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  • The Mission of St. John the Baptist A Homily for the Birth of John the Baptist

    06/24/2018 7:43:12 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-23-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Mission of St. John the Baptist – A Homily for the Birth of John the Baptist Msgr. Charles Pope • June 23, 2018 • John the Baptist, by Alonso Cano (1634)We briefly step out of the “green” of Ordinary Time to celebrate the birth of the last prophet of the Old Testament, St. John the Baptist. In so doing, we not only commemorate a great prophet of history, but we also consider the office of prophet itself, one to which we are summoned by our baptism.As we consider John the Baptist, we also learn of our own duties...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-24-18, SOL, The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

    06/23/2018 9:19:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-24-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 24, 2018 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-22-18, OM,Sts. John Fisher & Thomas More, St. Paulinus/Nola

    06/21/2018 9:18:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 22, 2018 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, 06-21-18, M, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious

    06/20/2018 9:22:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 21, 2018 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 of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-13-18, M, St. Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor/Church

    06/12/2018 10:20:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-13-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 13, 2018 Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 1 Kgs18:20-39 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, and place...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-11-18, M, St. Barnabas, Apostle

    06/10/2018 9:25:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-11-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 11, 2018 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, 06-06-18. OM, St. Norbert, Bishop

    06/05/2018 11:15:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-06-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 6, 2018 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, 06-05-18, M, St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr

    06/04/2018 11:49:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-05-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 5, 2018 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 0602-18, OM, St. Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs

    06/01/2018 8:43:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-02-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 2, 2018 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-01-18, M, St. Justin, Martyr

    05/31/2018 8:32:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-01-18 | Revised New American Bible
    June 1, 2018 Memorial of Saint Justin, Martyr Reading 1 1 Pt 4:7-13 Beloved:The end of all things is at hand.Therefore be serious and sober-mindedso that you will be able to pray.Above all, let your love for one another be intense,because love covers a multitude of sins.Be hospitable to one another without complaining.As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one anotheras good stewards of God's varied grace.Whoever preaches, let it be with the words of God;whoever serves, let it be with the strength that God supplies,so that in all things God may be glorified through...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-26-18, M, St. Philip Neri, Priest

    05/25/2018 10:24:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-26-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 26, 2018 Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest Reading 1 Jas 5:13-20 Beloved:Is anyone among you suffering?He should pray.Is anyone in good spirits?He should sing a song of praise. Is anyone among you sick?He should summon the presbyters of the Church,and they should pray over himand anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.The prayer of faith will save the sick person,and the Lord will raise him up.If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one anotherand pray for one another, that you may be healed.The fervent prayer of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-25-18, OM, St. Bede/Ven., St. George VII, St. MM dePazzi

    05/24/2018 9:23:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-25-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 25, 2018 Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jas 5:9-12 Do not complain, brothers and sisters, about one another,that you may not be judged.Behold, the Judge is standing before the gates.Take as an example of hardship and patience, brothers and sisters,the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.Indeed we call blessed those who have persevered.You have heard of the perseverance of Job,and you have seen the purpose of the Lord,because the Lord is compassionate and merciful. But above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear,either by heaven or by earth or...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-22-18, OM, St. Rita of Cascia, Religious

    05/21/2018 10:06:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 22, 2018 Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jas 4:1-10 Beloved:Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you come from?Is it not from your passions that make war within your members?You covet but do not possess.You kill and envy but you cannot obtain;you fight and wage war.You do not possess because you do not ask.You ask but do not receive, because you ask wrongly,to spend it on your passions.Adulterers!Do you not know that to be a lover of the world means enmity with God?Therefore, whoever wants to be a lover of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-21-18, M, Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

    05/20/2018 9:24:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 21, 2018 Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church Reading 1 Gn 3:9-15, 20 After Adam had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to him 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 meshe gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it."The LORD God then...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-18-18, OM, St. John I, Pope and Martyr

    05/17/2018 8:26:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-18-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 18, 2018 Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 25:13b-21 King Agrippa and Bernice arrived in Caesareaon a visit to Festus.Since they spent several days there,Festus referred Paul's case to the king, saying,"There is a man here left in custody by Felix.When I was in Jerusalem the chief priests and the elders of the Jewsbrought charges against him and demanded his condemnation.I answered them that it was not Roman practiceto hand over an accused person before he has faced his accusersand had the opportunity to defend himself against their charge.So when they came together here,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-15-18, OM, St. Isidore, the Farmer

    05/14/2018 7:54:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-15-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 15, 2018 Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 20:17-27 From Miletus Paul had the presbytersof the Church at Ephesus summoned. When they came to him, he addressed them,"You know how I lived among youthe whole time from the day I first came to the province of Asia.I served the Lord with all humilityand with the tears and trials that came to mebecause of the plots of the Jews,and I did not at all shrink from telling youwhat was for your benefit,or from teaching you in public or in your homes.I earnestly bore witness for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-14-18, FEAST, St. Matthias, Apostle

    05/13/2018 10:21:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/ ^ | 05-14-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 14, 2018 Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle Reading 1 Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers and sisters(there was a group of about one hundred and twenty personsin the one place).He said, My brothers and sisters,the Scripture had to be fulfilledwhich the Holy Spirit spoke beforehandthrough the mouth of David, concerning Judas,who was the guide for those who arrested Jesus.Judas was numbered among usand was allotted a share in this ministry.For it is written in the Book of Psalms: Let his encampment become desolate,and may no one dwell in it.and:May another take his...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-12-18, OM, St. Pancras, Sts. Nereus & Ahilleus, Martyrs

    05/11/2018 9:32:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-12-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 12, 2018 Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:23-28 After staying in Antioch some time,Paul left and traveled in orderly sequencethrough the Galatian country and Phrygia,bringing strength to all the disciples. A Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria,an eloquent speaker, arrived in Ephesus.He was an authority on the Scriptures.He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord and,with ardent spirit, spoke and taught accurately about Jesus,although he knew only the baptism of John.He began to speak boldly in the synagogue;but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him,they took him asideand explained to him...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-03-18, FEAST, Sts. Philip and James, Apostles

    05/02/2018 10:00:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-03-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 3, 2018 Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles Reading 1 1 Cor 15:1-8 I am reminding you, brothers and sisters,of the Gospel I preached to you,which you indeed received and in which you also stand.Through it you are also being saved,if you hold fast to the word I preached to you,unless you believed in vain.For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received:that Christ died for our sinsin accordance with the Scriptures;that he was buried;that he was raised on the third dayin accordance with the Scriptures;that he appeared to Cephas, then to...
  • A Most Vivid Description of St. Athanasius

    05/02/2018 8:58:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-01-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Most Vivid Description of St. Athanasius Msgr. Charles Pope • May 1, 2018 • A couple of brief thoughts about St. Athanasius whose feast we celebrate today.I have served in African-American parishes for most of my priesthood and have often wondered why there don’t seem to be any black parishes named for this North-African saint. There are many named for Augustine and Cyprian, both of whom were likely of Berber stock despite hailing from northern Africa. Athanasius, on the other hand, while certainly not a sub-Saharan African, is described as having dark — even blackish — skin. Yet...