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Catholic young adults in Montco talk it up with Archbishop Chaput

The Theology on Tap event at a Lansdale watering hole featured a Q&A with the archbishop, who recently returned from meetings in Rome on engaging the talents of young people to proclaim the Gospel.

‘Tis the season, and Bethlehem businesses hope for a merry one

After two Christmas seasons in which the political reality had overtaken holiday cheer, people seemed primed to finally feel some merriment in Bethlehem.

Iraqi Christians in U.S. pray to reunite with family at Christmas

Victoria Rassam, 56, who migrated to Chicago two years ago, was still waiting for her family to come. She said all she could do was pray and that she was "really hoping" she would see her children again soon.

Despite distance, Iraqi Christians keep the spirit of Christmas alive

Christmas, traditionally celebrated with loved ones, is a reminder of the exodus of Christians from Iraq and the Middle East to countries all over the word.

Congolese bishops renew offer to mediate election crisis

Catholic bishops in Congo have warned of chaos if government and opposition leaders fail to agree to a timeline for elections, and they reiterated their commitment to help arrange a compromise.

Helping others realize their potential is good business, pope says

Pope Francis pleaded with a group of billionaires to take seriously their personal obligation to share their resources and make a real commitment to doing business in a way that helps other people realize their potential, too.

Many numbers, one result: What polling can and cannot do

Pollsters who were long predicting a Hillary Clinton win in November's presidential sweepstakes were proved wrong. Or were they? With votes counted through November, Clinton got 64.87 million to Trump's 62.52 million, or 48.1 percent for Clinton as opposed to 46.4 percent for Trump.

Supreme Court agrees to take up church hospitals’ pension dispute

Lower courts have ruled against three hospital systems, two of which are Catholic, that have claimed an exemption from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

Partnership enlivens parish, school, gives seminarians pastoral insights

On most Sundays, the Notre Dame Seminary community will join the parishioners of St. Rita for the parish-seminary Mass. About 20 third-year seminarians also serve during the week as mentors to the students at St. Rita School.

Nativity Ornament Sale

Maternity BVM is holding an ornament sale to benefit Alpha-Care Crisis Pregnancy Center.