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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-31-12, Feast, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/30/2012 8:26:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 52 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-31-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 31, 2012 Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary   Reading 1 Zep 3:14-18a Shout for joy, O daughter Zion!Sing joyfully, O Israel!Be glad and exult with all your heart,O daughter Jerusalem!The LORD has removed the judgment against you,he has turned away your enemies;The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst,you have no further misfortune to fear.On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem:Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged!The LORD, your God, is in your midst,a mighty savior;He will rejoice over you with gladness,and renew you in his love,He will sing joyfully because...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SACRAMENT OF GOD, 05-30-12

    05/30/2012 10:42:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-30-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random): SACRAMENT OF GOD Jesus Christ as the visible incarnation of the Son of God through whose Passion, Death, and Resurrection the human race receives the grace of salvation and sanctification. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Fortnight for Freedom

    05/30/2012 9:46:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    USCCB.org ^ | U. S. Bishops/Fortnight for Freedom
    Fortnight for Freedom   On April 12, the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a document, "Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” outlining the bishops’ concerns over threats to religious freedom, both at home and abroad. The bishops called for a “Fortnight for Freedom,” a 14-day period of prayer, education and action in support of religious freedom, from June 21-July 4.Bishops in their own dioceses are encouraged to arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. Catholic institutions are encouraged to do the same, especially in cooperation with...
  • Viva Cristo Rey!

    05/30/2012 4:30:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    When I first heard "For Greater Glory" (originally titled "Cristiada," which I prefer) was being shot, I was stunned -- and skeptical. It never could be produced by Hollywood. In fact, it wouldn't be a theatrical release, maybe a short documentary, certainly with a small budget. On the former, I was correct; it was made in Mexico. On the latter, I was wrong; it's a full-fledged major motion picture with grade-A talent. And it's wonderful. The cast includes Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Peter O'Toole (in a cameo role as a murdered priest, the octogenarian is splendid), Ruben Blades and...
  • Fordham to Honor Geraldine Ferraro

    05/23/2012 7:25:27 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/23/12 | Charlotte Hays
    Geraldine Ferraro, the 1984 candidate for the vice presidency whose position on abortion repeatedly put her at odds with New York’s late John Cardinal O’Connor, will soon be memorialized at Fordham Law School, according to a report in Fordham magazine. Ferraro’s husband, John Zaccaro Sr., and their son, John Zaccaro Jr., who are pictured in the magazine, recently made a “leadership gift” to Fordham in honor the late Queens congresswoman who rose to national prominence. Ferraro died of multiple myeloma in 2011. The gift, whose amount is not disclosed in the article, reportedly will go to support a new Law...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-30-12

    05/29/2012 5:20:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-30-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 30, 2012   Wednesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 1 Pt 1:18-25 Beloved:Realize that you were ransomed from your futile conduct,handed on by your ancestors,not with perishable things like silver or goldbut with the precious Blood of Christas of a spotless unblemished Lamb.He was known before the foundation of the worldbut revealed in the final time for you,who through him believe in Godwho raised him from the dead and gave him glory,so that your faith and hope are in God. Since you have purified yourselvesby obedience to the truth for sincere brotherly love,love one...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MINISTERIORUM DISCIPLINA, 05-29-12

    05/29/2012 7:45:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-29-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MINISTERIORUM DISCIPLINA Decree of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship, issued in 1972, giving the norms and ritual for the ministries of reader and acolyte, the admission of men to the diaconate, and the dedication to a life of celibacy (December 3, 1972). All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Democrat Commiteewoman Resigns from Party, Cites Her Catholic Faith

    05/29/2012 2:42:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 5/28/12 | Matthew Archbold
    Ann Nardelli has been a Catholic Democrat her entire life. Her father was one before her. And she couldn't imagine a day where that wouldn't be true. But that day was Wednesday of last week. I read a story about Jo Ann leaving the Democratic Party and was interested because she cited her Catholic faith as the reason. So I gave her a call. I got her machine and as I was leaving a message she picked up. She said she'd been screening her calls because so many people have been calling to say nasty things to her or just...
  • The Sidewalk [ 1 woman, 700 babies saved]

    05/28/2012 4:38:46 PM PDT · by rhema · 5 replies
    LiveAction ^ | 5/22/12 | Lindsey Frechou
    A light drizzle falls from the gray sky as Vicki Klein walks along the crooked sidewalk, bundled up in her raincoat and scarf to stay warm on the chilling January afternoon. She reaches the end of the sidewalk and turns around, retracing her steps once again for what might be the hundredth time today. The sidewalk has uncut grass on one side and a parking lot on the other, filled with seven cars. Vicki is careful not to cross the line that separates the sidewalk and the parking lot. She doesn’t want to cause any trouble. The rain continues, but...
  • Vatileaks now has its very own Father Brown

