Archive of December 3, 2011

Court drops seat belt charges against Pope Benedict

Dec 3, 2011 - 05:36 pm .- In a case that brought amusement to the Vatican, a German court decided to throw out charges against Pope Benedict for not wearing a seat belt during his recent papal visit to the country.

Pope Benedict reflects on Bavarian Advent traditions

Dec 3, 2011 - 03:11 pm .- On the evening of Dec. 2, Pope Benedict XVI enjoyed a traditional Bavarian Advent without leaving Rome courtesy of a German television company that hosted a Christmas special from the Vatican.

Rhode Island governor excludes Christmas from State House ceremony

Dec 3, 2011 - 12:55 pm .- A 17-foot Colorado blue spruce is standing tall at the center of controversy in the Rhode Island State House rotunda for what is being – or more importantly, not being – called.

Irish pub owner reflects on God’s guidance in his life

Dec 3, 2011 - 08:16 am .- For Irish immigrant Pat Troy, “faith is everything.” At age 70, Troy is surrounded by his family and friends and owns Ireland’s Own, a thriving pub in Alexandria, Virginia.

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