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Pope Addresses Marxism Accusations, Women Cardinals

The Pope reaffirmed his adherence to the constant tradition of the Church, explaining that he had no intention of speaking in technical language.

The 9 Most Important Quotes from Pope Francis’ Clarifying Interview on ‘Evangelii Gaudium’

Touching on subjects ranging from Marxism to women Cardinals, Pope Francis clarifies parts of 'Evangelii Gaudium' and responds to critics.

Thank God for Holiday Depression

Recent studies indicate that “holiday depression” is largely a made-up condition. But how is that supposed to help you get through the office Christmas party?

A Christmas Prayer for Syrian Refugees

The Infant Jesus does not lack companions in Syria; thousands of children who have lost their homes are living in tents as poor as the stable in Bethlehem.

An Advent Plan for a Non-People Person

The penitential nature of Advent is too often obscured, but it makes an excellent pretext for us introverts to play Scrooge so we can be left alone.

The Best Books to Get the Scholar in the Family for Christmas

From Pope Francis and World War I to biblical interpretation and the Vatican, here are my picks for the best new books this year.

6 Hilariously Weird Christmas Movies that Actually Exist

If you’re not in the Christmas spirit yet, these strange Christmas movies are sure to get you in some kind of spirit.

My Complicated Relationship with Advent

It seems like every other Catholic family in the world is doing special Advent activities with their kids. Me? I'm still digging out of Thanksgiving.

Advent, the ‘Days of Noah’, and Christ’s Coming Judgement of the World

For his First Coming, Jesus came as a servant to save us, but at his Second Coming, he’ll be executing judgement. Are you ready?

10 Advent Songs to Cure the Christmas Craziness

Put in those earbuds, take a deep breath, and wait for it – because Christmas is most definitely not here yet.

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