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  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Cyprian, Martyr; and Saint Justina, Virgin and Martyr (Gueranger)

    09/25/2018 9:01:36 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Simple “WHOSOEVER YE BE that are seduced by the mysteries of the demons, none of you can equal the zeal I once had for these false gods, nor my researches into their secrets, nor the vain power they had communicated to me, to me Cyprian, who from my infancy was given up to the service of the dragon in the citadel of Minerva. Learn from me the deceitfulness of their illusions. A virgin has proved to me that their power is but smoke. The king of the demons was arrested at the door of a mere child, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-26-18, OM, Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs

    09/25/2018 9:00:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 09-26-18 | Revised New American Bible
    September 26, 2018 Wednesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Prv 30:5-9 Every word of God is tested;he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.Add nothing to his words,lest he reprove you, and you will be exposed as a deceiver. Two things I ask of you,deny them not to me before I die:Put falsehood and lying far from me,give me neither poverty nor riches;provide me only with the food I need;Lest, being full, I deny you,saying, "Who is the LORD?"Or, being in want, I steal,and profane the name of my God. Responsorial Psalm...

    09/25/2018 8:31:54 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 12 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/25/2018
    "THE BATTLE BELONGS TO THE LORD” Our Most Holy Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth, Our Strong Tower, We Honor and Praise Your Holy Name, A war is waging in America that we cannot fight in the flesh. There is a męlée for the mindset of America. Many in this country are handing over the keys to our sovereignty by giving satan a stronghold in the affairs of our nation. We pray, Father God, for leaders who are right with You and are performing their duties in sync with our Constitution rather than their own agendas. Help us to...
  • ‘Roman Catholic Faithful’ Confronts Cardinal Cupich Over Clerical Sex Abuse

    09/25/2018 7:03:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 9/25/18 | Stephen Wynne
    Demanding release of documents exposing archdiocesan homosexual networkPETERSBURG, Ill. ( - Newly revived activist group Roman Catholic Faithful (RCF) is challenging Chicago Cdl. Blase Cupich and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to collaborate in its effort to compel the release of secret documents testifying to the archdiocesan homosexual network and its role in covering up sexual predation against young men and minors. In a Monday press release, RCF President and Founder Stephen Brady stated, "A number of persons have raised issues regarding the late Cardinal [Joseph] Bernardin's alleged homosexual abuse of seminarians and of other young men." "We want all...
  • First Orthodox Church Complex Opens in Chechnya

    09/25/2018 6:54:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 9/25/18
    Chechnya’s first Orthodox church complex, including in addition to the church a parish school, a refectory, and a rectory for the priest and his family was inaugurated on Saturday in the Cossack village of Shelkovskaya in the northeast of the Russian republic. The new Church of the Great Martyr St. Barbara was built on the site where a church of the same name had stood until it was destroyed by the soviets in 1937. The village is also celebrating its 300th anniversary this year, according to the site of the Makhachkala Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church. The opening ceremony...
  • Fr. James Martin: Those Who Oppose my Vatican ‘Approved’ Pro-LGBT Message Aren’t ‘Orthodox’

    09/25/2018 6:47:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/25/18 | Doug Mainwaring
    ATLANTA, Ga., September 25, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-LGBT Jesuit priest and Vatican advisor Fr. James Martin is suggesting that those who oppose his message of affirmation to homosexuals are not only going against the "Vatican," but they are not “orthodox.” In a tweet sent out on Monday, Martin criticized dozens of Catholics in Atlanta, Georgia for protesting Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s invitation to the pro-LGBT priest to speak at two local parishes next month. Martin trotted out three arguments as proofs of his orthodoxy, attempting to turn the tables on those who object to his efforts to normalize homosexuality within the...
  • Read and Weep: Soviet Style “Psych” Tactics Used Against Priests by Bishops.

