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Some 707 women were killed in Guatemala in 2012, a significant increase from 431 in 2011. At the time of their killing, the murders of 32 women had already been reported so far this year in just 15 days, while 216 men have been killed in the same period, the human rights group said.
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Reading 1, Judges 13:2-7, 24-25
There was a man of Zorah of the tribe of Dan, called Manoah. ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 71:3-4, 5-6, 16-17
Be a sheltering rock for me, always accessible; you have ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 1:5-25
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December 19 Saint of the Day

St. Nemesius
December 19: Martyr of Egypt. He was burned alive in Alexandria, Egypt, ... Read More