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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-25-12

    10/24/2012 9:39:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 10-25-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 25, 2012 Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 3:14-21 Brothers and sisters:I kneel before the Father,from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his gloryto be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self,and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;that you, rooted and grounded in love,may have strength to comprehend with all the holy oneswhat is the breadth and length and height and depth,and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,so that you...
  • Pius X Society expels Bishop Williamson for disobedience

    10/24/2012 3:22:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    cna ^ | October 24, 2012
    Menzingen, Switzerland, Oct 24, 2012 / 12:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Society of St. Pius X has expelled Bishop Richard Williamson, saying he has distanced himself from the traditionalist Catholic group’s leadership and he has refused “to show due respect and obedience to his lawful superiors.” The Switzerland-based society said Oct. 24 that the “painful” decision was necessary because of “concern for the common good” and for the good government of the society. The society’s Superior General Bishop Bernard Fellay and his council declared the bishop to be excluded on Oct. 4. Bishop Williamson, in response to a final deadline...
  • Fashion, Design Ideology in Sacred Architecture: A Review of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

    10/24/2012 1:49:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 23, 2012 | Nikos Salingaros
    Where to begin? Well, there are hardly any right angles in this building. Broken forms, discontinuities, and protrusions in its geometry both inside and outside characterize the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Such imbalance and departure from mathematical harmony is usually explained away by labeling it a “postmodern-deconstructivist” building, as if style were sufficient reason to violate tectonic harmony and geometrical coherence. We have here a celebration of asymmetry, which might be understandable if there were a sound reason for it coming either from design necessities, or from religion. But there is none. The building’s asymmetry serves an...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 24, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/24/2012 4:43:01 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Heavy With Favor Today's Scripture Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. (Isaiah 60:1, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Notice that todays verse doesnt say that the glory of the Lord is going to come on you one day. It doesnt say, Maybe when the economy gets better, when you graduate from college, or when you get that good break. No, it says Gods glory is already on you! The word glory in the original language indicates that Gods favor, blessing and splendor is on you in...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 24, 2012]

    10/24/2012 4:42:06 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    The Proper Perspective " Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ . . . " —2 Corinthians 2:14 The proper perspective of a servant of God must not simply be as near to the highest as he can get, but it must be the highest. Be careful that you vigorously maintain God’s perspective, and remember that it must be done every day, little by little. Don’t think on a finite level. No outside power can touch the proper perspective.The proper perspective to maintain is that we are here for only one purpose— to be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-24-12, OM, St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop

    10/23/2012 9:53:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 10-24-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 24, 2012 Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 3:2-12 Brothers and sisters:You have heard of the stewardship of God's gracethat was given to me for your benefit,namely, that the mystery was made known to me by revelation,as I have written briefly earlier.When you read thisyou can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,which was not made known to human beings in other generationsas it has now been revealedto his holy Apostles and prophets by the Spirit,that the Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same Body,and copartners in the promise in Christ...
  • Vatican Ambassador at First Mass Held in Iraq Monastery in 1,500 Years

    10/23/2012 2:44:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | October 22, 2012 | Kassem al-Kaabi
    Iraqi Christians attend a mass on Christmas at St. Joseph Chaldean church in Baghdad on Dec. 25, 2011. Read more: The Vatican's ambassador to Iraq and a number of monks held the first mass in 1,500 years in one of the oldest monasteries in the Iraqi city of al-Hira (south of Najaf), and met with the top Iraqi Shiite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. Hira had been a spiritual capital for Christians, and was a destination for monks for more than 500 years before the introduction of Islam to the country. There are 33 monasteries between Najaf and Kufa, some...
  • The Ordinariate's Customary Printed

    10/23/2012 9:03:24 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Hermeneutic of Continuity ^ | 10/22/12 | Fr. Tim Finigan
    The new Customary of Our Lady of Walsingham has been published, and a fine book it looks, too. It contains the office for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, the psalms in the Coverdale translation, and the office arranged according to the calendar for the Ordinariate. I'm rather hoping to have choral evensong at Blackfen during the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity. There are more photos of the new book at the Ordinariate's Flickr set and there is a report by Mgr Andrew Burnham at the Ordinariate website. You can buy a copy from Amazon.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 23, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/23/2012 4:43:00 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Make Room Today's Scripture A good man leaves an inheritance to his childrens children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous. (Proverbs 13:22, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Notice, God has already laid up contracts, houses, businesses, promotions and good breaks. They already have your name on them. If youll keep honoring God and making room for them, then eventually they will find their way into your hands the hands of the righteous. That means right now something is headed your direction; not bad breaks, not disappointments, not lack, not mediocrity....
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 23, 2012]

    10/23/2012 4:42:16 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Nothing of the Old Life! "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new" —2 Corinthians 5:17 Our Lord never tolerates our prejudices— He is directly opposed to them and puts them to death. We tend to think that God has some special interest in our particular prejudices, and are very sure that He will never deal with us as He has to deal with others. We even say to ourselves, “God has to deal with other people in a very strict way, but of course He...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-23-12, OM, St. John of Capistrano, Priest

