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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....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-13-12, OM, St. Henry

    07/12/2012 10:11:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-13-12 | Revised New American Bible
    July 13, 2012   Friday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Hos 14:2-10 Thus says the LORD:Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God;you have collapsed through your guilt.Take with you words,and return to the LORD;Say to him, "Forgive all iniquity,and receive what is good, that we may renderas offerings the bullocks from our stalls.Assyria will not save us,nor shall we have horses to mount;We shall say no more, 'Our god,'to the work of our hands;for in you the orphan finds compassion."I will heal their defection, says the LORD,I will love them freely;for my wrath is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-11-12, M, St. Benedict, Abbot

    07/10/2012 8:52:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-11-12 | Revised New American Bible
    July 11, 2012 Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot   Reading 1 Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12 Israel is a luxuriant vinewhose fruit matches its growth.The more abundant his fruit,the more altars he built;The more productive his land,the more sacred pillars he set up.Their heart is false,now they pay for their guilt;God shall break down their altarsand destroy their sacred pillars.If they would say,"We have no king?"Since they do not fear the LORD,what can the king do for them? The king of Samaria shall disappear,like foam upon the waters.The high places of Aven shall be destroyed,the sin of Israel;thorns and thistles shall...
  • The Rule of St. Benedict, (St. Benedict of Nursia) [Catholic Caucus]

    07/10/2012 8:24:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    EWTN.com ^ | St. Benedict, Abbot
    The Rule of St. Benedict St. Benedict of Nursia   Prologue1 Monk2 Abbots3 Counsel4 Good Works5 Silence6 Obedience7 Humility8-19 Divine Office20 Praying21 Monastic Deans22 Sleep23-30  Faults/Correction31 The Cellarer32-34 Tools/Property 35 Kitchen Service36 The Sick37 Old Men/Children38 The Reader39-41 Food/Drink42 Night Silence43 The Tardy44-46 Penance47 Call to Office48 Manual Labor49 Lent50-51 Outside Monks52 Oratory53 Guests54 Letters/Presents 55 Clothing/Shoes56 Abbot's Table57 Craftsmen58-61 Candidates/Guests62 Priests of Monastery63 Order and Rank64 Abbot's Election65 Prior66 Porter67 Before a Journey68 Impossible Commands69-70 Presumption71 Mutual Obedience72 Zeal73 Matters not in Rule
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-09-12, OM, St. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions/Martyrs

    07/08/2012 7:36:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-09-12 | Revised New American Bible
    July 9, 2012   Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Hos 2:16, 17c-18, 21-22 Thus says the LORD:I will allure her;I will lead her into the desertand speak to her heart.She shall respond there as in the days of her youth,when she came up from the land of Egypt. On that day, says the LORD,She shall call me "My husband,"and never again "My baal." I will espouse you to me forever:I will espouse you in right and in justice,in love and in mercy;I will espouse you in fidelity,and you shall know the LORD. Responsorial Psalm Ps...
  • Course on Grace: Grace Considered Intensively. Sanctifying Grace [Catholic and Open]

    07/07/2012 2:08:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 1998 | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
    Course on GracePart Two - A Grace Considered Intensively by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.Chapter VIII. Sanctifying Grace St. Thomas, following St. Augustine, declares that "the justification of the ungodly … is greater than the creation of heaven and earth" (l-2qll3a9). Since the former is a supernatural work of the highest order and the other only natural, more glory is given to God in justification than by all perfections of nature. Is justification, then, the greatest supernatural work? No, the Incarnation of the Word and the beatification of the just in heaven are greater.Causes of justification. What causes a sinner's...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-06-12, OM, St. Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr

    07/05/2012 8:27:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-06-12 | Revised New American Bible
    July 6, 2012   Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Am 8:4-6, 9-12 Hear this, you who trample upon the needyand destroy the poor of the land!"When will the new moon be over," you ask,"that we may sell our grain,and the sabbath, that we may display the wheat?"We will diminish the containers for measuring,add to the weights,and fix our scales for cheating!We will buy the lowly man for silver,and the poor man for a pair of sandals;even the refuse of the wheat we will sell!" On that day, says the Lord GOD,I will make the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-05-12, OM, St Anthony Mary Zaccaria, Priest

