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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-17-19, M, St. Anthony, Abbot

    01/16/2019 10:35:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-17-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 17 2019 Memorial of Saint Anthony, Abbot Reading 1 Heb 3:7-14 The Holy Spirit says: Oh, that today you would hear his voice, "Harden not your hearts as at the rebellion in the day of testing in the desert, where your ancestors tested and tried me and saw my works for forty years. Because of this I was provoked with that generation and I said, 'They have always been of erring heart, and they do not know my ways.' As I swore in my wrath, 'They shall not enter into my rest.'" Take care, brothers and sisters, that none...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Berard and Companions, 01-16-19

    01/16/2019 9:05:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 01-16-19 | franciscanmedia
    Post by Franciscan Media Saint Berard and Companions Saint of the Day for January 16 (d. January 16, 1220) Audio Player Saint Berard and Companions’ Story Preaching the gospel is often dangerous work. Leaving one’s homeland and adjusting to new cultures, governments and languages is difficult enough; but martyrdom caps all the other sacrifices. In 1219, with the blessing of Saint Francis, Berard left Italy with Peter, Adjute, Accurs, Odo and Vitalis to preach in Morocco. En route in Spain, Vitalis became sick and commanded the other friars to continue their mission without him. They tried preaching in Seville, then...
  • How a Populist Party Has Divided the Spanish Bishops

    01/16/2019 7:01:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/10/19 | Jonathon Luxmoore
    When a party widely seen as far-right entered one of Spain’s regional parliaments last month, it posed a dilemma for the Catholic Church during a time of tension over the Socialist government’s secularisation programme. “This result shows attacks on religious freedom don’t go unpunished – those seeking to divide Spain and create a world without God will have to pay a political price,” said Bishop Demetrio Fernández González of Córdoba. He was reacting to the success of Vox in regional elections in Andalusia in December, following disputes over immig­ration, education, abortion and other issues under premier Pedro Sánchez’s government. He...
  • Did She Lie? Ireland’s Former Female President Claims John Paul II Refused to Shake Her Hand

    01/16/2019 6:57:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/15/19 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    BOSTON, Massachusetts, January 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-abortion and pro-homosexual former Irish president Mary McAleese, who claims to be Catholic, may have been caught in a lie when she recently told an audience that Pope John Paul II refused to shake her hand. McAleese, 67, who was president of Ireland, a largely ceremonial position, from November 1997 to November 2011, made headlines last week by claiming that St. John Paul was rude to her because, she insinuated, she was a female leader. According to Irish Central and the Boston Globe, McAleese spoke at an event sponsored by the Irish American...
  • Putin Describes Establishment of New Church in Ukraine as 'Dangerous Politicking'

    01/16/2019 6:50:33 PM PST · by marshmallow
    Interfax ^ | 1/16/19
    Moscow, January 16, Interfax - The establishment of the "Orthodox Church of Ukraine" is a purely political project aimed at sowing not only ethnic but also religious discord between Russians and Ukrainians, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. "The new church entity is an entirely political, secular project. Its main aim is to divide the peoples of Russia and Ukraine, sowing seeds of ethnic as well as religious discord," Putin said in an interview with the Serbian newspapers Politika and Vecernje Novosti ahead of his visit to Serbia. The English-language version of the interview is available on the Kremlin's official website....
  • The Pope and the Homomafia [Michael Voris interview with Milo Yiannopoulos]

    01/16/2019 6:48:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 1/16/19 | Michael Voris
    Michael Voris talks to Milo Yiannopoulos about the homosexual crisis in the Church and what Pope Francis needs to do to fix the situation. Diabolical: How Pope Francis Has Betrayed Clerical Abuse Victims Like Me—and Why He Has To Go
  • Holy See Named in Latest Church Lawsuit [Guam]

    01/16/2019 6:47:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Kuam News ^ | 1/14/19 | Krystal Paco
    The Holy See, State of the Vatican City, is a named defendant in the latest clergy sexual abuse lawsuit. Though Mark Mafnas Apuron previously went public and filed a case against his uncle, former Archbishop Anthony Apuron, he's now filed a separate lawsuit in the local court. Other named defendants include the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Agana as a Corporation sole, Apuron himself, and the Capuchin Franciscans. The filing states the Holy See failed to institute the recommendations of a 1985 report on clergy sexual abuse entitled "The Problem of Sexual Molestation by Roman Catholic Clergy: Meeting the Problem in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Rise and Fall of the Humble Pope

    01/16/2019 4:17:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 15, 2019 | Chris Ferrara
    The Rise and Fall of the Humble Pope The current pontificate began with a fanfare of praise from the mass media, which were happy to promote the Vatican Press office’s narrative of the “humble Pope”: Look! He paid his own hotel bill!  Look! He took the bus with all the other cardinals! Look! He refuses to live in a “palace” or wear red shoes like those other Popes! Look! He rides around in a Ford Focus, not a fancy car!After all, this was the same Pope who said “Who am I to judge?” respecting the flagrant homosexual he had made...
  • January 16 - Trust in God Transcends the Temporal

    01/16/2019 3:49:21 PM PST · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “He answered and said, ‘It is written, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God”’” (Matthew 4:4). James, the Lord’s earthly half-brother, reminds us that this life is very temporary and uncertain—it is not even guaranteed that we will have an earthly future. James’s practical letter teaches us: “Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we will live and also...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Open letter: Rethinking the future of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong

