New Year’s Eve

By Dane Neufeld New Year’s Eve offers a window into the overlapping but often divergent interests of the Church calendar and the secular calendar. While today is technically the feast of St. Sylvester, the s... Read More...

He Leadeth Me: On Frances Joseph-Gaudet

By Neil Dhingra Frances Joseph-Gaudet’s 1913 memoir, He Leadeth Me, begins by telling the reader that the future missionary, prison reformer, school founder, and Episcopal saint was born in a log cabin in Mi... Read More...

A Northern Nativity

By Cole Hartin William Kurelek (1927-77) was a Canadian artist and author who spent much of the second half of his anguished life grappling with Catholicism. His is not likely a name that would be familiar t... Read More...

A Test of Faith

By Ben Lima The Massacre of the Innocents is a test of faith. Taking place in the midst of the Christmas story, Herod the Great’s vain attempt to do away with the threat to his reign by killing all the baby ... Read More...

A Christmas Paradox

By Molly Jane Layton When St. John the Evangelist wrote the Christmas story, he left out all of the Christmas. There are no angels, no shepherds, no wise men. No Mary, no Joseph, no manger. No birth announce... Read More...

O Holy Night: Beyond Sentimentality

By Peter C. Schellhase A few Christmases ago I learned that “O Holy Night,” that Christmas Eve staple, is based on a quite serviceable French carol, “Minuit, Chrétiens,” by Placide Cappeau. But the differenc... Read More...