My Thoughts on "Christianity's Decline in the Northeast"

@roddreher makes an interesting, if somewhat open-ended analysis of the subject: ...my general sense was the same I had when I lived in NYC for five years: that the region overall is cool to Christianity in a way that I have not seen anywhere else I’ve lived (except for South Florida). Needless to say, the …

A Unique South Florida Tribute to Christianity

Former Miami cop Marshall Frank lays it out: I am not a Christian. That being said, I love and support the Christian religion for adhering to a loving faith. I may not be a believer, but I have enjoyed the Christmas holidays all of my 75 years... How despicable it is to hear and see …

The Silence and Admiration of Mary and Joseph

This is the last in the Christmas series from Bossuet's Elevations on the Mysteries, in this case XV-XII. You can see the earlier post here and thread back through them. It has been a difficult year for us, and the news hasn't been the cheeriest either. For the season I have opted for something to …

The Shepherds at the Manger of Jesus Christ

Again with Bossuet's Elevations on the Mysteries, XV-XI: After the song of the Angels, the shepherds said one to another: Let us go over to Bethlehem and let us see this word that is come to pass, which the Lord hath shewed to us. And they came with haste: and they found Mary and Joseph, …

The Beginning of the Gospel

More from Bossuet's Elevations on the Mysteries, XV-X: The beginning of the Gospel is in the words of the Angel to the shepherds: I announce to you, literally, I evangelise you, I give to you the good news which will be the subject of a great joy, and that is the birth of the Saviour …

The Song of the Angels

The latest instalment from Bossuet's Elevations on the Mysteries, XV-IX: Glory to God in the highest: and on earth peace to men of good will. Peace is published throughout the earth: peace of man with God for the remission of sins, peace of men among themselves, the peace of man with himself by the harmonisation …

The Signs to Know Jesus

Again with Bossuet in Elevations on the Mysteries, XV-VIII: Let us look again at the words of the Angel: You will find a child in swaddling clothes, on a manger; you will know by this sign that it is the Lord. Go in the Court of the Kings; you will recognise the newborn Prince, by …

The Angels Announce Jesus to the Shepherds

Continuing on in Bossuet's Elevations on the Mysteries, XV-VII: The shepherds, imitators of the holy Patriarchs and the most innocent and simple flock in the world, guarding and keeping the night watches over their flock. Holy angels, accustomed to converse with the shepherds of old, with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, announced to those in the …

The Stable and the Manger

Continuing in Bossuet's Elevations on the Mysteries, XV-VI: God prepared the world a great and new spectacle when he made a poor King to be born and he made him a palace and a suitable cradle. He came unto his own: and his own received him not. They found no place for him, when he …

Joseph and the Trip to Bethlehem

More from Bossuet's Elevations on the Mysteries, XV-V: After the dream of Joseph and the word of the angel, this holy man was changed. He became a father, he became a husband by the heart. Others adopted children: Jesus adopted a father. The tender care which he gave Mary and the divine child was the …

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