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Daily Readings for Sunday, December 04, 2016

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Isaiah 11:1-10, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 72:7-8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 72:12-13, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 72:17, Responsorial ...

St. John of Damascus: Saint of the Day for Sunday, December 04, 2016

St. John of Damascus: Saint of the Day for Sunday, December 04, 2016 Watch

Saints

Saint John Damascene has the double honor of being the last but one of the fathers of the Eastern Church, and the greatest of her poets. It is ...

St. Barbara HD

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Saint Barbara, also known as the Great Martyr Barbara and one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, was an early Christian martyr born in Heliopolis, ...

Daily Reading for Monday, December 5th, 2016 HD

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Reading 1, Isaiah 35:1-10 1 Let the desert and the dry lands be glad, let the wasteland rejoice and bloom; like the asphodel, 2 let it burst into ...

John the Baptizer and the Path to Freedom and Happiness

John the Baptizer and the Path to Freedom and Happiness Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Our image of John is often as the austere ascetic, the odd fellow who lived in the desert eating a strange diet and thundering to Israel about ...

Tutor sends 7-year-old to hospital for 'being disruptive in class'

Tutor sends 7-year-old to hospital for 'being disruptive in class' Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Timothy Randall Korr is a 25-year-old tutor at City Springs Elementary School who has been charged with assaulting 7-year-old Trayvon Grayson in the ...

'The priests and nuns will speak out' - Philippine president threatens humanitarian groups with death

'The priests and nuns will speak out' - Philippine president threatens humanitarian groups with death Watch

Asia Pacific

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to kill human rights activists for interfering with the bloody war on drugs.

Fr. Stanley Rother becomes first American-born martyr

Fr. Stanley Rother becomes first American-born martyr Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Pope Francis has recognized Father Stanley Rother as a martyr.

Prayer of Praise and Thanks: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, December 04, 2016

Prayers

Blessed are you, Lord God: Blessed are you for ever. Holy is your name: Blessed are you for ever. Great is your mercy for your people: Blessed ...

Pope Francis announces the December prayer intention

Pope Francis announces the December prayer intention Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Pope Francis revealed his December prayer intention on Thursday, prompting millions to unite in prayer.

ABOUT TIME - Texas now requires aborted children to be given a funeral

ABOUT TIME - Texas now requires aborted children to be given a funeral Watch

U.S.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A new law in Texas should help reinforce respect for the sanctity of life. The law now ensures that children killed in abortion mills at least get a ...

Philippine capital may suspend Mass for fear of terror attacks

Philippine capital may suspend Mass for fear of terror attacks Watch

Asia Pacific

By (CNA/EWTN News)

An uptick in terrorist activity may cause Masses and other liturgical celebrations to be suspended in the capital city of Manila, Philippines, the ...

Nuns no longer safe? Robbery turned homicide in Democratic Republic of Congo

Nuns no longer safe? Robbery turned homicide in Democratic Republic of Congo Watch

Africa

By (CNA/EWTN News)

A nun in the Democratic Republic of Congo was murdered earlier this week by unknown suspects in an apparent robbery, the Pontifical Institute for ...

Daily Reading for Sunday, December 4th, 2016 HD

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Reading 1, Isaiah 11:1-10 1 A shoot will spring from the stock of Jesse, a new shoot will grow from his roots. 2 On him will rest the spirit of ...

Daily Reading for Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 HD

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Reading 1, Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26 19 Yes, people of Zion living in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. He will be gracious to you when your cry for ...

A miracle of Christ? Wildfire kills 11 but spares Jesus statue in Tennessee

A miracle of Christ? Wildfire kills 11 but spares Jesus statue in Tennessee Watch

U.S.

By (CNA)

As devastating wildfires continue to burn in East Tennessee, a startling discovery was made.

'I will kill you all' -- Trump chooses Mad Dog Mattis as Sec. of Defense

'I will kill you all' -- Trump chooses Mad Dog Mattis as Sec. of Defense Watch

Politics & Policy

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

President-elect Donald Trump has selected General James "Mad Dog" Mattis as the next Secretary of Defense. The Marine Corps general will be formerly ...

Shocking surprise for Russian bomb squad - Suspicious boxes reported at bus stop

Shocking surprise for Russian bomb squad - Suspicious boxes reported at bus stop Watch

Europe

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Russia's bomb squad responded to calls of two suspicious cardboard boxes left on a bus stop bench in Ulan-Ude.

Trump chooses Mad Dog Mattis as Sec. of Defense HD

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Trump chooses Mad Dog Mattis as Sec. of Defense http://bit.ly/2ghpIgk By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK) 12/02/2016 CALIFORNIA NETWORK ...

St. Francis Xavier HD

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St. Francis Xavier was born in the Kingdom of Navarre on April 7, 1506.   He studied at the University of Paris, where he met Peter Favre and ...

Daily Readings for Saturday, December 03, 2016

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Isaiah 30:23-26, Reading 1: Isaiah 30:19-21, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 147:1-6, Gospel: Matthew 9:35-37, Gospel: Matthew 10:1, Gospel: ...

St. Francis Xavier: Saint of the Day for Saturday, December 03, 2016

St. Francis Xavier: Saint of the Day for Saturday, December 03, 2016 Watch

Saints

St. Francis Xavier was a Navarrese-Basque Roman Catholic missionary born in the Kingdom of Navarre on April 7, 1506. His father was a privy counselor ...

Prayer to Saint Therese De Lisieux for Guidance: Prayer of the Day for Saturday, December 03, 2016

Prayers

Govern by all Thy Wisdom, O Lord, so that my soul may always be serving Thee as Thou dost Will, and not as I may choose. Do not punish me, I ...

Record-shattering cold to freeze most of U.S., severe storms probable HD

Record-shattering cold to freeze most of U.S., severe storms probable HD Watch

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Record-shattering cold to freeze most of U.S., severe storms probable http://bit.ly/2gZsUS3 By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA ...

Homeless man honored by hundreds of mourners at funeral HD

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Homeless man honored by hundreds of mourners at funeral http://bit.ly/2fPQV90 By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK) 12/01/2016 CALIFORNIA NETWORK ...

Seven bishops, one abbot, and a psychiatrist dialogue with peace activists

Seven bishops, one abbot, and a psychiatrist dialogue with peace activists Watch

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

During the recent U.S. Catholic bishops' fall assembly in Baltimore, several bishops and one abbot, gathered with about 25 peace activists - myself ...

'I was accused of giving my opinion' - Christian teaching assistant shares views of Bible and is met with disciplinary action

'I was accused of giving my opinion' - Christian teaching assistant shares views of Bible and is met with disciplinary action Watch

Europe

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Christian teaching assistant, Victoria Allen was asked about same-sex marriage by a student. When she gave her opinion, the school took immediate ...

What is the Catholic Church doing in Australia?

What is the Catholic Church doing in Australia? Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The Catholic Church in Australia has been hard at work to establish a permanent form of change in the community and, if successful, possibly the world.

Good riddance Obamacare! Coercive, expensive law is about to die

Good riddance Obamacare! Coercive, expensive law is about to die Watch

Health

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Obamacare isn't going to survive the Obama administration, but what will replace it? As speculation grows, Americans are becoming nervous of how they ...

The Season of Advent HD

The Season of Advent HD Watch

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Advent gives us a vision of our lives as Christians and shows us the possibilities of life. The vision of life that Advent gives us is twofold; it ...

The Vatican's Christmas plans HD

The Vatican's Christmas plans HD Watch

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The Vatican's Christmas plans http://bit.ly/2gKUm1x By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK) 11/30/2016 CALIFORNIA NETWORK ...