By Gayle Somers, Catholic Exchange - As our time of preparation and waiting in Advent draws to a close, we find ourselves listening to St. Matthew’s account of how Joseph became an important part of the first Advent. In some ways, the example of Joseph is the perfect pivot point as we move from anticipation to reality in the Incarnation, celebrated all through the liturgical season of Christmas… St. Matthew tells us that “Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.”
By Matt Vespa, Townhall - Elections have consequences and the GOP kept the Senate. For all their talk about abuse of power and a constitutional crisis, Pelosi decided to create one of her own because…‘orange man, bad.’ They’re taking the ‘we had to destroy the village to save it’ approach. The only way for Democrats to save the Constitution is for them to plunge Congress into a crisis. Also, if Trump is such a threat, as they’ve said, why hold onto the articles. Deep down, to take a quote from the father of fake news Dan Rather, they know this case is shakier than cafeteria Jell-O.
By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow - The Hallmark Channel controversy is only the tip of a far-left iceberg over the bullying tactics of radical homosexual activists… The family-friendly channel, which is especially known this time of year for its sappy Christmas movies, at first apologized for airing an ad that featured two lesbians kissing only to apologize for its apology when homosexual activists bombarded it with complaints… Anne Paulk of Restored Hope Network says Hallmark wisely listened to their core audience but then Big Gay pounced… “What they did in consenting to the audience's needs angered the gay community,” she says, “and GLAAD, of course, was going to stand against that.”
By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture - Some have argued that while there is obviously a “single state”, there is no “vocation” to the single state—meaning that, while we all start off single, God does not call anyone to remain so unless they are in the priesthood or religious life. I have always disagreed with this claim, and it has by now been thoroughly disproved by developments in the Church regarding various kinds of specifically-recognized vocations to singleness—vocations which are both dedicated and permanent, and do not entail ordination or religious vows.