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Category: Christmas

Who Will Save us From the State We’re In?

Guest Editorial by Bishop Sylvester David OMI, auxiliary bishop of Cape Town In 1966 the famed duo Simon & Garfunkel recorded a song entitled “Silent Night/7 O’Clock News”. The hymn “Silent Night” is sung...

Yes, There Really is a Santa Claus

Santa Claus is real. More precisely commemorated as St. Nicholas (in Dutch, “Sinterklass,” later anglicised to “Santa”), the church celebrates this fourth-century bishop every Dec. 6 for his holiness of life and zeal for...

Debunking the Myth of ‘Pagan’ Christmas

At this time of the year, Catholics are liable to be lectured with the inaccurate notion that the celebration of Christmas on December 25 derives from an appropriation of pagan feasts. Some Catholics have...

10 Ways to Put Christ into Christmas

During Advent and at Christmas, our kids focus on Santa Claus and jingling bells. Erin Carelse suggests ten ways of turning their focus to Christ. The speakers in the malls are piping jingle bell songs, trolleys...

All About Advent Calendars!

By Carol Zimmermann – The Advent calendar with one tab or box to open each day for 24 or 25 days taps into something people really like: countdowns. It also highlights the anticipation that is at the...