CNA Staff, Dec 16, 2020 / 17:32 pm America/Denver (CNA).
The head of the EWTN media network encouraged Christians to be hopeful and filled with joy this Christmas, despite efforts by politicians and the secular culture to ‘cancel Christmas.’
“Christmas can never be canceled — not by presidents or governors, prime ministers or politicians,” EWTN board chairman and CEO Michael Warsaw wrote in a Dec. 14 publisher’s note in the National Catholic Register.
“Christmas, after all, is the celebration of the birth of Emmanuel, God joining himself to suffering humanity as a tiny and vulnerable baby 2,000 years ago in a humble manger in Bethlehem,” he said. “And nothing can ever ‘cancel’ the hope and excitement that Christian believers experience every year as they celebrate the earthly arrival of Jesus.”
Warsaw warned against efforts to deter public celebrations of Christmas by insisting that an emphasis on Christ is insensitive to non-Christians.
“In recent decades, militant atheists and their secularist political and judicial allies have advanced an aggressive campaign in the U.S. to drive any faith-based representation of Christmas from the public square by misconstruing what the U.S. Constitution actually says about the separation of church and state,” he said.