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By Monica Seeley, Catholic Exchange, Dec. 26, 2022

Monica Seeley is the proud mother of six children. She writes from Southern California.

We humbly implore your mercy, Lord: protect us in all dangers through the prayers of the Bishop Saint Nicholas, that the way of salvation may lie open before us. (Proper for the Mass of December 6)

Several years ago, my husband took one of our sons out for breakfast: a tradition when it comes time to discuss certain things related to coming of age. He came back chuckling.

He had started the conversation by asking our son if he still believed in Santa Claus. The answer, not surprisingly, was no. He then inquired, “Have you explained to your younger brother about Santa Claus?” …

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