VOL. 85, NO. 12
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A different Christmas
This Christmas, take time to mourn our broken world and move into a more just future.
BY TERESA CODA
To live a good life, embrace the liturgical year.
THE EXAMINED LIFE
BY RENÉ OSTBERG
Look to parish cookbooks for comfort and community this Christmas.
CULTURE IN CONTEXT
Taste and see
BY PAMELA HILL NETTLETON
A Christmas cookbook arrives just in time for a homebound holiday season.
SALT & LIGHT
One of us
BY FATHER BRYAN MASSINGALE
Stand in awe at how God loved us enough to become a truly human body.
A season of peace
BY KEVIN CLARKE
Pope Francis offers a vision for a world in peace this Christmas.
We need a little Christmas
BY ALICE CAMILLE
During pandemic, the Advent prophecies of Isaiah give comfort.
GLAD YOU ASKED
You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)
Signs of the Times (News)
Catholic Tastes (Humor)
Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)
All creation worships
an interview with Teresa Berger
When we attend Mass—whether virtual or in-person—we are joining worship with all of creation.
BY DAVID RUSSELL MOSLEY
Liturgy speaks when we can’t find the words.
The gift of encounter
BY DAVID CLOUTIER
This year, direct your Christmas energies toward genuine justice.
Jolly good fellows
BY SUSAN SALAZ
Is Santa Claus a myth, magic, or a model of faith?
BY FATHER JEROME JOSEPH DAY, O.S.B.
A stained glass artist lets Christ shine through her work.
Wait for it
Enjoy the wait this Advent. It’s the best kind of pause we’ll have all year