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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-03-15, M, St. Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor/Church

    09/02/2015 8:26:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-03-15 | Revised New American Bible
    September 3, 2015   Memorial of Saint Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Col 1:9-14 Brothers and sisters:From the day we heard about you, we do not cease praying for youand asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s willthrough all spiritual wisdom and understandingto walk in a manner worthy of the Lord,so as to be fully pleasing, in every good work bearing fruitand growing in the knowledge of God,strengthened with every power, in accord with his glorious might,for all endurance and patience,with joy giving thanks to the Father, who has...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-29-15, M, Passion of St. John the Baptist

    08/28/2015 9:09:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
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    August 29, 2015 Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist Reading 1 1 Thes 4:9-11 Brothers and sisters:On the subject of fraternal charityyou have no need for anyone to write you,for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another.Indeed, you do this for all the brothers throughout Macedonia.Nevertheless we urge you, brothers and sisters, to progress even more,and to aspire to live a tranquil life,to mind your own affairs,and to work with your own hands,as we instructed you. Responsorial Psalm PS 98:1, 7-8, 9 R. (9) The Lord comes to rule the earth with...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-28-15, M, St. Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    08/27/2015 10:21:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-28-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 28, 2015   Memorial of Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 1 Thes 4:1-8 Brothers and sisters,we earnestly ask and exhort you in the Lord Jesus that,as you received from ushow you should conduct yourselves to please God– and as you are conducting yourselves– you do so even more.For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. This is the will of God, your holiness:that you refrain from immorality,that each of you know how to acquire a wife for himselfin holiness and honor, not in lustful passionas do the Gentiles who...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-27-15, M, St. Monica

    08/26/2015 7:46:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-27-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 27, 2015   Memorial of Saint Monica Reading 1 1 Thes 3:7-13 We have been reassured about you, brothers and sisters,in our every distress and affliction, through your faith.For we now live, if you stand firm in the Lord. What thanksgiving, then, can we render to God for you,for all the joy we feel on your account before our God?Night and day we pray beyond measure to see you in personand to remedy the deficiencies of your faith.Now may God himself, our Father, and our Lord Jesusdirect our way to you, and may the Lord make you increaseand...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-25-15, OM, St. Louis, St. Joseph Calasanz

    08/24/2015 9:42:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-25-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 25, 2015   Tuesday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Thes 2:1-8 You yourselves know, brothers and sisters,that our reception among you was not without effect.Rather, after we had suffered and been insolently treated,as you know, in Philippi,we drew courage through our Godto speak to you the Gospel of God with much struggle.Our exhortation was not from delusion or impure motives,nor did it work through deception.But as we were judged worthy by God to be entrusted with the Gospel,that is how we speak,not as trying to please men,but rather God, who judges our hearts.Nor, indeed,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-24-15, FEAST, St. Bartholomew, Apostle

    08/23/2015 9:05:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-24-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 24, 2015   Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle Reading 1 Rv 21:9b-14 The angel spoke to me, saying,“Come here.I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”He took me in spirit to a great, high mountainand showed me the holy city Jerusalemcoming down out of heaven from God.It gleamed with the splendor of God.Its radiance was like that of a precious stone,like jasper, clear as crystal.It had a massive, high wall,with twelve gates where twelve angels were stationedand on which names were inscribed,the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.There were three gates...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 8-21-15, M, St. Pius X, Pope

    08/20/2015 9:16:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 8-21-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 21, 2015   Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope Reading 1 Ru 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22 Once in the time of the judges there was a famine in the land;so a man from Bethlehem of Judahdeparted with his wife and two sonsto reside on the plateau of Moab.Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died,and she was left with her two sons, who married Moabite women,one named Orpah, the other Ruth.When they had lived there about ten years,both Mahlon and Chilion died also,and the woman was left with neither her two sons nor her husband.She then made ready to go...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-20-15, M, St. Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church

    08/19/2015 9:58:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-20-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 20, 2015   Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Jgs 11:29-39a The Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah.He passed through Gilead and Manasseh,and through Mizpah-Gilead as well,and from there he went on to the Ammonites.Jephthah made a vow to the LORD.“If you deliver the Ammonites into my power,” he said,“whoever comes out of the doors of my houseto meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonitesshall belong to the LORD.I shall offer him up as a burnt offering.” Jephthah then went on to the Ammonites to fight against them,and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 08-16-15, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    08/15/2015 8:24:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-16-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 16, 2015 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Prv 9:1-6 Wisdom has built her house,she has set up her seven columns;she has dressed her meat, mixed her wine,yes, she has spread her table.She has sent out her maidens; she callsfrom the heights out over the city:“Let whoever is simple turn in here;To the one who lacks understanding, she says,Come, eat of my food,and drink of the wine I have mixed!Forsake foolishness that you may live;advance in the way of understanding.” Responsorial Psalm Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 R. (9a) Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.I will...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-14-15, M, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

