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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-17-18

    08/16/2018 9:46:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 08-17-18 | Revised New American Bible
    August 17, 2018 Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ez 16:1-15, 60, 63 The word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations.Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem:By origin and birth you are of the land of Canaan;your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.As for your birth, the day you were born your navel cord was not cut;you were neither washed with water nor anointed,nor were you rubbed with salt, nor swathed in swaddling clothes.No one looked on you with pity or compassionto do...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Stephen of Hungary, 08-16-18

    08/16/2018 6:45:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies ^ | 08-16-18 |
    Franciscan Media Image: Imre Varga’s statue of Saint Stephen I, Apostolic king of Hungary, 1993, along the cathedral, Aachen, Germany Saint Stephen of Hungary Saint of the Day for August 16 (975 – August 15, 1038)  Saint Stephen of Hungary’s Story The Church is universal, but its expression is always affected—for good or ill—by local culture. There are no “generic” Christians; there are Mexican Christians, Polish Christians, Filipino Christians. This fact is evident in the life of Stephen, national hero and spiritual patron of Hungary.Born a pagan, he was baptized around the age of 10, together with his father,...
  • Cath. Priests to be Forced to Report Abuse Revealed in Confession Under Victorian Opposition Plan

    08/14/2018 4:06:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 232 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/14/18 | Richard Willingham
    Child sexual abuse revealed in confession would have to be reported to police and could be used as evidence if the Coalition wins Victoria's state election, the Opposition's most senior Catholic MP has announced. The Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse last year recommended that states introduce laws to make it a criminal offence to fail to disclose abuse revealed in the confessional. The Andrews Government has not ruled it out, but said it wanted to first examine a uniform national approach. Nationals Leader Peter Walsh told the ABC a Coalition Victorian government would change the law...
  • President of Ireland calls for culture of peace on anniversary of Omagh bomb

    08/16/2018 9:35:05 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    ITV News ^ | 2018-08-15
    The President of Ireland has led calls for a culture of peace as Omagh marks the 20th anniversary of the worst single atrocity of the Northern Ireland conflict. Twenty nine innocents, including a woman pregnant with twins, died when a massive car bomb ripped through the Co Tyrone town just months after the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement was supposed to have largely ended violence. A splinter dissident republican group opposed to the peace process, the Real IRA, was blamed for the carnage after inaccurate warnings meant police evacuated shoppers towards the bomb site. Twenty years later, nobody has been...
  • On the Benefits of Heresy

    08/16/2018 8:02:17 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-15-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the “Benefits” of Heresy Msgr. Charles Pope • August 15, 2018 • In times like these, filled with errors and a resurgence of heresies (old or recast as new), there is a cry that goes up among the faithful: “How long, O Lord?” We may wonder why the Lord permits such errors to flourish. St. Augustine pondered the question as well:But that is precisely why divine providence permits so many heretics to come along with various errors; it’s so that when they taunt us and shower us with questions we do not know the answers to, we may...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-16-18, OM, St. Stephen of Hungary

    08/15/2018 10:22:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 08-16-18 | Revised New American Bible
    August 16, 2018 Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ez 12:1-12 The word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, you live in the midst of a rebellious house;they have eyes to see but do not see,and ears to hear but do not hear,for they are a rebellious house.Now, son of man, during the day while they are looking on,prepare your baggage as though for exile, and again while they are looking on,migrate from where you live to another place;perhaps they will see that they are a rebellious house.You shall bring out your...
  • Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Details Decades of Clerical Abuse Allegations

    08/14/2018 4:01:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 119 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 8/14/18 | Christine Rousselle
    Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug 14, 2018 / 02:27 pm (CNA).- A redacted grand jury report on clerical sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvanias Catholic dioceses was released Tuesday, following an 18-month investigation into thousands of alleged instances of abuse spanning several decades. The report, detailing allegations made in the dioceses of Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Scranton, was released Aug.14. It reported on evidence of systematic abuse and cover-ups going back seven decades within these dioceses. About half of Pennsylvanias nearly 3 million Catholics live within these six dioceses. The 884-page report was written by 23 grand jurors, who spent...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, 08-15-18 [Catholic Caucus]

    08/15/2018 6:51:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 08-15-18 |
    Franciscan Media Image: Detail | Ceiling of the Assumption of Mary in Santa Maria Immacolata a via Veneto, Rome | photo by LivioandronicoSolemnity of the Assumption of Mary Saint of the Day for August 15 The Story of the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary On November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith: We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul to...
  • Important Reminder: God is more Powerful than Satan

    08/15/2018 7:59:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-14-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Important Reminder: God is more Powerful than Satan Msgr. Charles Pope • August 14, 2018 • In the work of deliverance ministry, one of the first obstacles to overcome in the afflicted soul is an exaggerated notion of the power of Satan and his demons. Often the troubled person is experiencing a time of crisis. Overwhelmed, he is often scared and sees only darkness. The power of the evil one seems very real, while the power of the angels, of grace, and of God Himself is discounted or all but forgotten.There are some important truths that need to be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-15-18, SOL, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    08/14/2018 9:41:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies ^ | 08-15-18 | Revised New American Bible
    August 15, 2018 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mass during the Day Reading 1 Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab God's temple in heaven was opened,and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,with the moon under her feet,and on her head a crown of twelve stars.She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.Then another sign appeared in the sky;it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns,and on its...
  • 'Most hypocritical institution': Duterte blasts Church anew

