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Brazilians prepare to vote in Sunday’s presidential elections

Brazilians go to the polls on Sunday for the country’s presidential election with a choice between Jair Bolsonaro or Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva.

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The Seven Churches Pilgrimage: Basilica of Holy Cross in Jerusalem

In this fifth episode of a special seven-part series, we take you on a spiritual journey through the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome to learn more about the history, art, architecture, and spiritual wealth of each of these storied places of worship, continuing with the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem.

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The Lord’s Day Reflection: “Waiting in silence”

As the Church marks the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jonathan Montaldo offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “Waiting in silence”.

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Pope Francis writes preface for book marking Vatican II anniversary

Marking the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, a book that traces the conciliar path undertaken by Pope St. John XXIII to the current synodal process called for by Pope Francis, goes to press with a preface by the Argentine Pope himself.

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Pope: May sport be home for all, open and welcoming

Pope Francis meets with participants at a Vatican meeting on “Sport for all. Cohesive, Accessible and Tailored to each Person” and encourages them to "strive to make sport a home for everyone, something open and welcoming."

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Russian president annexes four regions of Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially declared four occupied territories in Ukraine to be part of Russia, on the same that at least 23 people were killed and dozens more injured in a Russian rocket strike on a humanitarian convoy in south Ukraine.

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Deadly school blast kills students in Afghanistan

The UN children’s agency condemns a suicide bombing in Kabul, which has left at least 23 people dead and dozens more injured in the capital of Afghanistan.

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Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Reading 1 Jb 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5

The LORD addressed Job out of the storm and said:

Have you ever in your lifetime commanded the morning
and shown the dawn its place
For taking hold of the ends of the earth,
till the wicked are shaken from its surface?
The earth is changed as is clay by the seal,
and dyed as though it were a garment;
But from the wicked the light is withheld,
and the arm of pride is shattered.

Have you entered into the sources of the sea,
or walked about in the depths of the abyss?
Have the gates of death been shown to you,
or have you seen the gates of darkness?
Have you comprehended the breadth of the earth?
Tell me, if you know all:
Which is the way to the dwelling place of light,
and where is the abode of darkness,
That you may take them to their boundaries
and set them on their homeward paths?
You know, because you were born before them,
and the number of your years is great!

Then Job answered the LORD and said:

Behold, I am of little account; what can I answer you?
I put my hand over my mouth.
Though I have spoken once, I will not do so again;
though twice, I will do so no more.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 139:1-3, 7-8, 9-10, 13-14ab

R. (24b) Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
O LORD, you have probed me and you know me;
you know when I sit and when I stand;
you understand my thoughts from afar.
My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,
with all my ways you are familiar.
R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
Where can I go from your spirit?
From your presence where can I flee?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I sink to the nether world, you are present there.
R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
if I settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
Even there your hand shall guide me,
and your right hand hold me fast.
R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
Truly you have formed my inmost being;
you knit me in my mother's womb.
I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made;
wonderful are your works.
R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

Alleluia Ps 95:8

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
If today you hear his voice,
harden not your hearts.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 10:13-16

Jesus said to them,
"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida!
For if the mighty deeds done in your midst
had been done in Tyre and Sidon,
they would long ago have repented,
sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon
at the judgment than for you.
And as for you, Capernaum, 'Will you be exalted to heaven?
You will go down to the netherworld.'
Whoever listens to you listens to me.
Whoever rejects you rejects me.
And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me."
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Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

Pope to Ursuline Global Education Compact: 'Allow your beauty to shine!'

Pope Francis encourages student participants at the Ursuline Global Education Compact to embrace true beauty and allow it shine throughout the world by welcoming the marginalized and working to defend our common home.

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Reconciliation with indigenous a priority for Canada’s Bishops

The Bishops of Canada wrap up their first in-person Plenary Assembly since 2019, and pledge to continue “to walk together with Indigenous Partners on the Healing and Reconciliation Journey.”

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