Posted on 08/3/2022 06:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Nahum 2:1, 3; 3:1-3, 6-7
1 To Judah See on the mountains the feet of the herald! 'Peace!' he proclaims. Judah, celebrate your feasts, carry out your vows, for Belial will never pass through you again; he has been utterly destroyed.
3 (For Yahweh has restored the vine of Jacob, yes, the vine of Israel, although the plunderers had plundered them, although they had snapped off their vine-shoots!)
1 Disaster to the city of blood, packed throughout with lies, stuffed with booty, where ...
Posted on 08/2/2022 06:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Jeremiah 31:31-34
31 'Look, the days are coming, Yahweh declares, when I shall make a new covenant with the House of Israel (and the House of Judah),
32 but not like the covenant I made with their ancestors the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of Egypt, a covenant which they broke, even though I was their Master, Yahweh declares.
33 No, this is the covenant I shall make with the House of Israel when those days have come, Yahweh declares. Within them I shall plant my ...
Posted on 08/2/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
Christians who breathed a sigh of relief when Constantine proclaimed Christianity the state religion, believing this would end the bloodshed and martyrdom. But it was all too short a time until they were facing persecution once more -- from others who claimed to be Christian. When Christianity became the state religion, many people adopted it for political reasons. Others adopted it without truly understanding it. Under these circumstances heresy found fertile ground. One of the most ...
Posted on 08/2/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Jeremiah 30:12-15, Reading 1: Jeremiah 30:18-22, Reading 1: Jeremiah 30:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 102:16-23, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 102:29, Gospel: Matthew 15:10-14, Gospel: Matthew 15:1-2
Posted on 08/2/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
God of Love,
I thank You for the people in my life
who are easy to love.
I thank You for my family and friends
who understand my actions,
who support me in my decisions,
and whose presence can lift the burden of a thorny day.
Help me with those who are difficult to love.
When they come at me with criticism
and wild expectations,
when they ignore me
or try to bend me to their will,
let me recognize their flaws and their dangers.
But then let me remember ...
Posted on 08/1/2022 06:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Jeremiah 31:1-7
1 When that time comes, Yahweh declares, I shall be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people.
2 Yahweh says this: They have found pardon in the desert, those who have survived the sword. Israel is marching to his rest.
3 Yahweh has appeared to me from afar; I have loved you with an everlasting love and so I still maintain my faithful love for you.
4 I shall build you once more, yes, you will be rebuilt, Virgin of Israel! Once more in your ...
Posted on 08/1/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Saint of the Day)
Bishop, Doctor of the Church, and the founder of the Redemptorist Congregation. He was born Alphonsus Marie Antony John Cosmos Damien Michael Gaspard de Liguori on September 27,1696, at Marianella, near Naples, Italy. Raised in a pious home, Alphonsus went on retreats with his father, Don Joseph, who was a naval officer and a captain of the Royal Galleys. Alphonsus was the oldest of seven children, raised by a devout mother of Spanish descent. Educated at the University of Naples, Alphonsus ...
Posted on 08/1/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Prayer of the Day)
Good St. Gerard, powerful intercessor before the throne of God, wonder-worker of our day, I call upon you and seek your aid. You know that my husband and I desire the gift of a child. Please present our fervent plea to the Creator of life from whom all parenthood proceeds and beseech him to bless us with a child whom we may raise as his child and heir of heaven. Amen.
Posted on 08/1/2022 06:00 AM (Catholic Online > Daily Readings)
Reading 1: Jeremiah 28:1-17, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 119:43, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 119:102, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 119:79-80, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 119:29, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 119:95, Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21
Posted on 07/31/2022 06:00 AM ()
Reading 1, Jeremiah 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22
1 The word which came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, as follows,
2 'Yahweh, God of Israel, says this, "Write for yourself in a book all the words I have spoken to you.
12 Yes, Yahweh says this: Your wound is incurable, your injury past healing.
13 There is no one to plead your cause; for an ulcer there are remedies, but for you no cure at all.
14 All your lovers have forgotten you, they look for you no more. Yes, I have struck you as an enemy strikes, with ...