Archive of December 9, 2012

US bishops recommend prayers for Year of Faith

Dec 9, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- By working to enrich their prayer lives, Catholics can grow closer to Christ and more deeply live out the Year of Faith, said the U.S. bishops' leader on matters of evangelization.

North Pole Catholics honor holy days in town filled with Christmas kitsch

Dec 9, 2012 - 01:05 pm .- The much bemoaned commercialization of Christmas reaches a whole new level in North Pole, Alaska — a town that celebrates Santa 365 days a year.

Christmas is more than a party, Pope explains

Dec 9, 2012 - 07:25 am .- The Pope asked Catholics to prepare for Christmas amid a consumerist society by listening to the voice of John the Baptist, who teaches us to celebrate Christmas as more than a party.

On Dec. 14, Church remembers Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross

Dec 9, 2012 - 06:03 am .- Dec. 14 is the liturgical memorial of Saint John of the Cross, a 16th century Carmelite priest best known for reforming his order together with Saint Teresa of Avila, and for writing the classic spiritual treatise “The Dark Night of the Soul.”