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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-18-18, OM, St. Camillus de Lellis, Priest

    07/17/2018 10:43:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies ^ | 07-18-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 18, 2018 Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 10:5-7, 13b-16 Thus says the LORD:Woe to Assyria! My rod in anger,my staff in wrath.Against an impious nation I send him,and against a people under my wrath I order himTo seize plunder, carry off loot,and tread them down like the mud of the streets.But this is not what he intends,nor does he have this in mind;Rather, it is in his heart to destroy,to make an end of nations not a few. For he says:“By my own power I have done it,and by my wisdom, for...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Francis Solano, 07-17-18

    07/17/2018 6:12:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ |
    Franciscan Media Saint Francis SolanoImage: Saint Francis Solanus in Howard University School of Divinity | photo by Jim McIntoshSaint of the Day for July 17 (March 10, 1549 – July 14, 1610) Saint Francis Solano’s Story Francis came from a leading family in Andalusia, Spain. Perhaps it was his popularity as a student that enabled Francis in his teens to stop two duelists. He entered the Friars Minor in 1570, and after ordination enthusiastically sacrificed himself for others. His care for the sick during an epidemic drew so much admiration that he became embarrassed and asked to be sent...
  • Day by Day -- Saint for All, 07-16-18, Our Lady of Mount Carmel [Catholic Caucus]

    07/16/2018 6:36:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 07-16-18 |
    Franciscan Media Image: The Virgin of the Carmelitas | unknown Our Lady of Mount Carmel Saint of the Day for July 16 The Story of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Hermits lived on Mount Carmel near the Fountain of Elijah in northern Israel in the 12th century. They had a chapel dedicated to Our Lady. By the 13th century they became known as “Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.” They soon celebrated a special Mass and Office in honor of Mary. In 1726, it became a celebration of the universal Church under the title of Our Lady of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-14-18, M, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin

    07/13/2018 11:28:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 07-14-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 14, 2018 Memorial of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin Reading 1 Is 6:1-8 In the year King Uzziah died,I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne,with the train of his garment filling the temple.Seraphim were stationed above; each of them had six wings:with two they veiled their faces,with two they veiled their feet,and with two they hovered aloft. They cried one to the other,“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!All the earth is filled with his glory!”At the sound of that cry, the frame of the door shookand the house was filled with smoke. Then...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-13-18. OM, St. Henry

    07/12/2018 9:45:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 07-13-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 13, 2018 Friday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Hos 14:2-10 Thus says the LORD:Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God;you have collapsed through your guilt.Take with you words,and return to the LORD;Say to him, “Forgive all iniquity,and receive what is good, that we may renderas offerings the bullocks from our stalls.Assyria will not save us,nor shall we have horses to mount;We shall say no more, ‘Our god,’to the work of our hands;for in you the orphan finds compassion.”I will heal their defection, says the LORD,I will love them freely;for my wrath is turned...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-11-18, M, St. Benedict, Abbot

    07/10/2018 9:35:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 07-11-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 11, 2018 Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot Reading 1 Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12 Israel is a luxuriant vinewhose fruit matches its growth.The more abundant his fruit,the more altars he built;The more productive his land,the more sacred pillars he set up.Their heart is false,now they pay for their guilt;God shall break down their altarsand destroy their sacred pillars.If they would say,“We have no king”—Since they do not fear the LORD,what can the king do for them? The king of Samaria shall disappear,like foam upon the waters.The high places of Aven shall be destroyed,the sin of Israel;thorns and thistles shall...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-09-18, OM, St. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions, Martyrs

    07/08/2018 8:03:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies ^ | 07-09-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 9, 2018 Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Hos 2:16, 17c-18, 21-22 Thus says the LORD:I will allure her;I will lead her into the desertand speak to her heart.She shall respond there as in the days of her youth,when she came up from the land of Egypt. On that day, says the LORD,She shall call me “My husband,”and never again “My baal.” I will espouse you to me forever:I will espouse you in right and in justice,in love and in mercy;I will espouse you in fidelity,and you shall know the LORD. Responsorial Psalm pS 145:2-3,...
  • More women looking to become 'consecrated virgins,' Vatican says

    07/07/2018 3:43:41 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 67 replies
    St. Lucia Times ^ | July 7, 2018
    An increasing number Catholic women are taking life-long chastity vows in order to “dedicate themselves” to God, according to the Vatican. Consecrated virgins are unmarried women who pledge to remain celibate for their entire lives, eschewing romantic or sexual relationships to devote themselves exclusively to being mystical “brides of Christ”. Unlike nuns, they take on no role within the church. Instead of joining a religious order, they continue to live in their own homes and work in conventional jobs. While rare and little-known even within the church, the lifestyle is considered to be Christianity’s oldest form of total devotion to...
  • Caholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-06-18, St. Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr

    07/05/2018 10:47:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 07-06 | Revised New American Bible
    July 6, 2018 Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Am 8:4-6, 9-12 Hear this, you who trample upon the needyand destroy the poor of the land!"When will the new moon be over," you ask,"that we may sell our grain,and the sabbath, that we may display the wheat?"We will diminish the containers for measuring,add to the weights,and fix our scales for cheating!We will buy the lowly man for silver,and the poor man for a pair of sandals;even the refuse of the wheat we will sell!" On that day, says the Lord GOD,I will make the sun...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-05-18, OM, St. Anthony Zaccaria, St. Elizabeth of Portugal