    05/28/2012 7:17:27 PM PDT · by Gillibrand
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 29 May 2012 | Cathcon
    The priest who is the Secretary to the Cardinal's Commission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-29-12

    05/28/2012 6:37:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-29-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 29, 2012 Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 1 Pt 1:10-16 Beloved:Concerning the salvation of your soulsthe prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yourssearched and investigated itinvestigating the time and circumstancesthat the Spirit of Christ within them indicatedwhen it testified in advanceto the sufferings destined for Christand the glories to follow them.It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but youwith regard to the things that have now been announced to youby those who preached the Good News to youthrough the Holy Spirit sent from heaven,things into...
  • Dalai Lama attends Pentecost Mass of Cardinal in Vienna

    05/28/2012 3:35:50 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 15 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 28 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Report and pictures of the Dalai Lama robed and in choir.
  • "I confess: I'm one of the whistleblowers We're doing it to defend the Pope" (Catholic Caucus)

    05/28/2012 3:47:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    La Republica ^ | May 28, 2012 | MARCO ANSALDO
    The Vatileaks story, an informer speaks out: "There's a group of us: the real brains behind it are cardinals, then there are monsignors, secretaries, small fry." The valet is just a delivery boy that somebody wants to set up." "Vatican intelligence has security systems more advanced than anything the CIA has... but cardinals are still in the habit of writing their messages by hand and dictating them." "It's open warfare, with everyone against everyone else."ROME - Who are the Vatican whistleblowers? "There isn't just one brain behind the operation, there are several. There are cardinals, private secretaries, monsignors and the...
  • Monstrance given as prize for the best dressed at Vienna AIDs Benefit Ball

    05/28/2012 12:06:09 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 2 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 28 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Video and report
  • Catholic Word of the Day: AMENDE HONORABLE, 05-28-12

    05/28/2012 8:14:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-28-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):AMENDE HONORABLE Public form of satisfaction formerly inflicted on condemned criminals. With candle in hand, stripped to the waist and barefoot, they appeared before the ecclesiastical judge, begging pardon of God, the king and justice. It was used as late as the seventeenth century. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Georgetown Legend: Sebelius “Unnerved” Alumni

    05/28/2012 6:53:56 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/25/12 | Charlotte Hays
    “The Pope and the Vatican should say to Georgetown, ‘You guys get your act together and straighten up and fly right or you can’t hold yourself out as a Catholic institution anymore,’” Francis T. Coleman, Georgetown ’61, told The Cardinal Newman Society. A basketball legend at Georgetown, Coleman, who goes by the name of Tom, has undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown. He coached freshman basketball and served as the first chairman of Georgetown’s Law Alumni Board. Now, the loyal alumnus finds himself advising the campaign led by Exorcist author William Peter Blatty, Georgetown ’50, to get his alma mater...
  • Bishop Williamson's Plan Against the Pope Revealed

    05/28/2012 6:48:22 AM PDT · by jcpryor · 4 replies
    The latest volley in Bishop Richard Williamson's war against Bishop Fellay and the Holy Father has come from Fr. Francois Chazal, a priest of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX)stationed in Asia. At the end of this post you will find a video and written transcript of a sermon give by Fr. Chazal that praises Bishop Williamson, a renowned Holocaust Denier, for thwarting Bishop Fellay's "plot" to sign a deal with Rome. This lengthy sermon is well worth taking time to listen to as it provides a perfect example of the ecclesiology taught within the SSPX. It would be...
  • Matalin: Religious liberty is the issue at stake in the HHS mandate

    05/27/2012 2:41:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama White House and its allies in the media continue to pretend that the controversy over the HHS mandate is all about keeping women from accessing birth control, a claim that’s absurd on its face. For instance, Obama appeared in Iowa on Thursday and tossed out this bit of demagoguery: We don’t need another political fight about ending a woman’s right to choose, or getting rid of Planned Parenthood — (applause) — or taking away affordable birth control. No one is trying to take away “affordable birth control.” For that matter, no one is attempting to “get rid” of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-28-12

    05/27/2012 7:44:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-28-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 28, 2012 Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 1 Pt 1:3-9 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hopethrough the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading,kept in heaven for youwho by the power of God are safeguarded through faith,to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time.In this you rejoice, although now for a little whileyou may have to suffer through various trials,so that the...
  • Before a calendar change, mankind will have witnessed the financial collapse.

    05/27/2012 1:28:35 PM PDT · by stpio · 28 replies
    http://wordsfromjesus.com/ ^ | May 22, 2012 | Our Lord to a Catholic seer
    In the most recent messages, three times, the words "financial collapse." To: Jennifer 5/22/12 7:43 PM My child, I say to My children that mankind relies too much upon himself and it is there that you become the victim of your own sinfulness. Heed to the Commandments My children for they are your entrance into the kingdom. I weep today My children but it is those who are failing to heed to My warnings that will weep tomorrow. The winds of spring will turn into the rising dust of summer as the world will begin to look more like a...