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  • [Catholic Caucus] Thursday of the First Week of Lent (Gueranger)

    02/21/2018 9:01:26 PM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Violet Simple TODAY’S STATION is in the Church of St. Laurence, in Paneperna, one of those which the piety of the Faithful of Rome has built in honor of this the most celebrated of the Martyrs of the Holy City. COLLECT Devotionem populi tui, quæsumus, Domine, benignus intende, ut uqui per abstinentiam macerantur in corpore, per fructum boni operis reficiantur in mente. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. We beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to regard the devotion of thy people; that mortifying their bodies by fasting, their minds may be refreshed by good works. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Tuesday of the First Week of Lent (Gueranger)

    02/19/2018 9:01:09 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Violet Simple AT ROME, the Station is in the Church of St. Anastasia, where, formerly, the Mass of the Aurora, on Christmas Day, used to be celebrated. It is under the protection of this holy Martyr, who suffered death for Christ on the day of his Birth, that we offer our prayers today to the Father of Mercy. COLLECT Respice, Domine, familiam tuam, et præsta, ut apud te mens nostra tuo desiderio fulgeat, quæ se carnis maceratione castigat. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum. Amen. Look down, O Lord, on thy children, and grant that, while we chastise ourselves by...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Monday of the First Week of Lent (Gueranger)

    02/18/2018 9:08:51 PM PST · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    EACH FERIA OF LENT has a proper Mass; whereas, in Advent, the Mass of the preceding Sunday is repeated during the week. This richness of the Lenten Liturgy is a powerful means for our entering into the Church’s spirit, since she hereby brings before us, under so many forms, the sentiments suited to this holy time. From these Ferial Masses we intend giving for the respective days the Collect (which is always the principal prayer), the Epistle, the Gospel, and the Prayer which is said “over the people” at the end of the Mass. All this will provide us...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Quadragesima Sundaythe First Sunday of Lent (Gueranger)

    02/18/2018 12:03:31 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Violet Semidouble (Privilege of the First Class) THIS SUNDAY, the first of the six which come during Lent, is one of the most solemn throughout the year. It has the same privilege as Passion and Palm Sundays—that is, it never gives place to any Feast, not even to that of the Patron, Titular Saint, or Dedication of the Church. In the ancient Calendars, it is called Invocabit, from the first word of the Introit of the Mass. In the Middle Ages (more especially in France), it was called Brand Sunday, because the young people, who had misconducted themselves during...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Paul, the First Hermit (Gueranger)

    01/15/2018 12:26:47 AM PST · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    White Double TODAY, THE CHURCH honors the memory of one of those men who were expressly chosen by God to represent the sublime detachment from all things, which was to be taught to the world by the example of the Son of God, born in a Cave at Bethlehem. Paul the Hermit so prized the poverty of his Divine Master that he fled to the desert, where he could find nothing to possess and nothing to covet. He mad a mere cavern for his dwelling; a palm tree provided him with food and clothing; a fountain gave him wherewith...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Friday of the First Week of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/08/2017 4:05:11 AM PST · by CMRosary
    Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. vi. Ch. vi. In anno quo mortuus est rex Ozias, vidi Dominum sedentem super solium excelsum et elevatum; et ea quae sub ipso erant replebant templum. Seraphim stabant super illud: sex alae uni, et sex alae alteri; duabus velabant faciem ejus, et duabus velabant pedes ejus, et duabus volabant. Et clamabant alter ad alterum, et dicebant: Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus Dominus, Deus exercituum; plena est omnis terra gloria ejus. In the year that king Ozias...
  • [Catholic Caucus} Thursday of the First Week of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/07/2017 11:54:31 AM PST · by CMRosary
    Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. v. Ch. v. Cantabo dilecto meo canticum patruelis mei vineæ suæ. Vinea facta est dilecto meo in cornu filio olei. Et sepivit eam, et lapides elegit ex illa, et plantavit eam electam; et aedificavit turrim in medio ejus, et torcular exstruxit in ea; et exspectavit ut faceret uvas, et fecit labruscas. Nunc ergo, habitatores Jerusalem et viri Juda, judicate inter me et vineam meam. Quid est quod debui ultra facere vineæ meæ, et non...
  • Congress seems on track to avert weekend government shutdown

