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Ordinary Time: January 23rd

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday of the Word of God

"Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news of him spread throughout the whole region. He taught in their synagogues and was praised by all” (Luke 4:14-15). The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is the Sunday of the... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: January 22nd

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

January 22 is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the day established by the Church of penance for abortion, has been formally named as the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.” On this day (or January 23rd... 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: January 21st

Memorial of St. Agnes, virgin and martyr; Our Lady of High Grace (Dominican Republic)

St. Agnes (c. 304) like St. Cecilia, is to be numbered among the most famous martyrs of Rome. When the Diocletian persecution was at its height, and when priests as well as laymen were apostatizing from the faith, Agnes, a girl of twelve,... More

Ordinary Time: January 20th

Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorials of St. Fabian, pope and martyr; St. Sebastian, martyr

St. Fabian and St. Sebastian have always been venerated together, and their names were coupled in the ancient martyrologies, as they are still in the Litany of Saints. St. Fabian was Pope from 236 to 250 AD. He promoted the... More

Ordinary Time: January 19th

Wednesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

In the previous calendar (1962) today is the commemoration of Sts. Marius, Martha, Audivax and Abachum, a group of Persian martyrs of the third century who died for the faith in Rome and also the commemoration of St. Canute, king of... More

Ordinary Time: January 18th

Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Today in the former calendar (1962) is the feast of St. Peter's Chair at Rome and the commemoration of St. Prisca, virgin and martyr. The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter is currently celebrated on More

Ordinary Time: January 17th

Memorial of St. Anthony, abbot

In both calendars the Church commemorates the abbot from the 3rd century. St. Anthony, the father of monks, retired to the desert at about the age of eighteen in order to live in perfect solitude. He laid the foundations of community... More

Ordinary Time: January 16th

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." (And)... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: January 15th

Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time; Our Lady of Prompt Succor; Black Christ of Esquipulas (Guatemala)

It was from St. Jerome (+ 420) that the west learned of the life of St. Paul the Hermit; the book, which he devoted to the life of the first Christian hermit, charmed and instructed generations of the faithful and formed the inspiration... 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: January 14th

Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

According to the previous liturgical calendar (1962), today is the feast of St. Hilary, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of the Church. In the current calendar, his feast is celebrated a day earlier, on More

Ordinary Time: January 13th

Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Hilary of Poitiers, bishop and doctor; Memorial of St. Kentigern, bishop (Scotland)

St. Hilary of Poitiers (310-367) was one of the great champions of the Catholic belief in the divinity of Christ. By his preaching, his treatise on the Trinity, his part in the Councils, his daring opposition to the Emperor Constantius,... More