Dec 19, 2011 - 07:32 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI formally recognized miracles attributed to Bl. Marianne Cope and Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha on Dec. 19, clearing the way for both women to be canonized.
Dec 19, 2011 - 06:06 pm .- Christians from two churches in Malaysia rejected a requirement that they will need a police permit to sing Christmas carols in their parishes or their homes.
Dec 19, 2011 - 05:26 pm .- St. Michael the Archangel is the model for a saint-based action figure, part of a new “Action Saints” series from the Denver-based Kolbe Film School. The series is intended to engage children in their faith and help them get acquainted with the saints.
Dec 19, 2011 - 03:01 pm .- Catholic News Agency will suspend its daily news service beginning Dec. 20, in celebration of Christmas and the New Year. It will resume Jan. 2, 2012.
Dec 19, 2011 - 04:55 pm .- The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il may be the beginning of a turning point for the path of reunification of the Koreas, Catholic leaders said after his passing.
Dec 19, 2011 - 02:06 pm .- After a recent papal Mass commemorating Latin America, Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis of Aparecida, Brazil entrusted the future of the continent to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Dec 19, 2011 - 12:47 pm .- Pope Benedict told inmates at Rome’s largest prison that he supports efforts by the Italian government to reduce chronic overcrowding in the country’s jails.
Dec 19, 2011 - 09:57 am .- It wasn't much, just a little Christmas tree with colorful lights and a few carefully wrapped presents.