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Yes, Virginia, Santa Claus is a Turk

On Sept. 21, 1897, the New York Sun ran an editorial responding to an inquiry from a young reader, who would eventually go on...

A holiday season tinged with sadness for some

Beginning on Dec. 17, the Western Church marks the coming celebration of the Incarnation at Christmas with a series of antiphons at Vespers and...

A worthy Advent cause for all Americans

We Christians celebrate the beginning movement of Advent this year and meditate on our conduct as we await the return of the Lord in...

The rapid growth of Christianity in Africa

Pope Francis has named Abel Gabuza, the current bishop of Kimberley, South Africa, to the post of coadjutor archbishop of Durban, one of the...

The church begins anew the liturgical year

The end of the year is upon us. Our calendars (for those who do not use an electronic one) are turning to the last...

Living the Advent Season with John the Baptist

When I read the Sacred Scriptures I keep asking myself, can there be a sadder picture in all of human history than that described...

Evangelization too often included regrettable culture clashes

While skiing in Mont Tremblant this weekend, we drove through Brébeuf, Quebec, obviously named for Saint Jean de Brébeuf, one of the North American...

Abortion, society’s most inflammatory subject

Watching the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, and looking ahead to the 46th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, I...

The ongoing history of anti-Semitism

It is hard to believe that on Nov. 9 we remembered the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. From the German it means “Crystal Night,” more...

The contemporary challenge of a groundbreaking document

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Medellin document, one of the most important exhortations calling the church to live in solidarity...
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