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December 24, 2020
December 24, 2020
Pope Francis called on Lebanon’s political leaders to use their responsibility to seek the best interest of the public rather than personal gain.
December 24, 2020
Chapter House columnists and contributors to this page share their favorite Christmas story, book, movie, or music.
December 24, 2020
Pope Francis offered “Midnight Mass” early this year due to Italy’s national curfew at 10 p.m. The country has entered into a lockdown for the Christmas season in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
December 24, 2020
“The Apostolic Nunciature express its gratitude to the State Authorities of Belarus for responding positively to Pope Francis' request to return Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord with the faithful of which he is pastor,” the nunciature in Belarus stated Dec. 22.
December 24, 2020
Speaking via livestream Wednesday from the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said that he wanted to “offer some food for thought” as the world prepares for the celebration for Christmas.
December 24, 2020
A CBI (Central Bureau of Investigations – India’s National Investigative Agency) Court in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India handed over the life sentences earlier this week
December 24, 2020
In a recent survey conducted by the Catholic Herald, 86% of respondents said they have attended Mass at least once since the pandemic began, with 44% attending weekly, 15% attending daily, and 26% going to Mass more than once, but not regularly.
December 24, 2020
The basilica dates back to 1858, when the current church was built to replace one that burned down. St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception is the only Black Catholic community church that is also a basilica, and is the "cornerstone of Catholicism" in the Virginia Tidewater.
December 24, 2020
Vietnam is home to 97 million people, and has recorded only 1,420 coronavirus infections and 35 deaths through Dec. 23, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
December 24, 2020
Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, Baltimore Archbishop William Lori and Bishop Francis Malooly of Wilmington, Delaware all co-wrote the letter released by the Maryland Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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