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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-20-18, OM, St. Paul of the Cross, Priest

    10/19/2018 11:37:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies ^ | 10-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 20, 2018 Saturday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Eph 1:15-23 Brothers and sisters:Hearing of your faith in the Lord Jesusand of your love for all the holy ones,I do not cease giving thanks for you,remembering you in my prayers,that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelationresulting in knowledge of him.May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened,that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call,what are the riches of gloryin his inheritance among the holy ones,and what is...
  • [Cath Cauc] Columnist: Youth Synod will only drive young people away from Catholic Church

    10/19/2018 11:18:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 19, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    Columnist: Youth Synod will only drive young people away from Catholic Church VATICAN CITY, October 19, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – “Instead of composing a useless document filled with reheated progressive clichés about the need to reach the youth and stay relevant, bishops should consider why traditional parishes seem to do so well,” asserts an essayist writing for The Federalist about the currently happening Vatican-run Youth Synod now underway in Rome.  The author, Auguste Meyrat, sees little chance for anything helpful resulting from the Youth Synod. Instead, he seems certain the synod will have the opposite effect, as it attempts to tap...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Sts Isaac Jogues,Jean de Brébeuf& Comp. 10-19-18

    10/19/2018 9:38:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Martyrdom of Father Isaac Jogues S.J. | Engraving by A. Malaer | Wellcome Images Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and Companions Saint of the Day for October 19 (d. 1642 – 1649)  Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and Companions’ Story Isaac Jogues and his companions were the first martyrs of the North American continent officially recognized by the Church. As a young Jesuit, Isaac Jogues, a man of learning and culture, taught literature in France. He gave up that career to work among the Huron Indians in the New World, and in 1636, he...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint John Cantius, Confessor (Gueranger)

    10/19/2018 9:04:08 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double KENTY, THE HUMBLE VILLAGE of Silesia which witnessed the birth of St. John, owes its celebrity entirely to him. The canonization of this holy priest, who in the fifteenth century had illustrated the university of Cracow by his virtues and science, was the last hope of expiring Poland. It took place in the year 1767. Two years earlier, it was at the request of this heroic nation that Clement XIII had issued the first decree sanctioning the celebration of the feast of the sacred Heart. When enrolling John Cantius among the saints, the magnanimous Pontiff expressed in...
  • If Jesus is truly your Lord and Savior, don't worship Satan

    10/19/2018 8:33:25 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 41 replies
    10/19/2018 | Patriot777
    If the title looks plain idiotic, it's not. On October 31, many who identify as being believers in Christ Jesus will actually do just that. Their church may have a spooky "trunk or treat" or festival, or a costume contest and they'll take their kids to it. This year the costumes will be even more horrific than the last, but it's all in fun. No. If you or your church participate in the celebration of Satan's day, you are in league with the Evil One and are not truly a Child of the Living God--Jesus. Get yourself and your family...
  • Gospel of Luke, Chapt. 15

    10/19/2018 6:36:49 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 3 replies
    1 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. 3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying, 4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? 5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his...
  • [Seton Hall] Students Warned Against Insulting Future Catholic Priests

    10/19/2018 4:18:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/18/18 | AP
    SOUTH ORANGE, New Jersey - Seton Hall University is reminding students to be civil to future Catholic priests. Seminarians at New Jersey’s largest Catholic university have been the target of expletives and insults as a result of the priest sex abuse scandal. In a letter to the campus community, The Star-Ledger of Newark reports interim President Mary Meehan wrote it is “unacceptable and cannot be tolerated.” Meehan wrote she was “saddened” to have to remind the campus to be welcoming. She said the school expects “nothing less than civility.”
  • Archbishop: Christians ‘Evangelized’ by Muslims Learn Tolerance

    10/19/2018 4:01:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/18/18 | Thomas D. Williams
    ROME — An African archbishop told the Vatican synod of bishops this week that Christians in his country have learned tolerance, friendship, and cooperation by allowing themselves to be “evangelized” by Muslims. Archbishop Ilario Antoniazzi of Tunis, who represents the North African bishops’ conference, told members of the synod of bishops that the few Christians living in North Africa must be very careful not to offend Muslims with an overt show of faith, Catholic News Service reported Wednesday. Christians in North Africa must live their faith with “great discretion,” said Antoniazzi, in the midst of a Muslim majority that often...
  • Putin About Nuclear War: We'll Go Straight to Paradise, While They Will Simply Pop Off

    10/19/2018 3:58:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Interfax ^ | 10/19/18
    Sochi, October 19, Interfax - Russia would use nuclear weapons only after it is certain that a potential aggressor has launched a strike on it, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. "Our strategy of nuclear weapons use doesn't envision a preemptive strike. Our concept is a launch under attack," Putin said at the plenary session of the Valdai Club in Sochi. This means that Russia is ready to use and would use nuclear weapons "only when we are certain that someone, a potential aggressor, is delivering a strike on Russia." The essence of Russia's launch-under-attack nuclear strategy is that...
  • Dr. Mason’s The Woke Church’s Misrepresentation

    10/19/2018 2:23:35 PM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Alpha and Omega Ministries ^ | 10/19/18 | James White
    Started off with a rebuttal of the misrepresentation published by Dr. Eric Mason in his new book (endorsed by many Reformed leaders) regarding yours truly and the May 11th meme I posted that insists that there is no room for “black spaces” or “white spaces” at the Lord’s Table, but only room for a singular focus upon Christ. This led to Mason calling for an “ecumenical council” to deal with “heretics” like…me.
  • [Catholic Caucus] New Church, New Faith, New Pope

