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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-19-17, M,Sts. John de Brébeuf & Isaac Jogues, Comp, Martyrs

    10/18/2017 9:58:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies ^ | 10-19-17 | Revised New American Bible
    October 19, 2017 Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs Reading 1 Rom 3:21-30Brothers and sisters:Now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law,though testified to by the law and the prophets,the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christfor all who believe.For there is no distinction;all have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God.They are justified freely by his gracethrough the redemption in Christ Jesus,whom God set forth as an expiation,through faith, by his Blood, to prove his righteousnessbecause of the forgiveness of sins previously committed,through the...
  • Romans 1 - Is It a Prophetic Interpretation of Reality for Our Times?

    10/18/2017 8:53:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-17-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Romans 1 - Is It a Prophetic Interpretation of Reality for Our Times? Msgr. Charles Pope • October 17, 2017 • We continue to read from the Letter to the Romans in daily Mass. Scripture is a prophetic interpretation of reality. That is, it tells us what is really going on from the perspective of the Lord of History. An inspired text, it traces out not only the current time, but also the trajectory, the end to which things tend. It is of course important for us to read Scripture with the Church, and exercising care, to submit our...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-18-17, FEAST, St. Luke, Evangelist

    10/17/2017 9:12:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 10-18-17 | Revised New American Bible
    October 18, 2017 Feast of Saint Luke, Evangelist Reading 1 2 Tm 4:10-17bBeloved:Demas, enamored of the present world,deserted me and went to Thessalonica,Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.Luke is the only one with me.Get Mark and bring him with you,for he is helpful to me in the ministry.I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus.When you come, bring the cloak I left with Carpus in Troas,the papyrus rolls, and especially the parchments. Alexander the coppersmith did me a great deal of harm;the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.You too be on guard against him,for he has strongly resisted...
  • St. Luke: 10 things to know and share

    10/17/2017 7:54:57 PM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 10/17/17 | Jimmy Akin
    October 18th is the feast of St. Luke the Evangelist. 1) Who was St. Luke? St. Luke is mentioned by name in three passages of Scripture: In Colossians 4:14, St. Paul writes: “Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.” In 2 Timothy 4:11, Paul writes: “Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you; for he is very useful in serving me.” And in Philemon 23-24, Paul writes: “Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends greetings to you, and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers.” Since Luke is mentioned in three...
  • Topless Feminists Throw Firebombs, Tampons and Feces at a Catholic Church to Protest Abortion

    10/17/2017 6:23:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 17 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pro-abortion feminists in Argentina staged a violent, topless protest Sunday to demand taxpayer-funded abortions and cultural acceptance of prostitution. Crux reports protesters vandalized several buildings, including a Catholic cathedral in Argentina during the pro-abortion “Boob Protest.” Local news reports indicate the pro-abortion protesters threw rocks, a Molotov cocktail, bottles, tampons and feces, as well as balloons filled with paint. They also painted walls with messages such as “Death to the pope” and “Lesbianize yourself.” The South American country protects unborn babies’ right to life in most cases. However, abortion activists met with legislators in September to push a new bill...
  • English bishop: you cannot be Catholic and support abortion

    10/17/2017 3:54:02 PM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    Bishop Michael Campbell said it was a 'foundational issue' for the faith and there is 'no getting around it.' Catholics cannot claim to be true to their faith if they do not support Church teaching on abortion, a bishop has said. Bishop Michael Campbell of Lancaster said abortion was a “foundational issue”, quoting Pope Francis who said: “We are called to defend and safeguard human life, especially in the mother’s womb, in infancy, old age and physical or mental disability.” “Sadly,” Bishop Campbell added, “The price of admission into mainstream British life has meant that we somehow keep the Catholic...
  • St. Paul Was Not Ashamed of the Gospel — Are We?

