1. The Pontifical Council for Social Communications has released information for broadcasters regarding worldwide telecasts of the events presided over by Pope Francis on Christmas and New Year’s Day. All times are UTC/GMT (Coordinated Universal Time/Greenwich Mean Time). Even the Pope's app will be live streaming.
2. Mother Dolores Hart used to be Elvis Presley's leading lady. She gets top billing for another reason now. Read about her journey in our latest guest blog.
3. In this video, Catholic News Service chronicles a "farmer who inspires two other families to join his pursuit to work the land, live out Catholic faith and strengthen family values."
4. Today is the 50th Anniversary of the promulgation of the first of the major constitutions of the Second Vatican Council by Pope Paul VI, Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.
5. God loves you.