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Italian bishops, Vatican Secretary of State meet for lunch with Italian premier

Catholic News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:39
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, met with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on September 9, along with several other Italian bishops and leading members of the ...

Italian naval program to save migrants wins papal praise

Catholic News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:35
Pope Francis has praised the "admirable" work of an Italian naval force in saving migrants who have sought to cross the Mediterranean. The "Mare Nostrum" program was inaugurated by the ...

Papal message of solidarity with Arabic Christians

Catholic News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:28
At the conclusion of his regular public audience on September 10, Pope Francis sent another message of encouragement and solidarity to Christians in the Middle East. "May the Lord ...

Cardinal Zen: Hong Kong democracy activists must be ready to pay a price

Catholic News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:24
Cardinal Joseph Zen has warned that pro-democracy forces in Hong Kong may bring on a harsh reaction from the Chinese government. But the retired Bishop of Hong Kong nevertheless urges ...

Suspect arrests, confesses to murder of nuns in Burundi

Catholic News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:18
Police in Burundi have made an arrest in connection with the murder of three Italian missionary nuns. Authorities say that the suspect-- who was found carrying the cell phone of one of ...

US Jesuit named Vatican's top sex-abuse prosecutor

Catholic News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 06:48
Pope Francis has appointed an American Jesuit as the Vatican's top prosecutor in sex-abuse cases. Father Robert Geisinger, a canon lawyer who serves as the procurator general of the ...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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

Libya: Catholics are �trapped and helpless' in Tripoli, says priest

Catholic News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:51
Catholics in Tripoli, Libya's capital, fear they will be kidnapped if they leave their homes, according to the vicar of the city's Franciscan community. Three years after NATO ...

Mother Church teaches us the works of mercy, says Pope Francis

Catholic News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:39
The Church is a "mother who teaches us the works of mercy," Pope Francis said in his September 10 general audience. The Pope said that "the Church teaches her sons and daughters to be ...

Papal condolences to family of journalist slain by Islamic State

Catholic News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:30
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's Secretary of State, has sent condolences in Pope Francis's name to the family of Steven Sotloff, the American-Israeli journalist beheaded by the ...

Cardinal George: US is adopting �official religion' on homosexuality that is reminiscent of sharia

Catholic News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:20
In an archdiocesan newspaper column, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago said that American law has "taken upon itself the mantle of a religion and officially told its citizens what they ...

Priest, parishioners detained in Crimea

Catholic News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 04:58
Russian security forces in Crimea detained a Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest and 15 of his parishioners, according to a report from the Religious Information Service of Ukraine. Father ...

USCCB president commemorates Civil Rights Act

Catholic News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 04:44
The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. "The Civil Rights Act was a ...

SINGLES-HANDED - One Bread, One Body, Sep 10, 2014

1 Corinthians 7:25-31 | Psalm 45:11-12, 14-17 | Luke 6:20-26

"Are you free of a wife? If so, do not go in search of one." —1 Corinthians 7:27

Those gifted to be single for the Lord do not commit sin if they marry (1 Cor 7:28). "But such people will have trials in this life, and these I should like to spare you" (1 Cor 7:28). All people have trials; so Paul must have been referring to ... More

Public Responds to Knights' Initiative and Add $1 Million to Christian Refugee Relief Fund

News from the Knights of Columbus - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00
In just over three weeks, the Knights of Columbus Christian Refugee Relief initiative has raised more than $1 million in public donations for those suffering persecution in Iraq and the surrounding region.

New Irish primate promises vigilance on abuse, peace in Northern Ireland

Catholic News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 15:29
Archbishop Eamon Martin told Vatican Radio that he is "a little bit nervous and fearful for the future" as he takes up his new responsibilities as Archbishop of Armah and Primate of All ...

Malta: bishop proposes every parish adopt a refugee family from Iraq, Syria

Catholic News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:42
A Catholic bishop in Malta has suggested that each parish in his diocese should adopt a family of Christian refugees from persecution in the Middle East. "How can we stay passive when ...

More homosexual groups seek entry in New York's St. Patrick's Day parade

Catholic News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:39
Homosexual activists in New York are pressing organizers of the St. Patrick's Day parade to include more gay-rights groups in the march. Following up on last week's announcement that ...

French Muslim leaders denounce Islamic State, support Christian presence in Middle East

Catholic News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:58
The most prominent Muslim leaders in France have joined in an unprecedented condemnation of the Islamic State's persecution of Christians. In a "Paris Appeal," issued on September 9 at ...

Pope to travel to Turkey in November; Chaldean Patriarch hopes for visit to Iraq

Catholic News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:13
Pope Francis will travel to Turkey in late November, according to a report in Crux, the news service recently launched by the Boston Globe. The Vatican has not announced plans for a ...
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