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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-27-20

    03/26/2020 11:47:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-27-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 27 2020 Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent Reading 1 Wis 2:1a, 12-22 The wicked said among themselves, thinking not aright: “Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, Reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with violations of our training. He professes to have knowledge of God and styles himself a child of the LORD. To us he is the censure of our thoughts; merely to see him is a hardship for us, Because his life is not like that of others, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-26-20

    03/25/2020 9:41:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-26-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 26 2020 Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent Reading 1 Ex 32:7-14 The LORD said to Moses, “Go down at once to your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt, for they have become depraved. They have soon turned aside from the way I pointed out to them, making for themselves a molten calf and worshiping it, sacrificing to it and crying out, ‘This is your God, O Israel, who brought you out of the land of Egypt!’ The LORD said to Moses, “I see how stiff-necked this people is. Let me alone, then,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-25-20, SOL, The Annunciation of the Lord

    03/24/2020 9:11:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-25-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 25 2020 Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Reading 1 Is 7:10-14; 8:10 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying: Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God; let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky! But Ahaz answered, “I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!” Then Isaiah said: Listen, O house of David! Is it not enough for you to weary people, must you also weary my God? Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-24-20

    03/23/2020 9:56:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-24-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 24 2020 Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent Reading 1 Ez 47:1-9, 12 The angel brought me, Ezekiel, back to the entrance of the temple of the LORD, and I saw water flowing out from beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the façade of the temple was toward the east; the water flowed down from the right side of the temple, south of the altar. He led me outside by the north gate, and around to the outer gate facing the east, where I saw water trickling from the right side. Then when...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-23-20, OM, St. Toribius of Mogrovejo, Bishop

    03/22/2020 9:21:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-23-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 23 2020 Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent Reading 1 Is 65:17-21 Thus says the LORD: Lo, I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; The things of the past shall not be remembered or come to mind. Instead, there shall always be rejoicing and happiness in what I create; For I create Jerusalem to be a joy and its people to be a delight; I will rejoice in Jerusalem and exult in my people. No longer shall the sound of weeping be heard there, or the sound of crying; No longer shall there be...
  • "The Quarantine of Lent" (Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, on John 9:1-3; Hebrews 12:2; Psalm 27:5)

    03/22/2020 12:40:10 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 22, 2020 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Quarantine of Lent” (John 9:1-3; Hebrews 12:2; Psalm 27:5) “Quarantine”: That’s a word we’re hearing a lot of these days. It means “a period of forced isolation,” and it is done in the interest of the public health. But do you know the origin of the term “quarantine”? It comes from the practice in medieval Italy of keeping ships suspected of carrying disease--of keeping those ships in isolation for a period of forty days. You see, the term “quarantina” literally means “forty days.” Well, the church has its own period of forty days, during which we are to self-isolate,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-22-20, Fourth Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday

    03/21/2020 9:22:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-22-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 22 2020 Fourth Sunday of Lent Reading 1 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a The LORD said to Samuel: “Fill your horn with oil, and be on your way. I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem, for I have chosen my king from among his sons.”As Jesse and his sons came to the sacrifice, Samuel looked at Eliab and thought, “Surely the LORD’s anointed is here before him.” But the LORD said to Samuel: “Do not judge from his appearance or from his lofty stature, because I have rejected him. Not as man sees does God see, because...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-21-20

    03/21/2020 12:22:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-21-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 21 2020 Saturday of the Third Week of Lent Reading 1 Hos 6:1-6 “Come, let us return to the LORD, it is he who has rent, but he will heal us; he has struck us, but he will bind our wounds. He will revive us after two days; on the third day he will raise us up, to live in his presence. Let us know, let us strive to know the LORD; as certain as the dawn is his coming, and his judgment shines forth like the light of day! He will come to us like the rain,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-20-20

    03/19/2020 9:46:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-20-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 20 2020 Friday of the Third Week of Lent Reading 1 Hos 14:2-10 Thus says the LORD: Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God; you have collapsed through your guilt. Take with you words, and return to the LORD; Say to him, “Forgive all iniquity, and receive what is good, that we may render as offerings the bullocks from our stalls. Assyria will not save us, nor shall we have horses to mount; We shall say no more, ‘Our god,’ to the work of our hands; for in you the orphan finds compassion.”I will heal their defection,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-19-20, SOL, Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    03/18/2020 9:38:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-19-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 19 2020 Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 The LORD spoke to Nathan and said: “Go, tell my servant David, ‘When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins, and I will make his kingdom firm. It is he who shall build a house for my name. And I will make his royal throne firm forever. I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me. Your house and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-18-20, OM, St. Cyril of Jerusalem

