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Why the message of Christmas is needed, especially now

December 24, 2015
Palestinian Manan Abu Abuayash holds her baby Maram, 6 months, while lighting candles Dec. 20 in the Church of the Nativity where tradition believes Christ was born in Bethlehem, West Bank. Few tourists are visiting Bethlehem this Christmas season because of the recent violence between Israelis and Palestinians. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill)
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, wrote a special Christmas piece for CNN. Read an excerpt below:
The drama of Jesus' birth in Palestine, taking place under occupation in an outpost of the Roman Empire over 2000 years ago, reminds us that the elite and powerful, those who benefited most from keeping the status quo, were the least open to the coming of the Kingdom, to new insights, to solutions to the injustices and the heartbreaks of this world.
Continue reading the full piece on CNN here.

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