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TODAY IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Saint Edmund, King and Martyr

For 15 years Saint King Edmund ruled over the East Angles with what all acknowledged as Christian dignity and justice until being martyred by invading Danes for refusing to ban Christianity in his realm. Saint Edmund remains the only English sovereign until the time of King Charles I to die for religious beliefs. Along with St. George, St. Edmund is the Patron Saint of England.

Mass Readings for November 20, 2019

2 Maccabees 6:18-31 // Psalms 3:2-7 // Luke 19:1-10

Prayer Petitions for November 20, 2019

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ARTICLES

Pope Francis Opens New “Palace” for the Poor & Homeless near Saint Peter’s Square

As part of his Friday of Mercy initiative Pope Francis opened a "palace for the poor," a shelter for homeless people near Saint Peter’s Square.

By uCatholic - November 20, 2019

Pope Francis Calls for Fulton Sheen’s Beatification to Take Place in December

The Diocese of Peoria, the hometown of the late soon-to-be saint, announced that Fulton Sheen will be beatified in December.

By uCatholic - November 20, 2019

Corruption in the Church? There’s An Official Prayer Against It, From Kenyan Bishops

Launching an anti-corruption campaign, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops released an official prayer to accompany their efforts.

By Billy Ryan - November 19, 2019

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Pope Francis Opens New “Palace” for the Poor & Homeless near Saint Peter’s Square

As part of his Friday of Mercy initiative Pope Francis opened a "palace for the poor," a shelter for homeless people near Saint Peter’s ...

By uCatholic - November 20, 2019

Pope Francis Calls for Action to Protect Children Online from “Digital Abuse”

Pope Francis called for universal action to help combat the "exponential" increase in the abuse of minors in the digital world.

By uCatholic - November 19, 2019

Pope Francis: Catechism Will Be Changed to Include “Ecological Sins”

Following a proposal made at the Amazon synod, Pope Francis said he will soon be updating the catechism to include "sins against ecology."

By uCatholic - November 18, 2019

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