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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-22-19, Day of Prayer -- Protection of Unborn Children

    01/21/2019 10:19:20 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-22-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 22 2019 Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children Reading 1 Heb 6:10-20 Brothers and sisters: God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name by having served and continuing to serve the holy ones. We earnestly desire each of you to demonstrate the same eagerness for the fulfillment of hope until the end, so that you may not become sluggish, but imitators of those who, through faith and patience, are inheriting the promises. When God made the promise to Abraham, since he had no one...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Agnes

    01/21/2019 5:00:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-21-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Mosaic of Saint Agnes of Rome | Haarlemmermeerplein, Amsterdam | flickr Image: Mosaic of Saint Agnes of Rome | Haarlemmermeerplein, Amsterdam | flickr Saint Agnes Saint of the Day for January 21 (d. c. 258) Saint Agnes’ Story Almost nothing is known of this saint except that she was very young—12 or 13—when she was martyred in the last half of the third century. Various modes of death have been suggested—beheading, burning, strangling. Legend has it that Agnes was a beautiful girl whom many young men wanted to marry. Among those she refused, one reported her...
  • Petition urges NFL to fire officiating crew after blown call in NFC Championship game

    01/21/2019 3:24:53 PM PST · by topher · 103 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 21-Jan-2019 | By Ryan Gaydos
    The NFL is being urged to fire the crew who officiated the NFC Championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints over a blown call in the fourth quarter of the matchup. A petition launched after the Rams defeated the Saints in overtime, 26-23, has asked the league to fire official Bill Vinovich and the rest of the officials who were in charge Sunday afternoon. The officials came under fire after missing a clear pass interference penalty late in the fourth quarter.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-21-19, M, St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr

    01/20/2019 9:33:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-21-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 21 2019 Memorial of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr Reading 1 Heb 5:1-10 Brothers and sisters: Every high priest is taken from among men and made their representative before God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal patiently with the ignorant and erring, for he himself is beset by weakness and so, for this reason, must make sin offerings for himself as well as for the people. No one takes this honor upon himself but only when called by God, just as Aaron was. In the same way, it was not Christ who glorified...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Sebastian, 01-20-19

    01/20/2019 6:16:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-20-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Image: San Sebastiano | Pietro Perugino Saint Sebastian Saint of the Day for January 20 (c. 256 – January 20, 287) Saint Sebastian’s Story Almost nothing is historically certain about Sebastian except that he was a Roman martyr, was venerated in Milan even in the time of Saint Ambrose and was buried on the Appian Way, probably near the present Basilica of St. Sebastian. Devotion to him spread rapidly, and he is mentioned in several martyrologies as early as 350. The legend of Saint Sebastian is important in art, and there is a vast iconography. Scholars...
  • Payton: NFL admits they blew the call, costing Saints possible Super Bowl

    01/20/2019 5:22:45 PM PST · by OddLane · 162 replies
    4 WWL ^ | 1/20/19 | WWL Staff
    A crucial non-interference, non-helmet-to-helmet call cost the Saints a spot in the Super Bowl and provided a crushing loss to end the season for a second straight year as the Rams won with a field goal in overtime 26-23. After the game, Saints head coach Sean Payton said the NFL head of officials admitted they had missed the call, saying that it was not only pass interference, but a helmet to helmet hit. If the call had been made, the Saints could have killed the clock and tried a chip shot field goal...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-20-19, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

    01/19/2019 9:20:24 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-20-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 20 2019 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 62:1-5 For Zion's sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet, until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her victory like a burning torch. Nations shall behold your vindication, and all the kings your glory; you shall be called by a new name pronounced by the mouth of the LORD. You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the LORD, a royal diadem held by your God. No more shall people call you "Forsaken, " or your land "Desolate,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Fabian, 01-19-19

