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George Weigel: The earthiness of the Incarnation

Reading Time: 4 minutesRome. 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 […]
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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.

‘Sand Nativity’ to display in St Peter’s

The Vatican will unveil a massive Nativity scene made entirely of sand during the cold Roman winter.
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