    08/13/2015 10:26:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-14-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 14, 2015   Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr Reading 1 Jos 24:1-13 Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem,summoning their elders, their leaders,their judges and their officers.When they stood in ranks before God, Joshua addressed all the people: “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: In times past your fathers, down to Terah,father of Abraham and Nahor,dwelt beyond the River and served other gods.But I brought your father Abraham from the region beyond the Riverand led him through the entire land of Canaan.I made his descendants numerous, and gave him Isaac.To...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-13-15, OM, Sts. Pontian, Pope & Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs

    08/12/2015 9:32:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-13-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 13, 2015   Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jos 3:7-10a, 11, 13-17 The LORD said to Joshua,“Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel,that they may know I am with you, as I was with Moses.Now command the priests carrying the ark of the covenantto come to a halt in the Jordanwhen you reach the edge of the waters.” So Joshua said to the children of Israel,“Come here and listen to the words of the LORD, your God.This is how you will know that there is a living...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-12-15, OM, St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Relig

    08/11/2015 9:00:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | ca | Revised New American Bible
    August 12, 2015   Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dt 34:1-12 Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo,the headland of Pisgah which faces Jericho,and the LORD showed him all the land—Gilead, and as far as Dan, all Naphtali,the land of Ephraim and Manasseh,all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea,the Negeb, the circuit of the Jordanwith the lowlands at Jericho, city of palms,and as far as Zoar.The LORD then said to him, “This is the landwhich I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacobthat I would give to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-11-15, M, St. Clare, Virgin

    08/10/2015 9:07:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-11-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 11, 2015   Memorial of Saint Claire, Virgin Reading 1 Dt 31:1-8 When Moses had finished speaking to all Israel, he said to them,“I am now one hundred and twenty years oldand am no longer able to move about freely;besides, the LORD has told me that I shall not cross this Jordan.It is the LORD, your God, who will cross before you;he will destroy these nations before you,that you may supplant them.It is Joshua who will cross before you, as the LORD promised.The LORD will deal with them just as he dealt with Sihon and Og,the kings of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-10-15, FEAST, St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

    08/09/2015 8:20:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-10-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 10, 2015   Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr Reading 1 2 Cor 9:6-10 Brothers and sisters:Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion,for God loves a cheerful giver.Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you,so that in all things, always having all you need,you may have an abundance for every good work.As it is written: He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;his righteousness endures forever. The one who supplies seed to the sower and bread for foodwill...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-07-15, OM, St. Sixtus II, Pope, St. Cajetan, Priest

    08/06/2015 10:22:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-07-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 7, 2015   Friday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dt 4:32-40 Moses said to the people:“Ask now of the days of old, before your time,ever since God created man upon the earth;ask from one end of the sky to the other:Did anything so great ever happen before?Was it ever heard of? Did a people ever hear the voice of Godspeaking from the midst of fire, as you did, and live?Or did any god venture to go and take a nation for himselffrom the midst of another nation,by testings, by signs and wonders, by war,with...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-05-15, OM, Dedication, Basilica of St. Mary Major

    08/04/2015 11:18:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-05-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 5, 2015   Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Nm 13:1-2, 25–14:1, 26a-29a, 34-35 The LORD said to Moses [in the desert of Paran,]“Send men to reconnoiter the land of Canaan,which I am giving the children of Israel.You shall send one man from each ancestral tribe,all of them princes.” After reconnoitering the land for forty days they returned,met Moses and Aaron and the whole congregation of the children of Israelin the desert of Paran at Kadesh,made a report to them all,and showed the fruit of the countryto the whole congregation.They told Moses: “We went...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-04-15, M, St. John Vianney, Priest

