“Silent Night: The Real Night before Christmas”

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Samuel Schirra, Catholic University ‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the landNot a donkey was braying or trudging through sand-Except near a town nearly filled to the brim,Still gaining more travelers, though sky was but dim. A woman with child, her husband right bySought refuge before her dear Baby was nighBut when […]

Merry Christmas, No Flavor Added

Reading Time: < 1 minute By Jeanne Hathway   In the simple spirit of the first Christmas, I have one thought to offer: “The ox and the donkey understood more of the first Christmas than the high priests in Jerusalem. And it is the same today.” (Thomas Merton, American mystic) I’m no high priest, but I am much further removed from […]