New missal meets with American approval

WASHINGTON - A wide majority of Massgoers are satisfied with the new English translation of the Roman Missal introduced a year ago at Advent, a survey showed.

    Vatican newspaper: World will end, but not because of Mayan calendar

    VATICAN CITY - A papal astronomer gave his reassurances that the world will not end Dec. 21, 2012.

      Greatness in the ordinary

      Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year C) Dec. 23 (Micah 5:2-5; Psalm 80; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45)

      Human beings are usually attracted to the powerful, beautiful, talented and prestigious. God has a very different view — throughout the Bible God repeatedly chooses the youngest, smallest, weakest and most insignificant as His instruments.

        Pope: Americas need renewed missionary spirit, well-catechized laity

        VATICAN CITY - The universal church needs Catholics in the Americas who are joyful missionaries

          Message for the 2012 Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous People

          In response to an invitation earlier this year by the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council

            Gospel is good news of freedom from sin, selfishness, death, Pope says

            ROME - In the immaculate conception of Mary, Christians recognize the

              Our Lady of Guadalupe's devotion extends beyond the Americas

              MEXICO CITY - Ana Rita Valero received an unlikely request in 2008. Valero, an anthropologist and president of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Guadalupe, was asked by an official with the Mexican consulate in Shanghai to send two large images of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

                Catholic beliefs are not open to popular vote, pope says

                VATICAN CITY - When the Catholic Church affirms the importance of how all the faithful understand matters of faith and morals, it is not saying Catholic beliefs are open to a popular vote, Pope Benedict XVI said.

                  Simple justice, compassion is what the Lord asks of us

                  Third Sunday of Advent (Year C) Dec. 16 (Zephaniah 3:14-18; Isaiah 12; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18)

                    In harmony with God, life is wonderful

                    Second Sunday of Advent (Year C) Dec. 9 (Baruch 5:1-9; Psalm 126; Philippians 1:3-6, 8-11; Luke 3:1-6)

                      Advent, awash in paradox

                      It’s a perilous journey, but one that is filled with hope