This being the Christmas season, it is worth recalling that this word in English is a conjoining of the words “Christ” and “Mass.”
Today, many in society wish to take both Christ and the Mass out of Christmas and make it merely a secular holiday of tolerant goodwill for a secular religion based on material prosperity. Joy to the world would not be because the Lord is come, but a joy we cause ourselves precisely by ignoring the Lord and the Mass.
It is true that there is good cheer accompanying this feast, and we give gifts. But the good cheer is caused by the fact that in the darkest time of the year, the light begins again to break forth. Christ is born, and God enters the world as a...READ MORE