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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

Massachusetts politicians unveil legislation to replace unconstitutional 'buffer zone' at abortion clinics

Catholic News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:19
Working quickly in response to a Supreme Court decision that overturned the law that established a "buffer zone" outside abortion clinics, Massachusetts political leaders have introduced ...

Salvadoran prelate: everyone should work together against exploitation of young migrants

Catholic News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:11
Mexico and the US should work with the nations of Central America to stop the flood of children entering the US illegally, said Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas of San Salvador. "We ...

Archbishop Gänswein reports papal reactions to World Cup final

Catholic News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:18
Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI was pleased with Germany's win in the World Cup soccer final, although he did not watch the contest, according to his private secretary. Archbishop Georg ...

Christian college granted exemption on transgendered housing

Catholic News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:04
The United States Department of Education has granted George Fox University an exemption from federal Title IX anti-discrimination legislation in a case involving the housing of a ...

Irish prelate: Church must become a place where abuse victims can find healing

Catholic News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 06:40
In an article published in the most recent English edition of L'Osservatore Romano, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warned against complacency in addressing the clerical sexual abuse ...

Pope Francis issues message on plight of child migrants in Mexico

Catholic News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 06:26
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's Secretary of State, traveled to Mexico City for conversations with Mexican government officials on international migration and development, and Pope ...

Ukraine's military has helped save nation from slavery, says prelate

Catholic News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 06:00
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic archbishop of Lviv has offered strong praise for the nation's military. "I'm watching enthusiastically how you, the younger generation of Ukrainians, have ...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 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/

Holy Land bishops' assembly calls Israeli, Palestinian leaders to �courageous change'

Catholic News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:27
The Justice and Peace Commission of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land has called upon Israeli and Palestinian leaders to undertake "courageous change" and promote ...

Kidnapped nuns released in Iraq

Catholic News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:12
Seventeen days after they were kidnapped by Islamic militants in Mosul, two nuns and three orphans have been released. "I am overjoyed at the release of the two sisters and three ...

Church of England approves women bishops

Catholic News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:55
The General Synod of the Church of England has voted to permit the ordination of women bishops. "Today is the completion of what was begun over 20 years ago with the ordination of women ...

Senate may soon vote on bill that would curtail religious freedom in response to Hobby Lobby decision

Catholic News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:39
Cardinal Seán O'Malley, the chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop William Lori, the chairman of the conference's Ad ...

UNREAL - One Bread, One Body, Jul 15, 2014

St. Bonaventure
Isaiah 7:1-9 | Psalm 48:2-8 | Matthew 11:20-24

"Thus says the Lord: This shall not stand, it shall not be!" —Isaiah 7:7

Are you like King Ahaz? Are you unable to break out of the cycle of fretting and trembling over possibilities that never wind up taking place? Are you like the people of Chorazin and Bethsaida? Do you fail to break out of the comfort of ... More

Monday, July 14, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 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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