Christmas

Pope Francis delivers his Christmas message and blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 27, 2016
He prayed for people across the globe, and especially for the people of Aleppo.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinDecember 23, 2016
Reformers might rail against sacred images, but, at Christmas, the world turns Catholic to gaze upon the Christ child.
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Arts & Culture In All Things
Jim McDermottDecember 23, 2016
The holiday special was the product of a Jewish producer from San Francisco and a Mexican-American Catholic whose mother brought him across the border in the 1920s.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinDecember 16, 2016
Whatever else the virgin birth may be, it doesn’t represent the domestication of the divine.
Faith The Good Word
Elizabeth Kirkland CahillDecember 14, 2016
We are afraid: afraid that our questioning will lead to spiritual cataclysm, that once the camel’s skeptical nose gets under the tent flap, the whole shabby edifice of our faith will collapse.
Faith The Good Word
Elizabeth Kirkland CahillDecember 13, 2016
Amid the pain and suffering, God remains present in our hearts. No matter how much we wail and shake our fists, He will abide with us.