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  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted August 9, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 18th in Ordinary Time Saints August 9th: St. Teresia Benedicta a Cruce (of the Cross), patron saint of Europe View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 16,13-23): Jesus came to Caesarea Philippi. He asked his disciples, «Who do people say the Son of Man is?&raq...

  • Liturgical Reading

    Posted August 9, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 9, 2018   « August 8  |  August 10 »   Thursday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 410 Reading 1 Jer 31:31-34 The day...

  • The Success and Failures Of St. Dominic

    Posted August 8, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 8, 2018 The Success (and Failures) of Saint Dominic Richard Becker Although Dominic had hoped to journey to barbarous lands to preach and eventually to achieve martyrdom, this was denied him. ~ from The Lives of the Saints, ed. Father Joseph Vann (1954) Baptism is about death. We ...

  • Meekness is the Way to Soften our Saden Hearts

    Posted August 8, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 8, 2018 Meekness is the Way to Soften Our Hardness of Heart Jeannie Ewing “The Holy Spirit sometimes calls upon us to transcend the logic of fairness and simple justice and rise to a level of interior spiritual combat at which we fight ourselves instead of fighting others.&rdqu...

  • St. Dominic's Mission To Pray and Preach

    Posted August 8, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 8, 2018 Saint Dominic’s Mission: To Pray, To Preach, To Bless Dr. Kevin Vost “To Praise”: Saint Dominic and the Contemplative Style We will focus soon enough on Saint Dominic as the foundational and ultimate Dominican doer, but this great saint was a first-rate think...

  • Sunrise Prayer

    Posted August 8, 2018 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    The Sunrise Prayer All we need is the morning.As long as there is sunrise,then there is the possibilitythat we can face all of our misfortunes,celebrate all our blessings,and live all our endeavors as human beings.  Spirituality is something that has becomenecessary in the...

  • St. Dominic

    Posted August 8, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Dominic de Guzman St. Dominic (1170–1221) was born in Spain to a family of noble lineage. His mother, Blessed Jane of Aza, prayed at the church of St. Dominic Silos to conceive a male child, her first two sons being given to ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted August 8, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 18th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 15,21-28): Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. Now a Canaanite woman came from those borders and began to cry out, «Lord, Son of David, have pity on me! My daughter is tormented by a de...

  • Liturgical Reading

    Posted August 8, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 8, 2018   « August 7  |  August 9 »   Memorial of Saint Dominic, PriestLectionary: 409 Reading 1 Jer 31:1-7 At that time, says the LO...

  • We Love Because He First Loved Us

    Posted August 7, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 3, 2018 We Love Because He First Loved Us Sean Mitchell “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19).  These words from the first letter of John beautifully and succinctly sum up the origin and end of the Christian life—which, in a word, is love.  &ldqu...

  • Embrace God's Will to Grow In Spiritual Perfection

    Posted August 7, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 7, 2018 Embrace God’s Will to Grow in Spiritual Perfection Fr. Philip Dion When we are thinking of the things we would like to do in the spiritual order — the faults we would like to overcome and the virtues we would like to acquire — it is beneficial for us to ask, &...

  • At the Cusp of Forever (An Old Guy at the Abyss)

    Posted August 7, 2018 by Tony Villari

    Old men approaching the age of ninety might take Albert Einstein's stance on aging by not wearing socks if they don't want to.  Actually, approaching ninety means they don't have to do much of anything they don't want, with the possible exception of watching their water retention levels.  ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted August 7, 2018 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionBe on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 A Time to ThinkIt is not the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray. –Reverend Billy Graham, author and evangelist A Time to ActFill...

  • Sapphries

    Posted August 7, 2018 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lines And CirclesTuesday, August 7, 2018 A curved line is moving in more than one direction at once. After a while, it will curve back on itself and make some kind of a circle. Making circles is fine when it comes to geometry, but it’s not fine when it comes to your life. When you waver back ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted August 7, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 18th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 14,22-36): After the crowds have eaten their fill, Jesus obliged his disciples to get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side, while He sent the crowd away. And having sent the people away, He ...

  • Liturgical Reading

    Posted August 7, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 7, 2018   « August 6  |  August 8 »   Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 408 Reading 1 Jer 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-2...

