Dec 19, 2014 - 05:05 pm .- The 83-foot Italian tree in St. Peter's Square was lit for the first time this season at the unveiling of the Vatican's nativity scene, which Pope Francis called a sign of “light, hope and love” for the world.
Dec 16, 2014 - 04:19 pm .- In the aftermath of a hostage situation at an Australian café, Sydney’s Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., stressed that the love of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, can overcome fear and darkness.
Dec 16, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- Christmas carols echo reality for most Americans, who believe in the historical accuracy of several Gospel descriptions of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Dec 16, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- More than 2,000 Indian migrant workers in the Holy Land took part in a brief pilgrimage from Jerusalem to Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity over the weekend as part of their preparations for Christmas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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