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  • newHow an American bishop became a Korean martyr
    Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2017 / 08:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Patrick James Byrne was born in the United States, but he died on a forced march in the harsh Korean snows under the watch of communist soldiers.Now the Catholic bishops of South Kor…
    - 47 mins ago26 Mar 17, 2:01pm -
  • newLet go of 'false lights' that lead down the wrong path, Pope says
    Vatican City, Mar 26, 2017 / 04:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis said Lent is a key time to open ourselves to the light of Christ and let go of all the “false lights” that lead us away from him, taking us instead down a path of dark…
    - 4 hours ago26 Mar 17, 10:52am -
  • newMeet the monks who decided to go green years before Laudato Si
    Arlington, Va., Mar 25, 2017 / 03:20 pm (CNA).- Years before Pope Francis’ ecology encyclical was published, a Trappist monastery in Virginia went back to its spiritual roots by embracing environmental stewardship.“This really is a re-founding,…
    - 17 hours ago25 Mar 17, 9:20pm -
  • newIn Milan, Pope makes youth promise to never be a bully
    Milan, Italy, Mar 25, 2017 / 01:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In last meeting during his day trip to Milan, Pope Francis issued a harsh criticism of bullying in schools, asking youth to promise him and Jesus to never bully others, and telling teachers to b…
    - 19 hours ago25 Mar 17, 7:27pm -
  • newOn Annunciation, Pope says God still seeks hearts like Mary
    Milan, Italy, Mar 25, 2017 / 10:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation in Milan, telling mass-goers that even today God is still searching for hearts like Mary’s that are open to welcoming his invitation and p…
    - 22 hours ago25 Mar 17, 4:19pm -
  • Don't fret about numbers, but your mission, Pope tells Milan religious
    Milan, Italy, Mar 25, 2017 / 06:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his daytrip to Milan Saturday, Pope Francis told the diocese’s priests and religious not to fear the challenges that come with their ministry nor the increasing number of empty convents…
    - 1 day ago25 Mar 17, 12:31pm -
  • Texas pro-lifers target 'wrongful birth' lawsuits, Planned Parenthood
    Austin, Texas, Mar 25, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Among the targets of Texas pro-life advocates are so-called ‘wrongful birth’ lawsuits and Planned Parenthood’s alleged involvement in the sale of unborn baby parts. Both are finding some…
    - 1 day ago25 Mar 17, 12:01pm -

National Catholic Register

  • newPoland Shaped the Soul of St. John Paul II
    By Father Dennis Kolinski | One cannot adequately speak about the inner spiritual life of Pope St. John Paul II without considering the complexity of his life and the large role that his native...
    - 46 mins ago26 Mar 17, 2:02pm -
  • newMother Angelica’s Legacy: Reflections on EWTN Foundress’ Trust in Providence
    By Kathy Schiffer | IRONDALE, Ala. — On Easter Sunday one year ago, Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation departed this life at the age of 92.The Poor Clare nun was founder of a Catholic media...
    - 3 hours ago26 Mar 17, 12:00pm -
  • newBaptists at the Door, Martyred by Freezing to Death, The Eighth Deadly Sin, and More Great Links!
    By Tito Edwards | Baptists at the Door! – Ray Sullivan, Catholic StandMartyred by Freezing to Death: 40 Martyrs of Sebaste – Taylor Marshall Ph.D.The Eighth Deadly Sin – James H. Toner, The Catholic...
    - 10 hours ago26 Mar 17, 5:00am -
  • newHomily: The Annunciation and Laetare Sunday
    By Steven D. Greydanus | Note: This is my prepared text for the homily I plan to give at the Vigil Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Lent later this afternoon. It’s longer than my usual homilies...
    - 20 hours ago25 Mar 17, 6:57pm -
  • Phoenix Mother: St. Charbel Cured My Blindness
    By Kathy Schiffer | PHOENIX — When a Phoenix mother lost her eyesight due to a rare medical condition, she feared she would never be able to see her four children again. But then St. Charbel came to her...
    - 1 day ago25 Mar 17, 1:59pm -
  • This Holy Man Aided John Paul II’s Vocation
    By Filip Mazurczak | In January, Pope Francis signed eight decrees. Seven of them recognized the heroic virtue of “Servants of God.” Among the new “Venerables” of 2017 is Jan Tyranowski (1901-1947), a...
    - 1 day ago25 Mar 17, 1:55pm -
  • How Community Inspired Two Catholic Artists
    By Stephen Beale | Joe Malham’s studio is distinctive not only for what’s inside it, but also its location — a former convent converted into a parish center. Malham, a professional iconographer, is a...
    - 1 day ago25 Mar 17, 1:53pm -

