04Dec The prophets of doom have got their answer!

James Martin SJ gives an enthusiastic welcome to Pope Francis' letter on "The Joy of the Gospel". First published in America: read original article and comments here

04Dec Read Paul Vallely’s book about Pope Francis — it will change your life

Brendan Hoban reviews Untying the Knots by Paul Vallely, the celebrated biography of Pope Francis (first published in the Western People, 24 November 2013)

04Dec Mass Calendar for December 2013

The Readings for Mass throughout December 2013

04Dec 4th December, 2013. Wednesday in the 1st Week of Advent

Then Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces