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  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/14/16)[Prayer]

    02/14/2016 5:13:39 AM PST · by left that other site · 10 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/14/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Paul (Paul's Second Letter to The Corinthians) 16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-14-16, First Sunday of Lent

    02/13/2016 8:08:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-14-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 14, 2016 First Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Dt 26:4-10 Moses spoke to the people, saying: "The priest shall receive the basket from you and shall set it in front of the altar of the LORD, your God.Then you shall declare before the Lord, your God, 'My father was a wandering Aramean who went down to Egypt with a small household and lived there as an alien.But there he became a nation great, strong, and numerous.When the Egyptians maltreated and oppressed us, imposing hard labor upon us, we cried to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/13/16)[Prayer]

    02/13/2016 5:39:20 AM PST · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/13/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Paul (Paul's Second Letter to The Corinthians) 1 So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you. 2 For if I grieve you, who is left to make me glad but you whom I have grieved? 3 I wrote as I did, so that when I came I would not be distressed by those who should have made me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would all share my joy. 4 For I wrote you out of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-13-16

    02/12/2016 9:38:24 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-13-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 13, 2016 Saturday after Ash Wednesday Reading 1 Is 58:9b-14 Thus says the LORD:If you remove from your midst oppression,false accusation and malicious speech;If you bestow your bread on the hungryand satisfy the afflicted;Then light shall rise for you in the darkness,and the gloom shall become for you like midday;Then the LORD will guide you alwaysand give you plenty even on the parched land.He will renew your strength,and you shall be like a watered garden,like a spring whose water never fails.The ancient ruins shall be rebuilt for your sake,and the foundations from ages past you shall raise up;"Repairer of...
  • When People Heard This Young Man, They Said, We Want To Do Good Works Too

    02/12/2016 1:01:24 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 5 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    True love is a sacrifice. Sometimes you have to give up winning so others can win. Making a sacrifice allows your brother to get ahead. When you let others to get ahead, God will ensure there is someone there to help you get ahead. Doing good works unselfishly, is infectious and dispels unfounded fear. Today I was listening to a story by a Russian priest who told us how contagious good works are. How do you do good works? See how this young man not only changed the lives of several families by serving them, but also infecting others to...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/12/16)[Prayer]

    02/12/2016 5:15:51 AM PST · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/12/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Paul (Paul's Second Letter to The Corinthians) 12 Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God's grace. 13 For we do not write you anything you cannot read or understand. And I hope that, 14 as you have understood us in part, you will come to understand fully that you can boast of us just as...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-12-16

    02/11/2016 9:51:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-12-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 12, 2016 Friday after Ash Wednesday Reading 1 Is 58:1-9a Thus says the Lord GOD:Cry out full-throated and unsparingly,lift up your voice like a trumpet blast; Tell my people their wickedness,and the house of Jacob their sins. They seek me day after day,and desire to know my ways,Like a nation that has done what is justand not abandoned the law of their God;They ask me to declare what is due them,pleased to gain access to God."Why do we fast, and you do not see it?afflict ourselves, and you take no note of it?" Lo, on your fast day...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (2/12/2016) [Prayer]

    02/11/2016 9:04:52 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 19 replies
    Collection of Presidents Prayer Blessed the people is whose God is the LORD. Psalm 144:15 (NIV) ----
  • Look What Happened To This Man When He Run Away From God

    02/11/2016 7:13:28 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 42 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Jan. 22, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    There was a man in the Old Testament whose name was Jonah. God told him to do something, but he run away and thought he could hide from the presence of God. Then God commanded a big fish to swallow him. Miraculously, he survived in the belly of the fish for three days. During these three days he did three things: He realized he was wrong.He repented for his disobedience to God.He believed that God can still help him and prayed to God with faith. The Scripture says “And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry...
  • How Does One Walk By The Spirit?

