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  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John Cantius, Confessor (Gueranger)

    10/19/2018 9:04:08 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double KENTY, THE HUMBLE VILLAGE of Silesia which witnessed the birth of St. John, owes its celebrity entirely to him. The canonization of this holy priest, who in the fifteenth century had illustrated the university of Cracow by his virtues and science, was the last hope of expiring Poland. It took place in the year 1767. Two years earlier, it was at the request of this heroic nation that Clement XIII had issued the first decree sanctioning the celebration of the feast of the sacred Heart. When enrolling John Cantius among the saints, the magnanimous Pontiff expressed in...
  • "A Citizenship Even Bigger than Texas" (Funeral sermon on Hebrews 11; John 14; Philippians 3)

    10/13/2018 7:01:46 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 13, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Citizenship Even Bigger than Texas” (Hebrews 11:13-16; John 14:1-6; Philippians 3:20-21) His name was “Emerick,” but everybody called him “Tex.” That was our brother Emerick “Tex” Labus. He went by “Tex” for as long as I’ve known him, and that’s been over ten years. Even though he lived here in Missouri for I don’t know how long, people still called him Tex. I guess you can take the boy out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the boy. I’ve observed over the years that people from Texas are very proud of being from Texas. And...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Decollation of Saint John the Baptist (Gueranger)

    08/28/2018 10:57:20 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Greater Double “AT THAT TIME, Herod sent and apprehended John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, the wife of Philip his brother, because he had married her. For John said to Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother’s wife. How Herodias laid snares for him, and was desirous to put him to death, and could not. For Herod feared John, knowing him to be a just and holy man, and kept him, and when he heard him did many things; and he heard him willingly. And when a convenient day...
  • Ode to Diabolical Cretin, John McCain

    08/27/2018 5:46:31 AM PDT · by vannrox · 52 replies
    metallicman ^ | 27AUG18 | editorial staff
    Normally, I don’t post about politics. Not that much, actually. But this is a special event. But, you know, NEOCON Senator John McCain is dead. Well, he is finally dead. I never thought that it would finally come to pass. I mean, we have walking anachronisms still staggering about, swilling on chardonnay and having their hands in all kinds of crimes. From outright treason to censorship activities, and arming radical fanatic progressives. I’m still waiting on George Soros, Nancy Pulaski, and the other ilk to move on to the next stage of their lives, but it just never seems to...
  • Cross-country funeral procession for John McCain in works (Oh Good Lord...)

    08/26/2018 3:40:30 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 199 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 8/26/18 | The Associated Press ·
    Former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama are expected to speak at U.S. Sen. John McCain's funeral service and he will lie in state in both the nation's capital and Arizona, according to plans taking shape Sunday. A day after McCain died of brain cancer at 81, his family, friends, and congressional and state leaders were working out details of the farewell for the decorated Vietnam War hero, prisoner of war and six-term senator. The website for McCain's office said the senator's body will lie in state and have funeral services in Arizona on Wednesday and Thursday. The procession...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Jean Eudes, Confessor (Gueranger)

    08/18/2018 9:39:39 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double SAINT JEAN EUDES, forerunner of devotion both to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, was born in 1601, some time after France had been torn apart by the revolt of the Huguenots. The rebels were calmed but relegated to western France by King Henry IV, after he himself returned to the Catholic faith. It was in that region that this young Saint spent his childhood, at Argentan in Normandy, and was educated with the Jesuits of Caen. The father of this first-born of a family of solid and profound virtue, had himself desired the...
  • John Brennan praised Hezbollah, calls Trump's actions "Dangerous"

    08/16/2018 8:40:15 AM PDT · by Frankusa · 26 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 CĹ“lian 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 Sahagún (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 wasn’t 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 isn’t paying attention to the Roseanne Barr controversy — and he couldn’t care less about ABC’s decision to pull the plug on “Roseanne” and its Emmy campaign. “I wasn’t gonna get an Emmy anyway,” Goodman said in a video Wednesday, which was obtained by ET. “I’ve been up there [11] times already, and if I didn’t get one I’m not gonna get one,” the actor added. Up until now, Goodman — who served as Barr’s 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!” “Don’t move!” These commands sound rather restrictive. These imperatives can sound oppressive and limiting, like we’re being told what to do, and it’s to not to do anything. The idea of remaining where you are sounds kind of boring, like we’re 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...