    07/04/2012 9:26:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-05-12 | Revised New American Bible
      July 5, 2012   Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Am 7:10-17 Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent word to Jeroboam,king of Israel:"Amos has conspired against you here within Israel;the country cannot endure all his words.For this is what Amos says:Jeroboam shall die by the sword,and Israel shall surely be exiled from its land." To Amos, Amaziah said:"Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah!There earn your bread by prophesying,but never again prophesy in Bethel;for it is the king's sanctuary and a royal temple."Amos answered Amaziah, "I was no prophet,nor have I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-04-12, OM, St. Elizabeth/Portugal, Independence Day

    07/03/2012 7:11:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-04-12 | Revised New American Bible
    July 4, 2012   Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Am 5:14-15, 21-24 Seek good and not evil,that you may live;Then truly will the LORD, the God of hosts,be with you as you claim!Hate evil and love good,and let justice prevail at the gate;Then it may be that the LORD, the God of hosts,will have pity on the remnant of Joseph. I hate, I spurn your feasts, says the LORD,I take no pleasure in your solemnities;Your cereal offerings I will not accept,nor consider your stall-fed peace offerings.Away with your noisy songs!I will not listen to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-03-12, Feast, St. Thomas, Apostle

    07/02/2012 7:32:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-03-12 | Revised New American Bible
    July 3, 2012   Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle   Reading 1 Eph 2:19-22 Brothers and sisters:You are no longer strangers and sojourners,but you are fellow citizens with the holy onesand members of the household of God,built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets,with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.Through him the whole structure is held togetherand grows into a temple sacred in the Lord;in him you also are being built togetherinto a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. Responsorial Psalm Ps 117:1bc, 2 R. (Mark 16:15) Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.Praise the...
  • ST. GASPAR: Founder of the Society of the Precious Blood

    07/01/2012 2:03:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Eternal Word Television Network ^ | not available | Eternal Word Television Network
    ST. GASPAR: Founder of the Society of the Precious Blood St. Gaspar founded the Society of the Precious Blood in Giano, Italy, on August 15, 1815. Here, in the 10th century abbey of San Felice, our founder opened the gates of an ardent devotion to the Precious Blood of Christ. The preamble of the C.P.P.S. constitution captures this new beginning:Impelled by the love of Christ, manifested especially in the shedding of his Blood, and sensitive to the needs of the Church, St. Gaspar del Bufalo founded a priestly institute. He attracted from the diocesan clergy a group of like-minded...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-30-12, OM, The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

    06/29/2012 8:27:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-30-12 | Revised New American Bible
    June 30, 2012 Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Lam 2:2, 10-14, 18-19 The Lord has consumed without pityall the dwellings of Jacob;He has torn down in his angerthe fortresses of daughter Judah;He has brought to the ground in dishonorher king and her princes. On the ground in silence sitthe old men of daughter Zion;They strew dust on their headsand gird themselves with sackcloth;The maidens of Jerusalembow their heads to the ground. Worn out from weeping are my eyes,within me all is in ferment;My gall is poured out on the groundbecause of the downfall of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: EXTERNAL GRACES, 06-29-12

    06/29/2012 8:21:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-29-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):EXTERNAL GRACES Those providential means that God uses as occasions for conferring interior actual graces. External graces are all creatures that are divinely intended to lead us to our eternal destiny. They are any person, place, or thing that can help us attain the end for which we were created. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-29-12, Solemnity, Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Day

    06/28/2012 5:51:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-29-12 | Revised New American Bible
      June 29, 2012 Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles, 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 Jewshe proceeded to arrest Peter also."It was the feast of Unleavened Bread."He had him taken into custody and put in prisonunder the guard of four squads of four soldiers each.He intended to bring him before the people after Passover.Peter thus was being kept in prison,but...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-29-12, Solemnity, Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Vigil

    06/28/2012 5:31:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-29-12 | Revised New American bible
      June 29, 2012 Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles, Vigil   Reading 1 Acts 3:1-10 Peter and John were going up to the temple areafor the three o'clock hour of prayer.And a man crippled from birth was carriedand placed at the gate of the temple called "the Beautiful Gate"every day to beg for alms from the people who entered the temple.When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple,he asked for alms.But Peter looked intently at him, as did John,and said, "Look at us."He paid attention to them, expecting to receive something from them.Peter...
  • Our Lady of the Revelation at Tre Fontane [Conversion of Bruno Cornacchiola, Atheist)

