Monthly Archives: December 2014

After this Dickens of a post: Christmas Break — We will Resume January 4

Originally at: http://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/gravediggers-goblins-dickens-discovered-christmas by Sean Fitzpatrick Christmas has become a humbug. Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge was a sour soothsayer for our times. By and large, Christmas is a humbug these days. It preaches peace, but breeds pressure. The ritual of the mall stands … Continue reading

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Loving the Christ Child

Sister Maricor from the Missionaries of Charity spends a moment with John, a 1-year-old with hydrocephalus, at an orphanage in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hydrocephalus is characterized by an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain.  

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Hymn of Mary to Christ

This Orthodox hymn for Christmas is worth a meditative listen (words below): “O my child, child of sweetness, How is it that I hold Thee, Almighty? And how that I feed Thee, Who givest bread to all men? How is … Continue reading

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Believers pray to ‘Our Lady of the Milk’ in this ancient Bethlehem spot where Mary nursed

Originally at: http://www.cruxnow.com/faith/2014/12/19/believers-pray-to-our-lady-of-the-milk-in-this-ancient-bethlehem-spot-where-mary-nursed/ by Michele Chabin BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Dozens of photos of smiling babies accompanied by moving testimonials line the walls of Franciscan Brother Lawrence Bode’s office in the Milk Grotto Church where, tradition holds, the Virgin Mary hid in … Continue reading

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Cancer patient meets Pope Francis

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A MOTHER’S INSPIRING VIDEO OF HER BLIND BABY BOY

MUST SEE!! We don’t know the identity of the mother who created this UNFORGETTABLE heartwarming, emotional video, as she holds her baby in her arms, faces the camera, and shares with us her journey – having a baby born with … Continue reading

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Shaping a Shepherd of Catholics, From Argentine Slums to the Vatican

Originally at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/16/books/the-great-reformer-austen-ivereigh-on-pope-francis.html by Rev. James Martin The most controversial incident in Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s tenure as Jesuit provincial (that is, regional superior) of Argentina came in 1976. Father Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, was a prayerful man, a charismatic leader and a … Continue reading

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