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  • John Brennan praised Hezbollah, calls Trump's actions "Dangerous"

    08/16/2018 8:40:15 AM PDT · by Frankusa · 25 replies
    8/16/18
    John Brennan, the former CIA Director and chief counterterrorism advisor to President Obama, once offered effusive words of praise for Hezbollah. In August of 2009, Obama's former counterterrorism adviser stated the following: "Hezbollah started out as purely a terrorist organization back in the early '80s and has evolved significantly over time. And now it has members of parliament, in the cabinet. There are lawyers, doctors, others who are part of the Hezbollah organization... And so, quite frankly, I'm pleased to see that a lot of Hezbollah individuals are in fact renouncing that type of terrorism and violence and are trying...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John Mary Vianney, Confessor

    08/08/2018 9:02:56 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1927 | Dom Ernest Graf
    White Double EVER SINCE THE SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS vanished from men’s view, the heaven of holy Church has been illumined through the centuries by the shining light of countless Saints; and even as the brightness of the stars increases as the night advances, so, as we recede from the blessed days of His mortal life, Our Lord sends into the world Saint after Saint whose lives seem to shine with ever-increasing lustre. Less than a century ago a tiny village of provincial France was for many years the hub of the religious life of the whole country. Between 1818...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Octave Day of Saint John the Baptist (Gueranger)

    06/30/2018 9:03:16 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    THE CHURCH UNITES on June the 24th in one same glad celebration, the memory both of the Birth of the Precursor and of his Circumcision, surrounded as it was by prodigies, related in the Gospel of the feast itself. But, properly speaking, this is the day whereon these wonders were operated, according to the words of the Gospel: “It came to pass that on the Eighth Day the child was circumcised.” By placing on the morrow of this Eighth Day the celebration of Mary’s visit to her cousin Elizabeth, the Church seems to insinuate, besides, that Our Lady, who...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fourth Day Within the Octave of Saint John the Baptist (Gueranger)

    06/26/2018 9:05:51 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Semidouble THE GLADSOME OCTAVE of the Precursor has a still further increase of light in store for us. Let us imitate the Church, who once again concentrates her thoughts on the Friend of the Bridegroom; she knows well that hereby the Spouse himself will be the better understood. “For, according to the word of the best authorized princes of Christian doctrine, the bonds which link together Jesus Christ and John the Baptist are so close, that the one cannot be known without the other; and if life eternal consists in knowing Jesus Christ, so also a part of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saints John and Paul, Martyrs (Gueranger)

    06/25/2018 11:59:29 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Double AMIDST THE NUMEROUS SANCTUARIES which adorn the capital of the Christian universe, the church of Saints John and Paul has remained from the early date of its origin one of the chief centers of Roman piety. From the summit of the Cœlian Hill it towers over the Coliseum, the dependencies of which stretch subterraneously even as far as the cellarage of the house once inhabited by our Saints. They, the last of the Martyrs, completed the glorious crown offered to Christ by Rome, the chosen seat of his power. The conflict in which their blood was spilt...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (Gueranger)

    06/23/2018 9:58:50 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double of the First Class (with an Octave) The Voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare ye the way of the Lord; behold thy God!” Oh! in this world of ours grown now so cold, who can understand earth’s transports at hearing these glad tidings so long expected? The promised God was not yet manifested; but already have the heavens bowed down to make way for his passage. No longer was he “the One who is to come,” he for whom our fathers, the illustrious saints of the prophetic age ceaselessly called, in their indomitable hope. Still...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Vigil of Saint John the Baptist (Gueranger)

    06/22/2018 9:09:16 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Violet Simple There was in the days of Herod the King of Judea, a certain priest named Zachary, of the course of Abia, and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name Elizabeth. And they were both just before God, walking in all the commandments and justifications of the Lord without blame. And they had no son, for that Elizabeth was barren, and they both were well advanced in years. And it came to pass, when he executed the priestly function in the order of his course before God, according to the custom of the priestly...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John a San Facundo, or of Sahagn (Gueranger)

    06/11/2018 10:31:39 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double THE KINGDOM which the Apostles have mission to establish upon earth is a reign of peace. Such was the promise pledged by Heaven to earth, on that glorious night wherein was given to us the Emmanuel. And on that other night which witnessed our Lord’s last farewell at the Supper, did not the Man-God base the New Testament upon the double legacy which he bequeathed to his Church, of his sacred Body and Blood, and of this peace announced of yore by Bethlehem’s angels? Yea, a peace unknown till then, here below; a peace all his own,...
  • I wasnt gonna get an Emmy anyway: John Goodman on Roseanne controversy

    05/31/2018 5:58:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/30/2018 | Chris Perez
    John Goodman isnt paying attention to the Roseanne Barr controversy and he couldnt care less about ABCs decision to pull the plug on Roseanne and its Emmy campaign. I wasnt gonna get an Emmy anyway, Goodman said in a video Wednesday, which was obtained by ET. Ive been up there [11] times already, and if I didnt get one Im not gonna get one, the actor added. Up until now, Goodman who served as Barrs on-screen husband for more than a decade on Roseanne has remained silent on her controversial tweet about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John the First, Pope and Martyr (Gueranger)

    05/26/2018 11:08:39 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Commemoration THE PALM OF MARTYRDOM was won by this holy Pope, not in a victory over a Pagan Persecutor, but in battling for the Church's Liberty, against a Christian King. But this king was a heretic, and therefore an enemy of every Pontiff that was zealous for the triumph of the true Faith. The state of Christ's Vicar here on earth is a state of combat; and it frequently happens that a Pope is veritably a Martyr, without having shed his blood. St. John the First, whom we honour today, was not slain by the sword; a loathsome...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John Nepomucen, Martyr (Gueranger)

