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Pope: Mary is united to Christ in the 'martyrdom' of her heart

Oct 23, 2013 - 04:09 am .- In his weekly general audience, the Pope continued his catechesis on the Church, reflecting today on the importance of Mary as an example of how to respond to God’s plan with fidelity.

Pope: Prayer helps 'overcome evil with good'

Oct 20, 2013 - 07:27 am .- Pope Francis in his Sunday Angelus greeting taught that prayer is a ‘weapon’ in the struggle against evil.

Pope Francis: Christians must guard against slyness of the devil

Oct 11, 2013 - 10:14 am .- In his Oct. 11 daily Mass homily, the Holy Father warned of the discreet presence of the devil, exhorting those gathered to be astute in their spiritual lives.

Peace the only solution, Pope says in wake of Pakistan bombing

Sep 23, 2013 - 03:21 am .- Pope Francis condemned a massive suicide bombing at a Christian Church in Pakistan over the weekend, calling the violence unacceptable and urging peace efforts in the region.

Pope’s vigil for Syrian peace expected to be biggest in decades

Sep 5, 2013 - 11:43 am .- A four-hour prayer vigil in St. Peter's Square for peace in Syria, initiated by Pope Francis and to be held this Saturday, will be the largest the Vatican has seen in years, according to the Holy See’s press director.

US bishops join Pope in urging Sept. 7 prayer, fasting for Syria

Sep 4, 2013 - 04:48 pm .- The U.S. bishops are encouraging Catholics in the country and all those concerned about ongoing violence in Syria to join with Pope Francis in a worldwide Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace.

Friar lauds indulgence as a way to connect with St. Francis

Aug 2, 2013 - 04:48 pm .- Today's feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Porziuncola and its associated indulgence is a way to focus on the importance of Mary and the Franciscan tradition in the Church, a friar explained.

Prayer is 'negotiating with the Lord,' says Pope

Jul 1, 2013 - 10:25 am .- At his homily for daily Mass at Saint Martha House, Pope Francis called Abraham's bargaining with the Lord for the people of Sodom a model of prayer – a courageous negotiation with God.

Arizona hermitage to foster deep prayer, priestly renewal

Jun 25, 2013 - 04:02 am .- Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix has established a local house of prayer for priests, where they can come for solitude with Christ and renew themselves for their ministry to the people of God.

Faithful can send intentions for Papal Mass at Brazilian shrine

Jun 24, 2013 - 12:09 pm .- The Catholic faithful from around the world are invited to send their prayer intentions to the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida for the Mass that Pope Francis will celebrate there during his visit to Brazil in July.

Pope: it's wrong to think our enemies must go to hell

Jun 20, 2013 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis stressed that it's false to think our enemies “must go to hell” during his daily Mass at the Vatican's Saint Martha House June 20.

Colorado fire draws aid efforts, call for prayers

Jun 13, 2013 - 03:48 pm .- A massive forest fire in Colorado Springs has destroyed more homes than any previous fire in the state, prompting the local Catholic Charities head to ask for prayers for the victims and for an end to the blaze.

Teen attributes recovery from coma to global prayer chain

Jun 13, 2013 - 12:10 pm .- A year ago, 16 year-old Antonia Cabrera suffered a stroke and was expected to die. Today, she can speak, walk with some difficulty and is continuing a recovery that she attributes to prayers across the globe.

Survival of hot air balloon crash attributed to God's help

May 1, 2013 - 04:10 pm .- Family members and rescue workers are crediting God for what they described as the miraculous rescue of five women who survived a recent hot air balloon crash in Peru.

Prayer vigils offer solidarity after Boston attack

Apr 18, 2013 - 04:40 pm .- In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, people of diverse faith backgrounds are uniting in prayer for the victims and offering support to all those affected.

Businessmen join in spiritual bouquet for cardinal electors

Mar 12, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- The Catholic Business Journal is encouraging its readers, radio audience and online subscribers to join in a spiritual bouquet to pray for the cardinal electors as they gather to choose the next Pope.

Rome youth center to host perpetual adoration during conclave

Mar 8, 2013 - 12:26 pm .- A center for students and young people in Rome has announced that it will host 24-hour Eucharistic adoration to pray for the Church and the cardinals in the upcoming Papal conclave.

Knights of Columbus launch Twitter prayer campaign for Pope

Feb 19, 2013 - 12:03 am .- The Knights of Columbus have invited the faithful to participate in a Twitter initiative to pledge their prayers for Pope Benedict XVI and his successor during the upcoming period of transition.

Benedict XVI plans life of prayer after retirement

Feb 11, 2013 - 10:55 am .- After Pope Benedict XVI retires at the end of February he will dedicate himself to a life of prayer and study in a Vatican-based monastery.

Vatican Rosary begins live broadcast

Jan 28, 2013 - 10:38 am .- The Vatican is now broadcasting the Rosary live every weekday from St. Peter's Square.

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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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Jn 18:1 - 19:42

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