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      Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht

      This year is the 200th anniversary of the beloved hymn Silent Night, first performed on Christmas Eve, 1818, fittingly at Saint Nicholas parish in...

      Christmas—The Fullness of Love

      The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full....

      A Review of Creed II: Reflections on the Rocky Saga & the Intrinsic Value...

      The eighth “chapter” of the Rocky series, Creed II, was released on November 21. Continuing in the tradition of the previous seven chapters of...

      3rd Sunday of Advent: Rejoice, the Lord is near

      His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation (Lk 1:4).Once again on this third Sunday of Advent we encounter the figure...

      Gaudete: Rejoice the Lord is Near

      His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation (Lk 1:4).Once again on this third Sunday of Advent we encounter the figure...

      Climate Babies: To Bear, or not to Bear

      What sad, pinched lives the climate zealots must live, every emission of carbon and its derivatives a cause of sorrow, guilt, regret. You may...

      The Trojan Horse in the City of God

      Homer's epic poem, The Iliad, is the story of the war waged by Greece against the city of Troy. Unable to vanquish the Trojans...

      Waiting for the Real Christmas

      I don’t know about you, but I’m already tired of 'Christmas'. Of course, I am not referring to the real Christmas—the birth of Jesus—but...

      Totalitarian Media

      There are two primary things that totalitarian regimes seek to control, and whose take-over are themselves a sign of creeping totalitarianism in any society:...

      Eight strategies for a calm, fruitful Advent

      (From the archives, first published in 2014, but still relevant today.  A blessed and grace-filled Advent to all our readers! Editor)Most of us are...