    02/11/2016 7:02:10 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 11 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Jan. 22, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    If you from various kinds of bad thoughts and you lost your peace, this is a sign that "you live according to the flesh." Do you know that when you think of the Spirit of God there is neither ‪sadness nor ‪‎disappointments? Have you ever seen a disappointing saint? That's why the Apostle Paul taught to walk "by the spirit." (Romans 8: 5; Gal. 5:16). This is the only real way to overcome worldly difficulties and bad habits because when your mind is governed by the Spirit the result is peace and real life. If you want peace, walk by...
  • Do Not Waste Your Time Remaining In The Past Because Your Best Days Are Still Up Ahead

    02/11/2016 6:54:26 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 25 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Jan. 21, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    We need to live this life not looking through the rear-view mirror. If someone has hurt you, forgive and move on. Leave it for God and he will care for it. Every time you have been disappointed, God has already set a new beginning for you. This is why you are still in this world. Every morning, every instance is a new beginning and a new opportunity for your salvation, which is life with God in His Kingdom. Your best days are still up ahead. The Scripture says in Ecclesiastes... Continue Reading here.
  • Did You Know? God Has Given You Enough Strength Sufficient for The Day. Here How

    02/11/2016 8:26:45 AM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 10 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    Do not be upset when things don't happen in your timetable. It takes strong will to move forward and our Lord gives you the necessary strength for it daily. “My grace is sufficient for you,” he said to St. Paul in 2 Corinth. 12:9. If today you are weak, that's where His power works: in weakness. But in weakness do not lose your hope. Instead, increase your hope because the power of God is working in your if you put your hope only on Him. Yes in weakness. That's what St. Paul says in that very verse quoted above....
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/11/16)[Prayer]

    02/11/2016 5:52:02 AM PST · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/11/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Paul (Paul's First Letter to The Corinthians) 13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(2/11/16)[Prayer]

    02/11/2016 5:28:32 AM PST · by left that other site · 22 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/11/16 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-11-16, OM, Our Lady of Lourdes

    02/10/2016 8:39:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-11-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 11, 2016 Thursday after Ash Wednesday Reading 1 Dt 30:15-20 Moses said to the people:"Today I have set before youlife and prosperity, death and doom.If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God,which I enjoin on you today,loving him, and walking in his ways,and keeping his commandments, statutes and decrees,you will live and grow numerous,and the LORD, your God,will bless you in the land you are entering to occupy.If, however, you turn away your hearts and will not listen,but are led astray and adore and serve other gods,I tell you now that you will certainly perish;you will...
  • How To Patiently Wait For God’s Timing in Prayer

    02/10/2016 7:42:59 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 7 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Feb. 10, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    http://www.armenhareyan.com/2016/02/11/how-to-patiently-wait-for-gods-timing-in-prayer/When you pray with faith and without doubt, God schedules the answer in His own time. He has a set time for it in the sense that “there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). The Lord sends the answer in His own time and it’s always on time. We need to learn to trust God’s timing because he knows what’s the best time for us to receive or not to receive what we are asking for. We don’t give everything, which our children ask from us, do we? We don’t...
  • 40 Days for Life: It all starts today! Prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil -- Ending March 20

    02/10/2016 5:27:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    40 Days for Life.com ^ | 02-10-16 | 40 Days for Life
    DAY 1: CLOSED! Abortion centers out of business February 10, 2016 https://40daysforlife.com/updates/It all starts today! Prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil are powerful … and needed now more than ever in our culture.Right now, there are babies scheduled to be aborted close to where you live — and your peaceful presence could be the difference. Find your nearest vigil here:https://40daysforlife.com/browse-campaigns/Moms do turn around at the last moment. For the abortion industry, that means one thing — lost income.We start this 40 Days for Life campaign with good news … as we’re now aware of TWO more abortion facilities that have CLOSED...
  • One Practical Advice For Those Who Don't Have The Will Power During Lent To Fast

    02/10/2016 3:53:11 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 1 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Feb. 10, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    In this society following the Lenten requirements of our faith and fasting are not in fashion and are not encouraged. Neither the TV, nor the newspapers will encourage you to to fast during this season. The most they may do, is to report on the Ash Wednesday, and the Holy Week, culminating with Easter (i.e. the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ). What can you do, if you don't have the strong will to fast during the 40 days of Lent. There are various levels of fasting. The earliest Church fasts severely restricted all foods, but this gradually eased. Pope...
  • Urges Are Temporary Thoughts, How You Can Change Bad Habits

    02/10/2016 3:21:34 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 20 replies
    Armen Hareyan ^ | Feb. 10, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    Change your bad habits by not giving in to urges. You think your urge is strong and has power. It is strong, but it doesn't have inherent power because the urge is armless and legless desire that, for example, forces you to run the red light. Do not focus on the strength of the urge because if you consider yourself as a child of God and call Him "Our Father," then know, that "the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world." (1 John. 4:4) These are just common ways the devil attacks you, especially...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/10/16)[Prayer]

