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  • Music chief for Pope Francis' Phildelphia Mass quits in dispute with Archbishop Chaput

    06/02/2015 1:37:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    NC Reporter ^ | June 2, 2015 | David Gibson
    John Romeri during Mass on Aug. 8, 2010, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis (RNS/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Erik M. Lunsford) The head of liturgical music for the Philadelphia archdiocese, who was also to play a key role orchestrating the huge outdoor Mass concluding Pope Francis' trip to the U.S. in September, is resigning his post over long-standing differences with Archbishop Charles Chaput. John Romeri, who has headed the archdiocesan liturgical music office for five years, said he will resign effective June 30 because "there are simply irreconcilable differences" with Chaput over the role and style of music at Mass. Romeri...
  • It is No longer I who Lives But Christ that Lives in Me[Charismatic Caucus]

    06/02/2015 8:54:04 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Pseudonyms( it is no longer I that lives but Christ that lives in Me) of approach are openhearted assuredness and in these rivers you will find the truth and nature of Me. So speak to these rivers to rise up for as Ezekiel spoke to the dry bones so must you and as you declare expect the Kingdom to answer for Zion "IS yours for The Taking" for as you inhabit Me(ZION) I shall inhabit you So feed your wellspring daily for deep calls to deep even now ! Galatians 2:19-21 19 For I through the law died to the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-02-15, OM, Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs

    06/01/2015 10:06:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-02-15 | Revised New American Bible
    June 2, 2015Tuesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Tb 2:9-14 On the night of Pentecost, after I had buried the dead,I, Tobit, went into my courtyard to sleep next to the courtyard wall. My face was uncovered because of the heat. I did not know there were birds perched on the wall above me, till their warm droppings settled in my eyes, causing cataracts. I went to see some doctors for a curebut the more they anointed my eyes with various salves, the worse the cataracts became, until I could see no more. For...
  • Extend The Father's Love Let Christ Arise in You [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/01/2015 11:21:53 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 6-1-15 | Bible , Jedediah
    Extend yourselves My Children , extend yourselves for as I love, you to must love even to the ends of the Earth. Give and it shall be given unto you, share in all I have blessed you with in an unending manner for My Love in you knows no boundaries and remembers no wrongs for as much as you allow My Grace in you to overcome all obstacles I then pour out My Storehouses upon you. So do not segregate your hearts from one another but give and not sparingly but lavishly for in this same way I shall give...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-01-15, M, St. Justin, Martyr

    05/31/2015 8:58:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-01-15 | Revised New American Bible
    June 1, 2015Memorial of Saint Justin, Martyr    Reading 1 Tb 1:3; 2:1a-8 I, Tobit, have walked all the days of my lifeon the paths of truth and righteousness.I performed many charitable works for my kinsmen and my peoplewho had been deported with me to Nineveh, in Assyria. On our festival of Pentecost, the feast of Weeks, a fine dinner was prepared for me, and I reclined to eat.The table was set for me,and when many different dishes were placed before me,I said to my son Tobiah: “My son,go out and try to find a poor manfrom among our...
  • The Immutability of God Chapter 9

    05/31/2015 2:09:06 PM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    O Christ our Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. As conies to their rock, so have we run to Thee for safety; as birds from their wanderings, so have we flown to Thee for peace. Chance and change are busy in our little world of nature and men, but in Thee we find no variableness nor shadow of turning. We rest in Thee without fear or doubt and face our tomorrows without anxiety. Amen. The immutability of God is among those attributes less difficult to understand, but to grasp it we must discipline ourselves to sort...
  • Self-deception and How to Avoid It - Chapter 22

    05/31/2015 1:57:08 PM PDT · by metmom · 7 replies
    OF ALL FORMS OF DECEPTION, self-deception is the most deadly, and of all deceived persons the self-deceived are the least likely to discover the fraud. The reason for this is simple. When a man is deceived by another he is deceived against his will. He is contending against an adversary and is temporarily the victim of the other's guile. Since he expects his foe to take advantage of him he is watchful and quick to suspect trickery. Under such circumstances it is possible to be deceived sometimes and for a short while, but because the victim is resisting he may...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-31-15, SOL, The Most Holy Trinity

