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  • Biblical Teachings on Marriage and Family. A Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family

    12/29/2013 2:32:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/28/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It is not difficult to demonstrate that most of our modern problems center around struggles and misunderstandings regarding marriage, sexuality, and the family. Collectively as a nation and the culture, we have departed significantly from the teachings of God and common sense, when it comes to our thinking and behavior regarding these three fundamental pillars.Today’s Feast of the Holy Family presents us an opportunity to reflect, and provides a rich tapestry of Scriptures. Many of these teachings are not “politically correct,” but for that, no apology should be made. They remain God’s teachings and it is hard to argue that...
  • Imitating the Holy Family: Four Traits that Make It Possible

    12/30/2013 5:05:33 PM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies
    Wau.org ^ | December 2002 | not given
    Imitating the Holy Family Four Traits that Make It Possible Like many parents, every day my wife and I face real and challenging issues in our family. We have two teenage sons and three younger children. Like many families, our children fight and bicker.Sometimes they are loving and kind, but at other times they are disrespectful. Sometimes they resist doing chores and homework.In addition to these very common problems with our children, my wife and I have to balance work and family life, make educational decisions for our kids, track our finances, and work through marital disagreements. This is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-30-12, Feast, Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

    12/29/2012 9:28:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-30-12 | Revised New American Bible
    December 30, 2012 Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph   Reading 1 Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 God sets a father in honor over his children;a mother's authority he confirms over her sons.Whoever honors his father atones for sins,and preserves himself from them.When he prays, he is heard;he stores up riches who reveres his mother.Whoever honors his father is gladdened by children,and, when he prays, is heard.Whoever reveres his father will live a long life;he who obeys his father brings comfort to his mother. My son, take care of your father when he is old;grieve him not as...
  • On Prayer in the Life of the Holy Family

    12/31/2011 9:40:43 AM PST · by ELS · 3 replies
    Vatican - The Holy See ^ | December 28, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Prayer in the Life of the Holy Family Dear Brothers and Sisters, Our continuing catechesis on prayer leads us, during this Christmas season, to reflect on the place of prayer in the life of the Holy Family of Nazareth. In the home of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we learn to contemplate the mystery of God’s presence and to grow as faithful disciples of Christ. The Gospels present Mary as the supreme model of prayerful medition on the mysteries of Christ’s life; in praying the Rosary, in fact, we unite ourselves to her contemplation of those mysteries in faith and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-30-11, Feast, Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

    12/29/2011 9:33:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-30-11 | RevisedNewAmericanBible
    December 30, 2011 Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph   Reading 1 Gn 15:1-6; 21:1-3 The word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying:"Fear not, Abram!"I am your shield;I will make your reward very great."But Abram said,"O Lord GOD, what good will your gifts be,if I keep on being childlessand have as my heir the steward of my house, Eliezer?"Abram continued,"See, you have given me no offspring,and so one of my servants will be my heir." Then the word of the LORD came to him:"No, that one shall not be your heir;your...
  • Joseph, Mary and Jesus: A Model Family

    02/13/2010 10:05:10 AM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies · 343+ views
    HolySpiritInteractive.net ^ | not given | by Fr. Rufus Pereira
    Joseph, Mary and Jesus: A Model Familyby Fr. Rufus Pereira Introduction:The Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, on 1st May, should take us back to the double Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, on 25th March, (4th April this year), and of his Birth, on 25th December, that commemorates and celebrates the greatest event that ever took place of the Almighty God's intervention in weak humankind: the Nativity, and the greatest mystery that ever was of the Holy God's love for sinful man: the Incarnation (Jn 1:14, 3:16). But a re-reading of the two Infancy Narratives (Mt 1 &...
  • St. Joseph as Head of the Holy Family (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    03/04/2009 12:14:29 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 626+ views
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata ^ | 19th century? | Pere Binet, S.J
    Painting of the Holy Family from an exhibit of art in the Cusco School style in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC, August 2008. [The following is excerpted from the book "The Divine Favors Granted to St. Joseph," by Pere Binet, S.J., reprinted by TAN Books, pgs. 59-60, 86-87.] "Let us consider...how, as father and spouse, this incomparable Saint [Joseph] has a right to be honoured by Jesus and Mary, since it is a precept, both natural and divine, that every son must honour his father, every wife her husband. Here Gerson expresses a sweet and loving thought;...
  • Feast of the Holy Family (Dom Guéranger OSB)

