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Christmas
December 28, 2020
Mary Pezzulo watched her share of Christmas dreck when she was a child. Most were harmless cheesy fun, but she didn't like the Little Drummer Boy.
December 24, 2020
Chapter House columnists and contributors to this page share their favorite Christmas story, book, movie, or music.
December 22, 2020
"We must not forget those left homeless, fatally indebted, bereaved, isolated or suffering the agony of mental health problems," says SVP President Helen O'Shea.
December 21, 2020
She had her left leg on one of those little scooters people use when they’ve broken an ankle. She’d asked the clerk at St. Vincent de Paul to take a drip coffee maker out of the box. It was new, still in the wrapping, and cost about $2.00, maybe $3.00. Everything’s sold as is and
December 19, 2020
The desire to praise and the carrying about of our mortality – our death – with us: these are constants of nature after the Fall, and always come to us admixed almost indiscriminately.
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 13, 2020
It is not what we expected, and not what most of us want. This year’s Vatican creche has been laughed at and ridiculed for looking like a science fiction story or children’s toys. One figure was often described as looking like Darth Vader, though to me he looks more like a Sontaran from Doctor Who.
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.