E-Scroll April 17, 2014

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A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for Bishop Thomas Grady, second Bishop of the Diocese of Orlando, at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 21, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 526 N. Park Avenue, Winter Park.

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 The suffering of Jesus on the Cross, that reflects the pain of humanity and represents the divine response to the mystery of the evil that is so difficult to understand, was the theme of Pope Francis' catechesis during the general audience held on Holy Wednesday, in which the liturgy presents the story of Judas' betrayal and Christ, it emerges, has a price.

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A special Mass to celebrate the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will be held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe on Sunday, April 27 at 11:30am.  This is a historic moment in the life of the Catholic Church and an opportunity to give thanks to God for the abundant blessing of the gift of the Papacy and specifically for these two holy priests.

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By Carol Glatz in the Catholic News Service website:

VATICAN CITY — Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a saint?

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On Tuesday of Holy Week, the Holy Father received in private audience Archbishop Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorised the promulgation of decrees concerning the following causes:

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Following the solemn liturgical celebration of Palm Sunday, the Pope prayed the Angelus with the seventy thousand faithful present in St- Peter's Square and, before the Marian prayer, he greeted the 250 delegates, bishops, priests, religious and laypeople who participated during these days in the meeting for the World Youth Day organized by the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

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The Florida Catholic Conference asks Governor Rick Scott to commute the sentence of Robert Hendrix to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Mr. Hendrix is scheduled to be executed at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 for the 1990 murders of Elmer Scott, Jr. and Michelle Scott.

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