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Bishop Tarabay’s Christmas message: Glory to God in the highest...

When Our Lord Jesus Christ was born in a cave at Bethlehem, the sky witnessed a divine liturgy, whereby the angels celebrated his birth

Melto D’Moronoyo: A Season of Announcements to prepare for Our Lord’s...

In the Maronite liturgical calendar, we are now preparing for the birth of the Messiah, otherwise referred to as the Season of Announcements.

Nativity sets put faith in the front yard

With Advent just weeks away, Catholic families are ditching Santa, Rudolph and candy canes for the Holy Family

Salvation: not our initiative, but God’s

Jesus told us to be simple, like little children. This message didn’t quite make it through to the iconographers, who made the icon of...

Throne of the manger

By Patrick O’Shea The final Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Feast of Christ the King, typically brings to mind all sorts of fearsome imagery of...

George Weigel: The earthiness of the Incarnation

Rome. A massive, 16-volume Lives of the Saints, first published between 1872 and 1877, informs me that, here in the Eternal City, the feast of Christmas first became a celebration distinct from the ancient feast of the Epiphany in the mid-fourth century — and that St John Chrysostom, one of the four doctors of the […]

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Mark Shea: The fulfilment of Israel’s faith

It is easy to grab the wrong end of the telescope and see Christmas in a way that makes it all seem like something at the beginning of a story that happened long ago, all leading up to us.

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Mark Shea: God became flesh – get it?

Previously, we looked first at the fact that the focus of the gospel is on the resurrection of the body, not mere ghostly life after death.

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Away with the manger? Vatican nativity causes stir

Controversy continues over 1960s nativity at St Peter's Especially in a year when the COVID-19 pandemic will rule out many people's favourite Christmas traditions, they...

Christmas baby God shows us who we really are, says Archbishop

In the encounter with God who became a baby for us we discover our own true identity, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP told Christmas Mass...

Horsley Park bounces back

The Christmas spirit is alive and well at parish which was forced to cancel last years' display.

Vatican unveils Sand Nativity

The annual unveiling of the Vatican's Christmas tree and Nativity scene brought some much-needed warmth to people's hearts.
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