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  • [Catholic Caucus/Devotional] Novena to the Holy Ghost - Day 4

    05/24/2020 10:28:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    [Catholic Caucus] Novena to the Holy Ghost - Day 4 FOURTH DAYThou in toil art comfort sweet;Pleasant coolness in the heat;Solace in the midst of woe. The Gift of Fortitude     By the gift of Fortitude the soul is strengthened against natural fear, and supported to the end in the performance of duty. Fortitude imparts to the will, an impulse and energy which move it to undertake without hesitancy, the most arduous tasks, to face dangers, to trample under foot, human respect, and to endure without complaint, the slow martyrdom of even lifelong tribulation. "He that shall persevere unto the end,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-25-20, OM, St. Bede the Venerable-Docttor of the Church, St. Gregory VII, Pope, St. Mary Magdalen de'Pazzi, Virgin

    05/24/2020 10:21:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies ^ | 05-25-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 25 2020 Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 19:1-8 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior of the country and 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...
  • [Catholic Caucus/Devotional] Novena to the Holy Ghost - Day 3

    05/24/2020 5:36:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    [Catholic Caucus] Novena to the Holy Ghost - Day 3 THIRD DAYThou, of all consolers, best,Visiting the troubled breast,Dost refreshing peace bestow. The Gift of Piety     The gift of Piety begets in our hearts a filial affection for God as our most loving Father. It inspires us to love and respect for His sake, persons and things consecrated to Him, as well as those who are vested with His authority: His Blessed Mother and the Saints, The Church and its visible Head, our parents and superiors, our country and its rulers. He who is filled with the gift of Piety...
  • [Catholic Caucus] (Barf Alert) Pope Francis Entrusts China to the Protection of Virgin Mary

    05/24/2020 4:39:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 24, 2020 | Thomas D. Williams
    [Catholic Caucus] (Barf Alert) Pope Francis Entrusts China to the Protection of Virgin Mary China has emerged as a central concern of the pope, and the Vatican has spared no effort in its attempt to woo Beijing into full diplomatic relations, according to veteran Vatican journalist John L. Allen, Jr..The Vatican is “covetous of a relationship with China, and often apparently willing to stifle objections and give away a great deal” in order to make headway, Allen wrote last Sunday.In short, “the Vatican is moving full-steam ahead in its courtship of Beijing, with the ultimate prize remaining full diplomatic relations, a...
  • Stooges for Secularism

    05/24/2020 3:30:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 24, 2020 | George Neumayr
    Stooges for Secularism The hierarchy defers to the state. Donald Trump wants to open up churches more than some church leaders do. No sooner had he proposed that churches be deemed “essential” services than some church leaders began criticizing him. At CNN, Father Edward Beck quickly penned a column saying “Mr. President, we don’t need to open churches to practice our faith.”Beck argues: No one is prohibiting the free exercise of religion. Though we are in the teeth of a pandemic, in which a very dangerous coronavirus can be transmitted by, among other things, close physical proximity, people can and...
  • Love Lifted Me: A Homily for the Ascension of the Lord

    05/24/2020 11:23:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-23-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on May 23, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope Love Lifted Me: A Homily for the Ascension of the Lord In more dioceses than not, the Feast of the Ascension is celebrated this Sunday. The liturgist in me regrets the move from Thursday, but here we are any way. LetÂ’s ascend with the Lord, three days late!This marvelous feast is not merely about something that took place two thousand years ago, for though Christ our head has ascended, we the members of His body are ascending with Him. Because He was ascended, we, too, have ascended. In my own...
  • Bishop Barron's Daily Gospel Reflection - The Eternal Mediator

    05/24/2020 11:12:16 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw
    Word on Fire Ministry | 5-24-2020 | Bishop Robert Barron
    SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER JOHN 17:1-11A Friends, in today’s Gospel Jesus, the high priest of the New Covenant, asks the Father to give eternal life to his followers. But whereas the ordinary high priests of the Old Testament passed through the veil into the earthly holy of holies and offered an inadequate sacrifice, the perfect high priest passed into the heavenly sanctuary, bearing the sins of the world and bringing forth the divine forgiveness: “But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that have come to be . . . he entered once for all into the...
  • Mass with Father Mike Schmitz

    05/24/2020 9:26:40 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 2 replies
    This priest, Father Mike Schmitz, has been getting my family through this storm with mass streaming every Sunday. He is really great and has very thought provoking homilies. Today he even threw in the foolishness of those who think walls have no place and a very nice, gospel backed commentary on Memorial Day. He has a great series on Youtube for teaching topics too.
  • The Ascension of the Lord Mass in Ft Walton Beach

    05/24/2020 7:39:09 AM PDT · by Shark24 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 24 2018 | St Mary's Chruch
    Live streamed Mass from St Mary's in Ft Walton Beach. God bless!
  • [Catholic] Diocese of Las Vegas to Keep Churches Closed Despite Trump's Deeming Them 'Essential'

    05/24/2020 7:35:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    NBC Channel 3 ^ | 5/22/20 | Cody Miller
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Diocese of Las Vegas said Friday that, despite President Trump’s deeming churches essential earlier in the day, it will follow the guidance of the Diocesan Restoration Council and keep churches closed. Bishop of the diocese George Leo Thomas, Ph.D., said that he’s pleased that houses of worship are considered essential by the federal government, parishes will only reopen when the council deems it appropriate. The council, which was established by the bishop, has met several times while the diocese remains on a discontinuance order until May 31. It is still working to set up protocols...
  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher Set to Re-Open on Sunday

