Catholic Culture Liturgical Living
Catholic Culture Liturgical Living

And don't just keep Christ in Christmas

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Dec 19, 2005

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Around this time each year, earnest Christians urge each other to "remember the reason for the season," and to "Keep Christ in Christmas."

That's all good advice.

While we're reminding people about how the holiday got its name (and pointing out, in the process, that "holiday" is a corruption of "holy day"), let's take things one step further. The message might cause some consternation among our Protestant friends, but the proper way to celebrate this great feast is implict in its proper name: "Christ's Mass."

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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