The Ten Commandments given by God are meant to protect his children from self-destruction; they are not harsh rules meant to enslave and oppress, Pope Francis said.
Joy has to be rooted in the fullness of reality, the suffering of the Cross, the glory of the Resurrection and the providence of God, not in a gooey meringue of sweetness.
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Ez 17:22-24
Second reading: 2 Cor 5:6-10
Gospel: Mk 4:26-34
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Gn 3:9-15
Second reading: 2 Cor 4:13 – 5:1
Gospel: Mk 3:20-35
The American Association for the Advancement of Science announced in Science magazine that it has chosen seven seminaries to participate in its “Science for Seminaries” program.
died 545 Feast Date: June 3 The Catholic Clotilda persuaded her pagan husband, King Clovis of the Franks, to allow their children to be baptized and eventually witnessed his baptism in 496 in Reims, France. But her 34-year widowhood was marked by family fights over power. Clotilda took charge of the three sons of Clodomir, […]
Approximately every 10 years beginning in 1955, Gallup has reported a steady decline in the percentage of Catholics who report attending Mass regularly. From a high of 75 percent in 1955, the figure tailed to 46 percent in 1983-86, and reached an all-time low of 39 percent in 2014-17, according to the most recent survey issued in early April.
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
First reading: Ex 24:3-8
Second reading: Heb 9:11-15
Gospel: Mk 14:12-16, 22-26
Pope Francis asked Catholics to recognize and be thankful for the undeserved gift of the Holy Spirit they received with the sacrament of confirmation.