New Advent


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Daily Mass Readings

  • newFourth Sunday of Lent
    Reading 1 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13aThe LORD said to Samuel:"Fill your horn with oil, and be on your way.I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem, for I have chosen my king from among his sons."As Jesse and his sons came to the sacrifice, Samuel looked…
    - 5 hours ago26 Mar 17, 9:30am -
  • Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
    Reading 1 Is 7:10-14; 8:10The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying:Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God;let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky!But Ahaz answered,"I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!"Then Isaiah said: Listen, O house o…
    - 1 day ago25 Mar 17, 9:30am -
  • Friday of the Third Week of Lent
    Reading 1 Hos 14:2-10Thus says the LORD:Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God;you have collapsed through your guilt.Take with you words,and return to the LORD;Say to him, "Forgive all iniquity,and receive what is good, that we may renderas offeri…
    - 2 days ago24 Mar 17, 9:30am -
  • Thursday of the Third Week of Lent
    Reading 1 Jer 7:23-28Thus says the LORD: This is what I commanded my people:Listen to my voice;then I will be your God and you shall be my people.Walk in all the ways that I command you,so that you may prosper.But they obeyed not, nor did they pay…
    - 3 days ago23 Mar 17, 9:30am -
  • Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent
    Reading 1 Dt 4:1, 5-9Moses spoke to the people and said:"Now, Israel, hear the statutes and decreeswhich I am teaching you to observe,that you may live, and may enter in and take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, is gi…
    - 4 days ago22 Mar 17, 9:30am -
  • Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent
    Reading 1 Dn 3:25, 34-43Azariah stood up in the fire and prayed aloud:"For your name's sake, O Lord, do not deliver us up forever,or make void your covenant.Do not take away your mercy from us,for the sake of Abraham, your beloved,Isaac your servan…
    - 5 days ago21 Mar 17, 9:30am -
  • Solemnity of Saint Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Reading 1 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16The LORD spoke to Nathan and said:"Go, tell my servant David,'When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,and I will make his kingdom firm.It is…
    - 6 days ago20 Mar 17, 9:30am -

Whispers in the Loggia

  • The Last Prince of Baltimore, Cardinal Keeler Dies at 86
    In the annals of the Premier See of these United States, two figures form the center of a legend born alongside the Constitution.Yet even for all John Carroll and James Gibbons would bequeath to posterity, it’d fall to yet another to bring the Mary…
    - 3 days ago23 Mar 17, 6:28pm -
  • "We Are With You" – "In Unsettled Times," US Bench Makes Fresh Call to Immigrants, Refugees
    Amid a roiled political environment – and capping off a remarkable across-the-board protest of President Trump's signature policy commitment – the top leadership of the US bishops has used its first meeting of the year in Washington to issue a si…
    - 4 days ago22 Mar 17, 2:56pm -
  • Where's the (Licit) Beef? – Amid St Pat's (Fri)Day, The Indult Desk Is Open
    (SVILUPPO: Following its most recent update, the Master List now comprises a record 120-plus US dioceses – fully two-thirds of the nation's Latin-church sees.)Just because it's Lent doesn't mean there isn't some fun to be had... and in that light,…
    - 9 days ago17 Mar 17, 3:36pm -
  • Irish or Not, Happy Indult Day
    And on this third Friday of Lent, Top o' the Mornin' and Beannachtai la Fhéile – a blessed feast... at least, across most of the Stateside church.Given the state of the discourse these days, it shouldn't come as a surprise that some folks have see…
    - 9 days ago17 Mar 17, 3:35pm -
  • For Wyoming, A Border Bishop – In "Rapid" Move, Cheyenne Nabs Its Neighbor
    (Updated with press conference video.)When one senior American prelate recently termed the new Nuncio to Washington "a real Speedy Gonzalez" on the appointments front, he wasn't kidding – even if Archbishop Christophe Pierre's prior assignment ost…
    - 10 days ago16 Mar 17, 9:06pm -
  • Pontificatus Nostro Quinto
    “And Jesus came into the quarters of Caesarea Philippi: and he asked his disciples, saying: Whom do men say that the Son of Man is? But they said: Some John the Baptist, and other some Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets.Jesus saith…
    - 12 days ago14 Mar 17, 11:05am -
  • "Repent and Believe" – In Lent, "A Time To Breathe Again"
    A journey and grace at least a few of us need even more this time around, to one and all, every blessing and richness of these 40 Days....* * *Usually cited as the most-crowded day of the church year across the Anglophone world – a reality most…
    - 25 days ago1 Mar 17, 5:10pm -


