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Christmases differ from year to year. Some are full of sweet delight, swimming in colours and scents of true Christmas, with a perfect tree at home, a charming Nativity at the church, everyone happy and healthy, children striving to find the first star at the window, yet never losing sight of a colourful array of small but well-chosen presents under the tree.
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It was one of the last emails I received in 2012. A 30-year-old stranger somewhere in the United States wrote to explain his situation.
Like Star Wars, The Divine Comedy and Moby Dick, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is the story of a hero's journey. This helps to explain, of course, why, like those other narratives, it has proved so perennially compelling.
My question is how many of us know who Arius was and do we pray the Nicene Creed as an answer to Arius or to express that God is a creator as an artist is a creator?
A clean slate. Usually a new year brings a great pricking of the conscience, an obligation to make – and keep – rules.
After the Epiphany, the Holy Family became refugees. The Gospel of Matthew reports that after the visit of the Magi, an angel appeared to Joseph and warned him to flee to Egypt.
Before moving on from the topic of liturgy, we might do well to stop and consider what was lost in the liturgical reforms that took place after the Second Vatican Council.
The head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X said he has been receiving mixed messages from the Vatican for years over how the group might be brought back into full communion with the Church.
When she heard from the village chief that a 14-year-old girl was being forced to leave school and marry, Senegalese aid worker Constance Mbaye could think of only one thing to do.
During a 15-minute meeting in the Vatican police barracks, Pope Benedict visited with his former butler, Paolo Gabriele, and told him he was forgiven and was being pardoned.