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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

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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. ...

Stations of the Cross - Series HD

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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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

No human rights for the unborn - UN proposes to kill babies, instead of Zika virus

No human rights for the unborn - UN proposes to kill babies, instead of Zika virus Watch

Health

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The UN is now politicizing the spread of the Zika virus to promote abortion. The virus, which is carried by mosquitoes and can also be transmitted ...

'Hijarbie' becomes internet sensation

'Hijarbie' becomes internet sensation Watch

Africa

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

One woman gained international attention after posting pictures of Barbie dressed in a hijab to her Instagram account.

Deal with the Devil or practical politics? Is there a pro-life case for Bernie Sanders?

Deal with the Devil or practical politics? Is there a pro-life case for Bernie Sanders? Watch

Politics & Policy

A lot of Catholics like Bernie Sanders. Recently, we saw an outpouring of support of the candidate in the comments under an excellent article written ...

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 ...

7 Fun facts about Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras celebrations

7 Fun facts about Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras celebrations Watch

U.S.

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday; it comes directly before Ash Wednesday. "Mardi Gras is a raucous celebratory affair that serves as a final ...

Fat Tuesday - Mardi Gras Meant to Be More than a Party

Fat Tuesday - Mardi Gras Meant to Be More than a Party Watch

Lent / Easter

By Fr. Randy Sly

One could call this celebration the last gasp of Ordinary time as the Church anticipates the penitential Season of the forty days of Lent. Rich ...

Premature baby declared dead wakes minutes before being cremated

Premature baby declared dead wakes minutes before being cremated Watch

Marriage & Family

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

An An was a premature child born in Jinhua, China on January 8. Sadly, the boy was declared dead less than one month later. He was kept in the ...

Iran raises eyebrows with mystery construction

Iran raises eyebrows with mystery construction Watch

Middle East

By Thomas Heed (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Satellite images reveal Iran's top-secret Parchin military complex has undergone quite the makeover between 2010 and 2016. The construction raises ...

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, ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Center for Medical Progress releases another Planned Parenthood video despite injunction

Center for Medical Progress releases another Planned Parenthood video despite injunction Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

After ousting illegal actions performed by Planned Parenthood clinics, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), and its founder Daniel Daleiden, have ...

SCARY POLL: One in four Germans favors shooting illegal immigrants at borders

SCARY POLL: One in four Germans favors shooting illegal immigrants at borders Watch

Europe

Growing weary of accommodating refugees from such trouble spots as Syria and Iraq, the German people have expressed a rather shocking sentiment ...

Technology helps brain damaged musician create music for the first time in 27 years

Technology helps brain damaged musician create music for the first time in 27 years Watch

Technology

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

After a car crash that left her with a serious brain injury, violinist Rosemary Johnson was unable to play her beautiful music again - until now.

Two members of Jihadi John's 'ISIS Beatles' finally identified

Two members of Jihadi John's 'ISIS Beatles' finally identified Watch

Middle East

Two members of Jihadi John's infamous "ISIS Beatles," have been identified. Alexanda Kotey and Aine Davis, both from the United Kingdom have been ...

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 ...