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S+L BLOG: Advent and Christmas



The Christmas story is a profound one. To the attentive reader there are countless insights about the nature of God and our own human nature that jump off the pages of Luke and Matthew’s infancy narratives. Perhaps the clearest insight is the fragility and powerlessness of the baby Jesus. It is one of the greatest ...read more
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but Advent is done. We celebrated Christmas two days ago, and that means there’s no way to have another “Thursday Thoughts for Advent.” As we continue to celebrate Christmas, however, I thought it might be nice to gather for one final Thursday this year and reflect together. You’ll notice ...read more
How long should we celebrate Christmas? 1 day? 8? 20? 40? Allyson Kenny explains how the Church observes Christmas and why in this interesting short video. ...read more
Read these 10 inspiring quotes from some of the great saints of the Catholic Church as they ponder the awesome gift of the Nativity and the Incarnation. ...read more
At 12:00 noon today, Solemnity of the Lord’s Nativity, Pope Francis delivered his annual “Urbi et Orbi” address (to the city and the world) from the Central balcony of the Vatican Basilica. Before imparting the Blessing, the Pope addressed the traditional Christmas message to the faithful present in St Peter’s Square and to those who ...read more
Homily of Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton during Christmas Midnight Mass at the Cathedral of Basilica of Christ the King CHRISTMAS 2018 Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King Midnight, December 25, 2018 During the darkest time of the year, at the darkest hour of the night – we gather together to remember ...read more