    05/15/2018 9:18:47 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Simple TO THE MARTYRS WHO WERE SLAIN because they refused to adore false gods—to the Martyrs whose blood was shed by heretics—there is added today another brave soldier of Christ, who won his crown in a very different sort of combat. The Sacrament of Penance, whereby sinners regain the heaven they had lost, claims John Nepomucen as its glorious defender. A holy secrecy shrouds the reconciliation made between God and the Penitent. This Sacramental Secrecy deserved to have its Martyr. When Jesus instituted the Sacrament of Penance—that second Baptism, wherein the Blood of our Redeemer washes away the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John Baptist de la Salle, Confessor (Gueranger)

    05/14/2018 9:04:22 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double JOHN BAPTIST DE LA SALLE, the teacher of the humble, takes his place today beside Leo the Great, Athanasius, and Gregory of Nazianzum. He has no fear. The victor of Paschal Time is the same Jesus who said during his mortal life: Suffer the little children to come unto me, and unless you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven, that kingdom of heaven which, after entering into his glory, he manifests so fully upon earth. On the other hand, the Lion of Juda is never more terrible...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John Before the Latin Gate (Gueranger)

    05/06/2018 10:31:50 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    Red Greater Double THE BELOVED DISCIPLE JOHN, whom we saw standing near the Crib of the Babe of Bethlehem, comes before us again today; and this time, he is paying his delighted homage to the glorious Conqueror of death and hell. Like Philip and James, he too is clad in the scarlet robe of Martyrdom. The Month of May, so rich in Saints, was to be graced with the Palm of St. John. Salome one day presented her two sons to Jesus and, with a mother’s ambition, had asked him to grant them the highest places in his kingdom....
  • "Abide in the Vine" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, on John 15:1-8)

    04/28/2018 12:58:05 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 29, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Abide in the Vine (John 15:1-8) Stay where you are! Dont move! These commands sound rather restrictive. These imperatives can sound oppressive and limiting, like were being told what to do, and its to not to do anything. The idea of remaining where you are sounds kind of boring, like were stuck in a rut. But when it comes to the Christian life, nothing could be further from the truth. Far from being dull and lifeless, for the Christian, remaining where you are--that is, abiding in the vine, remaining connected to Christ--is dynamic, active, and very productive. And so our...
  • "Love Received, Love to Give" (Sermon for Holy Thursday, on John 13:1-17, 31b-35)

    03/29/2018 12:52:29 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 29, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Love Received, Love to Give (John 13:1-17, 31b-35) Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. Yes, Jesus did that. And he also tells his disciples: A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. And so our message tonight is all about love: The love with which Jesus loved us, and then the love he would have us give to one another. Love Received, Love to Give. First of all, love received. Love his disciples received...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John Capistran, Confessor (Gueranger)

    03/27/2018 9:05:55 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Semidouble THE NEARER THE CHURCH approaches to the end of her earthly existence, the more she seems to love to enrich her cycle with feasts that recall the glorious past. Indeed, one of the objects of sacred Liturgy is to keep before our minds all that God has done for us. Remember the days of old: think upon every generation, said God to His people in the alliance of Sinai. It was a law in Jacob that the fathers should hand on these traditions to their children, who were in their turn to transmit them to their descendants....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John Damascene, Confessor and Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    03/26/2018 9:03:29 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double THE FAITHFUL HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN that on the first Sunday of Lent the Greeks keep one of their greatest solemnities, that of Orthodoxy. History proves that the Church of Constantinople, the new Rome, did not share the indefectibility of that of the old Rome, for it passed through a cycle of heresies on the dogma of the Incarnation. It rejected successively the consubstantiality of the Word, the unity of Person in Jesus Christ, and the integrity of His two natures. It seemed as though were were nothing left for heretical emperors and patriarchs to deny. Yet there...
  • "The Real Jesus Is All You Really Need" (John 1:1-18; Ephesians 1:3-14)

    03/21/2018 6:01:43 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 21, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    The Real Jesus Is All You Really Need (John 1:1-18; Ephesians 1:3-14) In Sunday morning Bible class, were doing a study based on the book, Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? 12 False Christs. And in these midweek Lenten services, weve been picking up on themes from the book, as well. Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? 12 False Christs. The premise of the book is that in our society people come up with false christs to fit their own presuppositions and desires. The real Jesus does not fit their idea of what he should be like, so...
  • "The Gospel on a Pole" (Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, on John 3:14-21)

    03/10/2018 2:23:46 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 14 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 11, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    The Gospel on a Pole (John 3:14-21) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. That, of course, is John 3:16, a verse you all know. Because it sums up the good news of Christ so succinctly, John 3:16 is often called the gospel in a nutshell. But today, instead of the nutshell, this morning were going to be looking at the verses right before it, what I call, The Gospel on a Pole. The gospel on a pole? Whats that? Well, what Im...
  • "One Option or the Only Way?" (Lenten sermon on John 14:1-6)

    03/07/2018 9:12:00 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 7, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    One Option or the Only Way? (John 14:1-6) We live in an age of religious pluralism. Religious pluralism is the belief that there are a plurality of religions, many religions, that can work. No one religion has a corner on the truth. All religions are equally valid. What really matters is you being a good person, however that is defined. So whatever religion you choose, that is your choice, and thats fine for you. Your religion is just one option among many equally valid options. All roads lead to heaven. And going along with that idea, then, is this: You...