No sweet little town of Bethlehem

As a young child, one of the first Christmas songs I learned was "O Little Town of Bethlehem." I began to think of the song as sweet but a little schmaltzy until I learned that Philips Brooks wrote the song after visiting the town itself.

A call to arms

Just the other day, I was reflecting on an influential saint of modern times, whose voluminous songbook has had considerable influence across the globe. His Christian name is Vincent Damon Furnier, but extant e... Read More...

God making room

"He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him." At the nativity, there was no room for God in the world.

He has her eyes

A simple question. Does Jesus have Mary’s eyes? Does he have her smile? Does he have that same odd expression she makes when she can’t quite get the jelly jar open? Jesus, Son of God and son of Mary, likely did and does look like his mother. What does that, something so simple and so familiar and so quotidian, mean for us?