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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-14-17, M, St. John of the Cross, Priest & Doctor/Church

    12/13/2017 8:55:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-14-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 14, 2017 Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Is 41:13-20 I am the LORD, your God,who grasp your right hand;It is I who say to you, "Fear not,I will help you."Fear not, O worm Jacob,O maggot Israel;I will help you, says the LORD;your redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.I will make of you a threshing sledge,sharp, new, and double-edged,To thresh the mountains and crush them,to make the hills like chaff.When you winnow them, the wind shall carry them offand the storm shall scatter them.But you shall rejoice in...
  • Saints season-ticket holder sues for refund over player protests: 'One way or another they'll pay'

    12/13/2017 12:04:15 PM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    New Orleans Advocate ^ | 12/12/2017 | Chad Calder
    A Morgan City man is suing the New Orleans Saints for a refund on his season tickets because some players have disrespected the national anthem before games this season. Lee Dragna filed a lawsuit Monday in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna seeking a refund for the tickets as well as attorney’s fees, claiming the protest by some players against police brutality and racial injustice has prevented him and his family from enjoying the games. Dragna said he hasn’t attended a game since the first home game of the 2017 season against the New England Patriots, on Sept. 17, when...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Veronica Giuliani, 07-10-17

    12/13/2017 11:41:08 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Statue of Saint Veronica Giuliani | Mercatello sul Metauro, Marches, Italie | photo by Adri08Saint Veronica Giuliani Saint of the Day for July 10 (December 27, 1660 – July 9, 1727)  Saint Veronica Giuliani’s Story Veronica’s desire to be like Christ crucified was answered with the stigmata.Veronica was born in Mercatelli, Italy. It is said that when her mother Benedetta was dying she called her five daughters to her bedside and entrusted each of them to one of the five wounds of Jesus. Veronica was entrusted to the wound below Christ’s heart.At the age...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions, 07-09-17

    12/13/2017 11:36:22 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-09-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Stained glass window of Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and companions | The Hong Kong Catholic Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception | photo by hugo poon Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions Saint of the Day for July 9 (d. 1648 – 1930)  Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions’ Story Christianity arrived in China by way of Syria in the 600s. Depending on China’s relations with the outside world, Christianity over the centuries was free to grow or was forced to operate secretly.The 120 martyrs in this group died between 1648 and 1930. Eighty-seven of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-13-17, M, St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

    12/12/2017 8:39:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-13-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 13, 2017 Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr Reading 1 Is 40:25-31 To whom can you liken me as an equal?says the Holy One.Lift up your eyes on highand see who has created these things:He leads out their army and numbers them,calling them all by name.By his great might and the strength of his powernot one of them is missing!Why, O Jacob, do you say,and declare, O Israel,"My way is hidden from the LORD,and my right is disregarded by my God"? Do you not knowor have you not heard?The LORD is the eternal God,creator of the ends...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-09-17, OM, St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin

    12/08/2017 9:02:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-09-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 9, 2017 Saturday of the First Week of Advent Reading 1 Is 30:19-21, 23-26 Thus says the Lord GOD,the Holy One of Israel:O people of Zion, who dwell in Jerusalem,no more will you weep;He will be gracious to you when you cry out,as soon as he hears he will answer you.The Lord will give you the bread you needand the water for which you thirst.No longer will your Teacher hide himself,but with your own eyes you shall see your Teacher,While from behind, a voice shall sound in your ears:"This is the way; walk in it,"when you would turn...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-07-17, M, St. Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    12/06/2017 9:25:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-07-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 7, 2017 Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Is 26:1-6 On that day they will sing this song in the land of Judah: "A strong city have we;he sets up walls and ramparts to protect us.Open up the gatesto let in a nation that is just,one that keeps faith.A nation of firm purpose you keep in peace;in peace, for its trust in you." Trust in the LORD forever!For the LORD is an eternal Rock.He humbles those in high places,and the lofty city he brings down;He tumbles it to the ground,levels it with...
  • Punch a Heretic Day or the Feast of St Nicholas [Catholic/Orthodox and Arianism Caucus]

    12/06/2017 4:06:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Fr Ray Blake's Blog ^ | 12/5/2014 | Fr Ray Blake
    I like this.  I know you will say to me we can't do this today, we have to find the odd Arian and embrace him. We can't call people Pelagians, 'Porridge eating scumbags' or pultibus Scottorum praegravatus, which is too racist for modern sensibilities to be translated into the vernacular. St Nicholas is another of those Advent saints who insist on being faithful to the Trinity and Incarnation. I love the old European custom of St Nicholas going around bishops houses disguised as a small child and demanding to know if they have been good in the past year and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-06-17, OM, St. Nicholas, Bishop

    12/05/2017 8:05:09 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-06-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 6, 2017 Wednesday of the First Week of Advent Reading 1 Is 25:6-10a On this mountain the LORD of hostswill provide for all peoplesA feast of rich food and choice wines,juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines.On this mountain he will destroythe veil that veils all peoples,The web that is woven over all nations;he will destroy death forever.The Lord GOD will wipe awaythe tears from all faces;The reproach of his people he will removefrom the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken. On that day it will be said:"Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us!This...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Gregory Grassi and Companions, 07-08-17

    12/05/2017 6:55:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-08-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Images from Whitworth University | Whitworth Digital Commons Saint Gregory Grassi and Companions Saint of the Day for July 8 (d. July 9, 1900)  Saint Gregory Grassi and Companions’ Story Christian missionaries have often gotten caught in the crossfire of wars against their own countries. When the governments of Britain, Germany, Russia, and France forced substantial territorial concessions from the Chinese in 1898, anti-foreign sentiment grew very strong among many Chinese people.Gregory Grassi was born in Italy in 1833, ordained in 1856, and sent to China five years later. Gregory was later ordained Bishop...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions, 07-07-17

