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Christmas 2020
December 28, 2020
Mary Pezzulo watched her share of Christmas dreck when she was a child. Most were harmless cheesy fun, but she didn't like the Little Drummer Boy.
December 26, 2020
Pope Francis led the traditional Marian devotion from the library of the Apostolic Palace - a concession to the emergency measures in place throughout Italy over the Christmas holiday.
December 26, 2020
Stella Maris provides 220 port chaplains and hundreds of volunteer ship visitors in 54 countries.
December 25, 2020
Pope Francis made a special appeal to leaders to grant the poor access to vaccines against the virus which has claimed more than 1.7 million lives worldwide as of Dec. 25.
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
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 21, 2020
Covid-19 restrictions are keeping pilgrims and holidaymakers away from the Holy Land. Business is "at a standstill" said relief agency Christian Aid in a December 21 press release.