    05/30/2015 9:09:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 58 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-31-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 31, 2015The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity   Reading 1 Dt 4:32-34, 39-40 Moses said to the people:"Ask now of the days of old, before your time,ever since God created man upon the earth;ask from one end of the sky to the other:Did anything so great ever happen before?Was it ever heard of?Did a people ever hear the voice of Godspeaking from the midst of fire, as you did, and live?Or did any god venture to go and take a nation for himselffrom the midst of another nation,by testings, by signs and wonders, by war,with strong hand and...
  • Five Ways to Go Wrong with Church Discipline

    05/30/2015 2:21:24 PM PDT · by OK Sun
    Credo House ^ | May 29, 2015 | C Michael Patton
    What is Church Discipline? There is hardly a practice in the local church that is misused more than church discipline. Dont get me wrong, I dont have many answers and its misuse is understandable. I think there are three primary ways we can find it misused: 1) It is never used at all, 2) it is used in an unbiblical way, and 3) people are brought in for discipline for sins that dont require its use. Matthew 18:15-17 is the primary passage that speaks to the practice of church discipline (even if we are still left with a lot...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-30-15

    05/29/2015 8:21:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-30-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 30, 2015Saturday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Sir 51:12 cd-20 I thank the LORD and I praise him;I bless the name of the LORD.When I was young and innocent,I sought wisdom openly in my prayerI prayed for her before the temple,and I will seek her until the end,and she flourished as a grape soon ripe.My heart delighted in her,My feet kept to the level pathbecause from earliest youth I was familiar with her.In the short time I paid heed,I met with great instruction.Since in this way I have profited,I will give my teacher...
  • Open Heavens lead to Heavenly Armies [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/29/2015 7:36:02 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    bible, the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-29-15 | holy Spirit
    Supernatural Beings( Angels)are about to arrive on the scene assisting My children according to My Kingdom and now more than ever before they shall begin to naturalize before you as they truly are " Heaven on Earth " . Honor them as they honor you as My Creation and realize they ARE part of My Kingdom, My Power, and My Glory on Earth as it is in Heaven for now they shall be assisting you in this battle as never before. I have opened the Heavens now for you as I did for Jacob, as I did at My Resurrection...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-29-15

    05/28/2015 7:37:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-29-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 29, 2015Friday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Sir 44:1, 9-13 Now will I praise those godly men,our ancestors, each in his own time.But of others there is no memory,for when they ceased, they ceased.And they are as though they had not lived,they and their children after them.Yet these also were godly menwhose virtues have not been forgotten;Their wealth remains in their families,their heritage with their descendants;Through God’s covenant with them their family endures,their posterity, for their sake. And for all time their progeny will endure,their glory will never be blotted out. Responsorial Psalm...
  • Rome, Her Saints, & the Gospel

    05/28/2015 8:12:00 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 175 replies
    The Cripplegate ^ | May 20, 2015 | Eric Davis
    This past weekend pope Francis canonized four new saintsin aceremony which received extra attention as two of the four were of Palestinian origin. One of the new Palestinian saints, Sister Mariam Baouardy (1846-1878), was a mystic and stigmatic also known as Mary Jesus Crucified. She was aPalestinian and foundress of the Discalced Carmelites of Bethlehem in the late 1800s. The other new Palestinian saint, Sister Marie Alphonsine Danil Ghattas (1843-1927), was a co-founder of the Congregation of the Rosary Sisters, who spent much of her life in Bethlehem founding schools and orphanages.Despite the interesting politics of the situation, we...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-28-15

    05/27/2015 8:41:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-28-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 28, 2015Thursday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Sir 42:15-25 Now will I recall God’s works;what I have seen, I will describe.At God’s word were his works brought into being;they do his will as he has ordained for them.As the rising sun is clear to all,so the glory of the LORD fills all his works;Yet even God’s holy ones must failin recounting the wonders of the LORD,Though God has given these, his hosts, the strengthto stand firm before his glory.He plumbs the depths and penetrates the heart;their innermost being he understands.The Most High possesses...
  • Wisdom Cries Out...What the Irish Tragedy Teaches US

