The world into which Jesus was born was rife with many of the same problems our world faces today. Yet, the readings for the Epiphany of the Lord help us understand that because of Jesus’ birth, there is more light than darkness, more hope than despair.
Jesus’ birth always is recalled among Christians as an awe-inspiring event of astounding beauty — an event to behold and to celebrate jubilantly.
For many, the holidays, Christmas in particular, can be a difficult time especially when grief in its many forms — including death, job loss, illness, addiction, the end of a relationship — is juxtaposed against it.
Continuing a tradition he began in 2014, the pope invited people who work at the Vatican, along with their family members and loved ones, to receive pre-Christmas greetings.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Countries with low birthrates suffer from that awful disease called “demographic winter,” Pope Francis said in a morning homily. They do not have children for fear of undermining their economic well-being or they try to justify it with other reasons, he said in his homily during morning Mass Dec. 19 at […]
While the new Dickens movie, “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” is an adaptation of a nonfiction book “A Christmas Carol,” author and screenwriter Samantha Silva has written a new fictionalized account of Dickens titled “Mr. Dickens and His Carol.”
This weekend we celebrate the third Sunday of Advent — “Gaudete Sunday” — a time to rejoice because the Lord’s coming is near.
Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) Collegeville • Vigil of Christmas service with the St. John’s Monastic Community at 5 p.m. (Evening Prayer) and Christmas concert at 9:30 p.m. in Abbey Church followed by Christmas Eve Eucharist at 10 p.m. St. John’s Boys’ Choir and St. John’s Abbey Schola will sing in the concert and during […]
The Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square is not getting rave reviews: The backdrop does not look like a stable and the characters in need — hungry, naked, dead, imprisoned — don’t exactly evoke a silent night when all was cozy, calm and bright.
The Archdiocese of Washington appealed a federal judge’s denial of a request for an emergency injunction over the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s advertising guidelines.
“Growing up as a Christian, you want to share your gifts. You want to give of yourself. The true Christian is St. Nicholas — it’s that generosity all the time,” said Father John Brosmer.