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Juan Billarruem and Maria Bonilla play the part of Joseph and Mary seeking refuge on the night of Christ's birth during a posada at Holy Redeemer Parish in Detroit, Mich., on Dec. 19, 2001. (CNS photo by Audrey Sommers, Michigan Catholic) 
FaithLast Take
Elaine Ayala
The Christmastime sing-along and re-enactment of the Holy Family’s quest for lodging is a joyous Latino tradition that can be shared by all Catholics.
People in traditional clothes singing carols at St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine, Dec 25, 2021. (iStock)
Arts & CultureMusic
Jim McDermott
How is a song used in 100 holiday ads somehow connected to Ukraine? It turns out every carol that we sing at Christmas has a story behind it, some inspiring, some strange.
a nun stands facing away from the camera, a crane is hoisting a large christmas tree in front of the vatican
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
The centuries-old silver fir tree that had been destined to become the centerpiece Christmas decoration in St. Peter’s Square will now live, perhaps to see another century.
Pope Francis burns incense as he venerates a figurine of the baby Jesus during Mass for the feast of Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.
Pope Francis
“Sometimes we live in a spirit of a ‘parking lot’; we stay parked, without the impulse of desire that carries us forward. We do well to ask: where are we on our journey of faith?”
Inside the Vatican
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” host Colleen Dulle gives a summary of the pope’s Christmas messages, which focused on the theme of humility.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
Worst. Christmas. Ever.