The holiday season can be an isolating time for those who are living on the breadline. When you don’t know where your next meal is coming from, it is comforting to know that the Church of St. Stephen-in-the-Fields can be a place of refuge and community.

Incarnation continues to be our beacon of hope

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There are a million Catholic complaints about Christmas.

Winners of the 2016 Christmas Drawing Contest

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One of the joys of Christmas at The Catholic Register is judging what has become perhaps our most popular annual feature — the children’s Christmas drawing contest.

Priest encourages parish to make Marian consecration at Christmas

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OTTAWA – An Ottawa priest is hoping a book made for children can deliver a very serious Christmas message for adults, too.

Knights help Christian tradition stay alive at Bethlehem school

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Every December, a package from the Holy Land arrives on Hikmat Dandan’s doorstep. Inside are 65 hand-drawn Christmas cards in different shapes, sizes and colours.

Ancient music sets stage for the Christmas season

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There’s no better way to get ready for Christmas than to open your ears to a little Advent music — not the jingles in the mall but music that slows time down just enough to allow for some peace and reflection.

Christ's birth can bring peace, hope to suffering world, Pope says

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VATICAN CITY - Christmas is a reminder that through the birth of Christ, hope and peace are possible and that only through his grace can humanity find peaceful solutions to the world's most difficult problems, Pope Francis said.

O come to church all ye faithful, sort of faithful and atheists, too

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December means curtains up for church Christmas pageants, hand-bell concerts, caroling kiddie choirs and Nativity displays on the front lawns.

The family Christmas tree became my task

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Christmas practices are developed and celebrated in different ways in families, and certain tasks and jobs become traditions. So how did it happen that growing up in my large family I became the one to go out into the forest and get the annual Christmas tree?

Dealing with grief at Christmas

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It will be a sadder Christmas for Rick Campanelli and his family this year as they celebrate their first Christmas without family matriarch Antoinette, who passed away over the summer. Antoinette was the heart of the Campanelli family holidays. She prepared everything from the gifts to decorating the family home in Hamilton, Ont., and, of course, cooked Christmas brunch and dinner. The whole family rallied around Antoinette’s love for Christmas.