Tag: Christmas Eve

Catholic groups denounce child’s death near U.S. border on Christmas Eve

Catholic groups denounce child’s death near U.S. border on Christmas Eve

| Rhina Guidos | December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Immigration officials announced new health checks for immigrant children under detention after a second child, an 8-year-old boy, died Christmas Eve while under the agency’s care.

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Christmas Eve marks 200th anniversary of beloved carol ‘Silent Night’

Christmas Eve marks 200th anniversary of beloved carol ‘Silent Night’

| Richard Szczepanowski | December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Exactly 200 years ago this Christmas Eve — Dec. 24, 1818 — in a little church in what is now Austria, the world heard for the first time a poem set to music that eventually would be hailed as one of the most popular and beloved Christmas carols of all time.

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Back-to-back Masses reminder of liturgy’s ‘sublime work’

Back-to-back Masses reminder of liturgy’s ‘sublime work’

| Father John Paul Erickson | December 15, 2017 | 5 Comments

Unlike the sacred triduum the date of Christmas is quite set. Because of this, parishes and pastors find themselves this year in the unenviable position of celebrating the Solemnity of Christmas only hours after lighting the final candle on the Advent wreath.

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