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  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/4/15)[Prayer]

    03/04/2015 5:32:31 AM PST · by left that other site · 5 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/4/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Joshua New International Version (NIV) 26 They came back to Moses and Aaron and the whole Israelite community at Kadesh in the Desert of Paran. There they reported to them and to the whole assembly and showed them the fruit of the land. 27 They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit. 28 But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-04-15, OM, St. Casimir

    03/03/2015 10:18:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-04-15 | Revised New American Bible
    March 4, 2015Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent    Reading 1 Jer 18:18-20 The people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem said,“Come, let us contrive a plot against Jeremiah.It will not mean the loss of instruction from the priests,nor of counsel from the wise, nor of messages from the prophets.And so, let us destroy him by his own tongue;let us carefully note his every word.” Heed me, O LORD,and listen to what my adversaries say.Must good be repaid with evilthat they should dig a pit to take my life?Remember that I stood before youto speak in their...
  • An Icon of the Coptic New Martyrs of Libya

    03/03/2015 6:52:29 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The New Liturgical Movement ^ | 2/25/15 | Gregory DiPippo
    I am sure that all of our readers are aware of the recent massacre in Libya of a group of Egyptian Copts, who were killed for their faith by Islamic terrorists. The Patriarch of Alexandria, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, has officially recognized them as martyrs, and ordered that their commemoration be inserted into the Synaxarium; their feast will be kept on February 15th, the same day as the Presentation of the Lord in the Alexandrian Rite. The title “New Martyr” was originally used in the East for those killed by heretical Christian rulers, but has subsequently been extended to...
  • I'm Back After 6 Weeks in Hospital, Thanks for Prayers (Ecumenical, No Fighting)

    03/03/2015 4:38:20 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 102 replies
    Mrs. Don-o | March 3, 2015 | Mrs. Don-o
    I've been discharged from Rehab and am now home. "Going slow, but still going." Thank you all for about a million prayers. What follows is my recollection --- or reflection --- or maybe raving --- about one thing I experienced while in critical condition. ------------------------------Raving----------------------------------- “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Mark Twain Hello, friends, this will have been your first and probably your last communication from me until Christ our God grants a better body/brain recovery. But I wanted to write what I can before it all disappears down the Memory Hole. Collapsed on Jan 19, septic...
  • The Day God Barged Into My Life: Fr. John Riccardo's Amazing Testimony

    03/03/2015 2:15:58 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 3, 2015 | Fr. John Riccardo
    My first memory is of the crucifix in my boyhood parish, Holy Name in Birmingham, Michigan. I do not know how old I was, but I knew Jesus had died for me and my whole life was suppose to be a response to this. This is certainly not a typical first memory but my family was anything but typical.  My father, John, was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for the Chrysler Corporation, and also a devout Catholic.    My father proved that religion was not just a crutch for the weak. Every night he was on his...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/3/15)[Prayer]

    03/03/2015 6:57:09 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/3/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Joshua New International Version (NIV) 13 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Send some men to explore the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites. From each ancestral tribe send one of its leaders.” 3 So at the Lord’s command Moses sent them out from the Desert of Paran. All of them were leaders of the Israelites. 4 These are their names: from the tribe of Reuben, Shammua son of Zakkur; 5 from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat son of Hori; 6 from the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh;...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    03/03/2015 1:37:56 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 9 replies
    March 3, 2015 | Jeanbl
    Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! Psalms 95:6
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-03-15, OM, St. Katharine Drexel, Virgin

    03/02/2015 10:35:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | Revised New American Bible
    March 3, 2015Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent    Reading 1 Is 1:10, 16-20 Hear the word of the LORD,princes of Sodom!Listen to the instruction of our God,people of Gomorrah! Wash yourselves clean!Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes;cease doing evil; learn to do good.Make justice your aim: redress the wronged,hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow. Come now, let us set things right,says the LORD:Though your sins be like scarlet,they may become white as snow;Though they be crimson red,they may become white as wool.If you are willing, and obey,you shall eat the good things of the...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    03/02/2015 11:12:43 AM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 10 replies
    3-3-15 | Kitty Mittens
    Jeremiah 29:11 I Know the Plans I have for You, Says the Lord. They are Plans for Good and not for Evil, To Give you a Hope and a Future.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/2/15)[Prayer]

