Category: Reflections

Jesus, the Infant God-Man

By the late  Mgr Jan Jaworski – During the silent and holy night, Jesus Christ, the infant God-man, comes into this world. Stillness reigns, nearby Bethlehem is asleep. Only the starry firmament gleams with “God’s brilliance”...

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A Prophetic Birth

Guest editorial by Bishop Victor Phalana – The birth of Jesus is a real prophetic manifestation. In the Gospel of Matthew, the account of Christ’s birth highlights the threat which this event brought to the powers...

How to prepare well for Christmas

As the Christmas song goes: Its the most wonderful time of the year. While Easter is the most important time of the year, Christmas ranks very close. And when we consider in the broader...

The season of good will?

For some people, the jingling of bells that announces the Christmas season does not signal a time to be jolly. Cape Town pharmacist GARY BLACK tells God, and us, of his professional yuletide frustrations....

An exchange of gifts

GUEST EDITORIAL BY SR JUDY COYLE IHM It is common during the Christmas season to exchange gifts, husband and wife, parent and child, friend and friend. The gift may be pleasing to us, and...

He has spoken through the prophets

Fr RALPH DE HAHN takes us on a journey through the Old Testament which reveals ancient prophecies of Christs coming. More Stories: A Prophetic Birth Emmanuel: His Name is God with us Christmas Greetings...

To be Marys child

By Allan Moss OMI Advent brings to mind the pregnancy of Mary. We prepare for the coming of her child. We know the child is born on Christmas day and we celebrate the moment....

Pope Benedict on Christmas

A collection of quotes on Christmas by Pope Benedict XVI More Stories: A Prophetic Birth Decorating the Vatican Christmas Tree Let’s think about what the Holy Family went through Remote Irish island will have...

This is Christmas

Guest editorial by Bishop Stephen Brislin Awake, mankind, says St Augustine. For your sake God has become man. Awake, you who sleep, rise up from the dead, and Christ will enlighten you. I tell...

My Christmas miracle story

By Owen Williams Among all the tawdriness and glitz of the festival of conspicuous consumption, which Christmas has become in the English-speaking countries, it is labouring the obvious to say we have lost sight...