In 1982, a Brooklyn bus driver was distraught, having scrimped and saved to buy toys for his kids, only to lose them in a burglary just a few days before Christmas.
In Speech to Curia, Pope Francis Warns Against Worldly Attachments, Including in the Liturgy
To close a year in which he put limits on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, Pope Francis warned against the temptations of pride, spiritual worldliness, and attachment to superficial reassurances, including liturgical preferences.
Only In Print: Catholic Rites’ Christmas Quests See ‘Nativity Fast’ Rising in East
Representatives of various congregations which gather across Brooklyn and Queens — and around the world — say the “Nativity Fast” launches many believers on a rewarding journey that ends on Christmas Eve.
Cardinal Parolin Calls Out EU Directive Against ‘Christmas’ Language
On the first Monday of Advent, it was revealed the European Union was attempting to ban the use of the word “Christmas” in an internal dossier promoting “an inclusive communication.”
Wisconsin Parishes Pray for Victims After SUV Plows Through Parade Crowd
Church leaders and parishes offered prayers for the five people who died and dozens more who were injured, including a Catholic priest, church parishioners and Catholic school students, when an SUV plowed through spectators watching a Christmas parade.
Pope Francis Sends Condolences to Victims of Waukesha Parade Attack
Pope Francis expressed his condolences to the victims of a tragic attack at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, that claimed the lives of five people and left dozens injured.
Archdiocese of Milwaukee Offers Prayers for Victims of Christmas Parade Tragedy as ‘Person of Interest’ Identified
A “person of interest” has reportedly been identified following a tragedy on Sunday in Waukesha, Wisconsin, that left five people dead and at least 40 injured when a car plowed into a Christmas parade.
Drawing Attention To a True Artist
For more than 40 years, Christmas at The Tablet meant only one thing — a John McAlinden illustration on the front-and-back page wraparound of the edition. Composed of thousands of individual names, the drawing would depict some piece of the story about the birth of Jesus. It might be a manger scene, or the visit of the Three Kings, or an angel blowing a trumpet.
Only in Print: Merry Christmas, Mary! Songs That Celebrate the Blessed Mother
This year, more than ever, we may want to turn to holiday sing-along favorites such as “Winter Wonderland,” “Sleigh Bells,” “Deck the Halls” and “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” to help put us in the spirit of the season.
New Jersey Parishes Find Creative New Ways to Engage Catholics This Christmas
Tickets for Masses, virtual holiday concerts, video Christmas cards, and drive-by Nativity scenes: It’s beginning to look a lot like a different sort of Christmas.