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.
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.
Before all four Advent candles are lit, hundreds of elementary students will have experienced an interactive, lively Christmas tale about finding the courage to ‘love your neighbor’ regardless of color or creed.
A Christmas tree is illuminated Dec. 18 as people visit the traditional Christmas market at the Old Town Square in Prague.
The percentage of Americans who see Christmas as a religious holiday continues to slide across nearly all demographic lines.
A FEW YEARS AGO, a friend of mine wrote to me and complained about a Christmas column that I had written. I cannot recall exactly what I had written, but it was something about how the Incarnation continues today.
The Archdiocese of Washington was weighing its options after a federal judge denied a request for an emergency injunction over the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) advertising guidelines.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio blessed the Nativity creche and lit the Christmas tree in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza.
Growing up in St. Louis, Susanna Spencer loved her family’s Advent tradition of adorning a Jesse Tree with Old Testament symbols leading to Christ’s birth.