    03/02/2015 5:12:44 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/2/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Joshua New International Version (NIV) 12 The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone with the law and commandments I have written for their instruction.” 13 Then Moses set out with Joshua his aide, and Moses went up on the mountain of God. 14 He said to the elders, “Wait here for us until we come back to you. Aaron and Hur are with you, and anyone involved in a dispute can go to them.”...
  • Please Pray For My Husband's Recovery [update at 114]

    03/02/2015 4:39:34 AM PST · by Bigg Red · 122 replies
    self | March 2, 2015 | self
    My dear husband fell, fracturing his femur and tearing a rotator cuff in his shoulder. He does not have osteoporosis; it was just a freaky accident. He is a big man -- not fat, just big -- and he landed on his hip and his elbow on a neighbor's blacktop driveway. As is so typical of him, he was there to help the neighbor with a task. He is in very good health -- but not too graceful -- so I am confident that he will heal, but, right now he is in a great deal of pain in the...
  • Memory Eternal! Fr. Matthew Baker dies in car wreck

    03/01/2015 8:47:14 PM PST · by NRx · 10 replies
    Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston ^ | 1 March 2015 | Metropolitan Methodios
    To the Faithful Stewards of the Metropolis of Boston, With a very heavy heart, His Eminence informs you of the untimely passing of the Rev. Fr. Matthew Baker, who tragically died in a car accident early this evening. Fr. Matthew was recently assigned to the Holy Trinity Parish of Norwich, CT, following the retirement of Fr. Paul Pantelis. During this evening's snow storm, Fr. Baker was traveling home from the parish when he had an accident from which he did not survive. His children who were traveling in the car with Fr. Matthew are thankfully not injured. The Metropolitan spoke...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-02-15

    03/01/2015 8:11:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-02-15 | Revised New American Bible
    March 2, 2015Monday of the Second Week in Lent    Reading 1 Dn 9:4b-10 “Lord, great and awesome God,you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love youand observe your commandments!We have sinned, been wicked and done evil;we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws.We have not obeyed your servants the prophets,who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes,our fathers, and all the people of the land.Justice, O Lord, is on your side;we are shamefaced even to this day:we, the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem,and all Israel, near and far,in all...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/1/15)[Prayer]

    03/01/2015 4:29:50 AM PST · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/1/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Joshua New International Version (NIV) 9 Moses said to Joshua, "Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands." 10 So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. 11 As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. 12 When Moses' hands...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-01-15, Second Sunday of Lent

    02/28/2015 8:04:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-01-15 | Revised New American Bible
    March 1, 2015Second Sunday of Lent    Reading 1 Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 God put Abraham to the test.He called to him, “Abraham!”“Here I am!” he replied.Then God said:“Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah.There you shall offer him up as a holocaust on a height that I will point out to you.” When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it.Then he reached out and took the knife to slaughter his son.But the...
  • FROM THE PASTOR

    02/28/2015 6:41:57 PM PST · by 9thLife · 2 replies
    Church of Saint Michael, New York City ^ | March 1, 2015 | by Fr. George W. Rutler
    The Transfiguration is celebrated on the sixth of August, but an account of it is also proclaimed as the liturgical Gospel in Lent, because it was a way that the Lord prepared Peter, James and John for the Crucifixion. These were the same apostles who would be with the Lord as he sweat blood the night before his death. Immediately after Christ’s transfiguration, he would cure an epileptic suffering a violent seizure at the foot of the mountain: glory and agony within a few hours. The unearthly light that shone from Christ on the mountaintop strengthened the apostles for when...
  • Please Pray for my cousin Susan, her husband Tim and their daughters Lucy and Reyna

