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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-29-15, M, Passion of St. John the Baptist

    08/28/2015 9:09:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-29-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 29, 2015 Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist Reading 1 1 Thes 4:9-11 Brothers and sisters:On the subject of fraternal charityyou have no need for anyone to write you,for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another.Indeed, you do this for all the brothers throughout Macedonia.Nevertheless we urge you, brothers and sisters, to progress even more,and to aspire to live a tranquil life,to mind your own affairs,and to work with your own hands,as we instructed you. Responsorial Psalm PS 98:1, 7-8, 9 R. (9) The Lord comes to rule the earth with...
  • Near Death, Nearer to God: A Catholic Author's Recent Experience of Almost Dying

    08/28/2015 2:30:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 27, 2015 | JOSEPH PEARCE
    I would not describe myself as a mystic, nor would I say that I am particularly attracted to mysticism. On the contrary, I tend to shy away from such things. I would even go so far as to say that I have a sneaking sympathy for Ronald Knox’s quip (or was it Newman’s) that mysticism begins in mist and ends in schism. It’s not that I don’t respect mysticism—as long as it is grounded in orthodoxy. I have a great love for the mystical meanderings of St. John of the Cross, and who but a fool does not have...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/28/15)[Prayer]

    08/28/2015 6:12:18 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/28/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Jonah 3 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.” 3 Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. 4 Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” 5 The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-28-15, M, St. Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    08/27/2015 10:21:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-28-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 28, 2015   Memorial of Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 1 Thes 4:1-8 Brothers and sisters,we earnestly ask and exhort you in the Lord Jesus that,as you received from ushow you should conduct yourselves to please God– and as you are conducting yourselves– you do so even more.For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. This is the will of God, your holiness:that you refrain from immorality,that each of you know how to acquire a wife for himselfin holiness and honor, not in lustful passionas do the Gentiles who...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (8/28/2015) [Prayer]

    08/27/2015 9:06:53 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 18 replies
    28 August 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live? Ezekiel 18:23 (NIV) ----
  • Quote of the day... (Ecumenical Thread)

    08/27/2015 6:40:07 PM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    The Sayings of the Desert Fathers | 08-27-2015 | St. Xanthias
    “A dog is better than I am, for he has love and does not judge.” + St. Xanthias
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/27/15)[Prayer]

    08/27/2015 6:50:32 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/27/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Jonah 2 1 [a]From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. 2 He said: “In my distress I called to the Lord,     and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help,     and you listened to my cry. 3 You hurled me into the depths,     into the very heart of the seas,     and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers     swept over me. 4 I said, ‘I have been banished     from your sight; yet I will look again     toward your holy...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(8/27/15)[Prayer]

    08/27/2015 6:32:48 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/27/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Isaiah 41:10 “… fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
  • Urgent Prayers Needed right now for the missionaries in Iraq

    08/26/2015 8:06:23 PM PDT · by Chong · 24 replies
    Urgent email from our Pastor | Aug 26, 2015 | Dr. Becky Peters
    We just received this email forwarded from our pastor. (I left out the detailed contact info of the originator on purpose.) Please join us in prayers for all involved. From: XXXXXXXX Sent: 8/26/2015 1:21:36 P.M. Central Daylight Time Subj: Urgent prayer request from Pastor Cori Here is an opportunity to pray for brothers and sisters who are strong in the LORD and willing to go the distance for Him. We just received this in an email from the Missions Office at First Baptist Atlanta. Prayer Request from Dan and Marilyn Wilson. Missionaries who are in the areas that are being...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-27-15, M, St. Monica

    08/26/2015 7:46:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-27-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 27, 2015   Memorial of Saint Monica Reading 1 1 Thes 3:7-13 We have been reassured about you, brothers and sisters,in our every distress and affliction, through your faith.For we now live, if you stand firm in the Lord. What thanksgiving, then, can we render to God for you,for all the joy we feel on your account before our God?Night and day we pray beyond measure to see you in personand to remedy the deficiencies of your faith.Now may God himself, our Father, and our Lord Jesusdirect our way to you, and may the Lord make you increaseand...
  • Please Pray for my Father-in-Law

    08/26/2015 3:03:05 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 73 replies
    8-26-15 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 46:1 God is our Refuge and Strength, A Very Present Help in Trouble.
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    08/26/2015 7:48:40 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 12 replies
    8/26/15 | hiskid
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/26/15)[Prayer]

    08/26/2015 5:03:55 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/26/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Jonah 13 Instead, the men did their best to row back to land. But they could not, for the sea grew even wilder than before. 14 Then they cried out to the Lord, “Please, Lord, do not let us die for taking this man’s life. Do not hold us accountable for killing an innocent man, for you, Lord, have done as you pleased.” 15 Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm. 16 At this the men greatly feared the Lord, and they offered a sacrifice...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-26-15

