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TODAY IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Saint Lucy

Saint Lucy lost her life in the persecution of Christians in the early fourth century. Her veneration spread to Rome so that by the sixth century the whole Church recognized her courage in defense of the faith. She is the patron of the blind and those with eye problems.

Mass Readings for December 13, 2018

Isaiah 41:13-20 // Psalms 145:1, 9-13 // Matthew 11:11-15

Prayer Petitions for December 13, 2018

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ARTICLES

The Miraculous True Story of Saint Michael Saving a U.S. Marine in the Korean War

Separated from his unit during the Korean war and caught face to face with seven enemy soldiers, guns drawn ready to fire: this is the story of the US Marine miraculously saved by Saint Michael the Archangel

By Billy Ryan - December 13, 2018

Parish Priest Faced With Declining Parish Gives Homily Every Priest Needs To Hear

Faced with the reality of a shrinking parish, one priest in a small Michigan diocese gave an epic homily as Advent started that shows the how the Church can find its future by embracing its past.

By uCatholic - December 10, 2018

More Than A Birdbath: The Real Mystical & Historical Saint Francis

For many people in the modern world, he is a quaint, nature-loving innocuous figure, relegated to a simplification that is a pale comparison of the mystical, fiery, and earth-shaking historical figure that he truly was.

By Ryan Scheel - December 10, 2018

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CATHOLIC NEWS

Pope Francis to Celebrate First Ever Papal Mass on the Arabian Peninsula in Historic Visit

In a historic visit to the United Arab Emirates, Pope Francis is scheduled to celebrate the first ever papal mass on the Arabian Peninsula.

By uCatholic - December 13, 2018

Cardinal Pell, Senior Advisor to the Pope, Found Guilty of Sex Abuse Charges

After being charged with multiple sexual assault offenses last year, Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty of all counts related to sexually abusing two ...

By uCatholic - December 12, 2018

Pope Francis Says There Is “No Place” For Actively Homosexual Priests

In an interview Pope Francis addressed the topic of homosexuality within the clergy, saying those with deep seated tendencies cannot be accepted into consecrated life ...

By uCatholic - December 5, 2018

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