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My People, Vol. 27, Issue 6

New Saints Are Men Of Courage
Prayers Intensify For Kidnapped Girls
Try A Little Love: It Couldn't Hurt
Ask Angels For Help
Fight All Forms Of Injustice
Light to the Nations
Edge To Edge
Pray The News

Mysteries of the Virgin Mary: Living Our Lady’s Graces


Father Cameron shows the power and centrality of Mary in a series of insightful and reverent meditations on the Church’s Marian feasts.

Coptic Church will not endorse Egyptian political candidates, patriarch stresses

Catholic News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:44
Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II has warned clerics to avoid partisan political involvements as Egypt faces new elections later this year, the Fides news service reports. The ...

Croatian parliament gives same-sex unions same benefits as marriage

Catholic News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:41
Croatia's parliament has approved legislation that would extend to same-sex unions the same legal rights as those of marriage, except the right to adopt children. The new law, which ...

CCHD cuts support for Oregon group over stand on same-sex marriage

Catholic News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:32
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has cut off funding for an Oregon group working with immigrants, because of the group's public support for same-sex marriage. The CCHD ...

UN committee demands change in Irish abortion law

Catholic News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:24
The UN's Committee on Human Rights has condemned Ireland's ban on abortion as "unacceptable cruelty," and demanded liberalization of the law. Following testimony by several pro-abortion ...

Russian Patriarch will not attend annual celebration in Ukraine

Catholic News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:12
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill will not travel to Ukraine for the annual celebration of the anniversary of the Baptism of the Rus, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow patriarchate has ...

New charges of lax handling of abuse complaints in Minnesota archdiocese

Catholic News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:45
In a lengthy and detailed affidavit, a former official of the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese has testified that Church leaders took a "cavalier attitude" toward sex-abuse ...

Sri Lankan Catholics foresee organized Buddhist opposition to papal visit

Catholic News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:34
A Catholic organization in Sri Lanka has charged that Buddhist leaders are planning to rally public opposition to the visit by Pope Francis to that country next January. The lay group ...

Disgraced Scottish cardinal found living in English village near Scottish border

Catholic News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:26
Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who resigned in disgrace in 2012 after admitting to sexual misconduct, is now living in a home purchased by the Edinburgh archdiocese in Northumberland, ...

Quebec: abuse victims win class-action suit against Redemptorist order

Catholic News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:22
The Quebec Superior Court has ruled that the Redemptorist order must pay between $75,000 and $150,000 to each seminarian who was a victim of clerical sexual abuse at St.-Alphonse Seminary ...

Report: ISIL orders no food aid for Christians in Mosul

Catholic News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:07
The Sunni jihadist group that controls much of Iraq and Syria has ordered that no food aid be distributed to Christians in Mosul, according to a Fides news agency report. The ban also ...

Prelate invites Anglicans to learn more about ordinariate

Catholic News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:51
Following the Church of England's decision to allow women bishops, the head of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham has invited those who are "considering their future" to ...

USCCB awards $5M to Church in Ukraine, other Eastern European nations

Catholic News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:37
The Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has awarded nearly $5 million to fund 211 pastoral, construction, ...

Vatican official calls for renewed efforts against tuberculosis

Catholic News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:26
Speaking at a recent conference on tuberculosis sponsored by the World Health Organization and the European Respiratory Society, the president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care ...

Venezuela's bishops offer �full support' for teachers in dispute with government

Catholic News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:12
The Venezuelan Episcopal Conference has issued a statement offering its "full support" to 2,300 teachers and school staff whose wages have been slashed. The teachers, who offer ...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 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/

Colombia's bishops willing to mediate between government, rebel group

Catholic News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:23
The new president of the Episcopal Conference of Colombia has said that the nation's bishops are willing to mediate in the dispute between the nation's government and the National ...

Abuse victim describes papal meeting as �life-changing experience'

Catholic News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:47
One of the victims of clerical sexual abuse who met recently with Pope Francis has told the Boston Globe that the encounter was a "life-changing experience." "He's granted me something ...

THANKS-LIVING - One Bread, One Body, Jul 16, 2014

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Isaiah 10:5-7, 13-16 | Psalm 94:5-10, 14-15 | Matthew 11:25-27

"By my own power I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am shrewd." —Isaiah 10:13

The Lord let Assyria do a little work for Him. He let Assyria be His rod, staff (Is 10:5), axe, and saw (Is 10:15). However, the Assyrians claimed that they were doing their own thing by their own power rather than being used by God. It was like ... More

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