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December: Old Testament saints?

Sunday of the Holy Forefathers and Feast of the Holy Fathers (Dec.16, 23 this year) If you ever wondered whether the holy men and women of the Old Testament are considered saints by the Church, December has your answer. It contains the…

Christmas through Margaret’s eyes

Her name is Margaret, the pope’s cat who’s become a fixture in the Vatican. Swiss Guards open doors for her. Kitchen staff prepare her favorite dishes. The pope’s vicar knows her habits, and enjoys her company. Crowds who gather in St.…

Five Bible facts for Advent

Advent is the perfect time to learn more about the Gospel stories of Jesus’ conception, birth, and infancy. We call these stories the “infancy narratives.” We are already quite familiar with these stories, but you may find something new or…