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"RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT" (Jn 20:22) - One Bread, One Body, Sep 1, 2014

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 | Psalm 119:97-102 | Luke 4:16-30

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me; therefore He has anointed Me." —Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Jesus, and He wants to lavish the Spirit on us (Ti 3:6) in an unrationed way (Jn 3:34). However, to receive the Spirit and grow in the Spirit, we must repent. At the first Christian Pentecost, Peter proclaimed: ... More

Ten Commandments of Intercession

Intercession may be the ultimate ministry in God's plan of salvation. Jesus forever lives to make intercession for us (Heb 7:25). He lived a simple life in Nazareth for thirty years and had a public ministry for three years. And now He has been interceding for us for almost two thousand years. That may tell us something of the inestimable importance of intercession.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 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/

MATTER OVER MIND - One Bread, One Body, Aug 31, 2014

22nd Sunday Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 20:7-9 | Romans 12:1-2 | Psalm 63:2-6, 8-9 | Matthew 16:21-27

"Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind." —Romans 12:2

To live a free life pleasing to God, we must have renewed minds. To live in heaven forever, we must "acquire a fresh, spiritual way of thinking" (Eph 4:23) and take on the mind of Christ (1 Cor 2:16).

However, before our minds become renewed, ... More

Saturday, August 30, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 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/

JESUS' JOB FOR NOBODIES - One Bread, One Body, Aug 30, 2014

1 Corinthians 1:26-31 | Psalm 33:12-13, 18-21 | Matthew 25:14-30

"Consider your situation. Not many of you are wise, as men account wisdom; not many are influential; and surely not many are well-born." —1 Corinthians 1:26

As far as I know, not many sports celebrities, entertainers, politicians, and other famous people read One Bread, One Body. Our book doesn't appeal that much to those who "are wise, as men account wisdom." Therefore, the world generally ... More

Nigerian archbishop shuns suggestions for security guards, despite terror threat

Catholic News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:17
Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, has said that despite the dangers posed by Boko Haram terrorism, he does not have, or want, a personal security detail. Acknowledging that ...

Breakthrough close in treating heart disease with adult stem cells?

Catholic News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:13
An Australian scientist whose work has drawn kudos from the Vatican may be close to a breakthrough in the treatment of congenital heart failure, using stem cells derived from adult ...

Legionary priest apologizes for comparing Maciel with St. Mary Magdalene

Catholic News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:11
A spokesman for the Legionaries of Christ has apologized for a promotional brochure in which he compared the disgraced founder of the religious order, the late Father Marcial Maciel, to ...

Patriarchs challenge Islamic officials, world leaders to take action against terrorists

Catholic News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:06
Describing the violence against Christians in Iraq and Syria as "attempted genocide," a group of Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs has challenged Islamic officials and international leaders ...

Outgoing Vatican prefect says he asked for appointment to Spanish archdiocese

Catholic News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:52
Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, who has been named Archbishop of Valencia, Spain, after almost six years as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, has said that he sought the ...

Pope meets missionary pastor of Gaza's Catholics

Catholic News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:43
Pope Francis met on August 29 with an Argentine missionary priest who serves the tiny Catholic community in the Gaza Strip. Father Jorge Hernandez Zanni, an Incarnate Word missionary, ...

Australian Catholic paper declines ads for McAleese speaking appearance

Catholic News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:40
An Australian Catholic newspaper refused to carry advertisements for a speaking appearance by former Irish President Mary McAleese, citing her dissent from Church teaching on homosexuality ...

SSPX priest celebrates Mass in Vatican basilica

Catholic News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:37
A priest of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) celebrated Mass in St. Peter's basilica, with the approval of the "highest authority" of the Vatican basilica, the traditionalist group has ...

Protestant church forced out of East Jerusalem building

Catholic News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 06:44
Following repeated incidents of vandalism, harassment, and break-ins, an evangelical church in a Muslim neighborhood of East Jerusalem has been forced from its building, according to ...

Friday, August 29, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 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/

New abortion-suicide controversy in Ireland

Catholic News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:53
In 2013, Ireland passed a law permitting abortion when the mother's life is in danger from physical illness or suicide. A panel of doctors must first approve the abortion. In recent ...

28% of US parishes have more than $1M in revenue

Catholic News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:33
Because of parish mergers in the Northeast and Midwest and larger parishes in the South and Southwest, 28% of parishes in the United States now have $1 million or more in revenue, ...

Bishop distinguishes Syria's Muslims from Saudi-backed militias

Catholic News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:24
At a press conference in Italy, the apostolic vicar of Aleppo, Syria's largest city, said that 60% of Christians have left the city. Bishop George Abou Khazen, who ministers to ...

Cuba's patroness given place of honor in Vatican Gardens

Catholic News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:07
Cuba's bishops have given a replica of the image of Our Lady of Charity, the nation's patroness, to Pope Francis, and the image has been accorded a place of honor in the Vatican Gardens, ...
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