January 1, 2023

Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges pilgrims during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Nov. 4, 2009. Pope Benedict died Dec. 31, 2022, at the age of 95 in his residence at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Benedict’s funeral will respect his wishes to be simple

In accordance with Pope Benedict XVI’s wishes, his funeral and moments of prayer surrounding it will be simple, according to the Vatican press office.

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A New Year’s Blessing

Reflect Legendary UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold gave a prayer that describes the New Year: “For all that has been—thanks! For all that shall be—yes!” On this New Year’s Day, for what are you thankful in the past year? What …

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Mary, Mother of God

Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart!” (Luke 2:19).

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Sunday Soundbite for January 1, 2023

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Cycle AJanuary 1, 2023 When I was a boy my grandmother had a huge nativity set that came from her native Italy. I loved helping her unpack it and set it up each year at …

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