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The Baptism of Jesus, and My Kids

Last week I said “we celebrate our Lord’s adoration by the magi, his baptism and the wedding feast at Cana.” I’d been talking about Epiphany. So how come this Sunday is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord? It … Continue reading

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Christmas Continues

This blog still has “Christmas 2019” and a photo of a snow-covered Marian garden in the sidebar. Some Americans take their Christmas decorations down promptly after December 25. Others do so directly after Epiphany. I’m an American, and I’ve still … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas, Plus 1

“The Twelve Days of Christmas” seems like an anodyne to dissension and discord wreaking havoc in today’s world. Generations of carolers have sung the simple tale of lords, ladies, maids, pipers, drummers and birds. Lots of birds. But, like pretty … Continue reading

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Christmas: Still Celebrating

Christmas comes but once a year. It’s a time for exchanging gifts, family get-togethers and awkward office parties. December is a time for joyous preparation, frazzled shopping and holiday-themed music. It’s “Santa’s big scene.” Children see their first Christmas window … Continue reading

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