    When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.(Luke 11:24-26)Ireland has long been considered a throw back example of an earlier morality, being one of the last of the western nations to liberalize divorce...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-27-15, OM, St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop

    05/26/2015 9:00:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-27-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 27, 2015Wednesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Sir 36:1, 4-5a, 10-17 Come to our aid, O God of the universe,look upon us, show us the light of your mercies,and put all the nations in dread of you!Thus they will know, as we know,that there is no God but you, O Lord. Give new signs and work new wonders. Gather all the tribes of Jacob,that they may inherit the land as of old,Show mercy to the people called by your name;Israel, whom you named your firstborn.Take pity on your holy city,Jerusalem, your dwelling place.Fill...
  • Canonization of St. Alexis of Wilkes Barre 21 years ago (Ecumenical)

    05/26/2015 9:03:08 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 05-25-2015 | OCA
    Video from the canonization of St. Alexis of Wilkes Barre PA in 1994.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-26-15, M, St. Philip Neri, Priest

    05/25/2015 8:49:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-26-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 26, 2015Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest    Reading 1 Sir 35:1-12 To keep the law is a great oblation,and he who observes the commandments sacrifices a peace offering.In works of charity one offers fine flour,and when he gives alms he presents his sacrifice of praise.To refrain from evil pleases the LORD,and to avoid injustice is an atonement.Appear not before the LORD empty-handed,for all that you offer is in fulfillment of the precepts.The just one’s offering enriches the altarand rises as a sweet odor before the Most High.The just one’s sacrifice is most pleasing,nor will it ever be...
  • Cardinal Tagle: Church should not look to 'idealized past' with nostalgia

    05/25/2015 9:36:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 45 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | May 22, 2015 | Joshua J. McElwee
    Philippines Cardinal Luis Tagle -- often cited as a possible successor to Pope Francis -- has called on Catholics to avoid looking to the pre-Second Vatican Council church with a sense of nostalgia, but to embrace and live out the council's sense of openness to the modern world.
  • Catholic Caucus:Daily Mass Readings, 05-25-15,OM, St. Bede, St. Gregory VII, St.M. Magdalene dePazzi

    05/24/2015 9:28:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-25-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 25, 2015Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Sir 17:20-24 To the penitent God provides a way back,he encourages those who are losing hopeand has chosen for them the lot of truth.Return to him and give up sin,pray to the LORD and make your offenses few.Turn again to the Most High and away from your sin,hate intensely what he loathes,and know the justice and judgments of God,Stand firm in the way set before you,in prayer to the Most High God. Who in the nether world can glorify the Most Highin place of the living...
  • Veni, Sancte Spiritus

    05/24/2015 2:35:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Catholicity.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | Stephen Langton,Archbishop Of Canterbury,1228
    Sequence for the Solemnity of Pentecost From A Catholic Prayer Book Veni, Sancte Spiritus From A Catholic Prayer Book Ascribed to Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury (+ 1228) Holy Spirit, Lord of Light, From the clear celestial height. Thy pure beaming radiance give. Come, thou Father of the poor, Come, with treasures which endure; Come, thou Light of all that live! Thou, of all consolers best, Thou, the soul's delightful guest, Dost refreshing peace bestow. Thou in toil art comfort sweet; Pleasant coolness in the heat; Solace in the midst of woe. Light immortal, Light divine, Visit thou these hearts...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-24-15, SOL, Pentecost Sunday, Mass during the Day

    05/23/2015 6:23:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 60 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-24-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 24, 2015Pentecost Sunday, Mass during the Day Reading 1 Acts 2:1-11 When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,they were all in one place together.And suddenly there came from the skya noise like a strong driving wind,and it filled the entire house in which they were.Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,which parted and came to rest on each one of them.And they were all filled with the Holy Spiritand began to speak in different tongues,as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem.At this sound,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-24-15, SOL, Pentecost Sunday, Vigil Mass

    05/23/2015 1:38:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-24-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 24, 2015Pentecost Sunday, Vigil Mass    Reading 1 Gn 11:1-9 The whole world spoke the same language, using the same words.While the people were migrating in the east,they came upon a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there.They said to one another,“Come, let us mold bricks and harden them with fire.”They used bricks for stone, and bitumen for mortar.Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a cityand a tower with its top in the sky,and so make a name for ourselves;otherwise we shall be scattered all over the earth.” The LORD came down to see...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-23-15

