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World scarred by war, greed must welcome prince of peace, pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The song of the angels that heralded the birth of Christ urges men and women to seek peace in...

Pope holds Christmas audience with Vatican employees, families

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — While exchanging gifts for Christmas is a beautiful tradition, Pope Francis said, do not forget the one and only...

Look It Up — A light shines in the darkness

Catholic News Service The first reading for midnight Mass on Christmas Eve (Isaiah 9:1-6) is one of the prophet Isaiah’s most beautiful and consoling. “The people...

Living Our Faith — Christmas

The utterly charming story of Christmas is treasured by Christians for much more than its charm. It stirs thoughts of the incarnation of the...

Christ’s birth can bring peace, hope to suffering world, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Christmas is a reminder that through the birth of Christ, hope and peace are possible and that only through...

Bishop Malooly’s 2015 Christmas Greeting

    “The Word became flesh and lived among us.” These words from the beginning of Saint John’s Gospel sum up the mystery we celebrate each...

It’s Christmas, but not just Christmas!

    For all those who have a birthday within a week of Christmas, I am sure you will appreciate the fine Christmas whine I am...

On Christmas, pope urges people to hear the cry of suffering...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The crying of Baby Jesus is not the only cry people should hear on Christmas; many children around the...

Why Christmas is Dec. 25 this year

    The early church didn’t pick the date to replace a Roman pagan holiday   By promulgation of an urban legend, many people in the 1980s believed...

‘Posadsas’ and Christmas Masses in Spanish

Christians throughout Latin America celebrate a novena before Christmas of meditations and feasts inviting participants to give shelter to the newborn King in their...

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