Christmas is still weeks away and already we’re exhausted.

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When Susan Worthington gets home from “Messiah” rehearsals with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir she’s hungry and tired, but her brain is still full of music.

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Second Sunday of Advent, Dec. 8 (Year A) Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12

The figure described in Isaiah seems too good to be true — in fact, impossible and non-existent. 

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As the calendar flips to December and we enter the Advent season, thoughts naturally turn to Christmas.

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Christmas dreams come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them go from pianissimo to fortissimo and hit every note from bass to soprano.

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If good things come to those who wait, we’re in trouble. In the age of smart phones, Netflix, instant noodles and instant gratification, who waits? 

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Catholics are great story tellers. We love to tell and hear stories that help us understand the world and our faith. 

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Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Dec. 30 (Year C) 1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28; Psalm 84; 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24; Luke 2:41-52


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Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 23 (Year C) Micah 5:2-5a; Psalm 80; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45

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In December 2011 Fr. John Sullivan discovered what Christmas means in the Philippines.

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At St. Oscar Romero Catholic Secondary School, students believe the true joy of Christmas is in sharing what you have. 

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VATICAN – Christmas will not be authentic if people get caught up in a frenzy of shopping, presents and meals, all while ignoring the poor and forgetting who the celebration is really all about, Pope Francis said.
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Christmas may come but once a year, but at the Furniture Bank they keep their eyes and ears open to the season year-round.

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For your average serf of medieval Europe, Christmas was a pretty good deal, but not really a big deal.

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The following is the Christmas message released by Bishop Lionel Gendron, Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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