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Sunday Scripture Readings, Feb. 14, 2016

    Feb. 14, First Sunday of Lent             Cycle C. Readings:             1) Deuteronomy 26:4-10             Psalm 91:1-2, 10-15             2) Romans 10:8-13             Gospel: Luke 4:1-13 The most frequently asked...

China urges religious groups to promote Chinese culture, orders retired officials...

BEIJING — A top Politburo official told faith leaders that religious groups must promote Chinese culture and become more compatible with socialism. Yu Zhengsheng said...

New Catholic-Muslim dialogue formed; Chicago archbishop named co-chair

WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs announced Feb. 8 that it is launching a new National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue, and...

Future of pro-life movement is cultural, not political, says L.A. archbishop

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Saying the future of the pro-life movement is “cultural not political,” Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles called upon...

Sunday Scripture Readings, Feb. 7, 2016

        Feb. 7, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Cycle C. Readings: 1) Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8 Psalm 138:1-5, 7-8 2) 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, 11 Gospel: Luke 5:1-11 In...

Eucharist, the Lord’s meal, must create a culture that welcomes all,...

CEBU, Philippines — The Eucharist is supposed to create a new culture, one that is welcoming and only sees the flaws and failures of...

Sunday Scripture Readings Jan. 31, 2016

Jan. 31, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time             Cycle C. Readings:             1) Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19             Psalm 71:1-6, 15-17             2) 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 or 1 Corinthians...

Parishioners help stranded motorists on turnpike during blizzard

Catholic News Service HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. — It didn’t take long into 2016 for St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Bedford to put into practice Pope...

Parishioners help stranded motorists on Pa. turnpike during blizzard

Catholic News Service HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. — It didn’t take long into 2016 for St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Bedford to put into practice Pope...

Catholic Charities agency helping Flint, Mich., residents during water crisis

FLINT, Mich. — Following the discovery of lead in the city of Flint’s drinking water, relief organizations have been working day and night to...

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