    03/17/2020 11:42:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-18-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 18 2020 Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent Reading 1 Dt 4:1, 5-9 Moses spoke to the people and said: “Now, Israel, hear the statutes and decrees which I am teaching you to observe, that you may live, and may enter in and take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. Therefore, I teach you the statutes and decrees as the LORD, my God, has commanded me, that you may observe them in the land you are entering to occupy. Observe them carefully, for thus will you give evidence...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-17-20, OM, St. Patrick, Bishop

    03/16/2020 11:47:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-17-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 17 2020 Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent Reading 1 Dn 3:25, 34-43 Azariah stood up in the fire and prayed aloud:“For your name’s sake, O Lord, do not deliver us up forever, or make void your covenant. Do not take away your mercy from us, for the sake of Abraham, your beloved, Isaac your servant, and Israel your holy one, To whom you promised to multiply their offspring like the stars of heaven, or the sand on the shore of the sea. For we are reduced, O Lord, beyond any other nation, brought low everywhere in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-16-20

    03/15/2020 7:18:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-16-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 16 2020 Monday of the Third Week of Lent Reading 1 2 Kgs 5:1-15ab Naaman, the army commander of the king of Aram, was highly esteemed and respected by his master, for through him the LORD had brought victory to Aram. But valiant as he was, the man was a leper. Now the Arameans had captured in a raid on the land of Israel a little girl, who became the servant of Naaman’s wife. “If only my master would present himself to the prophet in Samaria,” she said to her mistress, “he would cure him of his leprosy.”...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-15-20, Third Sunday of Lent

    03/14/2020 10:08:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-15-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 15 2020 Third Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Ex 17:3-7 In those days, in their thirst for water, the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “Why did you ever make us leave Egypt? Was it just to have us die here of thirst with our children and our livestock?” So Moses cried out to the LORD, “What shall I do with this people? a little more and they will stone me!” The LORD answered Moses, “Go over there in front of the people, along with some of the elders of Israel, holding in your hand, as you go, the...
  • "In this world, you will have distress." ~ Of Viruses, Mortality, Art and Lent

    03/14/2020 6:39:46 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 11 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | March 14, 2020 | Florentius
    rA banner reading "memento mori" hangs over a winged skull on this grave marker in the Old Granary Burying Ground in Boston, 18th century.As much of the world reacts with hysteria to the COVID-19 plague, Catholics continue our journey through Lent. Indeed, the two events coalesce very appropriately. Lent is a penitential season when we are meant to reflect on our life and remember the inevitability of our death. Few things help to focus the mind on this topic more effectively than a deadly, fast-spreading viral outbreak. We should recall that in the past our ancestors suffered through numerous plagues...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-14-20

    03/13/2020 10:11:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-14-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 14 2020 Saturday of the Second Week of Lent Reading 1 Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 Shepherd your people with your staff, the flock of your inheritance, That dwells apart in a woodland, in the midst of Carmel. Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old; As in the days when you came from the land of Egypt, show us wonderful signs.Who is there like you, the God who removes guilt and pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance; Who does not persist in anger forever, but delights rather in clemency, And will again...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-13-20

    03/12/2020 11:30:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-13-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 13 2020 Friday of the Second Week of Lent Reading 1 Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons, for he was the child of his old age; and he had made him a long tunic. When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of all his sons, they hated him so much that they would not even greet him.One day, when his brothers had gone to pasture their father’s flocks at Shechem, Israel said to Joseph, “Your brothers, you know, are tending our flocks at Shechem. Get ready; I will send...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-12-20

    03/11/2020 9:32:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-12-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 12 2020 Thursday of the Second Week of Lent Reading 1 Jer 17:5-10 Thus says the LORD: Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings, who seeks his strength in flesh, whose heart turns away from the LORD. He is like a barren bush in the desert that enjoys no change of season, But stands in a lava waste, a salt and empty earth. Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose hope is the LORD. He is like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream: It fears...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-11-20

    03/10/2020 10:35:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-11-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 11 2020 Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent Reading 1 Jer 18:18-20 The people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem said, “Come, let us contrive a plot against Jeremiah. It will not mean the loss of instruction from the priests, nor of counsel from the wise, nor of messages from the prophets. And so, let us destroy him by his own tongue; let us carefully note his every word.”Heed me, O LORD, and listen to what my adversaries say. Must good be repaid with evil that they should dig a pit to take my life? Remember...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-10-20

    03/09/2020 11:14:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-10-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 10 2020 Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent Reading 1 Is 1:10, 16-20 Hear the word of the LORD, princes of Sodom! Listen to the instruction of our God, people of Gomorrah!Wash yourselves clean! Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes; cease doing evil; learn to do good. Make justice your aim: redress the wronged, hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow.Come now, let us set things right, says the LORD: Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow; Though they be crimson red, they may become white as wool. If you...