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Christmas is not the only traditional holiday celebrated in Mexico and the Americas for the month of December. Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Explained

Des Plaines, Ill. -- Thousands braved a winter storm Sunday to celebrate the annual feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, with some pilgrims traveling all day by foot and others walking on their knees through wet snow to pray.

Dothan, Ala. -- Pilgrimage and feast celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

Michael Sean Winters says that Criticism of Pope Francis rooted in misunderstanding of Vatican II

Vatican City -- In 2017 World Day of Peace message, Pope Francis tells Christians: "Jesus marked out the path of nonviolence"

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Iraqi Dominicans visit home for the first time in more than two years

Immigrants, advocates fortify resources after Trump election

San Diego's Roman Catholic bishop and Tijuana's archbishop were among the hundreds who prayed at the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday for relief from wars around the world and safety for millions of people fleeing persecution.

Johnstown, Pa. -- Umasking of a 'monster': Grand jury report exposes how church abuse case was handled by Cambria County legal system

Commentary: Food could be America's greatest Christmas gift Our efforts to feed the hungry in the coming year will do more to advance the cause of peace than any other action we can take.

Colman McCarthy -- Joan Baez earns her singular place in the peace movement

A millennial view from the right side of the aisle: Politician-Pope: Francis' climate crusade

Cairo: 25 killed by bomb blast near St Mark's Cathedral Explosion during mass targeted worshippers inside St Peter's Church next to the main Coptic church in central Cairo.

There is power in the blood writes Mercy Sr. Larretta Rivera-Williams


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