    02/28/2015 11:51:31 AM PST · by infool7 · 158 replies
    http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/154148/b2c9b1db89/503852215/3699457961/ | 02/28/2015 | Unknown
    It is with unspeakable sadness and broken hearts that we share the news of Susan's death. Susan passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on the evening of Wednesday, February 25th. She collapsed and never regained consciousness. She was pregnant with baby girls, Lucy and Reyna, who were delivered by C-section. Susan grew and loved these two beautiful baby girls who only lived for a short time, but long enough to be held by their loving father Tim and the family. We have never felt a loss as devastating as this. Susan was an inspiration in every way possible. An inspiration to...
  • Pope Francis offers tips on preparing for Confession

    02/28/2015 10:44:02 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 28, 2015 | Carol Glatz
    Pope Francis hears a Confession in Brazil in July 2013 (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano) Pontiff urges faithful to receive the Sacrament of Penance in LentPope Francis has offered some quick tips to help Catholics prepare for the Sacrament of Penance.After a brief explanation of why people should go to Confession – “because we are all sinners” – the Pope listed 30 questions to reflect on as part of making an examination of conscience and being able to “confess well”.The guide is part of a 28-page booklet in Italian released by the Vatican publishing house. Pope Francis had 50,000 free copies...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/28/15)[Prayer]

    02/28/2015 5:39:11 AM PST · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/28/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Moses New International Version (NIV) 34 Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah, across from Jericho. There the Lord showed him the whole land—from Gilead to Dan, 2 all of Naphtali, the territory of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Mediterranean Sea, 3 the Negev and the whole region from the Valley of Jericho, the City of Palms, as far as Zoar. 4 Then the Lord said to him, “This is the land I promised on oath to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-28-15

    02/27/2015 9:11:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-28-15 | Revised New American Bible
    February 28, 2015Saturday of the First Week of Lent    Reading 1 Dt 26:16-19 Moses spoke to the people, saying:“This day the LORD, your God,commands you to observe these statutes and decrees.Be careful, then,to observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.Today you are making this agreement with the LORD:he is to be your God and you are to walk in his waysand observe his statutes, commandments and decrees,and to hearken to his voice.And today the LORD is making this agreement with you:you are to be a people peculiarly his own, as he promised you;and provided...
  • BRYSON UPDATE, Friday Afternoon

    02/27/2015 2:45:52 PM PST · by knarf · 21 replies
    self ^ | February 27, 2015 | knarf
    I broke Courtney's text up so I could read it
  • Pope Invites Artist Who Wrote Him A Letter to Be Baptized at Easter in St. Peter's (Cath Caucus)

    02/27/2015 6:49:08 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Aleteia ^ | February 27, 2015
    Helena Lobato, of the diocese of Setúbal (Portugal), has been invited by Pope Francis to be baptized at the Easter Vigil this year in the Vatican, after writing to him for answers she couldn’t find in advice columns. “I saw the great causes he had embraced, and the results in the lives of people who had been touched by him. Suddenly I put aside my paints and brushes and found myself writing a letter to the Pope,” the woman told the news agency, Ecclesia. Helena Lobato, an artist and painter, remembers that it all started at a time in...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/27/15)[Prayer]

    02/27/2015 5:41:15 AM PST · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/27/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Moses New International Version (NIV) …10and Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly before the rock. And he said to them, "Listen now, you rebels; shall we bring forth water for you out of this rock?" 11Then Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation and their beasts drank. 12But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you have not believed Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-27-15

    02/26/2015 8:43:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-27-15 | Revised New American Bible
    February 27, 2015Friday of the First Week of Lent    Reading 1 Ez 18:21-28 Thus says the Lord GOD:If the wicked man turns away from all the sins he committed, if he keeps all my statutes and does what is right and just,he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of the crimes he committed shall be remembered against him;he shall live because of the virtue he has practiced. Do I indeed derive any pleasure from the death of the wicked?says the Lord GOD. Do I not rather rejoice when he turns from his evil waythat he may...
  • PRAYER REQUEST

    02/26/2015 12:11:10 PM PST · by knarf · 88 replies
    self ^ | February 26, 2015 | knarf
    Some of you may remember my grandson Bryson was born last October 8th, a month premature with Downs' Sundrome and a heart and bowel condition ....
  • Prayer Request for Freeper Arasina (Teresa)

    02/26/2015 11:55:00 AM PST · by redleghunter · 43 replies
    Fellow Freeper | 26 February 2015 | None
    Dear Fellow Freepers, Your comforting prayers are very much appreciated for dear friend and sister in the Lord Jesus Christ, Arasina (Teresa), as she has just recently been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a serious affliction of the lungs. Not long ago, she was also involved in an auto accident. Please pray for this good woman, for strength in her spirit and faith in her healing - Amen. (Please address your thread posts/prayers to "Arasina") Thank you all.
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(2/26/15)[Prayer]

    02/26/2015 9:29:23 AM PST · by left that other site · 18 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/26/15 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm “The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace” (Psalm 29:11).
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/26/15)[Prayer]

    02/26/2015 6:32:28 AM PST · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/26/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Moses New International Version (NIV) 32 When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods[a] who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.” 2 Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.” 3 So all the people took off their earrings and brought...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-26-15

    02/25/2015 8:08:50 PM PST · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-26-15 | Revised New American Bible
    February 26, 2015Thursday of the First Week in Lent    Reading 1 Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25 Queen Esther, seized with mortal anguish,had recourse to the LORD.She lay prostrate upon the ground, together with her handmaids, from morning until evening, and said:“God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, blessed are you. Help me, who am alone and have no help but you,for I am taking my life in my hand.As a child I used to hear from the books of my forefathersthat you, O LORD, always free those who are pleasing to you.Now help me, who am...
  • Get Your Healing

    02/25/2015 1:25:43 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 6 replies
    02-25-15 | Frank Broom
    There are two things to receiving healing or anything from God, but I'm going to focus on healing. The first thing is what you allow to be planted or deposited into your heart(spirit). This is very important that's why God said, "Keep your heart with all diligence." Notice you are the one to keep your heart not God, your heart is your responsibility. And notice the second part of that scripture, "For out of it are the issues of life" (Proverbs 4:23). So, things are happening on the outside because of what has been deposited on the inside. And to...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    02/25/2015 8:57:57 AM PST · by Hiskid · 9 replies
    2/26/15 | Hiskid
  • Mother Angelica: Life-long Catholic - The Journey Home

    02/25/2015 4:30:29 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 48 replies
    EWTN ^ | 140916 | Marcus Grodi / Mother Angelica
    Mother Angelica joins Marcus for the 4th Anniversary episode of the Journey Home Program. Mother Angelica was born Rita Antoinette Rizzo, in 1923, in Canton, Ohio. In 1944, she joined the contemplative order of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration. After a severe back injury, she told God that if she could walk after the surgery, she would build Him a monastery in the South. True to her word and God's goodness, the surgery was a success. The new Mother Angelica and five founding Sisters made the journey South. Our Lady of the Angels Monastery was solemnly consecrated on May...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/25/15)[Prayer]

    02/25/2015 4:18:59 AM PST · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/25/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Moses New International Version (NIV) 18 Now Jethro, the priest of Midian and father-in-law of Moses, heard of everything God had done for Moses and for his people Israel, and how the Lord had brought Israel out of Egypt. 2 After Moses had sent away his wife Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro received her 3 and her two sons. One son was named Gershom,[a] for Moses said, “I have become a foreigner in a foreign land”; 4 and the other was named Eliezer,[b] for he said, “My father’s God was my helper; he...
  • EWTN LIVE - 2015.1.21 - Tim Staples {Mary]

    02/25/2015 2:19:31 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 10 replies
    EWTN ^ | 150122 | Fr. Mitch Pacwa / Tim Staples
    Author and apologist Tim Staples joins Fr. Mitch to talk about Marian devotion and defends Mary as Mother of God, the immaculate conception, her perpetual virginity and assumption into heaven.
  • Hand Gestures at Mass?

