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Sunday, January 17, 2021

 

January is Poverty Awareness Month 
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PRAY TO PROTECT HUMAN LIFE
JANUARY 21-29, 2021

9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life.

January 22: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

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Governor DeWine Signs "No Duty to Retreat" Bill

On January 4, 2021, Gov. Mike DeWine signed SB175 which lessens the "duty to retreat" before using deadly force in self-defense.  The Catholic Conference of Ohio encouraged the Governor to veto this legislation.The Conference argued that the legislation was unnecessary and harmful. It could result in the unnecessary use of force anywhere one has a lawful right to be. It may also exacerbate racial tensions.

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Addressing Racism

Read statements, take actions, pray and download educational materials from the USCCB

"My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life." 
Pope Francis, June 2020

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Prayer During the Coronavirus


Holy Virgin of Guadalupe

Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas. We fly to you today as your beloved children. We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother, and gain for our nation and world, and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted, we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance. Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful, wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind. Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence, knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother, health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, keep us in the embrace of your arms, help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus.

 Amen.

 

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Daily Readings

Follow the daily readings from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Study the Catechism

Study the Catechism in the new, easy to navigate E-Pub format.

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Social Doctrine

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church.

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Pope Francis

Apostolic Exhortations, Encyclicals, Letters, Homilies, Speeches, Biography & Prayers

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