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My People, Vol. 27, Issue 4

Jesus Offers Revolutionary Way To Happiness
What Is A Man Worth?
Pope Appeals To Families
The Fear Of "Forever"
Vocations Witness To The Truth
John XXIII And Francis Share Positive Qualities
Edge To Edge
Pray The News
Light to the Nations

Good Friday at St. Peter's Basilica: full text of Father Cantalamessa's homily

Catholic News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:57
Pope Francis presided at the solemn Celebration of the Passion of the Lord at St. Peter's Basilica on Good Friday. As is customary, the preacher of the Papal Household, Father Raniero ...

Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum: full text of meditations

Catholic News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:51
The Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has released the meditations for the Way of the Cross at which Pope Francis will preside. The Way of the Cross takes ...

Pope Francis: homily at Holy Thursday evening Mass (full text)

Catholic News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:33
"We have heard what Jesus did at the Last Supper: it is a gesture of farewell," Pope Francis preached during his extemporaneous homily during the Mass of the Lord's Supper at a center for ...

Friday, April 18, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:00
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/

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? - One Bread, One Body, Apr 18, 2014

Good Friday
Isaiah 52:13—53:12 | Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 | Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-17, 25 | John 18:1—19:42

"Who would believe what we have heard?" —Isaiah 53:1

At one time or another in our lives, each of us has been astounded by something we've heard. Pause and reflect for a moment. Ponder with utter amazement precisely what Jesus proclaimed through His obedience two-thousand years ago. He first ... More

Philippine bishops warn faithful against self-crucifixion

Catholic News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:30
The Catholic bishops of the Philippines have argued strongly against the customs practiced by some zealous believers who scourge or even crucify themselves on Good Friday. Archbishop ...

Rape of Catholic woman prompts protests in Bangladesh

Catholic News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:25
The gang-rape of a Catholic woman by Muslim youths in Bangladesh has provoked angry protests, and complaints that law-enforcement officials are not providing security for the Christian ...

Coptic Catholic cleric named as Pope's 2nd priest-secretary

Catholic News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:21
Pope Francis has appointed a Coptic Catholic priest, Father Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, to work as his 2nd personal secretary, Andrea Tornielli of La Stamp reports. Father Lahzi Gaid has been ...

Rome is ready for canonizations, mayor affirms

Catholic News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:05
The city of Rome is "very ready" for the canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II later this month, Mayor Ignazio Marino has promised. The joint canonization ceremony on ...

Leader of Anglican ordinariate admits interest has waned

Catholic News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:01
The leader of the new Anglican ordinariate in England has admitted that the number of Anglicans entering the Catholic Church has fallen short of expectations. "We have to be honest and ...

Cardinal to receive France's highest honor

Catholic News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:39
While in Rome for the canonization of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II, Prime Minister Manuel Valls of France will bestow the nation's highest honor upon Cardinal Roger ...

Bishop kidnapped, released in Central African Republic

Catholic News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:08
A bishop in the Central African Republic, along with three of his diocesan priests, was abducted on April 17 but then released, according to L'Osservatore Romano. Members of the ...

Chaldean Catholic leader issues Easter message amid �worrying situation'

Catholic News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:56
Describing the situation in Iraq as "worrying," the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church has issued his Easter message. "We are now in Holy Week, despite the worrying situation that are ...

Leading Egyptian presidential candidates to attend Coptic Easter vigil

Catholic News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:19
In an apparent attempt to gain Coptic Christian political support, the two leading Egyptian presidential candidates will attend the Easter vigil liturgy celebrated by Coptic Orthodox Pope ...

Jerusalem's Christian leaders issue Easter message

Catholic News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:05
Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant leaders in Jerusalem have issued their annual joint Easter message. "When our Savior died on Good Friday it seemed to his disciples as if their world ...

Pope celebrates Holy Thursday evening Mass at center for disabled

Catholic News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:41
As previously announced, Pope Francis is celebrating the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper at St. Mary of Providence Center, a rehabilitation center for the disabled operated by the ...

At Holy Thursday Chrism Mass, Pope Francis preaches on the joy of the priesthood

Catholic News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:22
Pope Francis reflected on priestly joy during his homily at the Mass of Chrism on Holy Thursday morning. During the Chrism Mass-- typically celebrated on Holy Thursday morning, ...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 Chrism Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 06:00
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/

Thursday, April 17, 2014 Evening Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 06:00
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/
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