VIDEO – 1948, Christmas in Notre-Dame de Paris.

Biretta tip to tweeter @father_rmv o{]:¬) 1948, Christmas in Notre-Dame de Paris. Meanwhile, in the Paris of today at St-Nicholas-du-Chardonnet (Live as I post.) And at Saint-Eugène – Sainte-Cécile

Full Text: Pope Francis’ Christmas Homily

Courtesy photo Pope Francis offers Christmas Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Dec. 24, 2021 In his Christmas homily, Pope Francis emphasized “God does not rise up in grandeur, but lowers himself into littleness. Littleness is the path that he chose to draw near to us, to touch our hearts, to save us and to […]

Your Sunday Sermon Notes: Christmas

Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all. Share the good stuff. Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for Christmas (jabbed or not!), either live or on … Read More →

Venerable Fulton Sheen on the meaning of Christmas

Venerable Fulton Sheen Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 25, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA). Venerable Fulton Sheen once said that in order to understand the meaning of Christmas, two philosophies of life must first be considered.  One philosophy, Sheen said in one of his many television monologues, is that of man who goes to perfection or […]

The Mystical Nativity of Jesus Christ

Sandro Botticelli, “Mystic Nativity (detail),” 1500 SCRIPTURES & ART: Sandro Botticelli wants to open your eyes to a vision of faith about the reality of Christmas Day.

Virus weighs again on Christmas festivities in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Musicians banging drums and playing bagpipes marched through the biblical town of Bethlehem on Friday to the delight of smaller than usual crowds — a mix of conviviality and restraint reflected in celebrations around the world on a Christmas Eve dampened once again by the coronavirus. A ban on nearly all […]

Philippines observes Christmas in wake of deadly typhoon

MANILA, Philippines — Hundreds of thousands of people in the Philippines, Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation, marked Christmas on Saturday without homes, adequate food and water, electricity and cellphone connections after a powerful typhoon left at least 375 people dead last week and devastated mostly central island provinces. Elsewhere, New Zealanders are celebrating Christmas in […]