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  • newKorea exhibit at Vatican shares history, peace through art
    Vatican City, Sep 20, 2017 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An exhibit at the Vatican this month shows the 230-year history of the Catholic Church on the Korean peninsula, highlighting the faith of its martyrs and promoting a message of peace.Fr. Matth…
    - 3 hours ago20 Sep 17, 12:04pm -
  • newWhat it's like to gather relics of Fr. Stanley Rother
    Oklahoma City, Okla., Sep 20, 2017 / 03:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When Fr. Stanley Rother, a missionary priest from Okarche, Oklahoma, was killed by rebels in Guatemala, his body was transferred back to the United States to be buried by his family.Bu…
    - 5 hours ago20 Sep 17, 9:23am -
  • newCatholic health care growth a benefit, not a threat, ethicist says
    Washington D.C., Sep 20, 2017 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A research paper that depicts the growth of Catholic health care as a threat to reproductive health ignores the attraction of Catholic hospitals and downplays the ethical concerns about proce…
    - 9 hours ago20 Sep 17, 6:03am -
  • newTogo's bishops call for peace while reform goes to public vote
    Lome, Togo, Sep 19, 2017 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following Togo's largest protests in over a decade, the bishops of the small African country urged political leaders toward a constitutional reform aimed at lasting peace.The time is “right to…
    - 13 hours ago20 Sep 17, 2:02am -
  • newSt. Louis archbishop leads prayer for peace after violent protests
    St. Louis, Mo., Sep 19, 2017 / 04:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archbishop of St. Louis led an interfaith group of religious leaders in prayer for peace and justice on Tuesday, after protests over the weekend turned violent.“It is in this humble sp…
    - 16 hours ago19 Sep 17, 10:55pm -
  • newHow Christians can accompany those with same-sex attraction
    Washington D.C., Sep 19, 2017 / 04:09 pm (CNA).- Have compassion and empathy: especially for those dealing with struggles which are different than yours.This is the message Dan Mattson hopes all believers will take from his book, which encourages a…
    - 16 hours ago19 Sep 17, 10:09pm -
  • newIn talk at Facebook, Bishop Barron tackles how to debate religion
    Menlo Park, Calif., Sep 19, 2017 / 03:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- People need to learn how to argue better on the internet, especially about religion, Catholic media personality and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron said in remarks at Facebook's…
    - 17 hours ago19 Sep 17, 9:53pm -

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  • newMemorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, and Paul Chong Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs
    Reading 1 1 Tm 3:14-16Beloved:I am writing you,although I hope to visit you soon.But if I should be delayed,you should know how to behave in the household of God,which is the Church of the living God,the pillar and foundation of truth.Undeniably gr…
    - 5 hours ago20 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 1 Tm 3:1-13Beloved, this saying is trustworthy:whoever aspires to the office of bishop desires a noble task.Therefore, a bishop must be irreproachable,married only once, temperate, self-controlled,decent, hospitable, able to teach,not a d…
    - 1 day ago19 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Monday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 1 Tm 2:1-8Beloved:First of all, I ask that supplications, prayers,petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone,for kings and for all in authority,that we may lead a quiet and tranquil lifein all devotion and dignity. This is good…
    - 2 days ago18 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 Sir 27:30—28:7Wrath and anger are hateful things,yet the sinner hugs them tight.The vengeful will suffer the LORD's vengeance,for he remembers their sins in detail.Forgive your neighbor's injustice;then when you pray, your own sins will…
    - 3 days ago17 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs
    Reading 1 1 Tm 1:15-17Beloved:This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance:Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.Of these I am the foremost.But for that reason I was mercifully treated,so that in me, as the foremost,Christ Jes…
    - 4 days ago16 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows
    Reading 1 1 Tm 1:1-2, 12-14Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our saviorand of Christ Jesus our hope,to Timothy, my true child in faith:grace, mercy, and peace from God the Fatherand Christ Jesus our Lord.I am grateful to him who ha…
    - 5 days ago15 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
    Reading 1 Nm 21:4b-9With their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,"Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!"In pu…
    - 6 days ago14 Sep 17, 9:30am -

Whispers in the Loggia

  • "Please, I Ask You For Passion" – On the Church as "Sacrament of Unity, Sacrament of Hope"
    Like it or not, as the enduring image of last week's five-day trek to Colombia will end up being the shiner to Francis' left eye after a sudden Popemobile stop, given his quick rebound from the head-bump, the old Timex watch slogan comes to mind: in…
    - 6 days ago14 Sep 17, 4:13pm -
  • "O God of Love..." – On 9/11, One Prayer... From Two Popes
    In the annals of the modern papacy, it is essentially unheard of for the same non-liturgical text to be employed by successive Bishops of Rome.There is, however, one exception – and it's rooted in the memory of this very morning.To mark this 16th a…
    - 9 days ago11 Sep 17, 3:18pm -
  • "A Heartbreaking Moment" – For US Church, DACA Repeal "Reprehensible"
    Upon this morning's announcement that the Trump administration would rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the US' Catholic leadership has responded with an exceptional degree of fury, its pointedness matched only by the…
    - 15 days ago5 Sep 17, 5:38pm -
  • In Harvey's Wake, All Hands On Deck
    Before anything else, to all our folks on the Texas Gulf Coast, you're in more prayers over these days than you know – hope you're hanging in there, and as things allow, please send word on how you're getting through and what things are looking lik…
    - 21 days ago30 Aug 17, 2:33pm -
  • "In the Breach of the Divide" – On Day One, ArchChuck Talks Church's Checkered Flag
    All of six years ago, Fr Chuck Thompson was a parish priest in Louisville and vicar-general to its archbishop.... And today, a rapid rise completes itself – across the Ohio River from his hometown, he’s now his former boss’ equal as head of Ind…
    - 54 days ago29 Jul 17, 1:41am -
  • In Raleigh, The Church Has Arrived
    Over the decade ending next spring, the Stateside church will have opened four new cathedrals. The sign of the times, however, lies in the specifics – all but one have been built to serve Catholicism's epic emergence in the heart of the American So…
    - 55 days ago27 Jul 17, 9:23pm -
  • Quo Vadis?
    To be sure, the Vatican doesn't observe The 4th... still, the place's annual obsession with fireworks over these days has never exactly been a secret.At least, it's not for those who've been around here long enough. Even for that, though, in terms o…
    - 73 days ago9 Jul 17, 2:21pm -