    10/22/2012 10:08:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies ^ | 10-23-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 23, 2012 Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 2:12-22 Brothers and sisters:You were at that time without Christ,alienated from the community of Israeland strangers to the covenants of promise,without hope and without God in the world.But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far offhave become near by the Blood of Christ. For he is our peace, he made both oneand broke down the dividing wall of enmity, through his Flesh,abolishing the law with its commandments and legal claims,that he might create in himself one new person in place of the two,thus...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 22, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/22/2012 4:38:53 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Stored Up Blessings Today's Scripture Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have prepared for those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men! (Psalm 31:19, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Scripture talks about how God has blessings stored up for those that honor Him. Think about that. God has contracts, houses, ideas, good breaks that already have your name on them! Theyve been stored up for you. The question is, how do you see them released? Number one: by honoring God...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 22, 2012]

    10/22/2012 4:37:15 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Witness of the Spirit "The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit . . ." —Romans 8:16 We are in danger of getting into a bargaining spirit with God when we come to Him—we want the witness of the Spirit before we have done what God tells us to do.Why doesn’t God reveal Himself to you? He cannot. It is not that He will not, but He cannot, because you are in the way as long as you won’t abandon yourself to Him in total surrender. Yet once you do, immediately God witnesses to Himself—He cannot witness to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-22-12

    10/21/2012 8:09:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies ^ | 10-22-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 22, 2012 Monday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 2:1-10 Brothers and sisters:You were dead in your transgressions and sinsin which you once lived following the age of this world,following the ruler of the power of the air,the spirit that is now at work in the disobedient.All of us once lived among them in the desires of our flesh,following the wishes of the flesh and the impulses,and we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest.But God, who is rich in mercy,because of the great love he had for us,even when we...
  • Pope canonizes seven saints for the new evangelization

    10/21/2012 9:43:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | October 21, 2012 | Matthew A. Rarey
    Pope Benedict XVI waves to the crowd after the canonization Mass, Oct. 21, 2012. Credit: Marianne Medlin and Emily Hazelbach/CNA. Vatican City, Oct 21, 2012 / 09:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI has canonized seven new saints and prayed that their intercession may “strengthen and sustain” the Church “in her mission to proclaim the Gospel to the whole world.” The Pope addressed a crowd of tens of thousands on a sunny, Oct. 21 Mass at St. Peter's Square, raising seven men and women to the altars. Those included Jacques Berthieu, Pedro Calungsod, Giovanni Battista Piamarta, Marìa Carmen Sallés...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 21, 2012]

    10/21/2012 4:41:21 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Impulsiveness or Discipleship? "But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith . . ." —Jude 20 There was nothing of the nature of impulsive or thoughtless action about our Lord, but only a calm strength that never got into a panic. Most of us develop our Christianity along the lines of our own nature, not along the lines of God’s nature. Impulsiveness is a trait of the natural life, and our Lord always ignores it, because it hinders the development of the life of a disciple. Watch how the Spirit of God gives a sense of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 10-21-12, Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/20/2012 3:28:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies ^ | 10-21-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 21, 2012 Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1Is 53:10-11 The LORD was pleasedto crush him in infirmity. If he gives his life as an offering for sin,he shall see his descendants in a long life,and the will of the LORD shall be accomplished through him. Because of his afflictionhe shall see the light in fullness of days;through his suffering, my servant shall justify many,and their guilt he shall bear. Responsorial PsalmPs 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 R. (22) Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.Upright is the word of...
  • The Return to Rome, Five Years Later (Former sedevacantist nuns - with a twist)

    10/20/2012 3:23:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | October 19, 2012 | Jim Graves
    Members of the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church pray outside the Immaculate Heart Retreat Center in Spokane, Wash., in June 2007. (CNS photo) Five years ago, a major change came to the lives of Sister Mary Eucharista, a member of the Religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI), and 14 of her fellow sisters living at Mount St. Michael (“the Mount”) in Spokane, Washington. Bishop Mark Pivarunas, the Superior General of the CMRI organization, told the sisters they had to leave the community if they did not stop promoting “heterodox” views among the other 35 sisters. But...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 20, 2012]

    10/20/2012 4:24:16 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Is God’s Will My Will? "This is the will of God, your sanctification . . ." —1 Thessalonians 4:3 Sanctification is not a question of whether God is willing to sanctify me— is it my will? Am I willing to let God do in me everything that has been made possible through the atonement of the Cross of Christ? Am I willing to let Jesus become sanctification to me, and to let His life be exhibited in my human flesh? (see 1 Corinthians 1:30). Beware of saying, “Oh, I am longing to be sanctified.” No, you are not. Recognize...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-20-12, OM, St. Paul of the Cross, Priest

    10/19/2012 10:02:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 10-20-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 20, 2012 Saturday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 1:15-23 Brothers and sisters:Hearing of your faith in the Lord Jesusand of your love for all the holy ones,I do not cease giving thanks for you,remembering you in my prayers,that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelationresulting in knowledge of him.May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened,that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call,what are the riches of gloryin his inheritance among the holy ones,and what...