Bah Humbug! Santa Truthers Chart Their Own Course at the Holidays

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Ah, Christmas!  Children nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar-plums dance in their heads.   But wait....Can you believe this?  Some parents—among them David and Nancy French, who write over on the Evangelical Portal at Patheos—are reportedly SANTA TRUTHERS.These are folks who, for one reason or another, have decided to skip the traditional Santa Claus story in their own families, ‘fessing up to their children that Mommy and Daddy put all those presents under the tree. … [Read more...]

Bishops’ Picks: The Best Christmas Movies

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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is obviously full of the Christmas spirit!  They've issued a list of their top 20 movies for the Christmas season.  (Never mind that the "Top 20" List only names 19 movies!   Oops!)The following movies have been evaluated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops according to artistic merit and moral suitability. The reviews include the USCCB rating, the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and a brief synopsis of the movie.Browse your TV … [Read more...]

Scripture Study On The Run? Go With the GoBible!


Okay, I was asked, would I review the GoBible?  I said yes—and now, I can’t stop playing with it.With the GoBible I can listen to the Bible—from the beginning, or by selecting a favorite Old or New Testament book. I can search by topic (such as “Courage” or “Forgiveness” or “Repentance”). I can use it for prayer—selecting the Liturgy of the Hours or the Rosary or other common prayers. If I need to locate a particular Old or New Testament story or parable, the GoBible’s search function … [Read more...]