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Saturday, December 23, 2023

Is it okay to write ‘Merry Xmas’?

Yes, you need to go to Mass twice this weekend — for Sunday and for Christmas

The fourth Sunday of Advent falls on Christmas Eve. That means the faithful must attend two Masses in a row to meet their Sunday and Christmas Day obligations.
Experts announce latest in restoration work on Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher 

New updates on the ongoing work at one of the holiest sites in Jerusalem were presented recently to leaders of the three communities responsible for the basilica.
Is it okay to write ‘Merry Xmas’?: Inside the thousand-year-old Christian tradition

Contrary to what many believe, the term “XMas” is a Christian innovation meant to preserve Christ as the center of Christmas.
Revealed: the future of Father Rupnik’s dissolved community

The assets in the name of the Loyola Community will be used to create a compensation fund for the nuns who will return to the lay state.
Polish bishops: Church does not have authority to ‘bless same-sex unions’

The Polish bishops’ statement did not expressly criticize the Vatican declaration on blessing same-sex couples but appeared to conflict with the guidance contained within it.

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