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It has been a big week in the church: the Jubilee for Mercy officially started, holy doors and doors of mercy opened around the world, and we’re gearing up for the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Here is just some of what has been going on across the country this week: Vancouver has ...read more
Nigerian Christians pray in the grotto of the Church of Nativity on Christmas Eve in Bethlehem, West Bank. CNS photo/Debbie Hill ...read more
The Jubilee for Mercy is officially open and with it, so too are holy doors around the world. The Vatican inaugurated the holy year with the ceremony for the opening of the holy door. Adding to the festivities was a three hour light show called Fides Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home. Inspired by Pope Francis’ ...read more
Ukrainian Catholic Bishop Paul P. Chomnycky of Stamford, Conn., anoints a woman with holy oil after celebrating a Divine Liturgy marking the feast of the Nativity at St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church in New York. The parish follows the tradition of the church in Ukraine and celebrates Christmas according to the Julian calendar. CNS photo/Gregory ...read more
“What does Christmas mean to you?” This is a common question posed during the Advent season, and one that evokes in many of us fond memories and feelings of gratitude. This week, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the close of the Second Vatican Council, similar feelings have pervaded me. Many thoughtful and inspiring ...read more
Through a special partnership with ABC Television Network in the USA and as part of ABC’s Vision and Values Series, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation is pleased to announce that a new Knights of Columbus produced documentary Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message will begin airing on S+L on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at ...read more
New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan blesses an inmate as he celebrates Christmas Eve Mass at Rikers Island correctional facility in New York Dec. 24, 2013. CNS photo/Lucas Jackson, Reuters ...read more
Considered a work of art in its own right, the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible carries 2,000 years of faith into the third millennium. 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 ...read more
Families displaced by violence take shelter at the Don Bosco Catholic youth center in Bangui, Central African Republic, Christmas Day, 2013. CNS photo/Andrea Campeanu, Reuters ...read more
Pope Francis inaugurated the Jubilee of Mercy on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Read the full text of his homily below: Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Inauguration of the Jubilee of Mercy December 8,  2015  Dear Brothers and Sisters, In a few moments I will have the joy ...read more