|Full text: Pope Francis’ homily for Christmas 2023
|“A census of the whole earth” (cf. Lk 2:1). This was the context in which Jesus was born, and the Gospel makes a point of it.
|Pope Francis’ Christmas Mass: Jesus was born to save the world
|Pope Francis shared a message in his Christmas homily for anyone who may be feeling sad or discouraged with a reminder that the Lord was born to save the world and to give us a hope that is greater than all of our problems.
|Pope Francis: Do not confuse Christmas with consumerism
|The pope asked people to think of which lonely or needy people could be comforted by their friendship during the Christmas season.
|Christmas video by Lansing Diocese highlights Eucharistic adoration, story of ‘Silent Night’
|The creator and producer of the video, Matt Riedl, hopes “to convey truth, beauty, and goodness” in this year’s Christmas message.
|Israel-Hamas war casts pall over Christmas Eve vespers in Bethlehem
|At Bethlehem’s Basilica of the Nativity, Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa presided over the first vespers of Christmas.