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The Immaculate Mother holds the Christ Child who, this Advent, calls us to listen to the Holy Spirit, that we too may become immaculate.

Pope: Mary Calls Christians to be 'Immaculate'

By • Catholic Online • 12/13/2010

'Thus Mary says to us that we are all called to open ourselves to the action of the Holy Spirit to be able to reach our final destination, to be immaculate, fully and definitively free of evil' -- Pope Benedict XVI ROME, Italy (Catholic Online) - On the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, ...

Serve the eggnog in chilled cups or glasses and garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg - and Merry Christmas!

Celebrate the holidays with this non-alcoholic eggnog

By • Catholic Online • 12/8/2010

Christmas time is soon to be here, and there are lots of holiday food and drinks to enjoy with families and friends. However - there are growing concerns about having a safe and sane Christmas season. To this end, we've uncovered this delicious recipe for non-alcoholic eggnog. Everyone in the ...

Mary, the Mother of the Lord

Immaculate Conception: 'O Virgin, by whose Blessing all Nature is Blessed!'

By • Catholic Online • 12/8/2010

God, then, is the Father of the created world and Mary the mother of the re-created world. God is the Father by whom all things were given life, and Mary the mother through whom all things were given new life. For God begot the Son, through whom all things were made, and Mary gave birth to him as ...

'Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.'

1st Joyful Mystery of the Rosary: The Annunciation

By • Catholic Online • 12/8/2010

Mary's answer to Gabriel is simply incredible, but it became much more precious for me when I stopped to ponder the middle of this story. We may miss the best part is we fail to recognize the humanness in Mary. Not sinfulness, but humanness. That's the quality that makes this event so marvelous. ...

John the Baptizer.

Reflection on the 2d Sunday of Advent from the Congregation for the Clergy

Catholic Online • 12/6/2010

"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" (Mt 3:1). The heartfelt appeal of the man that from his mother's womb was selected as the precursor, resonates more than ever in our time. The one that would straighten the tortuous path and the wayward road of the people of Israel, is the luminous ...

Advent Reflection: Emmanuel, God's One-Word Letter of Love to the World

By • Catholic Online • 12/6/2010

The season beckons us to once again contemplate something truly astonishing.  In the stillness, as the earth is falling asleep for the winter comes a message, spoken with a single word.  Emmanuel. Our gaze should be fixed on Emmanuel. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Catholic Online) - We hold ...

1st Sunday of Advent: Reflection from the Congregation of the Clergy

Catholic Online • 12/5/2010

Awaken! Remember that God comes! Not yesterday, not tomorrow, but today, now!  The one true God, "the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob", is not a God who is there in Heaven, unconcerned with us and our history, but he is the-God-who-comes.'   VATICAN CITY (Catholic Online) - For us ...

The Catholic League Billboard

Catholic League Provides Light at the End of the Tunnel

By • Catholic Online • 12/1/2010

The New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel may show an anti-Christmas billboard sponsored by the American Atheists, but on the New York City side of the tunnel, drivers are greeted by a Christmas message from the Catholic League. WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) - Catholic League president Bill ...

Celebrate reason? No thank you. Celebrate with reason? Absolutely! For an authentic quest will lead us to the One who is the Reason for the Season.

Just in time for Advent - Another War on Christmas?

By • Catholic Online • 12/1/2010

American Atheists disagree with those who say this is a war against Christmas. "Rather," they say, "it's a war on intolerance and ignorance." In fact, they state that Christianity stole Christmas; we are the Grinch! No informed Christian debates the fact that Christmas was placed on the same date ...

Tuesday, First Week of Advent - The Marvel of the Incarnation

By • Catholic Online • 11/30/2010

He takes to himself all that is human, except for sin. He was conceived by the Virgin Mary, who had been first prepared in soul and body by the Spirit; his coming to birth had to be treated with honor, virginity had to receive new honor. WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) - The very Son of God, older ...

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