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How Does a Catholic Prepare for Christmas?

How Does a Catholic Prepare for Christmas?

Amylynn Smith  11.23.2015
Most people know when Catholics begin the season of Lent because we are walking around the world with ashes on our foreheads, but how do...
It's Not Too Late! Make This DIY Advent Calendar Wall Tree

It's Not Too Late! Make This DIY Advent Calendar Wall Tree

Brit + Co   11.17.2015
'Tis the season for advent calendars! In just a couple days you should be starting your advent calendar, so it's time to scramble and put...

There Has Never Been a War On Christmas, But Advent Has Taken a Serious Hit

Laura Hanby Hudgens  11.17.2015
But maybe, just maybe, the best way to prepare for our Savior's birth involves more than just wearing a Keep Christ in Christmas button...
Grounded to Transcend the Toxic Narrative of 'Otherness'

Grounded to Transcend the Toxic Narrative of 'Otherness'

Rev. Susan Russell  11.16.2015
Grounded in that soil -- in that sacrament -- there is no "other:" and so we are liberated to rise to the challenge of overcoming the toxic...
Oh, Come, oh, Come, Emmanuel: Entering Into the Pain of Human Suffering

Oh, Come, oh, Come, Emmanuel: Entering Into the Pain of Human Suffering

Khristi Adams  11.16.2015
May we accept the gospel's invitation to enter into the pain and suffering of our sisters and brothers, and in turn deliver a message of...
Christian Pathos vs. ISIS Pathos

Christian Pathos vs. ISIS Pathos

Carole Ganim  03. 3.2015
I wonder if Christians and/or we good people have love and kindness, generosity and goodness equal in passion to hatred and anger. The...
Ding Dong Merrily: The Ridiculous Theology of Christmas Carols

Ding Dong Merrily: The Ridiculous Theology of Christmas Carols

Sarah Thebarge  12.23.2014
This year, I've found myself focusing on the words of the songs rather than getting caught up in the emotion of them, and I can't believe...
LOOK: Christmas Photos And Facts

LOOK: Christmas Photos And Facts

12.23.2014
Christmas is the holiday celebrated by millions around the globe that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. Dates To Know In many Western...
Shepherd's Field -- Peace on Whom His Favor Rests

Shepherd's Field -- Peace on Whom His Favor Rests

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon  12.22.2014
One Sunday morning last spring I sat in that field. Sunday -- a day of Sabbath and rest and time set aside to meet in fellowship and community...
The Importance of Non-European Christian Imagery

The Importance of Non-European Christian Imagery

Karen Zainal  12.22.2014
I am ethnically Chinese and grew up in Muslim-majority Indonesia. For years, I was subconsciously frustrated and estranged by singularly...
Queering Winter Holidays: Reclaiming Hanukkah and Christmas to Build LGBTQIA Unity

Queering Winter Holidays: Reclaiming Hanukkah and Christmas to Build LGBTQIA Unity

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.  12.19.2014
Queering the winter holidays, let's celebrate our uniquely inclusive community where deep and real friendships cross every boundary --...
Count Down The Days Until Christmas With Our Instagram Advent Calendar

Count Down The Days Until Christmas With Our Instagram Advent Calendar

12.19.2014
The Advent season is a filled with waiting and expectation. Christians use Advent calendars to count down the days until Christmas. We...

A Great Banquet

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble  12.17.2014
The great tragedy in life today is we accept the wrong invitations in life and therefore we miss the banquet that has been prepared for...
Pushing Past the Hashtag: Why We Need to Understand That #BlackLivesMatter and MORE

Pushing Past the Hashtag: Why We Need to Understand That #BlackLivesMatter and MORE

Rev. Joel Montgomery  12.16.2014
Black lives matter, yes -- but pushing past the hashtag, we have to understand not just that black lives matter, but that ALL lives matter....