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A Missionary of Charity nun chats with refugee children at Christmas lunch at the refugee camp at G Udaigiri, India. CNS photo/Anto Akkara ...read more
Today, Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Pope Francis celebrated mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. During the liturgy with families from the Diocese of Rome and pilgrims from many countries who had come to Rome for the Jubilee of Families, the Pope pronounced this homily during the celebration of mass. The ...read more
So far we’ve looked at two things that must be present for mercy to take place, we’ve seen the direct relationship between mercy and love and forgiveness. We’ve also looked at why we are being invited to “walk through the door” of mercy this year. This week and next, as we celebrate Christmas and the beginning ...read more
Children dressed as angels take part in a Christmas festival in the streets of Managua, Nicaragua, Dec. 21, 2008. CNS photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters ...read more
Two Iraqi boys hold candles as they pray for peace in Iraq and Syria during Mass at a Chaldean Catholic church in Amman, Jordan, Dec. 23, 2012. CNS photo/Ali Jarekji, Reuters ...read more
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB on the The Meaning of Christmas, discussing the Spirit of the Season with George Stephanopoulus on Good Morning America. Watch the full interview on the ABC website here ...read more
On the Solemnity of the Birth of the Lord, Pope Francis appeared on the Central Loggia of the Vatican Basilica and before imparting the “Urbi et Orbi” Blessing, gave his traiditional Christmas address to the faithful present in St. Peter’s Square and to all those listening via radio and television. Here is the Pope’s 2015 Christmas ...read more
Christmas Message of Bishop Donald Bolen of Saskatoon Bishop Donald Bolen of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, SK, Canada presents his 2015 Christmas message. Music by Zjelko Bilandzic of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Saskatoon. ...read more
People pray during a Christmas Mass for the homeless in a bus in Nice, France, Dec. 25, 2010. CNS photo/Eric Gaillard, Reuters ...read more
On Thursday, December 24, 2015, Pope Francis celebrated the Christmas Eve Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica. Read the full text of his homily below: Tonight “a great light” shines forth (Is 9:1); the light of Jesus’ birth shines all about us. How true and timely are the words of the prophet Isaiah which we have ...read more