    08/25/2015 7:52:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-26-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 26, 2015   Wednesday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Thes 2:9-13 You recall, brothers and sisters, our toil and drudgery.Working night and day in order not to burden any of you,we proclaimed to you the Gospel of God.You are witnesses, and so is God,how devoutly and justly and blamelesslywe behaved toward you believers.As you know, we treated each one of you as a father treats his children,exhorting and encouraging you and insistingthat you walk in a manner worthy of the Godwho calls you into his Kingdom and glory. And for this reason we...
  • Please pray for little Noah

    08/25/2015 2:10:58 PM PDT · by infool7 · 154 replies
    CaringBridge ^ | 8/25/15 | self
    On March 13th Noah was diagnosed with a brain tumor found at the cerebellum against his brainstem (Classic Medulloblastoma) Please pray for Noah, his parents Samuel and Christina, and his sister Lauren. Noah's MRI yesterday shows his tumor has regrown, and he faces more difficult treatment to come. Lord have mercy.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/25/15)[Prayer]

    08/25/2015 5:40:28 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/25/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Jonah 7 Then the sailors said to each other, “Come, let us cast lots to find out who is responsible for this calamity.” They cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah. 8 So they asked him, “Tell us, who is responsible for making all this trouble for us? What kind of work do you do? Where do you come from? What is your country? From what people are you?” 9 He answered, “I am a Hebrew and I worship the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    08/25/2015 1:46:44 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 12 replies
    August 25, 2015 | Jeanbl
    . . . from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God. Ps. 90:2
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-25-15, OM, St. Louis, St. Joseph Calasanz

    08/24/2015 9:42:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-25-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 25, 2015   Tuesday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Thes 2:1-8 You yourselves know, brothers and sisters,that our reception among you was not without effect.Rather, after we had suffered and been insolently treated,as you know, in Philippi,we drew courage through our Godto speak to you the Gospel of God with much struggle.Our exhortation was not from delusion or impure motives,nor did it work through deception.But as we were judged worthy by God to be entrusted with the Gospel,that is how we speak,not as trying to please men,but rather God, who judges our hearts.Nor, indeed,...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    08/24/2015 12:46:57 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 9 replies
    8-24-15 | Kitty Mittens
    Genesis 49:24 His Bow Remained Strong and Steady and Rested in the Strength that does not Fail him, For the Arms of his Hands were Made Strong and Active by the Hands of the Mighty God of Jacob, By the Name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/24/15)[Prayer]

    08/24/2015 5:19:32 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/24/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Jonah 4 Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. 5 All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own god. And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship. But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep. 6 The captain went to him and said, “How can you sleep? Get up and call on your god! Maybe he will take notice...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-24-15, FEAST, St. Bartholomew, Apostle

    08/23/2015 9:05:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-24-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 24, 2015   Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle Reading 1 Rv 21:9b-14 The angel spoke to me, saying,“Come here.I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”He took me in spirit to a great, high mountainand showed me the holy city Jerusalemcoming down out of heaven from God.It gleamed with the splendor of God.Its radiance was like that of a precious stone,like jasper, clear as crystal.It had a massive, high wall,with twelve gates where twelve angels were stationedand on which names were inscribed,the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.There were three gates...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/23/15)[Prayer]

    08/23/2015 5:30:07 AM PDT · by left that other site · 22 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/23/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Jonah 1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord. (Jonah 1) New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 08-23-15, Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

    08/22/2015 7:47:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-23-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 23, 2015   Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem,summoning their elders, their leaders,their judges, and their officers. When they stood in ranks before God,Joshua addressed all the people:“If it does not please you to serve the LORD,decide today whom you will serve,the gods your fathers served beyond the Riveror the gods of the Amorites in whose country you are now dwelling. As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” But the people answered,“Far be it from us to forsake the...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/22/15)[Prayer]

    08/22/2015 5:48:23 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/22/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elisha 20 Elisha died and was buried. Now Moabite raiders used to enter the country every spring. 21 Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet. (2 Kings 13) New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-22-15, M, The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/21/2015 8:45:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB/org/RNAB ^ | 08-22-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 22, 2015   Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Ru 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17 Naomi had a prominent kinsman named Boaz,of the clan of her husband Elimelech.Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi,“Let me go and glean ears of grain in the fieldof anyone who will allow me that favor.”Naomi said to her, “Go, my daughter,” and she went.The field she entered to glean after the harvestershappened to be the section belonging to Boazof the clan of Elimelech. Boaz said to Ruth, “Listen, my daughter!Do not go to glean in anyone else’s field;you are not...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/21/15)[Prayer]

