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  • Catholic Word of the Day: PENITENT, 08-09-12

    08/09/2012 9:03:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 08-09-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PENITENT In the sacrament of penance, the person who confesses sins and seeks absolution. And in general, anyone who sincerely repents of wrongdoing, resolves to amend his or her life, and by appropriate means tires to expiate the guilt and punishment incurred for offending God. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-09-12, OM St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Virgin/Martyr

    08/08/2012 7:12:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 08-09-12 | Revised New American Bible
    August 9, 2012 Thursday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Jer 31:31-34 The days are coming, says the LORD,when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israeland the house of Judah.It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers:the day I took them by the handto lead them forth from the land of Egypt;for they broke my covenant,and I had to show myself their master, says the LORD.But this is the covenant that I will makewith the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD.I will place my law...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ANOINTING, 08-08-12

    08/08/2012 9:35:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 08-08-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ANOINTING Literally the pouring of oil on someone or some thing in a religious ceremony. Its biblical purpose was to make sacred the object anointed. Thus kings were anointed (I Samuel 10:1), priests (Exodus 28:41), and prophets (I Kings 19:16). The reference to anointing in the New Testament as a sacred rite pertains to the sacrament of anointing the sick, but the verb here used (James 5:14), aleipho, is unique. It therefore has a different meaning from "to make sacred," as elsewhere in the Bible. In the Catholic Church, holy oils are used in the administration...
  • Why Catholicism Is Losing Influence To Protestantism In Brazil

    08/08/2012 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 113 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 17, 2012 | Ryan Villarreal
    At least 1 million evangelical Christians took part in Saturday's annual "March for Jesus" in Sao Paulo, demonstrating the growing trend of Protestantism in Brazil. With 123.2 million of 191 million Brazilians identifying as Catholic according to 2010 census data, the South American nation still holds the world's largest Catholic population, but adherents to the faith have been steadily declining over several decades, while Protestantism, particularly evangelical Christianity, has been on the rise.
  • Catholics Revive 'Prayer for France' Amid Push for Gay Marriage, Euthanasia

    08/08/2012 8:49:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/08/2012 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    The French Catholic Church will revive a centuries-old custom next week with an updated national "prayer for France" opposing the legalization of same-sex marriage and other "grave social" reforms planned by the new government. "Nobody should be surprised that we Catholics think the first page of the Bible is right, even more so than a parliament," said Lyon Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, referring to the union between Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eve in the Book of Genesis. The Vatican and Catholic churches across the world have been speaking against the growing acceptance of homosexuality, which they say is...

    08/08/2012 4:51:13 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
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  • National Boy Scout policy against openly gay members flouted by local councils

    08/08/2012 5:24:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.8.2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    August 7, 2012 ( - Although the Boy Scouts of America recently reaffirmed a policy against having open homosexuals as members, at least some local councils say they don’t consider the policy actually binding on their own operations. A Catholic parish in Minnesota was recently blindsided when they learned the Boy Scouts’ reputation for Christian conservative values didn’t bear out in the case of their local Council, which declared last month that it would continue admitting individuals who were openly homosexual. “Every council is reflective of their community,” said Kent York, spokesman for the Twin Cities-based Northern Star Council, Minnesota’s...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-08-12, M, St. Dominic, Priest

    08/07/2012 10:20:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies ^ | 08-08-12 | Revised New American Bible
    August 8, 2012   Memorial of Saint Dominic, Priest   Reading 1 Jer 31:1-7 At that time, says the LORD,I will be the God of all the tribes of Israel,and they shall be my people.Thus says the LORD:The people that escaped the swordhave found favor in the desert.As Israel comes forward to be given his rest,the LORD appears to him from afar:With age-old love I have loved you;so I have kept my mercy toward you.Again I will restore you, and you shall be rebuilt,O virgin Israel;Carrying your festive tambourines,you shall go forth dancing with the merrymakers.Again you shall plant vineyardson...
  • The Nine Ways of Prayer of St. Dominic [Catholic Caucus]

    08/07/2012 10:06:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | not given |
    The Nine Ways of Prayer of St. Dominic About the Nine Ways of PrayerThe following was written by an anonymous Bolognese author, sometime between A.D. 1260 and A.D. 1288, whose source of information was, among other followers of St. Dominic, Sister Cecilia of Bologna's Monastery of St. Agnes. Sister Cecilia had been given the habit by St. Dominic himself. "The Nine Ways of Prayer" has been sometimes printed as a supplement to "The Life of St. Dominic" by Theodoric of Apoldia, though they aren't an actual part of that work. The Nine Ways of Prayer of St. Dominic Holy teachers...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH, 08-07-12

    08/07/2012 9:37:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 08-07-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH See: PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Obama’s Poison Pill

    08/07/2012 5:15:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | August 3, 2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    What does back-to-school season have to do with the “contraception rule” from the White House? The very existence of some schools is threatened, now that the Department of Health and Human Services’ mandate for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs has gone into effect.Hadley Heath, a senior policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum, points to Pius X High School in Lincoln, Neb., which has sued the federal government. The school’s administrators are “arguing that Pius X would be forced to choose between compliance and shutting its doors entirely,” says Heath. “The Obama administration shouldn’t be in the business of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-07-12, OM, St. Cajetan, St. Sixtus II & Companions

