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  • Prayer Request for Freeper Goodwithagun

    07/29/2015 4:37:36 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 24 replies
    July 29, 2015 | Prayer Request
    Please join us in prayer for Goodwithagun. She has been diagnosed with endometrial sarcoma and is waiting for the results of a PET scan. Please pray for a clean PET scan and complete and total healing. Here is some more information from Goodwithagun's posts: POSTED BY GOODWITHAGUN yesterday: May I ask everyone a favor? Pray for me. I had a lymph node excised 6/22 and was told 7/9 that it was endometrial sarcoma. My PET was today. I have absolutely no symptoms - I feel fantastic - and we're now attempting to nail down the primary and see if/where it's...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    07/29/2015 8:38:00 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 7 replies
    7/29/15 | Hiskid
  • Hidden Jewels: Appreciating the Prefaces of the Eucharistic Prayer [Catholic Caucus]

    07/29/2015 6:27:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-28-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Hidden Jewels: Appreciating the Prefaces of the Eucharistic Prayer Msgr. Charles Pope • July 28, 2015 • In tomorrow’s blog I will be looking at a few of the “prefaces” we use at Mass (these occur just before the Holy, Holy, Holy (Sanctus)). As a preface to speaking about those prefaces tomorrow, today I would like to consider the purpose of the preface and the dialogue that precedes it.For, indeed, a short dialogue happens in the Mass just after the prayer over the gifts and before the singing of the Sanctus. It is called the “preface dialogue” and it is...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/29/15)[Prayer]

    07/29/2015 5:59:02 AM PDT · by left that other site · 6 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/29/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elijah 24And He said, "Truly I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his hometown. 25"But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land; 26and yet Elijah was sent to none of them, but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. (Luke 4) New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-29-15, M, St. Martha

    07/28/2015 9:01:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-29-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 29, 2015 Memorial of Saint Martha Reading 1 Ex 34:29-35 As Moses came down from Mount Sinaiwith the two tablets of the commandments in his hands,he did not know that the skin of his face had become radiantwhile he conversed with the LORD.When Aaron, then, and the other children of Israel saw Mosesand noticed how radiant the skin of his face had become,they were afraid to come near him.Only after Moses called to them did Aaronand all the rulers of the community come back to him.Moses then spoke to them.Later on, all the children of Israel came...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/28/15)[Prayer]

    07/28/2015 6:31:31 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/28/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elijah 16He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. 17And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteousto make ready a people prepared for the Lord. (Luke 1:16-17) 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.
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    07/28/2015 1:31:27 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 9 replies
    July 28, 2015 | Jeanbl
    Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness become a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest. Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness shall abide in the fruitful field. And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and confidence for ever. And my people shall abide in a peaceable habitation, and in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting-places. Isaiah 32:15-18
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-28-15

    07/27/2015 8:14:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-28-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 28, 2015 Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 33:7-11; 34:5b-9, 28 The tent, which was called the meeting tent,Moses used to pitch at some distance away, outside the camp.Anyone who wished to consult the LORDwould go to this meeting tent outside the camp.Whenever Moses went out to the tent, the people would all riseand stand at the entrance of their own tents,watching Moses until he entered the tent.As Moses entered the tent, the column of cloud would come downand stand at its entrance while the LORD spoke with Moses.On seeing the column...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Everyones a Bit Knotty

    07/27/2015 7:38:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 07-27-15 | Sarah Maw
    July 27, 2015Everyones a Bit KnottySarah Maw When glancing over the myriad of Marian devotions in the Catholic Church, its easy to find yourself pondering: How do I pick one? Can I pick only one? In the end, arent they all just prayers to Mary? Yes, our Marian prayers do all end up in the same place, in Gods hands through Mary. But, the long list of devotions isnt simply a way for Mary to accumulate as many awesome titles as possible. Each Marian devotion has a unique message behind it, directed to a specific audience, and is accompanied by...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    07/27/2015 1:51:39 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 6 replies
    7-27-15 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 59:16,17 I will Sing of Your Strength, In the Morning I will Sing of Your Love; For You are my Fortress, My Refuge in Times of Trouble. O my Strength, I Sing Praise to You; You, O God, are my Fortress, my God of Mercy.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/27/15)[Prayer]