    08/21/2015 5:39:39 AM PDT · by left that other site · 16 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/21/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elisha 8 Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, “I will set up my camp in such and such a place.” 9 The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: “Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there.” 10 So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places. 11 This enraged the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 8-21-15, M, St. Pius X, Pope

    08/20/2015 9:16:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 8-21-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 21, 2015   Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope Reading 1 Ru 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22 Once in the time of the judges there was a famine in the land;so a man from Bethlehem of Judahdeparted with his wife and two sonsto reside on the plateau of Moab.Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died,and she was left with her two sons, who married Moabite women,one named Orpah, the other Ruth.When they had lived there about ten years,both Mahlon and Chilion died also,and the woman was left with neither her two sons nor her husband.She then made ready to go...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (8/21/2015) [Prayer]

    08/20/2015 8:49:55 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 37 replies
    21 August 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation The LORD their God will save His people on that day as a shepherd saves his flock. They will sparkle in His land like jewels in a crown. Zechariah 9:16 (NIV) ----
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/20/15)[Prayer]

    08/20/2015 6:13:38 AM PDT · by left that other site · 10 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/20/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elisha The company of the prophets said to Elisha, “Look, the place where we meet with you is too small for us. 2 Let us go to the Jordan, where each of us can get a pole; and let us build a place there for us to meet.” And he said, “Go.” 3 Then one of them said, “Won’t you please come with your servants?” “I will,” Elisha replied. 4 And he went with them. They went to the Jordan and began to cut down trees. 5 As one of them was...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(8/20/15)[Prayer]

    08/20/2015 6:05:12 AM PDT · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/20/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Deuteronomy 31:8 “… It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-20-15, M, St. Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church

    08/19/2015 9:58:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-20-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 20, 2015   Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Jgs 11:29-39a The Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah.He passed through Gilead and Manasseh,and through Mizpah-Gilead as well,and from there he went on to the Ammonites.Jephthah made a vow to the LORD.“If you deliver the Ammonites into my power,” he said,“whoever comes out of the doors of my houseto meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonitesshall belong to the LORD.I shall offer him up as a burnt offering.” Jephthah then went on to the Ammonites to fight against them,and...
  • ....In Prayer....

    08/19/2015 10:43:31 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 12 replies
    August 19, 2015 | Jeanbl
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    08/19/2015 7:56:53 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 10 replies
    8/19/15 | Hiskid
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (8/19/15)[Prayer]

    08/19/2015 5:43:53 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/19/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elisha After Naaman had traveled some distance, 20 Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said to himself, “My master was too easy on Naaman, this Aramean, by not accepting from him what he brought. As surely as the Lord lives, I will run after him and get something from him.” 21 So Gehazi hurried after Naaman. When Naaman saw him running toward him, he got down from the chariot to meet him. “Is everything all right?” he asked. 22 “Everything is all right,” Gehazi answered. “My master sent...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-19-15, OM, St. John Eudes, Priest

    08/18/2015 8:34:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-19-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 19, 2015   Wednesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jgs 9:6-15 All the citizens of Shechem and all Beth-millo came togetherand proceeded to make Abimelech kingby the terebinth at the memorial pillar in Shechem. When this was reported to him,Jotham went to the top of Mount Gerizim and, standing there,cried out to them in a loud voice:“Hear me, citizens of Shechem, that God may then hear you!Once the trees went to anoint a king over themselves.So they said to the olive tree, ‘Reign over us.’But the olive tree answered them, ‘Must I give up...
  • Do Catholics Still Do That? (Catholic Caucus)

    08/18/2015 2:35:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Epic Pew ^ | August 17, 2015 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    In the post-Vatican II world where Catholic education suffered a steep decline and Catholics began to mesh indistinguishably with the culture, many Catholic devotions faded from view.  It was not a reflection of Catholicism, but rather of a world that became increasingly pre-occupied with non-religious concerns.But what was good centuries ago is still good today.  Being a Catholic always means more—the most—of what Christ had to give.   So in a world broken and scarred, Catholics can rest in the gifts of the ages—prayers, devotions, and graces in abundance with power beyond this world to repair and console. Meatless...
  • Billy Graham son-in-law Danny Lotz found unresponsive in pool

    08/18/2015 1:39:40 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 30 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/18/2015 | Joe Marusak
    Danny Lotz, the husband of evangelist Billy Graham’s daughter Anne, was in the intensive care unit of a hospital after his wife found him unresponsive in the pool of their Raleigh home on Monday. “There are no answers yet as to the outcome,” Anne Graham Lotz said on Facebook late Monday. “The family is standing firm in faith, trusting Jesus. Thank you for your prayers.”
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/18/15)[Prayer]

