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June 5 – St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr

May the Martyr Saint Boniface
be our advocate, O Lord,
that we may firmly hold the faith he taught
with his lips and sealed in his blood
and confidently profess it by our deeds.
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.

Gospel – Feast of St. Boniface

Gospel Mk 12:18-27

Some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection,
came to Jesus and put this question to him, saying,
“Teacher, Moses wrote for us,
If someone’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no child,
his brother must take the wife
and raise up descendants for his brother.
Now there were seven brothers.
The first married a woman and died, leaving no descendants.
So the second brother married her and died, leaving no descendants,
and the third likewise.
And the seven left no descendants.
Last of all the woman also died.
At the resurrection when they arise whose wife will she be?
For all seven had been married to her.”
Jesus said to them, “Are you not misled
because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?
When they rise from the dead,
they neither marry nor are given in marriage,
but they are like the angels in heaven.
As for the dead being raised,
have you not read in the Book of Moses,
in the passage about the bush, how God told him,
I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,
and the God of Jacob?
He is not God of the dead but of the living.
You are greatly misled.”

News Briefs, June 4

Here are today’s News Briefs from Catholic News Service. Read

The Concho Padre

Francis continues Benedict XVI’s work against child sex abuse

After this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House, the Pope encouraged the Pontifical Gregorian University’s Hans Zollner, head of the Center for the Protection of Children, to “move ahead with the commitment against child sex abuse.”

Fr. Zollner told Vatican Radio that “after the mass, we had a chance to greet the Pope. There were three of us from the Gregorian University Center for Child Protection. We presented the project to the Pope. I was joined by our Polish representative and the person who is helping me prepare the canonical and theological education units for the long-distance learning program we want to introduce worldwide. The Pope listened very carefully, stressing on a number of occasions how important our work was.”

The encouragement given by Francis for the anti-pedophilia efforts to continue, follows on from Benedict XVI’s work. Francis himself sent out a message during the Angelus prayer last May 5, inviting us to work for the good of the most vulnerable and children.”

This is in continuity with Benedict XVI’s work in the field. Four months ago we presented him with the proceedings of the symposium we celebrated at the Gregorian University in February 2012. The symposium was attended by bishops’ conferences from all around the world, who discussed ways to prevent crimes against children.”

The Concho Padre, from various sources