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  • The World-Changing Year of Faith [Catholic Caucus]

    04/23/2012 7:02:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | April 23rd, 2012 | John Harden
    The World-Changing Year of Faith FaithApril 23rd, 2012 John Harden  This year is poised to be one of the most exciting years in modern history. A major event will take place that could change the direction of our country — indeed, of the entire world. I’m not talking about the upcoming election, or even the fabled Mayan Apocalypse. I’m talking about 2012 as the Year of Faith! …Queue cricket sounds…OK, I know at first glance the “Year of Faith” doesn’t seem all that exciting or noteworthy. And I know as Catholics we’re supposed to be excited about it, even though we might...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Salvation Outside the Church?

    04/23/2012 6:04:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 99 replies ^ | 2001 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Salvation Outside the Church?by Sebastian R. FamaOne of the Catholic Church's most controversial teachings is the doctrine of "No Salvation outside the Church." The controversy stems from a misunderstanding of what the Church really means by this. The doctrine has been stated a number of times throughout Church History. One such time was in 1302 when Pope Boniface VIII wrote the following in "Unum Sanctum:" "That there is one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church we are compelled by faith to believe and hold, and we firmly believe in her and sincerely confess her, outside of whom there is neither salvation...
  • Catholic Bishops Take on Obama

    04/23/2012 3:54:21 PM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Apr 23, 2012 | VINCENT PHILLIP MUñOZ
    The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has taken a bold stand for religious freedom. In a recent statement, titled “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” the bishops call for repeal of contraception coverage mandated by the Department of Health and Human Services. The clarified position sets up a dramatic confrontation with the Obama administration—and would, if the bishops prevail, help preserve the religious liberty of all Americans. The HHS mandate requires employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception and sterilization services. It is, according to the bishops, an “unjust law.” They write: “It cannot be obeyed and therefore one does...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, 04-23-12

    04/23/2012 10:05:21 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Catholic ^ | 04-23-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):   BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER See: ANGLICAN COMMUNION All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-23-12, Opt Mem St. George, St. Adalbert, Bishop, Martyrs

    04/22/2012 8:39:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 04-23-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 23, 2012   Monday of the Third Week of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 6:8-15 Stephen, filled with grace and power,was working great wonders and signs among the people.Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,Cyreneans, and Alexandrians,and people from Cilicia and Asia,came forward and debated with Stephen,but they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke.Then they instigated some men to say,"We have heard him speaking blasphemous wordsagainst Moses and God."They stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes,accosted him, seized him,and brought him before the Sanhedrin.They presented false witnesses who testified,"This man...
  • The Acts of the Apostles [Catholic Caucus]

    04/22/2012 11:31:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies ^ | not given in bibliography | Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
    The Acts of the Apostlesby Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D. Introduction | Outline | Major Themes | Questions | Bibliography Introduction: The Acts of the Apostles within the NT CanonLiterary and Historical Overview of ActsNAB Introduction and Full Text of Acts (from USCCB) Use of the Acts of the Apostles in the Lectionary for Mass An Outline of the Acts of the Apostles:   Luke’s Prologue: Recapitulating the End of His Gospel (1:1-14) Address to Theophilus, summarizing Luke’s first book (1:1-3)The risen Jesus’ final appearance to the disciples, and his ascension into heaven (1:4-11)Jesus’ disciples and family remain in Jerusalem to...
  • Mob burns Catholic church in Sudan capital

    04/22/2012 8:14:31 AM PDT · by annalex · 7 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 18:27 April 22, 2012
    Mob burns Catholic church in Sudan capital AP. Published: 18:27 April 22, 2012 A mob has set ablaze a Catholic church frequented by Southern Sudanese in the capital Khartoum Khartoum, Sudan: A mob has set ablaze a Catholic church frequented by Southern Sudanese in the capital Khartoum, witnesses and media reports said on Sunday. The church in Khartoum's Al Jiraif district was built on a disputed plot of land but the Saturday night incident appeared to be part of the fallout from ongoing hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan over control of an oil town on their ill-defined border. Sudan...
  • The Catholic Free Press promotes New Age advocate Joyce Rupp

    04/22/2012 6:41:09 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 6 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 22, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The basic credo of the New Age Movement, which looks to usher in a New World Order, is that a person creates their own reality according to what feels right for them. For example, a person may choose to be homosexual, bisexual, monogamous or polygamous and it's "okay" as long as it's "right for me." A person may choose whether or not to have an abortion. And so on. Of course, this is nonsense. For, as Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand reminds us, "The truth of a proposition is essentially objective; a truth which as such would be valid for one...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-22-12, Third Sunday of Easter

    04/21/2012 9:08:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies ^ | 04-22-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 22, 2012   Third Sunday of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 Peter said to the people:"The God of Abraham,the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus,whom you handed over and denied in Pilate's presencewhen he had decided to release him.You denied the Holy and Righteous Oneand asked that a murderer be released to you.The author of life you put to death,but God raised him from the dead; of this we are witnesses.Now I know, brothers,that you acted out of ignorance, just as your leaders did;but God has...
  • Why media apparatchiks are hostile to Pope Benedict

    04/21/2012 6:11:42 AM PDT · by rhema · 7 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Apr 20, 2012 | JOHN WATERS
    THIS WEEK, Pope Benedict XVI turned 85; yesterday marked the start of the eighth year of his pontificate, the most extraordinary and brilliant of recent times. In Ireland this statement reads as unexpected, “counter-intuitive” – perhaps even perverse. This arises, however, not because of objective circumstances, but because of those who stand between the pope and his people. In other societies, Pope Benedict has shown himself to be adept at reaching out to the educated generations of young people seeking to overcome the lassitude invoked in them by a globalised culture selling sensation and freedom but not the peace they...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-21-12, Opt. Mem, St. Anselm. Bishop & Doctor/Church