    09/25/2018 6:41:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 9/25/18 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    What I am about to post, read carefully. Over the last few months I have been contacted by diocesan priests (and a religious) who were being sent by their bishops (superior) to be “evaluated” at one of these psych clinics for clergy. The most (in)famous of these in these USA is St. Luke’s in Maryland. The pattern is alarmingly similar. The priest has some sort of dust up in the parish (or wherever). For example, a woman gets angry because he preached about contraception, someone claims that he as “boundary issues”, somebody on the staff says that he is “cold”...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Men of Lawlessness

    09/25/2018 5:49:16 PM PDT · by sitetest · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | September 25, 2018 | Douglas Farrow
    St. Paul tells us in 2 Thessalonians that the Day of the Lord cannot come “unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness, the son of perdition,” is revealed. But “the mystery of lawlessness is already at work,” he adds. The man who gives full expression to that mystery, who completes the evolution of lawless humanity and leads its final rebellion, is the last but not by any means the first such man. Therefore, Paul’s warning is as useful today as at the end of the age. Paramount Leader Xi Jinping is one such man of lawlessness. He...
  • 2 Timothy Ch. 3

    09/25/2018 5:33:23 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 2 replies
    1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever...
  • [Cath Cauc] Fr. Ryan holds “Listening Session” at Holy Trinity over Fr. Lehrberger homily

    09/25/2018 4:03:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    anksoftheTrinity ^ | September 25, 2018 | unknown
    Fr. Ryan holds “Listening Session” at Holy Trinity over Fr. Lehrberger homily DALLAS, 9/25/2018 - Fr. Milton Ryan, CM, held a “listening session” at Holy Trinity (Dallas) after the 5pm Sunday Mass regarding the homily given by Fr. James Lehrberger, O Cist, last week.  On Wednesday Fr. Ryan announced the meeting via email in response to his congregation’s reaction to the Cistercian’s homily, during which 1/3 to ˝ of the congregation walked out.Before the meeting, Fr. Ryan stated that this would be a time for people to say what they feel, what they think, what they need, and what they...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saints Louis Martin and Zélie Guerin, 09-25-18

    09/25/2018 3:13:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Blessed Louis and Marie Zelie Guerin Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux. (CNS photo/Sanctuary of Lisieux) Saints Louis Martin and Zélie Guerin Saint of the Day for September 25 (August 22, 1823 – July 29, 1894; December 23, 1831 – August 28, 1877)  Saints Louis Martin and Zélie Guerin’s Story Born into a military family in Bordeaux, Louis trained to become a watchmaker. His desire to join a religious community went unfulfilled because he didn’t know Latin. Moving to Normandy, he met the highly-skilled lace maker, Zélie Guerin, who also had been disappointed in her...
  • The largest 40 Days for Life campaign in history starts TOMORROW in 415 cities -- Sept. 26 - Nov. 4

    09/25/2018 2:54:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    40 Days for Life ^ | 09-25-18 | Shawn Carney and team
    A Congressman at Planned Parenthood September 25, 2018 Are you ready?The largest 40 Days for Life campaign in history starts TOMORROW in 415 cities!I was recently joined by Congressman Kevin Brady, chairman of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, at the Houston vigil site.Rep. Brady is a 40 Days for Life vigil participant and the father of two adopted children. We were in front of the largest abortion facility in the western hemisphere to encourage YOU to sign up to pray at your local vigil:To view my interview with Rep. Brady, click here or visit is on...
  • LIVE with David Wood: The Art of Scrutinizing Islam

    09/25/2018 12:06:25 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    The Apostate Prophet ^ | September 25, 2018 | David Wood
    David Wood is a former Atheist, current Christian apologist and a sharp but fair critic of Islam. He publishes episodes on Islam on his YouTube Channel Acts17Apologetics While David and I have differences in our beliefs, our moral standards, and the motivations behind our criticism of Islam, I like the way he criticizes Islam, the knowledge he possesses, and his attitude toward Muslims and other people. Join us for a very interesting exchange of ideas.
  • Mega-pastor smears God of the Jews

