A Christmas Carol
Life
Thomas Clements

A Christmas Carol & Detachment

I recently attended a live performance of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. The cast did an excellent job portraying the well-known tale in a new

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Feasts
Cristina Montes

Running to Bethlehem

One of the sites included in the itinerary of the Holy Land pilgrimage I joined was the Chapel of the Angels, a Catholic church located

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hipster nativity
Art
Jean Elizabeth Seah

The Hipster Nativity Set

As a child, one of my favorite things about Christmas was the Nativity scenes. From the teeny-tiny one on my family’s home altar to the

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Mary's Ultrasound
Columnists
Jean Elizabeth Seah

Advent: The Coming of the Lord

Happy New Liturgical Year! With the First Sunday of Advent came a new year in the Catholic Church. Advent is an important time of spiritual

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Books
Editor

Detachment

  I recently attended a live performance of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. The cast did an excellent job portraying the well known tale

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Life
Mary Proffit Kimmel

Christus Natus Hodie

“Sweet little Jesus boy, / Born in a manger, / Sweet little holy Child, / We didn’t know who you was.” The revelation of the

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Life
Lianna Mueller

A Baby Changes Everything

A baby changes everything. Any person who has become a parent knows the truth of this statement. Every aspect of his or her life is

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Columnists
Cristina Montes

For Those Hurting At Christmas

Everyone has, at one point in life or another, experienced a Christmas which was less merry than others – whether the cause be relationship or

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Life
Fr. Edward Lee Looney

Receiving Christmas Cards with Prayer

The United States Postal Service this Christmas gives thanks for Christmas cards, as we all transmit our Christmas greetings through their service. Their volumes surely

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Life
Theresa Williams

The Best Lie You Could Ever Tell

My first Confirmation class (quite some years ago now) ended with an enticing cliffhanger: “Next week, I’ll teach you how to lie,” our teacher told

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Life
Emma King

Feasting on Advent

In his stunning work, the Spirit of the Liturgy, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI states that worship requires that God “give back” and reveal Himself to

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Art
Mary Proffit Kimmel

The World As Icon

One Christmas Eve I had the flu.  While my family went to Lessons and Carols, I wrote a poem about the pain Mary endured to

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College
Erin Cain

Clinging to Tradition

This time of year is usually filled with traditions: both family traditions and liturgical traditions, which shape our experience of Christmas. Traditions serve a great

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