    04/21/2012 1:22:20 AM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 04-21-12 | Revised New American bible
    April 21, 2012   Saturday of the Second Week of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 6:1-7 As the number of disciples continued to grow,the Hellenists complained against the Hebrewsbecause their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution.So the Twelve called together the community of the disciples and said,"It is not right for us to neglect the word of God to serve at table.Brothers, select from among you seven reputable men,filled with the Spirit and wisdom,whom we shall appoint to this task,whereas we shall devote ourselves to prayerand to the ministry of the word."The proposal was acceptable to the whole...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-20-12

    04/21/2012 1:17:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies ^ | 04-20-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 20, 2012   Friday of the Second Week of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 5:34-42 A Pharisee in the Sanhedrin named Gamaliel,a teacher of the law, respected by all the people,stood up, ordered the Apostles to be put outside for a short time,and said to the Sanhedrin, "Fellow children of Israel,be careful what you are about to do to these men.Some time ago, Theudas appeared, claiming to be someone important,and about four hundred men joined him, but he was killed,and all those who were loyal to himwere disbanded and came to nothing.After him came Judas the Galilean at the...
  • For the record - Latest Tornielli: "Fellay's response has arrived; it is positive"

    04/17/2012 10:01:38 PM PDT · by narses · 8 replies
    Just mentioned by Andrea Tornielli for La Stampa: Lefebvrists: the positive response has arrived 17.09.2012 (1900 GMT - 2100 Rome) The Superior of the Society of Saint Pius X has signed the doctrinal preamble proposed by the Holy See, even if with some slight modifications ANDREA TORNIELLI CITTÀ DEL VATICANO The response of the Society of Saint Pius X has arrived in the Vatican and it is positive: according to the informal information gathered by Vatican Insider, Bishop Bernard Fellay would have signed the doctrinal preamble that the Holy See had proposed last September as a condition to reach full...
  • [CC2W] Video Reminding Voters about Pro-Life Values Garners over 400,000 Views

    04/19/2012 3:02:59 PM PDT · by rhema · 7 replies
    LiveAction ^ | 4/19/12 | Morgan Witt
    First posted on YouTube on March 10, 2012, views for “Test of Fire: Election 2012” from Catholics Called to Witness (CC2W) have skyrocketed in the past couple weeks. Almost 400,000 people have viewed this short and poignant video, through which CC2W reminds voters and particularly Catholics of what is at stake this next election – not just jobs or money, but life, marriage, and freedom.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-19-12

    04/18/2012 6:29:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies American Bible ^ | 04-19-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 19, 2012   Thursday of the Second Week of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 5:27-33 When the court officers had brought the Apostles inand made them stand before the Sanhedrin,the high priest questioned them,"We gave you strict orders did we not,to stop teaching in that name.Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teachingand want to bring this man's blood upon us."But Peter and the Apostles said in reply,"We must obey God rather than men. The God of our ancestors raised Jesus,though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree.God exalted him at his right hand as leader...
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: The Words of Consecration

    04/18/2012 6:11:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies ^ | 2005 | Sebastian R. Fama
     The Words of Consecrationby Sebastian R. FamaThe Traditionalist movement’s greatest complaint against the Church has to do with the new mass (post Vatican II). Their biggest objection is to the change in the words of consecration. This, they claim, renders the new mass invalid. They specifically object to the words used in the consecration of the wine. In the Tridentine Mass (pre Vatican II) the wording is as follows: For this is the chalice of my blood of the New and Eternal Covenant: the mystery of faith: which shall be shed for you and for many unto the forgiveness of...
  • Witness implicates a bishop in sex abuse scandal

    04/18/2012 3:32:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | 4/18/2012 | Joseph A. Slobodzian
    A Philadelphia man told a jury today that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia priest who allegedly sexually abused him for years starting the late 1970s had said a colleague who is now a bishop in West Virginia also had sex with teenage boys. The 48-year-old witness, identified only as "John" in the 2005 report of the Philadelphia County grand jury, described a meeting one summer in high school where he spent summers at the Rev. Stanley Gana's 110-acre farm in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He said he was building a flagstone wall when a car pulled up driven by then-Rev. Michael J. Bransfield...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CHRISM, 04-18-12

    04/18/2012 10:42:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 04-18-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CHRISM A consecrated mixture of olive oil and balsam. Blessed by a bishop, it is used in the public administration of baptism, confirmation, and holy orders; in the blessing of tower bells, baptismal water, and in the consecration of churches, altars, chalices, and patens. (Etym. Middle English chrisom, short for chrism cloth.) See Also: HOLY CHRISM All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • See This Viral Catholic Campaign Video Targeting Abortion, Gay Marriage & the Contraception Mandate

    04/18/2012 8:20:19 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 18, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Catholics Called to Witness, a conservative, Florida-based Catholic organization, has produced an epic ad about values issues in the 2012 presidential campaign. Just weeks after it was first posted, the three-minute clip is gaining steam across the blogosphere.
  • Essays for Lent/Easter: Traditionalists [Catholic Caucus]

    04/17/2012 8:05:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies ^ | 2006 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Traditionalistsby Sebastian R. FamaThere are a number of Traditionalist groups who reject the Second Vatican Council and the changes that followed. They consider those who have accepted the changes to be what they call "The Conciliar Church." They somehow imagine that members of this "Conciliar Church" are no longer Catholic and that they themselves are the loyal remnant. Traditionalists are well aware that ecumenical councils have always spoken with authority. They try to get around this by claiming that Vatican II was a pastoral and not a doctrinal council. A pastoral council, they contend, can teach error and thus does...