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  • EWTN Panel Discusses Nearly ‘Anarchic’ State of the Church

    04/29/2017 6:37:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 4/28/17 | Claire Chretien
    April 28, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – An April 20 EWTN panel discussed a host of hot-button issues within the Church, including the appointment of a pro-gay Jesuit priest as a Vatican consultant, how the possibility of women deacons is "certainly something to be concerned about," and Cardinal Robert Sarah's "prophetic warning about the nature of the Church’s present crisis of faith." EWTN's Raymond Arroyo, Robert Royal of The Catholic Thing, and canon lawyer Father Gerald Murray (the "papal posse") also discussed the pope's interference in the Order of Malta, how reception of Holy Communion in the hand has caused "lack of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-30-17, Third Sunday of Easter

    04/29/2017 8:21:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies ^ | 04-30-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 30, 2017 Third Sunday of Easter Reading 1 Acts 2:14, 22-33Then Peter stood up with the Eleven,raised his voice, and proclaimed:"You who are Jews, indeed all of you staying in Jerusalem.Let this be known to you, and listen to my words.You who are Israelites, hear these words.Jesus the Nazarene was a man commended to you by Godwith mighty deeds, wonders, and signs,which God worked through him in your midst, as you yourselves know.This man, delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God,you killed, using lawless men to crucify him.But God raised him up, releasing him from...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Catherine of Siena, 04-29-17

    04/29/2017 7:13:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 04-29-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Painting of Saint Catherine of Siena | Siena Cathedral Choir | photo by Sailko Saint Catherine of Siena Saint of the Day for April 29 (March 25, 1347 – April 29, 1380)  Saint Catherine of Siena’s Story The value Catherine makes central in her short life and which sounds clearly and consistently through her experience is complete surrender to Christ. What is most impressive about her is that she learns to view her surrender to her Lord as a goal to be reached through time.She was the 23rd child of Jacopo and Lapa Benincasa...
  • Day by Say -- Saints for All, Saint Peter Chanel, 04-28-17

    04/29/2017 6:57:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 04-28-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Statue of Saint Peter Chanel | à Cuet, Montrevel-en-Bresse | photo by Chabe01 Saint Peter Chanel Saint of the Day for April 28 (1803 – April 28, 1841)  Saint Peter Chanel’s Story Anyone who has worked in loneliness, with great adaptation required and with little apparent success, will find a kindred spirit in Peter Chanel.Born in France, Peter’s interest in the missions began in school, when he read letters missionaries to America sent back home. As a young priest, Peter revived a parish in a “bad” district by the simple method of showing great...
  • St. Catherine of Siena: Saint of the Eucharist

    04/29/2017 6:48:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | april 27, 2017 | Cynthia Trainque
    St. Catherine of Siena: Saint of the EucharistCynthia Trainque “O Catherine, Sweet Catherine” is what I call this very powerful saint. She has captured my heart like no other. Born in 1347 in Siena, Italy she was the 25th of 26 children of Giacomo and Lapa di Benincasa. Many of her siblings—including her twin, Giovanna, died at a few months old. Her father was a dyer of cloth; his business was on the ground floor of his great big house with his family and employees living upstairs.From age six, Catherine began to receive many mystical graces and made a vow...
  • Extraterrestrials

    04/29/2017 10:11:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 64 replies ^ | March 1, 2017 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    3/1/2017 Faith for March/April 2017, Msgr. Charles Pope Extraterrestrials Q. What does the Church believe about extraterrestrials?Elena, Arlington, Virginia A. The Church has no direct teaching on this matter. As such, Catholics are free to speculate. But, using Catholic and scientific principles, some of the following parameters and distinctions may be interesting or helpful.In the first place, we ought to define “extraterrestrials.” If by this term we mean “persons,” then it is clear that there are myriads of extraterrestrials since angels are persons. We are human persons, but they are angelic persons. And, since it is the teaching of the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-29-17, M, St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor/Church

    04/28/2017 10:03:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 04-29-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 29, 2017 Memorial of Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Acts 6:1-7As the number of disciples continued to grow,the Hellenists complained against the Hebrewsbecause their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution.So the Twelve called together the community of the disciples and said,"It is not right for us to neglect the word of God to serve at table.Brothers, select from among you seven reputable men,filled with the Spirit and wisdom,whom we shall appoint to this task,whereas we shall devote ourselves to prayerand to the ministry of the word."The proposal was acceptable...
  • What Is the Wrath of God?

