As we retell the Bethlehem story each year, its familiarity can obscure one of its most important lessons. We do not celebrate at Christmas some timeless truth or immutable dogma but a particular moment. “A decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled.
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What was going on in the Christian movement between the writing of the New Testament books and the Council of Nicea in A.D. 325?
“Albion” is a magic, a mythic word. It is the primal name of England itself, and also of its whole island.
Along with Francis of Assisi, Thérèse of Lisieux ranks among the most venerated and popular Catholic saints and commands an impressive fo