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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-07-12, OM, St. Cajetan, St. Sixtus II & Companions

    08/06/2012 11:16:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies
    USCCB.org/RNABn ^ | 08-07-12 | Revised New American Bible
    August 7, 2012   Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Jer 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22 The following message came to Jeremiah from the LORD:For thus says the LORD, the God of Israel:Write all the words I have spoken to you in a book. For thus says the LORD:Incurable is your wound,grievous your bruise;There is none to plead your cause,no remedy for your running sore,no healing for you.All your lovers have forgotten you,they do not seek you.I struck you as an enemy would strike,punished you cruelly;Why cry out over your wound?your pain is without relief.Because of your...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-04-12. M. St. John Mary Vianney, Priest

    08/03/2012 8:25:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-03-12 | Revised New American Bible
    August 4, 2012 Memorial of Saint John Mary Vianney, priest   Reading 1 Jer 26:11-16, 24 The priests and prophets said to the princes and to all the people,"This man deserves death;he has prophesied against this city,as you have heard with your own ears."Jeremiah gave this answer to the princes and all the people:"It was the LORD who sent me to prophesy against this house and cityall that you have heard.Now, therefore, reform your ways and your deeds;listen to the voice of the LORD your God,so that the LORD will repent of the evil with which he threatens you.As for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-02-12, OM, St. Eusebius/Vercelli, St. Peter Julian Eymard

    08/01/2012 9:17:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-02-12 | Revised New American Bible
    August 2, 2012 Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Jer 18:1-6 This word came to Jeremiah from the LORD:Rise up, be off to the potter's house;there I will give you my message.I went down to the potter's house and there he was,working at the wheel.Whenever the object of clay which he was makingturned out badly in his hand,he tried again,making of the clay another object of whatever sort he pleased.Then the word of the LORD came to me:Can I not do to you, house of Israel,as this potter has done' says the LORD.Indeed, like clay...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GRIDIRON, 08-01-12

    08/01/2012 9:38:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-01-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):GRIDIRON Symbol of St. Lawrence the deacon. Martyred in A.D. 258 by being roasted alive on a gridiron. By the fourth century venerated as one of the famous martyrs of Rome, he included in the Canon of the Mass. St. Vincent (d. 304), a Spanish deacon martyred in the same way, also has the gridiron for his emblem. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-01-12, M, St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop, Doctor/Church

    07/31/2012 9:18:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-01-12 | Revised New American Bible
    August 1, 2012   Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church   Reading 1 Jer 15:10, 16-21 Woe to me, mother, that you gave me birth!a man of strife and contention to all the land!I neither borrow nor lend,yet all curse me.When I found your words, I devoured them;they became my joy and the happiness of my heart,Because I bore your name,O LORD, God of hosts.I did not sit celebratingin the circle of merrymakers;Under the weight of your hand I sat alonebecause you filled me with indignation.Why is my pain continuous,my wound incurable, refusing to be...
  • The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola translated by Elder Mullan ([1914]

    07/31/2012 4:12:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    SacredTextx.com ^ | 1548 | St. Ignatius of Loyola
    The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola translated by Elder Mullan [1914] These are the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, a plan of contemplation to be carried out over about a month. St. Ignatius of Loyola (1419-1556) was the founder of the Jesuits, and was canonized by Pope Gregory XV in 1622. He published the Spiritual Exercises in 1548. The Exercises were intended for use during a retreat; and are a central part of the first year training of Jesuit novitiates. However, one does not have to be a Jesuit-in-training to take advantage of the Exercises:...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-31-12, M, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest

    07/30/2012 8:00:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-31-12 | Revised New American Bible
    July 31, 2012   Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest   Reading 1 Jer 14:17-22 Let my eyes stream with tearsday and night, without rest,Over the great destruction which overwhelmsthe virgin daughter of my people,over her incurable wound.If I walk out into the field,look! those slain by the sword;If I enter the city,look! those consumed by hunger.Even the prophet and the priestforage in a land they know not. Have you cast Judah off completely?Is Zion loathsome to you?Why have you struck us a blowthat cannot be healed?We wait for peace, to no avail;for a time of healing, but terror...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-30-12, OM, St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Doctor/Church

