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Cardinal George puzzled about Pope's plans

Catholic News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:10
Cardinal Francis George, the retired Archbishop of Chicago, admitted that he has been confused by the actions of Pope Francis, in an interview with the New York Times. Cardinal George ...

Maryland county schools drop religious holidays from calendar

Catholic News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:06
Public schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, will strip all references to religious holy days from the schools' annual calendars, as the result of a 7-1 vote by the county's education ...

European bishops recall WWI dead, vow recovery of Europe's spiritual heritage

Catholic News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:03
After a pilgrimage to Verdun to commemorate the deaths of World War I, the Commission of Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) has issued a statement affirming "our ...

Pope expresses �deep spiritual closeness' to persecuted Christians

Catholic News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 06:56
At the conclusion of his November 12 general audience, Pope Francis expressed his "deep spiritual closeness to Christian communities that are harshly persecuted with an absurd violence ...

Pope Francis encourages clergy to be kind, humble

Catholic News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 06:47
Pope Francis devoted his November 12 general audience to the qualities of bishops, priests, and deacons discussed by St. Paul in his Letters to Saints Timothy and Titus. According to ...

Archbishop Forte loses election for Italian bishops' position

Catholic News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:52
By a vote of 140-60, Bishop Mario Meini of Fiesole has defeated Archbishop Bruno Forte of Chieti-Vasto in an election for the vice presidency of the Italian Episcopal Conference, according ...

Ireland reopens Vatican embassy

Catholic News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:42
Pope Francis on November 11 received Ireland's new ambassador to the Holy See, ending a three-year hiatus in which the ambassador was based in Ireland. In November 2011 the Irish ...

NY farm owners pay fine for saying no to lesbian wedding

Catholic News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:29
The owners of an Albany-area farm and wedding venue have paid a $13,000 fine levied by the state's Division of Human Rights after they declined to host a lesbian wedding. Robert and ...

Bishop encourages president to act on immigration reform

Catholic News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:13
Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson encouraged President Barack Obama to take executive action on immigration reform. "The preference would be to have a bipartisan solution, and a ...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 05:00
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/

USCCB meeting: bishops approve translations, elect committee chairmen

Catholic News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 04:56
In a meeting marked by little disagreement, the bishops of the United States approved, by large margins, a revised translation of Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar, the ...

HIS PIERCED, BEAUTIFUL FEET - One Bread, One Body, Nov 12, 2014

St. Josaphat
Titus 3:1-7 | Psalm 23:1-6 | Luke 17:11-19

"He threw himself on his face at the feet of Jesus and spoke His praises." —Luke 17:16

There is something about the feet of Jesus. Because His feet are nail-scarred from the crucifixion (see Lk 24:39), they are beautiful (see Is 52:7). Jesus' pierced feet bring the good news of salvation.

The Samaritan leper who was healed ... More

Italian bishops' leader says children have right to mother, father

Catholic News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 17:53
Children have "the right to a father and a mother," the president of the Italian bishops' conference said in an address to an annual assembly. Speaking about artificial methods of ...

Pope asks G-20 leaders to remember the poor, work for peace

Catholic News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 17:49
Pope Francis called for attention to the poor and to the pursuit of peace in a message to the "G-20" meeting that will be held in Brisbane, Australia, on November 15-16. In his ...

Kenyan government promises probe into vaccination campaign that included sterilization

Catholic News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 17:36
The Kenyan government has promised a thorough investigation of charges by the Catholic bishops' conference that women were sterilized without their knowledge as part of a nationwide ...

Church leaders decline suggestion that bishop should lead transitional government in Burkina Faso

Catholic News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 17:30
Church leaders in Burkina Faso have politely declined a suggestion that a Catholic bishop should act as the transitional president of the African nation, the Fides news service ...

Jordanian prince decries persecution of Christians in Vatican Radio interview

Catholic News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 17:21
Jordan's Prince El Hassan bin Talal told Vatican Radio that "the fact that the Christians are suffering is abhorrent to all of us." The Jordanian leader, who has been a leading ...

Vatican clears Los Angeles priest of abuse charges after 10-year suspension

Catholic News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 17:11
A Vatican tribunal has cleared a Los Angeles priest of sex-abuse charges, restoring him to active ministry after a suspension that lasted more than a decade. Msgr. Richard Loomis had ...

Pope creates new body to judge abuse cases

Catholic News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 07:14
Pope Francis has created a special college of seven cardinals and bishops, under the auspices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), to judge cases involving "the sexual ...

Pope Francis reflects on the priesthood

Catholic News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:53
Pope Francis has sent a message to the Italian episcopate on the priesthood as the nation's bishops gathered in Assisi to discuss priestly life and formation. One of the principal ...
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