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Salisbury children learn about Advent from St. Nick

For The Dialog   SALISBURY, Md. — St. Nicholas helped religious education students at St. Francis de Sales Parish learn about Advent while providing them an...

Decorating for Christmas on Christmas Eve? It’s the beginning, not end,...

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- During the weeks before Christmas, Catholic churches stand out for what they are missing. Unlike stores, malls, public buildings and homes that...

Bishop Malooly’s 2017 Advent and Christmas schedule announced

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington has announced Bishop W. Francis Malooly’s Advent and Christmas schedule. On Thursday, December 7, Bishop Malooly will attend the...

Hope teaches us to smile amid darkness, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Christian hope is not the same as being optimistic about the future, but is knowing that whatever dark or...

How to make a Jesse tree with your family in Advent

Catholic News Service This time of year most of us aren't thinking about the weeds in our garden. But after spending much of the summer...

Living our faith in Advent: Are we ready to receive Jesus?

Catholic News Service Advent is a time for serious reflection on our lives as disciples of Jesus, whose return we are called not simply to...

‘Posadsas’ and Christmas Masses in Spanish

Christians throughout Latin America celebrate a novena before Christmas of meditations and feasts inviting participants to give shelter to the newborn King in their...

A Christian’s life is an encounter with Christ, pope says at...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The best present in life is encountering Jesus, an encounter that will last a lifetime, Pope Francis said. A Christian’s...

Viewpoint: It’s looked like Christmas for a month already

The church devotes each Advent, four weeks, to the coming of Christmas in its liturgical calendar. In business, that anticipation has expanded from five weeks...

The saints of the season of Advent

Remember “The Love Boat?” It was a somewhat unfunny but long-running TV show that took some major and not so major celebrities and cast...

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