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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-24-18, OM, St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop

    10/23/2018 9:35:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-24-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 24, 2018 Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Eph 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 Jesus...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint John of Capistrano, 10-23-18

    10/23/2018 6:47:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Saint John Capistrano | Stained glass window in the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, DC. | photo by Lawrence OP Saint John of Capistrano Saint of the Day for October 23 (June 24, 1386 – October 23, 1456)  Saint John of Capistrano’s Story It has been said the Christian saints are the world’s greatest optimists. Not blind to the existence and consequences of evil, they base their confidence on the power of Christ’s redemption. The power of conversion through Christ extends not only to sinful people but also to calamitous events.Imagine being born in the...
  • Are You Ready For When the Lord Shall Come?">

    10/23/2018 8:11:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-22-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Are You Ready For When the Lord Shall Come? Msgr. Charles Pope • October 22, 2018 • In the Gospel for Tuesday of the 29th Week, Jesus reminds us to be ready, but what does that mean? Let’s consider four ways that the Lord describes. READY to WORK – Jesus says, “gird your loins,” which is the ancient equivalent of saying, “roll up your sleeves.” The Lord has a work for us and wants us to get to it. He’s not thinking of a worldly career, but rather things such as raising children in godly fear, pursuing justice, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-23-18 OM, St. John of Capistrano, Priest

    10/22/2018 8:59:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-23-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 23, 2018 Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Eph 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...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint John Paul II, 10-22-18

    10/22/2018 7:04:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Pope John Paul II | old Yankee Stadium, New York City, in October 1979 | Library of Congress Saint John Paul II Saint of the Day for October 22 (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005) Saint John Paul II’s Story “Open wide the doors to Christ,” urged John Paul II during the homily at the Mass where he was installed as pope in 1978.Born in Wadowice, Poland, Karol Jozef Wojtyla had lost his mother, father, and older brother before his 21st birthday. Karol’s promising academic career at Krakow’s Jagiellonian University was cut short by the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-22-18, OM, St. John Paul II, Pope

    10/21/2018 10:23:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 22, 2018 Monday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Eph 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 were...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Hilarion, 10-21-18

    10/21/2018 8:54:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Image: Saint-Hilarion Church, Church place in Saint-Hilarion, France | photo by Lionel Allorge Saint Hilarion Saint of the Day for October 21 (c. 291 – 371)  Saint Hilarion’s Story Despite his best efforts to live in prayer and solitude, today’s saint found it difficult to achieve his deepest desire. People were naturally drawn to Hilarion as a source of spiritual wisdom and peace. He had reached such fame by the time of his death that his body had to be secretly removed so that a shrine would not be built in his honor. Instead, he was...
  • No Cross, No Crown - A Homily for the the 29th Sunday of the Year

    10/21/2018 8:31:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-21-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    No Cross, No Crown - A Homily for the the 29th Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • October 20, 2018 • In the Sunday Gospel, the Lord Jesus speaks of crosses and crowns. The apostles have only crowns in mind, but Jesus knows the price of the crown. So, He must teach them and us that crowns—the things we value most—come only through the cross.It may help to review the context of this Gospel. Jesus is making His final journey to Jerusalem. He is on his way to the cross and has already announced this to His...
  • Catholic Caucus: Catholic Exorcist Holding Special Mass To Counter Witches’ Hex On Kavanaugh

    10/21/2018 6:01:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10.18.18 | Jenni Fink
    In a battle of beliefs, a Catholic exorcist is planning to fight an upcoming hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh with a special Mass. On Saturday, Catland Books, a “Metaphysical boutique and occult bookshop” in Brooklyn, New York, is hosting a hex on Kavanaugh in an effort to make him “suffer,” and send a message to his supporters. “No, you don’t win. He may have been confirmed, but that’s something we already knew was going to happen,” co-owner Dakota Bracciale previously told Newsweek. “We know the system is broken, and the people in charge need to be taken down...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 10-21-18, Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/20/2018 10:02:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 21, 2018 Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 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 fullnessof days;through his suffering, my servant shall justify many,and their guilt he shall bear. Responsorial Psalm Ps 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...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Paul of the Cross, 10-20-18

    10/20/2018 2:04:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Saint Paul of the Cross | Engraving | Wellcome Images Saint Paul of the Cross Saint of the Day for October 20 (January 3, 1694 – October 18, 1775)  Saint Paul of the Cross’ Story Born in northern Italy in 1694, Paul Daneo lived at a time when many regarded Jesus as a great moral teacher but no more. After a brief time as a soldier, he turned to solitary prayer, developing a devotion to Christ’s passion. Paul saw in the Lord’s passion a demonstration of God’s love for all people. In turn that devotion nurtured...
  • Dead bury the dead

