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  • Only 55% of Brits associate Jesus with Easter

    05/29/2018 3:56:13 AM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies
    yougov ^ | April 2017 | Youguv
    New YouGov research reveals that Brits are much more likely to associate chocolate eggs than Jesus Christ with Easter. Despite the fact that Easter is one of the most important occasions on the Christian calendar – and that Jesus is obviously the reason for the festival’s existence – only 55% of Brits associate the two. By contrast, more than three quarters (76%) associate the Easter with chocolate eggs. 2670 UK adults were questioned on 13 Apr 2017. Results are weighted to be representative of the GB population In fact, the son of God placed fourth in the list of things...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-19-18

    05/18/2018 9:47:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 19, 2018 Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter - Mass in the Morning Reading 1 Acts 28:16-20, 30-31 When he entered Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself,with the soldier who was guarding him. Three days later he called together the leaders of the Jews.When they had gathered he said to them, "My brothers,although I had done nothing against our peopleor our ancestral customs,I was handed over to the Romans as a prisoner from Jerusalem.After trying my case the Romans wanted to release me,because they found nothing against me deserving the death penalty.But when the Jews...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-18-18, OM, St. John I, Pope and Martyr

    05/17/2018 8:26:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-18-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 18, 2018 Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 25:13b-21 King Agrippa and Bernice arrived in Caesareaon a visit to Festus.Since they spent several days there,Festus referred Paul's case to the king, saying,"There is a man here left in custody by Felix.When I was in Jerusalem the chief priests and the elders of the Jewsbrought charges against him and demanded his condemnation.I answered them that it was not Roman practiceto hand over an accused person before he has faced his accusersand had the opportunity to defend himself against their charge.So when they came together here,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-17-18

    05/16/2018 8:28:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-17-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 17, 2018 Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 22:30; 23:6-11 Wishing to determine the truthabout why Paul was being accused by the Jews,the commander freed himand ordered the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin to convene.Then he brought Paul down and made him stand before them. Paul was aware that some were Sadducees and some Pharisees,so he called out before the Sanhedrin,"My brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of Pharisees;I am on trial for hope in the resurrection of the dead."When he said this,a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and Sadducees,and the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-16-18

    05/15/2018 9:42:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-16-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 16, 2018 Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 20:28-38 At Miletus, Paul spoke to the presbyters of the Church of Ephesus:“Keep watch over yourselves and over the whole flockof which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers,in which you tend the Church of Godthat he acquired with his own Blood.I know that after my departure savage wolves will come among you,and they will not spare the flock.And from your own group, men will come forward perverting the truthto draw the disciples away after them.So be vigilant and remember that for three years, night and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-15-18, OM, St. Isidore, the Farmer

    05/14/2018 7:54:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-15-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 15, 2018 Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 20:17-27 From 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-14-18, FEAST, St. Matthias, Apostle

    05/13/2018 10:21:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/ ^ | 05-14-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 14, 2018 Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle Reading 1 Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers and sisters(there was a group of about one hundred and twenty personsin the one place).He said, “My brothers and sisters,the Scripture had to be fulfilledwhich the Holy Spirit spoke beforehandthrough the mouth of David, concerning Judas,who was the guide for those who arrested Jesus.Judas was numbered among usand was allotted a share in this ministry.For it is written in the Book of Psalms: Let his encampment become desolate,and may no one dwell in it.and:May another take his...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-13-18, SOL, The Ascension of the Lord

    05/12/2018 9:52:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 54 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-13-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 13, 2018 The Ascension of the Lord Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus,I dealt with all that Jesus did and taughtuntil the day he was taken up,after giving instructions through the Holy Spiritto the apostles whom he had chosen.He presented himself alive to themby many proofs after he had suffered,appearing to them during forty daysand speaking about the kingdom of God.While meeting with them,he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,but to wait for "the promise of the Fatherabout which you have heard me speak;for John baptized with water,but in a few days you will...
  • "God's Testimony: Eternal Life in His Son" (Sermon for the Seventh Sunday of Easter; 1 John 5:9-15)

    05/12/2018 8:49:38 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 27 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 13, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “God’s Testimony: Eternal Life in His Son” (1 John 5:9-15) This week the Epistle reading once again is from First John. This has been the Epistle featured throughout this Easter season, and for good reason. The author, St. John, was an eyewitness of the risen Lord Jesus, and in this letter John bears witness concerning the life God has given us through the death and resurrection of his Son. John opened this letter by saying: “The life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life.” Now as we come...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-12-18, OM, St. Pancras, Sts. Nereus & Ahilleus, Martyrs

