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Feast of Immaculate Conception does not get weekend dispensation

WASHINGTON -- Just last year, Catholics were required to attend separate Masses two days in a row for the Sunday obligation and Monday's Christmas Mass. Now, they have a similar opportunity this year with the feast of the Immaculate Conception falling on a Saturday -- Dec. 8.

Paris archbishop to pray for France as fuel taxes canceled

PARIS (CNS) -- Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit planned to pray for the country Dec. 7, even as the French government dropped all fuel tax increases for 2019.

German prosecutors launch crackdown on church sex abuse

German police and prosecutors are launching investigations into clergy sexual abuse following the Sept. 12 leak of a report containing evidence of 3,700 alleged child sex abuse cases in the Catholic Church over a 68-year-period.

Los Angeles Archdiocese adds new names to list of accused priests

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles Dec. 6 released an updated list of priests accused of sexual abuse of minors, with the report showing two cases of alleged abuse of current minors in the archdiocese since 2008.

Pope revamps Vatican City State structures, laws to boost oversight

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis approved a new set of laws concerning the structure and governance of Vatican City State in an effort to simplify the many offices and activities of the world's smallest nation and to boost oversight, transparency and budgetary controls.

11th Circuit ruling 'finally' ends EWTN court fight over HHS mandate

IRONDALE, Ala. (CNS) -- The chairman and CEO of the Eternal Word Television Network said the global Catholic media organization is "grateful that finally" it no longer "has to worry about being forced to choose between massive fines and following our faith."

Stan & Ollie

NEW YORK (CNS) -- To reinforce the proposition that Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were, and still are, sacred icons of film comedy, the pitch-perfect, affectionately nostalgic "Stan & Ollie" (Sony Classics) reproduces their 1953 arrival in Cobh, Ireland, during what would be their last tour of British music halls.

Cardinal gathers with Order of Malta for Advent celebration

BRIGHTON -- Nearly 70 members of the Boston Area Order of Malta gathered together to celebrate Advent on Dec. 1 at St. John's Seminary. The annual gathering began with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley.

Archdiocesan high school football season wrap-up

Congratulations to the following schools: -- Xaverian, Westwood; Catholic Conference Title -- Catholic Memorial, West Roxbury; Division 1/South title

'Queen of people's hearts': Our Lady of Guadalupe

"Our Lady of Guadalupe, Queen of Mexico, Empress of the Americas." This grand title, found on traditional banners celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe, highlights her widespread impact throughout this continent.