    02/25/2015 12:21:11 AM PST · by walkinginthedesert · 20 replies
    The Orans Position and holding hands during the Our Father[caption id="attachment_1144" align="alignnone" width="300"] Dominican Orans position at the Unde et Memores[/caption] Most people who attend a Novus Ordo parish or who simply attend Mass in what is known as the Ordinary Form (which most people attend) encounter two specific types of hand gestures that many of the laity engage in. The first type of hand gesture is that which is known as the "Orans Position" (praying with elevated hands). This type of gesture can be seen in several parts of the Mass such as when one of the laity elevates...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-25-15

    02/24/2015 9:13:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-25-15 | Revised New American Bible
    February 25, 2015Wednesday of the First Week in Lent    Reading 1 Jon 3:1-10 The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time:“Set out for the great city of Nineveh,and announce to it the message that I will tell you.”So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh,according to the LORD’s bidding.Now Nineveh was an enormously large city;it took three days to go through it.Jonah began his journey through the city,and had gone but a single day’s walk announcing,“Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed,”when the people of Nineveh believed God;they proclaimed a fastand all of them,...
  • Prayer request for my Dad

    02/24/2015 6:57:49 PM PST · by Eagles6 · 73 replies
    Eagles6 | 02/24/2015 | Eagles6
    Requesting prayers for my Father. Dad is an 87 yr old Army Vet. Dad was injured in an explosion in the Philippines in 1946 during the Huk rebellion. Came home, earned a Doctorate from Georgetown and taught Philosophy for 40 yrs at the university level. He is having surgery for recurrent hernias and we don't know yet what it will entail. Thank you all.
  • Mystic, monk and poet – meet the newest Doctor of the Church (Catholic/Armenian Caucus)

    02/24/2015 10:27:51 AM PST · by NYer · 33 replies
    cna ^ | February 24, 2015 | Kevin Jones and Ann Schneible
    St Gregory of Narek. Credit: Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons. Vatican City, Feb 23, 2015 / 04:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- St. Gregory of Narek – a tenth century priest, monk, mystic, and poet beloved among Armenian Christians – has become the first Armenian to be named a Doctor of the Church. “It is a great honor for the Armenian Church to contribute to this very important rank of saints who have enriched the Catholic Church with their teachings,” Armenian Catholic priest Father Thomas Garabedian told CNA Feb. 23. “Certainly this is a big honor for us Armenian-Americans,” said Fr. Garabedian, who is...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/24/15)[Prayer]

    02/24/2015 6:34:03 AM PST · by left that other site · 12 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/24/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Moses New International Version (NIV) 24 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel. You are to worship at a distance, 2 but Moses alone is to approach the Lord; the others must not come near. And the people may not come up with him.” 3 When Moses went and told the people all the Lord’s words and laws, they responded with one voice, “Everything the Lord has said we will do.” 4 Moses then wrote...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Nation

    02/24/2015 1:52:49 AM PST · by Jeanbl · 9 replies
    February 24, 2015 | Jeanbl
    Then, with the eyes of your hearts enlightened, you will know the confidence that is produced by God having called you, the rich glory that is his inheritance among the saints, and the unlimited greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his mighty strength which he brought about in the Messiah when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realm. . . . Ephesians 1:18-20
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-24-15

    02/23/2015 7:57:39 PM PST · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-24-15 | Revised New American Bible
    February 24, 2015Tuesday of the First Week of Lent    Reading 1 Is 55:10-11 Thus says the LORD:Just as from the heavensthe rain and snow come downAnd do not return theretill they have watered the earth,making it fertile and fruitful,Giving seed to the one who sowsand bread to the one who eats,So shall my word bethat goes forth from my mouth;It shall not return to me void,but shall do my will,achieving the end for which I sent it. Responsorial Psalm PS 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19 R. (18b) From all their distress God rescues the just.Glorify the LORD with me,let...
  • Pope Francis declares a new doctor of the Church (Catholic Caucus)