    07/27/2015 4:48:17 AM PDT · by left that other site · 16 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/27/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elijah 17After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. 3Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. 4Peter said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three sheltersone for you, one for Moses and one for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-27-15

    07/26/2015 7:31:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-27-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 27, 2015 Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 32:15-24, 30-34 Moses turned and came down the mountainwith the two tablets of the commandments in his hands,tablets that were written on both sides, front and back;tablets that were made by God,having inscriptions on them that were engraved by God himself.Now, when Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting,he said to Moses, That sounds like a battle in the camp.But Moses answered, It does not sound like cries of victory,nor does it sound like cries of defeat;the sounds that I hear are cries...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/26/15)[Prayer]

    07/26/2015 5:34:41 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/26/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elijah 14And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. (Matthew 11:14) 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: Sunday Mass Readings, 07-26-15, Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    07/25/2015 7:30:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-26-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 26, 2015 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Kgs 4:42-44 A man came from Baal-shalishah bringing to Elisha, the man of God,twenty barley loaves made from the firstfruits,and fresh grain in the ear. Elisha said, Give it to the people to eat. But his servant objected,How can I set this before a hundred people? Elisha insisted, Give it to the people to eat. For thus says the LORD,They shall eat and there shall be some left over. And when they had eaten, there was some left over,as the LORD had said. Responsorial Psalm Ps 145:10-11,...
  • Be Still And Trust

    07/25/2015 8:25:00 AM PDT · by Cecilia Trent · 2 replies
    What they trust in is fragile; what they rely on is a spiders web. They lean on the web, but it gives way; they cling to it, but it does not hold. Job 8:14-15 (NIV) When life seems unpredictable and our future doesnt feel secure, we naturally want to scramble, doing everything we can to resolve whatever it is that has brought on our anxieties, fears, and discomforts. When we try to take control of an uneasy situation, we start to assume that we had control of the situation to begin with. In these times, God says: Be still...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/25/15)[Prayer]

    07/25/2015 4:55:45 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/25/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elijah 5See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 6He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction. (Malachai 4:5-6) 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, 07-25-15, FEAST, St. James, Apostle

    07/24/2015 8:52:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-25-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 25, 2015 Feast of Saint James, Apostle Reading 1 2 Cor 4:7-15 Brothers and sisters:We hold this treasure in earthen vessels,that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us.We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained;perplexed, but not driven to despair;persecuted, but not abandoned;struck down, but not destroyed;always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus,so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.For we who live are constantly being given up to deathfor the sake of Jesus,so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our...
  • Norman Vincent Peale: Apostle of Self-Esteem

    07/24/2015 12:07:22 PM PDT · by fishtank · 64 replies
    Way of Life Literature ^ | Republished September 16, 2009 | David Cloud
    NORMAN VINCENT PEALE: APOSTLE OF SELF-ESTEEM Republished September 16, 2009 (first published April 26, 1997) (David Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061, 866-295-4143, fbns@wayoflife.org; for instructions about subscribing and unsubscribing or changing addresses, see the information paragraph at the end of the article) Norman Vincent Peale died on Christmas Eve, 1993, at the age of 95. He was one of the most popular preachers of the twentieth century. His famous book The Power of Positive Thinking has sold almost 20 million copies in 41 languages. It was on the United States best-seller list...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/24/15)[Prayer]

    07/24/2015 5:37:00 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/24/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elijah 12Jehoram received a letter from Elijah the prophet, which said: This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: You have not followed the ways of your father Jehoshaphat or of Asa king of Judah. 13But you have followed the ways of the kings of Israel, and you have led Judah and the people of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves, just as the house of Ahab did. You have also murdered your own brothers, members of your own family, men who were better than you....
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation 7/24/2015) [Prayer]

