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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-26-13

    02/25/2013 8:29:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 02-26-13 | Revised New American Bible
    February 26, 2013 Tuesday 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 orphans 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 Baltimore Catechism: Part One: The Creed, The Redemption

    02/25/2013 8:06:09 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941)Part One: The Creed The Redemption Lesson 8 from the Baltimore Cathechism"I believe ... in Jesus Christ ... who ... suffered under Pontius Pilot, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead ..." 90. What is meant by the Redemption? By the Redemption is meant that Jesus Christ, as the Redeemer of the whole human race,...
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part One: The Creed, The Incarnation

    02/25/2013 7:52:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941) Part One: The Creed The Incarnation Lesson 7 from the Baltimore Cathechism"I believe ... in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost (Spirit), born of the Virgin Mary ..." 77. Did God abandon man after Adam fell into sin? God did not abandon man after Adam fell into sin, but promised to send into the world a Saviour to free man from his sins and to reopen to him the gates of heaven.For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten son, that whosoever believeth...
  • Call Me the Optimist A Meditation on Recent Reports of Crisis and Conclave

    02/25/2013 2:46:33 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | February 24, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I’ve been asked by a few readers of this blog to record a few thoughts about the events surrounding the resignation of Pope Benedict. Over the weekend especially, many rumors circulated, regarding a seedy backstory to the resignation.I am not surprised to read of such rumors in secular media sources, but I must admit I was surprised to read some of these things reported in Catholic sources.As for me, it remains a rumor, and rumors are best unrepeated.I prefer simply to take Pope Benedict at his word. He indicates that, given the effects of age, he thinks is best step...
  • Young, new Philippine cardinal has extensive international ties

    02/25/2013 2:06:17 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    cns ^ | February 25, 2013 | Cindy Wooden
    Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila, left, greets his new colleagues after being made a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI during a consistory in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican last fall. (CNS/Paul Haring) By Cindy WoodenCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- At 55, Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila, Philippines, is one of the youngest and newest members of the College of Cardinals, but he is also one of the cardinals most frequently mentioned as a possible pope. His youthful energy, his pastoral experience, his theological training and his communications skills impressed cardinals and bishops from around the world...
  • The differences between Judaism and Zionism.

    02/25/2013 1:57:31 PM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 61 replies
    JEWS NOT ZIONISTS ^ | G. Neuburger
    Judaism is Torah based and GOD honoring. Zionism is politically based and GODless. The role of Zionism in the Holocaust.
  • Cardinal Keith OBrien resigns, will not go to conclave

    02/25/2013 1:56:20 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | February 25, 2013 | David Uebbing
    Cardinal Keith O'Brien. Credit: Mazur/ Edinburgh, Scotland, Feb 25, 2013 / 05:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted Cardinal Keith P. O’Brien’s resignation, and the cardinal has announced he will not attend the conclave. "Approaching the age of seventy-five and at times in indifferent health, I tendered my resignation as Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh to Pope Benedict XVI some months ago.  I was happy to know that he accepted my resignation ‘nunc pro tunc’ – (now – but to take effect later) on 13 November 2012,” Cardinal O’Brien said in a Feb. 25 statement. The...
  • Benedict XVIs new Motu Proprio about the Conclave (date regulations officially changed)

    02/25/2013 1:44:20 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | February 24, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The Holy Father – Pope Benedict XVI now gloriously reigning – released a Motu Proprio (in Latin) by which he empowers the Cardinal Electors to move forward the day of the beginning of the conclave.The canonist Ed Peters has looked at the Motu Proprio Normas nunnullas. My emphases: In the wake of Benedict XVI’s startling resignation, a problem arose: the 17-day delay between the announcement and effective date of the resignation, followed by a minimum 15-day delay before the conclave could legally begin (per UDG 37), meant that the Church was to be, de facto, leaderless for over a month,...
  • Cardinal joins in Muslim prayer in the Great Mosque of Lyon

    02/25/2013 10:47:31 AM PST · by Gillibrand · 57 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 25/02/2013 | Chris Gillibrand
    The Archbishop of Lyon, Philippe Cardinal Barbarin visited the Grand Mosque of Lyon, and there prayed for the release of a seven-member French family who has been kidnapped in Cameroon and is held hostage. "Does Allah hear the prayers more than our Lord Jesus Christ?," asks the French website Riposte Catholique
  • Catholic Word of the Day: INDIRECT SUICIDE, 02-25-13

    02/25/2013 8:24:45 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 02-25-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):INDIRECT SUICIDE Allowing one's death without directly intending it. Thus a person does not want to die but permits death in the pursuit of some laudable objective that he foresees will be fatal to his life. Among the reasons considered sufficient to permit indirect suicide are the common good, e.g., soldiers fighting for their country, and the spiritual good, e.g., a priest administering the sacraments to those suffering from contagious disease. See Also: DIRECT SUICIDE All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] I have seen the enemy and he is amongst us...

