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Handicapped pilgrims face the Basilica of the Rosary in Lourdes (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/08/10

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Mary is shown being taken up to heaven in a painting inside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore (CNS file photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Why do we believe in the Assumption?

Because the Church, an authority we can trust wholeheartedly, tells us we ought to

Daily readings: August 15 – August 21

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Solemnity of the Assumption: Rev 11:19, 12: 1-6 & 10; 1 Cor 15:20-26; Lk 1:39-56