    07/23/2015 9:00:44 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 26 replies
    24 July 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. Hebrews 10:32 (NIV) ----
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-24-15. OM, St. Sharbel Makhluf, Priest

    07/23/2015 8:27:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-24-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 24, 2015 Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 20:1-17 In those days:God delivered all these commandments: I, the LORD, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery.You shall not have other gods besides me.You shall not carve idols for yourselves in the shape of anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the waters beneath the earth; you shall not bow down before them or worship them.For I, the LORD, your God, am a jealous God, inflicting punishment for their...
  • Mere Men

    07/23/2015 3:34:19 PM PDT · by RBStealth · 64 replies
    www.markmallet.com ^ | 7/23/2015 | mark mallet
    THERE is a crisis comingand it is already herefor our Protestant brothers and sisters in Christ. It was foretold by Jesus when He said, everyone who listens to these words of mine but does not act on them will be like a fool who built his house on sand. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. And it collapsed and was completely ruined. (Matt 7:26-27) That is, whatever is built on sand : those interpretations of Scripture that depart from the Apostolic faith, those heresies and subjective errors that have divided Christs Church...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/23/15)[Prayer]

    07/23/2015 6:04:33 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/23/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elijah 11As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. 12Elisha saw this and cried out, My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel! And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his garment and tore it in two. 13Elisha then picked up Elijahs cloak that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(7/23/15)[Prayer]

    07/23/2015 5:54:04 AM PDT · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/23/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength,a very present help in trouble.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-23-15, OM, St. Bridget, Religious

    07/22/2015 8:09:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-23-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 23, 2015 Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b In the third month after their departure from the land of Egypt,on its first day, the children of Israel came to the desert of Sinai.After the journey from Rephidim to the desert of Sinai,they pitched camp. While Israel was encamped here in front of the mountain,the LORD told Moses,I am coming to you in a dense cloud,so that when the people hear me speaking with you,they may always have faith in you also.When Moses, then, had reported to the LORD the...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    07/22/2015 8:08:18 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 11 replies
    7/22/15 | Hiskid
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/22/15)[Prayer]

    07/22/2015 5:17:32 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/22/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elijah 2When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2Elijah said to Elisha, Stay here; the Lord has sent me to Bethel. But Elisha said, As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you. So they went down to Bethel. 3The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, Do you know that the Lord is going to take your master from you...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-22-15, M, St. Mary Magdalene

    07/21/2015 7:35:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-22-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 22, 2015 Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene Reading 1 Ex 16:1-5, 9-15 The children of Israel set out from Elim, and came into the desert of Sin,which is between Elim and Sinai,on the fifteenth day of the second monthafter their departure from the land of Egypt.Here in the desert the whole assembly of the children of Israelgrumbled against Moses and Aaron.The children of Israel said to them,Would that we had died at the LORDs hand in the land of Egypt,as we sat by our fleshpots and ate our fill of bread!But you had to lead us into this...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/21/15)[Prayer]

    07/21/2015 5:19:38 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/21/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elijah 1After Ahabs death, Moab rebelled against Israel. 2Now Ahaziah had fallen through the lattice of his upper room in Samaria and injured himself. So he sent messengers, saying to them, Go and consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron, to see if I will recover from this injury. 3But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, Go up and meet the messengers of the king of Samaria and ask them, Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going off to...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    07/21/2015 1:43:45 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 9 replies
    July 21, 2015 | Jeanbl
    O LORD, Thou art my God, I will exalt Thee, I will praise Thy name, for Thou hast done wonderful things; even counsels of old, in faithfulness and truth. . . Therefore shall the strong people glorify Thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear Thee. For Thou hast been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat; for the blast of the terrible ones was as a storm against the wall. Isaiah 25:1-4
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-21-15, OM, St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest & Doctor/Church

