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  • Five Images of the Holy Spirit from Scripture

    05/22/2018 8:07:12 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-21-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Five Images of the Holy Spirit from Scripture Msgr. Charles Pope • May 21, 2018 • One of the quirks of the post-conciliar liturgy is that the octave of Pentecost was dropped. Generally, the post-conciliar age has tried to emphasize the gifts and works of the Holy Spirit, so eliminating the octave of Pentecost is quite paradoxical. The Feast of Pentecost ranks right up there with Easter and the Nativity, both of which have an octave, yet the octave of Pentecost fell away. So it is that on the Monday after Pentecost we are back to ordinary time and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-22-18, OM, St. Rita of Cascia, Religious

    05/21/2018 10:06:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies ^ | 05-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 22, 2018 Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jas 4:1-10 Beloved:Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you come from?Is it not from your passions that make war within your members?You covet but do not possess.You kill and envy but you cannot obtain;you fight and wage war.You do not possess because you do not ask.You ask but do not receive, because you ask wrongly,to spend it on your passions.Adulterers!Do you not know that to be a lover of the world means enmity with God?Therefore, whoever wants to be a lover of...
  • God made you gay: Did Pope Francis just tell the lie of the century?

    05/21/2018 12:04:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/20/2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    ROME, May 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis’ alleged infelicitous counsel to a gay man, if not retracted, risks slowly killing the same-sex attracted by affirming them to death.   According to multiple reports, a gay man who visited Pope Francis at the Vatican last week is alleging the Pope told him, “God made you gay.” The allegation comes from Juan Carlos Cruz, one of the child victims of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy. The comment has quickly coiled around the world. Such a strong remark, from such a seat of moral and spiritual authority, would surely tighten the...
  • Pope's reported comment to a gay man may indicate a new level of acceptance of homosexuality

    05/21/2018 7:35:39 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 163 replies
    LA Times ^ | 21 May 2018 | By TOM KINGTON
    Pope Francis has reportedly told a gay man that "God made you that way and loves you as you are," apparently pushing the pontiff's acceptance of homosexuality to a new level. Francis made the comments to Juan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean victim of priestly sexual abuse who recently spent days with the pope at the Vatican to discuss his ordeal as the pontiff moves to tackle decades of coverups and ostracism of victims in the Chilean church, according to the Spanish newspaper El Pais. Cruz was quoted as having discussed his homosexuality with Francis. "He told me: 'Juan Carlos, I...
  • A Look at the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

    05/21/2018 7:51:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-20-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Look at the Fruits of the Holy Spirit Msgr. Charles Pope • May 20, 2018 • On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was given unto our mission to the ends of the earth. Among His gifts are the fruits of the Spirit which deserve our attention today.The Fruits of the Holy Spirit in the Catholic Catechism and Tradition are drawn largely from St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians where he writes,But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-21-18, M, Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

    05/20/2018 9:24:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 05-21-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 21, 2018 Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church Reading 1 Gn 3:9-15, 20 After Adam had eaten of the tree,the LORD God called to him and asked him, "Where are you?"He answered, "I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself."Then he asked, "Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!"The man replied, "The woman whom you put here with meshe gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it."The LORD God then...
  • The Spirit of the Lord Filled the Earth A Homily for Pentecost

    05/20/2018 6:22:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-19-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Spirit of the Lord Filled the Earth – A Homily for Pentecost Msgr. Charles Pope • May 19, 2018 • What a wondrous and challenging feast we celebrate at Pentecost! A feast like this challenges us because it puts to the lie a lazy, sleepy, hidden, and tepid Christian life. The Lord Jesus said to apostles, and still says to us, I have come to cast a fire on the earth (Luke 12:49). This is a feast about fire, a transformative, refining, purifying fire that the Lord wants to kindle in us and in this world. It is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-20-18, SOL, Pentecost Sunday

    05/19/2018 7:36:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 54 replies ^ | 05-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 20, 2018 Pentecost Sunday - Mass during the Day Reading 1 Acts 2:1-11 When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,they were all in one place together.And suddenly there came from the skya noise like a strong driving wind,and it filled the entire house in which they were.Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,which parted and came to rest on each one of them.And they were all filled with the Holy Spiritand began to speak in different tongues,as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem.At...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-19-18, SOL, Pentecost, Vigil Mass

    05/19/2018 4:43:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies ^ | 05-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 20, 2018 Pentecost Sunday - At the Vigil Mass Reading 1 Gn 11:1-9 The whole world spoke the same language, using the same words.While the people were migrating in the east,they came upon a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there.They said to one another,"Come, let us mold bricks and harden them with fire."They used bricks for stone, and bitumen for mortar.Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a cityand a tower with its top in the sky,and so make a name for ourselves;otherwise we shall be scattered all over the earth." The LORD came...
  • The Father's grief

    05/19/2018 10:26:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies ^ | 11-01-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Father's grief Question: Should we more fully realize that God the Father suffered grief and sorrow at the crucifixion of his Son? — Robert Bonsignore, Brooklyn, New York Answer: To suffer sorrow and grief or other emotions does not pertain to the divine nature. Although the Scriptures do speak of God as being angry or pleased, jealous or exacting vengeance, etc., these are said by way of analogy and speak to God’s determination to set things right. God the Father certainly does love his Son and did “care” what was happening to him on the cross, but not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-19-18