  • Transfiguration of Our Lord

    Posted August 6, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 6, 2018 Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ took three of His disciples, Peter, James, and John, up on a mountain, where Moses and Elijah appeared and Jesus was transfigured before them; His face and clothes becoming white and shining as light, and a voice came out of heaven sayi...

  • We Love Because He First Loved Us

    Posted August 6, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 3, 2018 We Love Because He First Loved Us Sean Mitchell “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19).  These words from the first letter of John beautifully and succinctly sum up the origin and end of the Christian life—which, in a word, is love.  &ldqu...

  • Examination of Conscience

    Posted August 6, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 2, 2018 Examination of Conscience and Repentance – Part 9 Mini-Course on Prayer Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction Mini-Course on Prayer Part 9 “FATHER E “- Examination of Conscience Examination of Conscience and Repentance Editor’s Note: In Part 8 of this m...

  • Unrelated Contririon

    Posted August 6, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 6, 2018 Unrelenting Contrition Br. John Mark Solitario, O.P. Saint Teresa of Calcutta famously said to her Missionaries of Charity, “God does not call us to be successful but to be faithful.” Really, these words provide a panacea for anyone tempted toward perfectionism as w...

  • Sapphries

    Posted August 6, 2018 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Actual Distance To HeavenMonday, August 6, 2018 How far away is heaven? We often measure distance by time. We’ll say, “The supermarket is 10 minutes away,” “The next city is 30 minutes,” “Your vacation is a 10-hour flight,” “That galaxy is million...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted August 6, 2018 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection I exhort, therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted August 6, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

     Saint of the Day Bl. Maria Francesca Rubatto Bl. Maria Francesca of Jesus Rubatto (1844– 1904) was one of eight children from an Italian family. Her father died when she was four. In her teenage years she received an offer of marriage, which she declined...

  • Feast Day

    Posted August 6, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Feast of the Transfiguration The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord takes place on August 6th, an event mentioned in all three synoptic Gospels. After revealing that he would be put to death in Jerusalem, Jesus took the thre...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted August 6, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: August 6th: Transfiguration of Our Lord (B) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mc 9,2-10): Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain. There his appearance was changed before their eyes. Even his clothes shone, becoming as...

  • Liturgical Reading

    Posted August 6, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 6, 2018   « August 5  |  August 7 »   Feast of the Transfiguration of the LordLectionary: 614 Reading 1 Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 As I watched...

  • Meditations

    Posted August 6, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "A sculptor who wishes to carve a figure out of a block uses his chisel, first cutting away great chunks of marble, then smaller pieces, until he finally reaches a point where only a brush of hand is needed to reveal the figure. In the same way, t...

  • The Signicicance of these Bible Verses will Blow your Mind

    Posted August 5, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    The Significance of These Biblical Numbers Will Blow Your Mind Chloe Langr 2 weeks ago 1.2K views 19 0 0 0   There’s got to be a significant reason that Jacob had twelve sons, not thirteen. . . right? For some reason, we have ten commandments, not eight. As Catholics, we ...

  • Raging Against the Dying of the Light

    Posted August 5, 2018 by Tony Villari

    That I should sit still and accept what end awaits me, is to give up at the very time when one has accumulated so much which needs to be shared or, perhaps, it is simply evidence, an admission or perception, of time wasted; at the very least, misunderstood.  No, I cannot sit idle; I will not wa...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted August 5, 2018 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. 1 Corinthians 4:20 A Time to ThinkEvery day is a fresh beginning. Every morn is the world made new. –Sarah Chauncey Woolsey, author A Time to ActDon't underestimate your power to change yourself. A Tim...

  • St. Oswald

    Posted August 5, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Oswald of Northumbria St. Oswald (605-642 A.D.) was the second of seven sons born to the pagan king of Northumbria in northern England. After his father was killed in battle, the kingdom was split. His uncle claimed the throne, while...

  • Feast Day

    Posted August 5, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

     Today’s Feast Day Our Lady of the Snows Our Lady of the Snows is one of the oldest devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It commemorates a miraculous event that happened during the reign of Pope Liberius. A wealthy, childless Roman couple prayed to know ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted August 5, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 18th (B) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 6,24-35): When people saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked ...

  • Liturgical Reading

    Posted August 5, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 5, 2018   « August 4  |  August 6 »   Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 113 Reading 1 Ex 16:2-4, 12-15 The whole Israelit...

