The crisis, the kairos moment, the crux of the matter, the hinge of history — none of these are easily discernible, usually. But for Catholics, this last decade has been unusual.

Jesus’ birthday is a hit


Over 100 families celebrated Jesus’ birthday just a little early at the annual Daughters of St. Paul Baby Jesus Party on Dec. 7.

Christ’s birth sheds light on reconciliation

The following is an edited version of the annual Christmas message from the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Richard Gagnon of Winnipeg:

Network dreaming of green Christmas


This year, as in each and every year, the Green Church Network is wishing one and all a Green Christmas.

Mary’s Meals puts on a virtual feast


You are cordially invited to join the biggest Christmas dinner table in the world … and feed a child for a whole school year at the same time.

The three (or four) men of mystery


As mysterious to the three wise men as the light that appeared in the western heavens, so too is the mystery surrounding these magi who followed that star to Bethlehem and bore gifts for the newborn Jesus.

‘Silent Night’ sends timeless message


WASHINGTON -- One of the most beloved Christmas carols of all time is now into its third century.

Lights, camera ... and holiday cheer: The best of Christmas spirit on film


’Tis the season to be jolly, light the Advent wreath (I mean light the candles on the Advent wreath), dive into the amazing daily Advent Scripture readings, send out Christmas cards and newsletters, donate to the Salvation Army, re-gift fruitcake AND … watch a bunch of holiday movies with family and friends! 

Faith roots run deep among 12 siblings


Christmas was always special in the D’Cruz family — that tends to happen when there are 12 kids — but through the decades they have never let the secular overtake the religious in celebrating the season.

From Burlington to Haiti, a ray of Hope


BURLINGTON, Ont. -- Before Joanna Baumgartner showed up, some children in the Amor et Gratia (Love and Grace) school in Ouanaminthe, Haiti had to make their own fun. An empty motor oil can tied to a string served as a toy car. 

‘Heartening and inspiring’


It was a leap of faith for the Diocese of Hamilton.