    08/06/2012 11:16:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies ^ | 08-07-12 | Revised New American Bible
    August 7, 2012   Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Jer 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22 The following message came to Jeremiah from the LORD:For thus says the LORD, the God of Israel:Write all the words I have spoken to you in a book. For thus says the LORD:Incurable is your wound,grievous your bruise;There is none to plead your cause,no remedy for your running sore,no healing for you.All your lovers have forgotten you,they do not seek you.I struck you as an enemy would strike,punished you cruelly;Why cry out over your wound?your pain is without relief.Because of your...
  • Catholic Caucus: Virgin Mary statue draws visitors to Broadmoor home

    08/06/2012 12:49:42 PM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    Morning Advocate ^ | August 6, 2012 | by naomi martin
    Ever since word started spreading July 5 of the bleeding Virgin Mary statue in the front yard of a house on Broadmoor Circle, the once quiet dead-end street has transformed into a bustling scene lined with yellow police tape and cars from all over the country. “The Wisconsin license plate kind of struck me,” said neighbor Greg Miller, 52. “But there have been California, Florida, a lot of other out-of-state plates. It seemed for a while like it might be the No. 1 tourist attraction in town.” The home is owned by Hoa Nguyen, who is from Vietnam and does...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: FIDES ECCLESIASTICA, 08-06-12

    08/06/2012 9:08:01 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 08-06-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):FIDES ECCLESIASTICA See: THEOLOGICAL NOTES All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Fr. Pavone opposes Obama appearance at NY Catholic Charities dinner

    08/06/2012 8:17:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    life news ^ | 8.6.2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    NEW YORK, August 6, 2012 ( - Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life has issued a statement opposing President Obama’s appearance at a New York fundraiser dinner for Catholic Charities. “I’m all in favor of protocol and understand the difference between respecting the President’s policies vs. respecting his office. But there comes a time when the polite putting aside of differences for a while amounts to scandal,” said Pavone in a statement emailed to Monday morning. LSN confirmed the president’s appearance last week. “There comes a time when enough is enough and we can no longer afford to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-06-12. Feast, Transfiguration of the Lord

    08/05/2012 8:11:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies ^ | 08-06-12 | Revised New American Bible
    August 6, 2012   Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord   Reading 1 Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 As I watched: Thrones were set upand the Ancient One took his throne.His clothing was bright as snow,and the hair on his head as white as wool;his throne was flames of fire,with wheels of burning fire.A surging stream of fireflowed out from where he sat;Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him,and myriads upon myriads attended him.The court was convened and the books were opened. As the visions during the night continued, I saw: One like a Son of man coming,on the clouds of...
  • Outcry after bishop's gay marriage jibe

    08/05/2012 7:18:57 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 112 replies
    Herald Scotland ^ | Aug 4 2012 | Gerry Braiden
    A CATHOLIC bishop has sparked controversy by suggesting that, if the Scottish Government truly believed in equality, it could extend legislation on same-sex marriage to encompass bigamy and even incest. Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen asked why equality did not extend to "nieces who genuinely, truly love their uncles" and why men could not have two wives, adding such scenarios were not freaks of nature but might in fact occur in Scottish parishes. ... In an interview with the Scottish Catholic Observer (SCO), Bishop Gilbert, the first to be appointed in Scotland by Pope Benedict, said: "You can't have a...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Catholic Action

    08/04/2012 10:29:13 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Catholic Action 1237. Would you kindly explain in detail the aims and objects of Catholic Action? The aim of Catholic Action is the same as that of the Church — the salvation of souls, and the establishing of the reign of Jesus Christ in all phases of individual, family, and social life, so that Christ is ever better known, loved, and served by men. The object is to secure the coordinated action of the Catholic laity in union with, and under the direction of the Bishops for the defense of religious and moral principles, and for the development of a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 08-05-12, Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    08/04/2012 8:42:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies ^ | 08-05-12 | Revised New American Bible
    August 5, 2012   Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Ex 16:2-4, 12-15 The whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron.The Israelites said to them,"Would that we had died at the LORD's hand in the land of Egypt,as we sat by our fleshpots and ate our fill of bread!But you had to lead us into this desertto make the whole community die of famine!" Then the LORD said to Moses,"I will now rain down bread from heaven for you.Each day the people are to go out and gather their daily portion;thus will I test them,to see whether...
  • Church-Speak: Strange things Church people say

    08/04/2012 1:41:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 3, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There is a tendency that any group has to use words that make sense to some of its members, but are often unintelligible to outsiders. I have sometimes had to coach recent converts in “Church speak”.For example I may proudly announce that “RCIA classes will begin next week….so if you know anyone who is interested in attending, please fill out an information card on the table just outside the sacristy door.” Thinking I have been perfectly clear, a new member approachs me after Mass to ask what “RCIA classes are….and also what is a sacristy?”I have had the same reaction...