Vol. 82, No. 12
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Behind the scenes
by Jerry Bleem, O.F.M.
Claretian Father Richard Todd’s nativity collection shows how different cultures see the miraculous act of God.
A holy mess
by Emily Sanna
Families aren’t perfect—and neither is Christmas. Embrace the messiness of the holiday season.
by Rhonda Miska
Scripture shows us how God arrives.
by Beth Haile
A homeless person might spend your donation on wine. So what?
an interview with John J. Collins
The word messiah didn’t always refer to Jesus Christ or a divine savior, says this biblical scholar.
The Examined Life: Right to life
Margin Notes: What happened in Vegas
By Kevin Clarke
Is a gradualist approach the way toward sensible gun regulation?
Culture in Context: A force of nature
Testaments: The baby is a thief
By Alice Camille
Baby Jesus may be cute, but he has come to shake up our world order.
Glad You Asked: Was Jesus born on Christmas
At Home with our Faith: Holy night
By Annemarie Scobey
Even in the cold and dark, God’s grace is present.