Dec 20, 2009 - 07:49 pm .- The memorial Mass for Fr. Jerry Roche, an Irish priest slain by burglars in Kenya, was held on Thursday. The Mass was attended by five bishops, the entire fraternity of the Kiltegan Fathers, scores of priests and religious and thousands of other Christians.
Dec 20, 2009 - 02:29 pm .- Tim O’Meara, 50, heartily shook Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Most Rev. John Nienstedt’s hand and grinned broadly, his excitement transparent. He had been anticipating the archbishop’s visit for a while, he said. O’Meara is one of about 990 men who are currently in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Rush City. Archbishop Nienstedt celebrated Mass and visited with inmates Dec. 15.
Dec 20, 2009 - 12:33 pm .- After Sunday's Angelus in Vatican City, Pope Benedict XVI congratulated the new primate of the Polish church, Archbishop Henryk Muszynski. The archbishop takes the place of Cardinal Jozef Glemp.
Dec 20, 2009 - 12:23 pm .- After the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI sent a "cordial greeting" out to the employees of the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano. Personnel from the paper are taking part in a special Advent initiative to raise funds to build a school in Africa.
Dec 20, 2009 - 12:19 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI led the Angelus from the window of his Vatican chambers on this crisp, clear winter morning of the fourth Sunday of Advent in Rome. In his pre-Angelus address to thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square, he echoed the words of the prophet Micah in Sunday´s liturgy, inviting the world to look to Bethlehem for peace.
Dec 20, 2009 - 05:16 am .- On Saturday, December 26, the universal church will commemorate the death of St. Stephen, the first man to give his life in witness to the Faith.
Dec 20, 2009 - 04:02 am .- Pope Benedict XVI’s so-called “green revolution” differs in key ways from parts of the environmentalist movement, Vatican expert Sandro Magister says. While some forms of environmentalism place nature first in relation to mankind, he explains that the Pope has as his priority the “ecology of Man” in relation to God.