    09/25/2018 10:56:13 AM PDT · by OddLane · 51 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | September 24, 2018 | WND
    Despite the fact that God expresses His love for the righteous throughout the Old Testament – Jew and gentile alike – in a new book, one of America’s biggest mega-pastors claims the Hebrew Scriptures portray Him as “unapproachable,” living behind a curtain with love reserved only “for His covenant people,” suggesting He is a different deity than the one portrayed in the New Testament. It’s the latest shocking suggestion from Andy Stanley, whose suburban Atlanta congregation exceed 34,000 attendees and a national following. He writes in “Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed on the World,” released last week, that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] "This Is All I Can Do Now" - Applying a Our Current Crisis

    09/25/2018 9:50:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-24-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    “This Is All I Can Do Now” - Applying a Practice of St. Catherine of Siena to Our Current Crisis Msgr. Charles Pope • September 24, 2018 • St Catherine before the Pope at Avignon, Giovanni di Paulo (1460)Many Catholics have struggled to find a voice that has been nearly washed out of us by our training. We remember a time when it was unthinkable to criticize a priest; those who did were quickly rebuked, with little opportunity for explanation. Bishops and especially the Pope were not to be questioned let alone criticized. We have now seen the sometimes-horrifying...
  • October 4th: Generation NEXT This Is For You: Bring Your Bible To School Day

    09/25/2018 8:47:16 AM PDT · by Virginia Christian Alliance · 2 replies
    Virginia Christian Alliance ^ | September 25, 2018 | Linda Wall
    Linda Wall "Bring Your Bible To School Day" October 4th (hashtag #BringYourBible).Being a Christian is more than going to a building on Sundays. It’s about becoming Christ-like and sharing the message of Jesus to others. During the next two weeks, the Virginia Christian Alliance will send out helpful ideas to assist you in participating in “Bring Your Bible To School Day”. On October 4th, you have an opportunity to introduce your classmates to the Bible, God’s Word. The spokesperson for this year’s Bring Your Bible To School Day is Sadie Robertson. Here is her message to you. CLICK HERE  [embed][/embed]...
  • [Cath Cauc] Ignatius Press founder to Pope Francis: ‘Be a man. Stand up and answer’...

    09/25/2018 8:40:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 24, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    SAN FRANCISCO, September 24, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The founder of U.S. Catholic publishing house Ignatius Press has called for Pope Francis to answer Archbishop Viganň’s allegations that he knowingly promoted an American cardinal accused of abusing seminarians and priests.  Father Joseph Fessio, SJ, told CNN that he finds the pontiff’s refusal to give an answer “deplorable”. In recent weeks, commentators have interpreted Pope Francis’ homilies about “the Great Accuser” and Christ’s “silence” as coded commentary on the Vatican whistleblower’s testimony and the pontiff’s own reluctance to answer it.  “He’s attacking Viganň and everyone who is asking for answers,” Fessio told...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(9/25/18)[Prayer]

    09/25/2018 7:22:38 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 9/25/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Gospel of John 
 (New Testament) John 14 Jesus Comforts His Disciples 14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Cupich Must Go

    09/25/2018 7:13:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    According to a man who thinks he's a so-called transgender woman, the archbishop of Chicago is listening to him instead of his faithful priest, Fr. Paul Kalchik, the pastor of Resurrection Parish.  The biological man, who goes by the name Alexandra Whitney, started a Twitter storm over the weekend claiming to have the cardinal's ear in having Fr. Kalchik ousted: "I called and spoke to Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of the Diocese of Chicago. I shared my concerns with Cardinal Cupich about Fr. Kalchik's attacks on LGBTQ Catholics and how this priest is harming the Body of Christ." Whitney added, "Cardinal Cupich shared...
  • Butterfly, Botanist, or Bee?

    09/25/2018 6:53:33 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace To ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Take . . . the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (Eph. 6:17). Your attitude toward Scripture will determine your effectiveness in spiritual battle. I remember enjoying the observations of a perceptive man who was gazing at a beautiful garden. First he saw a butterfly flitting from flower to flower. It spent a few seconds on the edge of each, but derived no particular benefit from any of them. Next he saw a botanist with large notebook and microscope in hand. As the botanist carefully observed each flower and plant, he made copious entries in his...