    07/20/2015 9:33:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-21-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 21, 2015 Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 14:2115:1 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea,and the LORD swept the seawith a strong east wind throughout the nightand so turned it into dry land.When the water was thus divided,the children of Israel marched into the midst of the sea on dry land,with the water like a wall to their right and to their left. The Egyptians followed in pursuit;all Pharaohs horses and chariots and charioteers went after themright into the midst of the sea.In the night watch just before dawnthe LORD...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    07/20/2015 1:45:43 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 9 replies
    7-20-15 | Kitty Mittens
    Genesis 15:1 "I Am your Shield, Your Very Great Reward."
  • Prayers for My BIL with Cancer (Update at #98)

    07/20/2015 11:51:28 AM PDT · by Bigg Red · 134 replies
    self | July 20, 2015 | self
    Please pray for my brother-in-law Den, who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Today, he is undergoing bone scans and other tests to determine where the cancer has spread. Pray also, please for his wife Mimi and their family.
  • The Dreadful Duty of Forgiveness

    07/20/2015 9:52:09 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 80 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 7/19/15 | Trevor Thomas
    One of the most unpopular and difficult virtues of Christianity is forgiveness. As C.S. Lewis put it, Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive. Sadly, our personal lives recently have been an exercise in forgiving the unforgivable.
  • George Herbert's "LOVE (III)"

    07/20/2015 8:16:17 AM PDT · by avenir · 5 replies
    Public Domain | 1633 | George Herbert
    Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back, Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning If I lacked anything. A guest," I answered, worthy to be here: Love said, You shall be he. I, the unkind, ungrateful? Ah, my dear, I cannot look on thee. Love took my hand, and smiling did reply, Who made the eyes but I? Truth, Lord; but I have marred them; let my shame Go where it doth deserve. And know you not," says Love, who bore the...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/20/15)[prayer]

    07/20/2015 6:08:43 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/20/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elijah 21Some time later there was an incident involving a vineyard belonging to Naboth the Jezreelite. The vineyard was in Jezreel, close to the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. 2Ahab said to Naboth, Let me have your vineyard to use for a vegetable garden, since it is close to my palace. In exchange I will give you a better vineyard or, if you prefer, I will pay you whatever it is worth. 3But Naboth replied, The Lord forbid that I should give you the inheritance of my...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-20-15. OM, St. Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr

    07/19/2015 9:51:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-20-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 20, 2015 Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 14:5-18 When it was reported to the king of Egyptthat the people had fled,Pharaoh and his servants changed their minds about them.They exclaimed, What have we done!Why, we have released Israel from our service!So Pharaoh made his chariots ready and mustered his soldiersBsix hundred first-class chariotsand all the other chariots of Egypt, with warriors on them all.So obstinate had the LORD made Pharaohthat he pursued the children of Israeleven while they were marching away in triumph.The Egyptians, then, pursued them;Pharaohs whole army, his horses, chariots...
  • Four Teachings on Personal Prayer A Homily for the 16th Sunday of the Year

    07/19/2015 6:37:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-18-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Four Teachings on Personal Prayer – A Homily for the 16th Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • July 18, 2015 The gospel today speaks to us of the priority of personal prayer. You may recall that in last week’s gospel, Jesus sent them out two by two to proclaim the Kingdom. Now they return, eager to report the progress and the graces they encountered.But as Jesus listens, he urges them (perhaps because they are overjoyed) to come aside and rest awhile, for they have labored long. In so doing, Jesus also teaches us about prayer. Let’s consider four...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (7/19/15)[Prayer]

    07/19/2015 4:18:59 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/19/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elijah 19So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. 20Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye, he said, and then I will come with you. Go back, Elijah replied. What have I done to you? 21So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen...
  • Frodo Tells a Fib