  • Meditations

    Posted August 5, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

     Meditation of the Day "In the spiritual life, I can promise myself nothing without the special help of God . . . From one moment to another, I may fall into mortal sin: consequently, even though I may have labored many years in acquiring virtues, I may in one instant lose al...

  • St. John Vianny

    Posted August 4, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. John Vianney (Cure of Ars) St. John Vianney (1786–1859) was born in France to a farming family, one of six children of devout Catholic parents. He was baptized on the day of his birth. When he was four years old the French Re...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted August 4, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Saturday 17th in Ordinary Time Saints August 4th: St. John Vianney, Priest View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 14,1-12): On one occasion the news about Jesus reached King Herod. And he said to his servants, «This man is John the Baptist. John has risen from the de...

  • Liturgical Reading

    Posted August 4, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 4, 2018   « August 3  |  August 5 »   Memorial of Saint John Vianney, PriestLectionary: 406 Reading 1 Jer 26:11-16, 24 The priests an...

  • Meditations

    Posted August 4, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Jesus Christ could have appeared among us, radiant with joy and encompassed by divine splendor, amidst the glitter and pomp of His sovereign majesty. He deemed it more worthy of His glory and more profitable to the salvation of men, to show Himse...

  • Examination of Conscience and Repentence

    Posted August 3, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 2, 2018 Examination of Conscience and Repentance – Part 9 Mini-Course on Prayer Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction Mini-Course on Prayer Part 9 “FATHER E “- Examination of Conscience Examination of Conscience and Repentance Editor’s Note: In Part 8 of this m...

  • Scripture Speaks: Food for Eternal Life

    Posted August 3, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 3, 2018 Scripture Speaks: Food for Eternal Life Gayle Somers The people who saw Jesus miraculously multiply loaves and fishes tracked Him down afterwards, looking for something.  What was it? Gospel (Read Jn 6:24-35) St. John tells us that after Jesus fed a hungry crowd with ver...

  • Embracing Our Vocation As Mediators

    Posted August 3, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 3, 2018 Embracing Our Vocation As Mediators Today Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV Last week we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical, Humanae Vitae. The major problem of concern to many at the time was global overpopulation and the scarcity of na...

  • Month of The Immaculate Heart of Mary

    Posted August 3, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Devotion of the Month Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary The Church dedicates the month of August to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is a dogma of the Catholic faith that Mary is the Immaculate Conception; that is, in preparation for the Incarnation of th...

  • St. Lydia

    Posted August 3, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Lydia Purpuraria St. Lydia Purpuraria, also called Lydia of Thyatira (1st. c), was a pious and wealthy woman involved in the textile trade in Philippi, Macedonia. She and her husband manufactured and traded in the lucrative business ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted August 3, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 17th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,54-58): Jesus went to his hometown and taught the people in their synagogue. They were amazed and said, «Where did He get this wisdom and these special powers? Isn't He the carpenter's son? Isn't...

  • Liturgical Reading

    Posted August 3, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 3, 2018   « August 2  |  August 4 »   Friday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 405 Reading 1 Jer 26:1-9 In the begi...

  • Computer

    Posted August 2, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    8/3/18 12:43am. Yesterday, Thursday I asked the Lord to Please heal this machine so that it will run without any problems with 1 hand on the screen and 1 hand on the tower. I asked him to please keep it running especially to pay bills and for the ministry.  I had optimized 3 times on the Micro...

  • Bearing the Cross of Mental Illness

    Posted August 2, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 1, 2018 St. Alphonsus Liguori: Bearing the Cross of Mental Illness Michele Chronister As I’ve shared before, I have suffered from scrupulosity since early childhood. It is managed much better these days, thanks to some wonderful priests, spiritual directors, and therapists that I...

  • A Cardinal & Suffering For Our Troubled Times

    Posted August 2, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 2, 2018 St. John Fisher: A Cardinal & Saint For Our Troubled Times Caitlin Marchand On June 20th of this year, news broke that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick had been removed from public ministry following credible claims of sexual abuse. In the weeks that have followed more claims a...

  • The Bread of Life Gives you Strength

    Posted August 2, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 2, 2018 St. Peter Julian Eymard: The Bread of Life Gives You Strength St. Peter Julian Eymard It was Jesus who adopted the name Bread of Life. And what a name! He alone could give it to Himself. An angel charged with naming our Lord would have given Him a title consonant with His attri...

