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 spite of this year’s trials, let’s rejoice with Our Lady this Christmas

December 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The birth of my first baby wasn’t exactly fun. I labored for 24 hours and ended up having to get a C-section in the end. The pregnancy wasn’t a cup of tea either. Back aches, swollen feet, you name it. The toll that your body takes on to create a human being can be hard to deal with at times. There is, however, the spirit of excitement for what is to come. For some reason, I look back on those moments with fondness because I brought a child into this world and honestly, I believe that […]
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A Christmas like no other in the USA: We are all activists now

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, and […]
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A skipped Christmas

December 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – This time last year was very challenging for my family. As I wrote earlier this fall, my mom had just been taken from us suddenly in a car wreck and my eldest son (at that time seven) was recovering from injuries sustained in the crash. None of us felt like decorating or baking cookies or celebrating much of anything. So, we packed up our RV, put Mom's mini-Christmas tree up as our decoration, and drove off into the wild. We spent a week hiking in the mountains, fishing, having bonfires, and just being together. We […]
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Brothers in arms

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 we […]
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2020 was a year of clarity – about a lot of things

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 […]
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