    01/19/2019 7:03:13 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-19-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Detail from Saint John the Baptist, Saint Fabian and Saint Sebastian | Miguel Ximénez Image: Detail from Saint John the Baptist, Saint Fabian and Saint Sebastian | Miguel Ximénez Saint Fabian Saint of the Day for January 19 (c. 200 – January 20, 250) Saint Fabian’s Story Fabian was a Roman layman who came into the city from his farm one day as clergy and people were preparing to elect a new pope. Eusebius, a Church historian, says a dove flew in and settled on the head of Fabian. This sign united the votes of clergy...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Charles of Sezze, 01-18-19

    01/18/2019 8:43:50 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-18-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Saint Charles from Sezze, Immaculate's church, Latina | Antonio Sicurezza Image: Saint Charles from Sezze, Immaculate’s church, Latina | Antonio Sicurezza Saint Charles of Sezze Saint of the Day for January 18 (October 19, 1613 – January 6, 1670) Audio Player Saint Charles of Sezze’s Story Charles thought that God was calling him to be a missionary in India, but he never got there. God had something better for this 17th-century successor to Brother Juniper. Born in Sezze, southeast of Rome, Charles was inspired by the lives of Salvator Horta and Paschal Baylon to become a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Anthony of Egypt, 01-17-19

    01/17/2019 7:32:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-17-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Image: The Temptation of Saint Anthony | Hieronymus Bosch Saint Anthony of Egypt (Saint Anthony the Abbot) Saint of the Day for January 17 (251 – 356) Saint Anthony of Egypt’s Story The life of Anthony will remind many people of Saint Francis of Assisi. At 20, Anthony was so moved by the Gospel message, “Go, sell what you have, and give to [the] poor” (Mark 10:21b), that he actually did just that with his large inheritance. He is different from Francis in that most of Anthony’s life was spent in solitude. He saw the world...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-17-19, M, St. Anthony, Abbot

    01/16/2019 10:35:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-17-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 17 2019 Memorial of Saint Anthony, Abbot Reading 1 Heb 3:7-14 The Holy Spirit says: Oh, that today you would hear his voice, "Harden not your hearts as at the rebellion in the day of testing in the desert, where your ancestors tested and tried me and saw my works for forty years. Because of this I was provoked with that generation and I said, 'They have always been of erring heart, and they do not know my ways.' As I swore in my wrath, 'They shall not enter into my rest.'" Take care, brothers and sisters, that none...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Berard and Companions, 01-16-19

    01/16/2019 9:05:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-16-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Saint Berard and Companions Saint of the Day for January 16 (d. January 16, 1220) Audio Player Saint Berard and Companions’ Story Preaching the gospel is often dangerous work. Leaving one’s homeland and adjusting to new cultures, governments and languages is difficult enough; but martyrdom caps all the other sacrifices. In 1219, with the blessing of Saint Francis, Berard left Italy with Peter, Adjute, Accurs, Odo and Vitalis to preach in Morocco. En route in Spain, Vitalis became sick and commanded the other friars to continue their mission without him. They tried preaching in Seville, then...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Paul the Hermit, 01-15-19

    01/15/2019 5:09:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-15-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Image: Saint Paul the Hermit | Jusepe de Ribera Saint Paul the Hermit Saint of the Day for January 15 (c. 233 – c. 345) Saint Paul the Hermit’s Story It is unclear what we really know of Paul’s life, how much is fable, how much is fact. Paul was reportedly born in Egypt, where he was orphaned by age 15. He was also a learned and devout young man. During the persecution of Decius in Egypt in the year 250, Paul was forced to hide in the home of a friend. Fearing a brother-in-law would...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, St. Gregory Nazianzen, 01-14-19

    01/14/2019 5:57:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-14-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Image: Stained glass of St. Gregory Nazianzen | Saint Leonard Faith Community, Centerville, Ohio | photo by Nheyob Saint Gregory Nazianzen Saint of the Day for January 14 (c. 325 – c. 390) Saint Gregory Nazianzen’s Story After his baptism at 30, Gregory gladly accepted his friend Basil’s invitation to join him in a newly founded monastery. The solitude was broken when Gregory’s father, a bishop, needed help in his diocese and estate. It seems that Gregory was ordained a priest practically by force, and only reluctantly accepted the responsibility. He skillfully avoided a schism that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Hilary of Poitiers, 01-13-19