EWTN News

  • newWhat it's like to gather relics of Fr. Stanley Rother
    Oklahoma City, Okla., Sep 20, 2017 / 04:23 am (EWTN News/CNA).- When Fr. Stanley Rother, a missionary priest from Okarche, Oklahoma, was killed by rebels in Guatemala, his body was transferred back to the United States to be buried by his family.
    - 5 hours ago20 Sep 17, 9:23am -
  • newCatholic health care growth a benefit, not a threat, ethicist says
    Washington D.C., Sep 20, 2017 / 01:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A research paper that depicts the growth of Catholic health care as a threat to reproductive health ignores the attraction of Catholic hospitals and downplays the ethical concerns about proce…
    - 9 hours ago20 Sep 17, 6:03am -
  • St. Louis archbishop leads prayer for peace after violent protests
    St. Louis, Mo., Sep 19, 2017 / 05:55 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Archbishop of St. Louis led an interfaith group of religious leaders in prayer for peace and justice on Tuesday, after protests over the weekend turned violent.
    - 1 day ago19 Sep 17, 10:55am -
  • In talk at Facebook, Bishop Barron tackles how to debate religion
    Menlo Park, Calif., Sep 19, 2017 / 04:53 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- People need to learn how to argue better on the internet, especially about religion, Catholic media personality and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron said in remarks at Facebook…
    - 1 day ago19 Sep 17, 9:53am -
  • Faith, science, beauty: what doctors can learn from Catholic art
    Denver, Colo., Sep 19, 2017 / 04:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The intersection of art, medicine, and faith in the Catholic tradition has a lot to teach today, especially if you're a doctor.
    - 1 day ago19 Sep 17, 9:04am -
  • Archbishop calls for peace amid protests over St. Louis verdict
    Washington D.C., Sep 18, 2017 / 05:29 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Archbishop of St. Louis called for prayer and peace after a judge acquitted a former St. Louis police officer in the shooting of a man in 2011.
    - 2 days ago18 Sep 17, 10:29am -
  • Take in more refugees, not fewer, bishops urge White House
    Washington D.C., Sep 17, 2017 / 05:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Trump administration is reportedly planning to further reduce the number of refugees the U.S. will accept in the coming fiscal year, drawing concern from the U.S. bishops and others.
    - 3 days ago17 Sep 17, 10:07am -

Catholic Exchange

  • newForgiveness in the Midst of Grief
    “In order to forgive, something has to die.” ~ Brene Brown All of us face the opportunity for forgiveness. Some of us can both forgive and forget, while others of us cling tightly to the wound created by sin – ours or someone else’s. We pray…
    - 11 hours ago20 Sep 17, 4:07am -
  • newDivine Revelation:  A Look at Dei Verbum
    In my years as a Protestant a topic of great passion was just how God reveals Himself to mankind.  Sola scriptura, or the Bible alone, was my battle cry for many years. However, once I started reading the early church fathers, something hit me.  Th…
    - 11 hours ago20 Sep 17, 4:05am -
  • newA Friend’s Glimpse of Heaven
    “That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD…” (Ps 27). I sat in my usual place on Mary’s side of the church for the 5:30 evening Mass, which is why I didn’t spot Felicia until it was time for Holy Communion. She’d come to St. Matt’…
    - 11 hours ago20 Sep 17, 4:02am -
  • newUntitled
    In the gospel, Jesus says that people nowadays are like children. Either they are too worldly, too selfish or too stubborn. He says that his detractors would not accept John the Baptist’s call for repentance and self-denial. When Jesus proclaimed t…
    - 11 hours ago20 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • newUntitled
    “We must seek the real reason for going to Mass: to share in Jesus’ Sacrifice at the altar and to worship the Lord. The first purpose of our worship is to adore God. We adore Him for Who He is: all good and worthy of all of our love.” —Fr. An…
    - 11 hours ago20 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • newSts. Andrew Kim Taegon and Paul Chong Hasang and Companions (Martyrs)
    The Korean martyrs St. Andrew Kim Taegon, St. Paul Chong Hasang and their companions were canonized by Pope John Paul II during his pilgrimage to Korea on May 6, 1984. This ceremony was the first canonization in modern Church history to take place ou…
    - 11 hours ago20 Sep 17, 4:00am -
  • Worried About the State of the World? Here Are 5 Bible Verses You Should Know!
    Let’s be honest…there are some frightening things going on in the world. Every day we are bombarded with news about terrorism, natural disasters, war and many other threats. While it’s not necessarily a bad thing, advanced technology now makes…
    - 1 day ago19 Sep 17, 4:08am -

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