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Christmas

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.

WATCH: Pope Francis’ Christmas Message and Urbi et Orbi Blessing

Starting at 4:50am eastern time, watch the Pope's annual Christmas message LIVE.

Saving Grace, Christian Mission

The crib and the rest of the Christmas tableau can be the starting point for mission, when Christmas is lived and celebrated through the world-transforming experience of Easter.

On Not Having a Martha Stewart Christmas

Sometimes the greatest Christmas gifts come wrapped in mishap and disaster.

Reclaiming the Wonder of Christmas

It is not about exam cram and ugly sweater parties before returning home for break, nor Christmas shopping and out-decorating neighbors, but about waiting in blessed hope for the coming of Christ.

The “Word Became Man Among Men”

In Christ, God was literally "fleshed out" for us - and that fact changes everything.

The Empty Manger

The emptiness of the world before Christ, and the human heart without him, is echoed by the blank spaces all over the West where children should be.

Why the Christmas Tree Is Christian

A story of Old England and Germany

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