Dec 18, 2012 - 06:04 pm .- The archbishops of Ireland say the government's consideration of legalizing abortion would harm the country's world-renowned health care practices for mothers.
Dec 18, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- A Colombian archbishop offered his solidarity and condolences to the families and friends of the 27 victims who died in a bus accident nine days before Christmas.
Dec 18, 2012 - 03:19 pm .- The Irish government has announced that it will introduce legislation on abortion that will legalize the procedure in cases where the mother’s life is at risk, drawing criticism pro-life advocates.
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:04 pm .- Consecrated women from a religious community in Connecticut are offering prayers, counseling and support to high school students following a mass shooting in their town.
Dec 18, 2012 - 11:28 am .- The message of Advent is applicable in today’s world, especially in light of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said in his Dec. 17 column.
Dec 18, 2012 - 04:01 am .- A 67-year-old tradition of placing a nativity scene on a public median in Warren, Mich. has been re-established after a four-year legal battle involving the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Dec 18, 2012 - 02:12 am .- A vandal with a sledgehammer who attacked statues at two parishes in Sulphur, La. was discovered in the adoration chapel at one of the churches.
Dec 18, 2012 - 12:02 am .- Armed conflicts and a decline in tourists and pilgrims from overseas will cause difficulties for Palestinian Christians, but they will still celebrate Christmas.