Michael Bossy SJ asks whether the presence of occasional Mass-goers at Christmas is a mere pretence for the sake of show and ‘tradition’, or if it should be welcomed as something of genuine spiritual value.
Vigil Mass (Matt 1:1-25), Midnight Mass (Luke 2:1-14) and Dawn Mass (Luke 2:15-20).
Hilary Browne describes what Christmas is like now in the place of Christ’s birth, where the celebrations are often marred by news of violence.
Outreach workers from the Irish Chaplaincy in Britain describe how the more vulnerable members of Irish society often experience Christmas and how they understand the importance of what they do, particularly at this time of year.
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