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New South Wales Catholic magazine wins religious press award

Sep 15, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, in Australia's state of New South Wales, is rejoicing over having won multiple media honors from the country's Catholic and religious journalism associations.

Petition against OKC black mass draws support of 85,000

Sep 14, 2014 - 04:54 pm .- More than 85,000 people have signed a petition asking the city-run Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall to cancel a scheduled black mass, saying that is a blatant attack on the Catholic Church.  

'Why the Cross?' Pope asks during Sunday Angelus

Sep 14, 2014 - 09:33 am .- On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, Pope Francis used basic questions about the necessity of salvation to draw listeners deeper into Christ’s saving mystery.

Pope Francis to couples: Cross illuminates purpose of marriage

Sep 14, 2014 - 07:59 am .- “Marriage is a symbol of life... the Sacrament of love of Christ and the Church, a love which finds its proof and guarantee in the Cross.”

Francis to Congolese bishops: Contribute, but don't replace politicians

Sep 14, 2014 - 06:41 am .- In his ad limina address to the bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pope Francis assured them of the necessity of contributing to political life, without replacing political institutions.  

Christian leaders prayerfully remember 9/11 at historic summit

Sep 13, 2014 - 05:10 pm .- On the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Christian patriarchs denounced terrorism and emphasized the need for peaceful unity between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East.  

American Catholic deacon and doctor assisting in Liberia Ebola outbreak

Sep 13, 2014 - 12:36 pm .- According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected at least 4,269 people, and claimed the lives of 2,288 as of Tuesday. It is the worst Ebola epidemic in history.

War ruins God's creative work, Pope says

Sep 13, 2014 - 08:26 am .- Pope Francis warned against the destructive indifference towards our brothers and sisters that arises from ideologies of war during a Mass celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 13 for the victims of all wars.

Report: Boko Haram threatens regional capital in Nigeria

Sep 13, 2014 - 06:22 am .- The militant Islamic group Boko Haram has surrounded Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, according to local leaders who charge that the national government is not doing enough to combat the group.  

Being married by Pope Francis is a dream come true, couple says

Sep 12, 2014 - 04:46 pm .- An Italian couple to be married over the weekend by Pope Francis say they could not wish for anything more than to receive the Sacrament of Matrimony from the pontiff who has influenced their lives so greatly.  

Sts John XXIII, John Paul II added to General Roman Calendar

Sep 12, 2014 - 04:34 pm .- The Congregation for Divine Worship on Thursday added Saints John XXIII and John Paul II to the universal calendar of the modern Roman rite, with both their feasts observed during October.

Mo. lawmakers override governor's veto to pass pro-life measures

Sep 12, 2014 - 03:49 pm .- The Missouri legislature has overridden two vetoes from Gov. Jay Nixon in order to implement a three-day waiting period before an abortion and a tax credit for pregnancy centers and maternity homes.  

Catholics in America will - and do - suffer for 'swimming against the tide'

Sep 12, 2014 - 12:01 pm .- Faithful Catholics will face increasing difficulties in American society as public life becomes more dominated by another “religion” that marginalizes the Church and imposes its own morality, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has written.

Benedict XVI poses for first selfies

Sep 12, 2014 - 10:45 am .- The first “selfie” of retired pontiff Benedict XVI is making the rounds on social networks.

Vatican confirms papal trip to Turkey in November

Sep 12, 2014 - 09:30 am .- A statement released by the Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Turkey in November, where he is expected to participate in celebrations surrounding the orthodox feast of St. Andrew.

Pope Francis: correction without charity is 'a slap in the face'

Sep 12, 2014 - 06:35 am .- In his daily Mass on Friday Pope Francis spoke about fraternal correction, explaining that it heals and builds up the body of Christ, but only when done out of love.

Iraqis will be seen like early Christian martyrs, priest predicts

Sep 12, 2014 - 04:01 am .- An Argentinian priest caring for the Catholic community in Baghdad says the faith of persecuted Iraqi Christians is moving and will continue inspiring future believers for generations.  

'One of Us' coalition to defend human life, dignity in Europe

Sep 12, 2014 - 02:14 am .- Citizens of 28 European countries belonging to 25 different organizations defending life and human dignity have come together to form the European Federation “One of Us,” named after a prominent E.U. citizen’s initiative.  

Pope's appointment may signal advances in new abuse office

Sep 12, 2014 - 12:48 am .- Pope Francis’ latest appointment to a commission designed to fight sexual abuse of minors may have an effect in shaping the upcoming Vatican office also dedicated to combatting abuse.  

Filipino bishops declare day of prayer for peace in Iraq, Syria

Sep 11, 2014 - 06:04 pm .- The bishops of the Philippines have appealed their faithful to join in a national day of prayer in solidarity with persecuted Christians, especially those suffering in Iraq and Syria under the Islamic State.

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September 22, 2014

Monday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

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