Daily Readings

  • Reading 1 Gn 1:20—2:4a God said,"Let the water teem with an abundance of living creatures,and on the earth let birds fly beneath the dome of the sky."and so it happened:God created the great sea monstersand all kinds of swimming creatures with which the water teems,and all kinds of winged birds.God saw how good it was, […]
  • Readings for the Memorial of Saint Paul Miki, priest and martyr, and his companions, martyrsReading 1 Gn 1:1-19 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light," […]
  • Reading 1 Is 58:7-10 Thus says the LORD:Share your bread with the hungry,shelter the oppressed and the homeless;clothe the naked when you see them,and do not turn your back on your own.Then your light shall break forth like the dawn,and your wound shall quickly be healed;your vindication shall go before you,and the glory of the […]
  • Reading 1 Heb 13:15-17, 20-21 Brothers and sisters:Through Jesus, let us continually offer God a sacrifice of praise,that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name.Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have;God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind.Obey your leaders and defer to them,for they keep watch over […]
  • Reading 1 Heb 13:1-8 Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels. Be mindful of prisoners as if sharing their imprisonment, and of the ill-treated as of yourselves, for you also are in the body. Let marriage be honored among all and the marriage bed be kept […]

Vatican News

  • (OSV News) — While studying anatomy at the University of New Mexico’s medical school, internist Dr. Aaron Price, a member of the Táchii’nii Navajo clan, turned to his grandfather for advice. “Dissection (of a human body) in Navajo culture is super-taboo,” said Price, chief of staff and hospital medicine at Fort Defiance Indian Hospital […]
  • WASHINGTON (OSV News) — The Educational Choice for Children Act, federal legislation to implement tax credits for scholarships for students to cover expenses related to K-12 public and private education, was introduced Jan. 26 in both the U.S. House and Senate. The bill faces difficult odds in Congress, but proponents say its passage would […]
  • (Leer in Español) It’s been a year since Boston College released the results of “Cultivating Talent: A Summary of Findings from the National Study Examining Pathways to Increase the Presence of Hispanic Teachers and Leaders in Catholic Schools.” My colleague Dr. Melodie Wyttenbach and I served as the principal investigators for the project. Much […]
  • (Read in English) Ha pasado un año desde enero del 2022 cuando Boston College publicó los resultados del estudio “Cultivando talento: Resultados del estudio nacional examinando maneras de incrementar la presencia de maestros y líderes hispanos en las escuelas católicas” (en inglés). Mi colega, la Dra. Melodie Wyttenbach y yo fuimos los investigadores principales […]
  • (OSV News) — The experience of the sacrament of penance in the Roman rite will be slightly different this Lent, thanks to approved changes in the English translation set to take effect in a few weeks. Starting Ash Wednesday — which takes place this year on Feb. 22 — the prayer of absolution will […]
  • (OSV News) – It may be the end of the world as we know it in “Knock at the Cabin” (Universal). But, unlike R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, no one in this offbeat but effective thriller feels fine. Neither will any viewer who comes to the film without the mature discernment needed to sort through its […]
  • PHILADELPHIA (OSV News) — The Vatican decree elevating the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia to the status of minor basilica brings “great joy” to the entire Philadelphia Archdiocese, said Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez. “The Miraculous Medal Shrine is a great gift drawing souls closer to Christ through the intercession of the Blessed Mother,” he […]
  • WASHINGTON (OSV News) — Speakers and participants at the 2023 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering explored how social justice ministries of the church are often intertwined, from how the sin of racism impacts housing to how economic and social policies that uplift women and families can save lives from abortion and other forms of violence. […]