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TODAY IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Holy Thursday

The feast of Maundy (or Holy) Thursday solemnly commemorates the institution of the Eucharist and is the oldest of the observances peculiar to Holy Week.

Mass Readings for April 18, 2019

Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 // Psalms 116:12-13, 15-18 // 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 // John 13:1-15

Prayer Petitions for April 18, 2019

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ARTICLES

The History Behind the “Forest” That Burned in the Notre-Dame Cathedral Roof

"The Forest" of the Notre-Dame Cathedral was made up of over 1300 oak trees, some dating as far back as the eighth century.

By uCatholic - April 17, 2019

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

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Pope Francis Visits Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to Wish Him Happy 92nd Birthday

In a visit with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Pope Francis wished the retired the retired pontiff happy 92nd birthday with "particular affection."

By uCatholic - April 17, 2019

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

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