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Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Lord God,
king of heaven and earth,
direct our minds and bodies throughout this day,
and make us holy.
Keep us faithful to your law in thought, word and deed.
Be our helper now and always,
free us from sin,
and bring us to salvation in that kingdom
where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
– Amen.

News Briefs, June 14

Catholic News Service is the official news agency of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. They publish a daily News Briefs. Read more.

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News Briefs, June 13

Catholic News Service is the official news agency of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. Here are their News Briefs for today.

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Encyclical on Faith is nearly finished

Vatican City, Jun 13, 2013 (CNA).- Pope Francis put aside his prepared remarks this morning and told members of the Synod of Bishops that the encyclical on faith is almost ready and the exhortation on evangelization will be finished before the Year of Faith is over. Read more

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Popemobile to popehogs

Phil Lawler at catholicculture.org tells us that Pope Francis has been presented with two classic Harley Davidson motorcycles, as the American manufacturer celebrates its 110th anniversary.

Continuing a publicity offensive in Rome for its anniversary celebrations, Harley Davidson plans to bring more than 1,000 motorcycle riders to St. Peter’s Square for the Pope’s Angelus audience on Sunday, June 16. The corporate sponsors hope to fill the Via della Conciliazione, which stretches from St. Peter’s Square to the Tiber River, with their motorcycles.

The same question immediately entered both of our minds: What’s the Pope going to do with two Harleys?

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Pope Francis: true progress is in trusting the Spirit

Pope Francis spoke about how fear can stop the Church moving forward and a culture of ‘adolescent progressivism’ risks ‘de-railing’ the true progress of believers in carrying out God’s law. Instead they must follow the path to Christian maturity by trusting in the Holy Spirit. Read this morning’s report from Vatican Radio.

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Wednesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

O God,
from whom all good things come,
grant that we, who call on you in our need,
may at your prompting discern what is right,
and by your guidance do it.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
– Amen.

Pope acknowledges “gay lobby” influence in Vatican curia

Pope Francis reportedly confirmed the existence of a “gay lobby” within the Roman Curia, in a candid conversation with visiting religious from Latin America. Read more from catholicculture.org

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Pope: poverty and the praise of God

(Vatican Radio) The Gospel should be generously and simply proclaimed said Pope Francis during morning Mass Tuesday in the Casa Santa Marta chapel. Poverty and praise of God, he said are the two key signs of an evangelical and missionary Church. Instead a rich Church becomes an old, lifeless Church, it becomes an NGO that neglects the true treasure of God’s free grace. Read the report from Vatican Radio.

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Cardinal Dolan speaks out

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, has written an op-ed piece for USA Today, in which he calls upon the government to fix the immigration system. Read more.

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