    12/27/2008 8:56:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies · 546+ views
    CatholicTradition.org ^ | Taken From THE LITURGICAL YEAR, Book III | Dom Guéranger OSB
        Feast of the Holy Family   SUNDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF THE EPIPHANY  [January 6]FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY December 30 [New Calendar] THIS Sunday has been chosen by the Church for the celebration of the Feast of the Holy Family; the liturgy of the day, as expressed in the Gospel, harmonizes well with the mystery of the new Feast, for it already carries us forward to the childhood of our Emmanuel and gives us those wonderful words which, after the example of his Blessed Mother, we must ever ponder within our hearts: 'And he went down...
  • The Holy Family vs. The Holy Innocents: A Christmas season reflection [Catholic Caucus]

    12/27/2008 7:34:08 PM PST · by mlizzy · 2 replies · 368+ views
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 12-28-08 | Tom O'Toole
    A voice is heard in Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation; Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be consoled, since they were no more. –Matt. 2:18 quoting Jer. 31:15 Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, 'Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted—and you yourself a sword will pierce—so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.' –Luke 2:34-35 In the Catholic Church, each day's liturgy brings a different celebration or commemoration, either from the life of Christ or...
  • The Redemption and Protection of the Family [Feast of the Holy Family]

    01/04/2007 8:30:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies · 754+ views
    http://www.catholicexchange.com/node/8964 ^ | January 2, 2007 | Father Roger Landry
    Fr. Roger Landry rticleOther Articles by Fr. Roger LandryPrinter Friendly Version   The Redemption and Protection of the Family January 3, 2007 When we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family of Mary, Joseph and the child Jesus, we marked the fundamental fact that when the Son of God became man, when the Word became flesh, He became flesh as a little child within a family. That was a divine choice, for Jesus did not have to come into our world in that way. He could have come as a 33-year-old adult and begun to preach. He could have...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-31-06, The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

    12/30/2006 9:10:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies · 656+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 12-31-06 | New American Bible
    December 31, 2006 Sunday within the Octave of ChristmasThe Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Psalm: Sunday 52 Reading 1Sir 3:2-7, 12-14 God sets a father in honor over his children;a mother’s authority he confirms over her sons.Whoever honors his father atones for sins,and preserves himself from them.When he prays, he is heard;he stores up riches who reveres his mother.Whoever honors his father is gladdened by children,and, when he prays, is heard.Whoever reveres his father will live a long life;he who obeys his father brings comfort to his mother. My son, take care of your father when he is...
  • Study Backs Tradition of Loreto House - Stones in Altar Match Those in Nazareth, It Says

    03/30/2006 5:01:26 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 573+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 30, 2006
    LORETO, Italy, MARCH 30, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The stones in the Grotto of the Annunciation in Nazareth have the same origin as those of an altar at the Holy House of Loreto, says an archaeological study. Architect Nanni Monelli and Father Giuseppe Santarelli, director of the General Congregation of the Holy House of Loreto, led the study. Their finding has reopened discussion of the historicity of the mysterious transfer of the Holy House of Nazareth to Loreto. According to tradition, the house was translated miraculously from Nazareth to Tersatto (in present-day Croatia) in 1291 and then to Loreto. Giorgio Nicolini, author...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-30-05, Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

    12/30/2005 9:05:18 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies · 2,203+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 12-30-05 | New American Bible
    December 30, 2005Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Psalm: Friday 3 Reading ISir 3:2-7, 12-14 God sets a father in honor over his children;a mother’s authority he confirms over her sons.Whoever honors his father atones for sins,and preserves himself from them.When he prays, he is heard;he stores up riches who reveres his mother.Whoever honors his father is gladdened by children,and, when he prays, is heard.Whoever reveres his father will live a long life;he who obeys his father brings comfort to his mother. My son, take care of your father when he is old;grieve him not as...
  • Unraveling Jesus' mystery years in Egypt

    07/31/2005 5:38:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 64 replies · 869+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | July 29, 2005 | Tom Breen
    "Behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him." - MATTHEW 2:13        How much do we really know about Jesus?    Not as much as we might think, according to a new film documentary focusing on the little-known childhood of Christianity's savior.    Titled "Jesus in Egypt," the film is based on a book of the same name by author Paul Perry, widely known...
  • Gaudi’s Church of the Holy Family to be ready for worship in 2008

    06/05/2005 2:01:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 507+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | June 3, 2005
    Barcelona, Jun. 03, 2005 (CNA) - The Church of the Holy Family in Barcelona, the unfinished work of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, will be ready for worship in 2008 and its construction will be finished in 20 to 30 years if projections are accurate.In order for the church to open its doors in 2008, project leader Joan Rigol, recently named to the post by the Archbishop of Barcelona, explained that will be necessary to finish the roof over several parts of the church that remain uncovered.  He said the project committee expects this stage to be completed in the next...
  • 1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Propers for the Feast of the Holy Family

