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 […]
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, […]
ALBERTA, Canada, December 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – This will not be a typical Christmas reflection, as I am afraid that for 2020, this will not be a typical Christmas.
I have to admit that news of governments calling to “cancel” Christmas – like they actually can wipe from the face of the earth one of the most important religious celebrations for Catholics and Christians around the world – has made me angry like never before.
I have had my fair share of angry moments in my life and have been in some very tough situations which have tested my resolve […]
EDINBURGH, Scotland, December 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — This Christmas will be the strangest ever for millions of Christians across the western world. We are going to have to check the headlines to see what our governments want us to do, and then we are going to do what we believe God is calling us to do: at least, I hope so. We’re just going to do it while looking over our shoulder, and that’s an uncomfortable thought.
But it occurred to me that the first Christmas was also uncomfortable, and the discomfort was also caused by government fiat. We […]
December 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The birth of my son was Hell on Earth. After putting my husband and me through physical and psychological torture, the hospital staff then tortured our baby, too, and took him from us, and it took two days of harrowing, maddening work to rescue him. It was not the birth experience my husband and I wanted for ourselves or our child – yet, in an example of God pulling good out of evil, it formed what are now some of my deepest convictions.
I remember the year following the birth. Night after night, for weeks, I […]
It seems now to me, looking back, how, while we went to sleep thinking that Communism was effectively dead, other themes and strategies were developed that still aimed at establishing modified Communist systems in the world.
December 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – “The darker the night, the brighter the stars. The deeper the grief, the closer is God!” – Fyodor Dostoevsky
“Hold fast that which is good.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:21
During this year of massive attacks on the “fundamental human rights of freedom of movement, freedom of assembly, and freedom of opinion” and restrictions on public worship “unimaginable even during the Third Reich,” as Bishop Athanasius Schneider put it, there have nevertheless been many blessings and graces amidst the darkness.
This past year has been, if nothing else, a year of clarity.
We know who will call government […]
December 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The year 2020 was a year full of trials for nearly all the world. It was a year of division in the ranks of the faithful, the likes of which I could never have imagined. The strife was felt on every level: personal, spiritual, familial, occupational, corporate, political, and ecclesial.
It was a year that convinced me of the power of evil being far greater than any human power, no matter how strong. It was a stark reminder we are to rely on God and God alone for our help, and that without Him […]
December 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — As a child growing up just outside the Washington, D.C. Beltway during the 1960s–1970s, my greatest fear was that one day I would see a brilliant flash of white light followed by a thunderous explosion, and then look up to see a hideous mushroom cloud rising over the nation’s capital.
Back then, it never would have occurred to me that the biggest threat to our nation would come not from a foreign enemy reaching our shores, but from within — from fellow Americans who hold great power in politics, in mainstream media, in academia, […]