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Pope reflects on apostolic journey to Korea

Catholic News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:18
Pope Francis devoted his August 20 general audience to his recent apostolic journey to Korea, during which he beatified 124 martyrs and celebrated the closing Mass at the 6th Asian Youth ...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 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/

Court upholds Tennessee's marriage law

Catholic News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:39
A Tennessee circuit court has upheld the state's definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Judge Russell Simmons ruled that "Tennessee's laws concerning same-sex ...

Many Philippine bishops back amendment against pork-barrel spending

Catholic News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:23
At least 73 bishops in the Philippines have lent their support to a petition calling for a constitutional amendment against pork-barrel spending, according to a UCA News report. "I hope ...

Catholic radio station, shut down by South Sudan's government, offers apology

Catholic News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:06
Bakhita Radio, a South Sudanese Catholic radio network that was recently shut down by the government, has apologized for inaccurate reporting. After rebels attacked government forces, ...

Ukraine: pro-Russian separatists occupy monastery

Catholic News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:50
Pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk, Ukraine's 5th-largest city, have seized the monastery of the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, according to a report from the ...

Some Iraqi refugees �at great risk' of death

Catholic News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:29
Many Christian and Yazidi refugees in northern Iraq are at increasing risk of death from starvation, thirst, and exposure to the elements, the Assyrian International News Agency ...

Central African prelate urges government to act following massacre

Catholic News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:05
Following a massacre committed by Islamist fighters in the Central African Republic, the nation's leading prelate urged the government to take quick action. Speaking for "those who are ...

Further action needed in Iraq, USCCB president tells President Obama

Catholic News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 03:45
Citing remarks made by Pope Francis, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has called upon President Barack Obama to do more to protect the persecuted religious ...

MERCY QUIZ - One Bread, One Body, Aug 20, 2014

St. Bernard
Ezekiel 34:1-11 | Psalm 23:1-6 | Matthew 20:1-16

"When the first group appeared they supposed they would get more." —Matthew 20:10

In the parable of the workers in the vineyard, the Master pays the last group first (Mt 20:8). His purpose in paying them first, as it is so often, is to teach the earliest group, His long-time disciples, more about His mercy. Their responses ... More

World Mission Day - Pope Francis, Shepherd of Truth

MISSIONARY BY NATURE
... The Church is missionary by her very nature: she was born “to go forth.” More

Boko Haram terrorism becoming more worrisome, reports Nigerian prelate

Catholic News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:12
Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of Lagos, Nigeria, says that the terrorist activities of Boko Haram are "becoming even more worrisome," the Fides news service reports. Archbishop ...

Pope mourns nephew's family, killed in auto crash

Catholic News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:05
Pope Francis was "deeply pained," the Vatican announced, when he was informed of an automobile accident in Argentina that caused the death of three relatives. Emanuel Bergoglio, the ...

Victory for Baptist college against HHS mandate

Catholic News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 06:32
A federal district court judge has ruled that a Baptist college in Louisiana is exempt from the mandate to provide its employees to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives that also ...

Church in Malawi: no conflict between Pope, region's bishops on homosexuality

Catholic News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 06:07
The secretary general of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi stated that the East African bishops' recent condemnation of same-sex unions is not "at variance with" Pope Francis's remarks on ...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 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/

Europe's bishops prod UN Security Council on Iraq

Catholic News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:31
In a joint letter to the United Nations Security Council, the president of each European nation's episcopal conference deplored the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities ...

Jewish-Catholic dialogue deplores persecution of Christians

Catholic News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:20
The Jewish-Catholic dialogue sponsored by the National Council of Synagogues and the Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops ...

St. Louis prelate issues letter on Ferguson violence

Catholic News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 05:09
Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis has issued a letter on the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of Michael Brown. The prelate, who said he "personally visited ...

Russian patriarch: Ukrainian Catholics want to �eradicate Orthodoxy'

Catholic News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 04:53
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has again alleged that the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has undertaken a campaign of hatred against Orthodoxy-- prompting a sharp official ...
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