    12/05/2017 6:50:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-07-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Stained glass window in St. Peter church | Jaffa | photo by yiftah-s Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions Saint of the Day for July 7 (1804 – 1860)  Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions’ Story Not much is known of the early life of Emmanuel Ruiz, but details of his heroic death in defense of the faith have come down to us.Born of humble parents in Santander, Spain, he became a Franciscan priest and served as a missionary in Damascus. This was at a time when anti-Christian riots shook Syria and thousands lost their lives...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Maria Goretti, 07-06-17

    12/05/2017 6:38:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-06-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Stained glass window of Saint Maria Goretti | Reinhard MüllerSaint of the Day for July 6 (October 16, 1890 – July 6, 1902)  Saint Maria Goretti’s Story One of the largest crowds ever assembled for a canonization—250,000—symbolized the reaction of millions touched by the simple story of Maria Goretti.She was the daughter of a poor Italian tenant farmer, had no chance to go to school, never learned to read or write. When Maria made her First Communion not long before her death at age 12, she was one of the larger and somewhat backward...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Anthony Zaccaria, 07-05-17

    12/05/2017 6:30:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-05-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Sculpture of Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria, at St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican | Cesare AureliSaint Anthony Zaccaria Saint of the Day for July 5 (1502 – July 5, 1539)  Saint Anthony Zaccaria’s Story At the same time that Martin Luther was attacking abuses in the Church, a reformation within the Church was already being attempted. Among the early movers of the Counter-Reformation was Anthony Zaccaria. His mother became a widow at 18, and devoted herself to the spiritual education of her son. He received a medical doctorate at 22, and while working among the poor...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Elizabeth of Portugal, 07-04-17

    12/05/2017 6:13:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 07-04-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Santa Isabel de Portugal | Francisco de Zurbarán Saint Elizabeth of Portugal Saint of the Day for July 4 (1271 – July 4, 1336)  Saint Elizabeth of Portugal’s Story Elizabeth is usually depicted in royal garb with a dove or an olive branch. At her birth in 1271, her father Pedro III, future king of Aragon, was reconciled with his father James, the reigning monarch. This proved to be a portent of things to come. Under the healthful influences surrounding her early years, she quickly learned self-discipline and acquired a taste for spirituality.Thus fortunately...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-04-17, OM, St. John Damascene, Priest & Doctor/Church

    12/03/2017 8:03:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-04-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 4, 2017 Monday of the First Week of Advent Reading 1 Is 2:1-5 This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz,saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. In days to come,The mountain of the LORD's houseshall be established as the highest mountainand raised above the hills.All nations shall stream toward it;many peoples shall come and say:"Come, let us climb the LORD's mountain,to the house of the God of Jacob,That he may instruct us in his ways,and we may walk in his paths."For from Zion shall go forth instruction,and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.He shall judge between the nations,and impose...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-30-17, FEAST, St. Andrew, Apostle

    11/30/2017 7:10:06 AM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-30-17 | Revised New American Bible
    November 30, 2017 Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle Reading 1 Rom 10:9-18 Brothers and sisters:If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lordand believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,you will be saved.For one believes with the heart and so is justified,and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.The Scripture says,No one who believes in him will be put to shame.There is no distinction between Jew and Greek;the same Lord is Lord of all,enriching all who call upon him.For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But...
  • Catholic Caucus - 40 English martyrs you may not know

    11/27/2017 7:26:06 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 10.25.17 | Philip Kosloski
    These saints were killed for their faith during a dark time in England's history. After King Henry VIII proclaimed himself supreme head of the Church in England and Wales, a violent wave of anti-Catholic persecution began — and lasted over a century. It started with the executions of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, but didn’t end there. Hundreds were killed between 1535 and 1679; the Church recognized the heroism of 40 martyrs from England and Wales in a canonization ceremony on October 25, 1970. (Later, a separate feast on May 4 was created to recognize the 284 canonized or beatified...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-25-17, OM, St. Catherine of Alexandria

    11/24/2017 9:47:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-25-17 | Revised New American Bible
    November 25, 2017 Saturday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Mc 6:1-13 As King Antiochus was traversing the inland provinces,he heard that in Persia there was a city called Elymais,famous for its wealth in silver and gold,and that its temple was very rich,containing gold helmets, breastplates, and weaponsleft there by Alexander, son of Philip,king of Macedon, the first king of the Greeks.He went therefore and tried to capture and pillage the city.But he could not do so,because his plan became known to the people of the citywho rose up in battle against him.So he retreated...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-24-17, M, St. Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest & Companions, Martyrs

    11/23/2017 10:37:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-24-17 | Revised New American Bible
    November 24, 2017 Memorial of Saint Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs Reading 1 1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59 Judas and his brothers said,"Now that our enemies have been crushed,let us go up to purify the sanctuary and rededicate it."So the whole army assembled, and went up to Mount Zion. Early in the morning on the twenty-fifth day of the ninth month,that is, the month of Chislev,in the year one hundred and forty-eight,they arose and offered sacrifice according to the lawon the new altar of burnt offerings that they had made. On the anniversary of the day on which the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-23-17, St. Clement I, St. Miguel Augustin Pro, Thanksgiving

    11/22/2017 8:48:42 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-23-17 | Revised New American Bible
    November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Day The following are a selection of the readings that may be used on this day. Reading 1 Sir 50:22-24 And now, bless the God of all,who has done wondrous things on earth;Who fosters people's growth from their mother's womb,and fashions them according to his will!May he grant you joy of heartand may peace abide among you;May his goodness toward us endure in Israelto deliver us in our days. Responsorial Psalm Ps 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 R. (see 1) I will praise your name for ever, Lord.Every day will I bless you,and I will...