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December 16, 2020
The habit of starting celebrations too soon and finishing them too soon is the worst aspect of a secular Christmas. The great thing is to start your own celebrations on Christmas Eve and keep them going right through the Twelve Days.
December 11, 2020
I speak too well to be poor. Even as I’m weeping on the phone, and the very kind woman is explaining to me that I had to make more before the pandemic to qualify for help, and I try to explain to her that there was no way to make money before the pandemic, and
December 08, 2020
Ten executions in 2020 is “more than double the previous record of four in 1938,” the archbishops said in November.
December 07, 2020
The liturgical season of Advent has given rise to many great traditions, from the election of the Boy Bishop, to St Nicholas, to Carolling.
December 20, 2017
Ember days are a particularly ancient and rich part of the Church’s liturgical patrimony
December 19, 2017
The ancient liturgical cycle expresses the Church’s longing for the Messiah
December 19, 2017
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December 08, 2017
Bishop Vecchi said that, while the inclusion of a boat might be justified, the crib was an essential sign of Jesus' humbling Himself