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Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C – December 20, 2015 The Infancy Narrative of Luke’s Gospel contains some of the most touching, well-known biblical scenes in the New Testament. Not only does the annunciation of the Baptist’s beginnings precede that of Jesus (1:5-24), but the birth of John the Baptist precedes Jesus’ birth (1:26-38). The ...read more
How many times have you promised yourself that you’d prepare for Christmas in a more spiritual way? Perhaps you’ve let Christmas go by and then its Boxing Day. After all is said and done, perhaps nothing really changed? Here’s your chance to make this year different. In partnership with the Salesian community of Don Bosco ...read more
The Vatican gave a status report on the completed first phase of the visitation of Irish church institutions in the wake of the sex abuse scandal. Rome bureau chief John Thavis reports. ...read more
To download Flash Player please click here The following is the English-language communiqué released today by the Vatican Press Office. This document marks the beginning of the Apostolic Visitation in Ireland. On 19 March 2010, following a meeting with the bishops of Ireland, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI issued a Pastoral Letter to the Catholics ...read more