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By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Dec 5, 2019 / 10:40 am (CNA).- Ahead of the Vatican Christmas tree lighting Dec. 5, Pope Francis expressed hope that the nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square will serve as a reminder of what Christmas is truly about. A nativity scene “is a genuine

What is the best way to prepare for the season of Advent? You’re free to do what you know will help you prepare for Christmas the best. If decorating and so forth does not help you prepare for the coming of Christ, you can be the judge of whether it’s

By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Dec 1, 2019 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- This Advent, choose prayer and charity over consumerism, Pope Francis said Sunday in his first Mass of the liturgical year. “Resist the dazzling lights of consumption, which will shine everywhere this month, and believe that prayer and charity

Orange, Calif., Dec 1, 2019 / 02:11 pm (CNA).- A religious order in southern California is kicking off Advent with a digital calendar that allows Catholics to go more in-depth as they prepare for the Christmas season. The virtual calendar was launched on the first Sunday of Advent by the

What is Advent? The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly

A great Advent Tradition is readying the home for Christmas. There’s nothing better than heading out to a Christmas Tree sale, the fresh pine aroma, the chill in the air. St. James the Greater in White Oak has been a staple for many years on Cheviot. The Boy Scout Troop

“It’s a Wonderful Life” is a Advent or Christmas classic, but there’s a theme carried through the movie that is rarely discussed—the role of duty.

As the Advent Season is upon us, here is a great educational video in 2 minutes to share with your family and friends: What Advent is really about!   Advent Resources For your Free Ultimate Guide to Advent, Click here For the Advent Calendar of Events, Click here For Advent

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Archbishop Schnurr delivers homily for World Day of Peace. (Photo by E.L. Hubbard)
In the waning days of December, some non-Christians celebrate the winter solstice instead of Christmas. The connection between the two observances is worth reflecting on this Advent Season. The winter solstice, which will occur on December 21, marks the longest night of the year. After that, the nights grow shorter