Christmas 2022

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Installation of the first Nativity scene in the European Parliament

European Parliament displays Nativity scene for first time in its history

Dec 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

Until now, officials of the European institution had considered it “potentially offensive.” Read more


The hidden message in ancient ‘O Antiphons’ of Advent

Dec 4, 2022

By Katie Yoder

An emeritus Texas bishop is highlighting an Advent message hidden in the O Antiphons — prayers that are said in... Read more

The Vatican’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 3, 2022.

PHOTOS: Vatican Christmas tree lighting ceremony 2022

Dec 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

A large hand-carved wooden nativity scene was unveiled in St. Peter Square on Saturday night at the Vatican’s Christmas tree... Read more

Pope Francis spent time in silent prayer in front of a nativity scene handmade by artisan craftsmen in Guatemala on Dec. 3, 2022.

Pope Francis blesses Nativity scene made by craftsmen in Guatemala

Dec 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis blessed a Nativity scene on Saturday that was handmade by artisan craftsmen in Guatemala. Read more

Ideal for babies, toddlers, and young children, Little Saints Stories tell the story of a saint through simple writings and illustrations.

Christmas 2022: Small Catholic businesses offer meaningful gifts for all

Nov 26, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

To help you check off your gift list this year, we’ve put together a list of Catholic businesses that offer... Read more

Fabric “balconera” with the image of the Holy Family

‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ initiative comes to Buenos Aires

Nov 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

At the initiative of the Vicariate Center of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, this Christmas the “balconeras” are arriving in... Read more

Dominican nuns at the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, New Jersey, make soap and candles which they sell at their Cloister Shoppe.

Christmas shopping? Check out these gifts handmade by monks and nuns

Nov 25, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

If you’re looking for unique handmade gifts for those on your list, you’re going to love these delicious treats and... Read more

A Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square.

Christmas 2022: Vatican to display hand-carved wooden nativity scene

Oct 29, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A second nativity scene, which will be displayed in the Paul VI Hall, was donated by the government of Guatemala. Read more