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  • The Apostles and the Priesthood ~ Part 3 [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    01/14/2012 11:13:33 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies ^ | 2006-2009 |
    The Apostles and the Priesthood ~ Part 3 In the cold of winter and the darkness of night, the Incarnate Word descended from heaven and lay in a manger, so that we could see and hear and touch the love of the invisible God. “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life—the Life was made manifest, and we saw It, and testify to It, and proclaim to you the Eternal Life which was with the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA, 01-13-12

    01/13/2012 9:13:46 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 01-13-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA The autobiography of John Henry Newman, published in 1864. It is a history of his religious opinions down to his entrance into the Roman Catholic Church, October 9, 1845. It is one of the great books on modern religious thought, its purpose being to defend his sincerity in becoming a Catholic. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-13-12. Opt. Mem. St. Hilary, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    01/12/2012 8:36:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 01-13-12 | Revised New American Bible
      January 13, 2012   Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 1 Sm 8:4-7, 10-22a All the elders of Israel came in a body to Samuel at Ramahand said to him, "Now that you are old,and your sons do not follow your example,appoint a king over us, as other nations have, to judge us." Samuel was displeased when they asked for a king to judge them.He prayed to the LORD, however, who said in answer:"Grant the people's every request.It is not you they reject, they are rejecting me as their king." Samuel delivered the message...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-09-12. The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

    01/08/2012 8:21:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 43 replies · 3+ views ^ | 01-09-12 | RevisedNewAmericanBible
    January 9, 2012 The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord   Reading 1 Is 42:1-4, 6-7 Thus says the LORD:Here is my servant whom I uphold,my chosen one with whom I am pleased,upon whom I have put my spirit;he shall bring forth justice to the nations,not crying out, not shouting,not making his voice heard in the street.a bruised reed he shall not break,and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,until he establishes justice on the earth;the coastlands will wait for his teaching. I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice,I have grasped you by the hand;I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-08-12, Solemnity, The Epiphany of the Lord

    01/07/2012 8:09:22 PM PST · by Salvation · 54 replies ^ | 01-08-12 | RevisedNew American Bible
    January 8, 2012   The Epiphany of the Lord   Reading 1 Is 60:1-6 Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come,the glory of the Lord shines upon you.See, darkness covers the earth,and thick clouds cover the peoples;but upon you the LORD shines,and over you appears his glory.Nations shall walk by your light,and kings by your shining radiance.Raise your eyes and look about;they all gather and come to you:your sons come from afar,and your daughters in the arms of their nurses. Then you shall be radiant at what you see,your heart shall throb and overflow,for the riches of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-07-12, Optional Memorial, St. Raymond of Penyafort

    01/06/2012 9:24:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 01-07-12 | Revised New American Bible
    January 7, 2012 Christmas Weekday  Reading 1 1 Jn 5:14-21 Beloved:We have this confidence in God,that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask,we know that what we have asked him for is ours.If anyone sees his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly,he should pray to God and he will give him life.This is only for those whose sin is not deadly.There is such a thing as deadly sin,about which I do not say that you should pray.All wrongdoing is sin,...
  • SAINT RAYMOND OF PENAFORT Confessor, 1175-1275 [Catholic Caucus]

    01/06/2012 9:12:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | not given |
    SAINT RAYMOND OF PENAFORT Confessor, 1175-1275   LIKE his contemporary, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Raymond was of noble descent; his was the illustrious family of Penafort, related to the kings of Aragon. He was born at Villafranca, near Barcelona, Spain, in 1175. As a boy he was a bright and able student; at twenty he was already a professor of philosophy. He taught in Barcelona for fifteen years, then went to Bologna, Italy, to study for his doctorate in civil and canon law. He received the degree in 1216, and three years later returned to Spain.On Good Friday of the year...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-06-12, Optional Memorial, St. Andre Bessette

    01/05/2012 9:41:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies ^ | 01-06-12 | Revised New American Bible
    January 6, 2012   Christmas Weekday   Reading 1 1 Jn 5:5-13 Beloved:Who indeed is the victor over the worldbut the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the one who came through water and Blood, Jesus Christ,not by water alone, but by water and Blood.The Spirit is the one who testifies,and the Spirit is truth.So there are three that testify,the Spirit, the water, and the Blood,and the three are of one accord.If we accept human testimony,the testimony of God is surely greater.Now the testimony of God is this,that he has testified on behalf of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-05-12, Memorial, St. John Neumann, bishop

    01/04/2012 9:43:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies · 1+ views
    January 5, 2012 Memorial of Saint John Neumann, Bishop   Reading 1 1 Jn 3:11-21 Beloved:This is the message you have heard from the beginning:we should love one another,unlike Cain who belonged to the Evil Oneand slaughtered his brother. Why did he slaughter him? Because his own works were evil,and those of his brother righteous. Do not be amazed, then, brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to lifebecause we love our brothers.Whoever does not love remains in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer,and you know that...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-04-12, Memorial, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious

    01/03/2012 7:55:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 01-04-12 | RevisedNeAmericanBible
      January 4, 2012 Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious   Reading 1 1 Jn 3:7-10 Children, let no one deceive you. The person who acts in righteousness is righteous,just as he is righteous. Whoever sins belongs to the Devil,because the Devil has sinned from the beginning. Indeed, the Son of God was revealed to destroy the works of the Devil. No one who is begotten by God commits sin,because God's seed remains in him;he cannot sin because he is begotten by God. In this way,the children of God and the children of the Devil are made plain;no...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readidngs,01-02-12, Mem Sts. Basil-Great, Gregory Nazianzen, Doctors/Chu

