Latin America faces demographic earthquake

December 24, 2012

Latin America is facing a demographic earthquake, and older adults are at the epicentre.

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Pope urges Bible reading during Year of Faith

December 24, 2012

Urging Catholics to “pick up the Bible” and read it during the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict said the Scriptures recount the story of God’s love for humanity and the steps he took in history to save all men and women.

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Pope tweets to more than 1M followers

December 24, 2012

Pope Benedict launched his very own Twitter account, sending a short inaugural message to his more than one million followers.

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‘Pseudo-prophecies’ can’t predict the end

December 24, 2012

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

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U.S. Catholics say they like new Mass translation

December 24, 2012

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

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Berlin Archdiocese restructures parishes

December 24, 2012

Germany’s Berlin Archdiocese has announced it will merge its parishes into larger “pastoral areas” and pool its institutional resources in the face of falling Church membership.

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Children’s book reveals pope’s sensitive side

December 24, 2012

A new children’s book, released by the Vatican publishing house, accurately reveals the “very, very, very sensitive soul” of Pope Benedict, said his personal secretary, Archbishop-designate Georg Ganswein.

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Renewal of the liturgy had huge effect on life of Church

December 24, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

One could go on at great length detailing the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council. The magnitude of these reforms was immense, touching virtually every aspect of the Church’s liturgical and sacramental life.

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Fr. Hysell overcomes the last obstacle

December 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Father Matthew Hysell has finally overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of a deaf man being ordained to the priesthood and has achieved the goal for which his heart hungered since he was a child.

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Catholic Cemeteries brightens up Christmas

December 17, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Maria Arnieri's husband Miguel loved Christmas. He enjoyed the decorations and the whole spirit of the season.

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