    05/22/2015 10:07:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-23-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 23, 2015Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 28:16-20, 30-31 When he entered Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself,with the soldier who was guarding him. Three days later he called together the leaders of the Jews.When they had gathered he said to them, “My brothers,although I had done nothing against our peopleor our ancestral customs,I was handed over to the Romans as a prisoner from Jerusalem.After trying my case the Romans wanted to release me,because they found nothing against me deserving the death penalty.But when the Jews objected, I was obliged to...
  • PE Conversations: Baptism in the Holy Spirit

    05/22/2015 10:44:14 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 2 replies
    PE News ^ | 22 May 2015 | John W. Kennedy
    As Christians mark Pentecost Sunday on May 24, various Assemblies of God district leaders responded to questions posed by PE News Editor John W. Kennedy. Those participating in the discussion are Tom Jacobs, superintendent of the Iowa Ministry Network; Stephen Tourville, superintendent of the PennDel Ministry Network; and James Braddy, superintendent of the Northern California and Nevada Assemblies of God. PE NEWS: How old and where were you when you received the baptism in the Holy Spirit? TOM JACOBS: I received the baptism in the Holy Spirit on my 14th birthday during a small Sunday evening youth service. Our...
  • THE BLASPHEMY OF THE MASS

    05/22/2015 9:05:44 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 259 replies
    Ex Catholics for Christ ^ | Circa 2014 | unknown
    When sharing with catholics the wonderful news about the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross for the sins of the world, one of the most tragic and miserable deceptions that many of them have blindly bought into is their worship and idolization of the eucharist. Breaking bread is something that all Bible believers cherish and take very seriously, especially after reading Paul's solemn admonition not to come to the Lord's table with any unconfessed sin in our hearts (1 Cor. 11:23-34). However, communion is only for those of us that have already been saved from...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-22-15, OM, St. Rita of Cascia, Religious

    05/21/2015 7:35:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-22-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 22, 2015Friday 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,...
  • Further Problems With American Eucharistic Practice (Catholic Caucus)

    05/21/2015 2:45:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 21, 2015 | JOHN M. GRONDELSKI
    Christian Brownes excellent critique of how receiving Communion-in-the-hand while standing are practices that might be reconsidered to strengthen American Catholics understanding of the Eucharist properly notes that these ideologically driven changes were required in no way by Vatican II or even the Holy See. Let me add three additional Eucharist-related phenomena bedeviling the American Church that also lack much of a doctrinal or theological base but which have become, for ideological reasons, part of the landscape of American Catholicism: extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, blessings in the Eucharistic procession, and the disconnect between the Sacraments of Penance and the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-21-15, OM, St. Christopher Magallanes, Priest & Companions

    05/20/2015 8:26:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-21-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 21, 2015Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 22:30; 23:6-11 Wishing to determine the truthabout why Paul was being accused by the Jews,the commander freed himand ordered the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin to convene.Then he brought Paul down and made him stand before them. Paul was aware that some were Sadducees and some Pharisees,so he called out before the Sanhedrin,“My brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of Pharisees;I am on trial for hope in the resurrection of the dead.”When he said this,a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and Sadducees,and the...
  • From Israel to Italy Today; Troublesome Muslims there too; Urinating on Mary; Wake up America!

    05/20/2015 2:25:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic Convert ^ | May 20, 2015 | Steve Ray
    On Sunday, May 10, after church mass, a group of young Muslim immigrantsinterrupteda Catholic procession in honor of the Virgin Mary. They hurled verbal insults, shouts, and threats as the group passed in front of the Islamic Cultural Center inConselice, a small town in lower Romagna.Approximately 100 Catholic Christians, including severalsmall children, were preparing to receive their first Holy Communion, when Muslims from the Islamic Center began howling verbal abuses and threats at the passing procession.According to an eyewitness, During the slow procession of the sacred image, some kids on the ground floor of the building of the headquarters of...
  • Submit to the Lord [charismatic caucus]

