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Choir director: singing for the Pope is like welcoming your father

May 25, 2014 - 11:58 am .- The director of the choir who sang during Pope Francis’ Mass in Bethlehem earlier today expressed that to sing for the pontiff in his country is like receiving your father into your home.

Veteran hospital's ban on Christmas carols draws criticism

Jan 7, 2014 - 12:08 am .- A Veterans’ Affairs hospital in Georgia was wrong to bar Christmas carolers from singing religious songs, a religious liberty legal group has said.

Journey of the Magi symbolizes 'destiny' of man, says Pope

Jan 6, 2014 - 04:48 am .- In his homily for the feast of the Epiphany, Pope Francis described how our lives are a continuous search to encounter “the Light” of Jesus, urging that we be “cunning” in our defense against darkness.

Pope: Christmas reveals God's 'immense love'

Jan 5, 2014 - 09:07 am .- Pope Francis delivered his Sunday Angelus greeting to a packed St. Peter’s Square today, emphasizing the greatness of divine love revealed in God becoming man.

Peace requires 'daily commitment,' says Pope in Christmas message

Dec 25, 2013 - 05:34 am .- In his Christmas message, Pope Francis prayed for peace throughout the world as a fruit of God`s grace, to be shared by every human person.

Jesus is 'meaning of life, history,' Pope preaches on Christmas

Dec 24, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- Pope Francis’ homily at the vigil mass for Christmas focused on the importance of Jesus’ incarnation as a real and meaningful event.

Dominican carolers bring joy of Christmas to downtown DC

Dec 24, 2013 - 09:54 am .- Passers-by stopped for a moment to pause and listen in the busy streets of Washington, D.C., as Dominican brothers, sisters and friars gathered in joyful song to wish people a Merry Christmas.

Pope: Contemplate St. Joseph’s 'greatness of soul'

Dec 22, 2013 - 03:48 pm .- In his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis reflected on the Christian witness of St. Joseph, who was faithful to God’s call despite impossible circumstances.

Bishops of Mexico to celebrate Christmas Mass in prisons

Dec 18, 2013 - 04:17 pm .- Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City will inaugurate a series of Masses on Dec.18 that will be celebrated during the Christmas season in various prisons in the Mexican capital.

Pope Francis sends Christmas presents to 2,000 poor immigrants

Dec 18, 2013 - 11:33 am .- Two thousand immigrants at a shelter near the Vatican received simple Christmas presents from Pope Francis on the evening of Dec. 14.

Pope: A Christian refusing to serve others is a 'pagan'

Dec 18, 2013 - 04:41 am .- In his Wednesday general audience this morning, Pope Francis stressed the importance of humility and service in the Christian life.

Holiness means 'letting God write our history,' preaches Pope

Dec 17, 2013 - 05:52 am .- Pope Francis’ daily homily focused on the importance of allowing God to be active and present in our daily lives.

God speaks to us 'with the voice of a child,' Pope reflects

Dec 12, 2013 - 07:11 am .- During his daily Mass Pope Francis reflected on how God lowers himself to converse on our level, and encouraged those present to make more moments of silence in order to prepare for the birth of Jesus.

Schedule of Pope's Advent, Christmas liturgies released

Dec 5, 2013 - 03:05 am .- The Vatican has issued the calendar of all liturgical celebrations that Pope Francis is slated to preside over during the Advent and Christmas seasons, extending through January of 2014.

Christmas is more than a 'temporal celebration,' Pope reflects

Dec 2, 2013 - 11:45 am .- In his daily homily on the first Monday of Advent, Pope Francis reflected on the season of Christmas, explaining that it is a time to encounter the Lord in faith, and allow him to renew our lives.

Jesus' birth should deepen trust in God, Pope teaches

Jan 2, 2013 - 11:13 am .- The birth of Jesus causes joy because it gives us the certainty that God “works wonders in weakness,” Pope Benedict XVI said Jan. 2.

Jerusalem patriarch's Christmas message surveys Middle East situation

Dec 27, 2012 - 04:11 am .- The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, has issued a Christmas message that both laments the violence and refugee situation in the Middle East and calls on Christians to live out their faith.

In Christmas message, Pope extends Christ's peace to the world

Dec 25, 2012 - 09:55 am .- Pope Benedict outlined the power of faith and pointed to Christ coming in the flesh as the source of hope and peace for society in his annual “Urbi et Orbi,” or “The city and to the world” message.

Bishop Conley: Christmas shows God is with mankind

Dec 24, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb., says Christmas shows that God is truly with mankind despite the evils of the world, which means Christians must “find the miraculous amid the ordinary.”

Children's music group wishes world Merry Christmas

Dec 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm .- An Austria-based singing group of children and teens has made a music video wishing a merry Christmas to the world as part of their mission to tell stories of faith through music.

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