    04/28/2017 8:13:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-27-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is the Wrath of God? Msgr. Charles Pope • April 27, 2017 • In yesterday’s Mass (Thursday of the Second Week of Easter) there was a reference to the wrath of God and the fact that only Jesus can save us from it. The Gospel warns, whoever disobeys the Son, will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him (John 3:36).But what is God’s wrath? It is spoken of often in Scripture but it is a concept with which we must be careful. On the one hand we cannot simply dismiss it as contradictory to...
  • ACLU sues Catholic hospital for refusing to perform transgender surgery

    04/28/2017 7:41:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Does California’s non-discrimination law on sexual orientation override a Catholic hospital’s freedom of religious expression? A new lawsuit from the ACLU claims yes, filed on behalf of a patient denied an elective hysterectomy as part of a surgical transition from female to male. Despite having arranged an emergency referral to another hospital which did conduct the operation, the transgender patient and the ACLU want Catholic hospitals forced to perform these surgeries in the future: More than seven months after a Dignity Health hospital refused a hysterectomy to a Sacramento-area transgender patient, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit...
  • China's crackdown on Mass in underground community [Catholic Caucus]

    04/27/2017 6:49:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    UCA News ^ | April 27, 2017
    China's crackdown on Mass in underground community Whats this? Click on to find out more. Targeting of Catholics underlines difficult path to peace between Beijing and the Vatican A still image of a video that captured the moment when Chinese police entered a church in Wudalianchi disrupting a Mass service to detain a lay leader and priest on April 20. (Photo of internet video) .boder_no{ text-decoration:none!important; color:#000000;} .boder_no a{ text-decoration:none!important; color:#000000;} <p> reporter, Hong Kong China April 27, 2017 Mail This Article (For more than one recipient, type addresses separated by commas) Local communist officials in northeastern Heilongjiang province...
  • Will Francis follow Benedict or Obama when he speaks to Muslims in Egypt?

    04/27/2017 7:37:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Crux ^ | April 27, 2017 | Father Raymond J. de Souza
    SPECIAL TO CRUXA cross above a church is seen alongside minarets of a mosque April 17 in Cairo ahead of Pope Francis' April 28-29 visit. (Credit:Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters via CNS.) Pope Francis must choose how he addresses the Muslim community when he visits Egypt this week. He has two models: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former Pope Benedict XVI. When a newly-elected Obama decided to address the “Muslim world” from Cairo in 2009, he insisted that Islam is a “religion of peace,” corrupted by a small few, and that there is nothing particularly Islamic about the violence committed...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-28-17, OM, St. Peter Chanel, St. Louis de Montfort, Priests

    04/27/2017 7:35:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 04-28-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 28, 2017 Friday of the Second Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 5:34-42A Pharisee in the Sanhedrin named Gamaliel,a teacher of the law, respected by all the people,stood up, ordered the Apostles to be put outside for a short time,and said to the Sanhedrin, "Fellow children of Israel,be careful what you are about to do to these men.Some time ago, Theudas appeared, claiming to be someone important,and about four hundred men joined him, but he was killed,and all those who were loyal to himwere disbanded and came to nothing.After him came Judas the Galilean at the time of...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort, 04-27-17

    04/27/2017 7:15:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 04-27-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Stained glass of Saint Louis de Montfort | G. Freihalter Saint Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort Saint of the Day for April 27 (January 31, 1673 – April 28, 1716)  Saint Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort’s Story Louis’s life is inseparable from his efforts to promote genuine devotion to Mary, the mother of Jesus and mother of the Church. Totus tuus (“completely yours”) was Louis’s personal motto; Pope John Paul II chose it as his episcopal motto.Born in the Breton village of Montfort, close to Rennes, France, as an adult Louis identified himself by...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Pedro de San José Betancur, 04-26-17

