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Gay-rights group targets US bishops in pressure campaign to influence Synod

Catholic News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:40
A leading gay-rights group is targeting several Catholic bishops, hoping to influence the results of the 2015 Synod of Bishops, the National Catholic Register reports. The Human Rights ...

Jihadists raze Catholic convent in Mosul

Catholic News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:29
Islamic State fighters have blown up a Catholic convent in Mosul, Iraq, the AsiaNews service reports. The convent had housed the Chaldean Catholic Sisters of the Sacred Heart, who had ...

Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard'

Catholic News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 07:07
In a major address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Pope Francis called for a Europe "which revolves not around the economy, but around the sacredness of the human person." "My ...

USCCB backs call for greater spending on high-speed Internet access for schools

Catholic News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:57
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has called upon the nation to spend $1.5 billion more each year to ensure that all schools have high-speed Internet access. The ...

Islamic militants murder non-Muslims on Kenyan bus

Catholic News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:41
Members of al-Shabaab, the Somali-based jihadist terrorist group, attacked a bus in northeastern Kenya on November 22 and murdered 28 non-Muslims. "The non-Somali passengers were then ...

Cardinal urges transparency on Nicaragua Canal

Catholic News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:30
Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes of Managua has called for greater transparency from the regime of Daniel Ortega about the Nicaragua Canal. Construction on the $40-billion canal, which will ...

St. Louis archbishop pleads for peace in Ferguson

Catholic News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:15
Violence flared in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer who shot a teenager in August. "I and other religious and civic leaders have repeatedly ...

Vatican Radio: interview with Cardinal Burke on the sacred liturgy

Catholic News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:05
Vatican Radio has interviewed Cardinal Raymond Burke, the patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, on the sacred liturgy. "What happened after the [Second Vatican] Council was ...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 05:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

Pope meets with Egypt's president

Catholic News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:57
Pope Francis met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during a November 24 audience at the Vatican. Sisi, a general, helped oust the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi from ...

THE WORST FEARS ARE YET TO COME - One Bread, One Body, Nov 25, 2014

St. Catherine of Alexandria
Revelation 14:14-19 | Psalm 96:10-13 | Luke 21:5-11

"...in the sky fearful omens and great signs." —Luke 21:11

Are you afraid of anything? I hope not because the worst is yet to come. We will "hear of wars and insurrections" (Lk 21:9) even more so than we do today. "Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great ... More

Pope prays before beloved Marian icon on eve of address to European Parliament

Catholic News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 15:28
Pope Francis traveled across Rome on Monday afternoon, November 24, to visit the basilica of St. Mary Major and pray silently before the famous image of the Virgin Mary Salus Populi ...

Chinese Christians now outnumber Chinese Communists

Catholic News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 15:15
The number of Christians in China now outnumbers the number of Communists, writes Steven Mosher for the Aleteia site. Mosher, who heads the Population Research Institute, reports that ...

Dutch woman rescues daughter from Islamic State

Catholic News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 15:11
A Dutch Catholic woman has captured headlines by reporting that she had traveled into the Islamic State to rescue her teenage daughter, who had flown to Syria to marry an Islamic ...

Indian pilgrims meet with Pontiff, celebrate newly canonized saints

Catholic News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 15:03
Pope Francis met on November 24 with a group of pilgrims from India, members of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, who had traveled to Rome for the canonization of two Indian saints, which ...

Pakistan's top court demands investigation into lynching of Christians

Catholic News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 14:58
Pakistan's Supreme Court has called upon the government to press forward with a full investigation into the lynching of a Christian couple. Shahzad Masih and Sharma Bibi were burned to ...

Vatican's new top prosecutor was involved in notorious abuse case, <I>Boston Globe</I> finds

Catholic News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:39
The American Jesuit priest who was recently appointed as the Vatican's top prosecutor in sex-abuse cases was involved in the handling of complaints against a notorious abusive priest, the ...

Italian bishops' leader backs Pope: no payments for sacraments

Catholic News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:14
Moving to defuse a potential controversy, the president of the Italian Catholic bishops' conference has said that he was not disagreeing with Pope Francis when he said that the sacraments ...

Break the stigma of autism, Pope exhorts health-care workers

Catholic News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:04
Pope Francis spoke on November 22 about the need "to break through the isolation and, in many cases, the stigma that burdens people affected by autism spectrum disorders, and frequently ...
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