    10/19/2018 10:33:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 16, 2018 | Raymond Kowalski
    In 2013 Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor told Paul Vallely of The Independent, “Four years of Bergoglio would be enough to change things.” In a story published in March 2017, LifeSiteNews quoted from a speech given by former cardinal Theodore McCarrick that there was a pre-conclave plan to elect Jorge Bergoglio as the one who could “reform the Church … [and in] five years, he could put us back on target.”The LifeSiteNews article was itself about an interview with Cardinal Donald Wuerl that had appeared in the Jesuit magazine America. The essence of that interview was that, after the Second Vatican Council,...
  • U.S. Justice Department Opens Investigation into Pennsylvania Clerical Abuse

    10/19/2018 10:20:44 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 18, 2018 | Bree A. Dail
    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, October 17, 2018 (1P5) – The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that the U.S. Justice Department has initiated an investigation into the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. U.S. attorney William McSwain issued and served subpoenas throughout the state of Pennsylvania last week, pursuant to a grand jury report that included cases in which 301 “predator priests” were accused of sexually abusing over 1,000 minors over a span of seven decades. While state borders may constrict state attorneys general, the newest move by the Justice Department indicates that federal investigators believe that the gravity and nature of...
  • BREAKING: Viganň issues third testimony, refutes accusations of Cardinal Ouellet [Catholic Caucus]

    10/19/2018 10:15:42 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 9 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | October 19, AD 2018 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, October 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganň today has issued a third explosive testimony, in response to an open letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. Here below we publish the official English text of Archbishop Viganň’s third testimony, dated October 19, the liturgical Feast of the North American Martyrs. On the Feast of the North American Martyrs To bear witness to corruption in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church was a painful decision for me, and remains so. But I am an old man, one who knows he must soon give an...
  • More than before: persecution continues in Wenzhou, Henan, Hubei after the China-Holy See agreement

    10/19/2018 9:45:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Asia News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Asia News
    Cross and boundary wall of  Lingkun church torn down. A cross demolished in Zhumadian in Henan. It was "too visible". Re-education of priests in Hubei to reaffirm the Church's "independence" from the Vatican and submission to the Party. Rome (AsiaNews) - The "provisional" agreement between China and the Holy See, signed on 22 September, does not seem to have stopped persecution and violence against Catholics. This morning in Lingkun, in the district of Yongqiang, the cross that stood on the bell tower of the Catholic church was torn down (photo 1); the perimeter wall in front of the sacred building was demolished...
  • [Catholic Caucus] De Mattei: True and False Saints in the Church

    10/19/2018 8:52:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 17, 2018 | Roberto De Mattei
    De Mattei: True and False Saints in the Church Roberto de Mattei Corrispondenza Romana October 17, 2018 Among the anniversaries of 2018 there is one that has gone unnoticed: the sixty years since the death of Venerable Pius XII, after a 19-year reign, at Castelgandolfo on October 9th 1958. Yet today his memory still lives on, especially, as Cristina Siccardi notes, as an icon of holiness, worthy of the Vicar of Christ, and for the vastness of his Magisterium, in the context of tragic events, like the Second World War, which erupted six months after his election to the Papacy...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Working for the Kingdom Despite Human Failures

    10/19/2018 8:51:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-18-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Working for the Kingdom Despite Human Failures Msgr. Charles Pope • October 18, 2018 • My father had an expression: “Charlie, people disappoint.” It was his way of saying that even people we think irreproachable, godly, and saintly can let us down, either with sin or simply by being unable to help us in key moments. Something of that comes through in the words of St. Paul from today’s first reading:Demas, enamored of the present world, deserted me and went to Thessalonica, Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. Luke is the only one with me. … At my...
  • Abp. Vigano: Homosexuality Has Become a Plague in the Clergy

    10/19/2018 8:49:34 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 37 replies ^ | Octtober 19, 2018 | Michael Hichborn
    Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano released another communique regarding the ongoing homosexual scandal in the Church and the Vatican’s continued failure to combat it. Abp. Vigano properly identifies the current crisis in the Church as the “plague of homosexuality in the clergy.” Abp. Vigano said in his latest public address, “This is a crisis due to the plague of homosexuality, in those who practice it, in its motions, in its resistance to being corrected.” Abp. Vigano also addressed the criticisms he received from Cdl. Oulette after his last public statement indicated that Cdl. Oulette could confirm Abp. Vigano’s testimony that then...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(10/19/18)[Prayer]

    10/19/2018 8:10:02 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 10/19/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Gospel of John 
 (New Testament) John 20 Jesus Appears to Thomas 24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” 26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors...
  • The Controversy Of Zion pt 2

    The controversy which is engulfing all nations, pulling strong nations such as the USA, Russia,China and Iran into an utter maelstrom in the Middle East, is basically the same issue which the book of Genesis raises in the story of Jacob and Esau. God chose Jacob, but Isaac chose Esau. Esau should have the bulk of the inheritance, being first-born, humanly speaking. But God saw to it that Jacob should receive the Patriarchal blessing. Esau hates Jacob and swears that Jacob has deceived and cheated him of it. Esau became Edom, the inveterate enemy of Israel,until the Edomite nation was...
  • Gaining True Wisdom

    10/19/2018 5:54:26 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple" (Ps. 19:7). God’s Word imparts wisdom and knowledge beyond the realm of mere human understanding. David's characterization of God's Word as "the testimony of the Lord" (Ps. 19:7) speaks of its role as God's witness to who He is and what He requires of us. In addition, it's a "sure" witness. That means it's unwavering, immovable, unmistakable, reliable, and trustworthy. Peter made the same point when, after recounting his incredible experience with Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration (2 Pet. 1:16-18), he said, "but we have a testimony more...