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TODAY IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pope Saint Anicetus

Pope Saint Anicetus, the 11th pope, succeeded St. Pius towards the year c. 153, and reigned till about 168. He condemned Montanism, conferred with St. Polycarp on the Paschal date controversy, and forbade priests from growing their hair. He was martyred and is venerated on April 17.

Mass Readings for April 17, 2019

Isaiah 50:4-9 // Psalms 69:8-10, 21-22, 31, 33-34 // Matthew 26:14-25

Prayer Petitions for April 17, 2019

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ARTICLES

Whats Inside Notre-Dame: The Fate of the Relics and Religious Treasures Within

A bastion of Church history, the Notre-Dame houses priceless relics and religious treasures. What was their fate in the wake of the devastating fire?

By Billy Ryan - April 16, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on Fire

Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali was a devout Catholic whose work was inspired by his Faith, once even painting for the pope.

By uCatholic - April 15, 2019

When Salvador Dali Painted for the Pope

Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali was a devout Catholic whose work was inspired by his Faith, once even painting for the pope.

By Billy Ryan - April 15, 2019

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Aftermath of the Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire: “Main Structure Saved” from Total Destruction

After the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames, firefighters have "saved and preserved" the two towers and main structure.

By uCatholic - April 16, 2019

Pope Francis: “Don’t Be Slaves to Your Phones”

Speaking on the addictive nature of technology, Pope Francis warned "don't be slaves to your mobile phones."

By uCatholic - April 15, 2019

Read: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Pens Essay Addressing Abuse Crisis in Church

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI penned an essay addressing abuse within the Church, tracing its origin and suggesting solutions for the crisis.

By Billy Ryan - April 11, 2019

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