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  • newFederal budget jeopardizes struggling poor people, US bishops warn
    Washington D.C., Jul 22, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Congress’ proposed federal budget will fail to provide for the basic needs of millions of America’s poor people, the U.S. bishops have said in a call for a morally sound budget.“A nat…
    - 10 hours ago22 Jul 17, 10:02pm -
  • newIndia's bishops pray new president will defend rule of law
    New Delhi, India, Jul 22, 2017 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of India have offered their congratulations to the country's newly elected president, Ram Nath Kovind, urging him to live out the oath he will take to serve the well-being of the…
    - 20 hours ago22 Jul 17, 12:08pm -
  • Catholic women's conference to be held in New Mexico
    Albuquerque, N.M., Jul 21, 2017 / 06:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Women of Grace apostolate will mark 30 years at its national conference this year, an event which aims to help women celebrate their “gift of authentic femininity.”“Come be rest…
    - 1 day ago22 Jul 17, 12:40am -
  • Bishop: Senate mustn't repeal health care law without suitable replacement
    Washington D.C., Jul 21, 2017 / 04:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The US bishops' representative for domestic justice has asked Senators not to vote to repeal the current health care law unless they have an alternative in place that offers acceptable levels…
    - 1 day ago21 Jul 17, 10:52pm -
  • Bishop Conley: 50 years after Land O'Lakes, Catholic education needs renewal
    Denver, Colo., Jul 21, 2017 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The 50th anniversary of a historic statement that changed Catholic higher education in America represents both a cautionary tale and a chance to reflect on Catholic renewal, said Bishop James D…
    - 1 day ago21 Jul 17, 10:05pm -
  • Venezuelan bishops offer day of prayer, fasting as riots continue
    Caracas, Venezuela, Jul 21, 2017 / 01:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Venezuela's bishops have organized a day of prayer and fasting amid ongoing riots throughout the country as opposition to President Nicolas Maduro hardens.They have called on the people…
    - 2 days ago21 Jul 17, 7:17pm -
  • Could a California bill make Catholic conduct codes illegal?
    Sacramento, Calif., Jul 21, 2017 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-abortion groups are lobbying for a California law that Catholic leaders warn would open employers like Catholic schools to lawsuits for asking teachers to follow their codes of conduct…
    - 2 days ago21 Jul 17, 6:02pm -

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  • newSixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 Wis 12:13, 16-19There is no god besides you who have the care of all,that you need show you have not unjustly condemned.For your might is the source of justice;your mastery over all things makes you lenient to all.For you show your might…
    - 58 mins ago23 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • newFeast of Saint Mary Magdalene
    Reading 1 Sgs 3:1-4bThe Bride says:On my bed at night I sought himwhom my heart loves–I sought him but I did not find him.I will rise then and go about the city;in the streets and crossings I will seekHim whom my heart loves.I sought him but I di…
    - 23 hours ago22 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 Ex 11:10—12:14Although Moses and Aaron performed various wondersin Pharaoh's presence,the LORD made Pharaoh obstinate,and he would not let the children of Israel leave his land.The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,"This…
    - 2 days ago21 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 Ex 3:13-20Moses, hearing the voice of the LORD from the burning bush, said to him,"When I go to the children of Israel and say to them,'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,'if they ask me, 'What is his name?' what am I to tell them…
    - 3 days ago20 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 Ex 3:1-6, 9-12Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian.Leading the flock across the desert, he came to Horeb,the mountain of God.There an angel of the LORD appeared to him in fireflaming out of a bush.…
    - 4 days ago19 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 Ex 2:1-15aA certain man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman,who conceived and bore a son.Seeing that he was a goodly child, she hid him for three months.When she could hide him no longer, she took a papyrus basket,daubed it with b…
    - 5 days ago18 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • Monday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 Ex 1:8-14, 22A new king, who knew nothing of Joseph, came to power in Egypt.He said to his subjects, "Look how numerous and powerfulthe people of the children of Israel are growing, more so than we ourselves!Come, let us deal shrewdly wit…
    - 6 days ago17 Jul 17, 9:30am -

Whispers in the Loggia

  • 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…
    - 14 days ago9 Jul 17, 2:21pm -
  • Ambrose, Charles, Montini, Martini... and Mario – For Milan, The Pope's "Inside Job"
    And so, after months of anticipation, "The Big One" has arrived – arguably the most significant personnel choice of any Pope Francis will make across his pontificate.Yet while the ancient chair of Milan has been occupied over 18 centuries by saint…
    - 15 days ago7 Jul 17, 9:22pm -
  • For the New Cathedral, Un Nuevo Pastor – At Long Last, Zarama Nabs Raleigh's Big Chair
    (Updated 9.30am with presser video, etc.)For all the twists and turns (and loops) of an eventful vacancy in Eastern North Carolina's 59-county fold, the nod still falls to the long-tipped frontrunner: at Roman Noon on this 5th of July, the Pope tappe…
    - 18 days ago5 Jul 17, 6:23pm -
  • "This Is the Dignity of America, The Reason She Exists...."
    And so, from the place where it all began, to one and all, a blessed and Happy 4th.Much as the text is part and parcel of every civic feast here, it's never more fitting than on this day: the Prayer for the Nation written and first delivered 225 year…
    - 19 days ago4 Jul 17, 7:26pm -
  • The Francis Inquisition – Amid Tumult on Amoris and Abuse, Pope Switches Hands at CDF
    Capping a week of shockwaves at the topmost levels of the Roman Curia, at Roman Noon this Saturday, the Pope declined to reconfirm Cardinal Gerhard Müller as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the close of the German's firs…
    - 21 days ago2 Jul 17, 1:08pm -
  • For The Cardinal-Prefect, "My Day in Court"
    For all the spectacles the Vatican tends to witness, this one was simply surreal.At the same dais where the Pope's major documents are unveiled and the global press briefed on Catholicism's showcase events – on what's usually one of the most joyous…
    - 23 days ago29 Jun 17, 9:15pm -
  • Untitled
    So, folks, another "Scarlet Bowl" is now in the books... but its full picture is still to be had. And as the usual clearing of desks that marks the end of the "Vatican Year" is only just getting underway, in terms of news, there's simply no end in si…
    - 24 days ago29 Jun 17, 5:46am -

