Rob and Debbie Meyer mix and mingle Santa and St. Nicholas

Many people spend the weeks before Christmas shopping for gifts, festooning their homes in garlands, and planning holiday get-togethers.

National Geographic shutterbug recalls photographing Pope Francis

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Last year on Christmas Day, National Geographic photographer Dave Yoder received an unexpected Christmas gift that he will never forget.

It's important to see Mother Teresa's humanity, says college professor

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When people think of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, they should consider everything about her, said a college professor who once volunteered with the future saint's order, the Missionaries of Charity, in India.

VIDEO: A Celebration of Christmas at Holy Family

FORT WORTH -- Enjoy some highlights and perspectives from “A Celebration of Christmas,” a concert performed by the Chapel Choir of Rossall School, of Fleetwood, Lancashire, England. As part of a special tour in the United States, choir members lifted their voices on Dec. 15, 2015, at Holy Family Catholic Church. 

Photo Feature: Local Catholics celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe's feast day

Since Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to St. Juan Diego in Mexico in 1531, miraculously imprinting a beautiful image on his tilma of herself which sparked the conversion of millions, devotion to her has spread around the world. Countless miracles, cures, and conversions have been attributed to her intercession.