    05/11/2018 9:32:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-12-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 12, 2018 Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:23-28 After 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-11-18

    05/10/2018 9:09:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-11-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 11, 2018 Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:9-18 One 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-10-18, Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter or Ascension

    05/09/2018 10:54:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-10-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 10, 2018 Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:1-8 Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus,who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscillabecause Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome.He went to visit them and, because he practiced the same trade,stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.Every sabbath, he entered into discussions in the synagogue,attempting to convince both Jews and Greeks. When Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia,Paul began to occupy himself totally with preaching...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-09-18

    05/08/2018 9:50:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-09-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 9, 2018 Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 17:15, 22—18:1 After Paul's escorts had taken him to Athens,they came away with instructions for Silas and Timothyto join him as soon as possible. Then Paul stood up at the Areopagus and said:"You Athenians, I see that in every respectyou are very religious.For as I walked around looking carefully at your shrines,I even discovered an altar inscribed, 'To an Unknown God.'What therefore you unknowingly worship, I proclaim to you.The God who made the world and all that is in it,the Lord of heaven and earth,does not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-08-18

    05/07/2018 10:34:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-08-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 8, 2018 Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 16:22-34 The crowd in Philippi joined in the attack on Paul and Silas,and the magistrates had them strippedand ordered them to be beaten with rods.After inflicting many blows on them,they threw them into prisonand instructed the jailer to guard them securely.When he received these instructions, he put them in the innermost celland secured their feet to a stake. About midnight, while Paul and Silas were prayingand singing hymns to God as the prisoners listened,there was suddenly such a severe earthquakethat the foundations of the jail shook;all...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-07-18

    05/06/2018 9:20:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-07-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 7, 2018 Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 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...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fifth Sunday After Easter (Gueranger)

    05/06/2018 10:31:52 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Semidouble IN THE GREEK CHURCH, the fifth Sunday after Easter is called the Sunday of the Man born blind, because her Gospel for the day contains the history of that miracle of our divine Lord. She also calls it Episozomene, which is one of the names given by the Greeks to the mystery of the Ascension, the Feast of which is kept, with them, as with us, during the course of this week. MASS.—The Introit is taken from Isaias, the sublimest of the Prophets. It sweetly invites all the earth to celebrate the victory won by Jesus—a victory...
  • "The Spirit and the Water and the Blood" (Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, on 1 John 5:1-8)

    05/05/2018 9:50:31 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 9 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 6, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Spirit and the Water and the Blood” (1 John 5:1-8)Our Epistle today from First John includes a section that at first glance may seem a little puzzling. But when we look at it a little more closely, we’ll see how it really does make sense. Indeed, it makes quite clear the very heart of our faith and salvation. The passage in question is 1 John 5:6-8, as follows: “This is he who came by water and blood--Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-06-18, Sixth Sunday of Easter

    05/05/2018 7:13:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-06-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 6, 2018 Sixth Sunday of Easter Reading 1 Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 When Peter entered, Cornelius met himand, falling at his feet, paid him homage.Peter, however, raised him up, saying,"Get up. I myself am also a human being." Then Peter proceeded to speak and said,"In truth, I see that God shows no partiality.Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightlyis acceptable to him." While Peter was still speaking these things,the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the word.The circumcised believers who had accompanied Peterwere astounded that the gift of the Holy Spiritshould have...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-05-18

    05/04/2018 9:53:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-05-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 5, 2018 Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 16:1-10 Paul reached also Derbe and Lystrawhere there was a disciple named Timothy,the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer,but his father was a Greek.The brothers in Lystra and Iconium spoke highly of him,and Paul wanted him to come along with him.On account of the Jews of that region, Paul had him circumcised,for they all knew that his father was a Greek.As they traveled from city to city,they handed on to the people for observance the decisionsreached by the Apostles and presbyters in Jerusalem.Day...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saturday of the Fifth Week After Easter (Gueranger)

    05/04/2018 9:01:48 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White   ℣. In resurrectione tua Christe, alleluia. ℣. In thy resurrection, O Christ, alleluia. ℟. Cœli et terra lætentur, alleluia. ℟. Let heaven and earth rejoice, alleluia. ON THIS DAY, which is sacred to Mary, let us open the holy Gospel, according to St. John. There, in the second chapter, we find these words: There was a Marriage in Cana of Galilee, and the Mother of Jesus was there. The sacred text goes on to say that Jesus also and his disciples were among the guests; but the Holy Spirit, who guided the Evangelist’s hand, would have him...