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The Platytera 'she who is more spacious then the heavens'. Depicts Jesus in the womb of the Virgin.

Welcoming the Birth of the Redeemer in the Womb: Jesus was an Embryonic Person

By • Catholic Online • 12/26/2012

Tomorrow we  commemorate the Nativity of the Lord. Let us always remember the incredible truth revealed in the Mystery which we celebrate, there was a Redeemer in the Womb. The Incarnate Word became one of us, at every stage. In fact, Jesus was an "embryonic person", to use the salient phrase ...


Pope Benedict and the child in the manger on Christmas eve

Pope Benedict XVI: If God's Light is Extinguished, Man's Divine Dignity is also Extinguished

By • Catholic Online • 12/25/2012

The conversion that we need must truly reach into the depths of our relationship with reality. Let us ask the Lord that we may become vigilant for his presence, that we may hear how softly yet insistently he knocks at the door of our being and willing. Let us ask that we may make room for him ...


St Augustine

Truth Has Arisen from the Earth and Justice has Looked Down from Heaven

By • Catholic Online • 12/25/2012

Truth, then, has arisen from the earth: Christ who said, I am the Truth, was born of the Virgin. And justice looked down from heaven: because believing in this new-born child, man is justified not by himself but by God. ORLANDO, FL (Catholic Online) - Awake, mankind! For your sake God has become ...


The Reason for the Season is Christ

By • Catholic-Link • 12/24/2012

The message that we find in today's video is clear enough: Christmas is about Jesus. Amongst all the gifts, the wrappings, the fruitcakes, the visits to Santa Clause, and everything else, don't forget what's most important: Jesus. LOS ANGELES, CA. (Catholic Online) - As such, find time to prayer, ...


Church of the Nativity Bethlehem

Our God was born in Bethlehem

By • Catholic-Link • 12/23/2012

The message of today's video is a scandalous one for many of our times. According to modern thinking, a "God" that is acceptable is one that doesn't interfere with our affairs. God is "allowed" to work perhaps as a far away creator, or in the world of thoughts and ideas, or even as a source of ...


Merry Christmas!

Peg Luksik Offers a Christmas Trilogy of Love

By • Catholic Online • 12/23/2012

The television is full of stories "about Christmas" and none of them even mention the reason for the holiday. So, as my Christmas gift to you, I have written a trilogy of stories that center on the One Whose birth we celebrate. I hope you enjoy them. HARRISBURG, PA. (Catholic Online) - The ...


An Unexpected Christmas

By • Catholic Online • 12/20/2012

Today's video gives us a backstage pass to the first scene of Christmas from Heaven's point of view. The children actors are genial and will certainly put a smile on your face. At the same time, the video offers us a moment to remember that God's answer for our lives many times aren't the one we ...


An Advent Story: Do You Want To Become A New Person?

By • Catholic Online • 12/20/2012

Have you ever wanted to become a new person, and live out a new, exciting and fulfilling life? Is true healing, completeness and wholeness what you seek? Do you crave forgiveness? Do you sense, however subtlety or perhaps subconsciously, the existence of a new and wondrous "horizon" ...


'Manger and Cross', by Beate Heinen

The Manger and the Cross: Calvary Begins in Bethlehem

By • Catholic Online • 12/17/2012

Perhaps we think: It's Christmastime; our hearts should be focused on the joy of His birth. Certainly! But perhaps something is missing then?  The birth and death of Jesus Christ, the Manger and the Cross, belong together indissolubly. God became man in order to die for us as man. God was born ...


Pope Benedict on Gaudete Sunday

Gaudete Sunday: Happiness in Heaven is For Those who Know How to be Happy on Earth

By • Catholic Online • 12/16/2012

St. Josemaria Escriva once wrote, "I am every day more convinced that happiness in Heaven is for those who know how to be happy on earth." (The Forge, 1005) CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - We awakened this morning to hear, read and see the continuing tragic details coming out of Newtown, ...





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