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Christmas according to kids [VIDEO]

What happens when you ask a bunch of kids to tell the story of Christmas? This adorable video.

There’s a new national shrine dedicated to St. Thérèse of Lisieux in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (CNA/EWTN News) — Adding to the more than 70 national shrines in the United States, the St. Thérèse Shrine in Juneau, Alaska was added by the U.S. bishops to the national list on her Oct. 1 feast day this year.

Debate emerges on St. John Paul II’s early writings on social ethics

Less than six months after St John Paul II was canonized, questions are being raised about a book of lectures he penned as a young priest in his Polish homeland.

This St. Bernard just met Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — While Pope Francis might have chastised animal-lovers who treat their pets better than people in last week’s general audience, that didn’t stop him from giving a good pat on the head to Magnum — the St. Bernard with VIP access to today’s audience.

Young pilgrims say they hope to find joy as missionaries of mercy

The second day of catechesis challenged pilgrims to become a missionary of mercy by showing compassion, love and a caring attitude toward anyone who is suffering.

Mass to pray for migrants who died in Arizona’s desert

A Jan. 11 Mass at St. Timothy Parish in Mesa is being held to pray for the repose of the souls of 750 unidentified migrants who died in Arizona’s Sonora Desert between 2001 and 2013.

Parish patron’s ascension depicted in new mural at St. Steven

SUN LAKES — A church in the far-east corner of the Phoenix Diocese has undergone extensive renovation and part of the reworking includes a 22-foot ceiling mural depicting the parish patron, St. Steven.

Donors, volunteers remain lifeline for 70-year-old St. Vincent de Paul

“From the very beginning, our Vincentians see the face of Christ in everyone we serve. It is the foundation of our organization,” said Steve Zabilski, executive director.

Pope to dads: Play with your kids, be strong, loving, moral role models

When their lives are all work and no play, men turn their children into "orphans" who lack a father to guide them, show them love and teach them values, Pope Francis said.

Pope recognizes martyrdom of U.S. Christian Brother

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of De La Salle Christian Brother James Miller, who was born in Wisconsin and was shot to death in Guatemala in 1982.