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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
    OpusAngelorum.org ^ | 2006-2009 | OpusAngelorum.org
    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
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    St.RaymondDublin.org ^ | not given | St.RaymondDublin.org
    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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    FRTommyLane.com ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    FollowingtheTruth.com ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-21-11, Opt. Mem. St. Peter Canisius, Priest & Doctor/Church

    12/20/2011 8:33:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-21-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 21, 2011   Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Advent   Reading 1 Sg 2:8-14 Hark! my lover--here he comesspringing across the mountains,leaping across the hills.My lover is like a gazelleor a young stag.Here he stands behind our wall,gazing through the windows,peering through the lattices.My lover speaks; he says to me,"Arise, my beloved, my dove, my beautiful one,and come!"For see, the winter is past,the rains are over and gone.The flowers appear on the earth,the time of pruning the vines has come,and the song of the dove is heard in our land.The fig tree puts forth its figs,and the vines,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-14-11, Mem. St. John of the Cross, Priest & Doctor/Church

    12/13/2011 8:57:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-14-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 14, 2011 Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church   Reading 1 Is 45:6c-8, 18, 21c-25 I am the LORD, there is no other;I form the light, and create the darkness,I make well-being and create woe;I, the LORD, do all these things.Let justice descend, O heavens, like dew from above,like gentle rain let the skies drop it down.Let the earth open and salvation bud forth;let justice also spring up!I, the LORD, have created this. For thus says the LORD,The creator of the heavens,who is God,The designer and maker of the earthwho established...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-13-11, Memorial, St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

    12/12/2011 8:06:50 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-13-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 13, 2011 Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr   Reading 1 Zep 3:1-2, 9-13 Thus says the LORD:Woe to the city, rebellious and polluted,to the tyrannical city!She hears no voice,accepts no correction;In the LORD she has not trusted,to her God she has not drawn near. For then I will change and purifythe lips of the peoples,That they all may call upon the name of the LORD,to serve him with one accord;From beyond the rivers of Ethiopiaand as far as the recesses of the North,they shall bring me offerings. On that dayYou need not be ashamed of all...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: WINGED LION, 12-09-11

    12/09/2011 9:32:51 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-09-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):WINGED LION An emblem of St. Mark, who wrote especially of the royal dignity of Christ, beginning his Gospel with the account of St. John the Baptist, "the voice of one crying in the wilderness." St. Mark is also the writer of excellence about the Resurrection of Christ, traditionally symbolized by the lion. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • [Saint] Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin [Catholic Caucus]

    12/08/2011 9:20:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    CrossroadsInitiateve.com ^ | 2011 | CrossroadsInitiateve.com
    Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin (1474-1548) St Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin (1474-1548). Little is known about the life of Juan Diego before his conversion, but tradition and archaelogical and iconographical sources, along with the most important and oldest indigenous document on the event of Guadalupe, "El Nican Mopohua" (written in Náhuatl with Latin characters, 1556, by the Indigenous writer Antonio Valeriano), give some information on the life of the saint and the apparitions. Juan Diego was born in 1474 with the name "Cuauhtlatoatzin" ("the talking eagle") in Cuautlitlán, today part of Mexico City, Mexico. He was a gifted member of the Chichimeca people, one of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-09-11, Opt. Mem. St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin

    12/08/2011 9:13:39 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-09-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 9, 2011 Friday of the Second Week of Advent   Reading 1 Is 48:17-19 Thus says the LORD, your redeemer,the Holy One of Israel:I, the LORD, your God,teach you what is for your good,and lead you on the way you should go.If you would hearken to my commandments,your prosperity would be like a river,and your vindication like the waves of the sea;Your descendants would be like the sand,and those born of your stock like its grains,Their name never cut offor blotted out from my presence. Responsorial Psalm Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 R. (see John 8:12)Those who follow you,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-08-11, Solemnity, Immaculate Conception

    12/07/2011 9:09:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-08-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 8, 2011 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary   Reading 1 Gn 3:9-15, 20 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to the man and asked him, "Where are you?"He answered, "I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself."Then he asked, "Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!"The man replied, "The woman whom you put here with meCshe gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-07-11, Memorial, St. Ambrose, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    12/06/2011 7:23:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-07-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 7, 2011 Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church   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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-06-11, Optional Memorial, St. Nicholas, Bishop

