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Pope Francis delivered the homily at Mass on New Year’s Day, the Solemnity of the Mother of God, in St. Peter’s Basilica. Below, please find the full text of the official English translation of his prepared remarks. Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – World Day of Peace, 1 ...read more
A foggy Christmas Eve at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. CNS photo/Daniel Soñé ...read more
What are the highlights of 2015? What stands out most in your memory? It’s time to gather this year’s Year-In-Review Panel and look at the Church in 2015. Join Deacon Pedro and producers, Sebastian Gomes, Alicia Ambrosio and Gabriel Chow as they remember and comment on the highlights of 2015. Visit us on Facebook or ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: we go inside the Cathedral of St. Michael in Toronto, Ontario to see what it will look like when renovations are complete. ...read more
Salt and Light’s latest documentary, The Birth of the Messiah premiered on Christmas Eve and is now available for viewing online. The film takes a closer look at the familiar Christmas story as it is told in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.  Many are surprised to learn that Mark and John do not have ...read more
Bishop Martin Igwemezie Uzoukwu of Minna, Nigeria, walks near the coffins of some of the victims of a 2012 Christmas bombing at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria, during a funeral for the victims. CNS photo/Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis instructs Christians to focus on the baby Jesus in the crib during his general audience. ...read more
The Catholic Church’s ambassador to the UN explains what’s unique about papal diplomacy and why it’s badly needed in the world today. How are you going to spend the next five minutes of your time?  You could browse social media or check your email, but how about meeting a fascinating person and learning something relevant ...read more
Palestinian Catholic Samar Basir, 26, lights a candle while holding his niece, Salina, at the Church of Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem Dec. 24, 2009. CNS photo/Debbie Hill ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives – Pope Francis creates the new diocese of Barisal in Bangladesh and Catholic News Service reports on how some Iraqi Christian refugees celebrated Christmas. ...read more