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UCA Asia News - Dec 10

Protesters 'are being let down by law enforcement, local authorities — and the Vatican'

Vatican Dossier - Dec 10

Matters India - Dec 10

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Christian women demand making India safer for women

By Matters India Reporter New Delhi, Dec 9, 2019: An ecumenical group of Christian women has condemned increasing incidents of violence against women in India and demanded making society safer for them. “In this dreadful situation of ...Read more
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Rome Reports - Dec 9

  Artist captures pope's humility in portrait
December 8th, 2019. Michael Lemma uses charcoal and incredible realism to draw the monuments of Rome.

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3rd Sunday of Advent A: Gaudate - Rejoice

Advent 3 Sunday A - Liturgical Prayers

A. There Shall Be No Poor Among YouB. Joy in the Lord's Coming

Is 35:1-6, 10; Ps 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10; Jas 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11

Greeting (From the Entrance Antiphon)
Rejoice in the Lord always:
the Lord is near.
He is here among us.
May the Lord Jesus always be with you.

R/ And also with you.

The Pope with Street Children

Advent 2nd Week - Dec 9-14: Weekday Reflections

Dec 9: Monday (Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary) (Transferred to Dec 9th Monday and hence not a Holy Day of obligation in the U. S. in 2019): USCCB: Introduction: Mary’s prophecy given in her Magnificat, “Behold all generations will call me blessed,” was fulfilled when the Catholic Church declared four dogmas of Faith about her: 1-The Immaculate Conception, 2-The Perpetual Virginity, 3-The Divine Maternity, 4-The Assumption. The Immaculate Conception is a dogma based mainly on Christian tradition and theological reasoning. It was defined in 1854 by Pope Pius IX as a dogma of Faith through Ineffabilis Deus. Definition: From the first moment of her conception, Mary was preserved immune from original sin by the singular grace of God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race. (CCC #491). This means that original sanctity, innocence and justice were conferred upon her, and that she was exempted from all the evil effects of original sin, excluding sorrow, pain, disease and death which are temporal penalties given to Adam. (Catholic Encyclopedia).

UCA Asia News - Dec 7

We live in a historical, cultural and social context in which chastity, poverty and obedience are not appreciated

Vatican Dossier - Dec 7


Pope Releases December Prayer Intention Video

‘The future of the very young’