  • Drawn to the Heart that Suffers and Heals

    Posted August 2, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 2, 2018 Drawn to the Heart that Suffers and Heals Maura Roan McKeegan Sarah’s life had taken a tragic turn. Her only son had died the previous year from an excruciatingly painful disease. Sarah had watched him slowly suffer, soothing him with calm words while blood streamed from ...

  • Saint Jane

    Posted August 2, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Blessed Jane of Aza Blessed Jane of Aza (12th c.), also known as Joanna or Juana of Aza, belonged to the Spanish nobility. At a young age she married a nobleman and together they had five children. She was a pious woman known for her lif...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted August 2, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 17th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,47-53): Jesus said to his disciples, «Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a big fishing net let down into the sea, in which every kind of fish has been caught. When the net is full, it is drag...

  • Liturgical Reading

    Posted August 2, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 2, 2018   « August 1  |  August 3 »   Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 404 Reading 1 Jer 18:1-6 This word...

  • St Alfonsus

    Posted August 1, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Alphonsus Liguori St. Alphonsus Ligouri (1696–1787) was born near Naples, the eldest of eight children of a noble family. He became a lawyer after receiving doctorates in canon and civil law at the age of 16. For many ye...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted July 31, 2018 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionLet us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author, and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 A Time to ThinkFaith is a belief in what you cannot see or prove ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted July 31, 2018 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Power Of Amen Tuesday, July 31, 2018   ‘Amen,’ in Hebrew means ‘so be it’ or ‘yes,’ ‘I agree.’ Amen is one of the most universal words on our planet. And it’s one of the most important. For the word, amen sums up everything we need to...

  • St. Ignatious

    Posted July 31, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Ignatius of Loyola St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) was born at the castle of Loyola in Basque country, Spain, the youngest of thirteen children. In keeping with the young aristocrats of his day, Ignatius sought after military pr...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted July 31, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 17th in Ordinary Time Saints July 31st: St. Ignatius of Loyola View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,36-43): Jesus sent the crowds away and went into the house. And his disciples came to him saying, «Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field&raq...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted July 31, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 31, 2018   « July 30  |  August 1 »   Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, PriestLectionary: 402 Reading 1 Jer 14:17-22 Let my eyes st...

  • Making the Case for Fraternal Correction

    Posted July 30, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Making the Case for Fraternal Correction Max Milan People are sensitive to correction, and usually, being corrected brings with it a feeling of inadequacy, resentment, anger, distrust, or any one of countless other negative emotions. In a world where the worst thing that one person can do to...

  • Thanksgiving and Sacrifice

    Posted July 30, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    July 26, 2018 Thanksgiving, Sacrifice, and Adoration – Part 8 Mini-Course on Prayer Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction Editor’s Note: In Part 7 of this mini-course, David Torkington examined the letters F (faith) and A (abandonment) in his explication of the “OUR FATHER&rd...

  • The Adventure of Obediance

    Posted July 30, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    July 30, 2018 The Adventure of Obedience Br. Joseph Martin Hagan, O.P. God writes the best adventures. From Abraham to the Apostles, God draws unsuspecting men out of their routines and sets them on unexpected journeys. Moses was tending his father-in-law’s flock, but after meeting a bu...

  • What God Can Do with Our Loafs and Fishes

    Posted July 30, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    July 30, 2018 What God Can Do with Our Measly Loaves and Fishes: King St. Olaf Richard Becker “Saint Olav turned her eyes toward Christ on the cross – see, Kristin: God’s love.” ~ Sigrid Undset Yesterday’s Gospel was John’s version of the feeding of the 5,...

  • In the person of Jesus

    Posted July 30, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    July 30, 2018 In the Person of Jesus, the Mystery of God Descends from the Mountain Stephen Beale In his new book, An Immovable Feast, Tyler Blanski employs a metaphor that captures what is exceptional about Christianity’s claim to truth. Blanski suggests that some people might think o...

  • St. Peter

    Posted July 30, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Peter Chrysologus St. Peter Chrysologus (406-550 A.D.) was born in Imola, Italy. He was an adult convert to Christianity and studied under his bishop, Cornelius, who ordained him a deacon. In his day the city of Ravenna was the cente...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted July 30, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday 17th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,31-35): Jesus put another parable before them, «The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, that a man took and sowed in his field. It is smaller than all other seeds, but once it has fully grown...

