In my last post, I shared a few arguments outlining why we, as Catholics, may want to jump in and outwardly celebrate Christmas with society even though it is officially early. I came up with two main points, it is nice to celebrate with all the people in our life, even beyond our immediate family,... Continue Reading →
Should we celebrate Christmas during Advent?
Here we stand in the last few moments of the Church year, and already Christmas seems well under way all around us. While I do lament us starting too early, as in right after Halloween, here after Thanksgiving as Advent is about to turn upon us, is this too early too? Well, if I had... Continue Reading →
Yet another post about the commercialization of Christmas
I went to the mall with my daughter the weekend after Halloween. Not only were they already putting up Christmas decorations, banners, trees, ornaments the size of my house, (and not a picture of Jesus to be seen...), but there was already the Christmas mood music playing in the background. Now look, I'm mad about... Continue Reading →
Was Jesus born on the 25th of December?
Next up in our Q & A series, a student asked me if Jesus was really born on the 25th of December. I have often been surprised at how many people are caught off guard when they learn the answer to this question. You might think it's not one of those big important issues, but... Continue Reading →