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Nativity scene

A creche is seen on display in the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in downtown Cincinnati last year. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
It’s the little clay baby in the manger – or maybe the empty manger, waiting until Christmas morning for the figure to appear. It’s the watchful figures of Mary and Joseph (“Mary always has to go on Jesus’s right, and Joseph always has to hold a lantern or a staff,”

By Mary C. Uhler Catholic News Service  MADISON, Wis. — This year a group of families from the Diocese of Madison decided to sponsor a Nativity display at the Wisconsin Capitol, and it turns out it’s one of just a handful of creches on state capitol grounds around the country.

Press Release In Western culture, no Nativity scene is complete without a donkey and perhaps a couple of sheep. But when an Australian artist depicts the Nativity, a kangaroo, a koala and a kookaburra gather around the manger.