Nativity story’s significance continues to unfold today, pope writes

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Nativity story, like the whole story of Christ, is not merely an event in the past, but has unfolding significance for people today, with implications for such issues as the limits of political power and the purpose of human freedom, Pope Benedict writes in his third and final volume on the life and teachings of Jesus.

12-year-old pens ‘Rosary Meditation’ book for altar servers

Local eighth-grader Peter Troiano has always wanted to be an author. Now, at 12 years old, he’s had his first book published. “A Servant’s Heart: Rosary Meditations for Altar Servers” is the fruit of his summer vacation.

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