Spiritual Reflections: If you think that hearing another part of the Christmas story as late as Jan. 8 is stretching it out too much, just imagine what those Magi felt.
Nativity of Jesus
The Peace Pulpit: Shepherds lived a rough and difficult life. But they were the ones to receive the first message that the Son of God had entered into human history.
Spiritual Reflections: The Gospel of Christmas invites us to reexamine our expectations. Where do we seek God? For thousands of years, God has been in the habit of appearing among us in the most unobtrusive ways.
Eco Catholic: For 2,000 years, the Star of Bethlehem story has prompted countless questions. Was the illusive celestial traveler seen by the Magi a myth? A miracle? A comet?
Just Catholic: Was the nativity an entirely male affair? Why is all this testimony about the birth of a child, the birth of this Child, so devoid of women?
The figures in the world-famous Nativity scenes of Naples are all meant to illustrate "the permanent coming of the Lord into history."