Dec 14, 2008 - 09:04 pm .- New resources for Spanish-speaking Catholics have been added to the web page of the Committee of Divine Worship of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to help them understand and prepare for revisions to be implemented in the Roman Missal.
Dec 14, 2008 - 05:39 pm .- In reaction to her “disturbing” abduction, Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, the president of Caritas Internationalis, has called for the immediate release of Jestina Mukoko and other missing human rights advocates in Zimbabwe.
Dec 14, 2008 - 04:23 pm .- It’s a sight to see: a real, live Santa Claus on his knees, hands folded, inclining his head reverently toward statues of the Holy Family. This is how one Virginia man celebrates Christmas. For 63 years he has devoted himself to teaching children about the true meaning of the holiday season.
Dec 14, 2008 - 04:08 pm .- Despite President-elect Obama’s move to the center on economic and national security issues, he will nonetheless be a radical on social issues, political commentator Paul Weyrich predicts. Such radicalism could be necessary to placate left-wing Obama supporters disappointed by his more centrist decisions.
Dec 14, 2008 - 01:26 pm .- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops president Cardinal Francis George and Catholic commentator George Weigel have both written statements eulogizing Cardinal Avery Dulles, SJ, following the American theologian’s death on Friday. Cardinal George called him “a great theologian and a totally dedicated servant of the Church” while Weigel recalled the late cardinal’s humility and modesty.
Dec 14, 2008 - 11:36 am .- The Holy Father delivered his Angelus address today on the theme of today’s entrance antiphon at Mass: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near.”
Dec 14, 2008 - 04:25 am .- The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) claims that Catholic schools save $19.8 billion to the U.S. annually in savings by serving children who would otherwise be educated at taxpayer expense.