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  • Men and the Abortion Aftermath
    Catholic Online
    Interview With Kevin Burke of Rachel’s Vineyard KING of PRUSSIA, Pennsylvania, AUG. 30, 2007 (Zenit) - One man's sharing gives other men permission to examine their own ...
  • Novenas and Devotions During Mass
    Catholic Online
    ROME, AUG. 30, 2007 (Zenit) - Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I have seen novenas ...
  • Aiding Sierra Leone's Rebirth
    Catholic Online
    Interview With Chief Electoral Commissioner FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, AUG. 30, 2007 (Zenit) - Sierra Leone's Aug. 11 elections were the first held there since U.N. ...
  • Aiding a Defensive Sudan
    Catholic Online
    Interview With Missionary Katie Gesto WASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 30, 2007 (Zenit) - Three foreigners have been given orders to leave Sudan in less than a week, and according ...
  • Lighting a candle in New Orleans
    Dennis Heaney 
    But for many people in and around New Orleans, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is the nightmare that won’t go away. They live with it every day. The tourism on which ...
  • After earthquake, Catholic relief agencies commit to rebuilding Peru
     
    A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck at 6:40 p.m. about 100 miles south of the capital city of Lima. Homes, churches and buildings, many made from adobe, crumbled under the ...
  • Holy conversation
     
    Divisions among laity, and between laity and clergy, have seemingly become indelible characteristics of the post-Vatican II era. Perhaps this is understandable as people ...
  • Catholic response to stem cells
    Paul Nagourney
    By Paul Nagourney Catholic Online “It is better for one man to die for the people than for the whole nation to be destroyed ?” these words of Caiphas, aimed at ...
  • Secular Media Spreading the Gospel?
    Catholic Online
    Interview With Communications Director From Denver DENVER, Colorado, AUG. 27, 2007 (Zenit) - The Church must avail of the secular media and thus reach a broader audience ...
  • Law From a Catholic Lens
    Catholic Online
    Kevin Lee on the Church and Legal Culture Buies Creek, North Carolina, Aug. 27, 2007 (Zenit) - Much ink has been spilled over the supposed implications of having five ...
  • Father Cantalamessa on the Narrow Gate
    Catholic Online
    Pontifical Household Preacher Comments on Sunday's Readings ROME, AUG. 27, 2007 (Zenit) - Here is a translation of a commentary by the Pontifical Household preacher, ...
  • Intolerable Secularists
    Catholic Online
    Interview With Author of "The New Fundamentalists" ROME, AUG. 27, 2007 (Zenit) - Aggressive relativism is the newest form of fundamentalism, according to author Deacon ...
  • The Vatican: A Japanese Perspective
    Catholic Online
    Interview With Ambassador Kagefumi Ueno VATICAN CITY, AUG. 27, 2007 (Zenit) - Japan and the Vatican have a lot of reasons to intensify relations in the coming years, ...
  • Papal Q-and-A Session With Priests, Part 3
    Catholic Online
    On Sports, Priorities and Vatican II VATICAN CITY, AUG. 23, 2007 (Zenit) - Here is the final part of a Vatican translation of Benedict XVI's July 24 question-and-answer ...
  • The effects of greed
     
    Although the recent long run up of real estate prices was well chronicled, as was the advent of riskier mortgages lent to more and more people, nearly every expert has ...
  • Suffering with God
     
    The problem of suffering is much easier to intellectualize than to live through. But when natural disasters strike, it is helpful to review the basic answers Christian ...
  • Authorized by baptism
    Sister Rita Larivee 
    Lately, we’ve been speaking with many of our readers about their concerns for the church. Pat Marrin, a National Catholic Reporter editor, said it best: “These are ...
  • Never again, yet again
    Kevin Clarke 
    Calls for action – most recently from President Bush as he applied renewed pressure on Khartoum – have been regular media events since the Darfur crisis began. Pressure ...
  • Father Cantalamessa on Division
    Catholic Online
    Pontifical Household Preacher Comments on Sunday's August 19th Readings ROME, AUG. 22, 2007 (Zenit) - Here is a translation of a commentary by the Pontifical Household ...
  • Papal Q-and-A Session With Priests, Part 2
    Catholic Online
    On Divorce, Youth, Missions and Beauty VATICAN CITY, AUG. 22, 2007 (Zenit) - Here is the second part of a Vatican translation of Benedict XVI's July 24 ...
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Reading 1, First Samuel 1:24-28
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Psalm, First Samuel 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8
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Gospel, Luke 1:46-56
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St. Chaeromon
December 22: Bishop of Nilopolis, in Egypt. When the persecution was ... Read More