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Daily Readings for Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 18:1, Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 17:15, Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 17:22, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 148:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 148:11-14, Gospel: John 16:12-15

Help Against Spiritual Enemies: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Glorious St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly hosts, who standest always ready to give assistance to the people of God; who didst fight with the dragon, the old serpent, and didst cast him out of heaven, and now valiantly defendest the Church of God that the gates of hell may never prevail against her, I earnestly entreat thee to assist me also, in the painful and dangerous conflict which I have to sustain against the same formidible foe. Be with me, O mighty Prince! that I may courageously ...

Sts. Nereus & Achilleus: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, May 12, 2021

So often we hear people or even ourselves excuse an action by saying "I was only following orders." But for Nereus and Achilleus this excuse could not stand in the face of the cross. Everything we know from authority about the two first- century martyrs comes from a testimony written by Pope St. Damasus in the fourth century and inscribed on a memorial tablet that commemorates their lives. But even this commentary comes 300 years after they died. Damasus tells us that Nereus ...

Prayer Requests Live for Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 HD

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Daily Reading for Thursday, May 13th, 2021 HD

Reading 1, Acts 1:1-11 1 In my earlier work, Theophilus, I dealt with everything Jesus had done and taught from the beginning 2 until the day he gave his instructions to the apostles he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven. 3 He had shown himself alive to them after his Passion by many demonstrations: for forty days he had continued to appear to them and tell them about the kingdom of God. 4 While at table with them, he had told them not to leave Jerusalem, but to ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 16:22-34, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 138:1-3, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 138:7-8, Gospel: John 16:5-11

Prayer of Praise and Thanks: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Blessed are you, Lord God: Blessed are you for ever. Holy is your name: Blessed are you for ever. Great is your mercy for your people: Blessed are you for ever. Amen! Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, We praise you and give you glory: We bless you for calling us to be your holy people. Remain in our hearts, And guide us in our love and service. Help us to let our light shine before others And lead them to the way of faith. Holy Trinity of love, We praise ...

Catholic schools, and the Church are going extinct in America, and the blame is found within

In the mid-1960s, twelve out of 100 schoolchildren in the United States attended a Catholic school. Even if you were not Catholic, chances are you knew multiple peers who attended Catholic school. Today, the numbers tell a grisly tale of collapse, under the triple threats of cost, scandal, and apathy. But there's more to this story than they're telling you. Here's the real answer why our Catholic school system collapsing and what can we do to reverse this trend.

Prayer Requests Live for Monday, May 10th, 2021 HD

Leave your prayer requests here: https://www.catholic.org/prayers/prayerrequest.php Catholic Online School: Free World Class Catholic Education for Anyone, Anywhere https://www.catholiconline.school/ Catholic Online: World's Catholic Library https://www.catholic.org/ Catholic Online Shopping: World's Catholic Store https://catholiconline.shopping/ Catholic Online Learning Resources: Free Printable Educational Resources for Students, Parents, and ...

Daily Reading for Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 HD

Reading 1, Acts 17:15, 22-18:1 15 Paul's escort took him as far as Athens, and went back with instructions for Silas and Timothy to rejoin Paul as soon as they could. 22 So Paul stood before the whole council of the Areopagus and made this speech: 'Men of Athens, I have seen for myself how extremely scrupulous you are in all religious matters, 1 After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth, Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14 1 Alleluia! Praise Yahweh from the heavens, ...