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  • Is Your Spiritual Life Like a Sailboat or a Motorboat?

    03/23/2018 9:02:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-22-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Is Your Spiritual Life Like a Sailboat or a Motorboat? Msgr. Charles Pope • March 22, 2018 • When I was about 10 years old I took some sailing lessons and then did so again when I was in my early 30s. Sailing involves a kind of romancing of the wind, wherein one observes it and then adapts to it, wooing it, learning its moves, its vicissitudes, its often subtle and changing signs.Oh, for the great times when the wind was with us! Catching the wind, the boat would speed along making a slick sound in the water. Oh,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-23-18, OM, St. Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop

    03/22/2018 8:03:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies ^ | 03-23-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 23, 2018 Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Jer 20:10-13 I hear the whisperings of many:"Terror on every side!Denounce! let us denounce him!"All those who were my friendsare on the watch for any misstep of mine."Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail,and take our vengeance on him."But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.In their failure they will be put to utter shame,to lasting, unforgettable confusion.O LORD of hosts, you who test the just,who probe mind and heart,Let me witness the vengeance you take...
  • The Grumblings in the Wilderness Have Much to Teach Us (Lesson Four)

    03/22/2018 8:32:43 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-21-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Grumblings in the Wilderness Have Much to Teach Us (Lesson Four) Msgr. Charles Pope • March 21, 2018 • We continue today in our discussion of the ancient Jewish people’s grumbling against Moses and God.Lesson 4: Grumbling Can Greatly Harm OthersGrumbling affects more than the one who grumbles. Through it, infectious negativity is set loose. Even if only a small number grumble, it can still incite fear, negativity, and anger in others.One of the sadder effects the grumblings in the desert was the heavy toll it took on Moses. The people nearly wore him out. At a particularly...
  • Husband Left His Catholic Wife Because She Murdered Their Baby in an Abortion

    03/22/2018 7:51:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mar 21, 2018 | Indya Rennie
    Despite her friends and familys pleadings, a Catholic Irish mother recently trekked to England to abort her unborn baby. According to a report Tuesday, her baby was diagnosed with a fatal fetal disability after only a few weeks gestation. She chose to have an abortion in England, because abortion is illegal in Ireland. She made the journey with the help of Mara Clarke, the Abortion Support Network founder (pictured above). The mother overcame several obstacles in her decision. Traveling to England from Ireland can cost more than 2,000 euros, according to the report. The mother already had children but...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-22-18

    03/21/2018 8:13:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 03-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 22, 2018 Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Gn 17:3-9 When Abram prostrated himself, God spoke to him:"My covenant with you is this:you are to become the father of a host of nations.No longer shall you be called Abram;your name shall be Abraham,for I am making you the father of a host of nations.I will render you exceedingly fertile;I will make nations of you;kings shall stem from you.I will maintain my covenant with youand your descendants after youthroughout the ages as an everlasting pact,to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.I...
  • School newspaper demands Catholic university recognize pro-abortion group

    03/21/2018 11:33:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    College Fix ^ | March 21, 2018 | Daniel Payne
    The editorial board of The Hoya, the school newspaper at Georgetown University, has called upon the institution to legitimize a pro-abortion group on campus, claiming that the school should protect the free exchange of ideas and formally recognize the student organization even though it stands directly opposed to core Catholic teaching. Georgetown University should prioritize free speech over religious policy by recognizing H*yas for Choice, a pro-reproductive rights student group, the board wrote this week.
  • FRANCE, the West, and The Resurrection of the FAITH

    03/21/2018 10:49:58 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | Spring 2017 | Joseph Pearce
    As history demonstrates, in France as elsewhere, the Church is always rising from the dead because the gates of Hell cannot prevail against her... Its not that secularism is dead...It isnt (like the poor it is always with us). It is simply that it does not have the power to defeat the forces of Christendom... A few years ago, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, I started to realize something. Whenever I was less than five minutes early for Mass, I had to go to the overflow room, and I would typically have to step over people sitting on the floor to get there....
  • The Grumblings in the Wilderness Have Much to Teach Us (Lesson Three)

    03/21/2018 7:55:57 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-20-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Grumblings in the Wilderness Have Much to Teach Us (Lesson Three) Msgr. Charles Pope • March 20, 2018 • We have been surveying several incidents in which the ancient Jewish people grumbled against Moses and God. We have done so not merely to survey their sins but to learn of our own tendencies to do the same. What makes grumbling so obnoxious is that it comes so soon after astonishing blessings and demonstrations of God’s love for us and His will and power to save us. Trust, it would seem, is something very difficult for us to learn.Lesson...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-21-18

    03/20/2018 10:10:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | Revised New American Bible
    March 21, 2018 Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 King Nebuchadnezzar said:"Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,that you will not serve my god,or worship the golden statue that I set up?Be ready now to fall down and worship the statue I had made,whenever you hear the sound of the trumpet,flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe,and all the other musical instruments;otherwise, you shall be instantly cast into the white-hot furnace;and who is the God who can deliver you out of my hands?"Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar,"There is no need for us...
  • The Grumblings in the Wilderness Have Much to Teach Us (Lesson Two)

