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September 22, 2008

Daily Readings for September 21, 2008

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1st Reading Isaias 55:6-9

Seek ye the Lord, while he may be found: call upon him, while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unjust man his thoughts, and let him return to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God: For he is a bountiful to forgive. For my thoughts are not your thoughts: nor your ways my ways saith the Lord. For as the heavens are exalted above the earth, so are my ways exalted above  your ways, and my thoughts above your thoughts.

2nd Reading Philippians 1:20-24, 27

According to my expectation and hope; and that in nothing I shall be confounded, but with all confidence, as always, so how also shall Christ be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death. For to me , to live in Christ: and to die is gain. And if to live in the flesh, this is to me the fruit of labour, and what I shall choose I know not. But I am straightend between two: having a dsire to be dissovled and to be with Christ, a thing by far the better. But to abide still in the flesh, is needful for you.

Gospel according to Matthew 20:1-16

The Kingdom of heaven is like an householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And having agreed with the labourers for a penny a day,  he sent them into his vineyard. And going out about the third hour, he saw others sandind in the market place idle. And he said to them: Go you also into my vineyard, and I will give what shall be just. And they went their way. And again, he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did in a like manner. But about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing, he saith to them: Why stand you here all day idle? They say to him: Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them: Go you also into my vineyard. And when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward: Call the labourers and pay them their hire., beginning from the last to the first. When therefore they were come, that came the eleventh hour, the received every man a penny. But when the first also came, they thought that they should receive more: and they also received every man a penny. Amd receiving it they murmured against the master of the house, Saying: These last  have worked but one hour , and thou hast made them equal to us, that have borne the burden of the days and the heats. But he answering said to one of them: Friend,  I do thee no wrong: didst thou not agree with me for a penny? Take what is thine, and go thy way: I will also give to this last even as to thee. Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? is thy eye evil, because I am good? So shall the last be first and the first shall be last. For many are called, but few chosen

Catechism of the Catholic Church 546

Jesus’ invitation to enter his kingdom comes in the form of parables, a characteristic feature of his teaching. Though his parables he invites people to the feast of the kingdom, but he also asks for a radical choice: to gain the kingdom, one must give everything. Words are not enough; deeds are required. The parables are like mirrors for man: will he be hard soil or good earth for the word? What use has he made of the talents he received? Jesuse and the presence of the kingdom in this world are secretly at the heart of the parables. One must enter the kingdom, that is, become a disciple of Christ, in order to”know the secrets of of the kingdom of heaven.” For those who stay “outside,” everything remains enigmatic.


September 20, 2008

Daily Readings for September 20, 2008

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1st Reading 1 Corinthians 15:35-37, 42-49

But  some man will say: How do the dead rise again? or with what manner of the body shall the come? Senseless man , that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die first. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be; but bare grain, as of wheat, or of some of the rest. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it shall rise in incorruption. It is sown in dishonour, it shall rise in glory of the stars. For star differeth from star in glory. It is sown a natural body, it shall rise a spirtual body. If there be a natural body, thre is also a spiritual body, as it is written. The first man Adam was made into a living soul; the last Adam into a quickening spirit. Yet that was not the first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; afterwards that which is spiritual. The frist man was of the earth, earthly: and such as is the heavenly, such also are they that are hevenly. Thereforre as we have borne the image of the earthly, let us bear also the image of the heavenly.

Gospel according to St. Luke 8:4-15

And when the very great multitude was gathered together, and hastened out of the cities unto him, he spoke by a similitude. The sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the way side,, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And other some fell upon a rock: and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns and the thorns growing up with it choked it. And other some fell upon the good ground; and being sprung up, yeilded fruit a hundredfold. Saying these things, he cried out: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And his disciples asked him what this parable might be. To whom he said; To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to do the rest in parables , that seeing they may not see, and hearing may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is thw word of God. And they by the wayside are that here; then the devil cometh and taketh the word out of the their heart, lest believing they should be saved. Now they upon the rock are they who when they hear, receive the word with joy: and these have no roots; for they believe  for a while , and in time of temptation they fall away,  And that which fell among thorns, are they who  have heard, and going their way, are choked withe the cares and riches  and pleasures of this life, shall yeild no fruit.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 999

How? Christ is raised with his own body. “See my hand and my feet, that is I myself”, but he did not return to earthly life. So, in him, “all  of them will rise again with their own bodies which they now bear”, but Christ ” will change our lowly body to be like his glorious body,” into a “spiritual body”

But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?” You foolish man! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. And what you sow is not the body which is to be, but a bare kernel… What is sown is perishable, what is raised  is imperishable… The dead will be raised imperishable…. For that perishable nature must put on the imperishable, and the mortal nature must put on immortality.

