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January 1, 1970 Archives

From Pope Benedict’s homily at Midnight Mass: God’s sign is simplicity. God’s sign is the baby. God’s sign is that he makes himself small for us. This is how he reigns. He does not come with power and outward splendour. […]

Archbishop Gomez of San Antonio: Our cathedral also reminds us that the Christian faith has deep roots in America. It is amazing to think that decades before the Declaration of Independence, Spanish-speaking immigrants were preaching the Gospel and celebrating the […]

Via PRF: But for the Pope’s home-style Christmas at the Vatican, everything is ready. Munich banker Thaddaeus Kuehnel has seen to it, as he has done for 25 years for his friend, then-Cardinal Ratzinger. For 25 years, he has faithfully […]

Cardinal Zen has had it. Frustrated over a recent spate of episcopal ordinations not authorised by the Holy See, Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen has called on Pope Benedict to excommunicate China’s state-appointed bishops. The time had come for the […]

Worshipping in the language of Jesus: The Rev. Rodrigue Constantin belongs to a rare group of Minnesotans who can carry on a conversation in Aramaic, the language believed to have been spoken by Jesus 2,000 years ago. When he consecrates […]

On the success of a program in Scotland MORE than 2,000 babies have been ‘saved’ from abortion by a controversial scheme set up by the late Cardinal Thomas Winning to persuade women to keep their child. The Pro-Life Initiative, which […]

The NYTimes Magazine takes a look at the impact of Hispanics on the US Catholic Church, focusing on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles It’s long and pretty interesting, with some neglected points. Worth a read, and come mid-week when I […]