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Christmas Message: Make Time for “Higher Power”

December 25, 2007

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI urged the faithful to set aside time in their lives for God and the needy, as he ushered in Christmas early Tuesday by celebrating Midnight Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.
Christmas Midnight Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican

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Pope Benedict XVI receives gifts from children in native costumes as he celebrates the Christmas Midnight Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, early Tuesday.
Echoing a theme he has raised about an increasingly secular world, Benedict said that many people act as if there is no room for spiritual matters in their lives.

“Man is so preoccupied with himself, he has such urgent need of all the space and all the time for his own things, that nothing remains for others, for his neighbor, for the poor, for God,” he said.

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The Gift of Life: Holding God’s Goodness Dearly

July 9, 2007

July 9, 2007

It is easy to be moved by the story of Everson Walls and Ron Springs. The two friends and former Dallas Cowboys teammates have shared many things, most recently a kidney, which Walls gave to Springs.

Their story, chronicled in last week’s USAToday, is one of friendship and selflessness. Springs, a type 2 diabetic, had been suffering, and waiting, for years before his old friend realized he had the same blood type and was a suitable donor.

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