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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-04-11, Opt. Mem. St. Elizabeth of Portugal

    07/03/2011 10:34:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 07-04-11 | New American Bible
    July 4, 2011 Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time  Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 1Gn 28:10-22aJacob departed from Beer-sheba and proceeded toward Haran.When he came upon a certain shrine, as the sun had already set,he stopped there for the night.Taking one of the stones at the shrine, he put it under his headand lay down to sleep at that spot.Then he had a dream: a stairway rested on the ground,with its top reaching to the heavens;and God’s messengers were going up and down on it.And there was the LORD standing beside him and saying:“I, the LORD, am the God of...
  • ICEL’s Executive Director: New Missal Translation ‘Long Overdue’ [Catholic Caucus]

    07/03/2011 2:17:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    NewLitrugicalMovement.org ^ | June 30, 2011 | Shawn Tribe
    ICEL’s Executive Director: New Missal Translation ‘Long Overdue’by Shawn Tribe I am grateful to have had the following article pointed out to me yesterday: ICEL’s Executive Director: New Missal Translation ‘Long Overdue’. An excerpt: Although Catholics have become accustomed to the current translation of the Roman missal and some may wonder why a new one is being introduced, Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth, who is executive director of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy — which prepared the forthcoming translation that debuts in Catholic churches in the U.S. on the First Sunday of Advent — says it was high time...
  • What Does GIRM 160 for the USA Really Say? (Communion posture) [Catholic Caucus]

    07/02/2011 8:42:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    WDTPRS.com ^ | 24 June 2011 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    What Does GIRM 160 for the USA Really Say? Posted on 24 June 2011 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf  When the new English translation of the Roman Missal is released, it will sport a new translation of the GIRM, the General Institution/Instruction of the Roman Missal.There are, of course, adaptations for the USA and other Anglophone regions.As it happens, the Congregation for Divine Worship has … tweaked some items.  I am sure this was to harmonize the language of the GIRM with the language of the rest of the Roman Missal.  However, tweaks may have been tweaked for other reasons.For example,...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: INSCRIPTIONS, 07-02-11

    07/02/2011 7:09:13 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 07-02-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):INSCRIPTIONS Writings or crude incisions made on the walls and tombs of the catacombs expressing the beliefs of the early Christians. These inscriptions show the people's faith in eternal life and resurrection of the dead, in purgatory, and in the joys of heaven. The word "bury" was unknown. The dead were deposited in faith, left for a time to rise on the last day. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures: Every page of the Bible is a hymn to Christ [Ecumenical]

    06/21/2011 3:40:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 1+ views
    RC.net ^ | 1994-webiste S. Augustine- | Rc.net quoting St. Augustine
    The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures   Every page of the Bible is a hymn to Christby Augustine, c. 354-430 You have heard the account of the two disciples who met the Lord on the road to Emmaus and yet did not recognize him.  When he met them, they had lost all hope of the redemption that is in Christ, they were convinced that the Master was dead like any other man, they did not realize that Jesus inasmuch as he is Son of God was still alive.  According to them he had left this life without being able...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TENDENCY, 06-21-11

    06/21/2011 9:21:57 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Catholic Reference.net ^ | 06-21-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):TENDENCY Any inclination or disposition that, in human beings, becomes a desire. It is either an attraction to some specific good or an aversion from some specific evil. Natural tendencies are inborn and are really one's natural powers or faculties seeking expression. Supeernatural tendencies are the graces divinely conferred to incline the will to the practice of virtue beyond the capacity of the native will, or of virtue known only on divine faith. Both natural and supernatural tendencies may be either conscious, also called elicited, when a person actually experiences his striving toward a good or...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-21-11, Memorial, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, religious

    06/20/2011 11:33:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 06-21-11 | New American Bible
    June 21, 2011Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, religious Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 1Gn 13:2, 5-18Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold.Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents,so that the land could not support them if they stayed together;their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together.There were quarrels between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestockand those of Lot’s.(At this time the Canaanites and the Perizziteswere occupying the land.)So Abram said to Lot:“Let there be no strife between you and me,or between your herdsmen and mine, for we are kinsmen.Is not the whole land...
  • Priests of the Domestic Church: A Father's Day Homily (Tissue Alert)

