CHRISTMAS DAY EDITION

Cheetah Mother and Cubs (Credit: GardenOfEaden.blogspot.com)

My First African Christmas

by Princess Michael of Kent,

of The Catholic Herald

The Forgotten Catholic Origins of the Christmas Tree – ChurchPop
All I Want for Christmas is a Thankful Heart – Susanna Spencer, NC Register
Christmas Movies: It’s a Wonderful Life & Charlie Brown – Gab. Garnica, Catholic Stand
Kiev Xmas Will Be Celebrated December 25 & January 7 – V. Rozanskij, AsiaNews.it
Christians Ready for Christmas After Caliphate’s Collapse – Peter Jesserer Smith, NCRg
Carols & the Christmas Paradox – Veery Huleatt, First Things
Ashgabat’s Catholic Community Prepares for a ‘Bright’ Christmas – AsiaNews.it
Why Do We Hang Stockings by the Fireplace? – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia
In Defense of Santa Claus – Nathan Stone, Crisis Magazine
Keeping the ‘Good Cheer’ This Christmas – Rachel Lanz, National Catholic Register
The Love of the Holy Family in Bethlehem – Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Cthlc Exchange
Christmas: The Light in the Darkness – Constance T. Hull, Catholic Exchange
Lebanese Christian & Muslim Youth Serve the Needy Elderly – Doreen Abi Raad, NC Reg

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