Vatican Nativity scene includes cross from Basilica of St. Benedict in Norcia

On a visit to Norcia 8 days before the earthquake, Cardinal Sarah had somewhat prophetically said: “It reminds me of Bethlehem.”

4 Catholic trivia questions to test your knowledge

Didn't do so well? Bone up with Russell Shaw's new book on Catholic assimilation in America.

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Does Christmas classic ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ need a remake?

An updated version of the 1940s Christmas song has the Internet in a tizzy about…

We’re joyful because we know God is at work

The sense of God's providence allows us to find joy in what we do and trust that our efforts will bear fruit.

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14 funny & meaningful marriage milestones to look forward to

Whether you're approaching one year, 25 or 50 years together, you can look forward to…

Want to sleep peacefully? Pray this prayer of the night

The best way for a good night's sleep is to reclaim your inner peace and rest with a heart united to God

St. Therese of Lisieux and fighting the Christmas Blues

How did the Little Flower handle the disappointments of the season? With tears and a total conversion of heart.

When the “Christmas and Easter Catholics” are children

When kids don't go to Mass every week, there's no religious education in the world that can make up for it


Is this the best new advent song of 2016?

Prayerful song looks with hope to Christ’s coming

The TOP 25 Catholic artists of 2016

Fan favorites from around the world, brought to you on the feast of St. Cecilia.

Big families mean big fun and this crazy Christmas video proves it

Either dancing runs in the genes or there’s something in the water in Utah