More on Advent

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Photos: Activists Hold Mass at the Barrier Blocking Bethlehem

See the ongoing vigil at the Israeli separation barrier that threatens to cut off a West Bank Catholic community.

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Why Christians Should Pay Attention to the Torture Report

Three ways forward for Christian communities.

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Why I Started Advent in a “Black Lives Matter” Shirt

If all lives, black lives included, matter to Jesus, I want them to matter to me.

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5 Reasons to Celebrate Advent

Rather than rushing into Christmas, take time to observe the season of Advent.

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It’s Time to Get Off of Your Electronic Leash

Advent gives us the opportunity to really understand our need for moments of separation.

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Your Pain Is My Pain

This Advent, let us be an extension of the God who is “with us” to those facing adversity.

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Writhing in Pain and Yearning for Advent

Advent is our time to long, to yearn, and to groan those guttural “groans that words cannot express.”

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Eighth Day: On Peace

What Jesus wants us to do primarily, it seems, is to love those right in front of our noses. Including the one in the mirror.

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Fifth Day: The Spirituality of Kissing Elvis

“God isn’t a whiskered old man” she said. “He’s alive and can be experienced in things that move us to feel love or beauty. That’s why we use the arts as a form of prayer, and then try to share those prayers with other people.”

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Life After De-Santafication

Maybe the story of Santa is an innocent, sweet fable we tell our children. Or maybe Santa, in his endless gluttony, is a reflection of us.