- Oct 29, 2020
This year the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Christmas tree was bedecked with 17,000 red lights and 2,500 red bows to draw attention to the ongoing persecution and martyrdom of Christians around the world.
If you want to hear the voices of the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist, the best bet is to listen to them sing at the White House National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse outside the White House.
Judith Flanders, author and scholar of 19th-century history, says, “Anything you think you know about Christmas is wrong.”
A Nativity scene and Christmas tree, like those displayed in St. Peter’s Square, are visible reminders of God’s benevolence and closeness to all men and women, Pope Francis said.
ROME — A towering Christmas tree that survived a lightning strike in Poland has been set up in St. Peter’s Square as the Vatican gets ready for the holidays. The tree, which was pulled into place Thursday by a crane, will be decorated and illuminated on Dec. 7 during a
The 238-foot-tall tree costs $80,000, and was criticized by the Catholic Church as a “waste of money.” Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, representing the island nation’s 1.5 million Catholics, suggested that the funds would be better spent on helping the poor.