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.
One of the oldest choirs in the world, the pope’s Sistine Chapel Choir, along with multiple Grammy award-winning mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, releases the new 16-track CD of music for Advent and Christmas with the proceeds earmarked for the poor through the pope’s charities.
The song of the angels that heralded the birth of Christ urges men and women to seek peace in a world divided by war, terrorism and greed, Pope Francis said.
Amid the turmoil in the Middle East and persecution of Christians in surrounding countries, the Christmas spirit is evident in Lebanon: sparkling lights, decorated trees and even mangers in public places.
“What I remember from my childhood is my ‘babcia’ (grandmother) having these huge pots on two stoves,” said my mother Barbara, who has marked Polish “wigilia” every year since her birth.