    10/17/2017 8:10:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 139 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-16-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    St. Paul Was Not Ashamed of the Gospel — Are We? Msgr. Charles Pope • October 16, 2017 • Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, RomeSt. Paul writes this in today’s reading from the Letter to the Romans: “I am not ashamed of the gospel. It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes” (Rom 1:16).“Gospel” here refers to the whole of the New Testament rather than merely the four Gospels. The gospel is the apostolic exhortation, the proclamation of the apostles of what Jesus taught and said and did for our salvation. This...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-17-17, M, St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

    10/16/2017 10:12:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 10-17-17 | Revised New American Bible
    October 17, 2017 Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 Rom 1:16-25Brothers and sisters:I am not ashamed of the Gospel.It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes:for Jew first, and then Greek.For in it is revealed the righteousness of God from faith to faith;as it is written, "The one who is righteous by faith will live." The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heavenagainst every impiety and wickednessof those who suppress the truth by their wickedness.For what can be known about God is evident to them,because God made...
  • Faith Is About Obedience

    10/16/2017 8:16:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-15-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Faith Is About Obedience Msgr. Charles Pope • October 15, 2017 • There is a very important phrase in the beginning of St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans, which we are reading in daily Mass. A common modern conception of what it means to have faith has an egocentric element, for which St. Paul provides a remedy. In describing his authority and mission as an apostle, he says,Through [Jesus] we have received the grace of apostleship, to bring about the obedience of faith, for the sake of his name (Romans 1:3-4).There it is: the obedience of faith.He repeats the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-16-17, OM, St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

    10/15/2017 9:30:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies ^ | 10-16-17 | Revised New American Bible
    October 16, 2017 Monday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rom 1:1-7Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus,called to be an Apostle and set apart for the Gospel of God,which he promised previously through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,the Gospel about his Son, descended from David according to the flesh, but established as Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness through resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.Through him we have received the grace of apostleship, to bring about the obedience of faith,for the sake of his name, among all the...
  • Party or Perish

    10/15/2017 7:57:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-14-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Party or Perish Msgr. Charles Pope • October 14, 2017 • The past three Sundays have featured shocking parables about our readiness, fruitfulness, and decision as to whether to accept and enter the Kingdom of God. The Lord has used the image of a vineyard extensively: a vineyard into which workers are dispatched at different times of the day but who have different attitudes about what is due to them at the end of the day; a vineyard into which two sons are sent, one of whom goes and one who does not; a vineyard in which are wicked...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 10-15-17, Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/14/2017 8:28:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 55 replies ^ | 10-15-17 | Revised New American Bible
    October 15, 2017 Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 25:6-10aOn this mountain the LORD of hostswill provide for all peoplesa feast of rich food and choice wines,juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines.On this mountain he will destroythe veil that veils all peoples,the web that is woven over all nations;he will destroy death forever.The Lord GOD will wipe awaythe tears from every face;the reproach of his people he will removefrom the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken.On that day it will be said:"Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us!This is the LORD for...
  • 481,000 Irish have “no religion” as Catholic numbers dive

    10/14/2017 8:09:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 13, 2017 04:41 AM | James Wilson
    The number of atheists in Ireland has shot up by nearly three quarters whilst the number of Catholics has dived, according to the latest census figures. In 2011, a total of 277,237 ticked the ‘no religion’ box on the census form, but five years later, 481,388 did so. That means that atheism is now the second largest belief system in the Irish Republic, accounting for 10.1% of the population. The news was welcomed by the pressure group Atheist Ireland, which said, “We are increasingly optimistic that a secular Ireland is inevitable, free of religious privilege and religious discrimination against any...
  • A Mysterious Passage

    10/14/2017 10:32:31 AM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies ^ | 09-01-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Mysterious Passage Q: Matthew’s Gospel says that, right after Jesus died, “the bodies of many saints who had fallen asleep were raised. And coming forth from their tombs after his resurrection, they entered the holy city and appeared to many” (27:52-53). What else do we know about these appearances of the dead who had been raised after the Resurrection? Who would’ve been among them?Bob, Oakland, California A: This is a very mysterious text that does not lend itself to simple or satisfying explanations. Matthew seems to have two purposes in mind: He reports what actually happened, but he...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-14-17, OM, St. Callistus I, Pope and Martyr

