Advent

December 12, 2013

Gaudete Sunday: 11 things to know and share . . .

December 7, 2013

2nd Sunday of Advent: 9 things to know and share

December 7, 2013

The Three Advents of Ascent

December 4, 2013

A Beautiful Advent Tradition: Bambinelli Sunday, Blessing the Christ Child

December 3, 2013

Pope Francis: A Church Without Joy Is Unimaginable

The Church’s mission is to transmit this message, which brings authentic peace, the Holy Father said in his Dec. 3 homily.

November 29, 2013

1st Sunday of Advent: 12 things to know and share

December 17, 2012

Finding Light in a World of Darkness

December 11, 2012

The Two Threats to Christmas

December 11, 2012

Include Mary in Advent Season, Archbishop Gomez Says

The archbishop of Los Angeles highlights the connection between December’s two major Marian holy days, the Dec. 8 feast of the Immaculate Conception and the Dec. 12 feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

December 10, 2012

Christmas Is More Than a Party, Pope Explains

The Holy Father suggests Catholics prepare for Christmas amid a consumerist society by listening to the voice of John the Baptist.

December 7, 2012

Register Radio: HHS Mandate Update and Chart-topping Advent Music

Attorney Emily Hardman & DeMontfort Music founder Monica Fitzgibbons

December 3, 2012

Rediscovering Awe

November 30, 2012

Register Radio: Putting Out into the Digital Deep & Advent

Cindy Black and Lisa Hendey

November 29, 2012

10 Things You Need to Know About Advent

November 27, 2012

Jesus, the Perfect Christmas Gift

An Advent initiative in Washington urges people to use the holiday season to learn about the Catholic faith and grow closer to Christ.

November 13, 2012

O Radiant Dawn - Preparing for Advent

November 13, 2012

Should Babies Be Denied Baptism Just Because It's Advent?

January 3, 2012

Still Christmas: Christmas Viewing (Good & Bad!)

December 27, 2011

Still Christmas: Advent & Christmas Family Traditions

December 20, 2011

New Saint and Doctor of the Church, B16s Christmas Card, Sharing in His Cross, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

December 19, 2011

Preparing for God-With-Us, Tim Tebow: Altar of Entertainment, Reasons to Wear the Veil, and more!

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December 18, 2011

The Angels of Advent

What angels can teach us about faith. Dec. 18 issue column.

December 16, 2011

Register Radio: Advent and Christmas Classics

EWTN's Colin Donovan and Columnist John Grondelski

December 15, 2011

Beauty and Nature, The Traditional Catholic Worker Movement, The Cardinal Down Under, and much more!

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December 12, 2011

Pope Benedict: Stay Focused on the Coming of Christ and 3 Christmas Wishes

The Holy Father's Angelus address for the Third Sunday of Advent and highlights from his message at the recent Christmas tree lighting.

December 11, 2011

Christmas War: Ways We Win

User's Guide to Sunday, Dec. 11. From our Dec. 4 issue.

December 11, 2011

What Does the Advent Wreath Symbolize?

Why Do Catholics ...? feature from our Dec. 4 issue

December 8, 2011

Outreach to Lapsed Catholics, Bishop Sheen on Advent, Bishops on Religious Liberty, and much more!

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December 7, 2011

Pope Benedict: Jesus Fulfills God's 'Story of Love'

Christians 'have to keep the heart of a child ... in order to recognize that we are not self-sufficient, but that we need God, that we have to seek him, listen to him, speak to him.'

December 6, 2011

Archbishop Chaput on Ad Limina Visit, Advent, Religious Liberty and Philadelphia

'I beseech the Lord quite often and quite intensely to help me be a good bishop of Philadelphia.'

December 5, 2011

Pope: Advent Prepares Hearts for the Arrival of Emmanuel

Benedict XVI reflects on Second Sunday of Advent, Dec. 4.

December 4, 2011

Repentance and Preparing for Christmas

User's Guide to Sunday, Dec. 4.

December 2, 2011

Saying No: The Essential Gesture of Stewardship

December 1, 2011

Love Is Coming

But First We Celebrate Advent

November 30, 2011

During Advent, the Domestic Church Is the School of Love

Reflections on Christian family life to mark the 30th anniversary of Blessed Pope John Paul II’s apostolic exhortation Familiaris Consortio.

November 29, 2011

Look to Mary at Advent to 'Relive Christ's Coming'

Vatican cardinal reminds priests to follow the Blessed Mother's example of love and 'prayerful vigilance.'

November 29, 2011

Seeking the Common Good, Crying Out for the Savior, The Way of Salvation, and much more!

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November 28, 2011

Archdiocese of Washington's Initiative Focuses on the Gift of Christ

FindthePerfectGift.org focuses on the reason for the season.

November 27, 2011

Pope: Be Alert to Eternity

Benedict welcomes Advent on Nov. 27: 'Let us heed the message in today's Gospel by entering prayerfully into this holy season, so that we may be ready to greet Jesus Christ, who is God with us.'

November 27, 2011

Our Advent Lights

Dec. 4 issue editorial.

November 27, 2011

Advent Is Here!

Prepare your heart for Christmas with our Advent Guides.

November 27, 2011

Time for Renewal

Publisher's note for the start of Advent. From our Nov. 20 issue.

November 23, 2011

Should Catholics Wear Neck Braces to Mass this Sunday?

Mainstream Media Reports on the New Translation

November 23, 2011

Why the New Missal Will Be Good for the Mass

What marks these new texts? They are, I would argue, more courtly, more theologically rich, and more scripturally poetic than the current prayers — and this is all to the good.

November 15, 2011

How to Prepare for Advent, Does Coffee Break Eucharistic Fast, Catholic Family Circus, and more!

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November 1, 2011

Catholic Ads to Air Nationally on Prime-Time TV

December 24, 2010

Good Fridays: Bill Nye, Bishops and Dragons in HD

December 16, 2010

Pray the Crèche Rosary; Meet God

December 16, 2010

Goodbye, Social Media

December 15, 2010

What About Santa?

December 10, 2010

Peg Noonan…

December 7, 2010

How the Vatican Preps for Christmas

Its special mission to focus the world’s attention on the sacred goes into high gear as Advent winds down.

December 5, 2010

Waiting for Christmas

December 3, 2010

What If Advent Feels Awful?

November 30, 2010

It's Not Christmas Yet

November 29, 2010

Advent Begins With Worldwide Pro-Life Vigil

Prayer service appropriate for season of 'expectant waiting' before Christmas, Pope said.

November 14, 2010

A Special Request from the Pope

A Register editorial on Pope Benedict XVI's call for a prayer vigil for all 'nascent human life.'

December 17, 2009

Christmas in a Lean Year

December 1, 2008

Advent Jewish Solidarity

November 30, 2008

2,008 Years Later