  • newHow an American bishop became a Korean martyr
    Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2017 / 09:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Bishop Patrick James Byrne was born in the United States, but he died on a forced march in the harsh Korean snows under the watch of communist soldiers.
    - 47 mins ago26 Mar 17, 2:01pm -
  • Texas pro-lifers target 'wrongful birth' lawsuits, Planned Parenthood
    Austin, Texas, Mar 25, 2017 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Among the targets of Texas pro-life advocates are so-called 'wrongful birth' lawsuits and Planned Parenthood's alleged involvement in the sale of unborn baby parts. Both are finding some succes…
    - 1 day ago25 Mar 17, 12:01pm -
  • New campaign highlights Catholic services in Michigan
    Detroit, Mich., Mar 24, 2017 / 01:14 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A new television ad campaign launched by the Michigan Catholic Conference is featuring commercials that spotlight the hand of the Catholic Church in health, education, and charitable systems…
    - 2 days ago24 Mar 17, 6:14am -
  • Gorsuch praised for record of building unity on religious freedom
    Washington D.C., Mar 24, 2017 / 01:06 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch received a strong voice of support Thursday from a lawyer at a major religious liberty firm, who said that he shows a record of consensus building and prote…
    - 2 days ago24 Mar 17, 6:06am -
  • Baltimore mourns Cardinal Keeler, former archbishop
    Baltimore, Md., Mar 23, 2017 / 06:10 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Cardinal William Henry Keeler, who was Archbishop of Baltimore from 1989 to 2007, has died at the age of 86, archdiocesan officials say.
    - 3 days ago23 Mar 17, 11:10am -
  • Don't lose your humanity in refugee debate, US bishops say
    Washington D.C., Mar 22, 2017 / 09:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The intense debate over U.S. refugee and migrant policy is a chance to meet newcomers and understand others' concerns, the country's bishops have said, warning against fear and mistreatment…
    - 4 days ago22 Mar 17, 2:02pm -
  • Catholic college's new bridge too Catholic, neighbors complain
    Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 22, 2017 / 04:40 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A bridge featuring crosses on the property of Villanova, a Catholic university in a Philadelphia suburb, will be built despite complaints from some local taxpayers.
    - 4 days ago22 Mar 17, 9:40am -

Catholic Exchange

  • newSt. Margaret of Clitherow
    Margaret was born in 1556 in Middleton, England. Her father was a wax chandler and both her parents were Protestants. She was not only very attractive but also had a charming personality. In 1571 she married John Clitherow, a well-to-do butcher, and…
    - 11 hours ago26 Mar 17, 4:00am -
  • St. Dismas
    All that we know with any authority about this saint is what we have from Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. Tradition tells us that his name was Dismas and that he was the good thief who was crucified next to Jesus on Good Friday. There is a sto…
    - 1 day ago25 Mar 17, 4:00am -
  • It’s Time to Stop Fleeing from the Cross
    One of the most striking aspects of the Passion accounts is how largely alone Our Lord is in His final hours. Most of His beloved disciples, followers, and friends flee from Him and abandon Him in His hour of need. St. Peter goes so far as to deny Je…
    - 2 days ago24 Mar 17, 4:07am -
  • Contemplating the Word and the Annunciation
    In many paintings of the Annunciation, our Blessed Mother is depicted reading or having an open book on her lap, as in Fra Angelico’s frescoes or Rogier van der Weyden’s paintings. What we see in the Blessed Mother is attentiveness to the word of…
    - 2 days ago24 Mar 17, 4:05am -
  • Scripture Speaks: Seeing With the Eyes of Christ
    Today’s Gospel tells an engaging, sometimes humorous, story of a blind man who can see and men with vision who are blind. Gospel (Read Jn 9:1-41) In the Gospel we are immediately introduced to a contrast that appears in all four lectionary readings…
    - 2 days ago24 Mar 17, 4:02am -
  • General Audience
    Saint Peter’s Square Wednesday, 22 March 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our continuing catechesis on Christian hope, today we reflect on two words used by Saint Paul in the opening reading: steadfastness and encouragement. Paul says that both a…
    - 2 days ago24 Mar 17, 4:00am -
  • Fishers of Men: How Do Christians Date?
    On the new season of the Catholic Exchange Podcast, host Michael J. Lichens starts off by discussing the awkward questions of dating, marriage, and love. Joining him are the hosts of the Fishers of Men podcast, Lara Sumera Samms and Mary Ashley Burto…
    - 2 days ago24 Mar 17, 4:00am -

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