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Dec. 21 Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday

"A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return" (Luke 19...

Dec. 20 Saturday of the Third Week of Advent, Week...

Today is the fourth of the O Antiphons. O sublime majesty of the coming Redeemer! To Him has been de...

Dec. 19 Friday of the Third Week of Advent, Weekda...

Today is the third of the O Antiphons. Christ the King, the Lord! Divine Wisdom, Adonai, the powerfu...

Dec. 18 Thursday of the Third Week of Advent, Week...

Today is the second of the O Antiphons, O Adonai (O Almighty God). As Moses approached the burning b...

Dec. 17 Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent, Wee...

December 17 marks the beginning of the O Antiphons, the seven jewels of our liturgy, dating back to ...

Dec. 16 Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent, Weekd...

We are the blind offspring of the children of pitiful EveBringing with us the shadows born of an age...

Dec. 15 Monday of the Third Week of Advent; St. Vi...

Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Je...

Dec. 14 Third Sunday of Advent, Sunday

"Rejoice: the Lord is nigh." As Christmas draws near, the Church emphasizes the joy which should be ...

Church News

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Pope Francis' Christmas Mass Schedule

Pope Francis' Christmas Schedu...

Gospel for Dec. 21: Luke 1:26-38

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Private or Public? The Debate Over Schools in America

The long-running debate over p...

Australian Bishops Carry Message of Solidarity to Iraqi Christians

Early Sunday morning, Australi...

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at St. Peter's Square Tonight

The annual Christmas tree ligh...

Cardinal Tauran: Essence of Islam Is Being Disfigured

The president of the Pontifica...

Pope's Morning Homily: Church Is Not Egocentric, Power-Driven

Pope Francis is lamenting that...

Fr. Cantalamessa's 3rd Advent Homily

Here is the third Advent homil...

The'Yes' of Mary, Mother of Joy

Roman Rite  4th Sunday of...

In Syria, Christmas Joy in the Face of Suffering

Here is a message from Archbis...

Fighting the Sexual and Reproductive Rights Revolution

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Mass to Be Celebrated Christmas Day at Denver Airport

For the first time in many yea...

Pope's Address to Those Who Gave Crib, Tree for St. Peter's

This morning the Pope received...

Pope Francis on Rome's candidacy for the 2024 Olympics: I won't be her...

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Touching Christmas album released by boys choir from the United States...

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Pope's Address to Italian National Olympic Committee

Today Pope Francis received in...

Pope's Mass: Sometimes the Church looks like an entrepreneur, not like...

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Pope to Italian Olympic Committee: Words to Describe Spiritual Life, A...

Words related to maintaining a...

THE CHALLENGES OF TODAY

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Pope Gives 400 Sleeping Bags to Rome's Homeless

Most people celebrate their bi...

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Advent Resources 2014

To find a wide range of resources and weblinks which can be used to engage young people in exploring the significance of Advent and to encourage appropriate preparations for Christmas, click here:Advent and Christmas Year B.  Additional resource...

Cardinal Winning Lecture 2015

To mark Catholic Education Week 2015, the School of Education of the University of Glasgow has organised the Cardinal Winning Lecture on 14th February 2015. This year’s topic is ‘The Church in Contemporary Society’ and the guest speaker is Arch...

Catholic Education Week: February 2015

Catholic Education Week is due to be celebrated between Sunday 8th and Saturday 14th February 2015.  Where this date clashes with school mid-term holidays in some part of the country, schools are encouraged to agree any change of date with local par...

Schools enrol pupils for Pope Francis Faith Award

As we prepare for phase 2 of the pilot scheme for the Pope Francis Faith Award to get underway in Advent, over 130 schools and parishes have enrolled to participate.  This means that over 3,000 young people at the Primary 6 stage will be helped to r...

Humanum Conference

A important conference is taking place in Vatican City between 17th & 19th November 2014 to stimulate reflection on the significance and meaning of Marriage.  Described as 'an International Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man...

Pope Francis visits European Parliament

On 25 November 2014 His Holiness Pope Francis visited the European Parliament and he addressed the Members during a formal session. The Pope was invited by the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, during his official visit to the Vatic...

Being Catholic in a Multi-Faith Scotland

Day conferences for S3 pupils & staff to celebrate Inter-Faith week were held on 12th & 13th November 2014 from 10am—2.30pm in the Conforti Institute, Calder Ave, Coatbridge. These conferences were being organised by the Bishops’ Conferen...

Improving RERC Event - 14th January 2015

Improving RERC: Religious Education in Roman Catholic Schools National Engagement Event The Curriculum Area Impact Review Report for Religious and Moral Education/Religious Education was published by Education Scotland in February 2014. The report hi...

God's Loving Plan - Relationships Education for Primary schools

God's Loving Plan - updated guidance on the teaching of relationships education in Catholic primary schools - was launched at the CHAPS conference for Scotland's Catholic Primary Head Teachers on Friday 5th September 2014.  Following extensive consu...