    05/18/2018 9:47:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 05-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 19, 2018 Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter - Mass in the Morning Reading 1 Acts 28:16-20, 30-31 When he entered Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself,with the soldier who was guarding him. Three days later he called together the leaders of the Jews.When they had gathered he said to them, "My brothers,although I had done nothing against our peopleor our ancestral customs,I was handed over to the Romans as a prisoner from Jerusalem.After trying my case the Romans wanted to release me,because they found nothing against me deserving the death penalty.But when the Jews...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pioneers of the Underground Church in China

    05/18/2018 4:06:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 11, 2018 | Teresa Marie Moreau
    And fear ye not them that kill the body and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell. - Matthew 10:28 From love, Timothy Peter Leonard was created, and from hate, he was destroyed.Born on the Feast of the Holy Apostles, June 29, 1893, the County Limerick native seemed destined to win a martyrs crown, like Saint Peter, who was crucified upside down in Neros amphitheater, and Saint Paul, who was beheaded with a sword in Aquae Salviae.But rather than in Rome, the Eternal City, he would win...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Why Did All the Chilean Bishops Offer Pope Their Resignations?

    05/18/2018 6:18:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | Steve Skojec
    Was going to write a post about this. Decided a quick video would be faster on a Friday afternoon. Please feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments.Have a good weekend, everyone! Why Did All the Chilean Bishops Offer Pope Their Resignations?
  • After biggest gaffe, pope demands accountability for abuse

    05/18/2018 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Friday, May 18, 2018 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Four months ago, Pope Francis dug himself into the biggest hole of his papacy by strongly defending a Chilean bishop accused by sex abuse victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. On Friday, he emerged from that debacle after strong-arming the entire Chilean bishops conference to resign for what he said were their "grave defects" in handling abuse cases. He accused them of destroying evidence of sex crimes, interfering with investigations and negligently placing children at risk of being raped by pedophiles. By repenting for his original sin with what amounts to an ecclesial nuclear option,...
  • Is the Church a Cruise Ship or a Battleship?

    05/18/2018 7:48:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-18-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Is the Church a Cruise Ship or a Battleship? Msgr. Charles Pope • May 17, 2018 • Some years ago, Fr. Patrick Smith, a friend of mine and a priest of this archdiocese, preached a sermon in which he asked if the Church was a clubhouse or a lighthouse.It seems that many people want the Church just to be a friendly place where people can gather. Many of these same people get angry when the Church shines the light of truth on something. They declare that the Church should just be open and inviting. They object when She is...
  • Chile's bishops resign en masse over sex abuse cover-up

    05/18/2018 6:53:19 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 21 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their "grave negligence" in investigating abuse and protecting children. The bishops announced at the end of an emergency Vatican summit that all 31 active bishops in Rome had signed a document offering to resign.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-18-18, OM, St. John I, Pope and Martyr

    05/17/2018 8:26:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 05-18-18 | Revised New American Bible
    May 18, 2018 Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 25:13b-21 King Agrippa and Bernice arrived in Caesareaon a visit to Festus.Since they spent several days there,Festus referred Paul's case to the king, saying,"There is a man here left in custody by Felix.When I was in Jerusalem the chief priests and the elders of the Jewsbrought charges against him and demanded his condemnation.I answered them that it was not Roman practiceto hand over an accused person before he has faced his accusersand had the opportunity to defend himself against their charge.So when they came together here,...
  • St. Ambrose Colleges Segregated Muslim Prayer Room Reveals Chilling Reality

    05/17/2018 12:17:08 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 14 replies
    That St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa has opened a sex-segregated prayer room for Muslim students requires an explanation. On the surface, it seems totally bizarre. Why exactly do Muslims want to go to an explicitly Catholic college and why is that now-progressive Catholic college proudly violating normative standards of equal treatment for men and women? The answer is found in why feminists have turned into crickets on select overt sexism when they howl outrages over only perceived slights against women. Muslims, feminists and most American progressives have a common enemy: Americas Judeo-Christian heritage, which they have been working to...
  • America's Largest Catholic University Hosts Event Glorifying Polyamory, Open Relationships

    05/17/2018 9:02:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/17/2018 | Samuel Smith
    America's largest Catholic University hosted an event last week that featured a discussion reportedly glorifying open relationships and polyamory, concepts that violate Catholic teachings. Last Thursday, DePaul University in Chicago hosted the event "Polyamory Pause: A Dialogue on Open Relationships and Polyamory," which was hosted by the school's LGBTQIA+ Resource Center. Polyamory is a relationship construct where partners can have multiple sexual partners with the consent of all partners involved. According to the conservative website Campus Reform, discussion at the event included a wide number topics related to non-monogamous love and lust. According to a flyer that was photographed and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] That at Least Peters Shadow Might Fall on Them: A Challenge to the Church...

    05/17/2018 7:08:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-16-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    That at Least Peter’s Shadow Might Fall on Them: A Challenge to the Church in the Acts of the Apostles Msgr. Charles Pope • May 16, 2018 • Peter Healing the Sick with his Shadow, Masaccio (1426-27)As this Easter Season is nearing a close, we do well to ponder the picture of the early Church described in the Acts of the Apostles. The kind of persecution and suffering they endured in those days should serve to remind us of the sacrifices we are often unwilling to make.Yet these early descriptions are also an affirmation of what we in effect...