    07/18/2015 9:33:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Manhound's Paradise ^ | July 16, 2015 | Oakes Spalding
    Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich just gave an interview with (of all things) Laura Ingraham's new website LifeZette. It was somewhat wide-ranging and part of it was actually quite strange (more on that in another post). But what jumped out at me the most was the Archbishop saying something that could be most accurately described by using the L word. Or to be more charitable, it was a fib. What role do traditional communities, like parishes that celebrate the Tridentine Mass, have in attracting people? People come at their own expression of faith in different ways, and Im respectful of that....
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 07-19-15, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    07/18/2015 8:07:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-19-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 19, 2015 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jer 23:1-6 Woe to the shepherdswho mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture,says the LORD. Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of Israel,against the shepherds who shepherd my people:You have scattered my sheep and driven them away. You have not cared for them,but I will take care to punish your evil deeds. I myself will gather the remnant of my flockfrom all the lands to which I have driven themand bring them back to their meadow;there they shall increase and multiply. I will appoint shepherds for...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/18/15)[Prayer]

    07/18/2015 5:00:26 AM PDT · by left that other site · 14 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/18/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elijah And the word of the Lord came to him: What are you doing here, Elijah? 10He replied, I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too. 11The Lord said, Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by. Then a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-18-15, OM, St. Camillus de Lellis, Priest

    07/17/2015 10:15:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-18-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 18, 2015 Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 12:37-42 The children of Israel set out from Rameses for Succoth,about six hundred thousand men on foot,not counting the little ones.A crowd of mixed ancestry also went up with them,besides their livestock, very numerous flocks and herds.Since the dough they had brought out of Egypt was not leavened,they baked it into unleavened loaves.They had rushed out of Egypt and had no opportunityeven to prepare food for the journey. The time the children of Israel had stayed in Egyptwas four hundred and thirty years.At the end...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/17/15)[Prayer]

    07/17/2015 5:09:14 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    7/17/15
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elijah 19Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them. 3Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, 4while he himself went a days journey into the wilderness. He...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-17-15

    07/16/2015 9:21:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-17-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 17, 2015 Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 11:1012:14 Although Moses and Aaron performed various wondersin Pharaohs presence,the LORD made Pharaoh obstinate,and he would not let the children of Israel leave his land. The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,This month shall stand at the head of your calendar;you shall reckon it the first month of the year.Tell the whole community of Israel: On the tenth of this monthevery one of your families must procure for itself a lamb,one apiece for each household.If a family is too...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation 7/17/2015) [Prayer]

    07/16/2015 8:59:45 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 25 replies
    17 July 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 1:3 (NIV) ----
  • Prayers Needed

    07/16/2015 4:47:04 PM PDT · by Grateful2God · 82 replies
    7/16/2015 | self
    Hello, everyone... I am very much in need of prayers at this time. The Lord has given me a great deal of loss: physically; financially; emotionally; in my career; most of all, in those whom I love who have passed on, or are ill. Whatever He chooses to do in my life, how He chooses to use me, please pray for me for strength and healing of my heart. I thank Him for those around me; for loving and watching over me; for giving me kind people in my life- even when He decides to call them home. I thank...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/16/15)[Prayer]

    07/16/2015 6:06:40 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/16/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Elijah 16So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah. 17When he saw Elijah, he said to him, Is that you, you troubler of Israel? 18I have not made trouble for Israel, Elijah replied. But you and your fathers family have. You have abandoned the Lords commands and have followed the Baals. 19Now summon the people from all over Israel to meet me on Mount Carmel. And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(7/16/15)[Prayer]

    07/16/2015 5:38:57 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/16/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Psalms 29:11 May the LORD give strength to his people!May the LORD bless his people with peace!
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-16-15, OM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    07/15/2015 9:57:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-16-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 16, 2015 Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 3:13-20 Moses, hearing the voice of the LORD from the burning bush, said to him,When I go to the children of Israel and say to them,The God of your fathers has sent me to you,if they ask me, What is his name? what am I to tell them?God replied, I am who am.Then he added, This is what you shall tell the children of Israel:I AM sent me to you. God spoke further to Moses, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel:The...