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How we found the Kingdom of Heaven on a hunt for carnivorous plants: A Reflection on Matthew 13: 44-46

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 109

Jesus said to his disciples:
“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field,
which a person finds and hides again,

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The Last Pope

From Elaine Pasquali

Title:  The Last Pope

Author:  David Osborn

With the passing of a caring and loving pope, cardinals gather to elect a new pope. 77 more words

Reading Club Reviews

When Irish Catholics Changed America

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The 1930s. Before the decade was over, America would be a vastly different nation,  thanks in no small part to Irish Catholics. 127 more words


3 Things The Pope Should Discuss On His Visit To Philadelphia | ThinkProgress

On Friday, an American archbishop all but confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania next year, leaving Catholics and Americans at large buzzing about what the pontiff’s first visit to the United States could entail. 52 more words

News Reader

Million followers to celebrate Church of Christ in Philippines

MANILA: A Philippine Christian church renowned for its discipline, money and political power will mark its 100th anniversary on Sunday with more than one million followers expected to join the celebrations. 640 more words


In a New Pew Report Americans View Jews, Catholics, and Evangelicals Most Favorably and Atheists and Muslims Least Favorably

This is probably not too surprising, but in light of our history of anti-Catholicism and anti-Semitism this is amazing. It was not that long ago (1960) that JFK had to explain that he believed in the complete separation of church and state because of fears that, as a Catholic, he would be under the control of the Pope if was elected as president. 57 more words

Religious Liberty

Pope to make first U.S. visit next year for conference

(CNN) – Pope Francis accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, the Catholic News Service reported Friday. 140 more words