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Is There Anyone You Know Who Might Have Been Forgotten This Christmas?

December 25, 2014 8 Comments
Is There Anyone You Know Who Might Have Been Forgotten This Christmas?

Christmas is a beautiful time of the year for most of us, most of the time. But it is also true that Christmas can be a very painful time of year for some, especially those who have experienced recent loss or who, for various reasons, have fewer family options at Christmas. Yes, Christmas can be […]

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I Hear Music in the Air! – A Homily for Christmas

December 24, 2014 13 Comments
I Hear Music in the Air! – A Homily for Christmas

The mysteries of Christmas are many. Among them is the mystery of the music heard that night. The angels shouted the great declaration, “Glory to God in the Highest,” and creation takes it up as a song. But why this music? Is it merely window dressing, or does it disclose a mystery to us? Is it merely […]

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Why is Christmas a Nighttime Event?

December 23, 2014 12 Comments
Why is Christmas a Nighttime Event?

O Holy night! Yes, a silent night! And it came upon a midnight clear. Christmas, it would seem, is a festival of the middle of the night. Jesus is born when it is dark, dark midnight. We are sure of it. And why not? Even though we are not told the exact hour of His birth, […]

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Christmas Isn’t Perfect – So Find Christ in Your Real Christmas

December 19, 2014 9 Comments
Christmas Isn’t Perfect – So Find Christ in Your Real Christmas

Most of us have a perfect Christmas in mind. Often it is the creation of Hallmark, Currier & Ives, and various marketers. But none of us will have a perfect Christmas, just a real one. The First Christmas wasn’t perfect either. In fact, the only way to describe it is to call it a crisis. Mary […]

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All is Calm, All is Bright…Really? Maybe This Video Will Help

December 5, 2014 3 Comments
All is Calm, All is Bright…Really? Maybe This Video Will Help

The video below was produced by the Archdiocese of Washington for our “Find the Perfect Gift” Christmas outreach. It is an attempt to refocus Catholics and non-Catholics on the truest and most perfect gift of Christmas, Jesus Christ. It also invites each of us to give the perfect gift, the gift of our very self to […]

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Finding that forgotten one at Christmas; that someone who needs love.

December 27, 2013 7 Comments

Christmas is a beautiful time of the year for most of us, most of the time. But it is also true that Christmas can be a very painful time of year for some, especially those who have experienced recent loss or who, for various reasons, have fewer family options at Christmas. Yes, Christmas can be […]

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The Greater Gift – As seen in a touching Christmas Commercial

December 20, 2013 8 Comments

There is an old saying that the greatest things in life aren’t things. Our greatest gifts are those we love, beginning with God, and extending to one another. One of the great dangers at Christmas time (and with life in general) is that we maximize the minimum and minimize the maximum, of, as Jesus puts […]

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The Bridegroom Comes! A reflection on the Great Wedding Feast That Christmas Brings

December 19, 2013 11 Comments
The Bridegroom Comes! A reflection on the Great Wedding Feast That Christmas Brings

The coming of Christ at Christmas was as an infant. And thus we don’t usually think of wedding imagery related to the First coming of Jesus.  Yet, since the first coming of Christ is certainly fulfilled, we now focus more on his Second coming, of which the first coming is a sacramental reminder. Thus, in […]

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