BLOG: Advent and Christmas,Christmas,Reflections
As heard on the Monday, December 14th edition of Zoom, the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is reminding the faithful to keep focused on Christ this time of year. In the CCCB’s Christmas message, Bishop Pierre Morissette writes: When we find ourselves caught up in decorations and advertisements, God invites us to ...read more
[This blog comes from Fr. Chris Valka, CSB. During his theological studies in Toronto, Fr. Valka worked with us at Salt and Light Television. He is now teaching at Catholic Central High School in Detroit, Michigan.] One of the things I have learned as I have traveled around from one assignment to the other is ...read more
Today, as our Eastern Catholic brothers and Sisters celebrate Christmas, I am reminded of one of the most meaningful messages of Christmas: Emmanuel — God with us. See, since I was a little child, I’ve known this. I always knew the meaning of the name Emmanuel, because that is my middle name: Pedro Emmanuel Guevara-Mann. ...read more
The night was still, the stars shinning bright. My friends and I lie awake, the fire gives us light. We watch our sheep and pray God hears our plight. How will we ever escape the painful lives we lead? Israel is held captive; we long to be freed, so we lie in silence and pray ...read more