Articles tagged 2020 Christmas Reflection

Merry Christmas from LifeSiteNews!

Dear readers, Every year on Christmas Eve, LifeSite publishes Christmas reflections written by our staff and contributors. The year 2020 has been one of enormous growth for us and thus we are publishing far more Christmas reflections than in years past. We encourage you to read these pieces, many of which are personal and all of which are thoughtful, as you celebrate Christmastide. We have also included a link to a recap of 2020 by His Excellency Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. LifeSiteNews will be taking a much-needed break to celebrate Christmas until January 4, 2021. We wish you all a very […]
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A full cradle and an empty grave: Christmas is the opposite of abortion

Decemer 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Each year, abortion groups celebrate the season by requesting donations and wishing everyone happy holidays. It is always ironic to see the spiritual descendants of Herod twist themselves into knots to acknowledge Christmas without being too religious, but I suppose it is also understandable. Nobody likes being left out, even those who spend the rest of the year dispatching God’s tiny gifts to the next world with scalpels and suction aspirators. This year, one abortion worker attempted to get particularly festive by topping a Christmas tree not with an angel or a star, but with […]
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In the desolate places

December 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — This Christmas season feels very different from previous holidays, at least for our family. In years past, our children were thrilled with the anticipation of spending Christmas Day with their grandparents in Maryland — a tradition we have maintained for the better part of 18 years. We’ve missed a few due to moving, but we’ve come home for Christmas every year that we physically could. This year, the children’s presents and treats have been trickling in via UPS, USPS, and FedEx. As excited as they are to receive these gifts, there is a palpable disappointment […]
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Contemplating the Incarnation of the Son of God with sacred art

December 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Prior to his being elected successor of St. Peter, Pope Benedict XVI, as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, wrote, “The only really effective apologia for Christianity comes down to two arguments, namely the saints the Church has produced and the art which has grown in her womb.” In outlining the role of sacred art, St. Thomas Aquinas explains: There were three reasons for the introduction of the use of visual arts in the Church: first, for the instruction of the uneducated, who are taught by them as by books; second, that the mystery of the Incarnation and […]
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A look back at Pope Benedict XVI’s 2007 homily on ‘the mystery of Christmas’ in ‘a polluted world whose future is at risk’

December 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – “The time came for Mary to be delivered,” said Pope Benedict XVI, beginning his midnight MMass homily on the Feast of the Lord’s Nativity with St. Luke’s account of Christmas. “And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Lk 2:6f.). “These words touch our hearts every time we hear them,” the pontiff remarked. “We can imagine the kind of interior preparation, the kind of love with which Mary approached that hour. The brief […]
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Born out of humility

December 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Pride is perhaps the greatest vice that is plaguing our society at this point in time. Joseph Delany noted in his article on New Advent that when one “unreasonably looks to be put ahead of others,” it is a common sign of pride. I am noticing more and more that people are starting to act like they are better than others. The other day, while I was watching a livestream of one of the election fraud hearings, I saw someone commenting in the live chat on how Trump “lost” the election and proceeded to insult […]
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Proof God’s in charge: How I got a new life in 2020

December 23, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Before I was hired by the honest and God-fearing people of LifeSiteNews, I spent most of my time drifting through each day, waiting for my life to radically change. Effective unemployment and living in a new city were both major encouragements in that aspect. I had about three months left of rent squared away when I received a message from a family friend working at LifeSite. My friend, knowing I had a knack for creating video content, encouraged me to apply for the video editor position, believing I could get it. After refreshing myself on […]
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