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  • Nancy Pelosi Wont Say Aborting a Baby With Beating Heart Dishonors God

    06/24/2017 12:52:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | June 23, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    CNS News put pro-abortion House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on the spot this week, asking her if aborting an unborn baby with a beating heart dishonors God. Pelosi, a Democrat who claims to be a practicing Catholic, strongly supports abortion. Going against her faith, Pelosi repeatedly has voted to support the abortion chain Planned Parenthood and oppose regulations and limits to abortion. Interestingly, Pelosi often brings up her faith to explain her support for other issues, such as the environment and welfare. Last week, she mentioned honoring God when she opposed a decision by the U.S. to pull out of...
  • If You Know The End Of The Story, Theres A Lot You Can Disregard - As Seen On TV

    06/24/2017 5:40:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-23-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    If You Know The End Of The Story, There’s A Lot You Can Disregard - As Seen On TV Msgr. Charles Pope • June 23, 2017 • Usually we don’t like to know the end of the story. When someone blurts out the ending it’s called a “spoiler.” What fun is it to read a whodunit when you already know who done it?When it comes to the faith, though, not only should we know the end of the story, but we must never forget it and must base our very lives upon it. As we look about the world,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-24-17, SOL, Nativity of St. John the Baptist

    06/23/2017 8:37:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 06-24-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 24, 2017 Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Reading 1 Is 49:1-6Hear me, O coastlands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother's womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is with my God.For now the...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Venerable Pierre Toussaint, 05-28-17

    06/23/2017 7:37:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 05-28-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Venerable Pierre Toussaint | Anthony Meucci Venerable Pierre Toussaint Saint of the Day for May 28 June 27, 1766 – June 30, 1853)  Venerable Pierre Toussaint’s Story Born in modern-day Haiti and brought to New York City as a slave, Pierre died a free man, a renowned hairdresser, and one of New York City’s most well-known Catholics.Plantation owner Pierre Bérard made Toussaint a house slave and allowed his grandmother to teach her grandson how to read and write. In his early 20s, Pierre, his younger sister, his aunt, and two other house slaves accompanied...
  • Fortnight for Freedom: Please Spend Some Time Working and Praying to Protect Your Religious Liberty

    06/23/2017 8:33:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-22-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Fortnight for Freedom: Please Spend Some Time Working and Praying to Protect Your Religious Liberty Msgr. Charles Pope • June 22, 2017 • There has been a steady erosion of religious liberty in the United States in recent years. It has been challenged through a broad range of incidents, requirements from the medical world, health insurance mandates, and court decisions. We often take our religious freedom for granted, but it is under substantive though sometimes subtle challenge. We are in the midst of a sea change; we are being told that religion has no place in the marketplace, in...
  • Its a Glorious, Glorious Life

    06/23/2017 7:47:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-22-17 | Christopher Baker
    It’s a Glorious, Glorious Life Christopher Baker • June 22, 2017 • Last week, in preparation for our celebration of the Archdiocese of Washington’s Marriage Jubilarian Mass, we produced this video about Bob and Laurin Balkam, a husband and wife from the Greatest Generation.Before the interview could start, Bob said, “I’ll tell you my life story and you see what you think. And I’ll try to do it in about five minutes.” But you can neither tell a 75-year love story in five minutes, nor help but take away some life lessons.The first lesson to take away is the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-23-17, SOL, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/22/2017 9:37:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 06-23-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 23, 2017 Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Reading 1 Dt 7:6-11Moses said to the people:"You are a people sacred to the LORD, your God;he has chosen you from all the nations on the face of the earthto be a people peculiarly his own.It was not because you are the largest of all nationsthat the LORD set his heart on you and chose you,for you are really the smallest of all nations.It was because the LORD loved youand because of his fidelity to the oath he had sworn your fathers,that he brought you out with his strong...
  • Local nuns complain of ongoing harassment (Idaho)

    06/22/2017 3:24:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    KREM ^ | June 22, 2017 | Taylor Viydo , KREM
    POST FALLS, Idaho The nuns at St. Dominic's school and convent near Post Falls said teens have been trespassing on their property and verbally assaulted them for a long time. The nuns said the teens will come right into their main parking lot at St. Dominics. When nuns are just a couple of dozen yards away, the teens will swear and yell insults directly at them. The nuns who live at the convent said they believe the teens are going out of their way to harass them. "It's becoming more and more aggressive, Sister Aimee Dominique said. The nuns...
  • LA archdiocese cancels abortion conference on cathedral property

    06/22/2017 9:05:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has cancelled an event featuring Planned Parenthood activists scheduled to take place Friday on its cathedral property. "Uncertain Times: Charting the Path Forward for Women's Health," an event by the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, was booked to be held at the Conference Center at Cathedral Plaza located on the grounds of Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral. It's "a full-service event site located in a convenient downtown location, adjacent to LA's impressive landmark, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels," the Center's website...
  • A Brief Meditation on the Fiery Violence of Love

    06/22/2017 7:19:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-21-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Brief Meditation on the Fiery “Violence” of Love Msgr. Charles Pope • June 21, 2017 • One of the great paradoxes of creation and our existence in God’s world is that many blessings are unlocked by explosive, even violent forces. The very cosmos itself is in a kind of process of hurtling outward in a massive explosion. And here we are, living midway (?) through that explosion.When I see fireworks on the Fourth of July, I often think that each of those beautiful, fiery explosions is a miniature replica of the cosmos. Everywhere in the universe, the burning...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-22-17, OM, Sts. John Fisher&Thomas More, St. Paulinus/Nola

