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Liturgical color on!

Today is the Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist, a martyr, so the liturgical color today is red.

Notice our cute little mastodon character (lower left corner) is shown launching a paper airplane.

Until recently, the plane was always white. The color of the plane now changes daily to match the day's primary liturgical color (per USCCB).

Thanks to @mikel and @sobercatholic for the inspiration.

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For the techies... sends a prayer with every page load! The Lord's Prayer appears in a HTML meta tag with the name attribute "lords-prayer".

Pinned toot is now open! What better day then (US) Independence Day. The memorial of American freedom, including freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Freedoms we have taken for granted and now too often see impinged.

(Lk 11:39):
The Lord said to him, “Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil.

(Lk 11:30):
Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.

(Mk 10:27):
Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.”

“Genuine virtue consists of being charitable, loving one’s fellow men and being judicious in behavior, speech and deed.” — Emilio Jacinto

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"Michael" by Guido Reni in Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini in Rome (1636)

(Lk 11:28):
He replied, “Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.”

(Lk 11:23):
Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

Note today's first reading, beginning at Galatians 3:

O stupid Galatians!

Paul's exasperation with those who received the Spirit applies to so many lukewarm Christians (or "nones") today. Notice his direct bluntness as it is a matter of life and death.

(Lk 11:9-10):
“And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

(Lk 11:2-4):
He said to them, “When you pray, say:

Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.

Give us each day our daily bread and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test.”

Msgr. Charles Pope offers wonderful homilies which he publishes on his blog located with the Archdiocese of Washington (DC) website. His most recent is entitled "False Teachers – What is a Catholic to Do?"

(Lk 10:41-42):
The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.”

(Lk 10:27-28):
He said in reply, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

He replied to him, “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live.”

(Mk 10:11-12):
He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

Kavanaugh confirmed! A win for religious liberty (and liberty in general).

(Lk 10:21a):
At that very moment he rejoiced [in] the holy Spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.

(Lk 10:16):
Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”

(Lk 10:2-3):
He said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest. Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves.

Giuseppe Rollini - St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church

(Lk 9:62):
[To him] Jesus said, “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.”

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