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Supreme Court upholds freedom to pray at public meetings

May 5, 2014 - 04:38 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court on May 5 upheld the practice of voluntary prayer before public meetings by a 5-4 ruling, drawing praise from those who said such prayers are a long American tradition that avoids censoring religion.

Arabic iBreviary a 'gateway' to religious freedom, creator says

Apr 23, 2014 - 04:34 am .- Fr. Paolo Padrini, creator of the iBreviary application, said that part of his goal for the recent release of the program in Arabic is fostering religious freedom in countries persecuted for their faith.

Radical abortion bill dies in Colo. Senate after call to prayer, action

Apr 16, 2014 - 09:42 pm .- Amid growing protests led in large part by the Catholic Church, the Colorado Senate on April 16 killed a controversial bill that could have banned all pro-life laws in the state.

Archbishop urges prayer, action against Colo. abortion bill

Apr 12, 2014 - 01:02 pm .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila is asking the people of Colorado to spend 10 minutes in prayer and take concrete action over the weekend to support the sanctity of human life in the face of a serious legislative threat.

Holy Orders fosters a passionate love of the Church, Pope notes

Mar 26, 2014 - 05:13 am .- In his weekly general audience Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Sacraments, devoting today’s discourse to those who receive Holy Orders, referring to it as a vocation of “service.”

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.

Pope's exercises highlight danger of worldly temptations

Mar 14, 2014 - 06:46 am .- During Pope Francis’ spiritual exercises, Msgr. Angelo De Donatis focused his meditations on the Grace of God, warning against worldly attitudes, and emphasizing the importance of being open to God’s love.

Fr. Lombardi: Pope is spending anniversary in prayer

Mar 13, 2014 - 08:13 am .- In light of the Pope Francis’ first anniversary as Bishop of Rome, the Vatican has stated that the pontiff is doing nothing special to celebrate other than pray, as he is currently participating in his Lenten retreat.

Pope affirms that Mass is more than a mere 'representation'

Feb 10, 2014 - 10:45 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis reflected on the meaning of the Liturgy, highlighting how it is a real participation in Jesus’ presence, and encouraged all to enter more fully into the mystery of the Mass.

Do not justify sin by using other people, Pope warns

Feb 3, 2014 - 07:29 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the proper attitudes to have when we face difficult moments, stating that it is important not to defend our sin, but to repent and trust in the Lord.

Letters to Pope read 'with the heart,' Vatican official says

Jan 31, 2014 - 07:36 am .- According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis receives a few thousand letters a week, which Correspondence Director Msgr. Giuliano Gallorini notes are read more with the pontiff’s “heart” than his “mind.”

Ukrainian archbishop calls for peace amid violent protests

Jan 21, 2014 - 05:56 am .- In wake of increasing violence due to ongoing political protests, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk is petitioning his countrymen to pray for peace and unity as political unrest continues.

Benedict XVI still in the service of St. Peter, colleague says

Dec 13, 2013 - 05:22 am .- Manfred Lütz, a close colleague of Benedict XVI, revealed in a recent interview that he is still in contact with retired pontiff, who still considers himself in the service of the Church, and of Pope Francis.

Shipwrecked man survives underwater for three days praying psalms

Dec 5, 2013 - 01:02 pm .- After a shipwreck off the coast of Nigeria, a 29-year-old man survived three days at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean while constantly reciting a psalm his wife mentioned to him during their last conversation.

Colombians pray for baby girl who awoke in morgue

Nov 19, 2013 - 12:44 pm .- Colombians are joining together to pray and offer Masses for a 26 week-old baby who was pronounced dead by doctors shortly after birth but awoke after ten hours in the morgue.

FOCUS to host DC and NYC prayer breakfasts

Nov 10, 2013 - 06:02 am .- The Fellowship of Catholic University Students – known as FOCUS – will host two “REACH” prayer breakfasts in New York City and Washington, D.C. to help all Catholics learn to evangelize.  

Supreme Court case examines prayer at public meetings

Nov 7, 2013 - 04:11 am .- A case before the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the ability of a town in New York to open meetings with prayer, and could have broader implications for religious identity in government settings.

New book aims to re-kindle biblical meditation

Nov 6, 2013 - 09:37 am .- The American Bible Society has released a new study guide on how to pray Lectio Divina with the hope that the manual’s readers will obtain a deeper appreciation for the Word of God.

Pope Francis: Christians are 'called to a party'

Nov 5, 2013 - 10:30 am .- During his daily Mass Pope Francis said that at the essence of Christianity is an invitation to the Lord’s feast, emphasizing that we cannot be passive in front of the Lord’s call.

Pope Francis: No one can be Christian without love of God

Oct 31, 2013 - 10:45 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the necessity of God’s love in order to be faithful, and encouraged those present to make love the center of their lives.

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July 28, 2014

Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

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