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*Image: The Annunciation to the Shepherds by the Master of the Houghton Miniatures, late 1470s to 1480 [J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA]

By Joseph R. Wood, The Catholic Thing, Dec. 17, 2021

Dr. Joseph Wood teaches at the Institute of World Politics in Washington D.C. and is a Fellow at Cana Academy.


Joseph R. WoodWe know the season of Advent is one of waiting. Having heard November’s liturgy readings of the end times and closed the year with the feast of Christ the King, we begin the new year waiting for what we just heard and celebrated.

We may also know the season of the “holidays” can be one of arguing. As Christ promised, many families and friends are dangerously divided over who He is as well as over what our political arrangements should be. …