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Cardinal Ravasi recalls Ennio Morricone as a man of faith

The President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, shares his memories of Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who died on Monday in Rome at the age of 91.

Remembering Ennio Morricone and his sense of the Sacred

The Oscar-winning composer, Ennio Morricone, whose music defined the atmosphere and success of hundreds of films of all genres, has died in Rome, aged 91. Lesser known are his production of Sacred Music and his admiration for Pope Francis.

Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Hos 2:16, 17c-18, 21-22

Thus says the LORD:
I will allure her;
I will lead her into the desert
and speak to her heart.
She shall respond there as in the days of her youth,
when she came up from the land of Egypt.

On that day, says the LORD,
She shall call me “My husband,”
and never again “My baal.”

I will espouse you to me forever:
I will espouse you in right and in justice,
in love and in mercy;
I will espouse you in fidelity,
and you shall know the LORD.

Responsorial Psalm 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9

R. (8a) The Lord is gracious and merciful.
Every day will I bless you,
and I will praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the LORD and highly to be praised;
his greatness is unsearchable.
R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.
Generation after generation praises your works
and proclaims your might.
They speak of the splendor of your glorious majesty
and tell of your wondrous works.
R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.
They discourse of the power of your terrible deeds
and declare your greatness.
They publish the fame of your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your justice.
R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.
The LORD is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and of great kindness.
The LORD is good to all
and compassionate toward all his works.
R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.

Alleluia See 2 Tm 1:10

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death
and brought life to light through the Gospel.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mt 9:18-26

While Jesus was speaking, an official came forward,
knelt down before him, and said,
“My daughter has just died.
But come, lay your hand on her, and she will live.”
Jesus rose and followed him, and so did his disciples.
A woman suffering hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him
and touched the tassel on his cloak.
She said to herself, “If only I can touch his cloak, I shall be cured.”
Jesus turned around and saw her, and said,
“Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you.”
And from that hour the woman was cured.

When Jesus arrived at the official’s house
and saw the flute players and the crowd who were making a commotion,
he said, “Go away! The girl is not dead but sleeping.”
And they ridiculed him.
When the crowd was put out, he came and took her by the hand,
and the little girl arose.
And news of this spread throughout all that land.

 

For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Maria Goretti, please go here.

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Australia to close border between New South Wales and Victoria

Australia will close the border between the states of New South Wales and Victoria beginning on Wednesday, disrupting movement between Melbourne and Sydney, the nation’s two largest cities.

Covid-19: Camillian priest appeals for better-equipped hospitals in Burkina Faso

Burkinabe Priest, Fr. Modeste Ouedraogo calls for well-trained staff and better-equipped hospitals in the fight against Covid-19 in the West-African country.

Pope to celebrate Mass for 7th anniversary of Lampedusa visit

Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on Wednesday to mark the seventh anniversary of his first papal trip outside Rome, which saw him visit the Italian island of Lampedusa to offer comfort to migrants.

US Bishop decries destruction of St. Junipero Serra statue

Bishop Jamie Soto criticizes the destruction of the statue of St. Junipero Serra in Sacramento, California, and urges protesters to build up the community, not tear it down.

Presidential election in Dominican Republic on Sunday

The people of the Dominican Republic head to the polls on Sunday to choose a new president

France and other governments pressured over coronavirus response

A French court has launched an inquiry into the alleged mishandling by the outgoing French government of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes while elsewhere in Europe, and the former Soviet Union, tensions also rise over the way leaders deal with the crisis.

A magisterium for peace and against hypocrisy

Pope Francis expresses his support for the UN resolution for a global and immediate ceasefire, which would bring relief to people at war and enable them to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.