    05/19/2015 9:46:07 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-1915 | Jedediah,Bible
    Submit to the Lord and you will find, Breakthrough of a new kind, For in submission Heaven becomes clear, And you will see into things others fear, For The Father's Heart is Pure Above All, And only The Holy may access and call, For The Eyes of The Cherubim guard what is pure, So only the Holy are able to endure . . . Isaiah 6:5-8 5 Then said I, Woe is me! For I am undone and ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for...
  • Three Ways to Teach Children About the Eucharist

    05/20/2015 4:29:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | April 22, 2015 | JEANNIE EWING
    I was sixteen years old when the concept of the Transubstantiationbecame clearer to me. Until that time, I attended Mass with my parents half-heartedly and out of obligation. It wasnt until I left my Catholic elementary school only to enter the cesspool of public high school, riddled with all varieties of unbelievers and even some colorful Satanists, that I began to question what I believed and why in terms of religion.My parents reluctantly permitted me to attend a megachurch youth group with my closest friends from school, as long as I agreed to continue attending Mass on the weekends...
  • The Reception of Holy Communion in the United States (Catholic Caucus)

    05/20/2015 4:14:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 20, 2015 | CHRISTIAN BROWNE
    This year marks the 50thanniversary of the close of the Second Vatican Council. Pope Francis has decided to mark the occasion with the Year of Mercy. Despite much happy-talk and positive papal press, it is a time of foreboding in the Church. The anxiety over the coming Synod on the Family is substantial and growing, with the German bishops recent moves to formally ignore the Churchs teachings on sexual morality and the family. Their corruption, and the decayed state of the Church in Europe, is a source of much distress.The social and political situation in the United States is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-20-15, OM, St. Bernadine of Siena, Priest

    05/19/2015 9:07:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-20-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 20, 2015Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 20:28-38 At Miletus, Paul spoke to the presbyters of the Church of Ephesus:“Keep watch over yourselves and over the whole flockof which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers,in which you tend the Church of Godthat he acquired with his own Blood.I know that after my departure savage wolves will come among you,and they will not spare the flock.And from your own group, men will come forward perverting the truthto draw the disciples away after them.So be vigilant and remember that for three years, night and...
  • God's Infinitude - Chapter 8

    05/19/2015 3:19:12 PM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Our Heavenly Father: Let us see Thy glory, if it must be from the shelter of the cleft rock and from beneath the protection of Thy covering hand. Whatever the cost to us in loss of friends or goods or length of days let us know Thee as Thou art, that we may adore Thee as we should. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The world is evil, the times are waxing late, and the glory of God has departed from the church as the fiery cloud once lifted from the door of the Temple in the sight of Ezekiel...
  • Does God Always Answer Prayer? - Chapter 21

    05/19/2015 3:08:20 PM PDT · by metmom · 54 replies
    CONTRARY TO POPULAR OPINION, the cultivation of a psychology of uncritical belief is not an unqualified good, and if carried too far it may be a positive evil. The whole world has been booby-trapped by the devil, and the deadliest trap of all is the religious one. Error never looks so innocent as when it is found in the sanctuary. One field where harmless-looking but deadly traps appear in great profusion is the field of prayer. There are more sweet notions about prayer than could be contained in a large book, all of them wrong and all highly injurious to...
  • The Dragon's Flood...Revelation 12 pt 10

    And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-19-15

    05/18/2015 9:00:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-19-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 19, 2015Tuesday 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 both...
  • Russian Orthodox Commemoration of the Martyrs of the Communist Persecutions

    05/18/2015 8:16:48 AM PDT · by NRx · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 05-18-2018 | The Russian Orthodox Church
    The commemoration of the New Martyrs of Russia in the church dedicated in their honor at the Butovo Firing Range and mass grave. Tens of thousands of Orthodox Christians were shot or buried alive there.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-18-15, OM, St. John I, Pope and Martyr

    05/17/2015 8:56:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-18-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 18, 2015Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter   Reading 1 Acts 19:1-8 While Apollos was in Corinth,Paul traveled through the interior of the countryand down to Ephesus where he found some disciples. He said to them,“Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?”They answered him,“We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”He said, “How were you baptized?”They replied, “With the baptism of John.”Paul then said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance,telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him,that is, in Jesus.”When they heard this,they were baptized...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-17-15, SOL, The Ascension of the Lord/7th Sunday of Easter

