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Advent—I think I’ll Pass

Why Advent kicks my spiritual ulcer into high gear.

Re-Evangelizing the Holidays

We've redeemed pagan holidays before, we can do it again.

Dominican Carolers Bring Joy of Christmas to Downtown DC

One observer described the scene as “very soothing to my spirit.”

A Little Child Shall Lead Them

The great Almighty God humbled himself and became a little child. That means we can come off our high horses, too.

Away in a Manger

At Christmas, our hearts and souls are finally filled, like the manger, with the Lord of all life, come to us as a tiny baby that we ached for with our whole being.

Jesus Is ‘Meaning of Life, History,’ Pope Preaches on Christmas

"He is not simply a teacher of wisdom... He is the meaning of life and history, who has pitched his tent in our midst.”

Our Favorite Books of 2013

What have Janet Smith, Robert George, Joseph Pearce, Paul Mariani, and other Aleteia Experts been reading this year?

6 Historic Videos of Christmas at the Vatican

Watch some cool videos of Christmas being celebrated by Pope Francis’ predecessors, Benedict XVI and Bl. John Paul II

One Christmas, Under God

We each drink our own favorite drink and enjoy our own private family dinner, but at Mass we all fall on our knees and beg Our Lord to unite us in His innocence by the forgiveness of our sins.

The Best Christmas Gift I Ever Received

There I sat that Christmas Eve, watching an ancient liturgy unfold in an ancient place, conducted by an ancient community that claimed divine origin, and my heart was restless.

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