    06/19/2011 7:26:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Ignatius Insight.com ^ | June 2011 | Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
    Priests of the Domestic Church: A Father's Day Homily | Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers | Ignatius Insight In the days before global positioning systems, Mapquest, and Google Earth, men were stereotyped as reluctant to ask for directions. You know the scene: a couple is driving somewhere and, unable to find their destination, the wife turns to her husband and says, "Honey, maybe we should stop and ask for directions." The husband, dismayed that his wife would dare challenge his sense of direction, stubbornly says, "I know where I'm going!" This would go on and on until they eventually found the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-20-11

    06/19/2011 7:13:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 06-20-11 | New American Bible
    June 20, 2011Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 1Gn 12:1-9The LORD said to Abram:“Go forth from the land of your kinsfolkand from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.“I will make of you a great nation,and I will bless you;I will make your name great,so that you will be a blessing.I will bless those who bless youand curse those who curse you.All the communities of the earthshall find blessing in you.”Abram went as the LORD directed him, and Lot went with him.Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran.Abram took...
  • Hold Fast to the Confession of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit [Catholic Caucus]

    06/18/2011 9:05:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    EnlargingtheHeart.wordpress.com ^ | Saturday, Jun 18 2011 | St. Gregory Nazianzen, website, Mark Armitage
    Gregory Nazianzen: Hold Fast to the Confession of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit Saturday, Jun 18 2011 Gregory Nazianzen and PATRISTIC baptism, Christ, contemplation, God, Holy Spirit, illumination, Trinity markarmitage 8:29 am Before all else, I beg you…hold fast to the confession of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.[...] I give you to share, and to defend all your life, the one Godhead and power, found in the Three in unity, and comprising the Three separately, not unequal in substance or nature, neither increased nor diminished by superiorities or inferiorities; in every respect equal, in...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: KERYGMATIC THEOLOGY, 06-18-11

    06/18/2011 11:42:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-18-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):KERYGMATIC THEOLOGY The science of theology which stresses the functional use of sacred doctrine in preaching, contrasted with a more academic or speculative study of religious truths. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: WAR, 06-17-11

    06/17/2011 7:59:43 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-17-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):WAR Conflict of armed force in which one nation or part of a nation seeks to impose its will on another nation or part of a nation. The basic premise of war is that every right is coercible. Thus a state has the right to use force if necessary to defend just rights or to exact reparation for the violation of rights by another state. Another premise is that since no supernational organization exists with the capacity of enforcing its just decisions, with acceptance by all nations, the right of coercibility can be exercised directly by...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-17-11

    06/16/2011 9:23:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 06-17-11 | New American Bible
    June 17, 2011Friday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 12 Cor 11:18, 21-30Brothers and sisters:Since many boast according to the flesh, I too will boast.To my shame I say that we were too weak!But what anyone dares to boast of (I am speaking in foolishness)I also dare.Are they Hebrews? So am I.Are they children of Israel? So am I.Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I.Are they ministers of Christ? (I am talking like an insane person).I am still more, with far greater labors,far more imprisonments, far worse beatings,and numerous brushes with death.Five times at the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ROMAN PRIMACY, 06-16-11

    06/16/2011 8:45:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Catholic Reference.net ^ | 06-16-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ROMAN PRIMACY The supreme and full power of jurisdiction possessed by divine right by the Bishop of Rome over the whole Church in matters of faith and in matters pertaining to the discipline and government of the Church spread throughout the world. This power is not merely symbolic but real and truly episcopal; it is ordinary in belonging to the office; it is immediate and not dependent on any other human authority; and it affects each and every church, each and every pastor, and every single one of the faithful. All items in this dictionary are...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ANTE CHRISTUM, 06-15-11

    06/15/2011 10:31:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-15-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ANTE CHRISTUM Before Christ; sometimes abbreviated A.C. as the equivalent of B.C. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GREGORIAN SACRAMENTARY, 06-14-11

