Tag: Christmas

Christmas is time to feel God’s closeness, experience peace, pope says

Christmas is time to feel God’s closeness, experience peace, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Celebrating the first Christmas since his election, Pope Francis preached the goodness and tenderness of God.

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Naples’ Nativity scene nears completion in St. Peter’s Square

Naples’ Nativity scene nears completion in St. Peter’s Square

| Cindy Wooden | December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The world famous Nativity scenes of Naples never follow just the biblical account of Jesus’ birth; for one thing, the figures usually are dressed in 18th-century costumes, but also it’s not unusual for a modern-day politician or even pope to enter the scene.

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Rediscover: christmas

Rediscover: christmas

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

-What child is this? Baby’s identity is at heart of season
- Recognizing Jesus
- Touched by an angel
- The day when love came down
- Tips for celebrating Christmas all season long

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Fourth Sunday of Advent — Nothing is impossible with God

Fourth Sunday of Advent — Nothing is impossible with God

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fourth Sunday of Advent — Dec. 22

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EWTN to broadcast Masses on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

EWTN to broadcast Masses on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

EWTN Christmas program schedule

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Pope talks about Marxism, women cardinals and the joy of Christmas

Pope talks about Marxism, women cardinals and the joy of Christmas

| Francis X. Rocca | December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

In another wide-ranging interview with an Italian journalist, Pope Francis denied he was a Marxist but said he took no offense at the label; dismissed the notion of women cardinals; and reflected on Christmas as an occasion of joy, tenderness and hope.

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Christmas lights reflect truth that Christ is light of world, pope says

Christmas lights reflect truth that Christ is light of world, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The lights glowing on the Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square, like Christmas lights everywhere, are reminders that Jesus is the light of the world, Pope Francis said.

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Pope says God speaks in whispers, so hush a bit before Christmas

Pope says God speaks in whispers, so hush a bit before Christmas

| Cindy Wooden | December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

If silence is not one of the sounds associated with Christmas preparations, chances are people will miss an experience of the love and tenderness that is at the heart of the holiday, Pope Francis said.

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With ‘ministry of presence,’ friars offer holiday shoppers hospitality

With ‘ministry of presence,’ friars offer holiday shoppers hospitality

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Some retail outlets began playing Christmas music this year the day after Halloween to remind customers that the shopping days before Christmas were dwindling. One store, however, is taking a different approach this Advent season. The Franciscan Friars of the St. John the Baptist Province now occupy a store in the same corridor as Macy’s […]

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Christmas film, message of faith fill gap left by Hollywood

Christmas film, message of faith fill gap left by Hollywood

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

This past June, Rick Santorum (former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 presidential candidate) became CEO of the Dallas faith-based film production company EchoLight Studios. Among the studio’s current projects is, “The Christmas Candle,” expected to open in 400 to 500 theaters across the country Nov. 22.

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Secular Christmas seen as encroaching on Christian Advent season

Secular Christmas seen as encroaching on Christian Advent season

| Mark Pattison | November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Parishes have “gotten the message” about maintaining the liturgical integrity of Advent and resisting Christmas carols, she added, but “the harder thing is keeping the parish groups from having their Christmas parties on the fourth of December.”

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Let us be wise Magi this Christmas • What gift will you give to Jesus this year? • See this year’s Christmas poster, essay contest winners • Christmas trees remind believers of light of Christ • Vatican Nativity scene to depict ancient city’s rock-hewn grottos • A goat for Christmas?

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