  • Liturgical Reading

    Posted July 30, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 30, 2018   « July 29  |  July 31 »   Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 401 Reading 1 Jer 13:1-11 The LORD said...

  • Meditations

    Posted July 30, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Although we feel the humiliation keenly when we are insulted, persecuted, or calumniated, this does not mean that we cannot suffer such trials with sentiments of true humility, subjecting nature to reason and faith, and sacrificing the resentment...

  • Computers

    Posted July 29, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday, July 29, 2018 I am still in need of help replacing these 2 computers for the ministry. Whether you can help by donating them or sending donations to help get them. My information is above this posting. So if you can possible help, please let us know.   God Bless.  

  • Miracles of the Loaves Happens every Sunday

    Posted July 29, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday Guide |  Jul. 29, 2018 Miracle of the Loaves Happens Every Sunday User’s Guide to Sunday, July 29 Dominican Father Jordan Schmidt Sunday, July 29, is the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B). Mass Readings: 2 Kings 4:42-44; Psalm 145: 10-11, 15-18; Ephesians 4:1-6; John...

  • St. Martha

    Posted July 29, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Martha St. Martha (1st c.) was a pious Jewish woman from Bethany near Jerusalem. She was a close friend of Jesus during his earthly ministry, as was her brother, St. Lazarus, and her sister, St. Mary of Bethany (St. Mary Magdalene)...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted July 29, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 17th (B) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 6,1-15): Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, near Tiberias, and large crowds followed him because of the miraculous signs they saw when He healed the sick. So He went up into the hills a...

  • Liturgical Reading

    Posted July 29, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 29, 2018   « July 28  |  July 30 »   Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 110 Reading 1 2 Kgs 4:42-44 A man came from Baal-sh...

  • Even a Worm Will Turn

    Posted July 28, 2018 by Tony Villari

    When you're quirky and the smallest kid, your classmates can be the things of nightmares.  They are the bullies, the girls who won't talk to you and the multitude of others who ignore you.  You're not the last to be picked for sports; you're never picked for sports.&nbs...

  • St. Nasruis and Celsus

    Posted July 28, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Sts. Nazarius and Celsus St. Nazarius and St. Celsus (1st c.) were early Christian martyrs, but nothing else is known with certainty about their lives or the time they lived, other than that they were put to death for their Christia...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted July 28, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Saturday 16th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,24-30): Jesus told his disciples another parable, «The kingdom of heaven can be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep, his enemy came and sowed weeds among...

  • Liturgical Reading

    Posted July 28, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 28, 2018   « July 27  |  July 29 »   Saturday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 400 Reading 1 Jer 7:1-11 The following ...

  • Set up a room for a Chapel

    Posted July 27, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Church is an important part of life and getting right and closer with God. Have you started your own Chapel? Have you had Church in your Chapel? Do you pray in your Chapel? If you have an extra room in your home you do not use much for anything, convert it into your own private Chapel and have C...

  • The Hidden Meaning of the Loaves and Fishes

    Posted July 27, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    July 27, 2018 The Hidden Meaning of the Loaves and Fishes Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. Finding the hidden meanings. Unraveling mysteries. Deciphering symbols. The thrill inherent in all this is partly why Dan Brown’s book, The Da Vinci Code, sold so well. But Brown’s secret ...

  • Feeding the Multitudes

    Posted July 27, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    July 27, 2018 Scripture Speaks: Feeding the Multitudes Gayle Somers Jesus today provides a miraculous meal for the crowd following Him, an event that looks back in history and forward to the future.  How? Gospel (Read Jn 6:1-15) St. John tells us that near the Sea of Galilee, a large c...

  • 13 God-Centered reasons to Go to Church

    Posted July 27, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Reasons, to go to church and can be modified to fit your religion.   July 27, 2018 13 God-Centered Reasons to Go to Church Every Weekend Fr. Edward Looney One of my parishioners recently sent me a photo of a syndicated faith column which appeared in a local newspaper. The author gave 1...

  • St. Celestine

    Posted July 27, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Pope St. Celestine I Pope St. Celestine I (d. 432 A.D.) was a Roman deacon who was elected Supreme Pontiff in 422 A.D. He was a contemporary of St. Augustine, and it is said that the two were good friends. He also lived with St. Ambrose ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted July 27, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 16th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,18-23): Jesus said to his disciples, «Now listen to the parable of the sower. When a person hears the message of the Kingdom but without taking it to himself, the devil comes and snatches away what...

