|Mexican exorcist warns against ‘vampires’ that can draw you away from God during Advent
|“In the spiritual life our vampires are our bad habits, especially vices,” the exorcist said. “They enter our lives slowly, like a narcotic.”
|Canonization cause advances for ‘God’s architect,’ Antoni Gaudí
|Antoni Gaudí, who died in 1926 at age 73, was a modernist and naturalist architect best known for the massive Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona.
|Parish priest in Nigeria abducted while answering sick call
|Father Kingsley Eze, parish priest of St. Michael’s Umuekebi Catholic Church in Nigeria’s Imo state, was kidnapped Nov. 30 and his whereabouts are unknown.
|Austin bishop celebrates special Mass in Texas prison for female death row inmates
|The Mass, which took place at the Mountain View Unit prison in Gatesville, Texas, was part of a three-day conference on prison ministry.
|Boy walks 7 miles on muddy roads to receive confirmation, gets a blessing from the pope
|The night before confirmation, the boy’s parents began to worry because the family vehicles were not going to make it to town on the muddy country roads.