It’s almost Christmas! Are you excited? Depending on when you attend Christmas Mass and whether you travel, you may be facing a whole different set of challenges. Here are a […]
Christmas lasts more than a day in the Catholic Church so here are twenty Catholic traditions to try with your family this Christmas season, plus a few more ideas that are just plain fun.
St. Lucy was a fourth-century martyr, whose name and feast day are associated with light. In Norway, children light candles and bring pastries called Lussekattor to their parents on the […]
The feast of the Holy Family, which is situated appropriately between Christmas and New Year’s Day, serves as a context for the events it bridges: the birth of Christ and the octave of Mary. Living in a loving manner sometimes can be most difficult within the family (the domestic Church), where intimate conflicts yield deep wounds, and where routine and familiarity can breed contempt and complacency. So we look to the Holy Family as models of fraternal love in a world of fractured family life and institutions. You’ll find the entire reflection online.
The feast of St. Nicholas on December sixth is a great time to celebrate the life of the beloved fourth-century bishop. Here’s his fascinating story, and five ways to celebrate with your kids.