Patriarch Sabbah: “When you celebrate Christmas, remember that in Bethlehem, in Jerusalem, life is not a Christmas life. It is not the blessed life of the new redeemed humanity. The song of the Angels is far away.”
A new document from the Vatican congregation that oversees Mass and the sacraments offers responses to questions some bishops have asked about restrictions on the celebration of the pre-Vatican II liturgical rite.
Thanks to more than 20 years of pondering the teachings, healings and sacrifices of that baby born in Bethlehem, my hopes for this child are that he will be loved abundantly and love generously in return.