    08/03/2015 10:18:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-04-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 4, 2015   Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest Reading 1 Nm 12:1-13 Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses on the pretextof the marriage he had contracted with a Cushite woman.They complained, “Is it through Moses alone that the LORD speaks?Does he not speak through us also?”And the LORD heard this.Now, Moses himself was by far the meekest man on the face of the earth.So at once the LORD said to Moses and Aaron and Miriam,“Come out, you three, to the meeting tent.”And the three of them went.Then the LORD came down in the column of cloud,and standing...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-01-15, M, St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop, Doctor/Church

    07/31/2015 10:18:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-01-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 1, 2015   Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Lv 25:1, 8-17 The LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai,“Seven weeks of years shall you count–seven times seven years–so that the seven cycles amount to forty-nine years.Then, on the tenth day of the seventh month, let the trumpet resound;on this, the Day of Atonement, the trumpet blast shall re-echothroughout your land.This fiftieth year you shall make sacredby proclaiming liberty in the land for all its inhabitants.It shall be a jubilee for you,when every one of you shall return to his own...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-31-15, M, St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest

    07/30/2015 9:07:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-31-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 31, 2015   Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest Reading 1 Lv 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37 The LORD said to Moses,“These are the festivals of the LORD which you shall celebrateat their proper time with a sacred assembly.The Passover of the LORD falls on the fourteenth day of the first month,at the evening twilight.The fifteenth day of this month is the LORD’s feast of Unleavened Bread.For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.On the first of these days you shall hold a sacred assemblyand do no sort of work.On each of the seven days you shall...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-30-15. OM, St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    07/29/2015 8:52:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-30-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 30, 2015   Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 40:16-21, 34-38 Moses did exactly as the LORD had commanded him.On the first day of the first month of the second yearthe Dwelling was erected.It was Moses who erected the Dwelling.He placed its pedestals, set up its boards, put in its bars,and set up its columns.He spread the tent over the Dwellingand put the covering on top of the tent,as the LORD had commanded him.He took the commandments and put them in the ark;he placed poles alongside the ark and set the propitiatory upon...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-29-15, M, St. Martha

    07/28/2015 9:01:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-29-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 29, 2015   Memorial of Saint Martha Reading 1 Ex 34:29-35 As Moses came down from Mount Sinaiwith the two tablets of the commandments in his hands,he did not know that the skin of his face had become radiantwhile he conversed with the LORD.When Aaron, then, and the other children of Israel saw Mosesand noticed how radiant the skin of his face had become,they were afraid to come near him.Only after Moses called to them did Aaronand all the rulers of the community come back to him.Moses then spoke to them.Later on, all the children of Israel came...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-25-15, FEAST, St. James, Apostle

    07/24/2015 8:52:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-25-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 25, 2015   Feast of Saint James, Apostle Reading 1 2 Cor 4:7-15 Brothers and sisters:We hold this treasure in earthen vessels,that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us.We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained;perplexed, but not driven to despair;persecuted, but not abandoned;struck down, but not destroyed;always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus,so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.For we who live are constantly being given up to deathfor the sake of Jesus,so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-24-15. OM, St. Sharbel Makhluf, Priest

    07/23/2015 8:27:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-24-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 24, 2015   Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 20:1-17 In those days:God delivered all these commandments: “I, the LORD, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery.You shall not have other gods besides me.You shall not carve idols for yourselves in the shape of anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the waters beneath the earth; you shall not bow down before them or worship them.For I, the LORD, your God, am a jealous God, inflicting punishment for their...
  • Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich on The Church of Darkness

    07/23/2015 12:39:51 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 30 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | Unknown | Staff
    The Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824) was a German Augustinian nun of great sanctity. She endured a life of sufferings, bore the stigmata of our Lord and was a seer, who witnessed scenes from the life of Christ with the vividness of one who was there. Those revelations were one of the sources used in making the film The Passion of the Christ. She also foretold future occurrences in the Church. The following are from her visions pertaining to the emergence of a subversive Church of Darkness that would deceive many of the faithful into "complete decadence." May 13, 1820:...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-23-15, OM, St. Bridget, Religious

    07/22/2015 8:09:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-23-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 23, 2015   Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b In the third month after their departure from the land of Egypt,on its first day, the children of Israel came to the desert of Sinai.After the journey from Rephidim to the desert of Sinai,they pitched camp. While Israel was encamped here in front of the mountain,the LORD told Moses,“I am coming to you in a dense cloud,so that when the people hear me speaking with you,they may always have faith in you also.”When Moses, then, had reported to the LORD the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-22-15, M, St. Mary Magdalene

