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Despite small size, Church in Brunei has 'lively' faith

Nov 3, 2013 - 06:19 am .- Although it is one of the youngest and smallest “dioceses” in southeast Asia, the Apostolic Vicariate of Brunei is a steadily thriving Church with growing spiritual activities in its communities.

Beauty queen promotes morality in recent interview

Oct 24, 2013 - 12:12 am .- The first ever Filipina-American to be crowned Miss World revealed her traditional values in a recent television interview.

Australian doctor under fire for refusing sex-based abortion

Oct 12, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- A Catholic doctor in Australia could face suspension or the loss of his license for refusing to refer a couple who sought the sex-based abortion of their unborn daughter.

Thai Catholic charity offers aid as flooding affect millions

Oct 10, 2013 - 04:10 am .- With heavy rains causing season-long flooding in Thailand, the bishops' emergency relief office in the country has increased its assistance to those whose lives have been disrupted.

Catholics in Hiroshima mark 90th diocesan anniversary

Oct 8, 2013 - 02:39 am .- The Diocese of Hiroshima is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year with programs for spiritual renewal, a focus on priestly vocations, and an effort to draw attention to local martyrs.  

Divine Mercy statue in India receives cardinal's blessing

Oct 2, 2013 - 04:11 am .- On Sept. 30, Cardinal George Alencherry unveiled and blessed a shrine featuring a statue of the Divine Mercy of Jesus, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.  

Bombay archdiocese hosts seminar on beauty of stained glass

Sep 27, 2013 - 12:13 am .- To promote a revival of beautiful Christian art in India, the Archdiocese of Bombay has held a seminar on stained glass windows in local parishes, called “Windows of Faith.”

Pope Francis excommunicates dissident priest in Australia

Sep 25, 2013 - 02:06 am .- Pope Francis has ordered the excommunication of a Catholic priest in Australia who illicitly said Mass, taught that women should be ordained priests and advocated for “gay marriage.”

Holy Childhood Society celebrates 25 years in Colombo

Sep 24, 2013 - 04:15 am .- A group which aims to foster a missionary spirit among children celebrated the 25th anniversary of its establishment in the Archdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka, with a Mass said Sept. 7.

Indian archdiocese receives relic of Pope John Paul II

Sep 16, 2013 - 02:55 pm .- A reliquary containing a cloth with a drop of blood from Blessed Pope John Paul II will be displayed for veneration in a Marian Basilica in the Archdiocese of Bombay, India.

Thai faithful echo Pope's call for peace in Syria

Sep 12, 2013 - 01:58 pm .- Catholics throughout Thailand – joined by Buddhists and Muslims in the country – have welcomed Pope Francis’ appeals for peace in Syria and throughout the world.

Diverse Singapore parish blooming during Year of Faith

Sep 7, 2013 - 01:01 pm .- Through a special website and numerous events to help offer catechesis, Risen Christ parish in central Singapore has promoted spiritual growth for its diverse parishioners throughout the Year of Faith.

Catholic volunteers in Thailand aid refugees from Burma

Sep 6, 2013 - 12:13 am .- Responding to a humanitarian crisis pushing tens of thousands of a minority ethnic group in Burma from their homes, Caritas Thailand is caring for refugees who have fled violence in their home country.

Catholic college 'delighted' to receive top ratings in Australia

Sep 5, 2013 - 12:20 pm .- Officials at the University of Notre Dame Australia are pleased to have received the highest ratings in excellence in several different areas from the Good Universities Guide 2014.

Mary's Nativity draws tens of thousands to Indian basilica

Sep 4, 2013 - 04:23 pm .- Huge crowds started gathering in Bangalore, India, last week, as the city's novena leading up to the Nativity of Mary began with the city's archbishop raising a Marian flag in prayer.

New Philippines campaign seeks to help typhoon victims

Aug 30, 2013 - 04:27 pm .- The Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines have organized a campaign to assist the nearly one million people in Manila and various provinces on Luzon Island affected by recent storms.

Rural children, families inspired by Thai diocesan program

Aug 29, 2013 - 12:01 pm .- In Thailand, the Diocese of Chanthaburi is reaching out to rural residents through a human development program offering assistance to families and children of all religions.

'Month of Martyrs' in Korea draws praise from Pope Francis

Aug 29, 2013 - 10:47 am .- Pope Francis sent a message today to South Korea praising the country's decision to proclaim September as the “Month of Martyrs.”

Thai bishops stress Catholic identity, top academics in schools

Aug 27, 2013 - 04:00 am .- The Catholic Bishops Conference of Thailand is calling for renewed effort to boost Catholic education in the country, striving to reach international standards while fostering faith education.

Relief efforts underway as flooding wreaks havoc in Philippines

Aug 21, 2013 - 04:46 pm .- A combination of seasonal monsoon rains and a tropical storm off the coast of the Philippines has caused massive damage to homes and property, leaving hundreds of thousands in need.

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April 17, 2014

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Jn 13:1-15

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First Reading:: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14
Second Reading:: 1 Cor 11:23-26
Gospel:: Jn 13:1-15

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Jn 13:1-15

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