    01/16/2019 2:07:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Asia News.IT ^ | January 16, 2019 | Asia News
    Open letter: Rethinking the future of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong A group of Catholics, mostly young people, have addressed a letter to the diocesan Curia. Whilst appreciating the educational and charitable work the Church has offered so far, the petitioners demand the diocese not be China’s "vassal" and end the "colonial" phase of its work as a substitute services provider. It also notes the commitment of Christian in politics, defending the right of the faithful to religious freedom in China as well as Hong Kong’s freedom. Hong Kong (AsiaNews) – A group of Hong Kong Catholics, most of...
  • Has the EP Lost the Argument? (Orthodox Caucus)

    01/16/2019 1:43:44 PM PST · by NRx
    Monomakhos ^ | 01-11-2019 | Michalopulos Essays
    It certainly looks that way. Whenever an authoritarian figure starts activating Frank Luntz-style fora you can be pretty sure that he is desperately looking for buy-in. If so, we can rest assured that the neo-papalist powers of the Ecumenical Patriarchate which were invoked to create this new “autocephalous” Church in Ukraine aren’t as great as we had feared. Ecclesiastically of course, they were a nullity from the start. That was obvious to most of us when the Phanar engaged in Orwellian logic to nullify the original tomos of transfer of the Kiev metropolis to Moscow some three centuries ago. At...
  • New Series: The 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity

    01/16/2019 11:52:10 AM PST · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    canon foder ^ | 4/9/2018 | Michael J. Kruger
    In 1923, J. Gresham Machen, then professor at Princeton Seminary, wrote the book, Christianity and Liberalism. The book was a response to the rise of liberalism in the mainline denominations of his own day. In short, Machen argued that the liberal understanding of Christianity was, in fact, not just a variant version of the faith, nor did it represent simply a different denominational perspective, but was an entirely different religion altogether. Put simply, liberal Christianity is not Christianity. So insightful is Machen’s volume, that it should be required reading certainly for all seminary students, pastors, and Christian leaders. What is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Please, bishops: act now; you’re running out of time!

    01/16/2019 10:52:18 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | January 15, 2019 | Phil Lawler
    Please, bishops: act now; you’re running out of time! The statement from Archishop Vigano, pleading with McCarrick to make a public act of repentance, was a dramatic—and sadly rare—display of bold pastoral leadership. God bless Bishop Strickland for joining in that plea. I hope and pray that other American bishops will follow suit. But please, bishops, act now. You’re running out of time. This morning, by chance (or was it by chance?) I found myself reading from the sermons of St. Claude la Colombiere. Speaking about true repentance for sin, St. Claude tells this striking story: We read, in the...
  • Christ’s Victory Is Total, but Often in Surprising Ways

    01/16/2019 10:10:17 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-15-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Christ’s Victory Is Total, but Often in Surprising Ways Msgr. Charles Pope • January 15, 2019 • The first reading from Mass for Tuesday of the First Week of the Year is from the Letter to the Hebrews. It sets forth the total victory of Christ and that the Father has subjected all things to Christ. Yet the text also shows how the outworking of this subjugation is paradoxical. Note first the declaration of all things being subject to Jesus Christ: In “subjecting” all things to him, he left nothing not “subject to him” (Hebrews 2:8b). “All things” is a...
  • [Cath Cauc]Wuerl apologizes to priests ..., says he forgot he knew about harassment allegations

    01/16/2019 8:50:49 AM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2019 | Michelle Boorstein
    D.C.'s embattled Catholic leader, Donald Wuerl, under fire in recent days for untruthful statements regarding what he knew about the alleged sexual misconduct of his predecessor, Theodore McCarrick, apologized late Tuesday, saying he forgot he knew about the allegations and that it was “never the intention to provide false information.” Wuerl apologized to former priest Robert Ciolek in the evening and then sent a letter to the priests of the archdiocese, where Wuerl is the acting administrator. Pope Francis received Wuerl’s retirement as archbishop earlier than expected last fall as the cardinal was being pummeled by criticism over his handling...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(1/16/19)[Prayer]

    01/16/2019 7:17:40 AM PST · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/16/19 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Acts of the Apostles 
 (New Testament) Colossians 2 2 I want you to know how hard I am contending for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally. 2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 I tell you this so that no one may...
  • PROFITING FROM PROVERBS - 1/16/2019

    01/16/2019 6:00:05 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    SELF | 1/16/2019 | PilgrimsProgress
    "By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil" (Proverbs 16:6 KJV).
  • Defining God’s Will (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    01/16/2019 5:03:33 AM PST · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 1/16/2019
    “It is the will of God.” How easily these words fall from the lips or flow from the pen. How difficult it is to penetrate exactly what they mean. Few concepts in theology generate more confusion than the will of God. One problem we face is rooted in the multifaceted way in which the term will functions in biblical expressions. The Bible uses the expression “the will of God” in various ways. We encounter two different Greek words in the New Testament (boule and thelema), both of which are capable of several nuances. They encompass such ideas as the counsel...
  • Adam and Eve

    01/16/2019 3:18:50 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 15 replies
    email | 1/16/2019 | unnown
    Adam was hanging around the garden of Eden feeling very lonely So, God asked him, "What's wrong with you?" Adam said he didn't have anyone to talk to. God said that He was going to make Adam a companion and that it would be a woman. He said, "This pretty lady will gather food for you, she will cook for you, and when you discover clothing, she will wash it for you. "She will always agree with every decision you make and she will not nag you, and will always be the first to admit she was wrong when you've...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-16-19

    01/15/2019 10:04:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-16-19 | Revised New American Bible
    January 16 2019 Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Heb 2:14-18 Since the children share in blood and Flesh, Jesus likewise shared in them, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the Devil, and free those who through fear of death had been subject to slavery all their life. Surely he did not help angels but rather the descendants of Abraham; therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters in every way, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest before God to...