    07/21/2015 7:35:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-22-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 22, 2015 Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene Reading 1 Ex 16:1-5, 9-15 The children of Israel set out from Elim, and came into the desert of Sin,which is between Elim and Sinai,on the fifteenth day of the second monthafter their departure from the land of Egypt.Here in the desert the whole assembly of the children of Israelgrumbled against Moses and Aaron.The children of Israel said to them,“Would that we had died at the LORD’s hand in the land of Egypt,as we sat by our fleshpots and ate our fill of bread!But you had to lead us into this...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-21-15, OM, St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest & Doctor/Church

    07/20/2015 9:33:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-21-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 21, 2015   Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 14:21—15:1 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea,and the LORD swept the seawith a strong east wind throughout the nightand so turned it into dry land.When the water was thus divided,the children of Israel marched into the midst of the sea on dry land,with the water like a wall to their right and to their left. The Egyptians followed in pursuit;all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and charioteers went after themright into the midst of the sea.In the night watch just before dawnthe LORD...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-18-15, OM, St. Camillus de Lellis, Priest

    07/17/2015 10:15:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-18-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 18, 2015 Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 12:37-42 The children of Israel set out from Rameses for Succoth,about six hundred thousand men on foot,not counting the little ones.A crowd of mixed ancestry also went up with them,besides their livestock, very numerous flocks and herds.Since the dough they had brought out of Egypt was not leavened,they baked it into unleavened loaves.They had rushed out of Egypt and had no opportunityeven to prepare food for the journey. The time the children of Israel had stayed in Egyptwas four hundred and thirty years.At the end...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-15-15, M, St. Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    07/14/2015 9:15:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-15-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 15, 2015   Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Ex 3:1-6, 9-12 Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian.Leading the flock across the desert, he came to Horeb,the mountain of God.There an angel of the LORD appeared to him in fireflaming out of a bush.As he looked on, he was surprised to see that the bush,though on fire, was not consumed.So Moses decided,“I must go over to look at this remarkable sight,and see why the bush is not burned.” When the LORD saw him coming over...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-14-15, M, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin

    07/13/2015 8:50:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-14-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 14, 2015   Memorial of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin Reading 1 Ex 2:1-15a A certain man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman,who conceived and bore a son.Seeing that he was a goodly child, she hid him for three months.When she could hide him no longer, she took a papyrus basket,daubed it with bitumen and pitch,and putting the child in it,placed it among the reeds on the river bank.His sister stationed herself at a distanceto find out what would happen to him. Pharaoh’s daughter came down to the river to bathe,while her maids walked along the river...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-11-15, M, St. Benedict, Abbot

    07/10/2015 9:17:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-11-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 11, 2015   Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot Reading 1 Gn 49:29-32; 50:15-26a Jacob gave his sons this charge:“Since I am about to be taken to my people,bury me with my fathers in the cave that liesin the field of Ephron the Hittite,the cave in the field of Machpelah,facing on Mamre, in the land of Canaan,the field that Abraham bought from Ephron the Hittitefor a burial ground.There Abraham and his wife Sarah are buried,and so are Isaac and his wife Rebekah,and there, too, I buried Leah–the field and the cave in itthat had been purchased from the Hittites.”...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-09-15, OM, St. Augustine Zhao Rung, Priest and Companions

    07/08/2015 9:42:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-09-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 9, 2015   Thursday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 44:18-21, 23b-29; 45:1-5 Judah approached Joseph and said: “I beg you, my lord,let your servant speak earnestly to my lord,and do not become angry with your servant,for you are the equal of Pharaoh.My lord asked your servants, ‘Have you a father, or another brother?’So we said to my lord, ‘We have an aged father,and a young brother, the child of his old age.This one’s full brother is dead,and since he is the only one by that mother who is left,his father dotes on him.’Then you...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-06-15, OM, St. Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr

    07/05/2015 9:44:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-06-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 6, 2015   Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Reading 1 Gn 28:10-22a Jacob departed from Beer-sheba and proceeded toward Haran. When he came upon a certain shrine, as the sun had already set, he stopped there for the night. Taking one of the stones at the shrine, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep at that spot. Then he had a dream: a stairway rested on the ground, with its top reaching to the heavens; and God’s messengers were going up and down on it. And there was the LORD standing beside him...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-29-15, SOL, Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles

