Tag: "Christmas"

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Christmas: Expect More!

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The problem many of us have with Christmas isn’t that we expect too much of it but that we expect much too little. My Christmas wish for all of us, myself included, is that we raise our sights and ask for all that God really wants to give us. If we can open ourselves to […]

Gaudete Sunday and the Letter of Joy
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Gaudete Sunday and the Letter of Joy

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Eleven-year-old Ralphie Parker knows what he wants for Christmas.  He begs his parents to buy it for him but when they say they won’t he takes his plea straight to the top: Santa Claus.   “What do you want?” Santa asks.    Ralphie confidently answers: “I want an official Red Ryder carbine-action two-hundred shot range […]

How Our Family Keeps Christ in Christmas
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How Our Family Keeps Christ in Christmas

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“Actions speak louder than words.”  “A picture is worth a thousand words.”  “Talk is cheap.”  There are many sayings in the English language that generally express the same thing: words alone do not do the necessary job of communicating our thoughts and feelings, especially in the case of a personal message. “I love you,” for […]

Cyber Shop With Safety & Soul This Christmas
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Cyber Shop With Safety & Soul This Christmas

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Even in the midst of our Advent preparations, many families are contemplating the annual Christmas gifting season. This year, there are ample opportunities to take advantage of online shopping resources in ways that will uplift your loved ones and at the same time support Catholic causes and merchants. It’s important when shopping online to always […]

Christmas for the Unborn
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Christmas for the Unborn

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Christmas is universal. “Behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people…A Savior has been born for you” (Luke 1:10-11). Christ the Savior becomes man precisely for all who share human nature. He excludes nobody. The good news of Christmas is for all people of all times […]

The Santa Club
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The Santa Club

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I know that some people don’t allow their children to believe in the Santa myth for a variety of reasons. My parents fell into this category. But, when my children were little, I decided to allow them to enjoy that magic while making sure that they were truly aware that the true reason for Christmas […]

Here We Go Again
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Here We Go Again

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Why do I act shocked every time the stores pull out the Christmas merchandise before I’ve purchased Halloween candy (which has been sharing shelf space with the Back to School supplies since August)? Why do I let it gross me out year after year? I know it’s going to happen. But still…. I wandered into […]

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