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Priests must anoint others with oil of gladness, Pope reflects

Apr 17, 2014 - 04:54 am .- In his homily given during the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, Pope Francis spoke on the joy of the priestly vocation, saying a cleric “is useless” unless his happiness is found in the grace of God.

John XXIII, John Paul II linked by love of dialogue with world

Apr 17, 2014 - 12:02 am .- John XXIII and John Paul II, who will be canonized April 27, are “bound together” by their love for addressing the world in conversation, a cardinal who worked with them both has said.

Radical abortion bill dies in Colo. Senate after call to prayer, action

Apr 16, 2014 - 09:42 pm .- Amid growing protests led in large part by the Catholic Church, the Colorado Senate on April 16 killed a controversial bill that could have banned all pro-life laws in the state.

Colo. parish looks to John Paul II in family-focused initiative

Apr 16, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- Blessed John Paul II’s life and teachings on family and marriage are still bearing fruit, say members of one Colorado parish that has launched a family-friendly initiative inspired by the late Pope's example.

New English discernment house hopes to help vocations flourish

Apr 16, 2014 - 04:07 pm .- Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, has announced plans for a house of discernment for potential priests, emphasizing the need for “a renewed love for the priesthood.”

Pope is bringing human trafficking into public eye, ambassador says

Apr 16, 2014 - 12:35 pm .- Pope Francis is contributing to the fight against human trafficking by making the matter a frequent point of public discourse, says a U.S. ambassador who specializes in the subject.  

Denver archbishop rallies Coloradans against 'extreme' abortion bill

Apr 16, 2014 - 12:32 pm .- The Archbishop of Denver on April 15 rallied opposition to a Colorado bill he says is “both extreme and dangerously ambiguous” in its ban on all abortion regulations and other pro-life laws.

Vatican to launch webpage detailing work of Popes on women

Apr 16, 2014 - 10:25 am .- Leading up to the canonizations of Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII, the Pontifical Council for the Laity will publish a new webpage highlighting the emphasis both pontiffs placed on the role of women.

Pope Francis: kiss the crucifix, kiss the wounds of Jesus

Apr 16, 2014 - 05:00 am .- In his general audience address Pope Francis spoke on the meaning of suffering and evil, explaining that it is a mystery which finds its answer in the passion and death of Jesus, who endured it for each of us.

John Paul II: a man indispensable to the fall of the Soviet Union

Apr 16, 2014 - 04:03 am .- Bl. John Paul II’s key role in the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact can be attributed to his vision of the human being, informed by personalism and the Catholic faith.

Holy See testimony on torture a UN treaty obligation, spokesman notes

Apr 16, 2014 - 12:01 am .- The Holy See's press officer said Tuesday that its report on an anti-torture agreement which will be made to the U.N. next month is routine, and a part of its obligations as a signatory to the treaty.

Expert says social media changes are evangelization opportunity

Apr 15, 2014 - 04:38 pm .- The internet and social media have caused major changes in human communication, but also create a “tremendous opportunity” for evangelization, a communications expert with the U.S. bishops has said.

Obama says Pope Francis is a reminder of human dignity

Apr 15, 2014 - 12:20 pm .- Speaking at the 2014 Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama reflected on his recent meeting with Pope Francis, whom he described as an inspiration.

Pope Francis will give Gospels to the imprisoned for Holy Week

Apr 15, 2014 - 10:39 am .- The Holy See announced earlier today that those incarcerated at the Roman prison “Regina Coeli” will receive a pocket-sized copy of the Gospels as a gift from Pope Francis for Easter.

'I can't leave my people': Priest killed in Syria hailed as martyr

Apr 15, 2014 - 07:21 am .- Days after Dutch priest Fr. Frans van der Lugt was murdered in Syria, a close young friend recalled his saintly life, noting both his personal holiness and extraordinary advances in Christian-Muslim relations.

John XXIII and the beginning of the fall of the Iron Curtain

Apr 15, 2014 - 04:03 am .- While Pope, Bl. John XXIII began a dialogue with the Soviet Union that led to the eventual fall of the Iron Curtain during the pontificate of his successor John Paul II, both of whom will be canonized April 27.

Pauline monk appointed bishop of rural Australian diocese

Apr 15, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Pope Francis appointed Saturday Fr. Columba Macbeth-Green, a Pauline Father, as Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes, a rural diocese in the Australian state of New South Wales.

Amid backlash after resignation, Mozilla says it respects diverse views

Apr 15, 2014 - 12:57 am .- The controversial resignation of Mozilla Corporation CEO Brendan Eich prompted thousands of negative comments at the Web browser company’s website, though the company now says it accepts those who do not support a redefinition of marriage.

Colo. Senate considers 'extraordinarily broad' abortion bill

Apr 14, 2014 - 09:13 pm .- A Colorado Senate committee has advanced legislation that could bar any new pro-life laws in the state, prompting criticism that the bill is extreme and would prevent reasonable health and safety-based regulations. 

Pope expresses solidarity, comfort for fire victims in Chile

Apr 14, 2014 - 07:45 pm .- Pope Francis voiced his spiritual closeness to all those affected by the fire in Valparaíso, Chile, that so far has left 12 dead and has destroyed some 2,000 homes.

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April 17, 2014

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Gospel of the Day

Jn 13:1-15

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First Reading:: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14
Second Reading:: 1 Cor 11:23-26
Gospel:: Jn 13:1-15

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Jn 13:1-15

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