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Three Kings Represent the Search for God, Says Pope

Three Kings Represent the Search for God, Says Pope

Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday that the Three Kings symbolize the search throughout history for God. continue reading »

Pope’s Christmas Message:  Let Us Not Lose Hope for Peace

Pope’s Christmas Message:  Let Us Not Lose Hope for Peace

Pope Benedict XVI urged people in his Christmas Message on Tuesday to not lose hope that there will be peace in the world, saying that the birth of Christ "is a flowering of new life for all humanity." continue reading »

Pope Benedict to Celebrate Midnight Mass for the Millions of Faithful Around the World

Pope Benedict to Celebrate Midnight Mass for the Millions of Faithful Around the World

Pope Benedict XVI will begin the traditional celebration of Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at 10:00 p.m. (2100 GMT) Monday in St. Peter's Basilica. continue reading »

Thousands Welcome Latin Patriarch, Fouad Twal to Bethlehem

Thousands Welcome Latin Patriarch, Fouad Twal to Bethlehem

Thousands of Christians native to Palestine and from around the world greeted the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, on Monday in Bethlehem's Manger Square, hours before he would officiate the Mass of the Rooster in the Church of the Nativity as Christmas Day began. continue reading »

Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe Welcomes 5.8 Million Feast Day

Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe Welcomes 5.8 Million Feast Day

Around 5.8 million Christian faithful on Wednesday visited the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the Mexican capital with the aim of celebrating the 481st anniversary of the Virgin Mary's last appearance before Indian peasant Juan Diego, who was canonized in 2002. continue reading »

If Mayan Calendar End of World Proves True – Chilean Catholic Church Has Interesting Suggestion

If Mayan Calendar End of World Proves True – Chilean Catholic Church Has Interesting Suggestion

With so much buzz today about what 12/12/12 might mean for all of you dooms dayers and general pessimists, we thought you might find this request from a Chilean Bishop rather interesting. continue reading »

Celebrating The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Celebrating The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Today is the feast of the Patroness for millions of Mexican and Mexican-Americans, Our Lady of Guadalupe, who appeared to the humble St. Juan Diego in 1531 on the hill of Tepeyac near Mexico City. continue reading »

Vatican to Host Conference on Church in America

Vatican to Host Conference on Church in America

The history and future of the Church in America will be the topic of a conference held at the Vatican next week, co-sponsored by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and the Knights of Columbus, with assistance from the Institute for Guadalupan Studies in Mexico City. continue reading »

Bishops of Central American Region Meeting in Panama

Bishops of Central American Region Meeting in Panama

Since Monday, November 26, 60 Bishops of the Central American region have been in Panama for the 2012 General Assembly of the Bishops' Secretariat of Central America (SEDAC). continue reading »

Pope Benedict Elevates Six to Become Cardinals Including Ruben Salazar Gomez, Archbishop of Bogota

Pope Benedict Elevates Six to Become Cardinals Including Ruben Salazar Gomez, Archbishop of Bogota

This morning in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall the Holy Father received the new cardinals created in the consistory of Saturday November 24, and their families. continue reading »