Sunday, March 10 – 4th Sunday of Lent
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Sunday, March 10 – 4th Sunday of Lent

DAILY MASS READINGS Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 34 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Facing the strident criticism of the self-righteous Pharisees and scribes, Jesus tells one of his most moving parables. Popularly known as the “parable of the prodigal son”, the story focuses principally on the father and the interactions he has with his two...

March 10, 2013March 10, 2013by
Saturday, March 9
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Saturday, March 9

DAILY MASS READINGS Hosea 6:1-6 Psalm 51 Luke 18:9-14 In the Gospel for Mass today, Saint Luke presents two people who both make their way to the Temple to pray. One is a religious “pharisee”  and the other is an unscrupulous publican or tax-collector (Luke 18:9-14). Surprisingly, humility and charity are lacking in the seemingly...

March 9, 2013March 9, 2013by
Papal Election Conclave Begins March 12
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Papal Election Conclave Begins March 12

On TUESDAY, MARCH 12,  each cardinal-elector will take an oath reaffirming their unfailing fidelity to the Church and absolute silence about what happens behind the locked doors of the SISTINE CHAPEL. All will enter into the Sistine Chapel, the doors will be locked and soon thereafter the PAPAL CONCLAVE commences with the taking of the FIRST...

March 9, 2013June 10, 2015by
Friday, March 8
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Friday, March 8

Hosea 14:2-10 Psalm 81 Mark 12:28-34 Throughout Sacred Scripture we continually read about the love of God. God’s love for us is beyond our imagining. He is perfectly aware of the all circumstances and events that mark our daily lives. More so, He is present in every situation and at every moment, waiting for us...

March 8, 2013June 10, 2015by
Pray Fervently for the Cardinal-Electors
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Pray Fervently for the Cardinal-Electors

SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGOURI (d. 1787) was keenly aware that a less than qualified, less than zealous pope could be elected. God does not automatically bring forth the right man as the successor of Peter, the man who will serve the Church fervently and with perfect fidelity to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We do not...

March 8, 2013March 8, 2013by
Cardinal Dolan To Begin Novena
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Cardinal Dolan To Begin Novena

Cardinal Timothy Dolan (New York) has issued an invitation to join him in a novena to Saint Joseph beginning March 11 (and ending 9 days later on the Feast of Saint Joseph March 19). Here is a link to his blog: http://blog.archny.org/    

March 7, 2013June 10, 2015by
Live Truthfully
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Live Truthfully

Jesus declared, “I am the Truth” (John 14:6). He explained the devil to be nothing but “a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). So long as we are afraid of the truth – that is, the whole and entire truth – we have no chance of becoming a person of solid and reliable...

March 7, 2013June 10, 2015by
Papal Conclave – Update March 6
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Papal Conclave – Update March 6

There still are a few cardinal-electors who have not yet arrived in Rome.  [Cardinal-Elector = less than 80 years of age]. They all must be present to make the decision to set the beginning date for the papal conclave if they wish to convene before March 15. Meanwhile, Vatican sources are reporting the Sistine Chapel...

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