    06/28/2012 3:59:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholicsimPure.wordpress.com ^ | 2006 | by kathleen from Marie Smith’s account in 2006:
    Our Lady of the Revelation at Tre Fontane Posted on June 27, 2012 by kathleen One of the most amazing stories of an atheist’s conversion to the Catholic Faith must surely be that of Bruno Cornacchiola, a violent man who hated with all his being everything to do with the Catholic Church, and had even vowed to murder the Pope!Here is his story that I have adapted slightly from Marie Smith’s account in 2006: Bruno Cornacchiola Bruno Cornacchiola, though raised a Catholic grew not only to detest everything Catholic, but also nursed a deep hatred for the Catholic Church and vowed...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-28-12, Memorial, St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr

    06/27/2012 10:04:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-28-12 | Revised New American Biblel
    June 28, 2012   Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr   Reading 1 2 Kgs 24:8-17 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign,and he reigned three months in Jerusalem.His mother's name was Nehushta,daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.He did evil in the sight of the LORD,just as his forebears had done. At that time the officials of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,attacked Jerusalem, and the city came under siege.Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,himself arrived at the citywhile his servants were besieging it.Then Jehoiachin, king of Judah, together with his mother,his ministers, officers, and functionaries,surrendered to the king of Babylon,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-27-12, OM, St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop, Doctor/Church

    06/26/2012 6:44:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
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    June 27, 2012 Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time  Reading 1 2 Kgs 22:8-13; 23:1-3 The high priest Hilkiah informed the scribe Shaphan,"I have found the book of the law in the temple of the LORD."Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, who read it.Then the scribe Shaphan went to the king and reported,"Your servants have smelted down the metals available in the templeand have consigned them to the master workmenin the temple of the LORD."The scribe Shaphan also informed the kingthat the priest Hilkiah had given him a book,and then read it aloud to the king.When the king...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-24-12. Solemnity, Nativity, St. John the Baptist, Day

    06/23/2012 2:42:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 58 replies
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    June 24, 2012 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 swordand 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, spent my strength,yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-24-12, Solemnity, Nativity, St John the Baptist, Vigil

    06/23/2012 2:36:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 56 replies
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    June 24, 2012 Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Vigil Mass   Reading 1 Jer 1:4-10 In the days of King Josiah, the word of the LORD came to me, saying: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,before you were born I dedicated you,a prophet to the nations I appointed you. "Ah, Lord GOD!" I said,"I know not how to speak; I am too young."But the LORD answered me,Say not, "I am too young."To whomever I send you, you shall go;whatever I command you, you shall speak.Have no fear before them,because I am with...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-22-12, OM, Sts. John Fisher & Thomas More,St. Paulinus/Nola

    06/21/2012 8:45:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies
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    June 22, 2012 Friday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20 When Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah,saw that her son was dead,she began to kill off the whole royal family.But Jehosheba, daughter of King Jehoram and sister of Ahaziah,took Joash, his son, and spirited him away, along with his nurse,from the bedroom where the princes were about to be slain.She concealed him from Athaliah, and so he did not die.For six years he remained hidden in the temple of the LORD,while Athaliah ruled the land. But in the seventh year,Jehoiada summoned the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-21-12, Memorial, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious

    06/20/2012 9:58:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
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    June 21, 2012   Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, religious   Reading 1 Sir 48:1-14 Like a fire there appeared the prophet Elijahwhose words were as a flaming furnace.Their staff of bread he shattered,in his zeal he reduced them to straits;By the Lord's word he shut up the heavensand three times brought down fire.How awesome are you, Elijah, in your wondrous deeds!Whose glory is equal to yours?You brought a dead man back to lifefrom the nether world, by the will of the LORD.You sent kings down to destruction,and easily broke their power into pieces.You brought down nobles, from their beds...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-19-12, Opt. Mem. St. Romuald, Abbot

