Pope's letter to Argentine bishops on 'Amoris Laetitia' part of official record

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Describing them as "authentic magisterium," Pope Francis ordered the official publication of his letter to a group of Argentine bishops and their guidelines for the interpretation of Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), his apostolic exhortation on the family.

Lego kit brings mystery of the Mass into homes of families around world

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Stephen and Jennifer Maas' family business, Domestic Church Supply Co., carries one product: a Lego kit that brings the mystery of the Mass into the living rooms of families around the world.

No dispensation for this year's Christmas Mass on Monday

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Although Christmas this year is the day after the fourth Sunday of Advent, Catholics looking to count a Sunday evening Mass Dec. 24 for both that Sunday obligation and Monday's Christmas Mass obligation will have to think again.