( the scripture passage in the catechism comes from the RSV-CE rather than the NAB, JB, NJB or Douay-Rheims)

September 18, 2008

Daily Readings for September 19, 2008

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1st Reading 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Now if Christ, be preached, that he arose again from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, the Christ isn not risen again. And if Christ be not reisen again, then is our preaching in vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God: because we have given testimony against God, that he hath raised up Christ; whom he hath not raised up, if the dead rise not again. For the dead rise not again, neither is Christ risen again. And if Christ be not risen again, your faith is in vain, for you are yet in your sins. Then they also that are fallen asleep in Christ, are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now Christ  is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep.

Gospel according to Luke 8:1-3

And it came to pass afterwards, that he traveled through the cities and towns,  preaching and evangelizing the kingdom of God; amd the twelve with him: And certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and informities; Mary who is called Magdalen, out of whom seven devils were gone forth. And Joanna the wife of Chusa, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who ministered unto him of there substance.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 996

From the beginning, Christian faith in the resurrection has met with incomprehension and opposition. On no point does the Christian faith encounter more opposition than on the resurrection.of the body. It is very commonly accepted that fashion after death. But how can we believe that this body, so clearly mortal, could rise to everlasting life?

September 17, 2008

Daily Readings for September 18, 2008

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1st Reading 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Now I make it known unto you, brethern, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand; By which also you are saved, if you hold fast after what manner I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all, which I also received: how that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures: And that he was buried, and the he rose again the third day, according to the scriptures: And that he was seen by Cephas; and after that by eleven. Then was seen by more than five hundered brethern at once: of whom many remain until this present, and some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen by James, then by all the apostles. And last of all, he was seen also by me,  as by one born out of due time. For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called and apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God, I am what I am; and his grace in me hath not been void, but I have laboured more abundantly than all they: yet not I , but the grace of God with me: For whether I , or they, so we preach, and so you have believed.

Gospel according to Luke 7:36-50

And one of the Pharisees desired him to eat with him. And he went into the house of the Pharisee, and sat down to meat. And behold a woman that was in the city, a sinner, when she knew that he sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought and alabaster box of ointment.  And standing behind at his feet, she began to wash his feet, with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of here head, and kissed his feet, an annointed them with the ointment. And the Pharisee, who had invited  him, seeing it, spoke within himself, saying: THis man, if he were a prophet, awould know surely who and what manner of women this is that toucheth him, with the ointment. And  Jesus answering, said to him: Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. But he said: Master, say it. A certain creditor had two debtors, the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And whereas they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave them both. Which therefore of two loveth him most? Simon answering, said: I suppose that he whom he forgave the most. And he said to him: Thou hast judged rightly. And turning to the woman, he said unto Simon: Dost thou see this woman? I entered  into thy house, thou gavest me no water for my feet; but she with tears hath washed my feet, and with hairs hath wiped them. Thou gavest me no kiss; but she, since she came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with the oil thou didst not annoint; but she with ointment hath annointed my feet. Wherefore I say to thee: Many sins are forgiven her, because she hath loved much. But to whom less is forgiven , he loveth less. And he said to her: Thy sins are forgiven thee. And they sat at meat with him began to say within themselves: Who is this that forgiveth sins also? And he said to the woman: Thy faith hath made thee safe, go in peace.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1441

Only God forgives sin

Only God forgives sins. Since  he is the Son of God,  Jesus says of himself, “The son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins” and excercises this devine power: “Your sins are forgiven” Further, by virtue of his divine  authority he gives this power to the m to excercise in his name.

September 16, 2008

Daily Readings For September 17, 2008

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1st Reading 1 Corinthians 12:31- 13:13

But he zeleous for the better gifts. And I shew unto you yet a more excellent way.

IF I speak with the tongues of men, and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysterie, and all knowledge, and if I should have faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor, and if I should deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profitith me nothing. Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely; is not puffed up; Is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh no evil; Rejocieth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never falleth away: whether prophecies shall be made void, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge shall be destroyed. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, m that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child. But when I became a man, I put away the things of a child. We see now through a glass in the dark manner; but then face to face. Now I know in part; but then I shall know even as I am known. And now there remain faith, hope and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.

Gospel according to Luke 7:31-35

And the Lord said: Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? They are like to children sitting in the marketplace and speaking one to another saying: We have piped to you, and you have not danced: we have mourned, and you have not wept. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and you say: He hath a devil The Son of man is come eating and drinking: and you say: Behold a man that is glutton and a drinker of wine, and a freind of the publicans and sinners. And wisdom is justified by all her children.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 25

Above All-Charity

To conclude this Prologue, it is fitting to recall the pastoral principle stated by the Roman Catechism

The whole concern of doctrine and its teaching must be directed  to the love that never ends. Whether something is proposed or belief, for hope or for action, the love of our Lord must always be made accessible, so that anyone can see that all the works of perfect Christian virtue spring from love and have no other objective to arrive  at love.

September 15, 2008

Readings for September 16, 2008

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Memorial of Saint Cornelius, pope and martyr, and Saint Cyprian, bishop and martyr

1st Reading 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27-31

For as the body is one, and hath many members; and all the members of the body, whereas they are many, yet are one body, so also is Christ. For in one Spirit, we were all bapitized into the body,  wheather Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free; and in one Spirit we have all been made to drink. For the body also is not one member, but many.

