The Creative Mind Behind the Christmas Magic

Months before the calendars read “December” and pink and purple Advent candles were placed on altars in preparation for Jesus’ birth, one man was tasked with configuring how many tiny red fluorescent lights would complement hundreds of yards of red ribbon on a Christmas tree to bring awareness to the plight of persecuted Christians around the world. Enter the world of Mark Steele.

Bright Christmas Fund a Big Boost for Providence House

The difference that The Tablet’s Bright Christmas Fund makes is evident at Providence House, a shelter in Bedford-Stuyvesant for homeless women and children and for women on parole from prison.

Christmas Eve Mass

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated the Christmas Eve Family Mass at St. Bernard’s Church, Mill Basin, during which he blessed the parish’s manger and witnessed the Live Nativity scene presented by the children of the parish.

Rights of Refugees Likely Papal Theme for 2018

Foreign trips, a focus on the rights and needs of migrants and refugees and a Synod of Bishops dedicated to young people all are on the 2018 calendar for Pope Francis. His activities and the passions that drive them are familiar by now. In fact, March 13 will mark the fifth anniversary of his election as pope, succeeding retired Pope Benedict XVI.