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On Wednesday, December 25th Pope Francis gave his "Urbi et Orbi" Blessing for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord at Central Loggia of the Vatican Basilica. Below is full text of his message:  ...read more
On Tuesday, December 24th, Pope Francis presided mass for the  Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord at the Vatican. Here is full text of his homily. ...read more
Scott Harris explores the theological depths of two of our favourite Christmas hymns: "O Come, All Ye Faithful" and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing". ...read more
Read Deacon Pedro's final reflection for Advent in which he exhorts us to remember the mission of the Church and how we participate in that mission. ...read more
What is the Immaculate Conception and when did it become part of the teaching of the Catholic Church? Scott Harris explores this popular Marian devotion. ...read more
Deacon Pedro continues exploring Advent through missionary glasses. This week he asks: Is it enough to live the Gospel or do we have to use words? ...read more
As we prepare for the coming of our Lord during Advent, Julian Paparella suggests seeing conversion as a pathway for Jesus to be born in us every day. ...read more
Scott Harris reflects on the importance of taking full advantage of Advent and not giving in to the temptation to rush straight through to Christmas. ...read more
From St. Francis to the present day, the nativity scene has had an important place in our Christmas traditions. Read this new letter from Pope Francis. ...read more
Julian Paparella reflects on the three ways we look for the coming of Christ in this season of Advent. ...read more