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Is it okay to write ‘Merry Xmas’?: Inside the thousand-year-old Christian tradition

Dec 22, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Contrary to what many believe, the term “XMas” is a Christian innovation meant to preserve Christ as the center of... Read more

Procession from Saint-Jean Cathedral to Fourvière Basilica in Lyon, France, on Dec. 8, 2022.

The city of Lyon, France, honors Mary with light festival on Dec. 8

Dec 8, 2023

By Emma Silvestri

The tradition of the Festival of Lights goes back to 1852 before the dogma of the Immaculate Conception was even... Read more

Australian theologian Father Ormond Rush addresses the General Assembly of the Synod on Synodality on Oct. 23, 2023, in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall.

Theologian points to Vatican II’s ‘dynamic’ tradition in Synod on Synodality speech

Oct 23, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Tradition “was a major point of discussion at the Second Vatican Council,” Father Ormond Rush said Monday. Read more

Pope Francis attends a closed-door meeting with Jesuits in Québec, Canada, July 29, 2022.

Pope Francis to Canada’s Jesuits: ‘When there is conflict the liturgy is always mistreated’

Aug 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis told Jesuits in Canada about how his experience in Latin America formed his beliefs about synodality, liturgy, and... Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in the international conference ‘Lines of Development of the Global Compact on Education’ in a room adjacent to the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, June 1, 2022.

Pope Francis: Guarding ‘dead traditions’ is dangerous for the Church’s life

Jun 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking to participants in an international conference on education. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on April 18, 2018.

Pope Francis: Tradition is ‘the guarantee of the future’

Sep 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Fidelity to tradition ensures a fruitful future, Pope Francis said in a meeting Thursday with a contemplative-missionary community rooted in... Read more

A Mass said for the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage in Rome held Oct. 25, 2014.

Looking forward to 10 years of Summorum Pontificum

Jun 1, 2017

By Elise Harris

Ten years after Benedict XVI broadened access to the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, the document by which he... Read more