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Cardinal Burke: synod interview comments were misreported

Catholic News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:57
Cardinal Raymond Burke said that the online news site BuzzFeed misreported remarks he made in an interview that took place during the recent Synod of Bishops. BuzzFeed published both ...

New church dedicated in China

Catholic News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:35
Months after churches in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang were slated for demolition, a new Catholic church has been dedicated in the southern province of Guizhou. In the ...

ARMED AND DANGEROUS - One Bread, One Body, Oct 30, 2014

Ephesians 6:10-20 | Psalm 144:1-2, 9-10 | Luke 13:31-35

"Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, the word of God." —Ephesians 6:17

Life is a wrestling match against demons (Eph 6:12). Our offensive weapon in this battle is the Holy Spirit working through His Word and in prayer (Eph 6:17-18).

To defeat the devil, we need to do what Jesus did when He was tempted (Mt 4:4, ... More

With food plentiful, failure in distribution causes hunger, Vatican envoy tells UN

Catholic News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:54
Speaking to a UN session on food security, the Vatican's representative observed that the problem of hunger today is caused not by an overall shortage of food but by a failure to ...

Burkina Faso: mass demonstrations against proposal to allow 3rd presidential term

Catholic News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:45
Nearly one million people in Burkina Faso joined in October 28 demonstrations against a proposal that would allow President Blaise Compaoré to serve a 3rd term, the Fides news service ...

Bolivian President Morales meets with Pontiff

Catholic News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:37
Pope Francis met informally with Bolivia's President Evo Morales on October 29. Morales had traveled to Rome to participate in the International Meeting of Popular Movements, sponsored ...

Italian priest, charged with abuse, commits suicide

Catholic News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:34
An Italian Catholic priest apparently committed suicide after being accused of sexual abuse. Father Maks Suard reportedly admitted his guilt after being accused of molesting a ...

Papal plea for Ebola victims

Catholic News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:31
Pope Francis made a plea for Ebola victims at the conclusion of his regular public audience on October 29. The Pope voiced his concerns about "this implacable disease that is spreading ...

Pope reflects on relation between Church's �visible and spiritual reality'

Catholic News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:43
Continuing his series of Wednesday general audiences on the Church, Pope Francis devoted his October 29 audience to the relationship between the visible reality and the spiritual reality ...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 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/

38% of Americans now �post-Christian,' say researchers

Catholic News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:57
Examining data from over 20 recent surveys, two researchers from the Barna Group have found that 38% of Americans-- and nearly half of Americans born since 1984-- are "post-Christian" or ...

Philippine bishops' conference rues death penalty, life imprisonment

Catholic News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:30
The Philippine bishops' Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care has issued a statement opposing the revival of the death penalty, and the commission's executive secretary called life ...

Argentina's bishops denounce embryo destruction

Catholic News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:17
As Argentina's lawmakers discuss legislation on embryos that come into being through artificial reproduction, the executive committee of the Argentine Episcopal Conference issued a ...

Cardinal George on liturgical translations, abuse scandals, the �price of citizenship'

Catholic News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:04
In an interview with America magazine, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago discussed his illness and addressed a range of questions. Strongly criticizing the English translation of the ...

English cardinal issues pastoral letter on synod

Catholic News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:48
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has issued a pastoral letter on the recent Synod of Bishops on the family. "You may have heard or read that this Synod has been about changing ...

Priest: Boko Haram negotiators may be swindlers

Catholic News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:32
A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, said that negotiations to free hundreds of girls kidnapped by the Islamic terrorist organization Boko Haram may be taking place ...

The Lord of the works and the works of the Lord - One Bread, One Body, Oct 29, 2014

Ephesians 6:1-9 | Psalm 145:10-14 | Luke 13:22-30

"Let all Your works give You thanks, O Lord." —Psalm 145:10

When the Bible uses the word "slaves," it usually corresponds to our word "employees." Thus, we may find five commandments for employees in today's first reading.

  1. "Obey your human masters with the reverence, the awe, and the sincerity ... More

Recognize roles of culture, migration in global society, Vatican delegate encourages UN

Catholic News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:52
Addressing a UN session on globalization, the Vatican's representative suggested that International leaders should be mindful of two factors in development: culture and ...

Israeli university honors Pontiff; Palestinian protest

Catholic News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:45
Pope Francis has been selected to receive an award from Israel's Bar Ilan University, drawing a protest from the Palestinian foreign ministry. The Pope will be honored for his ...

Egyptian monks deny reports of Islamic attack on ancient St. Catherine's Monastery

Catholic News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:42
Orthodox monks at the ancient St. Catherine's Monastery in Egypt's Sinai region have denied reports that the monastery was attacked by Islamic militants, the Fides news service ...
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