I had the privilege of being on the Morning Air show hosted by Sean Herriott (Relevant Radio) this morning. BTW, I’ll post a link to a recording of it tomorrow when it becomes available. Anyway, I spent the time talking about how unabashedly Catholic the celebration of Christmas is!
I describe Catholic identity as being characterized by the following 5 traits:
- a sense of sacramentality
- a commitment to community
- a deep respect for the dignity of human life leading to a commitment to social justice
- a reverence for tradition
- a disposition to faith and hope and not despair
For a full explanation of the traits as they relate to Christmas, see my updated post: Christmas and Catholic Identity