    01/01/2012 9:40:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 01-02-12 | Revised New American Bible
    January 2, 2012 Saints Basil the Great and Gregory of Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church   Reading 1 1 Jn 2:22-28 Beloved:Who is the liar? Whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Whoever denies the Father and the Son, this is the antichrist. Anyone who denies the Son does not have the Father,but whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well. Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you,then you will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-01-12, Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

    12/31/2011 8:12:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 53 replies ^ | 01-01-12 | Revised New American Bible
    January 1, 2012   Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God   Reading 1 Nm 6:22-27 The LORD said to Moses: "Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites.Say to them:The LORD bless you and keep you!The LORD let his face shine uponyou, and be gracious to you!The LORD look upon you kindly andgive you peace!So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites, and I will bless them." Responsorial Psalm Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8. R. (2a) May God bless us in his mercy.May God have pity on...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-31-11, Opt. Mem. St. Sylvester I, Pope

    12/30/2011 9:09:45 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies ^ | 12-31-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 31, 2011   The Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas   Reading 1 1 Jn 2:18-21 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming,so now many antichrists have appeared. Thus we know this is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not really of our number;if they had been, they would have remained with us. Their desertion shows that none of them was of our number. But you have the anointing that comes from the Holy One,and you all have knowledge. I write to you not...
  • The Holy Family - held together by Love through all their problems [Ecumenical]

    12/29/2011 9:09:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | n/a | Father Tommy Lane
    The Holy Family - held together by Love through all their problemsHomily for the Sunday in the Octave of Christmasby Fr. Tommy LaneThe Holy Family of Nazareth, Jesus, Mary and Joseph are put before us by the Church this weekend as a model for our families. We call them “The Holy Family” but that does not mean that they did not have problems. Just as every family has to face problems and overcome them, or to put it another way, has to carry a cross, so also The Holy Family had to carry crosses. Their many crosses come to mind...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-29-11, Opt. Mem. St. Thomas Becket, Bishop, Martyr

    12/28/2011 9:49:43 PM PST · by Salvation · 43 replies ^ | 12-29-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 29, 2011   The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas   Reading 1 1 Jn 2:3-11 Beloved:The way we may be sure that we know Jesusis to keep his commandments.Whoever says, "I know him," but does not keep his commandmentsis a liar, and the truth is not in him.But whoever keeps his word,the love of God is truly perfected in him.This is the way we may know that we are in union with him:whoever claims to abide in him ought to walk just as he walked. Beloved, I am writing no new commandment to youbut an old...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-28-11, Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs

    12/27/2011 7:08:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies ^ | 12-28-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 28, 2011 Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs   Reading 1 1 Jn 1:5-2:2 Beloved:This is the message that we have heard from Jesus Christand proclaim to you:God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.If we say, "We have fellowship with him,"while we continue to walk in darkness,we lie and do not act in truth.But if we walk in the light as he is in the light,then we have fellowship with one another,and the Blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin.If we say, "We are without sin,"we deceive ourselves, and the...
  • Following The Truth: The Feast Of St. Stephen – A Case Of Bad Timing? (Catholic or Open)

    12/27/2011 8:49:55 AM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies ^ | Dec 26th, 2011 | Gary Zimak
    The Feast Of St. Stephen – A Case Of Bad Timing? Dec 26th, 2011by Gary Zimak. “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” (Luke 9:23)One day after the beautiful celebration of Christmas, the Church honors the first Christian martyr, St. Stephen.  Talk about bad timing!  Isn’t this supposed to be the season of joy and peace?  Is the Church calendar so crowded that we had to squeeze Stephen in this week?  Wouldn’t he be a better fit during the season of Lent?In reality, the Church knows exactly...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-26-11, Feast, St. Stephen, First Martyr

    12/25/2011 8:04:14 PM PST · by Salvation · 45 replies ^ | 12-26-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 26, 2011 Feast of Saint Stephen, First Martyr   Reading 1 Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Stephen, filled with grace and power,was working great wonders and signs among the people.Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,Cyrenians, and Alexandrians,and people from Cilicia and Asia,came forward and debated with Stephen,but they could not withstand the wisdom and the spirit with which he spoke. When they heard this, they were infuriated,and they ground their teeth at him.But he, filled with the Holy Spirit,looked up intently to heavenand saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,and he...
  • Nun's remains miraculously healed New York woman, Vatican says

    12/25/2011 5:32:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 24, 2011
    Mother Marianne Cope is elevated to sainthood after the Vatican authenticates a second miracle that was a result of her intercession — the use of her bone fragments to cure a woman with acute pancreatitis. The second Vatican-authenticated miracle leading to the sainthood of Mother Marianne Cope involves the healing of a New York woman who had an infection destroying her organs, fellow nuns have revealed for the first time. Details on the purported miracle were revealed last week by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities in Syracuse, N.Y. A bag of soil containing Marianne's bone fragments...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-23-11, Opt. Mem. St. John of Kanty, Priest

    12/22/2011 6:44:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies ^ | 12-23-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 23, 2011 Friday of the Fourth Week of Advent   Reading 1 Mal 3:1-4, 23-24 Thus says the Lord GOD:Lo, I am sending my messengerto prepare the way before me;And suddenly there will come to the templethe LORD whom you seek,And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire.Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.But who will endure the day of his coming?And who can stand when he appears?For he is like the refiner's fire,or like the fuller's lye.He will sit refining and purifying silver,and he will purify the sons of Levi,Refining them like gold or...