  • Liturgical Reading

    Posted July 27, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 27, 2018   « July 26  |  July 28 »   Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 399 Reading 1 Jer 3:14-17 Return, rebelli...

  • Leave me a donation on my website says I,Archbishop Yanel Jay L

    Posted July 26, 2018 by Yanel Laroche

    You can leave me a donation on my website with many reasons day and night why my website is right to purchase a book of rhymes from me that is in sight. My website is www.archbishopyaneljaylarochejr.com so written well as I tell all you clergy that also know about hell.That I never made a sell onl...

  • Charity

    Posted July 26, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    {AGAIN FOR ALL FAITHS}  Help those who need CHARITY in what ever form necessary.   July 23, 2018 Charity Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction Charity Presence of God – O Lord, grant that by charity I may really participate in Your life of love. MEDITATION Faith makes us a...

  • Feeding the Hungry

    Posted July 26, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    {FOR ALL FAITHS TO PRACTICE AND TEACH}   July 25, 2018 255. Feeding the Hungry (John 6:1-15) Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction “This is the food which sustains and nourishes us on our journey through life, until we depart from this world and are united with Christ.” &nda...

  • Remaining Cathollic or other faiths in a time of scandel

    Posted July 26, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    To be used in other Faiths facing problems also.   July 26, 2018 Remaining Catholic in a Time of Scandal Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV A Homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time I had a conversation recently with an elderly European couple who had abandoned the practice of their Catholic ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted July 26, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 16th in Ordinary Time Saints July 26th: Joachim and Ann, parents of Mary View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,10-17): The disciples went up to Jesus and asked, «Why do you speak to them in parables?». Jesus answered, «To you it has been gi...

  • Liturgical Reading

    Posted July 26, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 26, 2018   « July 25  |  July 27 »   Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin MaryLectionary: 398 Reading 1 Je...

  • I talk and write about Christianity in rhymes actually.

    Posted July 25, 2018 by Yanel Laroche

    We must worship our God called Lord Jesus Christ that is not odd. LORD rules with an iron rod. What else can I say about the Holy Bible today? Where can we go to pray in some way while studying Christianity today? I am in the U.S.A. every night and day I say. And I need my faith in Lord Jesus Chris...

  • Computer

    Posted July 25, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    I am putting out a plea and desperate, This computer is acting up bad and don't know how much longer it will last. Once it dies, there no way I can continue to post and minister on my facebook page. If anyone has an extra computer that has windows 10 and can donate it it me please contact me. Call 6...

  • St. Christopher

    Posted July 25, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Christopher St. Christopher (3rd c.) is a highly popular saint, though little is known about him with certainty. According to one account, a pagan queen prayed to the Blessed Virgin Mary for a child, whom she named Offerus and dedi...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted July 25, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: July 25th: Saint James, the Greater, apostle, patron of Spain View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 20,20-28): The mother of James and John came to Jesus with her sons, and she knelt down to ask a favor. Jesus said to her, «What do you want?». And she answered,...

  • Liturgical Reading

    Posted July 25, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 25, 2018   « July 24  |  July 26 »   Feast of Saint James, ApostleLectionary: 605 Reading 1 2 Cor 4:7-15 Brothers and sisters:We hold t...

  • 5 Ways to Increase Patience

    Posted July 24, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    July 24, 2018 Five Ways to Increase Patience Fr. Ed Broom, OMV None of us can claim to have mastered perfectly the virtue of patience. We think we have made a major victory in acquiring patience, and then, out of the blue and taken by surprise, we explode! Our illusion of being the most patie...

  • Learn to Purify Your Intentions

    Posted July 24, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    July 24, 2018 Learn to Purify Your Intentions to Please God Alone Fr. Philip Dion “Whatever you do, work at it from the heart, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward.” The purity of intention that St. Paul h...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted July 24, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 16th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 12,46-50): While Jesus was still talking to the people, his mother and his brothers wanted to speak to him and they waited outside. So someone said to him, «Your mother and your brothers are just out...

  • Liturgical Reading

    Posted July 24, 2018 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 24, 2018   « July 23  |  July 25 »   Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 396 Reading 1 Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 Shepherd...