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  • [Catholic Caucus] Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Gueranger)

    07/16/2018 4:22:20 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Greater Double TOWERING OVER THE WAVES on the shore of the Holy Land, Mount Carmel, together with the short range of the same name, forms a connecting link to two other chains, abounding with glorious memories, namely: the mountains of Galilee on the north, and those of Judea on the south. “In the day of my love, I brought thee out of Egypt into the land of Carmel,” said the Lord to the daughter of Sion, taking the name of Carmel to represent all the blessings of the Promised Land; and when the crimes of the chosen people...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-16-18, OM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    07/15/2018 10:40:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-16-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 16, 2018 Monday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 1:10-17 Hear the word of the LORD,princes of Sodom!Listen to the instruction of our God,people of Gomorrah!What care I for the number of your sacrifices?says the LORD.I have had enough of whole-burnt ramsand fat of fatlings;In the blood of calves, lambs and goatsI find no pleasure. When you come in to visit me,who asks these things of you?Trample my courts no more!Bring no more worthless offerings;your incense is loathsome to me.New moon and sabbath, calling of assemblies,octaves with wickedness: these I cannot bear.Your new moons...
  • (Humor/Satire) "Jesus has no credibility" says Cardinal Farrell

    07/15/2018 6:49:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Eccles is saved ^ | July 15, 2018 | Eccles
    "Jesus has no credibility" says Cardinal Farrell "Jesus is not the best person to advise people on marriage," explained Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. "He has no credibility, He never lived the experience; He may be the Son of God, but to go from there to putting His Power into practice every day - He doesn't have that experience." Some will find Cardinal Farrell's words controversial, although it is unlikely that Pope Francis will take any notice of them, let alone correct them. Cardinal Farrell (70) was appointed by Francis, along with Cardinal...
  • Cath Cauc: The Catholic Resistance must keep Fighting and Praying for the Restoration of the Church

    07/15/2018 4:08:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Catholic Monitor ^ | July 14, 2018 | Fred Martinez
    The Catholic Resistance must keep Fighting and Praying for the Restoration of the Church There is no doubt that Pope Francis and his inner circle are behind the greatest crisis in the history of the Church. We at the Catholic Monitor and the Band of Bloggers have documented this catastrophe. The Catholic Resistance is fighting for the restoration of the Church by exposing the falsehoods and evil that have entered the Church. We must keep doing this, but we will fail if we don't pray at Mass and outside Mass for the restoration. Jesus Christ will restore the Church unless...
  • [Catholic Caucus] If Francis Rubber-Stamps Contraception, He Will Again Fall Into Heresy

    07/15/2018 2:45:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 15, 2018 | Gloria TV
    If Francis Rubber-Stamps Contraception, He Will Again Fall Into Heresy For the Austrian philosopher Josef Seifert it is totally inadmissible and a radical break with Church teaching to claim that using contraception is an alleged "act of responsibility." Seifert referred to a claim made by radical Father Maurizio Chiodi, a member of the former Pontifical Academy for Life. Talking to Edward Pentin (July 13), Seifert said that if Pope Francis would rubber-stamp such changes he would accept a total ethical error and a huge heresy. Seifert added that Chiodi's heresy is "nothing else than an old ethical error" which implies...
  • Five Fundamental Freedoms for the Christian Evangelizer

    07/15/2018 8:27:59 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-14-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Five Fundamental Freedoms for the Christian Evangelizer Msgr. Charles Pope • July 14, 2018 • One of the biggest reasons why most Christians have difficulty evangelizing effectively is that most lack the requisite freedom and simplicity of life to carry forth the task consistently and coherently. In Sunday’s Gospel, the Lord offers some counsel on what is required for effective evangelization.As we read a Gospel like this, it is tempting to think that it speaks only of specialists such as missionaries, religious, priests, or deacons, but doing so ignores the fact that everyone is called to evangelize: clergy to...
  • A Meeting of Emperors and Priests [China]