    08/14/2018 7:47:14 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | 08/15/2018 | Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News
    President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday lashed out against the Catholic Church again, breaking his promise of not making anti-Church statements. In a speech in Malacaang, Duterte explained his own concept of what God is, as opposed to the belief of Catholics. Its only one God, God the Father. Hes not even the father. He's God, period, he said. The President then asked if there was a bishop in the audience, before threatening to kick his ass. Is there any bishop here? I want to kick your ass, and the priest, Duterte asked, eliciting laughter from the audience composed of businessmen...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, 08-14-18

    08/14/2018 6:14:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 08-14-18 |
    Franciscan Media Image: Stained glass in Our Lady of Czestochowa Grotto (Sorrowful Mother Shrine) | photo by Nheyob Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe Saint of the Day for August 14 (January 8, 1894 – August 14, 1941)  Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe’s Story “I don’t know what’s going to become of you!” How many parents have said that? Maximilian Mary Kolbe’s reaction was, “I prayed very hard to Our Lady to tell me what would happen to me. She appeared, holding in her hands two crowns, one white, one red. She asked if I would like to have them—one was for...
  • 301 Predator Priests Named In Pa. Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report:They Were Raping Little Boys...

    08/14/2018 3:32:23 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 57 replies
    CBS PITTSBURGH ^ | 14 Aug 18 | Andy Sheehan
    The long-awaited state grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including Pittsburgh and Greensburg, has finally been released. The 884-page document, two years in the making, shines a light into the dark corners of these dioceses going back seven decades, exposing the predators and the efforts of their bishops to protect them. Today, the most comprehensive report on child sexual abuse within the church ever produced in our country was released, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. Pennsylvanians can finally learn the extent of sexual abuse in these dioceses. For the first time, we can all begin to...
  • Inner-city students do better at Catholic schools

    08/14/2018 12:05:11 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    New research from the Loyola Marymount University School of Education (SOE) shows that inner-city Los Angeles students attending Catholic schools graduate high school at a much higher rate than their peers in comparable public and charter schools. 100 percent of these students, who came from families living at or below the poverty line, graduated high school. 96 percent were accepted into either two- or four-year colleges. Key factors in achieving not only high academic excellence but also character formation boiled down to school climate, personal relationship and tuition assistance, according to interviews with the tracked students. One alumnus spoke of...
  • Heres What Grows in King Jesus Garden

    08/14/2018 8:51:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-13-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Here’s What Grows in King Jesus’ Garden Msgr. Charles Pope • August 13, 2018 • Flowers, besides being beautiful, have often been used in Christian tradition to signify virtues and remind us of the saints. For example, consider this brief meditation of St. Augustine on the virtues related to our state in life:I tell you again and again, my brethren, that in the Lord’s garden are to be found not only the roses of his martyrs. In it there are also the lilies of the virgins, the ivy of wedded couples, and the violets of widows. On no account...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-14-18, M, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

    08/13/2018 10:48:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 08-14-18 | Revised New American Bible
    August 14, 2018 Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr Reading 1 Ez 2:83:4 The Lord GOD said to me:As for you, son of man, obey me when I speak to you:be not rebellious like this house of rebellion,but open your mouth and eat what I shall give you. It was then I saw a hand stretched out to me,in which was a written scroll which he unrolled before me.It was covered with writing front and back,and written on it was: Lamentation and wailing and woe! He said to me: Son of man, eat what is before you;eat...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saints Pontian and Hippolytus, 08-13-18

    08/13/2018 8:38:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 08-13-18 |
    Franciscan Media Image: Photo of Il Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata | photo by Giovanni Novara Saints Pontian and Hippolytus Saint of the Day for August 13 (d. 235)  Saints Pontian and Hippolytus’ Story Two men died for the faith after harsh treatment and exhaustion in the mines of Sardinia. One had been pope for five years, the other an antipope for 18. They died reconciled.Pontian. Pontian was a Roman who served as pope from 230 to 235. During his reign he held a synod in Alexandria which confirmed the excommunication of the great theologian Origen. Pontian was...
  • How Justice and Mercy are Alike with God

    08/13/2018 8:45:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-12-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Justice and Mercy are Alike with God Msgr. Charles Pope • August 12, 2018 • Many people today set mercy and justice in opposition to each other, but where is mercy if justice is absent? Could the victims of genocide really be said to experience mercy if their unrepentant killers were ushered past them into the Kingdom of Heaven? Could Heaven even be Heaven if unrepentant sinners dwelled there? At some point, mercy demands that justice rightly separate what is stubbornly evil from what is good. For now, there is a time of mercy and access to the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-13-18, OM,Sts. Pontian, Pope and Hippolytus, Priest,Martyrs

    08/12/2018 10:33:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 08-13-18 | Revised New American Bible
    August 13, 2018 Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ez 1:2-5, 24-28c On the fifth day of the fourth month of the fifth year,that is, of King Jehoiachin's exile,The word of the LORD came to the priest Ezekiel,the son of Buzi,in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar.There the hand of the LORD came upon me. As I looked, a stormwind came from the North,a huge cloud with flashing fire enveloped in brightness,from the midst of which (the midst of the fire)something gleamed like electrum.Within it were figures resembling four living creaturesthat looked...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, 08-12-18

    08/12/2018 4:36:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 08-12-18 |
    Franciscan Media Image: Stained glass window in Église Saint-Honoré-d’Eylau, Paris | photo by Mbzt’s Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Saint of the Day for August 12 (January 28, 1572 – December 13, 1641)  Saint Jane Frances de Chantal’s Story Jane Frances was wife, mother, nun, and founder of a religious community. Her mother died when she was 18 months old, and her father, head of parliament at Dijon, France, became the main influence on her education. Jane developed into a woman of beauty and refinement, lively and cheerful in temperament. At 21, she married Baron de Chantal, by whom...