have a tendency to “Fight the Last War,” meaning that they tend to use the tactics that brought them victory in the last war they fought. The problem is that the enemy usually shows up with new weapons and new tactics. Either the generals adapt, or go down to defeat.In the war over the HHS Mandate, it seems that the bishops have shown up with Cardinal O’Connor’s playbook from the 1980′s. It won’t work, and they had better grasp that reality today, and with all due urgency.This past week, Francis Cardinal George of...
  • The Coming Persecution (a priest's projection on what is to come if Obama re-elected)

    03/03/2012 12:03:05 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | March 2, 2012 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    So much talk amongst right wing Catholics of the erosion of religious liberty, the collapse of all things and the coming persecution. Talk of government detention centers and priests being shot like Bl. Miguel Pro. I don't think they get it. That's not what it will be like. America is different. We're into image big time. We thought the Soviets were into brainwashing and propaganda. We put them in the shade. America is all about healthy, lusty, good looking guys and gals who are clean cut, successful and smiling. We're into the good life. We're into being good and...
  • Sandra Flukes Appearance Is No Fluke

    03/03/2012 8:10:08 AM PST · by yellowhammer · 158 replies ^ | March 2 , 2012 | Just a grunt
    <p>In other words, folks, you are being played. She has been an activist all along and the Dems were just waiting for the appropriate time to play her.</p>
  • Catholic Word of the Day: EPISTLES TO THE THE THESSALONIANS, 03-03-12

    03/03/2012 8:17:25 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 03-03-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):EPISTLES TO THE THE THESSALONIANS Two letters written by St. Paul to the Christians of the city of Thessalonica. Both were written from Corinth about A.D. 51. In the first, St. Paul sets the people's minds at rest about the fate of the righteous dead. They are alive and at the Second Coming of Christ will rise in their glorified bodies. In the second letter, the Apostle admonishes the new converts to be steadfast in the faith in spite of false teachers who are trying to seduce them. All items in this dictionary are from Fr....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-03-12, Opt. Mem. St. Katherine Drexel

    03/02/2012 9:50:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 41 replies ^ | 03-03-12 | Revised New American Bible
    March 3, 2012 Saturday of the First Week in Lent Reading 1Dt 26:16-19 Moses spoke to the people, saying:"This day the LORD, your God,commands you to observe these statutes and decrees.Be careful, then,to observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.Today you are making this agreement with the LORD:he is to be your God and you are to walk in his waysand observe his statutes, commandments and decrees,and to hearken to his voice.And today the LORD is making this agreement with you:you are to be a people peculiarly his own, as he promised you;and...
  • Modern, secular liberalism is a political religion

    03/02/2012 3:16:27 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    CWR ^ | March 2, 2012 | Carl Olson
    Jonah Goldberg's most recent "Goldberg File" comments at length, and with several good points, on the maddening way that modern liberalism presents itself as an objective, secular belief system above the superstitious, backwards fray of traditional (and non-traditional) religions: Speaking of Liberal Fascism, one of its core themes -- and mine -- is that modern liberalism is a political religion. That's why I've been so intrigued and frustrated by the discussion around Rick Santorum and his various comments, including: His ham-fisted remarks about wanting to vomit after reading JFK's church-state speech, his defense of religious freedom, his insistence that Obama's...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MECHITARISTS or MEKHITARISTS, 03-02-12

    03/02/2012 8:29:25 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 03-02-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MECHITARISTS or MEKHITARISTS A community of Catholic Armenian monks, founded at Constantinople in 1701 and living under a modified Benedictine Rule. Established by Mechitar of Sebaste, an Armenian priest who submitted to Rome, the community was driven from Constantinople and took refuge in Venetian territory, finally on the island of San Lazzaro. Another section later settled in Vienna. The Mechitarists are engaged in education and missionary work and have published many important Armenian writings. They use the Armenian Liturgy. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used...
  • UPDATE on Fr. Marcel Guarnizo [Denied Lesbian Communion]

    03/02/2012 6:22:38 AM PST · by marshmallow · 34 replies
    Deacon Greg posted the following update to his story. It seems that someone from St. John Newmann wrote to him the following:just wanted to let you know that there is a lot more to this story than has been published। I was in a meeting with Fr Marcel and heard the whole story। The woman in question brought her lesbian partner into the vesting sacristy just before the funeral Mass and made sure to introduce her partner to Fr Marcel, introducing her as her ‘lover’. He told her then that she should not present herself for Communion. I have been...
  • Cstholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-02-12

    03/01/2012 10:11:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies · 10+ views ^ | 03-02-12 | Revised New American Bible
    March 2, 2012 Friday of the First Week in Lent Reading 1Ez 18:21-28 Thus says the Lord GOD:If the wicked man turns away from all the sins he committed, if he keeps all my statutes and does what is right and just,he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of the crimes he committed shall be remembered against him;he shall live because of the virtue he has practiced. Do I indeed derive any pleasure from the death of the wicked?says the Lord GOD. Do I not rather rejoice when he turns from his evil waythat he may...
  • How Some Kids With A Van Are Changing The Pro-Life Movement

    03/01/2012 3:23:25 PM PST · by rhema · 8 replies · 6+ views ^ | 3/1/12 | Kristen Walker
    [ . . . ] Heres what happens: a woman is walking up to an abortion clinic. She is approached by Dave or Daryl or another member of Save the Storks. Hi, how are you? Would you like a free ultrasound? This is the approach. There is no dangling rosary, no graphic pamphlet, no doom-and-gloom. Just an offer of free help from a non-threatening, friendly, smiling young person. And then there is the Stork bus. . . . [ . . . ] The Stork bus . . . is a bright, lovely blue on the outside, and the inside...
  • Cookies for Life: 10-year-old ex-Girl Scout raises thousands for pro-life with home-baked cookies

    BOISE, Idaho, March 1, 2012 ( When Grace Swanke, 10, found out that Girl Scouts is entangled with Planned Parenthood, not only did she decide to quit her troop, but as someone who loved to sell cookies, she decided to make and sell her own brand of cookie, but with a pro-life twist. The thing I enjoyed most about the girl scouts was selling cookies, and then I realized I could still sell cookies, I just had to bake them myself, Grace told LifeSiteNews. Several years ago, a significant number of Girl Scout councils nationwide admitted to partnering with...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ANGELS (symbols), 03-01-12

    03/01/2012 8:58:26 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies · 2+ views ^ | 03-01-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ANGELS (symbols) Depicted in various forms to express the will of God, of which they are the mediators. Shown as messengers, in worship, and in executing justice, they appeared in Western art before A.D. 600. Before Constantine their appearance without wings was mainly with a staff indicative of their office as messengers. The nine choirs are distinctively represented. Angels in art are represented with a variety of articles, musical instruments, thuribles, shields, scrolls, and in a few instances emblems of the Passion, though they are usually represented in worship before the Blessed Sacrament on earth and...