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2022-05-22 00:00:00

By: New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 15:22-29, Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 15:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 67:8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 67:5-6, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 67:2-3, Gospel: John 14:23-29, Reading 2: Revelation 21:22-23, Reading 2: Revelation 21:10-14


2022-05-22 00:00:00

By: Catholic Online

Saint Rita was born Margherita Lotti in Roccaporena, Italy in 1381. The day after her baptism, Rita was surrounded by a swarm of white bees, which went in and out of her infant mouth without hurting her. Rather than being alarmed, her family believed she was marked to be virtuous and devoted to God. At an early age, she begged her parents to allow her to enter a convent but was instead arranged to be married to a cruel man named Paolo Mancini. Young Rita became a wife and mother at only twelve ...


2022-05-20 22:00:09

By: Catholic Online

Reading 1, Acts 16:11-15 11 Sailing from Troas we made a straight run for Samothrace; the next day for Neapolis, 12 and from there for Philippi, a Roman colony and the principal city of that district of Macedonia. 13 After a few days in this city we went outside the gates beside a river as it was the Sabbath and this was a customary place for prayer. We sat down and preached to the women who had come to the meeting. 14 One of these women was called Lydia, a woman from the town of Thyatira ...


2022-05-19 22:00:29

By: Catholic Online

Reading 1, Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 1 Then some men came down from Judaea and taught the brothers, 'Unless you have yourselves circumcised in the tradition of Moses you cannot be saved.' 2 This led to disagreement, and after Paul and Barnabas had had a long argument with these men it was decided that Paul and Barnabas and others of the church should go up to Jerusalem and discuss the question with the apostles and elders. 22 Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose ...


2022-05-20 00:00:00

By: Luke Coppen | Catholic News Agency

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced on Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should not be admitted to Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, nor should she present herself to receive the Eucharist, until she publicly repudiates her support for abortion.


2022-05-20 00:00:00

By: Montana Ranch and Cattle Company

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2022-05-19 00:00:00

By: Catholic Online

When it comes to working for the Lord, one thing is clear. It does not matter when you start, as long as it is NOW.


2022-05-19 00:00:00

By: Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis formally launched an international educational movement on Thursday in the presence of U2 singer Bono.


2022-05-22 00:00:00

By: Catholic Online

Angel of God, My Guardian Dear, to whom His love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and to guard, to rule and guide. Amen.


2022-05-18 00:00:00

By: Abigail James

Pope Francis canonized 10 new saints on May 15, 2022, and of those 10 saints, Charles de Foucauld was one of them.


2022-05-16 00:00:00

By: Hannah Brockhaus (CNA)

Pope Francis on Sunday recognized 10 new saints of the Catholic Church during a canonization Mass in St. Peter's Square.


2022-05-13 00:00:00

By: Montana Ranch and Cattle Company

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2022-05-12 00:00:00

By: Tony Magliano

War is deadly. While this is an obvious fact regarding those who fight, it is less obvious regarding the life and death plight of many noncombatants trapped within battle zones.


2022-05-18 22:00:05

By: Catholic Online

Reading 1, Acts 16:1-10 1 From there he went to Derbe, and then on to Lystra, where there was a disciple called Timothy, whose mother was Jewish and had become a believer; but his father was a Greek. 2 The brothers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him, 3 and Paul, who wanted to have him as a travelling companion, had him circumcised. This was on account of the Jews in the locality where everyone knew his father was a Greek. 4 As they visited one town after another, they passed on the ...


2022-05-17 22:00:09

By: Catholic Online

Reading 1, Acts 15:22-31 22 Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose delegates from among themselves to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas, known as Barsabbas, and Silas, both leading men in the brotherhood, 23 and gave them this letter to take with them: 'The apostles and elders, your brothers, send greetings to the brothers of gentile birth in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia. 24 We hear that some people coming from here, but acting without any ...


2022-05-12 00:00:00

By: Catholic Online

Do you have questions about your Catholic faith? Great! Questions are a good sign. They mean you're thinking, and that's what you're supposed to do. God gave each person the capacity of reason, so we might question all things. And what happens when we question everything? Something amazing!


2022-05-11 00:00:00

By: Courtney Mares (CNA)

Speaking during his general audience on May 11, the pope said that retirement can be a "time to leave a good legacy of wisdom, tenderness, and gifts for the family and the community."


2022-05-09 00:00:00

By: Catholic Online

St. Januarius' blood has liquified for the first time this year. Archbishop Domenico Battaglia of Naples opened the safe holding St. Januarius' blood on April 30 and found that it had liquified, according to Catholic News Agency. Traditionally, this miracle happens up to three times a year.