    06/14/2011 9:48:01 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-14-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):GREGORIAN SACRAMENTARY A liturgical book attributed to Pope St. Gregory I, sometimes called the Sacramentary of Adrian I. It contains the original text and numerous additions made by various scribes. The sacramentary has three parts: 1. the Ordinary of the Mass; 2. the Propers of the Mass for the year beginning with Christmas Eve, but with no Masses for the Sundays after Epiphany and Pentecost; and 3. the ritual prayers for ordinations. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • “Something’s Lost and Must Be Found!” Praying to St. Anthony of Padua [Catholic Caucus]

    06/13/2011 4:12:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies
    WAU.org ^ | June 2011 | Mitch Finley
    “Something’s Lost and Must Be Found!” Praying to St. Anthony of Padua By: Mitch Finley St. Anthony of Padua was a great Franciscan preacher from the Middle Ages, but he is most remembered as the finder of lost or stolen objects. Even today stories are told by people who recover lost articles following prayer for the intercession of St. Anthony. The reason for invoking St. Anthony’s help stems from an incident in the saint’s life. Anthony had a book of psalms that he cherished. Any book before the invention of the printing press was of great value, but this...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: JOANNA, 06-13-11

    06/13/2011 9:54:05 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-13-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):JOANNA The wife of the chief steward in the household of Herod Antipas (Luke 8:3). She was converted by Jesus and was one of the women who followed him and his apostles as they traveled from town to town preaching. She was one of the three women who went to the tomb on Easter morning to anoint the body and heard the angels announce that Jesus had risen from the dead (Luke 24:1-11). (Etym. Greek ioana, from Hebrew yochanan, Yahweh is gracious.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, ©...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ROYAL VETO, 06-08-11

    06/08/2011 10:22:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-08-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ROYAL VETO The right claimed by some rulers to reject nominees to Catholic episcopal sees that were not acceptable to the civil government. While the Holy See has never recognized the right on principle, it has more than once permitted the exercise of the veto in order to avoid greater evil. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-07-11

    06/06/2011 11:18:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 06-07-11 | New American Bible
    June 7, 2011Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 1Acts 20:17-27From Miletus Paul had the presbytersof the Church at Ephesus summoned. When they came to him, he addressed them,“You know how I lived among youthe whole time from the day I first came to the province of Asia.I served the Lord with all humilityand with the tears and trials that came to mebecause of the plots of the Jews,and I did not at all shrink from telling youwhat was for your benefit,or from teaching you in public or in your homes.I earnestly bore witness for both Jews...
  • Catholic Word of the Day, LAPSI, 06-06-11

    06/06/2011 9:06:07 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-06-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):LAPSI Third-century Christians who relapsed into heathenism by sacrificing to the gods or performing other acts of apostasy. There were three classes: sacrificati, who had actually offered sacrifices to idols; thurificati, who had merely burned incense to the gods; and libellatici, who certified in writing that they had offered sacrifice to idols without having actually offered sacrifice. After the edict of Decius (250-25) the lapsi who had apostasized through weakness often wished to repent and return to Christian worship. Pope Cornelius and St. Cyprian favored their return, and the synods of that time felt that after...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-04-11

    06/04/2011 12:10:16 AM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 06-04-11 | New American Bible
    June 4, 2011Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 1Acts 18:23-28After staying in Antioch some time,Paul left and traveled in orderly sequencethrough the Galatian country and Phrygia,bringing strength to all the disciples.A Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria,an eloquent speaker, arrived in Ephesus.He was an authority on the Scriptures.He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord and,with ardent spirit, spoke and taught accurately about Jesus,although he knew only the baptism of John.He began to speak boldly in the synagogue;but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him,they took him asideand explained to him the Way of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SATISFACTION, 06-03-11

    06/03/2011 8:21:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-03-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SATISFACTION The expiation of wrongdoing, especially the penance imposed by a priest before giving sacramental absolution. Essentially the satisfaction consists in the penitent's willingness to accept the penance imposed and its actual fulfillment. The effect of these two elements is to remove more or less the temporal punishment due to the sins confessed. In the early Church, up to the Middle Ages, the penance imposed was generally severe. Later on the severity was mitigated through what have since come to be known as indulgences. (Etym. Latin satisfacere: satis, sufficient, enough + facere, to do, make.) All...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-03-11, Mem. St. Charles Lwanga and his companions, martyrs

    06/02/2011 8:35:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 06-03-11 | New American Bible
    June 3, 2011Memorial of Saint Charles Lwanga and his companions, martyrsReading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 1Acts 18:9-18One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision,“Do not be afraid.Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.No one will attack and harm you,for I have many people in this city.”He settled there for a year and a halfand taught the word of God among them.But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia,the Jews rose up together against Pauland brought him to the tribunal, saying,“This man is inducing people to worship God contrary to...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: AGENT, 06-02-11

    06/02/2011 8:33:22 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-02-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):AGENT In scholastic philosophy and theology, an efficient cause, namely that which by its activity produces existence or change in another. (Etym. Latin agens, doing, active, effecting; also cause, agent; from agere, to do, drive, conduct.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: BLESSING, 06-01-11

    06/01/2011 9:57:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-01-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):BLESSING As found in Scripture, it means praise, the desire that good fortune go with a person or thing, dedication of a person or thing to God's service and a gift. In liturgical language a blessing is a ritual ceremony by which an authorized cleric in major orders sanctifies persons or things to divine service, or invokes divine favor on what he blesses. the Church's ritual provides for over two hundred such blessings, some of which are reserved to bishops or members of certain religious institutes. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LOLLARDISM, 05-31-11

    05/31/2011 9:03:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-31-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):LOLLARDISM See: WYCLIFISM All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-30-11

    05/29/2011 7:38:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 05-30-11 | New American Bible
    May 30, 2011Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 1Acts 16:11-15 We set sail from Troas, making a straight run for Samothrace,and on the next day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi,a leading city in that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony.We spent some time in that city.On the sabbath we went outside the city gate along the riverwhere we thought there would be a place of prayer.We sat and spoke with the women who had gathered there.One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth,from the city of Thyatira, a worshiper...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SILVANUS, 05-24-11

    05/24/2011 8:14:11 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-24-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SILVANUS See: SILAS All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-24-11

    05/23/2011 9:56:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 05-24-11 | New American Bible
    May 24, 2011Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter  Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 1Acts 14:19-28 In those days, some Jews from Antioch and Iconiumarrived and won over the crowds. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city,supposing that he was dead.But when the disciples gathered around him,he got up and entered the city. On the following day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.After they had proclaimed the good news to that cityand made a considerable number of disciples,they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch.They strengthened the spirits of the disciplesand exhorted them to persevere in...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: DISSIMULATION, 05-23-11

    05/23/2011 9:22:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-23-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):DISSIMULATION The act of concealing one's mind or real intention, an act that is morally permissible for a proportionally good purpose. Since secrets are to be kept, their preservation may at times require dissimulation, but of course never deception. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-23-11

    05/22/2011 8:52:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 05-23-11 | New American Bible
    May 23, 2011Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 1Acts 14:5-18 There was an attempt in Iconiumby both the Gentiles and the Jews,together with their leaders,to attack and stone Paul and Barnabas.They realized it,and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbeand to the surrounding countryside,where they continued to proclaim the Good News.At Lystra there was a crippled man, lame from birth,who had never walked. He listened to Paul speaking, who looked intently at him,saw that he had the faith to be healed,and called out in a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet.”He...
  • Catholic word of the Day: AUGUSTINIANISM, 05-17-11

    05/17/2011 9:08:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-17-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):AUGUSTINIANISM The thought of St. Augustine and his followers. In a more technical sense, the theological explanation of St. Augustine, approved by the Church, of man's fall, divine grace, and the freedom of the will in co-operating with the grace of God. Within Augustinianism, there are numerous schools of thought, all part of the Church's theological pluralism. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Fatima, A Grace for Mankind [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    05/12/2011 9:33:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    EWTN.com ^ | not available | EWTN staff
    Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto - Feast is February 20Text of the Secret of Fátima with CommentaryThe Children     The Apparitions     The Beatification      News      Multimedia    
  • On the Imprudence and Uncharitableness of Immodesty

