Monthly Archives: December 2010

Papal document on financial impropriety imminent

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Thursday plans to publish three important documents regarding its financial operations, including a papal letter on financial impropriety and a new statute to prevent money-laundering and other illegal practices. The documents come several months … Continue reading

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Pope condemns ‘absurd violence’ against Christian churches

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI today condemned a series of deadly attacks against Christian churches and other targets around the world at Christmas time. The pope appealed for peace after bombs went off in churches in the Philippines and Nigeria, killing … Continue reading

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A papal appeal for China on Christmas

VATICAN CITY — In his Christmas Day “urbi et orbi” blessing to the city of Rome and to the world, Pope Benedict appealed for respect for religious freedom, particularly in China, and for protection of Christian minorities in places like … Continue reading

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‘In the weakness of infancy, he is the mighty God’

VATICAN CITY — Celebrating Midnight Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica tonight, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the birth of Christ as an event that overcame the “infinite distance between God and man.” The liturgy, which began at 10 p.m. Rome time, … Continue reading

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His birthplace is Bethlehem too

“Omahan Tony Bakhit shares a special connection to Jesus,” writes Lisa Maxson in the Catholic Voice, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Neb. “His birthday is Dec. 25. And he was born in Bethlehem.” When he lived in Bethlehem, Bakhit attended … Continue reading

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Catholic students create a winning mini-documentary about homelessness

“Homelessness is becoming a problem of epic proportions,” seventh-grader Maeve Geraghty tells the camera in an award-winning mini-documentary created by her religious education class at St. John Vianney Catholic School in Kailua, Hawaii. The production won the grand prize in the 2010 … Continue reading

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Christmas with the pope online

VATICAN CITY — Celebrating Christmas with the pope at home or on the go couldn’t be easier. All you need is an Internet connection or an iPhone. Today the Vatican announced that it is offering a new “Smooth Streaming” service … Continue reading

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