EWTN News

  • newFederal budget jeopardizes struggling poor people, US bishops warn
    Washington D.C., Jul 22, 2017 / 05:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Congress' proposed federal budget will fail to provide for the basic needs of millions of America's poor people, the U.S. bishops have said in a call for a morally sound budget.
    - 22 hours ago22 Jul 17, 10:02am -
  • Catholic women's conference to be held in New Mexico
    Albuquerque, N.M., Jul 21, 2017 / 08:40 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Women of Grace apostolate will mark 30 years at its national conference this year, an event which aims to help women celebrate their "gift of authentic femininity."
    - 2 days ago21 Jul 17, 1:40pm -
  • Bishop: Senate mustn't repeal health care law without suitable replacement
    Washington D.C., Jul 21, 2017 / 05:52 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The US bishops' representative for domestic justice has asked Senators not to vote to repeal the current health care law unless they have an alternative in place that offers acceptable levels…
    - 2 days ago21 Jul 17, 10:52am -
  • Bishop Conley: 50 years after Land O'Lakes, Catholic education needs renewal
    Denver, Colo., Jul 21, 2017 / 05:05 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The 50th anniversary of a historic statement that changed Catholic higher education in America represents both a cautionary tale and a chance to reflect on Catholic renewal, said Bishop James…
    - 2 days ago21 Jul 17, 10:05am -
  • Why we should care about the spike in women prisoners
    Washington D.C., Jul 21, 2017 / 04:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- While there is talk of criminal justice reform in the U.S., something must also be done about a decades-long spike in female inmates, experts and members of Congress of both parties said.
    - 2 days ago21 Jul 17, 9:01am -
  • Could a California bill make Catholic conduct codes illegal?
    Sacramento, Calif., Jul 21, 2017 / 02:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pro-abortion groups are lobbying for a California law that Catholic leaders warn would open employers like Catholic schools to lawsuits for asking teachers to follow their codes of conduct…
    - 2 days ago21 Jul 17, 7:02am -
  • Bishops to Trump: Don't abandon young people to deportation
    Washington D.C., Jul 20, 2017 / 08:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Undocumented young people brought to the U.S. by their parents contribute to American society and deserve continued protections from the Trump administration, said the U.S. Catholic bishops…
    - 3 days ago20 Jul 17, 1:01pm -

Catholic Exchange

  • newSt. Bridget of Sweden
    Bridget was born in 1303, the daughter of a governor. Throughout her youth, she often heard the voices of Jesus and Mary. She was particularly sensitive to the sufferings of the crucified Lord and for most of her life meditated on His Passion and Dea…
    - 5 hours ago23 Jul 17, 4:00am -
  • St. Mary Magdalene
    Our knowledge of St. Mary Magdalene, one of Christ’s most devoted followers, is based entirely on the Gospels, which portray her as a disciple of Jesus and as one of the women who followed and ministered to Him in Galilee (Luke 8:1-2). She was from…
    - 1 day ago22 Jul 17, 4:00am -
  • Your Spirit Finds Joy in Communion
    God desired to nourish our spirit, so He gave it His Bread, the Eucharist, announced by Holy Scripture: “He will feed them with the Bread of life and understanding.” Now, there are no greater joys on earth than the joys of the spirit. Contentment…
    - 2 days ago21 Jul 17, 4:07am -
  • The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares
    At one time or another, we’ve all dreamed of a perfect world.  Imagine a company where everyone is productive, a government full of honest politicians, a church where all are saints. Dreaming about such things is natural; expecting such things is…
    - 2 days ago21 Jul 17, 4:05am -
  • Scripture Speaks: The Kingdom of Heaven
    Today, Jesus uses parables to teach about the kingdom of heaven.  What do all three of them have in common? Gospel (Read Mt 13:24-43) In this chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus uses parables to teach the large crowd gathered to hear Him at the sea…
    - 2 days ago21 Jul 17, 4:02am -
  • Untitled
    The Gospel reading tells us of the continuing controversy between Jesus and the Pharisees. Walking through a wheat field on the sabbath, his disciples in their hunger picked heads of wheat to eat: the Pharisees criticized them for violating the sabba…
    - 2 days ago21 Jul 17, 4:00am -
  • Untitled
    “All Christians know that God became man for us. Not all, however, realize that He did more than this. Not only did He become one of us; He willed also to make each one of us a part of Himself. In addition to the mystery of the In­carnation, there…
    - 2 days ago21 Jul 17, 4:00am -

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