    02/25/2013 8:16:19 AM PST · by Tefilo · 8 replies
    Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you. I want to provide you with a link to a troubling essay written by Father Dariusz Oko, a Polish priest. Iwill not comment, but I think you ought to read it. This is an excerpt: The Holy See ... has given us a clear sign, a direction on how such problems should be solved. Concealing the behaviour of dishonest persons, which will sooner or later be exposed anyway, destroys the authority of the Church. The faithful spontaneously ask about the reliability of a community which tolerates such arrangements. If we make an...
  • Cardinal Keith O'Brien Resigns as Archbishop [UK]

    02/25/2013 7:14:37 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/25/13 | Robert Pigott
    Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, is stepping down as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church. It follows claims, which he contests, of inappropriate behaviour towards priests dating back to the 1980s. In a statement, the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh apologised to those he had offended for "failures" during his ministry. The cardinal also confirmed he would not take part in the papal election. This means Britain will be unrepresented in the election of a new pontiff. The Vatican confirmed the cardinal has stepped down from his post. The Scottish Catholic Media Office said Pope...
  • Dorothy Day: Anarcho-Capitalist, Perhaps

    02/25/2013 6:57:30 AM PST · by ubipetrusest · 12 replies
    American Catholic ^ | February 17, 2011 | Bonchamps
    [Someone]brought my attention to the [recent] tug of war ... over the legacy of Dorothy Day ... between pro and anti-capitalists. The Catholic Worker has criticized both the NY Times and Fr. Robert Sirico of the Acton Institute on Day-related matters. Liberals cant claim her ... because she was anti-abortion and loyal to Church teaching, obviously never having gone the way of radical disobedient feminism. But conservatives and libertarians cant claim her either because she rejected capitalism.... Or did she? As best I can tell, she neither practiced it or preached it as a way of life.... If you dont...
  • The 'strictest' secrecy: a look at how conclaves work

    02/25/2013 5:05:51 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | February 24, 2013
    St. Peter's Square. Credit: Camille King (CC BY-SA 2.0). Vatican City, Feb 24, 2013 / 01:12 pm (CNA).- Pope Benedict XVI's successor will soon be elected during a conclave, a secret vote of cardinals that will occur in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel next month. The number of cardinal-electors, who will travel to Rome from across the globe, is limited to 120, and only those cardinals who are not yet 80 are allowed to vote in the conclave. Conclaves are events of “the strictest secrecy,” to preserve the impartiality of proceedings. Cardinal-electors must “promise, pledge and maintain rigorous secrecy”...
  • Sounds of Hawks ~ Prayerful Singing

    02/25/2013 4:52:31 AM PST · by Revski · 1 replies
    This animated video of a US red shoulder hawk & Northwestern rough legged hawk and there cry, brook fish, farm pig, Galapagos tortoise and bullfrogs singing the chorus to the hymn, "Revive Us Again", are to inspire faith in Jesus our Lord & His view.
  • Pope will change rule for conclave date tomorrow [today]

    02/25/2013 4:46:09 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    cna ^ | February 24, 2013 | David Uebbing
    Pope Benedict XVI rests at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo in July 2010. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano - Vatican Pool via Getty Images. Vatican City, Feb 24, 2013 / 03:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI will issue a motu proprio on Feb. 25, clearing the way for the College of Cardinals to choose a date in early March to begin the conclave for electing his successor. According to sources at the Vatican, Pope Benedict plans to publish a declaration on Monday that will enable the cardinals to select a date that is early than the 15-day waiting period...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/25/13)[Prayer]

    02/25/2013 4:42:16 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/25/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New JourneyThe Names of God in The Scriptures YHVH Hashopet - The LORD the Judge (Judges 11:27) Therefore I have not sinned against thee, but thou doest me wrong to war against me. The Lord, the Judge, be judge this day between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - February 25, 2013 [Devotional]

    02/25/2013 4:38:34 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    Email ^ | 2/25/13 | Joel Osteen
    Hit the Delete Button Today's Scripture Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. (Isaiah 43:18, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Our minds work a lot like a computer. The way we program it will determine how its going to function. You can have the most expensive, powerful computer you can find, but if you load the wrong software, its not going to perform at its best. In the same way, many people are not living a victorious life, not because there is something wrong with them, but because of what has been programmed in...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 25, 2013]

    02/25/2013 4:37:42 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Destitution of Service ". . . though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved" —2 Corinthians 12:15 Natural human love expects something in return. But Paul is saying, “It doesn’t really matter to me whether you love me or not. I am willing to be completely destitute anyway; willing to be poverty-stricken, not just for your sakes, but also that I may be able to get you to God.” “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor . . .”...
  • Prayer request

    02/25/2013 4:04:22 AM PST · by redgolum · 27 replies
    A family close to us just lost their daughter at birth. Doctors do not know what happened. They are, as expected, devastated. Please pray for them in this difficult time. She was full term, and the check up on Tuesday showed that the little girl was fine and doing well.