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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.