Worship

4 beautiful Epiphany traditions for your family

The celebrations aren't over yet. Here are four family-friendly ways to welcome Three Kings Day.

Why all parents should let their kids experience Midnight MassĀ 

As if you needed another reason to skip the crowds at the 6 p.m. vigil, here's why Midnight Mass is worth the effort.

10 things you didn’t know about the Christmas story

Even devout Christians don't know some of these fun facts.

These singing contractors practice the art of caroling while you work

Josh Arnett and Aaron Gray aren't your average contractors. Their soulful hymns (sung a capella while on the job) will surprise and delight you.

The Christmas tree is very much a religious symbol: here’s why

There are at least 3 Christian symbols that all trees embody, no matter how you decorate them.

5 beautiful Christmas Eve traditions from around the world

Want to celebrate Christmas Eve in a more meaningful way? Learn about some of the remarkable ways different countries observe the arrival of Baby Jesus.

6 ways to avoid becoming ‘intoxicated’ by consumerism this Christmas

We live in an 'I want' and 'give me' culture. But Christmas doesn't have to be a frenzy of shopping,…

11 Christmas hymns & songs that are even better on YouTube (VIDEO)

These soulful classics will bring you Christmas cheer, and maybe even a little peace and goodwill, too.

Why my family celebrates St. Nick instead of Santa

I decided I'd had enough of Santa after several years of watching Mr. Claus cheat Baby Jesus out of the Christmas Day limelight.

7 counter-cultural ways to win Advent

The first time I attempted to observe Advent, declaring at the start of the season that this December would be different, I flopped. Now I do 7 things that make all the difference.

3 Advent rituals to embrace the season

If we let it, Advent can become a time of intense encounter with God as we condition our hearts to be open to his coming in all forms.

Welcoming Advent with simplicity & meaning

If you feel like your Advent is more about the coming of more stuff and more commitments instead of about the coming of Jesus, here are three easy ways to simplify and refocus your priorities.