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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-16-18, OM, St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Gertrude, Virgin

    11/15/2018 9:02:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-16-18 | Revised New American Bible
    November 16, 2018 Friday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Jn 4-9 [Chosen Lady:]I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truthjust as we were commanded by the Father.But now, Lady, I ask you,not as though I were writing a new commandmentbut the one we have had from the beginning:let us love one another.For this is love, that we walk according to his commandments;this is the commandment, as you heard from the beginning,in which you should walk. Many deceivers have gone out into the world,those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-15-18, OM, St. Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor/Church

    11/14/2018 11:56:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-15-18 | Revised New American Bible
    November 15, 2018 Thursday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Phmn 7-20 Beloved:I have experienced much joy and encouragement from your love,because the hearts of the holy oneshave been refreshed by you, brother.Therefore, although I have the full right in Christto order you to do what is proper,I rather urge you out of love,being as I am, Paul, an old man,and now also a prisoner for Christ Jesus.I urge you on behalf of my child Onesimus,whose father I have become in my imprisonment,who was once useless to you but is now useful to both you and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Gertrude the Great, 11-14-18

    11/14/2018 10:55:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: The high altar statue of Saint Gertrude the Great with a mouse on the distaff| Grafenbach, Austria | photo by Rollroboter Saint Gertrude the Great Saint of the Day for November 14 (January 6, 1256 – November 17, 1302)  Saint Gertrude the Great’s Story Gertrude, a Benedictine nun in Helfta, Saxony, was one of the great mystics of the 13th century. Together with her friend and teacher Saint Mechtild, she practiced a spirituality called “nuptial mysticism,” that is, she came to see herself as the bride of Christ. Her spiritual life was a deeply personal union...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, 11-13-18

    11/13/2018 3:57:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 11-13-18 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Statue of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini in the portico of the sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary in Pompei | photo by Dario Crespi Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Saint of the Day for November 13 (July 15, 1850 – December 22, 1917)  Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini’s Story Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first United States citizen to be canonized. Her deep trust in the loving care of her God gave her the strength to be a valiant woman doing the work of Christ.Refused admission to the religious order which had educated her to be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-13-18, M, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin

    11/12/2018 8:20:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-13-18 | Revised New American Bible
    November 13, 2018 Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin Reading 1 Ti 2:1-8, 11-14 Beloved:You must say what is consistent with sound doctrine,namely, that older men should be temperate, dignified,self-controlled, sound in faith, love, and endurance.Similarly, older women should be reverent in their behavior,not slanderers, not addicted to drink, teaching what is good, so that they may train younger womento love their husbands and children,to be self-controlled, chaste, good homemakers,under the control of their husbands,so that the word of God may not be discredited. Urge the younger men, similarly, to control themselves,showing yourself as a model of good...
  • [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Josaphat, 11-12-18

    11/12/2018 5:34:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Icon of St. martyr Josaphat Kutsevych, Archbishop of Polotsk | photo by Mykola Swarnyk Saint Josaphat Saint of the Day for November 12 (c. 1580 – November 12, 1623)  Saint Josaphat’s Story In 1964, newspaper photos of Pope Paul VI embracing Athenagoras I, the Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople, marked a significant step toward the healing of a division in Christendom that has spanned more than nine centuries.In 1595, the Orthodox bishop of Brest-Litovsk in present-day Belarus and five other bishops representing millions of Ruthenians, sought reunion with Rome. John Kunsevich—who took the name Josaphat in religious...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-12-18, M, St. Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

    11/11/2018 8:30:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-12-18 | Revised New American Bible
    November 12, 2018 Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 Ti 1:1-9 Paul, a slave of God and Apostle of Jesus Christfor the sake of the faith of God's chosen onesand the recognition of religious truth,in the hope of eternal life that God, who does not lie, promised before time began,who indeed at the proper time revealed his wordin the proclamation with which I was entrustedby the command of God our savior,to Titus, my true child in our common faith:grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our savior. For this reason I left you...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Martin of Tours, 11-11-18

    11/11/2018 12:09:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Statue of Saint Martin of Tours on the dome of the Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours | photo by ZohaStel Saint Martin of Tours Saint of the Day for November 11 (c. 316 – November 8, 397)  Saint Martin of Tours’ Story A conscientious objector who wanted to be a monk; a monk who was maneuvered into being a bishop; a bishop who fought paganism as well as pleaded for mercy to heretics—such was Martin of Tours, one of the most popular of saints and one of the first not to be a martyr.Born of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Leo the Great, 11-10-18

    11/10/2018 1:27:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: The Meeting between Leo the Great (painted as a portrait of Leo X) and Attila | Raphael | photo by Art Renewal Center Saint Leo the Great Saint of the Day for November 10 (d. November 10, 461)  Saint Leo the Great’s Story With apparent strong conviction of the importance of the Bishop of Rome in the Church, and of the Church as the ongoing sign of Christ’s presence in the world, Leo the Great displayed endless dedication as pope. Elected in 440, he worked tirelessly as “Peter’s successor,” guiding his fellow bishops as “equals in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-10-18, M, St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church

    11/09/2018 8:02:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-10-18 | Revised New American Bible
    November 10, 2018 Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Phil 4:10-19 Brothers and sisters:I rejoice greatly in the Lordthat now at last you revived your concern for me.You were, of course, concerned about me but lacked an opportunity.Not that I say this because of need,for I have learned, in whatever situation I find myself,to be self-sufficient.I know indeed how to live in humble circumstances;I know also how to live with abundance.In every circumstance and in all thingsI have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry,of living in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed John Duns Scotus, 11-08-18

