Archive of December 11, 2011

US religious freedom commission prepares to shut down

Dec 11, 2011 - 06:03 pm .- The chairman of a federal commission that promotes religious freedom warned that if Congress does not reauthorize the group by next week, international results could be “catastrophic.”

Pope says focus on Jesus, not pre-Christmas distractions

Dec 11, 2011 - 01:30 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI reminded Christians not to be dazzled by the shopping lights of the season but to keep focused on the coming on Jesus Christ, the “true light of the world.”

Alaska Catholics called to embrace additional changes at Mass

Dec 11, 2011 - 01:17 pm .- On Sunday, Nov. 27, Roman Catholic parishes across the United States and much of the English-speaking world officially began using the newest translation of the Roman Missal — the sacred text for the Mass. In Alaska, those linguistic modifications were coupled with several posture changes for the faithful and other instructions regarding the celebration of Mass.

Leadership of Pope St. Damasus I remembered Dec. 11

Dec 11, 2011 - 07:13 am .- On Dec. 11, both Roman Catholics and Eastern Catholics commemorate Pope St. Damasus I, who led the Church through a critical part of the fourth-century Arian controversy over Jesus' divinity.

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