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Irish priest: Christians should stop saying 'Christmas' and 'Easter' Watch

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An Irish Catholic priest has asked Christians to give up the words 'Christmas' and 'Easter,' because they have been hijacked by secular ... continue reading


Amazing pastor handles hilarious accident during Christmas service Watch

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In the middle of a Christmas Eve service at the Phoenix Christian Assembly church, one pastor taught his congregation how to handle ... continue reading



Christology and Christmas: The Catholic Church guards Christology and Christmas

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Christians today often take the meaning of Christmas for granted. Unfortunately, the wonder and magnificence of the Incarnation and the ... continue reading


5 ways to celebrate the day after Christmas Watch

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The month of December is full of shopping, baking, entertaining and planning all for the sake of a perfect Christmas celebration! But what ... continue reading


The Church at Christmas: The Light of Truth Shines In The Darkness Watch

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"Christ is the light of humanity; and it is, accordingly, the heart-felt desire of this sacred Council, being gathered together in the Holy ... continue reading


Fourth Sunday of Advent: Awaiting the Arrival of The Christ Child Who Fulfills Every Hope

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In America today, we often rush from the secular holiday of Thanksgiving right into Christmas, bypassing Advent altogether. The Christmas ... continue reading



Pope Francis offers the hearing-impaired a special Christmas message - In sign language! Watch

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On Tuesday, December 13, YouTube user Joseph Matar posted a shockingly adorable video of Pope Francis sharing a Christmas message with the ... continue reading


5 Ways to keep Jesus in your Christmas celebrations this year Watch

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Christmas is a magical time of year when decorations line the streets, children are suddenly behaving and the Post Office struggles to keep ... continue reading


Blasphemous 'Santa vs. Jesus' board game featuring Virgin Mary and racy pictures sparks controversy Watch

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Two actors joined forces to create a stunningly inappropriate board game in the name of fun - but many have hailed the game as ... continue reading


'We still continue living with love' - Heartsick Iraqi Christians in U.S. plan powerful midnight Mass Watch

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Iraqi Christians who relocated to the United States admit this Christmas will be difficult without their loved ones, who remain trapped ... continue reading



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Advent? What is it all about

What is Advent? The word Advent derives from the Latin word meaning coming. The Lord is coming. We may reflect that every year at this time we celebrate his coming , so that in a sense we can lose the feeling of expectancy and joyful anticipation, because at the end of the season, everything seems to return to pretty much the same routine. If that is the case, then our preparation may have been lacking ... continue reading

The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story To become the mother of the Savior, Mary "was enriched by God with gifts appropriate to such a role."132 The angel Gabriel at the moment of the annunciation salutes her as "full of grace". In fact, in order for Mary to be able to give the free assent of her faith to the announcement of her vocation, it was necessary that she be wholly borne by God's grace... continue reading


Advent Daily Readings

Daily Scripture Readings for Advent The weeks of Advent remind us to set aside some of the hectic business of the holiday season, and to quietly reflect on the promise of the baby born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago. The Bible readings listed below relate to the Advent themes of waiting, preparation, light in the darkness, and the coming of the promised Messiah. continue reading


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Advent Reflection - Day 10 - The Second Tuesday of Advent Watch

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Advent Day 10 - Second Tuesday of AdventReliance on God is what will save us. One of the great Old Testament prophets was Isaiah. God ... continue reading


Pope Francis blesses 100 nativity scenes near the Vatican Watch

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Pope Francis Monday stopped by the "100 Nativities in the Vatican" display to bless Christmas scenes from all over the world. Vatican City, ... continue reading


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Advent Reflection - Day 9 - The Second Monday of Advent Watch

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Advent Day 9 - Second Monday of AdventWhy we need a Savior. At this time, the Daily Readings of the Church explain why we need a savior. ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 8 - The Second Sunday of Advent Watch

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Advent Reflection - Day 8 - The Second Sunday of AdventWe recall the prophets, who foretold Christ's coming.  The first and larger ... continue reading


Advent Reflection - Day 7 - The First Saturday of Advent Watch

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Your Daily Advent Reflection - Day 7 - First Saturday of Advent Why we talk about reconciliation during Advent.  Many parishes ... continue reading


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