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For these thousands of years that ancient country had stood along its sea, between the waters and the great desert, peopled we know not how and sprung from we know not what origins; its separated small fertile bays, its lesser plains, its hill cities and ports had grown. The plough of Egypt had come inContinue Reading
Another December, another War on Christmas. Every Advent, it seems, we must slog through a barrage of anti-Christmas noise commandeered by the usual suspects. Full of sound and fury, they engage in a grotesque and painful pirouette with spineless officials and misguided judges to cleanse any remaining whiff of religion from public life. The all-tooContinue Reading
Consider the beginnings of the nascent Church. Christ is born and the shepherds have begun their vigil. They round up the flocks of the nations, nations that formerly lived like cattle. They gather them into the Lord’s enclosure, lest these flocks suffer the assaults of spiritual wild beasts lurking concealed in the night’s darkness. AndContinue Reading
Ed. Note. The Wanderer Forum Foundation is pleased to be able to present to you the homily of Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas for Christmas 2011 at the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan. We would like to acknowledge Father’s generosity in sharing this and we reproduce it here for your edification as you continueContinue Reading
Trains and Christmas go together. It has been so—at least in the United States—since the early part of the 20th century. It is not unusual to see a train encircling the Christmas tree, or to read a Christmas story or watch a Christmas movie with people traveling by train. There is a certain romance boundContinue Reading
Ed. Note. In this 2005 article authored by WFF President Charles E. Rice, he suggests to Notre Dame students and to all of us a new approach in considering Christmas. In the face of the secularization that continues to get worse with each passing year and in the midst of an increasingly hostile federal governmentContinue Reading