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TODAY IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Friday, January 17, 2020

Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony the Great is the father of Christian monasticism. Born in Egypt c.251, he gave away his large inheritance and fled to the desert and led a solitary life of fasting, prayer, and manual labor.

Mass Readings for January 17, 2020

1 Samuel 8:4-7, 10-22 // Psalms 89:16-19 // Mark 2:1-12

Prayer Petitions for January 17, 2020

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ARTICLES

How to Improve Your Mind: A Sermon by Fulton Sheen All Catholics Need to Watch

Sheen's sermon "How to Improve Your Mind" tells how we can develop and improve our minds, and through that, improve our relationships with others and God.

By Billy Ryan - January 17, 2020

Did This Saint Really “Sell His Soul to the Devil”?

"Lord, give me chastity, but not yet." If one of the Church Fathers was a hedonist until 30, even one who "sold their soul" to the Devil can become a saint.

By Billy Ryan - January 16, 2020

The Mysterious Disappearance of the Last Catholic Bishop of North Korea

Francis Hong Yong-ho was the first and last bishop for the Diocese of Pyongyang in North Korea until his "disappearance" in 1949.

By Billy Ryan - January 15, 2020

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CATHOLIC NEWS

Watch: Man Desecrates Altar During Mass in Brooklyn Church

The Diocese of Brooklyn released a video showing a man interrupting Mass and desecrating the altar by pouring juice on it.

By uCatholic - January 17, 2020

French Bishops Approve Removal of Parent’s Gender on Baptism Forms

French Bishops approved a recommendation to remove the gender of parents on baptism forms to handle "ever-more-complex situation of families in France."French Bishops approved ...

By uCatholic - January 16, 2020

Vatican: Pope Francis’ Position on Priestly Celibacy Is “Known”

After a new book coauthored by Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah defending clerical celibacy was released, the Vatican said Pope Francis' position is "known."

By uCatholic - January 15, 2020

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