A handwritten score for ‘Silent Night,’ autographed by the song's author, the Rev. Joseph Mohr (photo: Salzburg Museum).
Edward W. Schmidt, S.J. December 06, 2018
The Rev. Joseph Mohr wrote the words to the hymn as a reflection on peace after a summer of violence in Salzburg.
Jack Bentz, S.J. December 03, 2018
Christmas is the chance to welcome the stranger; to be the good innkeeper and not the bad one.
Photo of John Cheever from AP
Nick Ripatrazone November 30, 2018
The simultaneous pull of love and sadness is pure Cheever and permeates his Christmas story.
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.