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Pope Francis blasts 'pagan' Christians as 'enemies of the cross'

Nov 7, 2014 - 10:13 am .- In his daily homily for Mass at the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis urged the faithful against living as lukewarm pagans who are merely Christian in name, for these are “enemies of the Cross.”  

Economy secretariat advances financial transparency at the Vatican

Nov 6, 2014 - 09:51 pm .- The Vatican's new financial management policies focused on accountability are described in a handbook delivered by the Secretariat for the Economy last week, an internal bulletin of the secretariat announced on Wednesday.

God goes to the limit – not halfway – to save sinners, Pope says

Nov 6, 2014 - 10:12 am .- In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis condemned those who are afraid “to dirty their hands” by welcoming sinners, and encouraged all to imitate Jesus – who gave everything in search of the lost.

New norms encourage bishops in difficult situations to resign

Nov 5, 2014 - 02:41 pm .- The appreciation shown to bishops who choose to offer their resignation before the age of 75 because of illness “or other serious reasons” is the most important point in a Vatican document which went into effect on Wednesday.

At the heart of the annulment process: Justice, salvation of souls, Pope says

Nov 5, 2014 - 12:07 pm .- Pope Francis gave a brief address to canonists on Wednesday, discussing the grave importance of justice in the process of marriage annulment, and the salvation of souls above all – which is always found in justice.

Assisted suicide only serves to abandon, Vatican says of Maynard's death

Nov 5, 2014 - 11:48 am .- In comments about Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill cancer patient who took her own life, one Vatican official clarified that while we cannot judge a person, we can judge actions themselves as right or wrong.  

Pope: You make the Church 'sick' if you don't support your bishop

Nov 5, 2014 - 11:20 am .- During his weekly general audience on Wednesday Pope Francis said that a Church which does not foster communion with the bishop is unhealthy.

A quiet threat: Religious freedom dwindling in Europe, US

Nov 4, 2014 - 04:24 pm .- Religious freedom is at risk in Europe and has been increasingly suppressed in the United States over the course of the past year, according to a new report.  

Hearing God's voice is hard if you're self-absorbed, Pope warns

Nov 4, 2014 - 07:09 am .- In his homily on Tuesday Pope Francis cautioned not to be too self-reliant, saying that this attitude can lead to a self-centered egoism that is afraid of God and refuses to hear or accept his generosity.

Men, women, and the power of marriage: Pope Francis to give key address

Nov 3, 2014 - 01:57 pm .- Later this month Pope Francis will meet with intellectuals and inter-religious faith leaders from around the world to examine the relationship between man and woman in marriage as the basis of society.

Pope Francis: Our faith is based on Christ, not 'persuasive words'

Nov 3, 2014 - 11:43 am .- The “rock” of our faith is not found in “wise and persuasive words,” Pope Francis said, but rather in the “living word” which is Christ's death and resurrection.

'Pray for the forgotten,' Pope exhorts on Feast of All Souls

Nov 2, 2014 - 09:03 am .- In his Angelus address delivered for the Feast of All Souls, Pope Francis called on the faithful to pray for forgotten souls, as well as Christians who have died for their faith and in the service of others over the past year.

Pope Francis reaches out to schismatic Old Catholic Church

Nov 1, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- Despite continuing theological, ethical and ministerial differences between the Roman Catholic Church and the schismatic Old Catholic Conference, the two communions can continue to work together, Pope Francis counseled on Thursday.

Pope on All Saints Day: Beatitudes will lead us to God

Nov 1, 2014 - 12:30 pm .- During Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints at Rome’s Verano cemetery, Pope Francis exhorted believers to follow the way of the beatitudes, calling it the path that will lead to sanctity.

Mary the center of heavenly host, Pope says on All Saints Day

Nov 1, 2014 - 12:09 pm .- In his Angelus address for the solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis said that it is a joy to have a spiritual family living in eternity, and stressed that Mary is the first of the saints who guides us to her son.

Pope Francis approves new constitutions for Legionaries of Christ

Nov 1, 2014 - 05:21 am .- After four years of drafts and adjustments, the troubled Legion of Christ has announced that its new constitutions have been approved by Pope Francis.

Vatican releases official English translation of synod's final report

Oct 31, 2014 - 03:54 pm .- Now released in English, the Synod of Bishop's final relatio reveals a more positive tone regarding the family called for by the synod’s small groups, as well as greater clarity on phrases that generated confusion in the midterm relatio.

A (literal) breath of fresh air for the Sistine Chapel's frescos

Oct 31, 2014 - 02:11 pm .- The first major makeover the Sistine Chapel has had since 1994 brings with it a completely new LED lighting system and high-tech sensors that automatically measure and adjust the chapel's oxygen levels.

It's not the law that saves you – it's Christ, Pope reflects

Oct 31, 2014 - 01:34 pm .- Christians who cling to the law and not to love are like the hypocrite Pharisees in the Gospel, Pope Francis said in today’s homily.

The devil is no myth – he's real and we must fight him, Pope says

Oct 30, 2014 - 08:53 am .- In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that the devil is more than and an idea, and in order to fight him we must follow St. Paul’s instructions and put on the armor of God which protects us.

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November 23, 2014

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE

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Mt 25:31-46

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First Reading:: Ezek 34: 11-12, 15-17
Second Reading:: 1 Cor 15: 20-26, 28
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Lk 19:45-48

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