Friday, 06 January 2012 00:00
An interfaith meeting in Assisi, a new book on Jesus of Nazareth and a website-launching tap on an iPad were among the highlights of 2011 for Pope Benedict XVI.
Friday, 23 December 2011 00:00
With a politically divided Congress putting immigration on the don't-even-bother list of stagnate legislation, action on the subject in 2011 fell to state legislatures and federal courts --- where challenges focused on whether states have the right to act on immigration.
Friday, 16 December 2011 00:00
As late as the 1940s --- prehistory to some readers --- it was still traditional to wait until Christmas Eve to set up the family tree, though parents might tack up strings of colored lights on gables and porches and hang a wreath on the door a few days beforehand.
Friday, 09 December 2011 00:00
Religious advocacy is measured less in dollars than in effectiveness, say Catholic groups.
Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00
As U.S. nutritionists cringe over the prospect of an overweight nation indulging in a two-month binge of "season's eatings" --- from Halloween candy to Thanksgiving dinners to Christmas feasts to New Year's parties --- there are millions of Americans who aren't sure they're going to get enough to eat this day or the next.
Prayer of the MonthPapal intentions for November: That priests who experience difficulties may find comfort in their suffering, support in their doubts, and confirmation in their fidelity. That as fruit of the continental mission, Latin American Churches may send missionaries to other Churches.
Papal intentions for December: That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need. That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior's coming.