    12/05/2011 9:45:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-06-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 6, 2011 Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent   Reading 1 Is 40:1-11 Comfort, give comfort to my people,says your God.Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to herthat her service is at an end,her guilt is expiated;Indeed, she has received from the hand of the LORDdouble for all her sins. A voice cries out:In the desert prepare the way of the LORD!Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God!Every valley shall be filled in,every mountain and hill shall be made low;The rugged land shall be made a plain,the rough country, a broad valley.Then the glory of...
  • A Tale of Two Friends: Francis Xavier, Ignatius of Loyola, and the Power ... [Catholic Caucus]

    12/03/2011 3:10:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies · 1+ views
    WAU.org ^ | December 2011 | Patricia Mitchell and Louise Perrotta
    A Tale of Two Friends Francis Xavier, Ignatius of Loyola, and the Power of Friendship in the Lord By: Patricia Mitchell and Louise Perrotta St. Francis Xavier—the sixteenth-century Jesuit who spread the gospel in India, Indonesia, and Japan—has been called the greatest missionary since St. Paul. This intrepid priest broke new ground and evangelized on a large scale, despite great dangers, deprivations, and hardships.In only ten years, Francis opened so many doors and led so many people to Christ that it’s easy to forget how simply his story began. Like each of us, he first had to meet Jesus...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-03-11, Memorial, St. Francis Xavier, Priest

    12/02/2011 8:20:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-03-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 3, 2011 Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest   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 to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-30-11. Feast, St. Andrew, Apostle

    11/29/2011 7:12:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-30-11 | Revised New American bible
    November 30, 2011   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....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-25-11, Opt. Mem. St. Catherine of Alexandria

    11/24/2011 7:22:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/112511.cfm ^ | 11-25-11 | New American Bible
    November 25, 2011 Friday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Dn 7:2-14 In a vision I, Daniel, saw during the night,the four winds of heaven stirred up the great sea,from which emerged four immense beasts,each different from the others.The first was like a lion, but with eagle's wings.While I watched, the wings were plucked;it was raised from the ground to stand on two feetlike a man, and given a human mind.The second was like a bear; it was raised up on one side,and among the teeth in its mouth were three tusks.It was given the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings,11-24-11, Mem, St. Andrew Düng-Lac/companions, Thanksgiving Day

    11/23/2011 9:33:29 PM PST · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCb.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-24-11 | New American Bible
    November 24, 2011 Memorial of Saint Andrew Düng-Lac, priest and martyr, and his companions, martyrs   Reading 1 Dn 6:12-28 Some men rushed into the upper chamber of Daniel's homeand found him praying and pleading before his God.Then they went to remind the king about the prohibition:"Did you not decree, O king,that no one is to address a petition to god or manfor thirty days, except to you, O king;otherwise he shall be cast into a den of lions?"The king answered them, "The decree is absolute,irrevocable under the Mede and Persian law."To this they replied, "Daniel, the Jewish exile,has paid...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-23-11, Opt Mem St.Columban, St. Clement I, Bl. Miguel Pro

    11/22/2011 9:54:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-23-11 | New American Bible
    November 23, 2011   Wednesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28 King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his lords,with whom he drank.Under the influence of the wine,he ordered the gold and silver vesselswhich Nebuchadnezzar, his father,had taken from the temple in Jerusalem,to be brought in so that the king, his lords,his wives and his entertainers might drink from them.When the gold and silver vesselstaken from the house of God in Jerusalem had been brought in,and while the king, his lords, his wives and his entertainerswere drinking wine...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-21-11, Mem., Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    11/20/2011 6:54:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-21-11 | New American Bible
    November 21, 2011 Memorial of The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary   Reading 1 Dn 1:1-6, 8-20 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah,King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon cameand laid siege to Jerusalem.The Lord handed over to him Jehoiakim, king of Judah,and some of the vessels of the temple of God;he carried them off to the land of Shinar,and placed the vessels in the temple treasury of his god. The king told Ashpenaz, his chief chamberlain,to bring in some of the children of Israel of royal bloodand of the nobility, young men without any defect,handsome,...
  • Catholic Caucus:Daily Mass Readings,11-18-11,Opt Mem,Ded. Basili, Sts Peter & Paul,St. Rose Duchesne

