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Liturgical color on RCsocial.net!

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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The search box (first column, near top) already supported searches by hashtag (e.g. "") or user (e.g. "@George").

It will now return results for any text contained in past toots you touched (posted, received, favourited or boosted -- e.g. "liturgical color").

Techies: this optional feature of Mastodon is provided via integration with elasticsearch.

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RCsocial.net 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.

It is important to keep in mind the behavior of the MSM and radical pro-abortion politicians. Lies and games WILL reappear immediately upon the next Supreme Court nomination.

While we don't know who that will be, we do know that someone will recall uncorroborated scandalous, illegal and immoral behavior. The MSM and pro-abortion forces will loudly "believe" them regardless of how far the stretch. Etc, etc, etc.

WE should be outraged at this and use our votes to reflect that. We have been lied to and manipulated long enough.

youtube.com/watch?v=utxdIoxND8

(Lk 8:1-3)
Afterward he journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna, the wife of Herod's steward Chuza, Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their resources.

(Lk 7:47-50)
So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little."

He said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."

The others at table said to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"

But he said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."

"No Catholic could subscribe even to moderate socialism." (Pope St. John XXIII)

CCC 2425: The Church has rejected the totalitarian and atheistic ideologies associated in modem times with "communism" or "socialism." ...

What popes have said about socialism: tfpstudentaction.org/blog/what

(Lk 7:31-35)
"Then to what shall I compare the people of this generation? What are they like?

They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another, 'We played the flute for you, but you did not dance. We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.' For John the Baptist came neither eating food nor drinking wine, and you said, 'He is possessed by a demon.'

The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said, 'Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.' But wisdom is vindicated by all her children."

This is the record of the descendants of Adam. When God created human beings, he made them in the likeness of God; he created them male and female. When they were created, he blessed them and named them humankind.
Genesis 5:1-2

youtu.be/n3Wsp66QSyE

Please DO NOT allow yourself to be conditioned by the . There is an old saying that if you keep lying long enough, eventually people will start to believe you.

The NY Times and the rest of the main stream media are no longer trustworthy. That has been true for a while, but at this point is an almost laughable understatement.

This is the most recent example: catholicherald.co.uk/commentan

The Catholic Herald article doesn't mention that the only accuser, who claims to be a witness but whose alleged victim denies it, happens to be Clinton's lawyer and harbors professional and political animus against Kavanaugh.

Leading Democrat candidates immediately called for Kavanaugh's impeachment. Sure.

(Lk 7:14-16)
He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, "Young man, I tell you, arise!"

The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.

Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming, "A great prophet has arisen in our midst," and "God has visited his people."

(Lk 7:6-7,9-10)
And Jesus went with them, but when he was only a short distance from the house, the centurion sent friends to tell him, "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof. Therefore, I did not consider myself worthy to come to you; but say the word and let my servant be healed.

When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him and, turning, said to the crowd following him, "I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith." When the messengers returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.

Rent control is a good thing, right? It helps the poor and limits greedy landlords.

Here is an interesting video that explains the consequences of government imposed price controls.

youtube.com/watch?v=vZyeNFTje2

(Lk 15:4-7)
"What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it?

And when he does find it, he sets it on his shoulders with great joy and, upon his arrival home, he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them, 'Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.'

I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.

(Jn 3:13-17)
No one has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life."

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.

(Lk 6:42)
How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,' when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter in your brother's eye.

The leading cause of death, worldwide, last year was...

ABORTION

lifenews.com/2018/12/31/aborti

42 MILLION lives lost through the violent "choice" of their mothers.

(Lk 6:27-28,32)
"But to you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.

(Lk 6:12-16)
In those days he departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named apostles:

Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called a Zealot, and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

This Simpsons piece contrasting "Protestant Heaven" and "Catholic Heaven" is funny.

youtu.be/-4IletJ7-Tw

(Lk 6:9-11)
Then Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?"

Looking around at them all, he then said to him, "Stretch out your hand." He did so and his hand was restored.

But they became enraged and discussed together what they might do to Jesus.

Will Witt asks the woke class "is an eagle egg more valuable than a baby?" (spoiler: yes)

youtube.com/watch?v=ZR9Ye_Uk-x

(Lk 14:26-27)
"If any one comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

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