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Fireworks light up the night sky near a giant Christmas tree along a bay walk in Palawan, Philippines, Dec. 1, 2011. The Philippines, a mainly Roman Catholic country, is known for its rich pageantry around the Advent and Christmas season. CNS photo/Romeo Ranoco, Reuters ...read more
Last week we saw that the reason why we need mercy is because we are sinners. St. Paul tells the Ephesians, “we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead ...read more
Children touch the wings of a man dressed as an angel as he holds a sign reading “Christmas with Jesus is happiness” in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Dec. 13, 2011. Members of the Christian church Psalm 100 regularly dress as angels holding signs with religious messages for people to read. CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters ...read more
St. Mary’s Cathedral is illuminated by a 246-foot projected Lights of Christmas display Dec. 13, 2012 in Sydney. CNS photo/Tim Wimborne, Reuters ...read more
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