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Ordinary Time: July 5th

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

"I give praise to you, Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to little ones. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All things have been... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: July 4th

Saturday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Independence Day (USA)

Today is the national celebration of our Nation's independence. As we celebrate let us remember to pray that God will strengthen and bless America and make our nation a haven of liberty and justice for all — born and... More

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Ordinary Time: July 3rd

Feast of St. Thomas, apostle

St. Thomas, the disciple who at first did not believe, has become for the Church one of the first witnesses to her faith. She is fond of appealing to his testimony and frequently puts in our mouths those simple words whereby he expressed... More

Ordinary Time: July 2nd

Thursday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which in the Ordinary Form is celebrated on More

Ordinary Time: July 1st

Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of Saint Junipero Serra, priest (USA); St. Oliver Plunket, bishop & martyr (some places)

Miguel Jose Serra was born on the island of Mallorca, Spain. He took the name Junipero when he entered the Franciscan Order in 1730. Ordained in 1737, he taught philosophy and theology at the University of Padua for twelve years. At age... More

Ordinary Time: June 30th

Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome

This memorial is in honor of the nameless followers of Christ brutally killed by the mad Emperor Nero as scapegoats for the fire in Rome. The pagan historian Tacitus and St. Clement of Rome tell of a night of horror (August 15, 64 A.D.)... More

Ordinary Time: June 29th

Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, apostles

Veneration of the two great Apostles, Peter and Paul, has its roots in the very foundations of the Church. They are the solid rock on which the Church is built. They are at the origin of her faith and will forever remain her protectors... More

Ordinary Time: June 28th

Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jesus said to his apostles: "Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: June 27th

Saturday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Cyril of Alexandria, bishop and doctor

St. Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria, one of the metropolitan sees of the Christian Church in the east, was one of the great defenders of the faith against the heresy of Nestorius who denied the oneness of person in Jesus Christ. At the... More

It's the weekend! Catch up on the news and commentary from the week, or check out this selection from our Resources library for your weekend reading.

Ordinary Time: June 26th

Friday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, priest (in some dioceses)

St. Josemaria Escriva was born in 1902 at Barbastro Spain. He was ordained in Saragossa in 1925 and by divine inspiration founded Opus Dei which opened a new way for the faithful to sanctify themselves in the midst of the world. He died... More

Ordinary Time: June 25th

Thursday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

Saint William was born to noble parents at the beginning of the twelfth century. He was orphaned while still an infant and was raised by relatives. He built a monastery on the summit of Monte Vergine near Naples, and established a... More