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Pope decries escalating violence in South Sudan

Mar 24, 2014 - 05:01 am .- In a letter sent to the archbishop of the South Sudanese capital Juba, Pope Francis urged the nation's citizens to find a peaceful solution to conflicts and to seek the common good over personal interests.

Upcoming day of reconciliation announced by Pope

Mar 23, 2014 - 06:38 am .- During his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis announced that March 29-30 would be “24 hours for the Lord,” during which people can find special opportunities for prayer and the sacrament of confession.

Pope appoints Canon Law expert to Council for Economy

Mar 22, 2014 - 09:08 am .- Today Pope Francis nominated an expert in the Church’s legal system as the new Prelate Secretary for the recently-created Council for the Economy.

Pope institutes commission for protecting minors

Mar 22, 2014 - 08:21 am .- Today Pope Francis instituted the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, issuing the names of eight members tasked with structuring the future form of the commission.

Pope Francis: God’s Word lives through humility, prayer

Mar 21, 2014 - 10:06 am .- Pope Francis warned against trying to co-opt the Word of God for one’s own purposes as did the Pharisees, urging prayer and humility instead, in his homily for Friday’s Mass.

Labor upholds human dignity, Pope says

Mar 20, 2014 - 03:25 pm .- Pope Francis addressed the central role of employment in realizing human dignity during a special audience with steelworkers and residents from Umbria, Italy at the Vatican.

Rely on God alone, Pope encourages in homily

Mar 20, 2014 - 11:36 am .- Pope Francis drew on today’s readings from the Gospel of Luke and the Psalms to warn listeners against putting one’s faith in man or accomplishments, rather than God.

Pope may give opening lecture of Italian bishops’ assembly

Mar 19, 2014 - 01:52 pm .- Pope Francis will likely be giving the inaugural lecture of the annual general assembly of the Italian bishops’ conference scheduled for May 19-23, according to Italian publication “Il Fatto Quotidiano.”

Saint Joseph the model for educators, Pope teaches

Mar 19, 2014 - 10:25 am .- Marking the feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin Mary, Pope Francis called the saint a role model for all fathers and educators during his General Audience this Wednesday at the Vatican.

Interfaith leaders launch effort against human trafficking

Mar 19, 2014 - 02:05 am .- Catholic, Anglican, and Muslim leaders have launched an anti-human trafficking network that hopes to eradicate the crime by 2020 through the mobilization of religious communities.

Pope assures Ukrainian people of his solidarity, prayers

Mar 18, 2014 - 12:22 pm .- In a March 17 meeting with the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Pope Francis expressed the Holy See’s commitment to building peace amid the country’s political crisis.

Vatican designates Kansas church as a minor basilica

Mar 18, 2014 - 11:18 am .- Capuchin Father Jeff Ernst’s voice leapt with emotion when he heard the news: St. Fidelis Church would be named a minor basilica.

Pope Francis warns against the disguise of hypocrites

Mar 18, 2014 - 09:11 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis cautioned against those who appear to be holy but are in fact self-absorbed, explaining that Lent is a time a time of purification which allows us to grow closer to the Lord.

John XXIII a representation of goodness, cardinal recounts

Mar 18, 2014 - 07:18 am .- During an interview Cardinal Angelo Comastri reflected on scenes from the life of Pope John XXIII, revealing the pontiff’s deep spiritual nature, as well as his great kindness towards others.

Concluding spiritual exercises, Pope calls for renewed focus on Christ

Mar 17, 2014 - 12:08 pm .- Returning to the Vatican after a week of Lenten spiritual exercises, Pope Francis emphasized that we should not be discouraged by sin, but rather renew our commitment to following Christ.

Christian responsibility means to listen, Pope tells Roman church

Mar 17, 2014 - 09:09 am .- During his visit to the Roman parish of Our Lady of Oration on Sunday, Pope Francis emphasized the necessity of listening to God, and encouraged attendees to make time every day to read the Bible.

Pope Francis to meet with families of mafia victims

Mar 17, 2014 - 04:59 am .- This coming Friday Pope Francis is slated to preside over a prayer vigil for victims of mafia violence and their families, which takes place the night before the national day commemorating the lives lost.

Let the word of God grow in your heart, encourages Pope

Mar 16, 2014 - 08:02 am .- In his weekly Angelus address Pope Francis reflected on the scene of the Transfiguration, emphasizing the importance of listening to God, especially in scripture, and of sharing the Gospel with others.

Up to 5 million may go to Rome for Papal canonizations

Mar 15, 2014 - 04:07 pm .- As many as 5 million people could travel to Rome for the April 27 canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II, and are expected to arrive beginning on Good Friday, April 18.

'I need the people of God to sustain me,' Pope says in interview

Mar 15, 2014 - 04:50 am .- During a recent radio interview given to a station in a slum of Argentina, Pope Francis explained his frequent request for prayers, and praised the work of the many priests who minister among the poor.

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April 16, 2014

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Gospel of the Day

Mt 26:14-25

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

Homily of the Day

Mt 26:14-25

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