Jesus is ‘meaning of life, history,’ Pope preaches on Christmas

Vatican City, Dec 24, 2013 / 04:07 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis’ homily at the vigil mass for Christmas focused on the importance of Jesus’ incarnation as a real and meaningful event. “The grace which was revealed in our world is Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary, true man and true God. He has entered our history; he has shared our journey. He came to free us from darkness and to grant us light,” said the Pope on Dec. 24 at the mass held in St. Peter’s … [Read more...]

Dominican carolers bring joy of Christmas to downtown DC

Washington D.C., Dec 24, 2013 / 09:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Passers-by stopped for a moment to pause and listen in the busy streets of Washington, D.C., as Dominican brothers, sisters and friars gathered in joyful song to wish people a Merry Christmas. One observer, John Cherry of Washington, D.C., described the scene as “very soothing to my spirit.” He told CNA that religious brothers and sisters represent the “call of the future” of the Christian … [Read more...]