Pope Francis was selected to be the 2016 recipient of Germany’s Charlemagne Prize for his commitment in promoting European unity.
Habiba Daud remembers Christmas in Qaraqosh as beautiful. The festivities would start days before with the preparation of traditional food and desserts. Families celebrated around a large Christmas tree.
Take care of your marriage and aging parents, play with your kids, and always make peace at the end of the day, Pope Francis told Vatican employees and their families.
With bipartisan support in the House and Senate, the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act passed Dec. 16 and has been sent to President Barack Obama’s desk for his signature.
An investigation by the Diocese of Salt Lake City into a report that a consecrated host at a Catholic church allegedly was bleeding has concluded the host did not bleed and the change in its appearance was caused by red bread mold.
A veteran priest and retired pastor died Dec. 19.
University of Saint Thomas loses 49-35 to the Mount Union Purple Raiders in Division III championship (Stagg Bowl)
Things were running smoothly at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield Dec. 18 when students, faculty and staff were gathered for an all-school holiday sing-along.
“If there were any doubts about the archdiocese’s pledge to keeping kids safe, the provisions announced today, going beyond what the law would require, should help put those doubts to rest,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda said at a news conference.
In an agreement that attorneys for both parties said went beyond the requirements of the law, the archdiocese has agreed to create an “organizational culture” that protects children in an effort to make sure no child is hurt again.