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Christmas Octave Highlights the Family

First appeared on 12/30/2011. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

Toward the end of the regular calendar year, Pope Benedict has had occasion to address plenary assemblies of certain Vatican organizations. Two addresses are worth particular note:

In his annual Christmas message, Benedict provides yet another gem for spiritual reflection: Christ is the Hand that God Extends to Humanity.

On the lighter side (if it weren't so tragi-comic), Episcopalian Bishop John Shelby Spong has taken aim at the Bible (again). To balance the universe, Phil Lawler therefore takes aim at Bishop Spong, and teaches something about truth in the process: The diminishing value of Bishop Spong’s evolving Bible.

Meanwhile, I have not been able to avoid noticing how bad the news is for Christians these days. Our Lord has an answer, of course, and in my latest On the Culture entry, He is assisted in communicating His answer by G. K. Chesterton and King Alfred of Wessex: Fasting for Joy.... [more content for subscribers]

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