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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-25-19, Sts. Bede, Gregory VII, M. Magdelene de Pazzi

    05/24/2019 9:07:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-25-19 | Revised New American Bible
    May 25 2019   Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 16:1-10 Paul reached also Derbe and Lystra where 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-24-19

    05/23/2019 9:17:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-24-19 | Revised New American Bible
    May 24 2019   Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 15:22-31 The Apostles and presbyters, in agreement with the whole Church, decided to choose representatives and to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. The ones chosen were Judas, who was called Barsabbas, and Silas, leaders among the brothers. This is the letter delivered by them: "The Apostles and the presbyters, your brothers, to the brothers in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia of Gentile origin: greetings. Since we have heard that some of our number who went out without any mandate from us have upset you...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-23-19

    05/22/2019 8:48:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-23-19 | Revised New American Bible
    Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 15:7-21 After much debate had taken place, Peter got up and said to the Apostles and the presbyters, "My brothers, you are well aware that from early days God made his choice among you that through my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the Gospel and believe. And God, who knows the heart, bore witness by granting them the Holy Spirit just as he did us. He made no distinction between us and them, for by faith he purified their hearts. Why, then, are you now putting God...
  • "Behold, I Am Making All Things New!" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, on Revelation 21:1-7)

    05/18/2019 8:17:02 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 19, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Behold, I Am Making All Things New!” (Revelation 21:1-7) Today we’re starting a three-part sermon series I’m calling “Behold, the New Jerusalem!” These messages will be based on the readings from Revelation chapters 21 and 22, where St. John is given a vision of our eternal dwelling place, the new Jerusalem. What we will discover over these next couple of weeks is what you and I have to look forward to as the people of God. Brothers and sisters, it will be new and exciting and beyond our wildest imagination! We begin today with the opening verses of Revelation 21....
  • "My Sheep Hear My Voice" (Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, on John 10:22-30)

    05/11/2019 9:51:14 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 12, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “My Sheep Hear My Voice” (John 10:22-30) On this Good Shepherd Sunday, Jesus says to us: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.” This is our text. “My Sheep Hear My Voice.” I should certainly hope so! But how closely are we listening? And when we hear the voice of our Shepherd, do we follow where he is leading? Today we will hear the voice of Jesus speaking to us, and by God’s grace...
  • "Jesus Is in the Restoration Business" (Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter, on John 21:1-19)

    05/04/2019 8:36:40 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 5, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Jesus Is in the Restoration Business” (John 21:1-19) So far this Easter season we’ve heard about Jesus appearing to his disciples two times, on Easter Day and then a week later. Today we hear about a third appearance to a group of his disciples. Why does Jesus do this? Why does he manifest himself to his disciples repeatedly during these forty days from his resurrection to his ascension? The most obvious answer is to show that he is indeed alive, risen from the dead, physically, bodily. Christ’s resurrection shows that he who died on the cross now is risen from...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-01-19, OM, St. Joseph the Worker

    04/30/2019 10:55:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-01-19 | Revised New American Bible
    May 1 2019 Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 5:17-26 The high priest rose up and all his companions, that is, the party of the Sadducees, and, filled with jealousy, laid hands upon the Apostles and put them in the public jail. But during the night, the angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison, led them out, and said, "Go and take your place in the temple area, and tell the people everything about this life." When they heard this, they went to the temple early in the morning and taught. When the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-30-19, OM, St. Pius V, Pope

    04/29/2019 11:57:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-30-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 30 2019 Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 4:32-37 The community of believers was of one heart and mind,and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own,but they had everything in common.With great power the Apostles bore witnessto the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,and great favor was accorded them all.There was no needy person among them,for those who owned property or houses would sell them,bring the proceeds of the sale,and put them at the feet of the Apostles,and they were distributed to each according to need. Thus Joseph, also named by...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-29-19, M, St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin & Doctor/Church

    04/29/2019 12:09:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-29-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 29 2019 Memorial of Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Acts 4:23-31 After their release Peter and John went back to their own people and reported what the chief priests and elders had told them. And when they heard it, they raised their voices to God with one accord and said, "Sovereign Lord, maker of heaven and earth and the sea and all that is in them, you said by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of our father David, your servant: Why did the Gentiles rage and the peoples entertain folly?...
  • Coptic Orthodox Easter Service (Egypt)

    04/28/2019 7:13:57 AM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04-28-2019 | Coptic Orthodox Church
    The Easter Liturgy of the Coptic Orthodox Church (Arabic & Coptic appx 4:15 hrs)
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-28-19, Divine Mercy Sunday, Second Sunday of Easter