    05/12/2011 7:56:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 60 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 10, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Imprudence and Uncharitableness of ImmodestyBy: Msgr. Charles Pope The video below contains a  fascinating interview between Sean Hannity and two women on the question of immodest dress as a dangerous thing for a woman. It would seem that a Toronto police officer was quoted as saying, “Women can avoid rape by not dressing as sluts.” He said this in the context of a lecture to college students about a recent campus crime wave. He has since apologized, but some will not accept it, or do not think he was specific enough in his apology. His remarks have...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PATRIMONY OF THE POOR, 05-12-11

    05/12/2011 9:20:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Catholic Reference.net ^ | 05-12-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PATRIMONY OF THE POOR In the early Church, after the Edict of Milan (A.D.313), a fourth of the revenues of a diocese set aside for the relief of the poor. Its biblical basis was the strong emphasis in the New Testament on caring for the poor, and of sharing, as a condition for salvation. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: RELIGIOUS RULE, 05-11-11

    05/11/2011 11:05:32 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-11-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):RELIGIOUS RULE The plan of life and discipline, approved by the Holy See, under which religious live in order to grow in Christian perfection and perform the works of the apostolate proper to their institute. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SCOTISM, 05-09-11

    05/09/2011 8:57:34 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-09-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SCOTISM The system of scholastic philosophy expounded by the Franciscan philosopher Duns Scotus (1264-1308). The root difference between Scotism and the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) is that, whereas the latter gives knowledge and reason the first place in his system, Scotus gives the primacy to love and the will. Thus, in Scotism the natural law depends on the will of God and not on the divine mind. It is therefore, absolutely speaking, not immutable. Moreover, in the Scotist scheme, the essence of heavenly beautitude consists not in vision but in the love of God....
  • Catholic Word of the Day: WORK, 05-03-11

    05/03/2011 8:56:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-03-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):WORK Continues exertion directed to some recognized purpose or end. the exertion may be physical or mental, and the purpose may be determined by the one who workds or by someone else, who in turm may have his or her own motive for assigning the task. Christianity does not look upon work as demeaning or evil, as though leisure were more worthy of human dignity. Work ennobles a person's character and assimilates one to the Savior. "We believe by faith that through the homage of work offered to God man is associated with the redemptive work...
  • [Ecumenical] Lent through Eastertide - Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts: Silence

    05/02/2011 4:34:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Catholic-forum.com ^ | website-1987 | Saint Faustina-1931
    Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts   Jesus's words are in italics.  St. Faustina's words are in regular print.   "Your task is to write down everything that I make known to you about My mercy, for the benefit of those who by reading these things will be comforted in their souls and will have the courage to approach Me." (1693)     "Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy." (300)     
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CHALICE, 05-02-11

    05/02/2011 9:16:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-02-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CHALICE The cup-shaped vessel or goblet used at Mass to contain the Precious Blood of Christ. For centuries it was made of precious material; if it was not of gold, the interior of the cup was gold-plated. Since the Second Vatican Council, chalices may be of other materials. A chalice is consecrated with holy chrism by a bishop. Regilding the inside does not destroy the consecration. sometimes the word chalice designates its contents. (Etym. Latin calix, cup, goblet, drinking vessel, chalice.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal...
  • [Ecumenical] Lent through Eastertide - Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts: Scrupulosity

    05/01/2011 5:02:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Catholic-forum.com ^ | Website-1987 | Saint Faustina-1931
    Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts   Jesus's words are in italics.  St. Faustina's words are in regular print.   "Your task is to write down everything that I make known to you about My mercy, for the benefit of those who by reading these things will be comforted in their souls and will have the courage to approach Me." (1693)     "Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy." (300)     
  • Catholic Word of the Day, SANCTUARY OF OUR SORROWFUL MOTHER, 04-30-11