    07/04/2018 8:34:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 07-05-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 5, 2018 \ Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Am 7:10-17 Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent word to Jeroboam,king of Israel:"Amos has conspired against you here within Israel;the country cannot endure all his words.For this is what Amos says:Jeroboam shall die by the sword,and Israel shall surely be exiled from its land." To Amos, Amaziah said:"Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah!There earn your bread by prophesying,but never again prophesy in Bethel;for it is the king's sanctuary and a royal temple."Amos answered Amaziah, "I was no prophet,nor have I belonged...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-03-18, FEAST, St. Thomas, Apostle

    07/02/2018 10:38:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 07-03-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 3, 2018 Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle Reading 1 Eph 2:19-22 Brothers and sisters:You are no longer strangers and sojourners,but you are fellow citizens with the holy onesand members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets,with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.Through him the whole structure is held togetherand grows into a temple sacred in the Lord;in him you also are being built togetherinto a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. Responsorial Psalm Ps 117:1bc, 2 R. (Mark 16:15) Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.Praise...
  • Five Lessons on Faith From Peter’s Time in Jail

    06/29/2018 7:20:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-28-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Five Lessons on Faith From Peter’s Time in Jail Msgr. Charles Pope • June 28, 2018 • On today’s Feast of Saints Peter and Paul it behooves us to look in detail at the first reading from today’s Mass and see in it a kind of roadmap to growing in faith. Peter’s story and experience were not just for him; they were for us as well. Let’s see what we can learn as we focus on five facts of faith from the story of St. Peter in today’s first reading.I. The Persecution of Faith – Persecution is the normal...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-29-18, SOL, Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles

    06/28/2018 10:07:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies ^ | 06-29-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 29, 2018 Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - Mass during the Day Reading 1 Acts 12:1-11 In those days, King Herod laid hands upon some members of the Church to harm them.He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword,and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jewshe proceeded to arrest Peter also.–It was the feast of Unleavened Bread.–He had him taken into custody and put in prisonunder the guard of four squads of four soldiers each.He intended to bring him before the people after Passover.Peter thus was being kept in prison,but...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-28-18, M, St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr

    06/27/2018 9:02:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 06-28-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 28, 2018 Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 2 Kgs 24:8-17 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign,and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Nehushta,daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.He did evil in the sight of the LORD,just as his forebears had done. At that time the officials of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,attacked Jerusalem, and the city came under siege.Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,himself arrived at the citywhile his servants were besieging it.Then Jehoiachin, king of Judah, together with his mother,his ministers, officers, and functionaries,surrendered to the king of Babylon,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-27-18, OM, St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    06/26/2018 8:58:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 06-27-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 27, 2018 Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Kgs 22:8-13; 23:1-3 The high priest Hilkiah informed the scribe Shaphan,"I have found the book of the law in the temple of the LORD."Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, who read it.Then the scribe Shaphan went to the king and reported,"Your servants have smelted down the metals available in the templeand have consigned them to the master workmenin the temple of the LORD."The scribe Shaphan also informed the kingthat the priest Hilkiah had given him a book,and then read it aloud to the king.When the...
  • The Mission of St. John the Baptist – A Homily for the Birth of John the Baptist

    06/24/2018 7:43:12 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-23-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Mission of St. John the Baptist – A Homily for the Birth of John the Baptist Msgr. Charles Pope • June 23, 2018 • John the Baptist, by Alonso Cano (1634)We briefly step out of the “green” of Ordinary Time to celebrate the birth of the last prophet of the Old Testament, St. John the Baptist. In so doing, we not only commemorate a great prophet of history, but we also consider the office of prophet itself, one to which we are summoned by our baptism.As we consider John the Baptist, we also learn of our own duties...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-24-18, SOL, The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

    06/23/2018 9:19:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 53 replies ^ | 06-24-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 24, 2018 Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist - Mass during the Day Reading 1 Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O coastlands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother's womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-22-18, OM,Sts. John Fisher & Thomas More, St. Paulinus/Nola

    06/21/2018 9:18:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 06-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 22, 2018 Friday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20 When Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah,saw that her son was dead,she began to kill off the whole royal family.But Jehosheba, daughter of King Jehoram and sister of Ahaziah,took Joash, his son, and spirited him away, along with his nurse,from the bedroom where the princes were about to be slain.She concealed him from Athaliah, and so he did not die.For six years he remained hidden in the temple of the LORD,while Athaliah ruled the land. But in the seventh year,Jehoiada summoned the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-21-18, M, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious

    06/20/2018 9:22:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 06-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 21, 2018 Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious Reading 1 Sir 48:1-14 Like a fire there appeared the prophet Elijahwhose words were as a flaming furnace.Their staff of bread he shattered,in his zeal he reduced them to straits;By the Lord's word he shut up the heavensand three times brought down fire.How awesome are you, Elijah, in your wondrous deeds!Whose glory is equal to yours?You brought a dead man back to lifefrom the nether world, by the will of the LORD.You sent kings down to destruction,and easily broke their power into pieces.You brought down nobles, from their beds of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-13-18, M, St. Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor/Church

    06/12/2018 10:20:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 06-13-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 13, 2018 Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 1 Kgs18:20-39 Ahab sent to all the children of Israeland had the prophets assemble on Mount Carmel. Elijah appealed to all the people and said,"How long will you straddle the issue?If the LORD is God, follow him; if Baal, follow him."The people, however, did not answer him.So Elijah said to the people,"I am the only surviving prophet of the LORD,and there are four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal.Give us two young bulls.Let them choose one, cut it into pieces, and place...