    11/17/2011 8:25:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-18-11 | New American Bible
    November 18, 2011 Friday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time   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 Gentiles had...
  • A rare birthday present for St. Joan of Arc

    11/17/2011 3:58:03 PM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 13 replies
    The Narthex @ The Catholic Review ^ | Nov. 16, 2011 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Pope Benedict XVI minces no words when he describes the medieval judges who interrogated and sentenced St. Joan of Arc to death 580 years ago. The French clergymen were aligned with St. Joan’s political opponents, the pope said in a Jan. 26 general audience, and they “lacked charity and the humility to see God’s action in this young woman.” “Joan’s judges were radically incapable of understanding her or of perceiving the beauty of her soul,” Pope Benedict XVI said. “They did not know that they were condemning a saint.” As the world prepares to celebrate the 600th anniversary of St....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-17-11, Memorial, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious

    11/17/2011 1:35:15 AM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-17-11 | New American Bible
    November 17, 2011 Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, religious   Reading 1 1 Mc 2:15-29 The officers of the king in charge of enforcing the apostasycame to the city of Modein to organize the sacrifices.Many of Israel joined them,but Mattathias and his sons gathered in a group apart.Then the officers of the king addressed Mattathias:"You are a leader, an honorable and great man in this city,supported by sons and kin.Come now, be the first to obey the king's command,as all the Gentiles and the men of Judahand those who are left in Jerusalem have done.Then you and your sons...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-16-11, Opt Mem, St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Gertrude

    11/15/2011 10:18:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 43 replies · 1+ views
    USCCb.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-16-11 | New American Bible
    November 16, 2011 Wednesday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 2 Mc 7:1, 20-31 It happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrestedand tortured with whips and scourges by the king,to force them to eat pork in violation of God's law. Most admirable and worthy of everlasting remembrance was the mother,who saw her seven sons perish in a single day,yet bore it courageously because of her hope in the Lord.Filled with a noble spirit that stirred her womanly heart with manly courage,she exhorted each of themin the language of their ancestors with these words:"I do...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-12-11, Memorial, St. Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

    11/11/2011 7:50:42 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-12-11 | New American Bible
    November 12, 2011   Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr   Reading 1 Wis 18:14-16; 19:6-9 When peaceful stillness compassed everythingand the night in its swift course was half spent,Your all-powerful word, from heaven's royal thronebounded, a fierce warrior, into the doomed land,bearing the sharp sword of your inexorable decree.And as he alighted, he filled every place with death;he still reached to heaven, while he stood upon the earth. For all creation, in its several kinds, was being made over anew,serving its natural laws,that your children might be preserved unharmed.The cloud overshadowed their camp;and out of what had before...
  • Becoming Generous Givers: St. Martin of Tours shows us how [Catholic Caucus]

    11/11/2011 5:43:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    WAU.org ^ | Novoember, 2011 | WAU.org
    Becoming Generous Givers St. Martin of Tours shows us how Here’s a paradox that is central to Christianity: We lose what we keep, and we gain what we give away! “Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it,” Jesus told his disciples (Luke 17:33). A generous heart is the key to happiness—both in this life and in the next. Every time we are generous, we become even more grateful for the blessings that God has showered upon us. Each instance of kindhearted giving shows us how enriched we are in the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-11-11, Memorial, St. Martin of Tours, Bishop

    11/10/2011 9:33:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-11-11 | New American Bible
    November 11, 2011   Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop   Reading 1 Wis 13:1-9 All men were by nature foolish who were in ignorance of God,and who from the good things seen did not succeed in knowing him who is,and from studying the works did not discern the artisan;But either fire, or wind, or the swift air,or the circuit of the stars, or the mighty water,or the luminaries of heaven, the governors of the world, they considered gods.Now if out of joy in their beauty they thought them gods,let them know how far more excellent is the Lord...
  • Praise for and prose from St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor (Long) [Catholic Caucus]

