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Pope's childhood letter to Baby Jesus shows his faith

Dec 21, 2012 - 04:16 am .- A Christmas letter that Pope Benedict XVI wrote to Baby Jesus when he was seven years-old demonstrates his devotion to the Sacred Heart and his desire to be a priest.

'Holiday tree' dispute wins governor annual Scrooge award

Dec 21, 2012 - 12:05 am .- A law firm has given Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chaffee its 2012 “Ebenezer Award” for his insistence that the 17.5-foot fir tree in the local state house rotunda is a “holiday tree,” not a Christmas tree.

In rare article, Pope asks Christians to reassess priorities at Christmas

Dec 20, 2012 - 10:30 am .- The Dec. 20 edition of the Financial Times featured a rare article by Pope Benedict XVI in which he advises Christians to use Christmas as a time to “reassess priorities” and reflect on how to live out their faith with eternity in mind.

Pope says faith includes trust in dark moments

Dec 19, 2012 - 10:12 am .- Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of reflections on faith this Wednesday, saying that at times it includes an element of darkness.

Long-time Michigan roadside nativity resurrected

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.

Amid struggle, Palestinian Christians look ahead to Christmas

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.

Small town's Christmas tree brings splendor to Vatican

Dec 14, 2012 - 04:20 pm .- A young boy named Mario had the honor of lighting a majestic Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square on the evening of Dec. 14.

Vatican Nativity scene will reflect southern Italy cave setting

Dec 14, 2012 - 11:00 am .- This Christmas season visitors to St. Peter’s Square will get a chance to see a Nativity scene that is set amid a famous city of ancient cave dwellings from southern Italy.

Mother recalls son waking from coma as best Christmas gift

Dec 10, 2012 - 04:07 pm .- After spending ten years in a comatose state, a young Italian man named Maximiliano Tresoldi woke up on Christmas of 2000 to dry the tears of his mother, Lucrecia.

After decades-long ban, Christmas holds new meaning for Cuba

Dec 4, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- Local Catholics say that the reinstatement of Christmas as a national holiday in 1997 after decades of being outlawed has brought enormous good “to the life of the nation,” but that its deeper meaning still needs to be understood.

DC campaign points to Jesus as perfect Christmas gift

Nov 27, 2012 - 12:37 pm .- A successful Advent initiative in Washington, D.C., is urging people to use the true meaning of the Christmas season to learn more about the Catholic faith and grow closer to Christ.

Vatican nativity set might include animals not at Jesus' birth

Nov 23, 2012 - 04:02 am .- The Vatican has started construction on its annual nativity set in St. Peter's Square, and the display is expected to include a few animals that may not have been at Jesus' birth.

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