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Daily Readings for Saturday, February 13, 2016

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Isaiah 58:9-14, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 86:1-6, Gospel: Luke 5:27-32

St. Catherine de Ricci: Saint of the Day for Saturday, February 13, 2016

St. Catherine de Ricci: Saint of the Day for Saturday, February 13, 2016 Watch

Saints

St. Catherine was born in Florence in 1522. Her baptismal name was Alexandrina, but she took the name of Catherine upon entering religion. From her ...

Stations of the Cross - Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross HD

Stations of the Cross - Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry 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, the soldiers are becoming ...

Prayer in Time of Anger HD

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Lord Jesus, there is anger in my heart and I cannot root it out. I know that I should calm down and offer the hurt and disappointment to You but my ...

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!

5 of the best non-traditional ways to celebrate Valentine's Day

5 of the best non-traditional ways to celebrate Valentine's Day Watch

Marriage & Family

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Are you tired of buying roses and chocolate every year? Are images of Cupid and his heart-shaped arrow starting to feel a little cheesy? Try these ...

Saint Valentine and why we offer roses

Saint Valentine and why we offer roses Watch

Marriage & Family

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Roses are red, violets are blue, I have no idea why we give roses on Valentine's Day - how about you? 

Is Valentine's Day...? (Take the quick survey!)

Is Valentine's Day...? (Take the quick survey!)

Marriage & Family

How do you celebrate Valentine's Day? Catholic Online would like to invite you to take our short Valentine's survey. Sharing your opinion will help ...

Prayer against Depression - by Saint Ignatius of Loyola: Prayer of the Day for Saturday, February 13, 2016

Prayers

O Christ Jesus, when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, give us the sense of Your presence, Your love, and Your ...

Pray for Pope Francis' safety: Mexican gangs target priests

Pray for Pope Francis' safety: Mexican gangs target priests Watch

Americas

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Please pray for the safety of not only Pope Francis, but also for the priests and nuns targeted in Mexico.

Pope Francis' greeting to journalists during flight from Rome to Cuba (FULL TEXT: English)

Pope Francis' greeting to journalists during flight from Rome to Cuba (FULL TEXT: English) Watch

Americas

By Libreria Editrice Vaticana

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS IN MEXICO WITH PARK IN LA HABANA TO MATCH WITH SS KIRILL, PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA (12-18 ...

Can we set aside our differences?: Catholics and Russian Orthodox Patriarch unite for the first time in 1,000 years

Can we set aside our differences?: Catholics and Russian Orthodox Patriarch unite for the first time in 1,000 years Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The Vatican recently announced the historic meeting between Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill.

Are YOU safe?: Zika spreads across the U.S.

Are YOU safe?: Zika spreads across the U.S. Watch

Health

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The first confirmed case of the Zika virus has been discovered in Alabama, making it the 20th U.S. state to be affected by the dangerous disease.

Prayer for Overcoming Life's Hardships HD

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O Lord, we call upon You in our time of sorrow, That You give us the strength and will to bear our heavy burdens, until we can again feel the warmth ...

Daily Reading for Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 HD

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Reading 1, Isaiah 55:10-11 10 For, as the rain and the snow come down from the sky and do not return before having watered the earth, fertilising it ...

The Way of the Cross continues on

The Way of the Cross continues on Watch

Lent / Easter

By Tony Magliano

In his strong identification with the poor and vulnerable, Jesus makes it perfectly clear that when we meet the needs of these least brothers and ...

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 ...

How to Prevail Against All Odds

How to Prevail Against All Odds Watch

Blog

By Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CC

All too often, we as humans feel like we need to be right all the time, dominate, and have the last word during times of confrontation. Yet, the ...

Daily Reading for Monday, February 15th, 2016 HD

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Reading 1, Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18 1 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said: 2 'Speak to the whole community of Israelites and say: "Be holy, for I, Yahweh ...

Daily Reading for Sunday, February 14th, 2016 HD

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Reading 1, Deuteronomy 26:4-10 4 'The priest will then take the basket from your hand and lay it before the altar of Yahweh your God. 5 In the ...

Daily Readings for Friday, February 12, 2016

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Isaiah 58:1-9, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 51:18-19, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 51:3-6, Gospel: Matthew 9:14-15

St. Buonfiglio Monaldo: Saint of the Day for Friday, February 12, 2016

St. Buonfiglio Monaldo: Saint of the Day for Friday, February 12, 2016

Saints

He was one of seven Florentines who had joined the Confraternity of the Blessed Virgin (the Laudesi) in a particularly lax period in the city's ...

A Prayer for America: Prayer of the Day for Friday, February 12, 2016

Prayers

Father, we beg Your blessing for the Right to Life, the Unborn, the weak, the sick and the old; all who are finding themselves being targets of the ...

Daily Reading for Saturday, February 13th, 2016 HD

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Reading 1, Isaiah 58:9-14 9 Then you will cry for help and Yahweh will answer; you will call and he will say, 'I am here.' If you do away with the ...

Daily Reading for Friday, February 12th, 2016 HD

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Reading 1, Isaiah 58:1-9 1 Shout for all you are worth, do not hold back, raise your voice like a trumpet. To my people proclaim their rebellious ...

FULL SCHEDULE: Pope Francis' itinerary to Mexico

FULL SCHEDULE: Pope Francis' itinerary to Mexico Watch

Americas

The full itinerary for Pope Francis' visit to Mexico in February of next year has been announced. The trip by the pontiff will address ...

'Did you know how much we love you?': Mother reads heartbreaking letter for 4-year-old daughter who died of cancer

'Did you know how much we love you?': Mother reads heartbreaking letter for 4-year-old daughter who died of cancer Watch

Marriage & Family

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Lindsay Rhoades hoped to raise awareness of pediatric cancer by releasing a video in which she reads a letter to her little girl, who succumbed to ...

Oldest copy of Old Testament recognized as world treasure

Oldest copy of Old Testament recognized as world treasure Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The oldest surviving copy of the Old Testament was officially recognized as a world treasure by the United Nations Educations, Scientific and ...

'God hasn't forsaken me': Church of England to release short films addressing serious topics for Lent and Easter

'God hasn't forsaken me': Church of England to release short films addressing serious topics for Lent and Easter Watch

Lent / Easter

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The Church of England is set to launch its latest campaign called the "Psalm 22 project," which will feature stories of former homeless and ex drug ...

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

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