    04/27/2019 10:06:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-28-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 28 2019 Second Sunday of Easter(Or Sunday of Divine Mercy) Reading 1 Acts 5:12-16 Many signs and wonders were done among the peopleat the hands of the apostles.They were all together in Solomon's portico.None of the others dared to join them, but the people esteemed them.Yet more than ever, believers in the Lord,great numbers of men and women, were added to them.Thus they even carried the sick out into the streetsand laid them on cots and matsso that when Peter came by,at least his shadow might fall on one or another of them.A large number of people from...
  • Half of Russians Say They Don't Know Why Easter Is Celebrated – Poll

    04/27/2019 12:40:42 PM PDT · by tlozo · 34 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 4/26/2019
    Half of Russia’s Orthodox Christians do not know the origins of Easter, according to a state-run poll published on Friday. Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Day after his death on the cross. Orthodox Easter falls on Sunday, April 28, ending seven weeks of fasting and kickstarting the traditions of spring cleaning and egg-dyeing. Exactly half of Russian respondents correctly named resurrection when asked what the religious holiday celebrates, the state-funded VTsIOM pollster found. Jesus’ birthday was the second-most popular answer at 6 percent. Four percent each guessed that Easter was either an “important Christian holiday” or...
  • "All the Words of This Life" (Sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter, on Acts 5:12-20)

    04/27/2019 12:12:06 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    April 28, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “All the Words of This Life” (Acts 5:12-20) In our reading today from the Book of Acts, we find the apostles in Jerusalem, ministering in the name of the Lord and finding favor with the people. But the high priest and the Sadducees don’t like this. They’re jealous, and so they have the apostles arrested and thrown in jail. The Lord has other ideas, though. That night an angel comes and opens the prison doors and brings the apostles out and instructs them to carry on, saying, “Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-27-19, Saturday in the Octave of Easter

    04/26/2019 10:05:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-27-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 27 2019 Saturday in the Octave of Easter Reading 1 Acts 4:13-21 Observing the boldness of Peter and Johnand perceiving them to be uneducated, ordinary men,the leaders, elders, and scribes were amazed,and they recognized them as the companions of Jesus.Then when they saw the man who had been cured standing there with them,they could say nothing in reply.So they ordered them to leave the Sanhedrin,and conferred with one another, saying,"What are we to do with these men?Everyone living in Jerusalem knows that a remarkable signwas done through them, and we cannot deny it.But so that it may not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-26-19, Friday in the Octave of Easter

    04/25/2019 11:57:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-26-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 26 2019 Friday in the Octave of Easter Reading 1 Acts 4:1-12 After the crippled man had been cured,while Peter and John were still speaking to the people,the priests, the captain of the temple guard,and the Sadducees confronted them,disturbed that they were teaching the peopleand proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.They laid hands on Peter and Johnand put them in custody until the next day,since it was already evening.But many of those who heard the word came to believeand the number of men grew to about five thousand. On the next day, their leaders, elders, and...
  • Blood brothers: the wealthy family behind Sri Lanka's suicide attacks

    04/25/2019 3:38:17 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 24, 2019 | Joe Brock, Shihar Aneez, Ranga Sirilal
    COLOMBO (Reuters) -- Sri Lankan housewife Fathima Fazla thought of her neighbours in the grand three-storey home across the street as the wealthy celebrities of her humble Colombo suburb. She had no idea how infamous they would become. A person mourns at a grave of a victim, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, at Sellakanda Catholic cemetery in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Two brothers who lived at the white house on Mahawela Gardens have emerged as key players in suicide attacks on...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-25-19, Thursday in the Octave of Easter

    04/24/2019 9:40:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-25-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 25 2019 Thursday in the Octave of Easter Reading 1 Acts 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...
  • Only Man Is vile (The Sri Lankan Massacre)

    04/24/2019 10:32:03 AM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/24/19 | Gerard Perry
    Some thoughts on the Easter Sunday massacre of Christians in Sri Lanka, and the distorted lens through which the media covers attacks on Christians globally.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-24-19, Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

    04/23/2019 10:31:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-24-19 | Revised New American Bible
    April 24 2019 Wednesday in the Octave of Easter Reading 1 Acts 3:1-10 Peter and John were going up to the temple areafor 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...
  • Germany: 24 Injured After ‘Confused’ Somali Storms Easter Mass While Shouting, Pelting Stones

    04/23/2019 3:34:27 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Apr 2019 | VIRGINIA HALE
    More than 20 people were injured at a church in Germany after mass panic ensued when a ‘mentally confused’ Somali stormed into an Easter service, shouting and throwing stones. Two dozen people were treated for injuries, including four hospitalised with minor injuries after the 36-year-old suspect burst into St Paul’s Church in Munich at 9.30 pm Saturday, about an hour into the Easter Vigil of its Croatian Catholic community. Local media said there was chaos when many of the approximately 500 people at the service were caught in a stampede to the church’s exit, with eyewitnesses recalling their terror as...