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TODAY IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Saint Maurice and the Theban Legion

Saint Maurice and The Theban Legion numbered more than six thousand men. The legion had been conscripted from the very Christian areas surrounding Thebes, Egypt hence the name of the legion. They marched from the East into Gaul, and proved their loyalty at once to their Emperor and to their God. They were encamped near the Lake of Geneva, under the Emperor Maximian, when they got orders to offer sacrifices to the Roman gods and turn their swords against the Christian population. This Christian legion refused to obey the order. In his fury Maximian ordered them to be “decimated”, meaning every tenth soldier killed as an example.

Mass Readings for September 22, 2021

Ezra 9:5-9 // Tobit 13:2-4, 7-8 // Luke 9:1-6

Prayer Petitions for September 22, 2021

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ARTICLES

When the Papal States Were (Briefly) Secular

For a brief time, the Papal States were governed by the secular Roman Republic.

By George Ryan - September 21, 2021

Did You Know? Pope John Paul II Released a Devotional Album You Can Listen To

The album peaked at #175 on the Billboard album chart, going triple platinum in Poland.

By uCatholic - September 20, 2021

Vaccine Pass Required to Visit the Vatican

The mandate comes after Pope Francis asked 'to take all appropriate measures to prevent, control and combat the ongoing public health emergency.'

By uCatholic - September 20, 2021

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Pope Francis Says Some People Want Him Dead

Asked how he was feeling after his recent surgery, Pope Francis quipped: 'Still alive, even though some people wanted me to die.'

By uCatholic - September 21, 2021

Vaccine Pass Required to Visit the Vatican

The mandate comes after Pope Francis asked 'to take all appropriate measures to prevent, control and combat the ongoing public health emergency.'

By uCatholic - September 20, 2021

Benedict XVI: Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Is a ‘Distortion of Conscience’

Pope Benedict XVI wrote 'the issue of marriage and family has taken on a new dimension that cannot be ignored.'

By uCatholic - September 17, 2021

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