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TODAY IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Saint Gatian

Saint Gatian was the first Bishop of Tours, one of six who accompanied St. Dionysius to Rome, then to France.

Mass Readings for December 18, 2018

Jeremiah 23:5-8 // Psalms 72:1-2, 12-13, 18-19 // Matthew 1:18-25

Prayer Petitions for December 18, 2018

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ARTICLES

The Catholic Origins of the Christmas Tree

Christmas is hardly imaginable without the ornamented spectacle found in homes across the world: the Christmas tree. Would it surprise you to learn that the age old tradition began with the swing of an axe by a Catholic saint?

By Billy Ryan - December 18, 2018

How Jesuit Priests Survived the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Thanks to the Rosary

The atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima annihilated everything within a one mile radius, leveling the city to the ground. One building miraculously remained: a Catholic presbytery with four priests inside.

By Billy Ryan - December 17, 2018

A Response To Fr. James Martin

In this video, Brian Holdsworth responds to Fr. Martin and discusses the Catechism, inclusion, and what it really means to be accepted into the Church.

By uCatholic - December 15, 2018

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Pope Francis Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Hosting a Party for Sick Children

For his 82nd birthday, Pope Francis celebrated by hosting a party and eating cake with sick children under the care of a Vatican free health ...

By uCatholic - December 18, 2018

Diocese to Press Charges on Nuns Who Embezzled $500,000 to Gamble in Las Vegas

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has filed a criminal complaint against two nuns who stand accused of embezzling over half a million dollars from a ...

By uCatholic - December 14, 2018

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

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