    01/08/2005 2:16:23 PM PST · by AAABEST · 16 replies · 916+ views
    Angelqueen.org ^ | January 8, 2005 | The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit
    1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Propers for the Feast of the Holy Family Colors:  White   INTROIT  Proverbs 23-25 The father of the Just rejoiceth greatly, let Thy father and Thy mother be joyful, and let her rejoice who bore Thee. -- (Ps.88. 2, 3). How lovely are Thy tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts! my soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. V.: Glory be to the Father . . . -- The father of the Just . .   COLLECT - O Lord Jesus Christ, who, being subject to Mary and Joseph, didst sanctify home life...
  • [BitPig] Just te Kind of Craziness You’d Expect

    12/26/2004 12:12:55 PM PST · by B-Chan · 3 replies · 334+ views
    BitPig Online ^ | 2004.12.26 | BitPig [B-Chan]
    Just The Kind of Craziness You’d ExpectThe BitPig Rant 2004.12.26 Today is the Feast of St. Stephen, martyr. (St. Stephen was one of the 7 deacons chosen by the Apostles to work with the poor. Because of his unwavering belief in Jesus, he was stoned to death, becoming the first martyr of the Church.) It is also the Feast of the Holy Family — the day when we Christians celebrate the Earthly family of the Lord, and, by extension, the miracle of the Incarnation, the defining miracle of Christianity. It’s pretty hard to believe if you think about it. The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-26-04, Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

    12/26/2004 8:32:27 AM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies · 3,686+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 12-26-04 | New American Bible
    December 26, 2004Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Reading ISir 3:2-6, 12-14 God sets a father in honor over his children;a mother's authority he confirms over her sons.Whoever honors his father atones for sins,and preserves himself from them.When he prays, he is heard;he stores up riches who reveres his mother.Whoever honors his father is gladdened by children,and, when he prays, is heard.Whoever reveres his father will live a long life;he who obeys his father brings comfort to his mother. My son, take care of your father when he is old;grieve him not as long as he...
  • Report: Mel Gibson is building church for his Catholic movement

    03/09/2003 2:21:29 AM PST · by kattracks · 204 replies · 1,231+ views
    AP | 3/09/03
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Actor Mel Gibson's father isn't shy about admitting his belief in conspiracy theories. Hutton Gibson, an 84-year-old activist and author, says he believes the World Trade Center was destroyed by "remote control," not airliners hijacked by al-Qaida terrorists. He insists that every pope in the last 50 years has been illegitimate, and he denies that six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. "Go and ask an undertaker or the guy who operates the crematorium what it takes to get rid of a body," the elder Gibson says in Sunday's editions of The New York Times...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-28-03, Feast of the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

    12/28/2003 7:31:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies · 415+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 12-28-03 | New American Bible
    December 28, 2003Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Psalm: Sunday 3 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Reading II Gospel Reading I1 Sm 1:20-22, 24-28 In those days Hannah conceived, and at the end of her term bore a sonwhom she called Samuel, since she had asked the LORD for him.The next time her husband Elkanah was going upwith the rest of his householdto offer the customary sacrifice to the LORD and to fulfill his vows,Hannah did not go, explaining to her husband,"Once the child is weaned,I will take him to appear before the LORDand to remain there...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-29-02, Feast of the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary, Joseph

    12/29/2002 6:11:39 AM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies · 335+ views
    USCCB>org/New American Bible ^ | 12-29-02 | New American Bible
    December 29, 2002Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Psalm: Sunday Week 3 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Reading II Gospel Families Adults Reading IGn 15:1-6; 21:1-3 The word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying:"Fear not, Abram!I am your shield;I will make your reward very great."But Abram said,"O Lord GOD, what good will your gifts be,if I keep on being childlessand have as my heir the steward of my house, Eliezer?"Abram continued,"See, you have given me no offspring,and so one of my servants will be my heir."Then the word of the LORD came to...
  • Lots of Graphics: Post your favorite image of the St. Mary and Child, the Holy Family...

    06/19/2002 11:49:16 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 25 replies · 1,705+ views
    J+M+J 19 June A.D. 2002 | Siobhan
    Lots of Graphics: Post your favorite image of the St. Mary and Child, the Holy Family, or St. Joseph with the Child Jesus A thread to bless our eyes, hearts, souls, and minds: Kissing the Face of God Morgan Weistling