Now you are the body of Christ, and the members of the member. And God indeed hath set somein the church; first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly doctors; after that miracles; then the graces of healings, helps, governments, kinds of tongues, interpretations of speaches.  Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all doctors? Are all workers of miracles? Have all the grace of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But be zealous for better gifts. And I shew unto you yet a more excellent way.

Gospel according to St. Luke 7:11-17

And it came to pass afterwards, that he went into a city  that is called Naim; and there went with him his disciples. and a great multitude. And when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow: and a great multitude of the city was with her. Whom when the Lord had seen , behing moved with mercy towards her, he said to her: Weep not. And he came near and touched the still. And they that carried it, stood still. And he said: Young man, I say to thee, arise. And he that was dead, sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. And there came a fear on them all: and they glorified God, saying: A great prophet is risen  up among us: and, God hath visited his people.  And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughoutall the country round about.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1737

An effect can be tolerated without being willed by its agent; for instance, a mother’s exhaustion from tending to her sick child.  A bad effectis not imputable if it was not willed either as an end or as a means of an action, e.g., a deatha person incurs in aiding someone in danger. For a bad effect to be imputable it must be forseeable and the agent must have the possibility of avoiding it, as in the case of manslaughter caused by a drunken driver.

September 14, 2008

Daily Readings for September 15, 2008

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Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

1st reading: 1 Corinthians 11:17- 26, 33

Now this I ordain: not praising you, that you come together not for the better, but for the worse. For first of all I hear that when you come together in the church, there are schisms among you; and in part I believe it. For there must be also heresies: that they also, who are approved,  may be made manifest among you. When you come therefore. together into one place, it is not now to eat the Lord’s supper. Fore every one taketh before his own supper to eat.  And one indeed is hungry  and another is drunk. What, have you not houses to eat and drink in? Or despise ye the church of God; and put them to shame that have not? What shall I say to you? Do I praise you? In this I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed , took bread. And giving thanks: broke, and said: Take ye, and eat: this is my body , which shall be delivered for you: this do for the commemoration of me. In the like manner also the chalice, after he had supped, saying: This chalice is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as often as you shall drink, for the commemoration of me. For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord, until he come.

2nd reading:  Hebrews 5:7-9

Who  in the days of his flesh, with a strong cry and tears, offering up prayers and supplications to him that was able to save him from death, was heard for his reverence. And whereas indeed he was the Son of God, he learned the obedience by the things which he suffered. And being consummated, he became, to all that obey him, the cause of eternal salvation.

Gospel According to St. John 19:25-27

Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary of of Cleophas, and Mary Madalen. When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he love, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son. After that, he saith to the disciple: Behold my mother. And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own.

Catechism of the Church  1733

The more one does what is good, the freer one becomes. There is no true freedom except in the service of what is good and just. The choice to disobey and to do evil is an abuse of freedom and leads to “slavery of sin”

Daily Bible Readings for September 14, 2008

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All reading follow the Douay-Rheims, Challoner version

September 14, 2008

1st Reading Numbers 21:4-9

And they marched from mount. Hor, by the way that leadeth to the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom. And the people began to be weary of their journey and labor. And speaking against God and Moses they said: Why didst thou bring us out of Egypt, to die in the wilderness? There is no bread , nor have we any waters: our soul now loatheth this very light food. Wherefore the Lord sent among the people fiery serpents, which bit them and killed many of them. Upon which they came to Moses and said: We have sinned , because we have spoken against the Lord and thee: pray that he may take away these serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.  And the Lord said to him: Make a brazen serpent, and set it up for a sign: whosoever being struck shall look on it and shall live. Moses therefore made a brazen serpent and set it up for a sign: which when they were bitten looked upon, they were healed.

2nd Reading Philippians 2:6-11

Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men and in habit found as man. He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross.  For which cause God also hath exalted him, and hath given him a name which is above all names: That in the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of those  that are in heaven on eart, and under the earth. And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in  the glory of God the Father.

Gospel according to St. John 3:13-17

And no man hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up to the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have everlasting. For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him,  may not perish, but may have life everlasting. For Goed sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world, but that the world may be saved by him.

Catechism of the Catholic Church reading 1731

Freedom is the power, rooted in the reason and will, to act or not to act, to do this or that, and so preform deliberate actions on one’s own responsibility. By free will one shapes one’s own life. Human freedomis a force for growth and maturity in thruth and goodness; it attains its perfection when directed toward God, our beatitude.

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This is a new blog site for me. My name is Toby and I am Catholic. I got inspired by another user on wordpress. This will be strictly aimed at the Catholic Church. All Scripture comes from the Douay-Rheims Challoner version unless noted otherwise. I also included passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Feast days and readings are according to Novus Ordo, but don’t use the Bible that is in litergies though. Douay-Rheims is approved by the Catholic Church, but is no longer used in liturgy.  As Catholics we do observe the Novus Ordo, but have tremendous respect to the Tridentine Rite.

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