    06/21/2017 8:26:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 06-22-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 22, 2017 Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Cor 11:1-11Brothers and sisters:If only you would put up with a little foolishness from me!Please put up with me.For I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God,since I betrothed you to one husbandto present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning,your thoughts may be corruptedfrom a sincere and pure commitment to Christ.For if someone comes and preaches another Jesus than the one we preached,or if you receive a different spirit from...
  • Catholic teachers union supports pro-abortion conference, pride parades

    06/21/2017 7:43:50 PM PDT · by Architect of Paradise · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Lianne Laurence
    TORONTO, June 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association is tweeting support for the international pro-abortion Women Deliver conference to be held in Vancouver in 2019. OECTA tweeted on June 14: Just announced! @WomenDeliver, the largest global conf. on the rights of women, will be hosted in Canada this year: But Women Deliver, funded in part by the United Nations, advocates for global sexual and reproductive health and rights for women. Lest there be any doubt what that means, the Women Deliver website notes: Realizing these rights requires meeting the need for modern contraception, and sexual and...

    06/21/2017 10:04:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    The Tablet ^ | June 21, 2017 | Michael Sean Winters
    Bishops intervene so strongly, that USCCB President scrapped plans to disband the working group on immigration After years of avoiding contentious discussions in public session, and holding debates behind closed doors in executive session, this year’s spring general assembly of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in Indianapolis witnessed a return to the often heated debates of the 1970s and 1980s.Leading the discussion were two of the three Americans made cardinals at last November’s consistory, Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark - who last month welcomed an LGBT Catholic group to his Cathedral of the Sacred Heart - and Cardinal Blase...
  • Love Your Enemies, says the Lord; I am Coming Soon!

    06/21/2017 8:55:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-20-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Love Your Enemies, says the Lord; I am Coming Soon! Msgr. Charles Pope • June 20, 2017 • There is a specific depiction of Christ known as Christ Pantocrator. It was widespread in the ancient world and still is today. The title “Pantocrator” is most often translated as “The Almighty One” or “The Omnipotent One.” It comes from the Greek words παντός (pantos, meaning all) and κράτος (kratos, meaning strength, might, or power).In the particular image at right, Christ is seated (as a sign of authority). In many of the specific images he holds a book, sometimes open and...
  • The Silence of the Lambs: Are Protestants concealing a Catholic-size sexual abuse scandal?

    06/20/2017 11:15:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 75 replies ^ | June 20, 2017 | Kathryn Joyce
    It was a hot day in July, a Saturday afternoon, and Kim James was bored. Her older sisters had taken her to a church event in their small hometown in Indiana, where the girls were spending their summer. Her parents were back in Bangladesh, working at the remote Baptist missionary compound where the family had lived, on and off, for five years. For an adventurous and high-spirited 13-year-old like Kim, Indiana seemed dull compared to Bangladesh. She missed her friends, the dozen or so missionary kids everybody called MKs. She missed the menagerie her parents let her keep: goats, cows,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-21-17, M, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious

    06/20/2017 9:06:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 06-21-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 21, 2017 Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious Reading 1 2 Cor 9:6-11Brothers and sisters, consider this:whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion,for God loves a cheerful giver.Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you,so that in all things, always having all you need,you may have an abundance for every good work.As it is written: He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;his righteousness endures forever. The one who supplies seed to the sower and bread for foodwill supply...

    06/19/2017 4:03:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | Trey Elmore
    Network of Dissident Groups Launch Laudato Si Website by Trey Elmore" June 19, 2017 0 Comments Website calls for Catholics to "fast for climate justice" DETROIT ( - An organization calling itself the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) has launched a website on the anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si. The website,, features a pledge to "Pray for and with creation, Live more simply, Advocate to protect our common home." On the site, Catholics are encouraged to participate in an interfaith "Fast for Climate Justice" and to give up meat on...
  • Christian School Told They Cant Teach Bible Verses That Offend Homosexuals!

    06/20/2017 8:05:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Christian School Told They Cant Teach Bible Verses That Offend Homosexuals!
  • What is Sacred Music? The History Is More Complex Than You Might Think

    06/20/2017 8:02:57 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-19-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What is Sacred Music? The History Is More Complex Than You Might Think Msgr. Charles Pope • June 19, 2017 • Note to readers: The following article is long (3500 words). This is because I have been adding to it over the years as my research has continued. I am by avocation a church musician. Before my ordination, I was a Choir director and an organist. Like most of you, I have my preferences in the area of Church music, but we must be careful not merely to dogmatize them. If we are going to talk intelligently about Church...
  • Vatican Defends Naming Abortion Supporter to Pro-Life Academy

    06/20/2017 6:23:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | June 20, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    A top Vatican official explained a decision last week to name an abortion supporter to the Catholic Churchs Pontifical Academy for Life. Last week, LifeNews and others questioned Pope Franciss decision to name Nigel Biggar to the pro-life academy. Biggar, a professor of theology at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, made statements in the past supporting abortion up to 18 weeks of pregnancy, The National Catholic Register reports. The Pontifical Academy for Life promotes protections for human life at all stages and conducts research on moral and bioethical issues. It is influential world-wide in promoting Catholic teachings...