    06/28/2015 9:44:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 0629-15 | Revised New American Bible
    June 29, 2015   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 Jews he proceeded to arrest Peter also. –It was the feast of Unleavened Bread.– He had him taken into custody and put in prison under the guard of four squads of four soldiers each. He intended to bring him before the people after Passover....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-27-15. OM, St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    06/26/2015 8:36:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-27-15 | Revised New American Bible
    June 27, 2015  Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 18:1-15 The LORD appeared to Abraham by the Terebinth of Mamre, as Abraham sat in the entrance of his tent, while the day was growing hot. Looking up, he saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to greet them; and bowing to the ground, he said: “Sir, if I may ask you this favor, please do not go on past your servant. Let some water be brought, that you may bathe your feet, and then rest...
  • Removing Jesus

    06/25/2015 1:13:01 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 284 replies
    White Horse Inn ^ | June 1, 2014 | Timothy F. Kauffman
    Long before Jesus turned water into wine, He turned Mary’s amniotic fluid into meconium, and her breast milk into transitional stools. Anyone who has ever changed a child’s diaper knows that the resulting odor offends the nostrils greatly. As Jesus would later instruct us, “whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly” and ends up in the toilet (Matthew 15:17), or in His case as an infant, in the diaper. Thus did Jesus’ lower gastrointestinal tract operate as it must for all men, and thus did our Lord endure the gastrocolic reflex, as all we mortals do. We...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, SOL, Nativity of St. John the Baptist - Mass during the Day

    06/23/2015 8:51:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 53 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-24-15 | Revised New American Bible
    June 24, 2015 4  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 sword and 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,...
  • Drunken With the Blood of the Saints

    06/21/2015 1:07:04 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 15 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | 6-20-15 | Philip Cottraux
    I'm not usually one to share my blog on FR (I haven't FReeped regularly in a long time), and I wasn't sure if this should be posted in Bloggers or Religion. But I wanted to share my thoughts on the Charleston shooting, how it pertains to media coverage, homosexuality, and Christianity in current events, and what the Bible has to say about persecution in the end-time hour. Drunken with the Blood of the Saints: By Philip Cottraux So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-23-15

    06/22/2015 10:16:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-23-15 | Revised New American Bible
    June 23, 2015  Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 13:2, 5-18 Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold. Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents, so that the land could not support them if they stayed together; their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together. There were quarrels between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and those of Lot’s. (At this time the Canaanites and the Perizzites were occupying the land.) So Abram said to Lot: “Let there be no strife between you and me, or...
  • Catholic Caucus:Daily Mass Readings, 06-22-15,OM, St. Paulinus/Nola, Sts. John Fisher & Thomas More

    06/21/2015 8:46:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.orf/RNAB ^ | 06-22-15 | Revised New American Bible
    June 22, 2015 Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 12:1-9 The LORD said to Abram: “Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you. “I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you. All the communities of the earth shall find blessing in you.” Abram went as the LORD directed him, and Lot...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-19-15, OM, St. Romuald, Abbot

    06/18/2015 6:29:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-19-15 | Revised New American Bible
    June 19, 2015 Friday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Cor 11:18, 21-30 Brothers and sisters: Since many boast according to the flesh, I too will boast. To my shame I say that we were too weak! But what anyone dares to boast of (I am speaking in foolishness) I also dare. Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they children of Israel? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I. Are they ministers of Christ? (I am talking like an insane person). I am still more, with far greater labors, far more...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-13-15, M, Immaculate Heart if BVM, St. Anthony/Padua, P & D

    06/12/2015 8:44:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-13-15 | Revised New American Bible
    June 13, 2015Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 2 Cor 5:14-21 Brothers and sisters:The love of Christ impels us,once we have come to the conviction that one died for all;therefore, all have died.He indeed died for all,so that those who live might no longer live for themselvesbut for him who for their sake died and was raised. Consequently, from now on we regard no one according to the flesh;even if we once knew Christ according to the flesh,yet now we know him so no longer.So whoever is in Christ is a new creation:the old...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-11-15, M, St. Barnabas, Apostle

    06/10/2015 9:46:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCb.org/RNAB ^ | 06-11-15 | Revised New American Bible
    June 11, 2015Memorial of Saint Barnabas, Apostle    Reading 1 Acts 11:21b-26; 13:1-3 In those days a great number who believed turned to the Lord.The news about them reached the ears of the Church in Jerusalem,and they sent Barnabas to go to Antioch.When he arrived and saw the grace of God,he rejoiced and encouraged them allto remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart,for he was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and faith.And a large number of people was added to the Lord.Then he went to Tarsus to look for Saul,and when he had found...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-09-15, OM, St. Ephrem, Deacon and Doctor of the Church