    07/29/2012 8:04:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-30-12 | Revised New American Bible
    July 30, 2012   Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Jer 13:1-11 The LORD said to me: Go buy yourself a linen loincloth;wear it on your loins, but do not put it in water.I bought the loincloth, as the LORD commanded, and put it on.A second time the word of the LORD came to me thus:Take the loincloth which you bought and are wearing,and go now to the Parath;there hide it in a cleft of the rock.Obedient to the LORD's command, I went to the Parathand buried the loincloth.After a long interval, the LORD said...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-26-12, M, Sts. Joachim & Anne, Parents of the BVMary

    07/25/2012 8:14:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-26-12 | Revised New American Bible
    July 26, 2012   Memorial of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary   Reading 1 Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13 This word of the LORD came to me:Go, cry out this message for Jerusalem to hear! I remember the devotion of your youth,how you loved me as a bride,Following me in the desert,in a land unsown.Sacred to the LORD was Israel,the first fruits of his harvest;Should any presume to partake of them,evil would befall them, says the LORD. When I brought you into the garden landto eat its goodly fruits,You entered and defiled my land,you made...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-24-12, OM, St. Sharbel Makhluf, Priest

    07/23/2012 10:37:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-24-12 | Revised New American Bible
    July 24, 2012   Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 Shepherd your people with your staff,the flock of your inheritance,That dwells apart in a woodland,in the midst of Carmel.Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,as in the days of old;As in the days when you came from the land of Egypt,show us wonderful signs. Who is there like you, the God who removes guiltand pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;Who does not persist in anger forever,but delights rather in clemency,And will again have compassion on us,treading underfoot our guilt?You will...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-23-12, OM, St. Bridget of Sweden, Religious

    07/22/2012 9:57:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-23-12 | Revised New American Bible
    July 23, 2012   Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Mi 6:1-4, 6-8 Hear what the LORD says:Arise, present your plea before the mountains,and let the hills hear your voice!Hear, O mountains, the plea of the LORD,pay attention, O foundations of the earth!For the LORD has a plea against his people,and he enters into trial with Israel. O my people, what have I done to you,or how have I wearied you? Answer me!For I brought you up from the land of Egypt,from the place of slavery I released you;and I sent before you Moses,Aaron, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-21-12, OM, St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest & Doctor/Church

    07/21/2012 12:18:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-21-12 | Revised New American Bible
    July 21, 2012 Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Mi 2:1-5 Woe to those who plan iniquity,and work out evil on their couches;In the morning light they accomplish itwhen it lies within their power.They covet fields, and seize them;houses, and they take them;They cheat an owner of his house,a man of his inheritance.Therefore thus says the LORD:Behold, I am planning against this race an evilfrom which you shall not withdraw your necks;Nor shall you walk with head high,for it will be a time of evil. On that day a satire shall be sung over you,and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-20-12, OM, St. Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr

    07/19/2012 11:22:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-20-12 | Revised New American Bible
    July 20, 2012   Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Is 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8 When Hezekiah was mortally ill,the prophet Isaiah, son of Amoz, came and said to him:"Thus says the LORD: Put your house in order,for you are about to die; you shall not recover."Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD: "O LORD, remember how faithfully and wholeheartedlyI conducted myself in your presence,doing what was pleasing to you!"And Hezekiah wept bitterly. Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah: "Go, tell Hezekiah:Thus says the LORD, the God...
  • A Love for Which He Suffered. A Meditation on the Poem of St. John the Cross: Un Pastorcico [Ecumen]