    08/18/2015 5:26:34 AM PDT · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/18/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elisha Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the Lord had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy. 2 Now bands of raiders from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. 3 She said to her mistress, “If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would...
  • Prayer for our American Heroes and Our Nation

    08/18/2015 1:38:06 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 9 replies
    August 18, 2015 | Jeanbl
    Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! His gracious love exists forever. Let those who have been redeemed by the LORD declare it—those whom He redeemed from the power of the enemy. Psalm 107:1-2
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-18-15

    08/17/2015 9:11:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-18-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 18, 2015   Tuesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jgs 6:11-24a The angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth in Ophrahthat belonged to Joash the Abiezrite.While his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine pressto save it from the Midianites,the angel of the LORD appeared to him and said,“The LORD is with you, O champion!”Gideon said to him, “My Lord, if the LORD is with us,why has all this happened to us?Where are his wondrous deeds of which our fatherstold us when they said, ‘Did not the LORD bring...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    08/17/2015 12:23:49 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 6 replies
    8-17-15 | Kitty Mittens
    Ezekiel 34:26 I will make My People and their Homes Around My Hill a Blessing. And there shall be Showers, Showers of Blessing, For I will not Shut Off the Rains, but Send them in their Seasons.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/17/15)[Prayer]

    08/17/2015 5:18:12 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
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    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elisha 42 A man came from Baal Shalishah, bringing the man of God twenty loaves of barley bread baked from the first ripe grain, along with some heads of new grain. “Give it to the people to eat,” Elisha said. 43 “How can I set this before a hundred men?” his servant asked. But Elisha answered, “Give it to the people to eat. For this is what the Lord says: ‘They will eat and have some left over.’” 44 Then he set it before them, and they ate and had some...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-17-15

    08/16/2015 9:16:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-17-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 17, 2015   Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jgs 2:11-19 The children of Israel offended the LORD by serving the Baals.Abandoning the LORD, the God of their fathers,who led them out of the land of Egypt,they followed the other gods of the various nations around them,and by their worship of these gods provoked the LORD. Because they had thus abandoned him and served Baal and the Ashtaroth,the anger of the LORD flared up against Israel,and he delivered them over to plunderers who despoiled them.He allowed them to fall into the power of their...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/16/15)[Prayer]

    08/16/2015 5:42:41 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/16/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elisha 38 Elisha returned to Gilgal and there was a famine in that region. While the company of the prophets was meeting with him, he said to his servant, “Put on the large pot and cook some stew for these prophets.” 39 One of them went out into the fields to gather herbs and found a wild vine and picked as many of its gourds as his garment could hold. When he returned, he cut them up into the pot of stew, though no one knew what they were. 40 The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 08-16-15, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    08/15/2015 8:24:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-16-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 16, 2015 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Prv 9:1-6 Wisdom has built her house,she has set up her seven columns;she has dressed her meat, mixed her wine,yes, she has spread her table.She has sent out her maidens; she callsfrom the heights out over the city:“Let whoever is simple turn in here;To the one who lacks understanding, she says,Come, eat of my food,and drink of the wine I have mixed!Forsake foolishness that you may live;advance in the way of understanding.” Responsorial Psalm Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 R. (9a) Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.I will...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/15/15)[Prayer]

    08/15/2015 4:49:42 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/15/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elisha 18 The child grew, and one day he went out to his father, who was with the reapers. 19 He said to his father, “My head! My head!” His father told a servant, “Carry him to his mother.” 20 After the servant had lifted him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died. 21 She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, then shut the door and went out. 22 She called her husband and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-15-15, SOL, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/14/2015 8:36:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 55 replies
    USCCB/org ^ | 08-15-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 15, 2015 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mass during the Day Reading 1 Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab God’s temple in heaven was opened,and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,with the moon under her feet,and on her head a crown of twelve stars.She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.Then another sign appeared in the sky;it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns,and on its...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(8/14/15)[Prayer]

    08/14/2015 6:32:13 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 8/14/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elisha 8 One day Elisha went to Shunem. And a well-to-do woman was there, who urged him to stay for a meal. So whenever he came by, he stopped there to eat. 9 She said to her husband, “I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God. 10 Let’s make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us.” 11 One day...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-14-15, M, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

    08/13/2015 10:26:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-14-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 14, 2015   Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr Reading 1 Jos 24:1-13 Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem,summoning their elders, their leaders,their judges and their officers.When they stood in ranks before God, Joshua addressed all the people: “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: In times past your fathers, down to Terah,father of Abraham and Nahor,dwelt beyond the River and served other gods.But I brought your father Abraham from the region beyond the Riverand led him through the entire land of Canaan.I made his descendants numerous, and gave him Isaac.To...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (8/14/2015) [Prayer]

    08/13/2015 9:09:21 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 21 replies
    14 August 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil. Psalm 125:3 (NIV) ----