Nativity scenes are common during the Christmas season but few in Canada can match a stained glass window in a Winnipeg church for size and splendour.

Christmas a time to welcome those seeking spiritual refuge


Every year St. Michael’s Cathedral fields an RCIA class of 20 to 30 for adult baptisms and confirmations. A lot of that success starts on Christmas Day, according to cathedral rector Fr. Michael Busch.

St. Michael’s Cathedral remains a work in progress


St. Michael’s Cathedral re-opened this fall in plenty of time for Christmas, but the rededication was just one milestone in the $128-million restoration of Toronto’s Catholic cathedral. The work continues.

Fiddling family shares tradition of Celtic Christmas


Mix eight parts family and a whole bunch of music, friends and dancing and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect Celtic Christmas in Natalie MacMaster’s family.

Simple carols are the most beautiful


With the secularization of our culture galloping away on all fronts,  Advent and Christmas can be haunting and haunted times of year.

Harmonknights ‘cram in’ extra cheer at Christmas concerts


HAMILTON – The audiences are generally well into senior years (and so are some of the performers), but the spirit in the rooms where the Harmonknights sing is forever young.

AGO exhibit on miniature sculptures built to grow faith


If all you want for Christmas is to be more spiritual — pray more deeply, contemplate on a higher plain — there’s a 16th-century app for that.

What the animals knew at Christmas


You may have wondered, and rightly so, why the ox and the ass appear so often beside the Christ child in various images of the Nativity.

Chalice’s gifts are changing with the times


From seeds for farmers to seed money for businesses, Chalice Canada has been evolving its charity work to match the fast-changing needs in developing countries.

12 artists bring out the best in Christmas trees at Toronto's Gardiner Museum


Toronto’s Gardiner Museum has put up 12 artist-decorated Christmas trees again this year, but this time it’s about more than pretty baubles hanging from artificial trees.

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Charles Lewis: Catholic books that top my Christmas list 

I am a big believer that fiction is a great way to open up spiritual channels. A faithful novelist can add depth and excitement, especially to biographies of holy people, Lewis writes. 


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Jesus gives us joy even in martyrdom, Pope Francis says

Read the latest homily given by Pope Francis.