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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 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/

Pope seeks prayers for trip to Albania

Catholic News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 05:57
At the conclusion of his September 17 general audience, Pope Francis asked for prayers, through the intercession of Our Lady of Good Counsel, for his forthcoming apostolic journey to ...

Pope Francis reflects on Church's missionary nature

Catholic News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 05:48
Pope Francis devoted his September 17 audience to the Church's catholicity and missionary nature. "Perhaps among the many young people present today in [St. Peter's] Square there is ...

Sistine Chapel Choir to perform in East Asia

Catholic News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 05:38
The Sistine Chapel Choir will perform at concerts in Macau, Hong Kong, and Taiwan between September 19 and September 23, according to an announcement from the Holy See Press ...

Sri Lankan cardinal hopes papal visit will foster national reconciliation

Catholic News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 05:25
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Sri Lanka's leading prelate, has expressed both that Pope Francis's January visit to the South Asian nation will foster reconciliation between both ...

Prelate hopeful about Central African peace prospects

Catholic News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 04:31
The Central African Republic's leading prelate, Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga, expressed hope that the introduction of a UN peacekeeping force would help restore order in the ...

DO YOU LOVE? - One Bread, One Body, Sep 17, 2014

St. Robert Bellarmine
1 Corinthians 12:31—13:13 | Psalm 33:2-5, 12, 22 | Luke 7:31-35

"If I give everything I have to feed the poor and hand over my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing." —1 Corinthians 13:3

Without love, even the best things in your life mean nothing. Therefore, the most important questions in the world are: Do you love the Lord with all your heart and soul? (Lk 10:27) Do you love your neighbor as yourself? (Lk 10:27) Do you love ... More

Cocaine found in car registered to Vatican

Catholic News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:11
Vatican officials have reacted with embarrassment after a car carrying Vatican diplomatic plates was stopped by French police, who discovered several pounds of cocaine in the ...

Irish bishop bows to pressure, shelves plans for permanent diaconate

Catholic News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:06
An Irish bishop has decided not to institute the permanent diaconate in his diocese, because of protests from supporters of women's ordination. Bishop Kieran O'Reilly of Killaloe had ...

Obamacare funds subsidizing abortions, despite legislative guarantees

Catholic News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:09
American taxpayers are subsidizing abortions through the new federal health policy, despite federal law that prohibits federal funding for abortion, a new study has found. The ...

Rhode Island bishop: 'status quo is unacceptable' on divorce and remarriage

Catholic News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 15:56
Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, has said that some change is needed in the Church's approach to Communion for divorced and remarried couples, because "the status quo is ...

Final openings filled on Vatican bank's board

Catholic News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 15:51
With the appointment of two veteran finance executives, the new Board of Superintendence of the Vatican bank, the Institute for Religious Works (IOR), is now complete. The IOR announced ...

Guide on family life prepares for 2015 World Meeting for Families in Philadelphia

Catholic News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:46
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Pontifical Council for the Family have published a catechetical guide to family life, as a preparation for next year's World Meeting for ...

Vatican undaunted by report Islamic State targets Pope Francis

Catholic News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:28
The Vatican is downplaying a report that the Islamic State has targeted Pope Francis, and the Pope has refused to take extra security precautions during his visit to Albania on September ...

Papal envoy: refugees in Iraq must be protected

Catholic News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:27
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, who recently visited Iraq as a special papal envoy, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that Christians and Yezidis need help to stop the aggression of the Islamic ...

Iraqi prelate welcomes Western involvement, urges UN sanction

Catholic News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:25
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako has welcomed the agreement among Western nations to intervene against the Islamic State, but has cautioned that "bombs are not a ...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 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/

USCCB welcomes bipartisan childcare bill

Catholic News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:41
Two committee chairmen of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops welcomed a bipartisan agreement on the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, which provides vouchers to ...

Vatican cardinal sees �widespread hunger' for Catholic social teaching

Catholic News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:28
In a talk entitled "Catholic Social Teaching: A Beacon and Leaven for Europe," the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace said he has witnessed a "widespread hunger" for ...

Turkish textbooks: Christians were tools of foreign powers in World War I

Catholic News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:08
School textbooks in current use in Turkey portray the region's Christians of a century ago as anti-Ottoman tools of Great Britain and Russia, according to a study conducted by an Armenian ...
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