    12/06/2017 7:07:54 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    WTOP ^ | 12/6/17 | AP
    <p>Despite incendiary words from President Donald Trump, Congress seemed on track Wednesday to approving legislation that would avert a partial government shutdown over the weekend as all sides seemed ready to avert a confrontation for now.</p> <p>Increasingly confident House leaders planned a Thursday vote on a bill that would keep federal agencies functioning through Dec. 22, and Senate approval was expected to follow. Even the head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, whose members have been threatening to oppose the measure, predicted passage.</p>
  • [Catholic Caucus] Wednesday of the First Week of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/05/2017 9:12:32 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. iii. Ch. iii. Ecce enim Dominator, Dominus exercituum, auferet a Jerusalem et a Juda validum et fortem, omne robur panis, et omne robor aquæ; fortem, et virum bellatorem, judicem, et prophetam, et ariolum, et senem; principem super quinquaginta, et honorabilem vultu et consiliarium, et sapientem de architectis, et prudentem eloquii mystici. Et dabo pueros principes eorum, et effeminati dominabuntur eis; et irruet populus, vir ad virum, et unusquisque ad proximum suum; tumultuabitur puer contra...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Tuesday of the First Week of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/04/2017 9:06:26 PM PST · by CMRosary · 3 replies
    Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. ii. Ch. ii. Verbum quod vidit Isaias, filius Amos, super Juda et Jerusalem. Et erit in novissimis diebus: praeparatus mons domus Domini in vertice montium, et elevabitur super colles; et fluent ad eum omnes gentes, et ibunt populi multi, et dicent: Venite, et ascendamus ad montem Domini, et ad domum Dei Jacob; et docebit nos vias suas, et ambulabimus in semitis ejus, quia de Sion exibit lex, et verbum Domini de Jerusalem. The word...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Monday of the First Week of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/03/2017 10:37:07 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. i. Ch. i. Lavamini, mundi estote; auferte malum cogitationum vestrarum ab oculis meis: quiescite agere perverse, discite benefacere; quærite judicium, subvenite oppresso, judicate pupillo, defendite viduam. Et venite, et arguite me, dicit Dominus. Si fuerint peccata vestra ut coccinum, quasi nix dealbabuntur; et si fuerint rubra quasi vermiculus, velut lana alba erunt. Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the evil of your devices from my eyes: cease to do perversely, Learn to do well:...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The First Sunday of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/03/2017 10:55:31 AM PST · by CMRosary
    Violet Privileged Sunday of the First Class—Semi-double THIS SUNDAY, the first of the ecclesiastical year, is called, in the chronicles and charts of the Middle Ages, Ad te levavi Sunday, from the first words of the Introit; or Aspiciens a longe, from the first words of one of the Responsories of Matins. The Station is at St. Mary Major’s. It is under the auspices of Mary—in the splendid Basilica which possesses the Crib of Bethlehem, and is therefore called, in ancient documents, St. Mary’s ad Præsepe—that the Roman Church recommences, each year, the sacred Cycle. It would have been...
  • Straight Outta Harvard... A millennial lays down the law

    07/11/2017 7:57:52 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    A Harvard grad lays down the law on her new boss. Click here ==> <== Click here
  • Conservative Leaders Applaud Trumps Tweet to Repeal Obamacare First, Replace Later

    07/02/2017 3:01:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/30/17 | Dr Susan Berry
    American conservative leaders welcomed President Donald Trumps tweet suggesting to Republicans that they immediately repeal Obamacare first and then work together to replace it later. On a media conference call Friday morning, national conservative group leaders overwhelmingly applauded Trumps suggestion and rebuked GOP leaders for introducing Obamacare replacement legislation that they say simply continues former President Barack Obamas disastrous healthcare reform. The leaders made clear to Republicans that they hold power in both chambers of Congress largely because the conservative base elected them to repeal Obamacare and put GOP leaders on notice that their draft healthcare bill is costing them...
  • OK about 10% of Trump's first term is now complete. How has he done thus far?

    06/28/2017 9:59:15 PM PDT · by cba123 · 115 replies
    Vanity - Free Republic ^ | (self) | (selff)
    OK everyone. Trump is our president. He's now about 10% done with his first term. How has he done thus far, in your view?
  • Hope about Trump quickly realized!

    02/17/2017 9:56:41 AM PST · by georgiegirl · 15 replies
    Self | 2/17/2017 | georgiegirl
    Dear Freepers, I have compiled a list of Trump's accomplishments in the last month. I want to publish this in our local weekly newspaper in response to an anti-Trump editorial. Please let me know if I need to add or change anything. (Jim Robinson's original list of Trump's promises was my inspiration). Thank you!
  • What Would You Rather See From President Trump First?

    02/09/2017 8:37:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    What would you rather see from President Trump first? Broad Tax Cuts or Obamacare Repeal
  • Kristol: Its profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear an American president proclaim America first

    01/22/2017 10:45:22 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 144 replies
    Biz PAC Review ^ | 01/21/17 | Scott Morefield
    The Chinese put China first. The Russians put Russia first. Israelis believe in Israel first. So, whats wrong with Americans seeking to put our country before a faceless, vacuous globalism that has eaten away at our manufacturing base, taken the lives of our best and brightest overseas, and threatened our standard of living for decades? According to neoconservatives like Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, apparently a lot. Kristol let out a tweetstorm before and during Donald Trumps America First themed inauguration speech Friday, highlighted by this gem: "I'll be unembarrassedly old-fashioned here: It is profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear...
  • Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days

    11/10/2016 9:33:59 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 65 replies
    NPR ^ | 9 Nov 2016 | Amita Kelly
    (Snip) "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter." What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again. It is a contract between myself and the American voter and begins with restoring honesty, accountability and change to Washington Therefore, on the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC: * FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress; * SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce...
  • Meet the next First Lady [If Hillary wins]

    08/29/2016 8:51:04 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 8 replies ^ | August 29, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    Meet the next First Lady (if Hillary wins): Huma Abedin