    05/24/2020 7:32:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Crux ^ | 5/23/20 | AP
    <p>JERUSALEM - The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem will open on Sunday for the first time in two months.</p> <p>It is built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.</p> <p>Leaders of the three denominations sharing the site said in a statement Saturday that entrance will be limited to 50 people at a time.</p>
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-24-20, SOL, The Ascension of the Lord

    05/23/2020 11:20:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies ^ | 05-24-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 24 2020 The Ascension of the Lord Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught until the day he was taken up, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them by many proofs after he had suffered, appearing to them during forty days and 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 Father about which you have heard...
  • Vatican to contribute to pro-abortion World Health Organization

    05/23/2020 5:19:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 22, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    Vatican to contribute to pro-abortion World Health Organization PETITION: Thank President Trump for halting U.S. funding to pro-abortion World Health Organization! Sign the petition here. GENEVA, Switzerland, May 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican has announced its intent “to contribute to the WHO Emergency Fund for the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline medical workers.” The World Health Organization (WHO) is part of the United Nations and supports both contraception and abortion. During his remarks at the 73rd World Health Assembly this May, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The dangers of proliferating Communion services

    05/23/2020 4:25:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | May 18, 2020 | Fr. Jerry Pokorsky
    [Catholic Caucus] The dangers of proliferating Communion services The cancellation of the public celebration of the Mass in dioceses across the US and the world—beginning in Rome—has established dangerous precedents. In addition to the breathtaking surrender to secular authorities with no public pushback on the part of Catholic bishops, chanceries have introduced the innovation of abbreviated Communion services (with ten or fewer people). The early response by parishioners has been favorable, and in some instances, exuberant. But without vigilance, could the practice become a Trojan horse of confusion and even schism? Unfortunately, it has become too easy to dismiss the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis Calls During Eucharist - And Phone Comes First (Video)

    05/23/2020 10:04:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 22, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis Calls During Eucharist - And Phone Comes First (Video) Jalostotitlán Father Miguel Domínguez, Jalisco, Mexico, was reading the gospel during a Eucharist when his mobile phone rang.Instead of switching it off, he accepted the call immediately, nodded to the congregation, disappeared into the sacristy, and transmitted the phone-call via the microphone to everybody.It turned out that he was talking to "Francis," reports (May 21). The incident was recorded.Shortly after, he returned, asked for applause for Francis, and continued reading the Gospel. Mexican media call Domínguez a friend of Francis.In a serious Catholic Mass, a priest would...
  • ]Catholic Caucus] ‘Epitome’ of ‘absurdity’: Priest responds to Pope’s suggestion COVID-19 caused by Earth’s anger

    05/23/2020 9:20:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 22, 2020 | Dorothy Cumming McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] ‘Epitome’ of ‘absurdity’: Priest responds to Pope’s suggestion COVID-19 caused by Earth’s anger May 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A priest has contradicted Pope Francis’s assertion that the coronavirus pandemic was caused, not by God, but by nature “having a fit.”  Father Linus Clovis said today at the virtual Rome Life Forum that the Pope’s and other bishops’ eagerness to deny that COVID-19 is a sign of God’s displeasure is “even more disturbing” than the closure of the churches.  “For Catholics … a ‘great wall’ was erected in their face as the Church hierarchy succumbed, without demur, to governmental...
  • Bishop Barron's Daily Gospel Reflection - Divine Parenting

    05/23/2020 8:34:59 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 2 replies
    Word on Fire Ministry | 5-23-2020 | Bishop Robert Barron
    SATURDAY OF THE SIXTH WEEK OF EASTER JOHN 16:23B-28 Friends, in today’s Gospel Jesus gives us this assurance about answered prayer: “Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. If God cannot change, what is the point of asking him for anything? And if God is omniscient, what is the point of telling him what you need? The same Jesus who told us to ask and ask again also informed us that God “knows what you need before you ask him.” One way to shed light on this problem is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-23-20

    05/22/2020 11:48:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies ^ | 05-23-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 23 2020 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 sequence through 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...
  • Vandals Profane French Church, Steal Consecrated Hosts

    05/22/2020 6:45:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/20/20 | Thomas D. Williams
    Unidentified vandals broke into the Church of Saint-Jean-des-Cordeliers in southwest France Tuesday and jimmied open the tabernacle to steal the consecrated hosts. According to the attentive folks at L’Observatoire de la Christianophobie, the vandals broke into the church, located in the town of Bergerac in the Dordogne region, sometime in the afternoon, and stole both the hosts and the ciboria (covered metal vessels) that held them. The theft of consecrated hosts often occurs in conjunction with Satanism, since the Satanic rite called a Black Mass is performed using the consecrated bread, which Catholics believe to be the body of Jesus...
  • Leftist Vaticanista: 30% of Church Against Pope

    05/22/2020 6:32:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 5/20/20 | Martina Moyski
    Alleges a right-wing conspiracy at workCOLOGNE, Germany ( - A leftist Vatican expert is alleging that one-third of Catholic clerics are against Pope Francis, even working to incite a "cultural war" to undermine the pontiff's influence. "You shouldn't underestimate that [number], it's just the tip of an iceberg," Marco Politi, former Vatican correspondent for the Italian newspaper La Repubblica said in an interview with, the media station of the archdiocese of Cologne. "It is not a minority," Politi said. "I would estimate that 30% of the clergy, the committed laity and bishops of the world church are on this...