    02/23/2015 2:27:51 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | February 23, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    From Vatican Radio:  Pope Francis has declared Armenian poet and monk, Saint Gregory of Narek, a Doctor of the Universal Church.  Meeting with Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Cause of Saints on Saturday ahead of his departure for Aricca on Lenten retreat, the Pope confirmed the proposal put forward by the Plenary Session of the Congregation to confer the title of Doctor of the Universal Church on the 10th century saint.St. Gregory of Narek is widely revered as one of the greatest figures of medieval Armenian religious thought and literature. Born in the city of Narek in...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    02/23/2015 1:27:09 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 8 replies
    2-23-15 | Kitty Mittens
    Revelation 1:5,6 Unto Him that Loves us, And Washed us from our Sins in His Own Blood, And hath Made us Kings and Priests unto God and His Father; To Him be Glory and Dominion Forever and Ever, amen.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/23/15)[Prayer]

    02/23/2015 5:29:14 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/23/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Moses New International Version (NIV) 19 On the first day of the third month after the Israelites left Egypt—on that very day—they came to the Desert of Sinai. 2 After they set out from Rephidim, they entered the Desert of Sinai, and Israel camped there in the desert in front of the mountain. 3 Then Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people...
  • Christians Now Worship on Resurrection Day

    02/23/2015 4:25:40 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    St. Paul Center For Biblical Theology ^ | 2/23/2015 | Brant Pietre
     Jesus Was Resurrected on the Day After the Sabbath  The Feast of the First Fruits, Resurrection Day, was the Day after Passover, Which is Always on the Sabbath.    salvationhistory.com/studies/courses/audio/feasts_of_faith The Feast of the First Fruits was One of Ancient Israel's Seven Feasts   Technically speaking, Christians are now worshipping on the Eighth Day, the First Day of the New Creation, the Day After the Sabbath.  They are Commemorating the New Order of Creation with Christ, on the Day of the Resurrection.  
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-23-15, OM, St. Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr

    02/22/2015 6:26:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-23-15 | Revised New American Bible
    February 23, 2015Monday of the First Week of Lent    Reading 1 Lv 19:1-2, 11-18 The LORD said to Moses,“Speak to the whole assembly of the children of Israel and tell them:Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy. “You shall not steal.You shall not lie or speak falsely to one another.You shall not swear falsely by my name,thus profaning the name of your God.I am the LORD. “You shall not defraud or rob your neighbor.You shall not withhold overnight the wages of your day laborer.You shall not curse the deaf,or put a stumbling block in front...
  • Coptic church formally recognizes martyrdom of 21 slain by ISIS

    02/22/2015 1:14:45 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | February 22, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    The stunning icon here depicts the martyrs and was created by Egyptian American artist Tony Rezk. It appears on the website for the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles. From Vatican Radio:  The Coptic Orthodox Church has announced that the murder of the 21 Egyptian Christians killed by the so-called Islamic State in Libya will be commemorated in its Church calendar.Pope Tawadros II announced that the names of the martyrs will be inserted into the Coptic Synaxarium, the Oriental Church’s equivalent to the Roman Martyrology. This procedure is also equivalent to canonization in the Latin Church.According to terrasanta.net, the martyrdom of the...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/22/15)[Prayer]

    02/22/2015 4:39:30 AM PST · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/22/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Moses New International Version (NIV) 15 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord: “I will sing to the Lord,     for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver     he has hurled into the sea. 2 “The Lord is my strength and my defense;     he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him,     my father’s God, and I will exalt him. 3 The Lord is a warrior;     the Lord is his name. 4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his army     he has hurled into the sea....
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-22-15, First Sunday of Lent

    02/21/2015 8:27:24 PM PST · by Salvation · 53 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-22-15 | Revised New American Bible
    February 22, 2015First Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Gn 9:8-15God said to Noah and to his sons with him: "See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you: all the birds, and the various tame and wild animals that were with you and came out of the ark.I will establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all bodily creatures be destroyedby the waters of a flood; there shall not be another flood to devastate the earth."God added:"This is the sign that I am giving for...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/21/15)[Prayer]

    02/21/2015 6:24:47 AM PST · by left that other site · 24 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/21/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Moses New International Version (NIV) 19 Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, 20 coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long. 21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the...