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Daily Readings for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Joel 2:12-18, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 51:12-17, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 51:3-6, Gospel: Matthew 6:16-18, Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6, ...

St. Scholastica: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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Saints

St. Scholastica, sister of St. Benedict, consecrated her life to God from her earliest youth. After her brother went to Monte Cassino, where he ...

Stations of the Cross - Fourth Station: Jesus meets his mother HD

Stations of the Cross - Fourth Station: Jesus meets his mother HD Watch

Video

Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you. All: Because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world. Jesus, you feel so alone with all ...

Palm Sunday HD

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Holy Day of Obligation Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent, the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in ...

Can you answer these four challenging questions about Lent?

Can you answer these four challenging questions about Lent?

Lent / Easter

Take our Lent quiz! See how much you know about the tradition of Lent!

Take this thought provoking Stations of the Cross survey

Take this thought provoking Stations of the Cross survey

Lent / Easter

How familiar are you with the Stations of the Cross? Take the Catholic Online survey now to share your answers to our questions. Your responses will ...

10 important things to consider during Lent

10 important things to consider during Lent Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Every year we give something up for Lent. Sometimes picking what to give up is hard and other times we consider doing something extra to really ...

Ash Wednesday and Lent. It Works if you Work It

Ash Wednesday and Lent. It Works if you Work It Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

If we enter into the observance of Lent with our entire person, it can draw us, at its' closure, into a deeper embrace and experience of the power ...

Prayer of the Church Concerning St. Gabriel: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Prayers

May the offering of our service and the prayer of the blessed Archangel Gabriel be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord; that he whom we venerate on ...

Superheroes are real! Sometimes they wear habits! Nun saves man from falling tree.

Superheroes are real! Sometimes they wear habits! Nun saves man from falling tree. Watch

Vocations

Superheroes are real, and sometimes they wear habits! According to police, a 74-year old man was saved from a falling tree by a mysterious nun.

Pope Francis' message for Lent (FULL TEXT: ENGLISH)

Pope Francis' message for Lent (FULL TEXT: ENGLISH) Watch

Living Faith

By Pope Franics, Vatican Radio

"I desire mercy, and not sacrifice" (Mt 9:13).The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee

MAKE YOURSELF COUNT! Complete this quick Ash Wednesday survey

MAKE YOURSELF COUNT! Complete this quick Ash Wednesday survey

Living Faith

Catholic Online is conducting a global survey on Ash Wednesday practices. Each reader is asked to participate once. The survey will take less than a ...

Ash Wednesday: 'Seek To Experience God's Presence Within'

Ash Wednesday: 'Seek To Experience God's Presence Within' Watch

Lent / Easter

By F. K. Bartels

"You may ask me: 'But, does God exist? And if he exists does he really concern himself with us? Can we reach him?' It is, indeed, true that we cannot ...

Daily Reading for Thursday, February 11th, 2016 HD

Daily Reading for Thursday, February 11th, 2016 HD Watch

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Reading 1, Deuteronomy 30:15-20 15 'Look, today I am offering you life and prosperity, death and disaster. 16 If you obey the commandments of Yahweh ...

Daily Reading for Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 HD

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Reading 1, Joel 2:12-18 12 'But now -- declares Yahweh- come back to me with all your heart, fasting, weeping, mourning.' 13 Tear your hearts and ...

'There is nowhere else for us to go': Nuns who feed homeless face eviction after rent nearly doubles

'There is nowhere else for us to go': Nuns who feed homeless face eviction after rent nearly doubles Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The cost of living in San Francisco has skyrocketed to the point that and new reports indicate Bay Area housing has reached such heights that the ...

Justice for Kayla Mueller?: Umm Sayyaf tried in U.S.

Justice for Kayla Mueller?: Umm Sayyaf tried in U.S. Watch

Middle East

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, also known as Umm Sayyaf, teamed up with her husband, Abu Sayyaf, to hold several women captive for Abu Bakr ...

The fight for religious liberty: How one Catholic college deals with threats

The fight for religious liberty: How one Catholic college deals with threats Watch

College & University

By Matt Hadro (CNA/EWTN News)

The future of religious freedom in the United States will one day be in the care of today's college students, so one Catholic college is working to ...

'Part plane, part helicopter' world's largest aircraft, Airlander 10 begins ready for first flight

'Part plane, part helicopter' world's largest aircraft, Airlander 10 begins ready for first flight Watch

Technology

Described as "part plane and part helicopter," the 300-foot long Airlander 10 is readying for its inaugural flight. Originally developed for ...

Stations of the Cross - Series HD

Stations of the Cross - Series HD Watch

Video

The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, ...

Daily Reading for Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 HD

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Reading 1, First Kings 8:22-23, 27-30 22 Then, in the presence of the whole assembly of Israel, Solomon stood facing the altar of Yahweh ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 1 Kings 8:27-30, Reading 1: 1 Kings 8:22-23, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 84:10-11, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 84:3-5, Gospel: Mark 7:1-13

St. Apollonia: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, February 09, 2016

St. Apollonia: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Watch

Saints

St. Apollonia, who died in the year 249, was martyred for not renouncing her faith during the reign of Emperor Philip. The account of the life of St. ...

Act of Hope: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Prayers

O my God, relying on your infinite goodness and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of your grace, and life everlasting, through ...

Daily Reading for Monday, February 8th, 2016 HD

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Video

Reading 1, First Kings 8:1-7, 9-13 1 Solomon then summoned the elders of Israel to Jerusalem to bring the ark of the covenant of Yahwehup from the ...

Daily Reading for Sunday, February 7th, 2016 HD

Daily Reading for Sunday, February 7th, 2016 HD Watch

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Reading 1, Isaiah 6:1-2, 3-8 1 In the year of King Uzziah's death I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne; his train filled the ...

Mardi Gras' several names and traditions: How is it celebrated around the world?

Mardi Gras' several names and traditions: How is it celebrated around the world? Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

People around the world celebrate Fat Tuesday each year with regional traditions - but did you know it is a celebration with roots in Christianity? 

Bernie Sanders surprises many with sudden surge in New Hampshire

Bernie Sanders surprises many with sudden surge in New Hampshire Watch

Politics & Policy

Seen by many as a humble Senator with big ideas, the relatively unknown, until recently, Bernie Sanders seemed at first to pose no threat to ...

Pope Francis in hot water? Pontiff receives angry call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Pope Francis in hot water? Pontiff receives angry call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel Watch

Europe

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

In 2014, Pope Francis delivered an address to European Parliament, in which he spoke of Europe's lack of connection among its people. He claimed the ...

Stations of the Cross - Third Station: Jesus falls the first time HD

Stations of the Cross - Third Station: Jesus falls the first time HD Watch

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Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you. All: Because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world. Jesus, the cross you have been ...

Stations of the Cross - Second Station: Jesus carries His cross HD

Stations of the Cross - Second Station: Jesus carries His cross HD Watch

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Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you. All: Because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world. Jesus, as you accepted your cross, ...