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Why Christmas is Dec. 25 this year

    The early church didn’t pick the date to replace a Roman pagan holiday   By promulgation of an urban legend, many people in the 1980s believed...

‘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...

Hispanic cultures’ Christmas events extend into February

For The Dialog   RISING SUN, Md. – The ripped wrapping paper from Christmas gifts awaits pick up in overstuffed garbage containers. The Christmas music that...

Christmas is time to feel God’s closeness, experience peace, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Celebrating the first Christmas since his election, Pope Francis preached the goodness and tenderness of God, and prayed that...

Bishop asks inmates to be light for others

Staff reporter   SMYRNA – In each of six years as the leader of Delaware’s Catholics, Bishop Malooly’s first Christmas Mass has been at the James...

Reach out to the poor and needy at Christmas

As the Christmas song goes: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” While Easter is the most important time of the year, Christmas ranks...

Christmas offers lesson in humility, Pope Francis says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said Christmas is an occasion of joy but also a lesson in humility, when the faithful are...

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...

Pope says Christmas shows God’s will to save people from sin

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — God sent his son into the world to save it from evil, pride and violence, Pope Benedict XVI said...

Bishop tells prisoners Jesus was born for all

Dialog Editor Bishop Malooly proclaimed the joy of Christmas during Masses at two prisons Dec. 17 and 19 and brought the inmates the message that...

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