CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz: Students dressed as their favorite saints recite the Lord’s Prayer during Mass Oct. 31 at Sts. Philip & James Church in St. James, N.Y. Sixth-graders in the parish school participate annually in a saints’ pageant in observance of All Saints’ Day Nov. 1. Likewise, students in dioceses across the United States and around the world pay tribute to the saints in a variety of ways for their holy day. Visit facebook.com/The.Catholic.Miscellany for photos from the Diocese of Charleston.
VATICAN CITY—The annual unveiling of the Vatican’s Christmas tree and Nativity scene brought some much-needed warmth to people’s hearts as winter approached. Hundreds of people in St. Peter’s Square Dec. 7 applauded as white curtains […]
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WASHINGTON—Immediately after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell on March 23 challenging the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement, the second-guessing began about how the court will rule. The 108-page transcript of […]