Happy Christmas Bloggers & Readers!

For a child is born to us, and a son is given to us, and the government is upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counsellor, God the Mighty, the Father of the world to come, the Prince of peace.

(Isaiah 9:6)

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A very happy Christmas to one and all from the editor and team, as we celebrate the Feast marking the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah, the Saviour of our souls from the eternal misery of Hell.  A happy and holy Christmas, to one and all.  Feel free to post your  thoughts on Christmas and related topics, your favourite carols and Christmas stories, jokes and poems.  Below,  a seasonal video clip to kick-start the fun. Enjoy! 

Pope Francis’ “Last Christmas” Warning

In a grim speech, the Pope said that the current chaotic state of the world marks the beginning of the “end times”, and that this time next year the world is likely to be unrecognisable.  terrorism

Francis, who previously announced the beginning of World War 3, had labelled this year’s Christmas as a “charade” during a Mass at the Casa Santa Maria earlier in the month.

We are close to Christmas. There will be lights, there will be parties, bright trees, even Nativity scenes – all decked out – while the world continues to wage war,” he said earlier in December.

The Pontiff, who turned 79 on Thursday, elaborated on his views this weekend, telling a crowd, “While the world starves, burns, and descends further into chaos, we should realise that this year’s Christmas celebrations for those who choose to celebrate it may be their last“.  Source

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Does the fact that he holds the key to ending all this war never enter the head of this pontiff?  Is he really that blind that he doesn’t know that by obeying Our Lady’s simple request to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart, there will be – as she promised – a period of peace in the world?  Or does he share Pope Benedict’s faithless view that, to paraphrase (but only slightly) “it can’t be that simple”? Do they also consider it an exaggeration of Our Lord to query whether or not, when He returns to earth at the end of time, He will find any faith – even in the Vatican? Speak!  

Celebrating Christmas…

This Christmas thread is to allow us firstly to reflect on the momentous event which changed the world forever – the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ: hence feel free to post your favourite prayer, hymn, story, poem of the season etc.

Secondly, this thread is to allow a breather from serious discussions, so some fun is in order: post Christmas jokes and stories – in the spirit of our ‘Good Clean Fun’ thread earlier this year – and we’ll promise to laugh, even if the jokes are of the Christmas cracker corny variety!

And, in anticipation of the stroke of midnight, allow me, on behalf of the Catholic Truth team, to wish all our bloggers and readers a very happy and holy Christmas, 2013.

Share Your Ideas For Christmas Gifts…

Share Your Ideas For Christmas Gifts...

We often write our wishes for “a happy and holy Christmas” to friends and relatives on our cards. But how often does this sentiment influence the kind of presents we buy?

Click on the photo to find a range of gifts which you can purchase online from Angelus Press – we can recommend them because the materials they publish are solidly Catholic.

If you have another solidly Catholic outlet to promote, feel free to do so on this thread.

Or perhaps you feel Christmas presents should be “fun” items or you have reasons why giving religious books and items might not be a good idea for you. Whatever your thoughts on this, we’re interested to hear them.