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The church where the Masses took place will be entrusted to Britain’s ordinariate

Pope says Christians should ask: ‘What would happen if Mary and Joseph were to knock at my door?’

St Charbel Makhlouf (December 24) lived a life of holiness in obscurity

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Fourth Sunday of Advent: Mi 5:1-4; Ps 80; Heb 10:5-10; Lk 1:39-45
The Nativity of the Lord: Is 52:7-10; Ps 98; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18 or 1:1-5, 9-14

Benedict XVI gave annual pre-Christmas speech to the Curia today

The foster father of Jesus appears only briefly in the gospels, says Fr James Martin SJ, but he still inspires a life of service

The Italian pope, who reigned from 1963 to 1978, will now be known as ‘Venerable’

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Bishops respond to government plan to legalise abortion in limited circumstances