    07/15/2018 6:36:06 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Settimana News ^ | 7/12/18 | Francesco Sisci
    The meeting, the rapprochement, between the Holy See and China has a thousand faces, of course. There are the questions of faith, of religion, of souls approaching one another, of tension toward the afterlife, and communication with people on this side. All are important points, perhaps the most fundamental and profound. But seen from China, the question is essentially about power and politics. So, for the benefit of the meeting and approach, it is perhaps appropriate to understand the Chinese position. This has three acts, as in classic tragedies. A comparison of empiresFor China, the Holy See is first and...
  • Vatican Opens Door to Apology for Catholic Churchs Role in Residential Schools [Canada]

    07/15/2018 6:32:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 7/12/18 | Gloria Galloway
    The Vaticans ambassador to Canada says Pope Francis is opening the door to an apology to the countrys Indigenous people for the abuse of children at Catholic-run Indian residential schools. A papal apology was one of the calls to action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which spent years investigating the schools. And Canadas Parliament has voted to ask Francis to visit this country and make the requested statement of regret. At a private gathering for foreign dignitaries and Canadian politicians held late last month at his residence in Ottawa, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, the Papal Nuncio, said the request...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 07-15-18, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    07/14/2018 9:38:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-15-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 15, 2018 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Am 7:12-15 Amaziah, priest of Bethel, said to Amos,Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah! There earn your bread by prophesying,but never again prophesy in Bethel;for it is the kings sanctuary and a royal temple. Amos answered Amaziah, I was no prophet,nor have I belonged to a company of prophets;I was a shepherd and a dresser of sycamores. The LORD took me from following the flock, and said to me,Go, prophesy to my people Israel. Responsorial Psalm Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14 R. (8) Lord, let us...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost (Gueranger)

    07/14/2018 9:04:01 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double IN THE MIDDLE AGES, this Sunday was called, the sixth and last Sunday after the Natalis of the Apostles (that is, the Feast of St. Peter); it was, indeed, the last, for the years when Easter had been kept was late in April as was possible; but, it was only the first after that Feast of St. Peter, when Easter immediately followed the spring equinox. We have already noticed the variable character of this last portion of the liturgical cycle, which was the result of Easter’s being kept on a different day each year; and that, in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Henry, Emperor (Gueranger)

    07/14/2018 9:03:57 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Semidouble HENRY OF GERMANY, the second King, but the first Emperor of that name, was the last crowned representative of that branch of the house of Saxony descended from Henry the Fowler, to which God, in the tenth century, entrusted the mission of restoring the work of Charlemagne and Leo III. This noble stock was rendered more glorious by the flowers of sanctity adorning its branches, than for the deep and powerful roots it struck in the German soil by great and long-enduring institutions. The Holy Spirit, who divideth his gifts according as he will, was then calling...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-14-18, M, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin

    07/13/2018 11:28:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-14-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 14, 2018 Memorial of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin Reading 1 Is 6:1-8 In the year King Uzziah died,I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne,with the train of his garment filling the temple.Seraphim were stationed above; each of them had six wings:with two they veiled their faces,with two they veiled their feet,and with two they hovered aloft. They cried one to the other,Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!All the earth is filled with his glory!At the sound of that cry, the frame of the door shookand the house was filled with smoke. Then...
  • Cardinal, Nuncio and Bishop Attacked by Mob in Nicaragua

    07/13/2018 8:33:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/11/18 | David Agren
    Bishop Silvio Jose Baez tweeted pictures of his injuries and prayed for those who attacked himNicaraguan bishops and clergy were attacked by armed groups aligned with the government on July 9 as violence in the Central American country escalated and affected the Catholic Church, which has provided humanitarian assistance in its parishes and has tried to diffuse a worsening political crisis through dialogue. Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes Solorzano of Managua and his auxiliary, Bishop Silvio Jose Baez, and Archbishop Waldemar Stanislaw Sommertag, the apostolic nuncio, were among clergy from Managua pummeled as they attempted to protect St Sebastian Basilica in the...
  • Philippine Bishops Call for Three Days Fasting After President Calls God Stupid

    07/13/2018 8:30:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    In a thinly veiled attack on President Duterte, the bishops condemned 'those who have blasphemed God's Holy Name'Catholic bishops in the Philippines, concerned about an increase in violence and police reaction to crime, announced a day of prayer and penance on July 16 and three days of fasting, prayer and penance on July 17-19. The bishops said they wanted to invoke Gods mercy and justice on those who have blasphemed Gods Holy Name, those who slander and bear false witness, and those who commit murder or justify murder as a means for fighting criminality in our country. In a pastoral...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Montana Diocese Blasted for Double Standard

