Oil giants such as Total and Shell and other companies operating in southern Italy’s petroleum-rich Basilicata region footed the expenses for this year’s Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square.
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Latin America is facing a demographic earthquake, and older adults are at the epicentre.
Urging Catholics to “pick up the Bible” and read it during the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict said the Scriptures recount the story of God’s love for humanity and the steps he took in history to save all men and women.
Pope Benedict launched his very own Twitter account, sending a short inaugural message to his more than one million followers.
A papal astronomer gave his reassurances that the world will not end Dec. 21, 2012.
A wide majority of U.S. Massgoers are satisfied with the new English translation of the Roman Missal introduced a year ago at Advent, a survey showed.
Germany’s Berlin Archdiocese has announced it will merge its parishes into larger “pastoral areas” and pool its institutional resources in the face of falling Church membership.
A new children’s book, released by the Vatican publishing house, accurately reveals the “very, very, very sensitive soul” of Pope Benedict, said his personal secretary, Archbishop-designate Georg Ganswein.
One could go on at great length detailing the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council. The magnitude of these reforms was immense, touching virtually every aspect of the Church’s liturgical and sacramental life.
Father Matthew Hysell has finally overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of a deaf man being ordained to the priesthood and has achieved the goal for which his heart hungered since he was a child.