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December 31, 2022

Pope Benedict's funeral will respect his wishes to be simple

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s funeral ceremonies will begin on Jan. 2, 2023, Vatican officials said.

December 31, 2022

Prayer for the repose of the soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

The Vatican shares this prayer prayer for the soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

December 27, 2022

How do Uvalde's and Ukraine’s children see the Nativity scene? With nearness, love

The cover of the winter issue of Catholic Extension’s magazine is a colorful patchwork of Christmas drawings by children from Ukraine and Uvalde, Texas.

December 27, 2022

What’s your favorite Christmas memory?

Sometimes old family stories, memories that make up the bricks of the past, are funnier, livelier and even more entertaining when others help you remember exactly just how that night really happened. So, what are some of your favorite Christmas memories?

December 27, 2022

Galveston and Houston Seafarers Centers thank supporters for Christmas gifts

Both Daniel Cardinal DiNardo and Bishop Brendan Cahill of Victoria thanked supporters for their donations and Christmas box gifts to seafarers away from home for months, including holidays.

December 27, 2022

Born of the Spirit: Sisters of the Holy Family of New Orleans

Inspired to witness to God’s love in the service and promotion of the dignity of African Americans, Henriette Delille founded the Sisters of the Holy Family in 1836 in New Orleans. Soon her congregation would cross the Sabine and serve in Texas.

December 27, 2022

2022: A Year in Review

2022 was a year of tragedy, changes and milestones. In this brief recap, we look back at some of the headlines that impacted the past year.

December 27, 2022

Opening the eyes, hearts of at-risk youth to the Lord, allowing them to ‘just be kids’

Bringing Jesus’s message of love, forgiveness and hope to at-risk youth who are hurting, in despair and living in juvenile detention centers has been the mission of Special Youth Services (SYS) for over five decades.

December 27, 2022

Churches called to ‘national reckoning of soul’ amid antisemitism crisis

Scholars of Jewish-Christian relations are urging churches in the U.S. to “a national reckoning of the soul” amid what they are describing as “the greatest crisis of public antisemitism in a century” in the U.S.

December 27, 2022

Pope reveals he prepared resignation letter in case of impairment

Pope Francis said he wrote a resignation letter in 2013, his first year in office, to be used in case he became physically or mentally impaired and unable to fulfill the duties of the papacy.

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