Category Archive: Christmas

Dec 22

Do You Believe in Santa Claus?

I wrote a bit about this before but one of my former colleagues used to say that placing Santa into a Catholic Mass in any way sends a mixed message. And I say he’s as wrong as wrong could be! Why? Well, lest we forget, Santa Claus is a saint! And that makes Santa a …

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Dec 19

Silent Night Without Jesus

So this isn’t even smart, never mind how offensive it might be. A choral director at a school decided it would be a good idea to perform Silent Night without any references to Jesus or Mary in order to be more inclusive. Here’s a video of the performance: OH MAN, ARE PEOPLE IDIOTS! First of …

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Dec 19

Atheists Waste Their Money With the Best of Them

I hesitate to give this more attention but, it looks like the atheists wasted a whole lot of money this Christmas. I wonder how much more they wasted on Festivus presents?

Dec 24

The Annual Telling of My Favorite Christmas Story

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I’ve told this story many times before including here on this blog. It’s from my Fordham days and it never gets old. My classmates Joe Squillace and Tracy Crimmins who are both still friends today were the community service types in college and they ran the annual “Give a Child a Christmas” campaign. Honestly it’s …

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Dec 18

Jesus: In or Out

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So the debate rages on in our house regarding this Christmas tradition: Do we put the baby Jesus in the manger or do we wait until Christmas for the bambino to make His appearance? Here’s my wife, Marion’s take. “No. You wait until Christmas Eve and when you come home from Midnight Mass you put …

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Dec 10

We Need a Little Christmas…Sez Fr. Austin

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My dear friend, who I only know through his blog, Fr. Austin wrote an amazing homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Included is his Christmas letter to God (as opposed to Santa). And he gives us several things to think about, so be sure to go and read the whole post over at his …

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Dec 28

Your Favorite Christmas Story…A Real One

So I have two: One is my freshman year of college, my roommate was a big snoopy fan (and still is). I found a brand new stuffed Snoopy that looked awesome. I wrapped it up and left it for him and when he opened it I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone so happy to …

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Dec 26

Boxing Day

So today is Boxing Day, a day that few know about, but is huge in Britain where is is also known as St Stephen’s Day (as it is in Catholic circles). The origins of Boxing Day are dubious, ranging from some saying that the lower classes would bring a box to their employers who would …

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Dec 25

We Need a Savior

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After a lovely “Midnight Mass” (at 10PM–don’t get me started) at St. Joe’s I had a hard time concentrating. A friend is dealing with a horrible tragedy in her life that occurred just before the holiday—so please pray for her. After opening some presents and getting a restful night I awoke to the following story …

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Dec 23

Just When You Thought a Flash Mob Couldn’t Get Better…

Journey of Faith performed a Christmas “Flash Mob” at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach on December 18. Awesome. Make sure you catch the end. To all those who think that they can keep Christ out of the secular culture, guess again.

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