Browsing the December 2018 archive of Apologetics

Christmas Details You Might Not Know

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 12/24/18

This month, I am going to deviate from the typical apologetics subject to shed light on the historical Christmas event.  Thanks to archeology, advanced scriptural scholarship and a better sense of non-biblical writings, we have more knowledge of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus than the people who ... Read More »

Inviting ‘Christmas and Easter Catholics’ Back to Mass Should Be Our Main Goal

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 12/17/18

  I like to bring humor into classes I teach and homilies that I preach, because I think humor is a good way to get through to people about the importance of faith.

  As I look back on my ministry I remember many times when certain points of ... Read More »

That Long Genealogy on Christmas Eve? It’s Worth Your Attention

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 12/10/18

   Hands down the most heavily attended Mass of the entire year in my experience is thevigil Mass (the early one) on Christmas Eve.  This is the Mass where the ushers have to bring50 to 75 folding chairs from the church basement to accommodate all the people.  I like ... Read More »