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Ursuline Academy produces a bit of holiday cheer with Christmas in...

WILMINGTON — The weather outside may have been frightful, but it was a delightful evening at Ursuline Academy on July 30 as the school...

Pope Francis ‘Urbi et Orbi’ 2019: Prayers that Christmas softens hardened...

VATICAN CITY -- The light of peace, hope and salvation brought into the world with the birth of Jesus is stronger than the darkness...

Contemplating Joseph as part of the Nativity mystery

At one point in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program each year I ask participants a seemingly simple question: "Is it possible...

Vatican unveils Nativity scene, lights Christmas tree

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican unveiled the Nativity scene and lit the Christmas tree with energy-saving lights in St. Peter’s Square during a late...

First week of Advent: Initiate your game plan

"Stay awake." With this terse command, the Gospel of Matthew begins our season of Advent on Sunday, Dec. 1. How rich and rewarding will be...

Advent is a new beginning for all — Effie Caldarola

It was a chilly March night in a small Midwestern town. Maybe it was windy, because in my memory the Great Plains are always...

Christmas provides chance to pray, offer evangelization — Richard Doerflinger

Is it my imagination, or has the Christmas shopping season (or "holiday shopping season") extended itself by another few weeks? What we used to call...

Move to meet people with love — even around the family...

Religion and politics. The two subjects you're supposed to avoid in polite conversation. Except that the holiday season is when faith and family collide. Feasts...

Christmas: Take heart! God is with us!

Perhaps it's the compressed calendar, or the external decor that grabs our attention with "Celebrate the season!" Or, maybe it's the emphasis on reunions...

Pope Francis: ‘Everything changes’ with Christ’s birth

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Annunciation -- the Angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she will bear God's son — was such a tremendous,...

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