    06/08/2015 10:35:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-09-15 | Revised New American Bible
    June 9, 2015Tuesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 2 Cor 1:18-22 Brothers and sisters:As God is faithful, our word to you is not “yes” and “no.”For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed to you by us,Silvanus and Timothy and me,was not “yes” and “no,” but “yes” has been in him.For however many are the promises of God, their Yes is in him;therefore, the Amen from us also goes through him to God for glory.But the one who gives us security with you in Christand who anointed us is God;he has also...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-06-15, OM, St. Norbert, Bishop

    06/05/2015 8:24:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-06-15 | Revised New American Bible
    June 6, 2015Saturday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Tb 12:1, 5-15, 20 Tobit called his son Tobiah and said to him,“Son, see to it that you give what is due to the manwho made the journey with you; give him a bonus too.”So he called Raphael and said,“Take as your wages half of all that you have brought back,and go in peace.” Raphael called the two men aside privately and said to them:“Thank God! Give him the praise and the glory.Before all the living,acknowledge the many good things he has done for you,by blessing...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-05-15, M, St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr

    06/04/2015 8:26:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-05-15 | Revised New American Bible
    June 5, 2015Memorial of Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr    Reading 1 Tb 11:5-17 Anna sat watching the road by which her son was to come.When she saw him coming, she exclaimed to his father,“Tobit, your son is coming, and the man who traveled with him!” Raphael said to Tobiah before he reached his father:“I am certain that his eyes will be opened.Smear the fish gall on them.This medicine will make the cataracts shrink and peel off from his eyes;then your father will again be able to see the light of day.” Then Anna ran up to her son,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-03-15, M, St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs

    06/02/2015 9:30:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-03-15 | Revised New American Bible
    June 3, 2015Memorial of Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs    Reading 1 Tb 3:1-11a, 16-17a Grief-stricken in spirit, I, Tobit, groaned and wept aloud.Then with sobs I began to pray: “You are righteous, O Lord,and all your deeds are just;All your ways are mercy and truth;you are the judge of the world.And now, O Lord, may you be mindful of me,and look with favor upon me.Punish me not for my sins,nor for my inadvertent offenses,nor for those of my ancestors. “We sinned against you,and disobeyed your commandments.So you handed us over to plundering, exile, and death,till you made...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-02-15, OM, Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs

    06/01/2015 10:06:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-02-15 | Revised New American Bible
    June 2, 2015Tuesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Tb 2:9-14 On the night of Pentecost, after I had buried the dead,I, Tobit, went into my courtyard to sleep next to the courtyard wall. My face was uncovered because of the heat. I did not know there were birds perched on the wall above me, till their warm droppings settled in my eyes, causing cataracts. I went to see some doctors for a curebut the more they anointed my eyes with various salves, the worse the cataracts became, until I could see no more. For...
  • Rome, Her Saints, & the Gospel

    05/28/2015 8:12:00 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 177 replies
    The Cripplegate ^ | May 20, 2015 | Eric Davis
    This past weekend pope Francis canonized four new saints in a ceremony which received extra attention as two of the four were of Palestinian origin. One of the new Palestinian saints, Sister Mariam Baouardy (1846-1878), was a mystic and stigmatic also known as “Mary Jesus Crucified.” She was a Palestinian and foundress of the Discalced Carmelites of Bethlehem in the late 1800’s. The other new Palestinian saint, Sister Marie Alphonsine Danil Ghattas (1843-1927), was a co-founder of the Congregation of the Rosary Sisters, who spent much of her life in Bethlehem founding schools and orphanages.Despite the interesting politics of the situation, we...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-27-15, OM, St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop

    05/26/2015 9:00:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-27-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 27, 2015Wednesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Sir 36:1, 4-5a, 10-17 Come to our aid, O God of the universe,look upon us, show us the light of your mercies,and put all the nations in dread of you!Thus they will know, as we know,that there is no God but you, O Lord. Give new signs and work new wonders. Gather all the tribes of Jacob,that they may inherit the land as of old,Show mercy to the people called by your name;Israel, whom you named your firstborn.Take pity on your holy city,Jerusalem, your dwelling place.Fill...