    02/10/2016 9:41:09 AM PST · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/10/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Paul (Paul's First Letter to The Corinthians) 12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body-whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free-and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. 15 Now if the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand,...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    02/10/2016 7:47:16 AM PST · by Hiskid · 18 replies
    2/10/16 | Hiskid
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-10-16, Ash Wednesday

    02/09/2016 7:30:55 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-10-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 10, 2016 Ash Wednesday Reading 1 Jl 2:12-18 Even now, says the LORD,return to me with your whole heart,with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;Rend your hearts, not your garments,and return to the LORD, your God.For gracious and merciful is he,slow to anger, rich in kindness,and relenting in punishment.Perhaps he will again relentand leave behind him a blessing,Offerings and libationsfor the LORD, your God. Blow the trumpet in Zion!proclaim a fast,call an assembly;Gather the people,notify the congregation;Assemble the elders,gather the childrenand the infants at the breast;Let the bridegroom quit his roomand the bride her chamber.Between the porch and the...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/9/16)[Prayer]

    02/09/2016 5:24:48 AM PST · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/9/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Paul (Paul's First Letter to The Corinthians) 23  "I have the right to do anything," you say-but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything"-but not everything is constructive. 24 No one should seek their own good, but the good of others. 25 Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, 26 for, "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it." 27 If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before...
  • Prayer for our American Heroes and Our Nation

    02/09/2016 2:28:03 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 8 replies
    February 9, 2016 | Jeanbl
    Those who turn their backs on God's teaching applaud the wicked. . .Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. (Prov. 28:4; Eph. 5:11) Turn us back to you, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old. (Lam 5:21)
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-09-16

    02/08/2016 9:05:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-09-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 9, 2016 Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Kgs 8:22-23, 27-30 Solomon stood before the altar of the LORDin the presence of the whole community of Israel,and stretching forth his hands toward heaven,he said, "LORD, God of Israel,there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below;you keep your covenant of mercy with your servantswho are faithful to you with their whole heart. "Can it indeed be that God dwells on earth?If the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain you,how much less this temple which I have built! Look...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    02/08/2016 5:16:31 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 7 replies
    2-8-16 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 18:33 He Fills me with Strength and Protects me wherever I Go. He Gives me the Sure-footedness of a Mountain Goat upon the Crags. He Leads me Safely upon the Top of the Cliffs. He Prepares me for Battle, and Gives me Strength to Draw an Iron Bow.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/8/16)[Prayer]

    02/08/2016 6:21:00 AM PST · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/8/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Paul (Paul's First Letter to The Corinthians) 14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. 16 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf. 18 Consider the people of Israel: Do...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-08-16, OM, St. Jerome Emiliani, St. Josephine Bakhita

    02/07/2016 8:38:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-08-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 8, 2016 Monday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Kgs 8:1-7, 9-13 The elders of Israel and all the leaders of the tribes,the princes in the ancestral houses of the children of Israel,came to King Solomon in Jerusalem,to bring up the ark of the LORD's covenantfrom the City of David, which is Zion.All the people of Israel assembled before King Solomonduring the festival in the month of Ethanim (the seventh month).When all the elders of Israel had arrived,the priests took up the ark;they carried the ark of the LORDand the meeting tent with all...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/7/16)[Prayer]

    02/07/2016 6:00:14 AM PST · by left that other site · 16 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/7/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Paul (Paul's First Letter to The Corinthians) 10 For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. 2 They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. 3 They all ate the same spiritual food 4 and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. 5 Nevertheless, God was not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-07-16, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    02/06/2016 8:23:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 52 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-07-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 7, 2016 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 6:1-2a, 3-8 In the year King Uzziah died,I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne,with the train of his garment filling the temple.Seraphim were stationed above. They cried one to the other,"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!All the earth is filled with his glory!"At the sound of that cry, the frame of the door shookand the house was filled with smoke. Then I said, "Woe is me, I am doomed!For I am a man of unclean lips,living among a people of unclean lips;yet...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/6/16)[Prayer]

    02/06/2016 7:03:31 AM PST · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/6/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Paul (Paul's First Letter to The Corinthians) 24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings: 02-06-16, M, St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs

    02/05/2016 7:54:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-06-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 6, 2016 Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs Reading 1 1 Kgs 3:4-13 Solomon went to Gibeon to sacrifice there,because that was the most renowned high place.Upon its altar Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings.In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night.God said, "Ask something of me and I will give it to you."Solomon answered:"You have shown great favor to your servant, my father David,because he behaved faithfully toward you,with justice and an upright heart;and you have continued this great favor toward him, even today,seating a son of his on his throne.O...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/5/16)[Prayer]

    02/05/2016 6:50:13 AM PST · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/5/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Paul (Paul's First Letter to The Corinthians) 9 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not the result of my work in the Lord? 2 Even though I may not be an apostle to others, surely I am to you! For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. 3 This is my defense to those who sit in judgment on me. 4 Don't we have the right to food and drink? 5 Don't we...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (2/5/2016) [Prayer]

    02/04/2016 9:39:18 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 21 replies
    5 February 2016 | NEWwoman
    Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of Your Name; deliver us and forgive our sins for Your Name's sake. Psalm 79:9 (NIV) ----
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-05-16, M, St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr

    02/04/2016 9:00:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-05-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 5, 2016 Memorial of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr Reading 1 Sir 47:2-11 Like the choice fat of the sacred offerings,so was David in Israel.He made sport of lions as though they were kids,and of bears, like lambs of the flock.As a youth he slew the giantand wiped out the people's disgrace,When his hand let fly the slingstonethat crushed the pride of Goliath.Since he called upon the Most High God, who gave strength to his right armTo defeat the skilled warriorand raise up the might of his people,Therefore the women sang his praises,and ascribed to him tens of...
  • Good Man. Good Monk. Good Beer.

    02/04/2016 2:47:08 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Aletelia ^ | February 4, 2016 | FR DWIGHT LONGENECKER
    I first met Brother Augustine Wilmeth when he was one of the students where I served as chaplain. As a convert, he was intensely interested not only in his new Catholic faith but in the more traditional expressions of life and worship.I followed his progress through the years and had the chance last summer to visit him a few months before he took his first vows as a monk at the Benedictine monastery that has been reestablished at Norcia in Italy.Brother Augustine spoke to me for Aleteia about his vocation, his life in the monastery and his work brewing...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/4/16)[Prayer]

    02/04/2016 5:55:33 AM PST · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/4/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Paul (Paul's First Letter to The Corinthians) 8 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that "We all possess knowledge." But knowledge puffs up while love builds up. 2 Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know. 3 But whoever loves God is known by God.[a] 4 So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that "An idol is nothing at all in the world" and that "There is no God but one." 5 For even if there...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(2/4/16)[Prayer]

    02/04/2016 5:39:43 AM PST · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/4/16 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Psalms 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail,but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-04-16

    02/03/2016 9:54:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-04-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 4, 2016 Thursday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Kgs 2:1-4, 10-12 When the time of David's death drew near,he gave these instructions to his son Solomon:"I am going the way of all flesh.Take courage and be a man.Keep the mandate of the LORD, your God, following his waysand observing his statutes, commands, ordinances, and decreesas they are written in the law of Moses,that you may succeed in whatever you do,wherever you turn, and the LORD may fulfillthe promise he made on my behalf when he said,'If your sons so conduct themselvesthat they remain...
  • The Real Story Behind the Church’s Tradition of Blessing Throats (Catholic Caucus)

    02/03/2016 3:52:18 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Aletelia ^ | February 3, 2016 | ZOE ROMANOWSKY
    Through the intercession of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.--Prayer from the the Blessing of the Throats Years ago a priest told me that when he was a young boy, his brother began choking on a bone. Panicked, his mother called aloud for the help of St. Blaise, and immediately the bone cleared and everything was fine. Whether the boy was truly in grave danger or not, I don't know,...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    02/03/2016 7:59:25 AM PST · by Hiskid · 9 replies
    2/3/16 | Hiskid
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/3/16)[Prayer]

    02/03/2016 6:42:52 AM PST · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/3/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Paul (Paul's First Letter to The Corinthians) 25 Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy. 26 Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for a man to remain as he is. 27 Are you pledged to a woman? Do not seek to be released. Are you free from such a commitment? Do not look for a wife. 28 But if you do marry, you have not sinned;...
  • Prayer Request for FR hoosiermama

