Christmas

J.D. Long-García January 05, 2018
‘Rosca de Reyes’ gives a sweet ending to the 12 days of Christmas.
Terrance Klein January 03, 2018
Gift giving is always an exchange. But here is an exception that may yet prove the rule.
Chaldean Christians in Mosul, Iraq, attend Christmas Mass at St. Paul Cathedral Dec. 24. (CNS photo/Amar Salih, EPA)
Catholic News Service December 28, 2017
The Iraqi national anthem opened the Mass as women wailed with emotion.
A man dressed as Santa is seen in Damascus, Syria, Dec. 24. Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East called for peace, security, prayer and solidarity at Christmastime.
“This is our homeland and we insist (we) remain here.”
Joseph McAuley December 26, 2017
Christmas is a wonderful and joyful mystery and we humans can never, ever really understand it.
Pope Francis waves as he arrives to deliver 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 on Dec. 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Standing on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica on a clear, crisp Christmas day, Pope Francis spoke about the world's children before formally giving his blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world).