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Child's first 1,000 days critical to future health, experts say

Apr 1, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The earliest days of a child's development, both in the womb and after birth, are essential to human development and are well within the reach of the development community's ability to address the problem, a House hearing said.

Former president 'grossly misunderstands' Catholic teaching

Mar 31, 2014 - 05:05 pm .- Prominent Catholic laywomen have responded to recent statements by former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, saying he lacks understanding of the Church and of the nature of service.

Religious sisters bring witness of prayer to Bismarck diocese

Mar 30, 2014 - 04:10 pm .- Two groups of religious sisters new to North Dakota’s Diocese of Bismarck bring the blessings of prayer and their examples of faith and service to the area, an official with the local Church said.

Scholar recounts black Catholics' rich history

Mar 29, 2014 - 06:03 am .- Black Catholics across the globe have dedicated their talents and their lives to their faith since earliest days of the Church, a Catholic author and scholar has said.

Napa Institute seeks to prepare Catholics for hostile culture

Mar 28, 2014 - 01:56 pm .- As the California-based Napa Institute enters its fourth year, its upcoming conference aims to continue engaging Catholics in response to a U.S. culture that is increasingly antagonistic to their faith.

New website encourages return to Confession during Lent

Mar 28, 2014 - 04:09 am .- The website GoodConfession.com aims to encourage Catholics to go to Confession more often, and to return to the “life-changing” sacrament if they have been away for some time.

Congressmen support legal challenges to HHS mandate

Mar 27, 2014 - 02:29 pm .- Pro-life members of the House of Representatives spoke out in support of the Green and Hahn families after they argued in front of the Supreme Court in defense of their religious liberty rights.

Change in annulment process could lead to 'grave damage'

Mar 27, 2014 - 04:06 am .- Ecclesiastical tribunals are an essential part of the Church's saving mission -- thus changes to their procedures, including the annulment process, should be considered with great care, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said.

Bishops say Cesar Chavez film shows Catholic social justice

Mar 26, 2014 - 04:28 pm .- Several bishops have praised “Cesar Chavez,” a new movie about the labor rights leader and devout Catholic, for its portrayal of a man whom they say embodied the ideals of Catholic social justice.

Women rally outside Supreme Court for religious liberty

Mar 26, 2014 - 04:01 am .- Women supporting employers challenging the government's contraception spoke out in support of a vision of women's equality that supports fertility and women's role as employers, as the case was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday.

Supreme Court justices divided on HHS mandate argument

Mar 25, 2014 - 03:49 pm .- As the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments touching on religious freedom and for-profit companies Tuesday, the justices seemed divided over support for corporations or the government.

Contraception mandate case argued at US Supreme Court

Mar 25, 2014 - 12:03 pm .- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a challenge to the Affordable Care Act touching on the federal government’s compelling for-profit companies to provide coverage for contraceptives despite owners’ religious objections.

Contraception disrupts 'language of love,' Bishop Conley teaches

Mar 24, 2014 - 08:06 pm .- Bishop James Conley of Lincoln hopes his new pastoral letter on the sacrificial “language of love” and the disruptive immorality of contraception will be received “with open hearts and open minds.”

Knights of Columbus wins prize for ethical business practices

Mar 24, 2014 - 05:04 pm .- The fraternal organization the Knights of Columbus has been recognized as one of the world’s most ethical companies by a research center on best practices in corporate ethics and governance.

Jesuit school's dean finalists faulted for Planned Parenthood ties

Mar 24, 2014 - 04:08 pm .- Professors and alumni of Loyola Marymount University have said the school should begin another search for candidates for the dean of its liberal arts college, after the two finalists were revealed to have links with Planned Parenthood.

New confirmation program aims to transform Catholic youth

Mar 23, 2014 - 03:18 pm .- Youth minister and Catholic speaker Chris Stefanick says that his confirmation preparation program “Chosen” aims to catechize and evangelize teens in a transformative way that leads them to Jesus Christ.

South Carolina abortion ban could protect pain-capable unborn

Mar 22, 2014 - 06:03 am .- Pro-life advocates praised the South Carolina House’s passage of a bill to ban abortions after 19 weeks into pregnancy – the point at which science has indicated unborn children can feel pain.

Down syndrome researcher’s sainthood cause a 'witness to life'

Mar 21, 2014 - 04:00 am .- The life of Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, a French researcher who discovered the genetic cause of Down syndrome, is an example of faith, respect for the dignity of all human life, and search for truth in science, say those who work to spread his legacy.

In sister's memory, student raises funds for disabled children

Mar 20, 2014 - 04:01 am .- Catholic University engineering student James Roche hopes to raise money for a disabled children's home in Jamaica, not only for those he met while on a 2013 mission trip but in memory of his sister.

US bishops designate St John Paul II National Shrine

Mar 20, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Ahead of Bl. John Paul II’s April 27 canonization, the U.S. bishops have named a D.C.-based facility as a national shrine to commemorate the beloved Roman Pontiff.

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April 18, 2014

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First Reading:: Is 52:13-53:12
Second Reading:: Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Gospel:: Jn 18:1-19:42

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