December 18, 2013

Countdown to Christmas: December 18: A prayer for those taking exams, Santa comes to John Carroll, today’s O Antiphon, and some classic holiday music

  Introduction: In the last Advent days leading up to Christmas, I will share some reflections, prayers, and music for you to enjoy during this very hectic holiday season. Santa spreads cheer at John Carroll: Fine Arts Chair Bruno Baran donned his full-length Father Christmas outfit this morning and made his way through the
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Pope, at audience, says Christmas offers lesson in humility

Pope Francis said Christmas is an occasion of joy but also a lesson in humility, when the faithful are called to imitate the example of God-made-man.
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Notre Dame Preparatory School on partial lockdown

Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson is on partial lockdown Dec. 18 after shots were reportedly fired in the Hampton neighborhood.
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Pope talks about Marxism, women cardinals and the joy of Christmas

In another wide-ranging interview with an Italian journalist, Pope Francis denied he was a Marxist but said he took no offense at the label.
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C is for Christmas cookies

When I was a child, my father used to make hundreds of cookies at Christmas, cooling them and piling them on every horizontal surface he could find. The cookies went to friends, family, teachers, and—when my father’s back was turned—into the mouths of his six children.Now my father's cookies are
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