Nativity Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center
What the Magi Teach Us
The Magi, wrote Pope Benedict XVI, are not mythical figures in “a meditation presented under the guise of stories.” Rather, the Magi story helps us to “understand the mystery of Jesus more deeply.”
Soho Pilgrimage: A Christmas Meditation
Advent and Christmas remind the Church of the deep truth that life is journey, pilgrimage, and adventure. That’s why processions are a helpful way to celebrate these two linked liturgical seasons.
The Crèche and the Gap
The messiness of history is a caution against letting sentimentality take over Christmas; so are some challenging truths about Mary, Joseph, and their place in what theologians call the “economy of salvation.”
Christmas and Living Beyond Fear
The archangel Gabriel encouraged Mary and Joseph to trust in God.