December 30, 2019

CNA Newsroom: And After 8 Days. . .

By CNA Staff
Circumcision, 1452 by Fra Angelico.
Circumcision, 1452 by Fra Angelico.

For centuries, Latin rite Catholics celebrated the Circumcision of the Lord on January 1. That practice ended in 1960. But, what was the significance of Jesus' circumcision, and of circumcision in general?

We talk to priests, theologians and an art historian to find these answers. Then, we talk with a journalist who went on a years-long quest to find what some believe to be the Church's most unusual relic: the foreskin of Jesus.

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