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Christmas Eve

With UN Abstention President Obama Bids Israel an ‘Unhappy Hanukkah’

Susan Stamper Brown, I had to spend a good part of Christmas Eve morning in my “Mighty Thor” pajamas, sipping extra strong coffee in the dark while writing a column I had not planned to write — because America’s “Wreck it Ralph” was at it again. This time, President Obama has decided to give Israel

Pope says Christmas ‘hostage’ to materialism, God in shadows

Pope Francis said on Saturday that Christmas had been “taken hostage” by dazzling materialism that puts God in the shadows and blinds many to the needs of the hungry, the migrants and the war weary. Francis, leading the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas for the fourth time since his election in 2013, said

Christmas Miracles: May your holiday season be filled with miracles, connections and joy

Jackie Gingrich Cushman, “Miracle on 34th Street,” “White Christmas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life,” are three of my favorite Christmas movies. All three stories revolve around people, connections and miracles. Natalie Wood plays second-grade student Susan in “Miracle on 34th Street.” Raised by her mother, Doris, to be practical and not believe in miracles, Susan

The Christian Subtext to “Secular” Christmas Film Classics

Jack Kerwick, That there is some sense in which Christmas can be said to have become “secularized” over the years is undoubtedly true. Nevertheless, this judgment may be overwrought. Perhaps Christ is more present in “secularized” expressions of Christmas than either Christian or non-Christian is willing to acknowledge. This is borne out by close examination

Jesus Returns to the Woodlands!

 Mike Adams, My friend Bob Sacamano has long been convinced that the Second Coming of Jesus will take place somewhere in New Jersey. He was kind of confused when I wrote him on Christmas Eve saying that Jesus had returned to the Woodlands, Texas. Apparently, he didn’t read a column I wrote for Town Hall