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  • 4 Reasons To Have A Crucifix In Your Home

    04/10/2020 10:01:05 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 72 replies
    4 Reasons To Have A Crucifix In Your Home 1. We should have a crucifix in our homes because the saints have set this example for us. 2. It reminds us not to run from the tough stuff. 3. Our home is a “domestic church,” and it is a holy place. 4. The crucifix is a constant reminder that Christ has conquered sin and death, and ultimately conquered evil. Read more:
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 4/6/2020

    04/06/2020 7:58:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/6/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Late Breaking News from Australia where its Tuesday. The child sex abuse convictions of Australia's Cardinal George Pell have been overturned.... Lack of agreement on preliminary targets to cut oil production holding up the OPEC+ nations from starting their talks... But other talks between Russia and Saudi Arabia are moving forward.... In Iraq early this morning rockets struck a facility connected with foreign oil firms operating in Iraq including the American Haliburton... There's a report that an American military officer has been killed in an ambush in northeastern Syria.... Easter is coming this Sunday and in Idaho Ammon Bundy and...
  • Despite OK from [Florida Governor] DeSantis, Miami Archbishop Says There Will Be No Easter Masses

    04/02/2020 6:02:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/1/20 | Devoun Cetoute
    The Archbishop of Miami on Wednesday strongly told his priests not to conduct any drive-by confessions, no palm pickups in front of church for Palm Sunday and no in-person Masses on Easter Sunday. “It is not prudent for parishes to plan any activity that would encourage people to leave their homes,” Archbishop Thomas Wenski wrote in a statement he delivered to his priests Wednesday morning. “Therefore, parishes are not to offer ‘drive-through’ palms, confessions or Holy Communion or any similar type of activity.” He said the activities would be curtailed over the next two weeks, including through Holy Week, which...
  • Pope Francis: If You Can’t Get to Confession, You Can Confess Directly to God

    03/25/2020 12:54:17 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 402 replies
    Quarantine guidelines are forcing every institution to rethink its praxis, and that holds extra true for the mother of all institutions: the Catholic Church. On Friday, Pope Francis addressed the faithful worldwide who can’t go to confession because of their community’s self-isolation rules and the fact that, in many cases, churches have shuttered to flatten the curve. The Pope encouraged Catholics not to worry, assuring them that they can “go to God directly.” “This is the right time, the opportune moment, said the Pope. “An act of contrition done well, and our souls will become white like the snow.” Italy...
  • Pope Francis: Coronavirus Pandemic Is Nature ‘Throwing a Tantrum’

    03/23/2020 6:15:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 23, 2020 | Thomas D. Williams
    Pope Francis: Coronavirus Pandemic Is Nature ‘Throwing a Tantrum’ ROME — Pope Francis told a Spanish journalist Sunday that nature never forgives and the coronavirus pandemic is nature’s cry for humans to take better care of creation. Asked by a Spanish journalist via Skype whether the COVID-19 pandemic is nature’s way of taking “revenge” on humanity, the pontiff suggested that nature is calling for attention.“There’s a saying, which you have heard: ‘God always forgives. We sometimes forgive. Nature never forgives,’” the pope said. “Fires, earthquakes … nature is throwing a tantrum so that we will take care of her.”
  • Coronavirus Threat Cancels Event Celebrating Pope's Anniversary

    03/10/2020 6:12:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    WASHINGTON — Due to coronavirus threats in the U.S., the U.S. apostolic nuncio and the permanent observer of the Holy See to the Organization of American States have canceled a celebration scheduled for March 13 to mark the seventh anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. The announcement was made March 9 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, who said the cancellation was a "prudent action" that was being taken "as a precaution in consideration of the information provided by national and local health officials." "There are no cases of the virus here at the nunciature,"...
  • French Bishop: Fear the 'Epidemic of Fear' More Than Coronavirus

    03/08/2020 5:14:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Belley, France, Mar 4, 2020 / 04:37 pm (CNA).- People should be more concerned about the epidemic of fear than the coronavirus outbreak, Bishop Pascal Roland of Belley-Ars has said. “More than the epidemic of coronavirus, we should fear the epidemic of fear! For my part, I refuse to yield to the collective panic and to subject myself to the principle of precaution that seems to be moving the civil institutions,” Bishop Roland wrote in a column at his diocesan website. “So I don't intend to issue any specific instructions for my diocese. Are Christians going to stop gathering together...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/6/2020 Newsdump Friday

    03/06/2020 11:50:55 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/6/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Former President Bill Clinton has something to say about Monica Lewinsky, a staff shakeup at the White House and a publisher backs away from the memoir of film director Woody Allen but first.... Another crackdown on elites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launched by the country's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. High ranking members of the royal family under arrest reportedly for treason plotting a coup.... President Trump changing the White House Chief of Staff... From northwestern Syria the cease-fire agreed to by the Russian and Turkish presidents appears to be holding but.... In Portland, Oregon...
  • New Poll Asks Catholics What They Believe About Abortion

    02/27/2020 6:01:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 43 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 2/24/20 | Matt Hadro
    The poll of 1,512 Catholic registered voters was conducted between Jan. 28 - Feb. 4, 2020, and surveyed U.S. Catholic opinion on a range of subjects, including political affiliation, preferred presidential candidate, the morality of abortion, and religious practices.WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the Catholic Church teaches that procuring an abortion is always immoral, a majority of U.S. Catholics do not believe abortion is intrinsically evil and say it should be legal in all or most cases. According to a RealClear Opinion Research poll sponsored by EWTN and published on Monday, 47% of Catholics in the U.S. believe abortion is “intrinsically...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-27-20

