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Sunday Scripture readings, April 2, 2017

  Fifth Sunday of Lent             Cycle A. Readings:             1) Ezekiel 37:12-14             Psalm 130:1-8             2) Romans 8:8-11             Gospel: John 11:1-45   When it became clear that my mother...

Saint of the Week: Benedict the Moor

Saint Benedict the Moor Feast Day: April 4 Born near Messina, on the Italian island of Sicily, Benedict was the son of African slaves who, as their eldest son,...

Vatican official hopes Trump will change his climate and immigration policies

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican hopes that U.S. bishops and others will continue to raise their voices in defense of the obligation to fight...

Living Our Faith: Lent with the saints

      Saints can shed light on our journey. During the season of Lent, there are a number of saints' feast days the church remembers. We can look...

World faces pressing need to protect water, Vatican official tells U.N.

UNITED NATIONS — The right to clean water is a basic and pressing need for all people of the planet because without water “there...

London cardinal call for prayers for victims of Westminster attack

LONDON — Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called for...

Sunday Scripture readings, March 26, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Lent             1) 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a             Psalm 23:1-6             2) Ephesians 5:8-14             Gospel: John 9:1-41   In the...

Saint of the Week – Margaret Clitherow

Saint Margaret Clitherow Feast Day: March 25   Born into a prosperous York Protestant family when Catholicism was forbidden, Margaret married wealthy Protestant John Clitherow, whose brother became...

House’s health care bill has both laudable and troubling aspects, bishop...

  WASHINGTON — The inclusion of “critical life protections” in the House health care bill is laudable, but other provisions, including those related to Medicaid...

Living Our Faith: Almsgiving

How can we think of almsgiving in new ways during this penitential season? How can almsgiving bring about a change of heart, the conversion called...

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