    06/18/2012 9:11:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
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    June 19, 2012   « June 18  |  June 20 » Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 366 Reading 1 1 Kgs 21:17-29 After the death of Naboth the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite:"Start down to meet Ahab, king of Israel,who rules in Samaria.He will be in the vineyard of Naboth,of which he has come to take possession.This is what you shall tell him,'The LORD says: After murdering, do you also take possession?For this, the LORD says:In the place where the dogs licked up the blood of Naboth,the dogs shall lick up your blood, too.'"Ahab said to Elijah, "Have you...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PAPAL CHOIR, 06-18-12

    06/18/2012 7:55:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-18-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PAPAL CHOIR Going back to ancient times, the papal choir was reorganized by Pope St. Gregory the Great. It is composed of specially chosen singers under the direction of a choirmaster who is also a composer. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CARPENTER'S SQUARE, 06-15-12

    06/15/2012 8:27:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-15-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CARPENTER'S SQUARE A symbolic emblem alone or in conjunction with other rolls of the carpenter's trade. Hammer, lathe, and saw are especially symbolic of St. Joseph the Workman. St. Thomas the Apostle, patron of architects and builders, and St. James the Less are both represented in art with the carpenter's square. St. Vincent Ferrer (1350-1419), patron of the building arts, has a tool of that trade for one if his symbols. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-13-12, Mem. St. Anthony of Padua, Priest & Doctor/Church

    06/12/2012 8:22:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
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    June 13, 2012   Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church   Reading 1 1 Kgs 18:20-39 Ahab sent to all the children of Israeland had the prophets assemble on Mount Carmel. Elijah appealed to all the people and said,"How long will you straddle the issue?If the LORD is God, follow him; if Baal, follow him."The people, however, did not answer him.So Elijah said to the people,"I am the only surviving prophet of the LORD,and there are four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal.Give us two young bulls.Let them choose one, cut it into pieces,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-11-12, Memorial, St. Barnabas, apostle

    06/10/2012 7:38:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
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    June 11, 2012   Memorial of Saint Barnabas, Apostle Reading 1 Acts 11:21b-26; 12:1-3 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, 06-09-12. Opt Mem, St. Ephrem, Deacon & Doctor/Church

    06/08/2012 9:40:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
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    June 9, 2012 Saturday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 2 Tm 4:1-8 Beloved:I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus,who will judge the living and the dead,and by his appearing and his kingly power:proclaim the word;be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient;convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching.For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrinebut, following their own desires and insatiable curiosity,will accumulate teachers and will stop listening to the truthand will be diverted to myths.But you, be self-possessed in all circumstances;put up with hardship;perform...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-06-12, Opt. Mem. St. Norbert, Bishop

    06/05/2012 8:30:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
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    June 6, 2012   Wednesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 2 Tm 1:1-3, 6-12 Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of Godfor the promise of life in Christ Jesus,to Timothy, my dear child:grace, mercy, and peace from God the Fatherand Christ Jesus our Lord. I am grateful to God,whom I worship with a clear conscience as my ancestors did,as I remember you constantly in my prayers, night and day. For this reason, I remind you to stir into flamethe gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands.For God...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-05-12, Memorial, St. Boniface, Bishop & Martyr

    06/04/2012 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
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    June 5, 2012 Memorial of Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 2 Pt 3:12-15a, 17-18 Beloved:Wait for and hasten the coming of the day of God,because of which the heavens will be dissolved in flamesand the elements melted by fire.But according to his promisewe await new heavens and a new earthin which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you await these things,be eager to be found without spot or blemish before him, at peace.And consider the patience of our Lord as salvation. Therefore, beloved, since you are forewarned,be on your guard not to be led into the error of the unprincipledand...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-02-12. Opt. Mem. Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs

    06/01/2012 8:12:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
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    June 2, 2012 Saturday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Jude 17, 20b-25 Beloved, remember the words spoken beforehandby the Apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.Build yourselves up in your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit.Keep yourselves in the love of Godand wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christthat leads to eternal life.On those who waver, have mercy;save others by snatching them out of the fire;on others have mercy with fear,abhorring even the outer garment stained by the flesh. To the one who is able to keep you from stumblingand to present...