    02/26/2020 11:17:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies ^ | 02-27-20 | Revised New American Bible
    February 27 2020 Thursday after Ash Wednesday Reading 1 Dt 30:15-20 Moses said to the people: “Today I have set before you life 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-24-20

    02/23/2020 9:10:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies ^ | 02-24-20 | Revised New American Bible
    February 24 2020 Monday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jas 3:13-18 Beloved: Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show his works by a good life in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. Wisdom of this kind does not come down from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every foul practice. But the wisdom from above is first of all pure,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-22-20, FEAST, The Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle

    02/21/2020 10:06:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies ^ | 02-22-20 | Revised New American Bible
    February 22 2020 Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle Reading 1 1 Pt 5:1-4 Beloved: I exhort the presbyters among you, as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christ and one who has a share in the glory to be revealed. Tend the flock of God in your midst, overseeing not by constraint but willingly, as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly. Do not lord it over those assigned to you, but be examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd is revealed, you will receive the unfading crown...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Austrian diocese sues father of six for refusing to pay Church tax

    02/21/2020 6:40:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 21, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    [Catholic Caucus] Austrian diocese sues father of six for refusing to pay Church tax The father opposes the promotion of homosexuality and gender ideology, which he says is running rampant in his diocese. FELDKIRCH, Austria, February 21, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — The Austrian diocese of Feldkirch is taking a father of six to court for refusing to pay the Church tax. The father, who remains anonymous, argued that he could not pay the tax in good conscience because of the diocese’s involvement in the promotion of homosexuality and gender ideology. As reported by faithful Catholic news website, the father...
  • Harrisburg Catholic Diocese Declares Bankruptcy, the First to Do So in Pa. Under Weight of Clergy Sex-Abuse Claims

    02/21/2020 6:44:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2/19/20 | Jeremy Roebuck and Angela Couloumbis
    HARRISBURG — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, becoming the first diocese in the state to seek protection from financial claims in the aftermath of a 2018 grand jury report that revealed decades of sexual abuse and cover-up by the church’s top leaders. And, said a lawyer for the diocese, it’s not likely to be the last. Citing the fallout from that probe and recent court decisions that opened new avenues for some victims with time-barred claims to sue, attorney Matt Haverstick said Harrisburg, like each of the state’s eight other Catholic dioceses, faces the prospect...
  • Priest: Pope’s Amazon exhortation is ‘Trojan horse’ for female ministry, married priests

    02/16/2020 11:25:04 AM PST · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 14, 2020 | Fr. Frank Unterhalt
    Priest: Pope’s Amazon exhortation is ‘Trojan horse’ for female ministry, married priests February 14, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Amazonia is known for its sometimes fairy tale–like landscape, which is often shrouded in deep fog. What seems romantic at first glance tempts many to start dreaming. But the panorama has a big shadow side. That side is to be found everywhere where the cloudy haze blocks the full light. Missionaries report that deadly dangers are difficult to recognize in this scenery. So the fog often brings a deceptive situation. When it dissolves the whole reality of the Amazon becomes visible. The...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis’s Silence, Ratzinger's Tears, and That Never-Published Statement of His

    02/12/2020 5:25:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | February 12, 2020 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis’s Silence, Ratzinger's Tears, and That Never-Published Statement of His What is most striking in the post-synodal apostolic exhortation “Querida Amazonia,” made public today, February 12 2020, is its total silence on the most anticipated and controversial issue: the ordination of married men.Not even the word “celibacy” appears in it. Pope Francis desires “to configure ministry in such a way that it is at the service of a more frequent celebration of the Eucharist, even in the remotest and most isolated communities” (no. 86). But he reiterates (no. 88) that only the ordained priest can celebrate the Eucharist,...
  • Pope Francis calls tax cuts for the wealthy a 'structure of sin' as he tells a Vatican conference the 'rich world can and must end poverty'

    02/10/2020 3:24:44 AM PST · by servo1969 · 72 replies ^ | 2-6-2020 | RYAN FAHEY
    Pope Francis has called tax cuts for the wealthy a 'structure of sin' before telling a conference at the Vatican the 'rich world can and must end poverty'. At a seminar on economic inclusion hosted by the Church on Wednesday, Francis insisted that poverty could be beaten if the world's rich play a full part in ending inequality. 'Today’s structures of sin include repeated tax cuts for the richest people, often justified in the name of investment and development,' Francis told the meeting organized by the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences. 'We are neither condemned to inequality nor to paralysis...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-09-20, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    02/08/2020 8:12:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies ^ | 02-09-20 | Revised New American Bible
    February 9, 2020 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 IS 58:7-10 Thus says the LORD: Share your bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless; clothe the naked when you see them, and do not turn your back on your own. Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your wound shall quickly be healed; your vindication shall go before you, and the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer, you shall cry for help, and he will say: Here I am! If...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-08-20, OM, St. Jerome Emiliani, St. Josephine Bakhita, Virgin

    02/07/2020 10:26:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies ^ | 02-08-20 | Revised New American Bible
    February 8, 2020 Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time 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,...
  • Did You Help the Saints of Old to Become Holy?

    02/06/2020 9:17:14 AM PST · by Salvation · 106 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-05-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on February 5, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope Did You Help the Saints of Old to Become Holy? There is a remarkable statement at the end of the eleventh chapter of the Letter to the Hebrews. It speaks to the unity of the mystical Body of Christ and to the treasury of merit, which extends both backward and forward in time. Hebrews 11 is devoted to reciting the glory of many Old Testament saints. That litany concludes with the following verses:These were all commended for their faith, yet they did not receive what was promised. Since God had...