• Lessons in Catholic culture from the Vatican’s nativity scene

    • Nov 27, 2016

    The iconography of Christmas, especially the nativity scene, is central to Catholic culture, especially in Rome. Herewith, then, three things one can learn about Catholicism from observing the special place that the nativity scene occupies in Catholic hearts.

  • Thefts of Baby Jesus statues unnerves New Jersey churches

    • Dec 28, 2015

    In a holiday season teeming with traditions, the enduring (and illegal) practice of pilfering baby Jesus statues from nativity scenes appears to be alive and well, particularly in northern New Jersey, where at least five churches have reported such thefts since Christmas Eve. The Archdiocese of Newark confirmed the thefts

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