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Vatican laicizes former nuncio to Dominican Republic

Jun 27, 2014 - 10:18 am .- Following abuse accusations last fall involving the apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic, the Vatican has concluded the first part of his canonical trial with a guilty verdict and laicization.

Pope cancels hospital visit due to 'sudden indisposition'

Jun 27, 2014 - 08:24 am .- As spectators were awaiting the visit of Pope Francis to an Roman hospital, it was announced by Bishop Claudio Giuliodori that the pontiff cancelled his visit due to a “sudden indisposition.”

Pope Francis: love of God is both generous, active

Jun 27, 2014 - 07:18 am .- Pope Francis focused his daily homily for the Feast of the Sacred Heart on the nature of love between God and his people.

Peace in Middle East can flourish again, Pope assures

Jun 27, 2014 - 05:11 am .- In an audience with aid organizations assisting Oriental churches, Pope Francis explained that peace is a gift from God, which can be regained by offering hope through our solidarity with those who suffer.

Vatican releases outline for October synod on the family

Jun 26, 2014 - 04:43 pm .- Divided into three parts, the Vatican's newly released outline that will drive discussion during the upcoming synod touches on the nature of families and current challenges they face.

Pope: Jesus was a pastor, not a 'moralistic' power-seeker

Jun 26, 2014 - 01:14 pm .- In his daily homily Pope Francis warned of those who reduce the faith to moralism and ambition, stating that people in Jesus' time followed him because he spoke the truth in a way they understood.

Peace in Middle East can flourish again, Pope assures

Jun 26, 2014 - 07:34 am .- In an audience with aid organizations assisting Oriental churches, Pope Francis explained that peace is a gift from God, which can be regained by offering hope through our solidarity with those who suffer.

Franciscans of the Immaculate to receive house in Rome

Jun 26, 2014 - 05:18 am .- The Vatican has revealed that a house is being sought for members of the Friars of the Immaculate who study in Rome, and assured that Pope Francis is well-informed on the order’s temporary receivership.

Vatican to appoint adviser for Legionaries of Christ

Jun 26, 2014 - 03:01 am .- In a statement released by Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., the Vatican spokesman revealed that the Holy See is to appoint an adviser to assist the Legionaries in the revision of their newly-drafted constitutions.

Holy See bolsters financial transparency in Argentine agreement

Jun 26, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The Vatican's financial watchdog signed a memorandum of understanding with its Argentine counterpart Tuesday, extending and bolstering its anti-money laundering reforms.

Vatican upholds nature, importance of family in UN session

Jun 25, 2014 - 07:54 am .- During the 26th Session of the U.N.’s Human Rights Council, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi affirmed that the family nourished by the marriage of one man and one woman offers a “dynamic energy” to society.

Being a Christian means belonging to the Church, Pope affirms

Jun 25, 2014 - 04:30 am .- In his general audience address Pope Francis drew attention to how God formed the Church to unify humanity, stating that no one is saved on their own, but rather through the help of others.

Pope's mafia 'excommunication' a call to conversion, priests explain

Jun 25, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Pope Francis' statement Saturday that mafiosi are “excommunicated” was a reflection of theology rather than canon law, and acted as a call to conversion for those in organized crime, priests have said.

Pope: a Christian does not announce himself, but the Lord

Jun 24, 2014 - 09:50 am .- In his homily for the feast of John the Baptist’s birth, Pope Francis emphasized that a true Christian puts oneself aside in order for God to be seen, as John the Baptist did. 

Sudanese woman sentenced to death re-arrested

Jun 24, 2014 - 07:36 am .- After having her death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith revoked by the Sudanese court yesterday, Meriam Ibrahim has been re-arrested along with her husband at an airport.

Vatican cricket team to play Church of England in first tour

Jun 24, 2014 - 05:19 am .- St. Peter’s Cricket team begins their “Light of Faith Tour” this fall, which includes a warm-up game against a team from the Royal Household, and a final match against the Anglican Church at Canterbury.

Defend others before the Father, Pope Francis urges

Jun 23, 2014 - 09:12 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis warned that those who judge others are “obsessed” and far from God, stating that in order to be close we must defend others rather than hastily accuse them.

Bosnian Catholics in a 'grave position,' cardinal warns

Jun 23, 2014 - 05:44 am .- During a recent conference in Bosnia discussing interreligious violence Cardinal Vinko Puljic spoke of the country’s historic divisions, stating that Catholics face great persecution due to a lack of ethnic equality.

God's immeasurable love transforms lives, emphasizes Pope

Jun 22, 2014 - 07:22 am .- In his Sunday Angelus today Pope Francis stressed the limitless nature of God’s love that transforms the heart and life of every Christian.  

Pope slams mafia as 'adorers of evil'

Jun 21, 2014 - 11:03 am .- In his homily at the Saturday evening anticipated Mass during his day trip to Italy’s Calabria region, Pope Francis denounced the dishonesty and violence perpetrated by members of the local mafia.

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August 1, 2014

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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Gospel:: Mt 13: 54-58

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Mt 13:47-53

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