    02/03/2016 6:04:24 AM PST · by PJBankard · 105 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2/3/2016 | hoosiermama
    Please prayer for one of our fellow FRiends, hoosiermama. Hoosiermama's post on a separate thread: Am getting ready to leave house for an MRI on my brain this morning. Was diagnosed 25 years ago with a pituitary tumor but they were not able to find it. Premise was it was small and in a fold. Now am having symptoms. So the prayer request is that its found and treatable. Thank you all in advance. Amen to each of your prayers
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-03-16, OM, St. Blaise, Bishop & Martyr, St. Ansgar, Bishop

    02/02/2016 9:45:24 PM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-03-16 | Revised New American Bible
    February 3, 2016 Wednesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Sm 24:2, 9-17 King David said to Joab and the leaders of the army who were with him,"Tour all the tribes in Israel from Dan to Beer-shebaand register the people, that I may know their number."Joab then reported to the king the number of people registered:in Israel, eight hundred thousand men fit for military service; in Judah, five hundred thousand. Afterward, however, David regretted having numbered the people,and said to the LORD:"I have sinned grievously in what I have done.But now, LORD, forgive the guilt...
  • Prayer for My Husband

    02/02/2016 3:59:12 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    Aletelia ^ | February 2, 2016 | FR. GUILLERMO SERRA
    Lord, you who know every heart and who search the depths of every soul,today I want to pray for my husband,the beloved of my heart,whom I chose, thanks to you, to be my companion and my best friend;the one I preferred; the one I selected from within the passing chapters of my life.I want to pray for his heart:gaze on it with tenderness and caress his deepest wounds;heal his memory of any painful recollections and place unending joy on his lips.Flood his heart with love,so that his words and deedstransmit to those who surround himthe companionship and securitythat we...
  • Byzantine Catholic Nuns Provide Place of Encounter With Christ (Catholic Caucus)

    02/02/2016 2:33:27 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Aletelia ^ | February 2, 2016 | JOHN BURGER
    It wasn't unusual for young Celeste Strohmeyer to want to get married and have a dozen kids. After all, she was one of 11, which, she said, "provided a lot of hands-on experience with children."But there was a competing tug in her heart, beginning in early childhood -- a call to religious life. It kept calling to her: when she was 12, when she was 16, when she was 22 and later, after establishing a promising career.She had a good job, independence, a home of her own, the freedom to travel. She still could have married. But the thought...
  • (Catholic Caucus) Praying with the Four Seasonal Marian Antiphons

    02/02/2016 10:34:22 AM PST · by rwa265 · 3 replies
    Shameless Popery ^ | Undated | Joe Heschmeyer
    Today is February 2nd, which means (besides the annual showing of Groundhog Day) that it’s the Feast of the Presentation, better known as Candlemas. Candlemas is actually the holiday behind Groundhog Day, in that there was an old folk tradition that a sunny Candlemas meant a long winter, but that’s another story. More to the point, Candlemas is a turning point in the year. If you pray the four seasonal Marian antiphons, today marks the first day of a new season. If you don’t pray them, or don’t know what they are, read on.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/2/16)[Prayer]

    02/02/2016 6:42:08 AM PST · by left that other site · 16 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/2/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Paul (Paul's First Letter to The Corinthians) 17 Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches. 18 Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised. 19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God's commands is what counts. 20 Each person should...
  • Stunning: Watch the Incredible Procession at the Eucharistic Congress (Catholic Caucus)

    02/02/2016 4:42:32 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    The image above, now circulating on Facebook, is remarkable. So is the video below. An estimated 2 million people took part.The story (h/t Fr. Patrick Longalong): Cebuanos and delegates to the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) currently being held in this city trooped to the Cebu Provincial Capitol and filled its surrounding streets to hear the Mass led by Dublin, Ireland Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.According to Fr. Roberto Ebisa, SVD, of DYRF, Police Chief Inspector Ryan Debaras estimated the crowd that gathered for the Mass and procession to be nearly 2 million. Streets leading to the Capitol were closed to...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    02/02/2016 2:04:23 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 8 replies
    February 2, 2016 | Jeanbl
    You must realize, however, that in the last days difficult times will come. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, unfeeling, uncooperative, slanderous, degenerate, brutal, hateful of what is good, traitors, reckless, conceited, and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. They will hold to an outward form of godliness but deny its power. Stay away from such people. . .They are depraved in mind and their faith is a counterfeit. 2 Timothy 3:3-5, 8