    11/08/2018 6:50:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 11-08-18 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Detail | Stained glass in Franciscan Convent Chapel in Paris | Saints Bonaventure, John Duns Scotus, Anthony of Padua, and Paschal Baylon | André Pierre and P. Villette | photo by GFreihalter Blessed John Duns Scotus Saint of the Day for November 8 (c. 1266 – November 8, 1308)  Blessed John Duns Scotus’ Story A humble man, John Duns Scotus has been one of the most influential Franciscans through the centuries. Born at Duns in the county of Berwick, Scotland, John was descended from a wealthy farming family. In later years, he was identified as John...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Didacus, 11-07-18

    11/07/2018 9:04:34 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: San Diego (Didacus) de Alcalá | Francisco de Zurbarán Saint Didacus Saint of the Day for November 7 (c. 1400 – November 12, 1463)  Saint Didacus’ Story Didacus is living proof that God “chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.”As a young man in Spain, Didacus joined the Secular Franciscan Order and lived for some time as a hermit. After Didacus became a Franciscan brother, he developed a reputation for great insight into God’s ways. His penances were heroic. He...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Octave Day of All Saints (Gueranger)

    11/07/2018 9:01:14 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Greater Double How could we more appropriately conclude the teachings of this Octave, than by quoting the words used by the Church herself in today’s Liturgy? “Strangers as we are and pilgrims on the earth, let us fix our hearts and our thoughts on the day which will give to each of us a home, and restore us to Paradise. Who, that is on a voyage, would not hasten to return to his country! Who, that is on the way home, would not eagerly desire a favorable wind, that he might the sooner embrace his dear ones! Parents,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Seventh Day Within the Octave of All Saints (Gueranger)

    11/06/2018 9:05:12 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    “A great mystery,” says St. John Chrysostom, “is accomplished in our dead. A mystery of praise and of joy, when, summoned by the King of kings, the soul goes to meet her Lord, accompanied by Angels sent from heaven for the purpose! And thou—dost thou lament? When the bridegroom, to whom thou hast given thy daughter, carries her to a far country, thou dost not complain, provided he makes her happy; although her absence is a grief to thee, the sadness is tempered. And now, because it is not a man, a fellow slave, but the Lord himself that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Nicholas Tavelic and Companions, 11-06-18

    11/06/2018 6:04:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Altar of Saint Nikola Tavelić in church of St. Francis of Assisi, Šibenik, Croatia | photo by ignot Saint Nicholas Tavelic and Companions Saint of the Day for November 6 (1340 – November 14, 1391) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODNov06.mp3 Saint Nicholas Tavelic and Companions’ Story Nicholas and his three companions are among the 158 Franciscans who have been martyred in the Holy Land since the friars became custodians of the shrines in 1335.Nicholas was born in 1340 to a wealthy and noble family in Croatia. He joined the Franciscans, and was sent with Deodat of Rodez to preach in Bosnia....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Peter Chrysologus, 11-05-18

    11/06/2018 12:20:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Saint Peter Chrysologus | it.wikipedia.org Saint Peter Chrysologus Saint of the Day for November 5 (c. 406 – c. 450)  Saint Peter Chrysologus’ Story A man who vigorously pursues a goal may produce results far beyond his expectations and his intentions. Thus it was with Peter ” of the Golden Words,” as he was called, who as a young man became bishop of Ravenna, the capital of the empire in the West.At the time there were abuses and vestiges of paganism evident in his diocese, and these Peter was determined to battle and overcome. His principal...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Sixth Day Within the Octave of All Saints (Gueranger)

    11/05/2018 9:01:49 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Thou art my portion, O Lord, Alleluia, in the land of the living, Alleluia, Alleluia.—Bring forth my soul out of prison, to confess to thy Name; in the land of the living, Alleluia, Alleluia.—Glory and honor be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, world without end, Amen: in the land of the living, Alleluia, Alleluia. Such is the opening chant for the departed, in the Mozarabic Missal. With the Greeks, in like manner, no word is of more frequent recurrence in the Office of the Dead, than the Alleluia. Moreover, both Greece and...
  • St Charles Borromeo A Model for Clergy in Troubled Times

    11/05/2018 8:07:03 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-04-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    St Charles Borromeo – A Model for Clergy in Troubled Times Msgr. Charles Pope • November 4, 2018 • St. Charles Borromeo, by Orazio BorgianniSunday was the feast day of my patron saint, Charles Borromeo. The times in which he lived were not so different from the current ones, and leadership like his is sorely needed today. Although I am not a bishop as he was, I am a pastor. I pray that in some small way I may be like him.St. Charles Borromeo was born in 1538, a time when the Church was in the midst of perhaps...
  • Pray for the Freedom of America

    11/05/2018 5:57:51 AM PST · by Cyclops08 · 5 replies
    Vanity | 11/05/2018 | Vanity
    I still believe there is a Faithful, praying remnant left in America to stay the Hand of Judgement. Otherwise Hillary would have won and Freedom would have been lost. We are promised that "Wherever two or more are gathered in my name, there I am in your midst." PLEASE join me in prayer not once but several times today. Just take a moment at your desk and silently ask for divine protection for America. 1) Pray that the GOP retains the House and senate. The do nothing establishment doesn't deserve victory but the alternative is far worse. 2) Pray that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fifth Day Within the Octave of All Saints (Gueranger)

    11/04/2018 9:01:15 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    And the spirit and the Bride say: Come! And he that heareth, let him say: Come! —Surely I come quickly: Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. While we honor the Church triumphant with our chants, and succor the Church suffering with our prayers, let us also turn our thoughts to the Church militant, during these days when the closing cycle presents her to us as about to complete her work on earth. Now the Church is our model; but especially at the close of our pilgrimage ought we to made her attitude our own. The above-cited dialogue, which will terminate the...