    05/16/2015 7:55:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 68 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-17-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 17, 2015Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord    Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus,I dealt with all that Jesus did and taughtuntil the day he was taken up,after giving instructions through the Holy Spiritto the apostles whom he had chosen.He presented himself alive to themby many proofs after he had suffered,appearing to them during forty daysand speaking about the kingdom of God.While meeting with them,he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,but to wait for “the promise of the Fatherabout which you have heard me speak;for John baptized with water,but in a few days...
  • The Woman Must Flee Into The Wilderness...Revelation 12 pt 9

    And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.(Revelation 12:6,14)The Dragon hates the woman. Though Satan couldnt stop the birth of the Messiah, his triumphant life and ministry, and his death and resurrection, He still utterly hates Israel for being...
  • "The Franciscans of the Immaculate: 'the Volpi era' is over."

    05/16/2015 12:12:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 13, 2015 | Roberto de Mattei
    Sic transit gloria mundi. For the Franciscans of the Immaculate, the Institute founded by Father Stefano Maria Manelli, ( externally commissioned on 11th July 2013) the era of Volpi , which will certainly be remembered as one of the saddest in the history of this religious order, is over. Father Fidenzio Volpi, assigned by the Congregation for Religious as Apostolic Commissioner to liquidate Father Manellis order, is in fact in a Roman clinic, after suffering a cerebral ischemia, followed by a hemiparesis, which has seriously compromised his health, forcing him to renounce, irrevocably, his appointment as Commissioner. In February 2014,...
  • A modern-day St Francis? Archbishop works to rebuild Syrian Church amid destruction

    05/16/2015 4:29:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    cna ^ | May 15, 2015 | Matt Hadro and Adelaide Mena
    Interior of a damaged church building in Aleppo, April 2015. Credit: Melkite Archdiocese of Aleppo. Courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need. Aleppo, Syria, May 15, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A four-year civil war in Syria has left a mounting death toll and displaced millions of persons, but one bishop is staying to rebuild the Church in Aleppo, in the northwest corner of the country. “The Church is living,” Melkite Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo told CNA earlier this month. “Here, I am building, I am restoring, I am maintaining a lively Church in which every stone...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-16-15

    05/15/2015 9:38:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-16-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 16, 2015Saturday 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...
  • Bishop Lynch and the Dismantling of Summorum Pontificum

    05/15/2015 9:26:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 14, 2015 | Brian Williams
    Last month members of the Latin Mass community of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida were stunned to receive a letter addressed to them by their local ordinary, Bishop Robert Lynch. Following years of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass being offered at two different diocesan parishes, the faithful of both St. Anthony of Padua in San Antonio and Incarnation Catholic Church in Tampa learned that they would be losing the traditional Mass. Instead of further realizing Pope Benedicts vision of both forms of the Roman Rite mutually enriching each other through greater availability, Bishop Lynch has instead chosen the...
  • Three And A Half Years...Revelation 12 pt 8

    And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-15-15, OM, St. Isidore

    05/14/2015 10:53:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-15-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 15, 2015Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter    Reading 1 Acts 18:9-18 One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision,“Do not be afraid.Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.No one will attack and harm you,for I have many people in this city.”He settled there for a year and a halfand taught the word of God among them. But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia,the Jews rose up together against Pauland brought him to the tribunal, saying,“This man is inducing people to worship God contrary...
  • Dear Church: An open letter from one of those millennials you cant figure out

    05/14/2015 1:45:17 PM PDT · by EBH · 34 replies
    Ponder Anew ^ | May 13, 2015 | Jonathan
    A lots been made over the millennial generation and their religious life. Why they go to church. Why they dont go to church. What they want. What they hate. Im going to do something different here. Im not going to cite Barna. Im not going to quote Rachel Held Evans. Im not going to link to any articles or blog posts. Im just going to tell you whats true for me, and what Ive seen to be true of others like me. I am one of those rascally millennials, by the way. One of those enigmatic, paradoxical, media-dependent, coffee-drinking young...
  • The Seed Of The Woman...Revelation 12 pt 7

    And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for...