A Service of EWTN
Sunday Guide
Tom Hoopes
User's Guide to Sunday, Dec. 17
Culture of Life
Susan Klemond
The standards of honesty, courage, chastity and charity come to life in timeless heroines and heroes.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
“Respect for the reputation and honor of persons forbids all detraction and calumny in word or attitude.” (CCC 2507)
Mary Rezac and Perry West/CNA/EWTN News
The ‘Father Woody Christmas Cash Giveaway’ was started 28 years ago with an endowment fund to honor the memory of Msgr. Charles Woodrich.
The Editors
EDITORIAL: The coming of the Christ Child should inspire us to reflect on his mission and the deeper meaning of a petition we recite by heart as we pray the Our Father.
Nicholas Wolfram Smith
ANALYSIS: The Archdiocese of Munich and Freising will open the cause of the famous theologian Dec. 16.
Joseph Pronechen
A thick volume could be filled with quotes from Father Andrew Apostoli. Here are a few to start.
Arts & Entertainment
Brian O’Neel
The Church possesses a treasure house of preparatory hymns and carols
Anto Akkara
In the letter marking the Dec. 14 election in the state of Gujarat, Archbishop Thomas Macwan warned against the threat posed by Hindu ‘nationalist forces.’
Steven D. Greydanus
‘The Force Awakens’ offered humor, excitement and spectacle, with space battles and lightsaber duels. ‘The Last Jedi’ does the same — as well as bringing fresh story beats and new ideas.
Joseph Pronechen
How to ready one’s heart to welcome the Christ Child.
Joseph Pronechen
The EWTN Host and Franciscan Friar of the Renewal Co-Founder Dies Dec. 13 at Age 75
Charlotte Hays
Trinity Dome Mosaic Completes America’s Home Church
VOICES from the Blogs
Steven D. Greydanus
Jennifer Fitz
Tom Nash
Dave Armstrong
Carrie Gress
Caroline Farrow
K.V. Turley
Matthew Archbold
Joseph Pronechen
Rebecca Hamilton
Patti Armstrong
John Clark
Lori Hadacek Chaplin
Stephanie Mann
Patrick Coffin