    01/13/2019 6:11:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-13-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Statue of Saint Hilary of Poitiers | en l'Église Saint-Hilaire de Givet | photo by G.Garitan Image: Statue of Saint Hilary of Poitiers | en l’Église Saint-Hilaire de Givet | photo by G.Garitan Saint Hilary of Poitiers Saint of the Day for January 13 (c. 315 – c. 368) Saint Hilary of Poitiers’ Story This staunch defender of the divinity of Christ was a gentle and courteous man, devoted to writing some of the greatest theology on the Trinity, and was like his Master in being labeled a “disturber of the peace.” In a very troubled...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, 01-12-19

    01/12/2019 4:33:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-12-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Venerable Mere Marguerite Bourgeoyse | Cadieux et Derome Image: Venerable Mere Marguerite Bourgeoyse | Cadieux et Derome Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys Saint of the Day for January 12 (April 17, 1620 – January 12, 1700) Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys’ Story “God closes a door and then opens a window,” people sometimes say when dealing with their own disappointment or someone else’s. That was certainly true in Marguerite’s case. Children from European as well as Native American backgrounds in 17th-century Canada benefited from her great zeal and unshakable trust in God’s providence. Born the sixth of 12 children in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed William Carter, 01-11-19

    01/11/2019 7:23:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-11-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media St. Andrew's and Blessed George Haydock's Catholic Church, Cottam, Lancashire, UK | photo by Skodoway (Blessed William Carter was one of their companions.) Image: St. Andrew’s and Blessed George Haydock’s Catholic Church, Cottam, Lancashire, UK | photo by Skodoway (Blessed William Carter was one of their companions.) Blessed William Carter Saint of the Day for January 11 (c. 1548 – January 11, 1584) Blessed William Carter’s Story Born in London, William Carter entered the printing business at an early age. For many years he served as apprentice to well-known Catholic printers, one of whom served a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Gregory of Nyssa, 01-10-19

    01/10/2019 7:54:55 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-10-19 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Mosaic of Saint Gregory of Nyssa, Hosios Loukas Monastery, Boeotia, Greece | Anonymous Saint Gregory of Nyssa Saint of the Day for January 10 (c. 335 – 395)  Saint Gregory of Nyssa’s Story The son of two saints, Basil and Emmilia, young Gregory was raised by his older brother, Saint Basil the Great, and his sister, Macrina, in modern-day Turkey. Gregory’s success in his studies suggested great things were ahead for him. After becoming a professor of rhetoric, he was persuaded to devote his learning and efforts to the Church. By then married, Gregory went on...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Adrian of Canterbury, 01-09-19

    01/09/2019 9:37:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-09-19 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Icon of Saint Adrian of Canterbury Saint Adrian of Canterbury Saint of the Day for January 9 (d. January 9, 710)  Saint Adrian of Canterbury’s Story Though Saint Adrian turned down a papal request to become Archbishop of Canterbury, England, Pope Saint Vitalian accepted the rejection on the condition that Adrian serve as the Holy Father’s assistant and adviser. Adrian accepted, but ended up spending most of his life and doing most of his work in Canterbury.Born in Africa, Adrian was serving as an abbot in Italy when the new Archbishop of Canterbury appointed him abbot...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Angela of Foligno, 01-08-19

    01/08/2019 6:31:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-08-19 | FranciscanMedia
    Franciscan Media Image: Statue of Saint Angela of Foligno (as a Blessed) Saint Angela of Foligno Saint of the Day for January 8 (1248 – January 4, 1309)  Saint Angela of Foligno’s story Some saints show marks of holiness very early. Not Angela! Born of a leading family in Foligno, Italy, she became immersed in the quest for wealth and social position. As a wife and mother, she continued this life of distraction.Around the age of 40, she recognized the emptiness of her life and sought God’s help in the Sacrament of Penance. Her Franciscan confessor helped Angela to...