    11/10/2011 6:10:55 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | November 10,, 2011 | Pope Benedict XVI about St. Leo the Great
    Praise for and prose from St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor On this, the Memorial of St. Leo the Great (c. 400-461), a selection from Pope Benedict XVI's general audience of March 5, 2008:We are familiar with Pope Leo's action thanks to his most beautiful sermons - almost 100 in a splendid and clear Latin have been preserved - and thanks to his approximately 150 letters. In these texts the Pontiff appears in all his greatness, devoted to the service of truth in charity through an assiduous exercise of the Word which shows him to us as both Theologian...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-10-11, Memorial, St. Leo the Great, Pope & Doctor/Church

    11/09/2011 8:32:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-10-11 | New American Bible
    November 10, 2011   Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church   Reading 1 Wis 7:22b-8:1 In Wisdom is a spiritintelligent, holy, unique,Manifold, subtle, agile,clear, unstained, certain,Not baneful, loving the good, keen,unhampered, beneficent, kindly,Firm, secure, tranquil,all-powerful, all-seeing,And pervading all spirits,though they be intelligent, pure and very subtle.For Wisdom is mobile beyond all motion,and she penetrates and pervades all things by reason of her purity.For she is an aura of the might of Godand a pure effusion of the glory of the Almighty;therefore nought that is sullied enters into her.For she is the refulgence of eternal...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-04-11, Memorial, St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop

    11/03/2011 7:13:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-04-11 | New American Bible
    November 4, 2011   Memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo, bishop   Reading 1 Rom 15:14-21 I myself am convinced about you, my brothers and sisters,that you yourselves are full of goodness,filled with all knowledge, and able to admonish one another.But I have written to you rather boldly in some respects to remind you,because of the grace given me by Godto be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentilesin performing the priestly service of the Gospel of God,so that the offering up of the Gentiles may be acceptable,sanctified by the Holy Spirit.In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to boast...
  • SAINT CHARLES BORROMEO ARCHBISHOP, CARDINAL 1538-1584 [Catholic Caucus]

    11/03/2011 6:59:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    EWTN.com ^ | not given | Taken from "Lives of Saints", Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.
    SAINT CHARLES BORROMEO ARCHBISHOP, CARDINAL 1538-1584 Feast: November 4 Among the great reformers of the troubled sixteenth century was Charles Borromeo, who, with St. Francis of Loyola, St. Philip Neri, and others, led the movement to combat the inroads.   His father, Count Gilbert Borromeo, was a man of piety and ability, and his mother was a member of the famous Medici family of Milan, sister of Angelo de Medici, later to become Pope Pius IV. The second of two sons in a family of six children, Charles was born in the castle of Arona on Lake Maggiore, on...
  • Martin de Porres, Saint of the “Least” [Catholic Caucus]

    11/03/2011 4:35:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    WAU ^ | November 2011 | Bob French
    Martin de Porres, Saint of the “Least” This unwanted son found—and proclaimed—his Father’s love By: Bob French Eight-year-old Martin de Porres was not what most people today would call a “normal” child. Living in Lima, Peru, in 1587, the boy was already in training to be a barber, which in his world also meant learning to be a surgeon, pharmacist, and physician. And there was something else that singled him out: Martin loved to pray. Isabel Garcia, whose house he lived in, would peek into his room late at night and see him on his knees before a crucifix,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-03-11, Opt. Mem. St. Martin de Porres

    11/02/2011 7:57:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-03-11 | New American Bible
    November 3, 2011 Thursday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Rom 14:7-12 Brothers and sisters:None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself.For if we live, we live for the Lord,and if we die, we die for the Lord;so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.For this is why Christ died and came to life,that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.Why then do you judge your brother or sister?Or you, why do you look down on your brother or sister?For we shall all stand before...
  • Saints are sealed by God, called to be sons of God, and saved by God [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    11/01/2011 4:37:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    InsightScoop ^ | November 1, 2011 | Carl Olson
    Saints are sealed by God, called to be sons of God, and saved by God The following is my "Opening the Word" Scripture column that originally appeared in the November 1, 2009, edition of Our Sunday Visitor newspaper (you can find the readings for today on the USCCB site):Most Catholics are understandably confused or puzzled when hearing a passage from the Book of Revelation. It is unfortunate, however, that many end up dismissing what they’ve heard. In so doing, they miss out on some of the most joyful passages of sacred Scripture. Today’s first reading is a perfect example of...