A favorite game from my boyhood was flashlight tag. We lived in the country, and on summer nights after it was dark, one person with a flashlight would try to find everyone hidden in the night. Sometimes, hiding along the edge of a fence or a row of bushes, I would lay on my back [...]
Jesus came to set the human race free from slavery, which meant breaking the power of every tyrant on earth. The tyrants had chariots, horses, catapults, walled cities, and ships. Jesus had a crowd of [...]
At the time of the birth of Christ, the Romans maintained control over the land of Israel by supporting a local government. This government was headed by a shrewd and ruthless king, Herod the Great. [...]
“Your blessed and fruitful virginity is like the bush, flaming yet unburned, which Moses saw on Sinai. Pray for us, Mother of God.”
- Liturgy of the Hours, First Vespers for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.
Pope Benedict expressed three wishes for Christmas. They would make excellent resolutions this New Year.
VATICAN CITY, 9 DEC 2011 (VIS) – Wednesday, 7 December, thanks to a “tablet” connected to the power grid, Benedict XVI lit the largest Christmas tree in the world from the papal apartments. This electronic “tree” is located in the [...]
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