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Archbishop Chaput extends Passover greeting to Jewish community

Apr 14, 2014 - 11:01 am .- Ahead of the Jewish observance of Passover, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has written to Philadelphia’s Jewish community to extend “the prayerful best wishes” of the Catholics of his archdiocese.

Blossoming religious order in France sees global impact

Apr 14, 2014 - 10:23 am .- A missionary order founded in the middle Ages in France is sending their burgeoning number of vocations from Asia and especially South Korea to evangelize countries throughout the world.

Greatest fruit of WYD has been vocations, organizer says

Apr 14, 2014 - 05:46 am .- At a recent gathering discussing preparations for World Youth Day in Krakow, a coordinator for the event emphasized that each year many youths receive the courage to answer their vocational call.

One victim of trafficking is too many, cardinal emphasizes

Apr 13, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- Following a Vatican conference on human trafficking, Cardinal Vincent Nichols lamented the millions of victims and spoke of initiatives that provide an opportunity for them to come forward.

Pontifical council considers energy’s relation to justice, peace

Apr 13, 2014 - 07:03 am .- The Vatican body concerned with justice and peace presented a book Friday which considers their connection with energy, and how energy can both threaten and serve integral human development.

Pope: Meditate on Christ's passion during Holy Week

Apr 13, 2014 - 05:41 am .- In his Palm Sunday homily, Pope Francis urged the congregation to consider how their actions and attitudes reflected the various characters in the story of Jesus’ passion and death.

British woman appointed by Pope to head Pontifical Academy

Apr 12, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- Pope Francis has appointed Lady Margaret Scotford Archer as president of a group of scholars dedicated to studying issues in the social sciences in order to offer reflection and advice to the leadership of the Church.

Bishops invited to support 2014 March for Marriage

Apr 12, 2014 - 03:45 pm .- Two U.S. bishops leading efforts to defend and promote marriage offered their support for this year’s national March for Marriage and invited their fellow bishops to do the same.

Archbishop urges prayer, action against Colo. abortion bill

Apr 12, 2014 - 01:02 pm .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila is asking the people of Colorado to spend 10 minutes in prayer and take concrete action over the weekend to support the sanctity of human life in the face of a serious legislative threat.

Medical care must consider whole person, Pope urges surgeons

Apr 12, 2014 - 09:49 am .- In his audience with surgeons who treat cancer patients, Pope Francis encouraged the physicians to view the person as an integral whole of body and soul.

Australian woman given Papal honors for social service

Apr 12, 2014 - 07:03 am .- At a Mass said last week, Bishop Peter Ingham of Wollongong bestowed Papal honors on Kathleen McCormack for her meritorious service to CatholicCare, the diocesan welfare agency.

Human life sacred and inviolable, Pope Francis affirms

Apr 12, 2014 - 12:54 am .- At a meeting Friday with Italy’s Pro-Life Movement, Pope Francis uphold them for their work to promote and defend the right to live and the dignity of all human beings, from conception to natural death.

Ambassador launches book on Padre Pio in Philippines

Apr 11, 2014 - 08:04 pm .- Fernando Sanchez Campos, Costa Rica's ambassador to the Holy See, released in Manila last month the English translation of his book on Padre Pio's intercessory role in his family's life.

HHS Secretary Sebelius, face of contraception mandate, resigns

Apr 11, 2014 - 06:20 pm .- After months of criticism over the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced her resignation.

Bishop laments lack of charity in high school controversy

Apr 11, 2014 - 02:02 pm .- Bishop Peter J. Jurgis has said he is “shocked” by reports of “a lack of charity and respect” at a North Carolina high school meeting about a religious sister whose discussion of homosexuality came under attack.

Pope apologizes for priests' sex abuse, promises strong response

Apr 11, 2014 - 10:36 am .- Pope Francis called April 11 for an “even stronger” Catholic Church response to combat sexual abuse, saying he felt compelled to “personally ask forgiveness” for priests who have sexually abused children.

The Christian life is a constant battle against evil, Pope reflects

Apr 11, 2014 - 07:36 am .- Pope Francis centered his daily homily on the topic of temptation, observing that it has a specific structure, and encouraging attendees to learn from scripture how to fight the devil.

Catholic hospitals right to reject contraceptives, doctors say

Apr 11, 2014 - 04:05 am .- Following controversy over a Catholic-affiliated medical center’s rejection of contraceptive practices in Oklahoma, physicians have said that such institutions are trying to act with integrity.

Pope responds to Venezuelan peace talks invitation

Apr 11, 2014 - 03:31 am .- Responding to an invitation from Venezuela's foreign affairs minister to participate in the country’s peace talks, Pope Francis sent a letter to all parties involved, encouraging them to foster open dialogue.

Christian unity: a goal common to John XXIII, John Paul II

Apr 11, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Both John XXIII and John Paul II, who will be canonized April 27, acted for Church unity and dedicated much of their lives and Magisterium to foster relations among Christian communities.

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April 17, 2014

Holy Thursday

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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

Homily of the Day

Jn 13:1-15

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