    10/13/2017 9:26:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies ^ | 10-14-17 | Revised New American Bible
    October 14, 2017 Saturday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jl 4:12-21Thus says the LORD:Let the nations bestir themselves and come upto the Valley of Jehoshaphat;For there will I sit in judgmentupon all the neighboring nations. Apply the sickle,for the harvest is ripe;Come and tread,for the wine press is full;The vats overflow,for great is their malice.Crowd upon crowdin the valley of decision;For near is the day of the LORDin the valley of decision.Sun and moon are darkened,and the stars withhold their brightness.The LORD roars from Zion,and from Jerusalem raises his voice;The heavens and the earth quake,but...
  • Our Lady [Mother] of Perpetual Help [Catholic Caucus]

    10/13/2017 7:51:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies ^ | 10-12-17 | Fr. William Saunders
    Our Lady of Perpetual HelpFr. William Saunders Q: What is the story behind the image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help?The icon (about 54 x 41.5 centimeters) depicts our Blessed Mother Mary under the title “Mother of God,” holding the Child Jesus. The Archangels Michael and Gabriel, hovering in the upper corners, hold the instruments of the Passion: St. Michael (in the left corner) holds the spear, the wine-soaked sponge and the crown of thorns, and St. Gabriel (in the right corner) holds the cross and the nails. The intent of the artist was to portray the Child Jesus contemplating...
  • Cardinal Müller speaks out on Catechism, Amoris Laetitia and the Correctio Filialis, attacks bishops

    10/13/2017 1:01:40 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 2 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 13/10/2017 | Cathcon
    "Clarify the unclear and do not obscure the clear" Cardinal Gerhard Müller on over 25 years of the World Catechism and the question of whether "Amoris laetitia" is Thomistic. Eminence, the Catechism of the Catholic Church is now a quarter-century old. It is always said that the theologians in Germany had at that time been somewhat disdainful and judged it as handed down from above. You were a dogmatic theologian in Munich at that time. How did you receive the new Compendium of the Faith from Rome in 1992?
  • 100th anniversary of the "Miracle of Fátima" is TODAY

    10/13/2017 11:26:02 AM PDT · by GraceG · 16 replies
    October 13, 2017 marks the passage of 100 years to the day since Our Lady of Fatima worked the great Miracle of the Sun to confirm the truth of Her apparitions and Message.
  • A Spiritual Danger, as Seen in the Book of Jonah

    10/13/2017 8:41:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-12-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Spiritual Danger, as Seen in the Book of Jonah Msgr. Charles Pope • October 12, 2017 • As we continue to read the story of Jonah at daily Mass, for Wednesday of the 27th Week we ponder a significant spiritual danger. Most of us struggle to some degree over God’s patience and clemency. Certainly, we want God to be patient and merciful with us, but we don’t want Him to be patient when it comes to allowing bad or even sinful things to continue. We would like to see God put a swift end to every heresy, mete...
  • Lutheran Lady Bishop "Ordained" in Catholic Cathedral

    10/12/2017 4:48:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | October 11, 2017 | Michael Matt
    The Lutheran Bishop-to-be, Rev. Katherine Finegan, made fancy invites for her "festive installation service", which will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Cathedral in Michigan... What's wrong with this picture? REMNANT COMMENT: This event is also announced in the "Tidings of Peace" October 2017 newsletter, in which something called "Pastor Andrea Fluegel" rather breathlessly reveals that Martin Lurther just barely "survived" being burnt at the stake by the Catholic Church, thank God, and then went on to save the world or some such nonsense.  (It's a fun read, Pastor Andrea. Feel free to use our cathedral, and then maybe call us when the shuttle lands.)In the meantime, hey, whom are we to judge first--the apparent...