The case for the crèche

Vol. 4 | No. 43 | December 20, 2019

This Advent, the pope took the unusual step of writing to Catholics about the importance of setting up and displaying a crèche or Nativity scene, not only at home but also in “the workplace, schools, hospitals, prisons, and town squares.” On Page 10, Mike Aquilina explains how its medieval, Franciscan roots illustrate why the crèche is much more than just a traditional Christmas decoration.

Recent Issues

Start your day with Always Forward!

A daily email newsletter to help you better understand the Church and the world.