    07/13/2018 8:28:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | Updated July 13, 2018 | Christine Niles
    HELENA, Mont. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The diocese of Helena, Montana is being slammed by faithful Catholics for what they see as hypocrisy. Msgr. Kevin O'Neill, Helena diocese On Tuesday, Msgr. Kevin O'Neill, administrator for the diocese, issued a public letter apologizing for the "pain" caused by four priests who attended a July 5 rally for Matt Rosendale, a pro-life Catholic running against pro-abortion Democrat Jon Tester for a seat in the U.S. Senate. President Trump appeared at the rally in support of Rosendale. "Let me clearly state that I sincerely regret any and all confusion or hurt this incident has caused,"...
  • [Cathlic Caucus] US Association of Consecrated Virgins condemns shocking new rules

    07/13/2018 5:53:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 13, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    Three women pause in prayer as they are consecrated to the Order of Virgins (CNS photo/Joel Breidenbach) The document says it is 'not essential' that a woman should have 'kept her body in perfect continence'The US Association of Consecrated Virgins has said it is deeply disappointed at new rules issued by the Vatican that appear to say consecrated virgins need not be virgins.The group has taken issue with section 88 of the new document, which states: Thus to have kept her body in perfect continence or to have practiced the virtue of chastity in an exemplary way, while of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] THE CARDINAL SINS: Kevin Farrell, Ted McCarrick and the Synod on Young People

    07/13/2018 3:48:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | July 13, 2018 | Elizabeth Yore
    Cardinal Farrell Last week, the Catholic twitter verse was chattering aboutBishopThomas Tobins embarrassing, but appropriate questiontoCardinalKevinFarrell.Bishop Thomas Tobin of Rhode Island, (not to be confused with Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark), called out Cardinal Kevin Farrell for his gratuitous comments that priests have no credibility when it comes to instructing couples on marriage. Bishop Tobin tweeted a pertinent question to Cardinal Farrell, who is the head of the Vatican Dicastery on Laity, Family and Life. Were from the Vatican, and were here for the kids. (Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Pope Francis and Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell at meeting in preparation for...
  • Study Affirms Earth Is Uncommon and Perhaps Even Unique

    07/13/2018 9:42:03 AM PDT · by Salvation · 70 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-12-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Study Affirms Earth Is Uncommon and Perhaps Even Unique Msgr. Charles Pope • July 12, 2018 • A new study has been issued from Oxford University that casts doubt on the notion that there is “intelligent” life in abundance elsewhere in the universe. More on that study in a moment.Meanwhile, I have written from time to time on the question of whether there is other intelligent life in the universe. As a Catholic, I have no need for the answer to be yes or no; the Church does not teach on this one way or another. Neither do the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis Encourages Lisbon Cardinal to Keep Promoting Mortal Sin

    07/13/2018 9:16:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 13, 2018 | Gloria TV
    Pope Francis personally thanked Lisbon Cardinal Manuel Clemente for propagating the immoral teachings contained in Amoris Laetita in a Lenten letter to the Lisbon priests. Clemente follows the heterodox Buenos Aires guidelines approved by Francis. Francis June 26 letter to the "beloved Brother Cardinal" was published by Clemente on July 12 on Patriarcado-Lisboa.pt. Francis calls Clemente's controversial text a "profound reflexion" which "fills me with joy". Although Clemente promotes sin, Francis calls him a "shepherd who accompanies the faithful" [into the abyss] and encourages Clemente "to integrate the fragility [adultery] which shows itself in many forms in couples. At the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Francis Effect Five Years Out

    07/13/2018 9:10:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 13, 2018 | John M. Vella
    In his recent book on Pope Francis, Lost Shepherd, Philip Lawler reminds us that the papacy should be a source of Church unity. However, as Lawler points out, under the current pontiff this is not so. He lays out two reasons why: the first is Franciss autocratic style and the second is the divisive program he is advancing. Lawler offers overwhelming evidence to prove his indictment. An early example of this divisiveness is the papal intervention in the Order of the Knights of Malta. The action was unprecedented given the independence of the Order and that it was taken on...