    03/20/2018 8:20:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-19-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Grumblings in the Wilderness Have Much to Teach Us (Lesson Two) Msgr. Charles Pope • March 19, 2018 • In yesterday’s post we pondered how the Jewish people, despite having witnessed signs and wonders during the plagues in Egypt, failed to trust in God and to call upon Him confidently when they saw the Egyptian army in pursuit. Today we consider how they grumbled about the food that God provided for their sustenance. Lesson 2: They Grumbled against the Very Food of SalvationThe Hebrew word often translated as grumbling or murmuring is lō·nū or liyn. Its root meaning...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Tuesday in Passion Week (Gueranger)

    03/19/2018 9:06:15 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Violet Simple THE STATION, in Rome, was formerly the Church of the Martyr Saint Cyriacus, and as such it is still given in the Roman Missal; but this holy sanctuary having been destroyed, and the relics of the holy Deacon translated to the Church of Saint Mary in Via lata, it is here that the Station is now held. COLLECT Nostra tibi, Domine, quæsumus, sint accepta jejunia: quæ nos expiando, gratia tua dignos efficiant; et ad remedia perducant æterna. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. May our fast, O Lord, we beseech thee, be acceptable to thee, and, having purified...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-20-18

    03/19/2018 9:17:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 03-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 20, 2018 Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Nm 21:4-9 From Mount Hor the children of Israel set out on the Red Sea road,to bypass the land of Edom.But with their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,"Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!" In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,which bit the people so that many of them died.Then the people came to Moses and said,"We have sinned...
  • The Grumblings in the Wilderness Have Much to Teach Us. Here is Lesson One.

    03/19/2018 8:25:17 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-18-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Grumblings in the Wilderness Have Much to Teach Us. Here is Lesson One. Msgr. Charles Pope • March 18, 2018 • Here in the last full week of Lent prior to Holy Week we do well to ponder the grumblings of the ancient Hebrew people in the desert, for their grumblings are often ours as well. We are reading these passages in the Office of Readings just now, so it is the mind of the Church that we should meditate on them. The ancient Hebrews grumbled in many ways, and it will take us several days to consider...
  • Horror as China tears down crucifix from historic church in fresh bid to kill Christianity

    03/19/2018 8:13:29 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    UK Express ^ | Mar 17 2018 | Alice Scarsi
    The shocking footage, shared on Twitter by one of the priests witnessing the act, shows the moment when local Communist Party chiefs use a crane to remove the last cross standing on top of the Shangqiu Catholic Church South Cathedral in the country's Henan Province. An unidentified group are said to have burst into the church without any official documentation or notice and occupied it by securing the doors and shutting down electrical power. Priest and nuns reported the intruders to the police in vain, as the authorities once arrived confiscated their phone and quarantined them, barring anyone from entering...
  • Justified By Love[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/16/2018 2:04:38 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Bible ^ | 3-16-18 | bible
    Justification is but one word ~ "Love" and in this miracle all others shall be found for even My spirits hang upon this lamp stand(Menorah) of Eternal Truth "God is Love" ~ Elohim Ahavah . . . Matthew 22:37-40 And He said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38This is the great and first commandment. 39And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-19-18, SOL, St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    03/18/2018 9:32:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies ^ | 03-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 19, 2018 Solemnity of Saint Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 The LORD spoke to Nathan and said:"Go, tell my servant David,'When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,and I will make his kingdom firm.It is he who shall build a house for my name.And I will make his royal throne firm forever.I will be a father to him,and he shall be a son to me.Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever before me;your throne shall...
  • The Cross Always Wins - A Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent

    03/18/2018 7:45:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-17-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Cross Always Wins - A Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent Msgr. Charles Pope • March 17, 2018 • To the world and to those what are perishing, Sunday’s Gospel is utter madness, utter foolishness. Christ in effect declares that dying (to this world) is the only way to true life. While the world’s so-called wisdom holds that the way to life is through power, prestige, possessions, and popularity, Jesus says that in order to find true life, one must die to all that. This seems to be a paradox. The true gospel (not a watered down,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-18-18, Fifth Sunday of Lent

    03/17/2018 9:33:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies ^ | 03-18-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 18, 2018 Fifth Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Jer 31:31-34 The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathersthe day I took them by the hand to lead them forth from the land of Egypt; for they broke my covenant, and I had to show myself their master, says the LORD.But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD.I will place...
  • On the Sin of Rash Judgment, as Seen in a Commercial

    03/17/2018 8:19:21 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-16-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Sin of Rash Judgment, as Seen in a Commercial Msgr. Charles Pope • March 16, 2018 • One of the most commonly committed—yet least often confessed—sins, is that of rash judgment. The commercial below humorously depicts the sin and how wrong we can sometimes be.In reality, the sin is not often humorous and can lead us to some very dark places. On account of rash judgments, we may harbor grudges, resentments, fears, and unjust anger. We may allow it to foster pride, feeling ourselves superior to others. We may even seek revenge based on misinformation or as...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-17-18, OM, St. Patrick, Bishop

    03/16/2018 10:32:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 03-17-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 17, 2018 Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent Reading 1 Jer 11:18-20 I knew their plot because the LORD informed me;at that time you, O LORD, showed me their doings. Yet I, like a trusting lamb led to slaughter,had not realized that they were hatching plots against me:"Let us destroy the tree in its vigor;let us cut him off from the land of the living,so that his name will be spoken no more." But, you, O LORD of hosts, O just Judge,searcher of mind and heart,Let me witness the vengeance you take on them,for to you I...