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Thursday, April 02, 2020

Saint Francis of Paola

Saint Francis of Paola (1416-1507) founder of the Order of Minims. The rule of life adopted by Francis and his religious was one of extraordinary severity. They observed perpetual abstinence and lived in great poverty, but the distinguishing mark of the order was humility. They were to seek to live unknown and hidden from the world. To express this character which he would have his disciples cultivate, Francis eventually obtained from the Holy See that they should be styled Minims, the least of all religious.

Mass Readings for April 2, 2020

Genesis 17:3-9 // Psalms 105:4-9 // John 8:51-59

Prayer Petitions for April 2, 2020

Please feel free to leave your Prayer petitions and know that members of this online Catholic community will pray for your intentions. Also, please remember to pray for the intentions of others, the forgotten holy souls in purgatory, and for the Holy Father’s Intentions!

LORD, hear our Prayers!

ARTICLES

April Fools! Did You Know the Day of Pranks & Jokes Was Started by a Catholic Pope?

Believe it not, the day of practical jokes, pranks, and hoaxes was actually started (unknowingly) by a Catholic pope over 400 years ago.

By Billy Ryan - April 1, 2020

5 Things Protestants Get Wrong About The Virgin Mary

In this episode of the Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about things that Protestants misunderstand about Catholic devotion to Our Mother Mary.

By uCatholic - April 1, 2020

How Ice From the Swiss Alps Sheds Light on the Medieval Murder of Thomas Becket

Researcher analyzing ice cores from glaciers in the Alps found evidence of the infamous feud between Saint Thomas Becket and King Henry II.

By Billy Ryan - April 1, 2020

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By uCatholic - April 2, 2020

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By uCatholic - April 1, 2020

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Father Alejandro Trejo from the Diocese of Yakima in Washington was the first priest to test positive for coronavirus in the United States.

By uCatholic - March 31, 2020

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