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Mary and Joseph

A Christmas Lesson

James Zogby | Posted 12.26.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

We should not allow the Christmas story to be stripped of its humanity or cleansed of its muck and grime. Its power is in its reality that should serve to focus our attention on our responsibility to see in the birth of Jesus: the faces of the outcasts for whom there is no room in the inn; the wretched of the earth for whom there is no comfort; and the frightened exiles who seek only safety and refuge. It is only when we do not avert our glance from these reminders that we can understand the story and spirit of Christmas.

My Meshuggah Jewish Christmas

John Blumenthal | Posted 02.16.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

What's with the elves? All they do is make toys all year? What kind of a profession is that? You call that a career? Some of them could have been doctors or lawyers. By now, they could have a house in the Hamptons or a condo in Cabo.

The Very Pregnant Mary And Joseph Have A Chat

John Shore | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
John Shore

He told me not to be afraid, that I had found favor with God. "You will be with child," it said, "and give birth to a son. And you are to give him the name Jesus."

A Bishop's Whisper From Cardinal Foley

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

In 1987 we got married. My wife's name is Mary. I have since realized that priests may only get one or two Mary-and-Joseph combinations during a career. The local priest made the most of it.

WATCH: If Mary And Joseph Used Facebook

Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion

Ever wonder what Mary and Joseph's virtual relationship would have been like had Facebook (and electricity, for that matter) been around about 2,000 y...

Newborn God: A Christmas Meditation On The Birth of Jesus

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

How overwhelming the first Christmas must have been for Mary and Joseph. Few things can provoke such intense worry as a newborn child. But few things promise such unreasonable hope, such unexpected change and such unbounded joy.

Waiting for Sounds of Silence This Advent Season

Sheldon C. Good | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sheldon C. Good

In the midst of overscheduled lives, do we create space for God's surprises? Mary and Joseph pleaded with the innkeeper to make room for Jesus. Do we?