    04/27/2017 7:03:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 04-26-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Saint Pedro de San José Betancur Fr. Don Miller, OFM Saint Pedro de San José Betancur Saint of the Day for April 26 (March 19, 1626 – April 25, 1667)  Saint Pedro de San José Betancur’s Story Central America claimed its first saint with the canonization of Pedro de San José Betancur. Known as the “St. Francis of the Americas,” Pedro de Betancur is the first saint to have worked and died in Guatemala.Pedro very much wanted to become a priest, but God had other plans for the young man born into a poor family on Tenerife in the Canary...
  • Why Didn’t Christ Stay with His Disciples Continually from the Resurrection to His Ascension?

    04/27/2017 7:34:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-26-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Didn’t Christ Stay with His Disciples Continually from the Resurrection to His Ascension? Msgr. Charles Pope • April 26, 2017 • After Christ rose from the dead, He appeared to His disciples at certain places and times, but did not seem to stay with them continuously. On the first Easter Sunday, He appeared six times in rather rapid succession: first to Mary Magdalene, then to the women at the tomb, third as the women left the tomb, fourth to Peter, fifth to the two disciples going to Emmaus, and sixth to the ten Apostles in Jerusalem (when Thomas...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-27-17

    04/26/2017 9:39:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 04-27-17 | Revised New American Bible
    April 27, 2017 Thursday of the Second Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 5:27-33When the court officers had brought the Apostles inand made them stand before the Sanhedrin,the high priest questioned them,"We gave you strict orders did we not,to stop teaching in that name.Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teachingand want to bring this man's blood upon us."But Peter and the Apostles said in reply,"We must obey God rather than men. The God of our ancestors raised Jesus,though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree.God exalted him at his right hand as leader and saviorto...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Mark, 04-25-17

    04/26/2017 2:53:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 04-25-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Saint Mark the Evangelist | Jean BourdichonSaint Mark Saint of the Day for April 25 (? – c. April 25, 68)  Saint Mark’s Story Most of what we know about Mark comes directly from the New Testament. He is usually identified with the Mark of Acts 12:12. When St. Peter escaped from prison, he went to the home of Mark’s mother.Paul and Barnabas took him along on the first missionary journey, but for some reason Mark returned alone to Jerusalem. It is evident, from Paul’s refusal to let Mark accompany him on the second...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, 04-24-17

    04/26/2017 9:32:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 04-24-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Painting of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen | photo by Andreas PraefckeSaint Fidelis of Sigmaringen Saint of the Day for April 24 (1577 – April 24, 1622)  Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen’s Story If a poor man needed some clothing, Fidelis would often give the man the clothes right off his back. Complete generosity to others characterized this saint’s life.Born in 1577, Mark Rey became a lawyer who constantly upheld the causes of the poor and oppressed people. Nicknamed “the poor man’s lawyer,” Rey soon grew disgusted with the corruption and injustice he saw among his...
  • Why Did the Lord Appear to the Women Before the Apostles?

    04/26/2017 9:21:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-25-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Did the Lord Appear to the Women Before the Apostles? Msgr. Charles Pope • April 25, 2017 • It is curious that upon rising from the dead the Lord appeared to Mary Magdalene and other women before appearing to the Apostles, His chosen witnesses. It is even stranger that He sent the women to the Apostles as witnesses, given that women were not considered valid witnesses at that time. Indeed, the Apostles do resist their testimony, considering it fanciful. While this behavior makes many modern people wince, it is not presented as a way of approving those reactions,...
  • “The Catholic Church…has become one of Islam’s loudest boosters”

    04/26/2017 8:20:34 AM PDT · by Lera · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Robert Spencer
    In this excellent piece, George Neumayr refers to the rupture of relations between the Vatican and al-Azhar that took place during the time of Pope Benedict. As I explained here, that rupture took place because Pope Benedict dared to speak out about the Muslim persecution of Christians. By contrast, Francis energetically defends Islam, and leaves the persecuted Christians twisting in the wind, so he is acceptable to al-Azhar. The worst part about this is the fact that because this man is Pope, all too many Catholics, including some in positions of high authority, treat him as if he were a...