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New attacks on Catholic churches in Nigeria

Catholic News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:51
At least one person was killed and several injured in a new attack on a Catholic church in Nigeria on August 10, the Fides news service reports. Armed gunmen burst into a church in the ...

Survey finds support for American women's religious leadership

Catholic News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:45
As the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) prepares for its annual convention, the Pew Research Center reports that most American Catholics express general satisfaction with ...

Religious sister working as nurse in Liberia dies of Ebola

Catholic News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:39
A Catholic religious sister working in a hospital in Liberia has died of the Ebola virus, the Fides news service reports. Sister Pascaline Chantale, a native of Congo and member of the ...

Lebanese bishops back efforts against terrorism

Catholic News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:35
Lebanon's Maronite Catholic bishops have issued a statement of support for their country's military in its campaign against Islamic terrorism. The Maronite bishops expressed "full ...

Orthodox-Catholic tensions rising in Ukraine

Catholic News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:30
Religious tensions are mounting in Ukraine, with the Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow charging that Byzantine-rite Ukrainian Catholics are encouraging attacks on Orthodox priests. The ...

Papal condolences following Iranian plane crash

Catholic News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:03
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's Secretary of State, has conveyed Pope Francis's condolences following an airplane plane crash in Iran. "His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply ...

We are saved only in Jesus' name, Pope tells Koreans

Catholic News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:58
Pope Francis has sent a videomessage to Koreans as his August 13-18 apostolic journey to the East Asian nation approaches. Referring to martyrs whom he will beatify there, the Pope said ...

Patriarchate posts report on destruction in Gaza

Catholic News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:14
The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem has published a report written by a Christian woman from Jerusalem who spent six days in Gaza as part of a medical team. "The destruction, the ...

Monday, August 11, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 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/

Chaldean patriarch: Obama's actions in Iraq are insufficient

Catholic News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 05:38
The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic church in full communion with the Holy See, issued an update on the situation of the Church in Iraq on August 10 and ...

Go forward with courage, Pope tells youth

Catholic News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 04:59
Thirty thousand members of the Association of Catholic Guides and Scouts of Italy gathered in Pisa for Mass on the morning of August 10. At the conclusion of the Mass, Pope Francis ...

Adore the Lord, says Pope Francis, as did the disciples on the boat

Catholic News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 04:39
During his August 10 Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel reading at Mass (Mt. 14:22-33), in which Peter walked on water. "The faithful and immediate response to ...

Pope Francis again decries situation in Iraq, urges prayer for peace

Catholic News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 04:24
At the conclusion of his August 10 Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis again lamented the situation in Iraq and renewed his appeal for prayers for peace in Iraq and Gaza. "The news ...

Pope names, meets with special personal envoy to Iraq

Catholic News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 04:02
Pope Francis has named Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, as his personal envoy to Iraq and its persecuted Christian ...

LIVING IS BELIEVING - One Bread, One Body, Aug 11, 2014

St. Clare
Ezekiel 1:2-5, 24-28 | Psalm 148:1-2, 11-14 | Matthew 17:22-27

"Be this His praise from all His faithful ones, from the children of Israel, the people close to Him." —Psalm 148:14

Peter made a great profession of faith when he acknowledged Jesus as the Messiah, "the Son of the living God" (Mt 16:16). However, in ensuing events, Peter showed that he did not fully understand or mean what he professed about Jesus. He refused ... More

Knights of Columbus Announces Fund to Help Christians Threatened with Extinction in Iraq

News from the Knights of Columbus - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:00
The Knights of Columbus announced today that is establishing a fund to assist those – particularly Christians as well as other religious minorities – facing a horrific and violent persecution and possible extinction in Iraq and the surrounding regions.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 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/

GOD IS WHISPERING TO YOU - One Bread, One Body, Aug 10, 2014

19th Sunday Ordinary Time
1 Kings 19:9, 11-13 | Romans 9:1-5 | Psalm 85:9-14 | Matthew 14:22-33

"After the earthquake there was fire — but the Lord was not in the fire. After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound." —1 Kings 19:12

The Lord is whispering to you. For years, He has been preparing you to hear this whisper. In this whisper, the Lord will reveal to you the greatest work of your life. Thousands of people will be transformed by the Lord, if you hear and act on ... More

Relic Concludes East Coast Tour

News from the Knights of Columbus - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 00:00
A mother with five children came to pray that her teen daughter would stay close to the faith as she went off to college.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 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/
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