2022-05-08 00:00:00

By: Deacon Keith Fournier

Mother's Day is on Sunday May 8, 2022. On this day, our hearts and minds rightly turn to the woman who gave us life and showed us the beauty of steadfast love throughout our entire lives. On Tuesday, March 4, 2013, my beloved mother Ellen died in her sleep. She had struggled for months as her aging body ran out of steam and cancer and heart problems drained the life from her. She never fully recovered from the loss of the love of her life, her husband and my father, Duval who died in 2001. She ...


2022-05-16 22:00:09

By: Catholic Online

Reading 1, Acts 15:7-21 7 and after a long discussion, Peter stood up and addressed them. 'My brothers,' he said, 'you know perfectly well that in the early days God made his choice among you: the gentiles were to learn the good news from me and so become believers. 8 And God, who can read everyone's heart, showed his approval of them by giving the Holy Spirit to them just as he had to us. 9 God made no distinction between them and us, since he purified their hearts by faith. 10 Why do you ...


2022-05-15 22:00:24

By: Catholic Online

Reading 1, Acts 15:1-6 1 Then some men came down from Judaea and taught the brothers, 'Unless you have yourselves circumcised in the tradition of Moses you cannot be saved.' 2 This led to disagreement, and after Paul and Barnabas had had a long argument with these men it was decided that Paul and Barnabas and others of the church should go up to Jerusalem and discuss the question with the apostles and elders. 3 The members of the church saw them off, and as they passed through Phoenicia and ...


2022-05-21 00:00:00

By: New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 16:1-10, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 100:1-3, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 100:5, Gospel: John 15:18-21


2022-05-21 00:00:00

By: Catholic Online

Eugene de Mazenod was born on August 1, 1782, at Aix-en-Provence in France. Early in life he experienced the upheaval of the French Revolution. None the less, he entered the seminary, and following ordination he returned to labor in Aix-en-Provence. That area had suffered greatly during the Revolution and was not really a safe place for a priest. Eugene directed his ministry toward the poorest of the poor. Others joined his labors, and became the nucleus of a religious community, the ...


2022-05-21 00:00:00

By: Catholic Online

O Jesus, through the immaculate heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day in union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of your sacred heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all the apostles of prayer, and in particular for those recom- mended by our Holy Father this month.


2022-05-14 22:00:13

By: Catholic Online

Reading 1, Acts 14:19-28 19 Then some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and turned the people against them. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the town, thinking he was dead. 20 The disciples came crowding round him but, as they did so, he stood up and went back to the town. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe. 21 Having preached the good news in that town and made a considerable number of disciples, they went back through Lystra, Iconium and Antioch. 22 They put fresh ...


2022-05-13 22:00:00

By: Catholic Online

Reading 1, Acts 14:5-18 5 but eventually with the connivance of the authorities a move was made by gentiles as well as Jews to make attacks on them and to stone them. 6 When they came to hear of this, they went off for safety to Lycaonia where, in the towns of Lystra and Derbe and in the surrounding country, 7 they preached the good news. 8 There was a man sitting there who had never walked in his life, because his feet were crippled from birth; 9 he was listening to Paul preaching, and ...


2022-05-06 00:00:00

By: Catholic Online

Motherhood is one of the greatest gifts from the Lord, but it is also one that requires patience and strength. Parenting comes with many struggles and hurdles, even when you have a loving husband to share the responsibility. But for those moms who do it all on their own - the work becomes greater.


2022-05-05 00:00:00

By: Catholic Online

Catholic Online School has a great course on the Knights Templar, which you can take here. However, several students have asked about another great order of Catholic knights, the Knights Hospitaller. What happened to these noble soldiers?


2022-05-05 00:00:00

By: Catholic Online

A leaked document reveals the Supreme Court will finally strike down the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States in 1973. The decision will leave the question of abortion up to the states. It is unknown who leaked the decision.


2022-05-04 00:00:00

By: Tony Magliano

"Please, please, let us not get used to war! Let us all commit ourselves to imploring peace, from our balconies and in our streets! Peace!" Thus proclaimed Pope Francis in his Easter message"Urbi et Orbi" ("To the City and the World").


2022-05-12 22:00:06

By: Catholic Online

Reading 1, Acts 14:21-27 21 Having preached the good news in that town and made a considerable number of disciples, they went back through Lystra, Iconium and Antioch. 22 They put fresh heart into the disciples, encouraging them to persevere in the faith, saying, 'We must all experience many hardships before we enter the kingdom of God.' 23 In each of these churches they appointed elders, and with prayer and fasting they commended them to the Lord in whom they had come to believe. 24 They ...


2022-05-11 22:00:01

By: Catholic Online

Reading 1, Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 15 One day Peter stood up to speak to the brothers -- there were about a hundred and twenty people in the congregation, 16 'Brothers,' he said, 'the passage of scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit, speaking through David, foretells the fate of Judas, who acted as guide to the men who arrested Jesus- 17 after being one of our number and sharing our ministry. 20 Now in the Book of Psalms it says: Reduce his encampment to ruin and leave his tent ...

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