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A closer look at the Nativity story in Luke’s Gospel

A closer look at the Nativity story in Luke’s Gospel

| Joseph Kelly | December 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christmas is a major feast day, yet it is based upon small passages in two Gospels. These are the Nativity accounts in the first two chapters of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

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Emmanuel: The name sums up the Christmas message

Emmanuel: The name sums up the Christmas message

| David Gibson | December 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

We know what kind of person the infant Jesus born on the first Christmas would be in adult life: someone known for drawing near to others and walking with them in their actual lives.

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Christmas: Take heart! God is with us!

Christmas: Take heart! God is with us!

| Maureen Pratt | December 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Perhaps it’s the compressed calendar, or the external decor that grabs our attention with “Celebrate the season!” Or, maybe it’s the emphasis on reunions — bringing loved ones dear to us near to us for joy-filled sharing.

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A taste of Bethlehem

A taste of Bethlehem

| December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christmas in June? That’s the way it is for Father Alberto Curbelo when it comes to preparing for the birth of Jesus.

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Marriage advice: Make time for each other, especially at Christmas

Marriage advice: Make time for each other, especially at Christmas

| Nick Bramhill | December 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

People who work with married couples have urged them to make time for each other, especially during the often-stressful Christmas season.

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O Holy Night

O Holy Night

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Merry Christmas from The Catholic Spirit and the Archdiocese St. Paul and Minneapolis

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Let there be light

Let there be light

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amazing Christmas displays you’ll want to see

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Bringing the Christmas spirit to life

Bringing the Christmas spirit to life

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Parishioners and members of several surrounding communities braved temperatures around zero degrees to see a live Nativity performance at St. Joseph in Miesville Dec. 15. The every-other-year event featured three performances with different casts and was followed by a sloppy joe dinner.

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Christmas poster contest winners

Christmas poster contest winners

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked youths in grades kindergarten to 12 to create Christmas posters by completing the phrase, “I unwrap the real gift of Christmas when . . .” and then drawing a picture. The 405 entries came from across the archdiocese and were judged by a panel of Catholic Spirit staff members, who chose winners in four categories: grades 3 and under, grades 4-6, grades 7-9 and grades 10-12.

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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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Christmas Essay Contest Winners

Christmas Essay Contest Winners

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Adults and youth were invited to finish the phrase above and submit a 200 word essay about their favorite ornament.

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Christmas Poster Contest Winners

Christmas Poster Contest Winners

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked youths in grades one to 12 to create Christmas posters by completing the phrase, “The ornament on my family Christmas tree I like best is …” and then drawing a picture.

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