Contemplating Christmas

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December 21, 2011
Acton Institute
by Robert A. Sirico  
Posted in Commentary

"In a Christmas season filled with noble sentiments such as 'peace on earth and goodwill to men,' the remembrance of the joys and sanctity of the family, and the deep human desire for tranquility of heart, how is it that this is arguably the period of deepest tension, family strife and exhaustion? Although I don’t have hard data to prove it, from both personal and pastoral experience I can safely assert that from roughly the last week of November to the first week of January we experience more stress, arguments within families, and grief, than at any other time of the year." (12/21/11)  

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