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Patriarch criticizes bishop's efforts to bring Iraqi refugees to US

Catholic News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:43
The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church has criticized an American bishop for his efforts to bring Chaldean Catholic refugees to the United States. In an apparent reference to Bishop ...

Australian prelate: time to �rethink' communication of Church's teaching on homosexuality

Catholic News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:19
Archbishop Denis Hart, who had led the Archdiocese of Melbourne since 2001, has told Vatican Radio that the Church needs to "rethink" how to communicate its teaching on ...

Chinese bishop, imprisoned for 20 years, dead at 90

Catholic News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:58
A Chinese bishop who suffered imprisonment from 1965 to 1985 has died at the age of 90. As Communists forces took over China, Bishop John Baptist Wang Jin left for Hong Kong and Macau ...

Indian Jesuits: over 600 attacks on Christians, other minorities since May

Catholic News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:45
Since May, there have been more than 600 attacks on Christians and other religious minorities in India, according to Jesuits in Social Action (JESA). JESA called for "an end to the ...

Synod of Bishops: October 9 roundup

Catholic News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 04:33
The seventh and eighth general congregations (sessions) of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family took place on October 9. Preaching at Terce ...

THE SECOND WAVE OF DEMONS - One Bread, One Body, Oct 10, 2014

Galatians 3:7-14 | Psalm 111:1-6 | Luke 11:15-26

"When an unclean spirit has gone out of a man, it wanders through arid wastes searching for a resting-place; failing to find one, it says, 'I will go back to where I came from.' " —Luke 11:24

When we were baptized, the Church specifically prayed for us to be delivered from the evil one. Jesus, Who is stronger than Satan, the strong man, has freed us (Lk 11:22). Jesus warns us that the evil one will return and re-enter our lives with ... More

Italian prelates favor opening possibility of Communion for divorced/remarried Catholics

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 16:48
Three influential Italian prelates have indicated their support for policies that would allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion under some circumstances. Cardinal ...

Iraqi priest declines safety in Rome for parish in line of Islamic State offensive

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 16:27
The Catholic News Agency highlights the case of an Iraqi priest who has chosen to stay at his parish, just a few miles from the front lines of the Islamic State, rather than remaining ...

Cardinal Müller calls for full publication of Synod talks

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 16:22
The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has argued for the public release of addresses to the Synod of Bishops. In the past the Vatican issued the texts of ...

California university offers online course for abortion practitioners

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 16:14
The University of California at San Francisco is offering an online course of abortion, advertising it as the first of its kind. The course promises to examine "clinical aspects of ...

Philippines: Protestant church bombed; two killed

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:28
Two people were killed and three others wounded in a grenade attack on a Protestant church in the Mindanao province of the Philippines, the AsiaNews service reports. The October 8 ...

Nuns' voter guide emphasizes amnesty, gun control, climate change

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:19
A community of Catholic women religious has released a voters' guide for the 2014 midterm elections, encouraging American voters to support amnesty for undocumented immigrants, government ...

Another papal interview catches Vatican press office by surprise

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:13
Pope Francis spoke at length about his relations with the government of his native Argentina, and said that he is comfortable with a lively debate at the Synod of Bishops, in a new ...

Syrian priest freed by kidnappers, consigned to 'house arrest' by Islamic faction

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:02
The Catholic priest who was kidnapped in Syria on Sunday, October 5, has been released, but remains under "house arrest" in a village controlled by an Islamic militant group. Father ...

Arab bishops back use of �proportionate force' to protect minorities

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:38
The Conference of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions has issued a statement in support of the international community's use of "proportionate force" to protect ethnic and religious ...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 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/

Turn to Bible, shun paganism, African prelate tells synod

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:47
As the Synod of Bishops began its discussions on October 9, an African prelate called upon the synod fathers to seek wisdom from the Bible. Preaching at Midmorning Prayer, Bishop Lucio ...

Biden says it's a priority to assist Iraq's persecuted Christians

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:34
Vice President Joe Biden said that it is his "priority to ensure safety for Iraqi Christians by whatever means," according to a report by Kaldaya.net, a Chaldean news site. Biden made ...

Morocco hailed as model of moderate Islam

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:20
L'Osservatore Romano has published a front-page article praising Morocco as a model of coexistence between Muslims, Christians, and Jews. Historian Lucetta Scaraffia wrote in the ...

Prelate laments new court decision on same-sex marriage

Catholic News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:07
The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has struck down the marriage laws of Idaho and Nevada, paving the way for same-sex marriage in the states. Responding to the ...
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