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Francine and Byron Pirola: Joyfully married…sometimes

Advent is a season of penance in preparation for the Lord’s coming; not the first coming which we celebrate on Christmas Day (his birthday),...

Simcha Fisher: This Is Not the Year

A 2020 Advent song for people with good taste As I walked out one evening In the dark December air, I saw my neighbours hanging lights On trees...

iLight 2020: Jesse Tree Advent family devotional

Looking for a meaningful way to celebrate Advent with your family? Creating and decorating a Jesse Tree is the perfect excuse to come together...

Pope installs 13 new cardinals in Rome

In the latest batch of reds hats is the first African-American cardinal, Cardinal Gregory.

Philippa Martyr: A special time

Advent is an opportunity look at our relationship with time One of the nicest things about the last 50 years has been the rediscovery of...

Bishop Umbers Advent message to kids

Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney Richard Umbers writes on the gift of Jesus and preparation for Christ in an Advent message to the children of...

Q&A with Fr John Flader: Advent penances free us

“Dear Father, I was talking recently with a Maronite Catholic about how his Eastern Rite celebrates Advent and was surprised to learn how much...

Take Our Advent Quiz

December 1st marks the first week of Advent. Take our quiz to find out how much you really know about this special time in...

Mark Shea: The best man and the least

This is Mark's fourth and final in his series on St John the Baptist for Advent 2018. Click here for Part 1. John the Evangelist’s...

Q&A with Fr John Flader: Yes, Advent penance is fine

“Dear Father, our priest recently encouraged us to do special penances in Advent. I had never thought of Advent as a season of penance....
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