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First week of Advent: Practice this St. Joseph meditation

Pray along with this meditation inspired by Matthew 1:18-24. You speak to us in dreams. Sometimes it is the only occasion you find us still...

First week of Advent: Initiate your game plan

"Stay awake." With this terse command, the Gospel of Matthew begins our season of Advent on Sunday, Dec. 1. How rich and rewarding will be...

Advent is a new beginning for all — Effie Caldarola

It was a chilly March night in a small Midwestern town. Maybe it was windy, because in my memory the Great Plains are always...

Christmas provides chance to pray, offer evangelization — Richard Doerflinger

Is it my imagination, or has the Christmas shopping season (or "holiday shopping season") extended itself by another few weeks? What we used to call...

First Sunday of Advent: God invites us to a different kind...

Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 1, 2019 First Sunday of Advent 1) Is 2:1-5 Psalm 122:1-9 2) Rom 13:11-14 Gospel: Mt 24:37-44 God invites us to a different kind of waiting Waiting...

Advent week three: ‘I shall say it again: Rejoice!’

What I love about the Advent season is that it captures the mixed reality of our lives. Our moments of joy and sorrow are...

Advent week three: Answering the call to joy

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." That iconic line from the 1986...

‘Catholic Forum’ includes multimedia Advent series with Father Richard Jasper

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington is presenting a four-part multimedia Advent series being distributed via digital video, radio broadcasts, and podcasts. Written and hosted...

Advent calendars: Old tradition and modern commercialism, same message

WASHINGTON — The Advent calendar with one tab or box to open each day for 24 or 25 days taps into something people really...

Advent week two — Reading the Advent season through nature

Advent is a season of expectation, of waiting for promises to be fulfilled -- God's promises, to our Israelite ancestors in the faith and...

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