BLOG: Advent and Christmas
From St. Francis to the present day, the nativity scene has had an important place in our Christmas traditions. Read this new letter from Pope Francis. ...read more
Julian Paparella reflects on the three ways we look for the coming of Christ in this season of Advent. ...read more
Deacon Pedro explores how John the Baptist embodies the Christian understanding of mission and how he can be a role model for us all. ...read more
How can we laugh when there is so much suffering in our world? Kristina Glicksman considers the extraordinary testimony of an atomic bomb survivor. ...read more
Read the full official English-language translation of Pope Francis' homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. ...read more
As we approach the final days of the Christmas season, Deacon Pedro explores the "12 Days of Christmas" and presents an intriguing Panamanian version in honour of WYD 2019. ...read more
Pope Francis’ Homily for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God and the 52nd World Day of Peace ...read more
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. This year the Gospel for today is the finding of the child Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:41-52). In other years, it is the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-23) or the presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:22-40). Is your family ...read more
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