The Pilgrim's Journey

Pope Francis’s Christmas message: full text

Richard SontagLast Updated: December 28th, 2015Uncategorized

Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Christmas! Christ is born for us, let us rejoice in the day of our salvation! Let us open our hearts to receive the grace of this day, which is Christ himself. Jesus is the radiant “day” which has dawned on the horizon of humanity. A day of mercy, in which … Read More

New York, Catholics, and a boatload of Christmases

R RLast Updated: July 14th, 2020Church News

The first Christmas tree placed in New York’s famed Rockefeller Plaza was done so during The Great Depression in 1931.  The official celebration of the lighting of the tree began two years later and has grown ever since.  Seeing these photos, the oldest and newest side-by-side, is nostalgic but also inviting.  It invites an even deeper look … Read More