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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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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.

(Mt 1:20-21):
Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her.

She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

(Mt 1:16-17):
Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Messiah.

Thus the total number of generations from Abraham to David is fourteen generations; from David to the Babylonian exile, fourteen generations; from the Babylonian exile to the Messiah, fourteen generations.

(Lk 3:16-17):
John answered them all, saying, “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the holy Spirit and fire.

His winnowing fan is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

Their sole purpose of a funeral Mass is to pray for the dead and for God's mercy. The dead aren't canonized ("he's in heaven now") or magically shift into a completely different being ("he's an angel now"). Celebrations of life can happen elsewhere.

...then there are the very, very poorly catechized such as in this current news item:

wdtprs.com/blog/2018/12/priest

(Mt 17:11-12):
He said in reply, “Elijah will indeed come and restore all things; but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him but did to him whatever they pleased. So also will the Son of Man suffer at their hands.”

(Mt 11:16-17):
“To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance, we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.’

(Lk 1:45):
Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”

I'm quite opposed to "political correctness" as it is nothing more than a manipulative attempt to control speech and shape thought.

Anyway, in light of the PC downfall of this old standard -- someone with too much time on their hands brought the Donald and Hillary together to regale us:

youtube.com/watch?v=jaBB0nmBpn

(Mt 18:12-14):
What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the stray?

And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not stray.

In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost.

(Lk 5:22-26):
Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them in reply, "What are you thinking in your hearts ? Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" -- he said to the man who was paralyzed, "I say to you, rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home."

He stood up immediately before them, picked up what he had been lying on, and went home, glorifying God. Then astonishment seized them all and they glorified God, and, struck with awe, they said, "We have seen incredible things today."

Canonized Saints are our models for the Christian life. He is a comprehensive, exhaustive compendium of all the PRO-CHOICE Saints canonized to date:

(none)

(Lk 3:2-3):
[...]during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the desert. He went throughout [the] whole region of the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins

Catholic T-shirts offered by "Crown and Stars" (named for the Blessed Virgin):

amazon.com/s/ref=w_bl_sl_s_ap_

(just a reference / nothing in it for RCsocial.net)

(1:28,38):
And coming to her, he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.”

Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

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