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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.