    07/19/2012 8:36:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-1-8-12 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Love for Which He Suffered. A Meditation on the Poem of St. John the Cross: Un PastorcicoBy: Msgr. Charles Pope Many of you have read the allegorical poem adapted by St, John of the Cross called Un Pastorcico (A little Shepherd).  It is a poem about a shepherd boy who grieves that his beloved shepherdess has forsaken and forgotten him. In his love, and in his grief he climbs a tree, and there spreads his arms and dies, his heart by love torn open pitifully.It is an allegory of Christ, indeed of God’s love for us, and for...
  • Course on Grace: Grace Considered Intensively, Sharing Divine Nature-Sanctify. Grace [Cath & Open]

    07/18/2012 11:52:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 19998 | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
    Course on GracePart Two - A Grace Considered Intensively by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.Chapter IX. Sharing the Divine Nature by Sanctifying Grace The most radical and fundamental and radical effect of sanctifying grace seems to be deification. Sanctifying grace deifies the soul, renders it deiform, godlike in a wondrous way, partaker of the divine nature.Can this really be true? The sources of revelation are clear. In the words of St. Peter, "By whom (Christ) He (the Father) hath given us great and precious promises: that by these you may be made partakers of the divine nature" (2 Peter 1,4)....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-18-12, OM, St. Camillus de Lellis, Priest

    07/17/2012 9:34:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-18-12 | Revised New American Bible
    July 18, 2012   Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Is 10:5-7, 13b-16 Thus says the LORD:Woe to Assyria! My rod in anger,my staff in wrath.Against an impious nation I send him,and against a people under my wrath I order himTo seize plunder, carry off loot,and tread them down like the mud of the streets.But this is not what he intends,nor does he have this in mind;Rather, it is in his heart to destroy,to make an end of nations not a few. For he says:"By my own power I have done it,and by my wisdom,...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PRAISES OF GOD, 07-17-12

    07/17/2012 7:11:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 07-17-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PRAISES OF GOD A hymn of adoration of St. Francis of Assisi. The original paper with these praises is preserved today in a reliquary in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi. The praises illustrate the mystical heights to which Francis had attained at the time of his stigmatization. They read: "You are holy, Lord, the only God, and your deeds are wonderful./You are strong. You are great. You are the Most High, You are almighty. You, holy Father, are King of heaven and earth./You are Three and One, Lord God, all good. You are Good,...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SCHOLASTICISM, 07-14-12

    07/14/2012 1:04:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 07-14-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SCHOLASTICISM The system of philosophy and theology first developed in the medieval schools of Christian Europe, having a scholastic or technical language and methodology, building on the writings of the Church Fathers, notably St. Augustine (354-430), using many of the philosophical principles and insights of Aristotle and Neoplatonism, and co-ordinated into a synthesis of human and divine wisdom by St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-74). Three periods of Scholasticism are commonly distinguished: medieval period from St. Anselm to Jean Capréolus (1060-1440); Counter-Reformation or the Spanish-Portuguese Revival (1520-1640), declining after the rise of Protestantism and the spread of Cartesianism;...
  • [Saint Paul, MN baseball] Saints to change name for a game on atheist night

    07/13/2012 10:44:21 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT | unattributed
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The St. Paul Saints plan to change their name for a game sponsored by atheist groups. The American Association minor league club will call itself the "Mr. Paul Aints" when they host the Amarillo Sox on Aug. 10. The Minnesota Atheists and American Atheists suggested the promotion to tie in with a regional atheist conference in town that weekend. The game's billing...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-14-12, M. Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin

    07/13/2012 7:56:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-14-12 | Revised New American Bible
    July 14, 2012   Memorial of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin   Reading 1 Is 6:1-8 In the year King Uzziah died,I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne,with the train of his garment filling the temple.Seraphim were stationed above; each of them had six wings:with two they veiled their faces,with two they veiled their feet,and with two they hovered aloft. They cried one to the other,"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!All the earth is filled with his glory!"At the sound of that cry, the frame of the door shookand the house was filled with smoke....