    10/20/2018 11:21:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    OSV.com ^ | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Dead bury the dead Jesus doesn’t reject the corporal work of mercy but calls us to focus on the spiritual rather than material Msgr. Charles Pope Question: We hear in the Gospel where Jesus says, “Let the dead bury their dead” (Mt 8:22). Yet, burying the dead is one of the corporal works of mercy. How do you resolve these things? — Paul VanHoudt, Erie, Colorado Answer: “Let the dead bury their dead” is an expression, not something to be taken literally. It is a way of saying, “Let the worldly take care of worldly things, but I am calling...
  • Kavanaugh Pal Mark Judge Struggles to Put His Life Back Together After Dem Smear

    10/19/2018 9:50:49 PM PDT · by OddLane · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 18, 2018 | Megan Fox
    The Kavanaugh confirmation circus is over and the fighters have gone back to their corners, but not before drawing massive amounts of blood. The Kavanaughs were injured, but they now have Secret Service protection and secure employment for life. There's someone else, though, who was beaten and bloodied and left for dead on the side of the road. Mark Judge, the other man accused by Christine Blasey Ford, has lost his job and his home. He is raising money on a GoFundMe alternative site called Funding Morality and has received $48,549 to date. Judge is a cancer survivor and Catholic...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-20-18, OM, St. Paul of the Cross, Priest

    10/19/2018 11:37:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 20, 2018 Saturday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Eph 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 is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Sts Isaac Jogues,Jean de Brébeuf& Comp. 10-19-18

    10/19/2018 9:38:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Martyrdom of Father Isaac Jogues S.J. | Engraving by A. Malaer | Wellcome Images Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and Companions Saint of the Day for October 19 (d. 1642 – 1649)  Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and Companions’ Story Isaac Jogues and his companions were the first martyrs of the North American continent officially recognized by the Church. As a young Jesuit, Isaac Jogues, a man of learning and culture, taught literature in France. He gave up that career to work among the Huron Indians in the New World, and in 1636, he...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Working for the Kingdom Despite Human Failures

    10/19/2018 8:51:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-18-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Working for the Kingdom Despite Human Failures Msgr. Charles Pope • October 18, 2018 • My father had an expression: “Charlie, people disappoint.” It was his way of saying that even people we think irreproachable, godly, and saintly can let us down, either with sin or simply by being unable to help us in key moments. Something of that comes through in the words of St. Paul from today’s first reading:Demas, enamored of the present world, deserted me and went to Thessalonica, Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. Luke is the only one with me. … At my...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-19-18, M, Sts. John de Brébeuf & Isaac Jogues, Priests

    10/18/2018 8:51:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    October 19, 2018 Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs Reading 1 Eph 1:11-14 Brothers and sisters:In Christ we were also chosen,destined in accord with the purpose of the Onewho accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will,so that we might exist for the praise of his glory,we who first hoped in Christ.In him you also, who have heard the word of truth,the Gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him,were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,which is the first installment of our inheritancetoward redemption as God's possession, to the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Luke, 10-18-18

    10/18/2018 6:15:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: The Apostle Luke | Andrey Mironov Saint Luke Saint of the Day for October 18 (d. c. 84)  Saint Luke’s Story Luke wrote one of the major portions of the New Testament, a two-volume work comprising the third Gospel and Acts of the Apostles. In the two books he shows the parallel between the life of Christ and that of the Church. He is the only Gentile Christian among the Gospel writers. Tradition holds him to be a native of Antioch, and Paul calls him “our beloved physician.” His Gospel was probably written between 70 and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Five Biblical Lists of Mortal Sins

    10/18/2018 9:12:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-17-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Five Biblical Lists of Mortal Sins Msgr. Charles Pope • October 17, 2018 • The first reading for Wednesday of the 27th Week of the Year, from Galatians, spoke to sins that exclude one from the Kingdom of Heaven. If one dies unrepentant from committing any of these sins, one cannot go to Heaven but rather must be excluded in Hell. It is an important reminder to pay heed to the toll that sin takes on our heart, our character, and ultimately our destiny.One of the great deceptions of our time is that serious sin is only a remote...
  • Radical Feminists Attack Church and Town Hall in Argentina

    10/17/2018 7:07:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The women also attacked other public buildings with bombs, stones, and graffitiRadical feminists firebombed a town hall and spray painted a Catholic Church in Argentina. The series of attacks came during a women’s conference held in the Patagonia region this past weekend. The conference was the 33rd National Women’s Encounter held October 13-15 in the city of Trelew in Chubut province, and focused primarily on promoting abortion and so-called gender ideology. On October 14, participants in the conference marched through the streets of Trelew with signs in favor of legalized abortion and the separation of church and state. During the...