    04/30/2011 9:31:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-30-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SANCTUARY OF OUR SORROWFUL MOTHER This shrine to Mary was founded in 1926 in Portland, Oregon, and is constructed on two terraces, one on street level, another at the top of a high cliff. A marble Crucifixion group dominates the area. On the lower level is a cavern where under the grotto arch stands a white altar framed with flowers and vines. Above on the cliff wall is a replica of Michelangel's Pietà with two bronze angels holding torches. At the western end of the amphitheater is the cross-laden Christ, whose stumbling figure leads the eye...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CATECHIST, 04-29-11

    04/29/2011 8:19:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-29-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CATECHIST In general, one who teaches the essentials of Christian faith and morals. The term also has the technical meaning of one who gives instruction in Catholic doctrine, especially in mission lands or among people who are not baptized or who are dechristianized. As one of the supernatural charisms of knowledge, it is the special gift of being able to teach the faith with extraordinary effectiveness. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • [Ecumenical] Lent through Eastertide - Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts: Sadness

    04/28/2011 4:54:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Catholicv-forum.com ^ | Website-1987 | Saint Faustina-1931
    Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts   Jesus's words are in italics.  St. Faustina's words are in regular print.   "Your task is to write down everything that I make known to you about My mercy, for the benefit of those who by reading these things will be comforted in their souls and will have the courage to approach Me." (1693)     "Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy." (300)     
  • Catholic Word of the Day: I.H.S., 04-28-11

    04/28/2011 9:46:00 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-28-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):I.H.S. Iesus (Jesus) Hominum Salvator (usual interpretation), Jesus Savior of Men. Really a faulty Latin transliteration of the first three letters of JESUS in Greek (IHS for IHC). See Also: IESOUS HEMETEROS SOTER,See Also: IESUS HOMINUM SALVATOR,See Also: JESUS All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-28-11, Solemnity, Thursday in the Octave of Easter

    04/27/2011 10:25:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-28-11 | New American Bible
    April 28, 2011Thursday in the Octave of Easter Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 1Acts 3:11-26 As the crippled man who had been cured clung to Peter and John,all the people hurried in amazement toward themin the portico called “Solomon’s Portico.”When Peter saw this, he addressed the people,“You children of Israel, why are you amazed at this,and why do you look so intently at usas if we had made him walk by our own power or piety?The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesuswhom you handed over and...
  • Understanding the Book of Acts--Part 3: More Similarities Between Luke and Acts [Catholic/Orth Cauc]

    04/27/2011 9:42:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    TheSacredPage.com ^ | 04-27-11 | Michael Barber
    Understanding the Book of Acts--Part 3: More Similarities Between Luke and Acts Be sure to read Part 1 and Part 2. Continuing our walk through the book of Acts, we can note the following similarities between what happened to Jesus in the Gospel of Luke and what happens in the life of the Church in Acts. A centurion. . . A centurion, well-spoken of by the Jews, sends servants to Jesus to ask him to come to his house (Luke 7:1–10). A centurion, well-spoken of by the Jewish people, sends men to Peter, asking him to come to his house...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SUBDELEGATION, 04-27-11

    04/27/2011 9:15:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-27-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SUBDELEGATION The delegation to a third party of one's right to ecclesiastical jurisdiction, originally received as a delegate from a higher authority in the Catholic Church. thus a bishop who is delegated by the Holy See may subdelegate his jurisdiction to another biship, priest, or even lay person. Subdelegation may pertain to a single act or a series of acts, unless ecclesiastical law or the nature of the cae provides otherwise. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-27-11, Solemnity, Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

    04/26/2011 9:01:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-27-11 | New American Bible
    April 27, 2011Wednesday in the Octave of Easter Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospelReading 1Acts 3:1-10 Peter and John were going up to the temple area for the three o’clock hour of prayer.And a man crippled from birth was carriedand placed at the gate of the temple called “the Beautiful Gate” every day to beg for alms from the people who entered the temple.When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple,he asked for alms.But Peter looked intently at him, as did John,and said, “Look at us.”He paid attention to them, expecting to receive something from them.Peter said, “I have...