SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Christmas
November 30, 2021
Can we look forward to a better feast this year?
November 25, 2021
Christmas celebrations this year will, thank God, be very different from the last. Ordinary life has for the most part resumed in Britain; in some respects, churches lag behind other parts of society in returning to normal. Many parish churches still require masks, social distancing, taped-off pews and thus limit the size of congregations. Others
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.
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