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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.”

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.

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.

John Paul II's secretary: pontificate was marked by martyrdom

Apr 11, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, one of Bl. John Paul II’s closest collaborators, said the Pope’s holiness and pontificate were characterized by martyrdom.

Maidan protests gave rise to a 'new society' in Ukraine

Apr 10, 2014 - 04:01 am .- The three months of protests in Kyiv’s Maidan Square were a demonstration of Ukrainians’ moving beyond fear to find their freedom and founding a new society, a philosopher from the country’s east has reflected.

Fatima statue inspires devotion, prayer in Castel Gandolfo

Apr 10, 2014 - 02:49 am .- Locals and swarms of pilgrims from various parts of the world gathered in Castel Gandolfo outside of Rome recently to show their Marian devotion and join in communal prayer.

Lawyers warn of global push for 'gender identity' language

Apr 9, 2014 - 05:40 am .- Attorneys working for human rights at the United Nations and other global organizations note a growing trend to introduce “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” language – as well as abortion rights – into international law.

Spanish archbishop encourages faithful to attend canonizations

Apr 2, 2014 - 04:38 pm .- Archbishop Jose Ansejo Pelegrina of Seville, Spain, has issued a pastoral letter inviting Catholics to take part in pilgrimages to Rome to attend the April 27 canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.  

Pope names auxiliary bishop for key English archdiocese

Mar 31, 2014 - 10:46 am .- Pope Francis appointed a new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Westminster Monday: Monsignor Nicholas Gilbert Hudson, a parish priest of the Southwark archdiocese.

Lawyer identifies key groups in European persecution of Christians

Mar 30, 2014 - 07:01 am .- Legal counsel Paul Coleman has spoken of the increasing persecution of Christians in Europe, identifying the main groups driving ideological agendas counter to Church teaching.

Salesians' new leader worked with Bergoglio in Argentina

Mar 29, 2014 - 04:10 pm .- Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, a Spaniard who most recently served as provincial in southern Argentina, was elected rector major of the Salesians of St. John Bosco March 25.

Cardinal Burke stresses Catholic media’s 'supreme importance'

Mar 28, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Cardinal Raymond Burke has praised the work of Catholic media, noting its importance in forming a pro-life culture that respects religious freedom and the nature of marriage.

British paper suspends writer who looked forward to Benedict's death

Mar 27, 2014 - 01:55 pm .- The Tablet, a British Catholic weekly, has suspended its Rome correspondent Robert Mickens after he publicly referred to Benedict XVI as “the Rat” and anticipated his death.

UK fetal incineration scandal prompts calls to respect life

Mar 26, 2014 - 11:06 am .- Revelations that National Health Service hospitals in the U.K. have disposed of the bodies of miscarried or aborted children by incineration as clinical waste show the need to reject abortion and to respect life, pro-life leaders said.

English new evangelization school consecrated to Mary

Mar 25, 2014 - 04:59 pm .- Marking its patronal feast Tuesday, the School of the Annunciation, a center for the new evangelization in England and Wales, held a Mass at which it was consecrated to Our Lady.

Global symposium aims to educate media on religious liberty

Mar 24, 2014 - 12:09 pm .- Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal advocacy association, is hosting a conference in Rome this week to inform members of the media about its work in defense of religious freedom.

Pope Francis expresses solidarity with victims of mafia violence

Mar 21, 2014 - 04:58 pm .- At a Friday meeting and prayer vigil with families of mafia victims, Pope Francis shared his sympathy with them, and then forcefully exhorted mafiosi to convert and change their lives.

Dominican bishop of Nottingham transferred to Liverpool

Mar 21, 2014 - 10:52 am .- Speaking Friday of his appointment as Archbishop of Liverpool, Bishop Malcolm McMahon of Nottingham has said he will strive to live up to the trust that is being put in him in his new role.

UK prime minister denounces sex-selective abortions as 'appalling'

Mar 21, 2014 - 02:03 am .- U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has criticized sex-selective abortion as “simply an appalling practice,” and said the British government will work to counter the illegal practice.

English bishop exhorts faithful to be charitable online

Mar 21, 2014 - 12:03 am .- A pastoral letter from a British bishop to his faithful for Lent calls upon Catholics to consider their online interactions and to use social media for good rather than to hurt others.

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April 16, 2014

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Mt 26:14-25

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First Reading:: Is 50:4-9a
Gospel:: Mt 26:14-25

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Mt 26:14-25

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