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Daily Readings for Monday, February 08, 2016

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 1 Kings 8:1-7, Reading 1: 1 Kings 8:9-13, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 132:6-10, Gospel: Mark 6:53-56

St. Jerome Emiliani: Saint of the Day for Monday, February 08, 2016

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Saints

Jerome Emiliani lay chained in the dark dirty dungeon. Only a short time before he had been a military commander for Venice in charge of a fortress. ...

Daily Reading for Monday, February 8th, 2016 HD

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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

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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 ...

MAKE YOURSELF COUNT! Complete this quick Ash Wednesday survey

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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 ...

CURTAIN CALLED: GOP debate starts hilariously as candidates fail to appear on cue

CURTAIN CALLED: GOP debate starts hilariously as candidates fail to appear on cue Watch

Politics & Policy

It is a bit trivial to say about such an important event - but the GOP presidential debate in New Hampshire this weekend could have done with a ...

REVEALED: Pope Pius XII's secret efforts to overthrow Hitler

REVEALED: Pope Pius XII's secret efforts to overthrow Hitler Watch

Europe

By Kevin J. Jones, CNA/EWTN News

Pope Pius XII's secret support for the attempted overthrow of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler is the subject of a new book that draws on wartime ...

Germany cannot take in 'all the world's needy,' Catholic Church says

Germany cannot take in 'all the world's needy,' Catholic Church says Watch

Europe

Charity has limits, church officials in Germany say. Taking in the majority of the world's Syrian refugees, representatives from the Catholic ...

A Prayer For a Family: Prayer of the Day for Monday, February 08, 2016

Prayers

O dear Jesus, I humbly implore You to grant Your special graces to our family. May our home be the shrine of peace, purity, love, labor and ...

HOLY SMOKES: Smoke from massive garbage dump fire in Mumbai seen in outer space

HOLY SMOKES: Smoke from massive garbage dump fire in Mumbai seen in outer space Watch

Asia Pacific

Toxic plumes of smoke sailing high into the heavens could be seen away from outer space after a massive trash heap caught in fire in Mumbai. The ...

Lower Your Nets For a Catch!  We Are All Called to Evangelize

Lower Your Nets For a Catch! We Are All Called to Evangelize Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The New Evangelization is meant to bring about an authentic renewal of the Church so that she can then undertake a new missionary outreach to the ...

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice white dies at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice white dies at 74 Watch

Music

If you danced in the Seventies and Eighties, there was a good chance you got up to "cut the rug" to Earth, Wind & Fire. How could anyone ...

Remains of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, St. Leopold Mandic arrive in Rome for Jubilee of Mercy

Remains of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, St. Leopold Mandic arrive in Rome for Jubilee of Mercy Watch

Europe

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

The partially incorrupt body of Padre Pio has arrived to Rome for the first time ever alongside that of another friar, St. Leopold Mandic, as a ...

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

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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

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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, ...

Where are they going?: Number of ISIS fighters in Syria heavily drop

Where are they going?: Number of ISIS fighters in Syria heavily drop Watch

Africa

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The number of ISIS militants swarming Syria and Iraq is believed to have dropped from 19,000 to 25,000 fighters to 20,000 to 31,500, according to ...

'Church ladies' finally force phony priest in Los Angeles to authorities

'Church ladies' finally force phony priest in Los Angeles to authorities Watch

U.S.

By Mary Rezac, CNA/EWTN News

For months, Erwin Mena donned vestments, called himself "Padre," and convinced Southern California Catholics that he was a priest, police say.

Seeking reconciliation, Pope Francis, and Russian Orthodox leader to meet in Cuba - for first time, ever

Seeking reconciliation, Pope Francis, and Russian Orthodox leader to meet in Cuba - for first time, ever Watch

Europe

In the hopes of repairing a schism within Christianity, that dates back as far as the 11th Century, Pope Francis will meet with the leader of the ...

Daily Reading for Saturday, February 6th, 2016 HD

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Reading 1, First Kings 3:4-13 4 The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, since that was the principal high place -- Solomon presented a thousand ...

Daily Reading for Friday, February 5th, 2016 HD

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Reading 1, Sirach 47:2-11 2 As the fat is set apart from the communion sacrifice, so was David chosen out of the Israelites. 3 He played with lions ...

Daily Readings for Sunday, February 07, 2016

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Isaiah 6:1-8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 138:7-8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 138:1-5, Gospel: Luke 5:1-11, Reading 2: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

St. Moses: Saint of the Day for Sunday, February 07, 2016

St. Moses: Saint of the Day for Sunday, February 07, 2016

Saints

Arab hermit and bishop who is called “the Apostle of the Saracens.” He lived in the desert regions of Syria and Egypt, caring for the local nomadic ...

Prayer to Saint Joseph : Prayer of the Day for Sunday, February 07, 2016

Prayers

Glorious Saint Joseph, pattern of all who are devoted to toil, obtain for me the grace to toil in the spirit of penance, in order thereby to ...

Daily Reading for Thursday, February 4th, 2016  HD

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Reading 1, First Kings 2:1-4, 10-12 1 As David's life drew to its close he laid this charge on his son Solomon, 2 'I am going the way of all the ...

St. Bernadette HD

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St. Bernadette was born in Lourdes, France on January 7, 1844. Her parents were very poor and she was the first of nine children. She was baptized at ...

Horrific female genital mutilation continues to haunt over 200 million girls and women around the world

Horrific female genital mutilation continues to haunt over 200 million girls and women around the world Watch

Africa

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Despite efforts from the United Nations to completely outlaw this horrible practice, Female Genital Mutilation continues to affect girls and women ...

Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis to Meet in Cuba in Historic Move of the Holy Spirit

Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis to Meet in Cuba in Historic Move of the Holy Spirit Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

This meeting of the Primates of the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church, after a long preparation, will be the first in history and ...

Is this where the Annunciation took place? Ancient artwork sheds light an old mystery about the Virgin Mary

Is this where the Annunciation took place? Ancient artwork sheds light an old mystery about the Virgin Mary Watch

Living Faith

One of the oldest depictions of the Virgin Mary is casting new light on the Annunciation. A new look at an ancient depiction in the Yale University ...

'Dam will burst' if West does not come to aid of Syrian refugees, King of Jordan warns

'Dam will burst' if West does not come to aid of Syrian refugees, King of Jordan warns Watch

Middle East

King Abdullah of Jordan says waves of Syrian refugees into his nation have placed an overwhelming strain on his country's health care and ...

Daily Reading for Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 HD

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Reading 1, Second Samuel 24:2, 9-17 2 The king said to Joab and the senior army officers who were with him, 'Now, go through all the tribes of ...

Daily Reading for Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 HD

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Reading 1, Malachi 3:1-4 1 'Look, I shall send my messenger to clear a way before me. And suddenly the Lord whom you seek will come to his Temple; ...