The other days His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bishop of Madison held one of his regular, usually monthly, “staff catechesis” meetings. He is also generous in forthrightly answering questions about the topic he chooses to address and about any hot topics on our minds.
One of the staff asked for his suggestion about how families with young children might prepare well for Christmas.
He proposed that perhaps the home could be filled, as it were, with more silence, which is so lacking in our times.
He also suggested that parents might go over the lyrics of religious Christmas carols with their children. There is a lot of good and sound theology in religious carols. Think about it.
I thought that was a pretty good suggestion which you, the readership with young children at home, might receive with benefit.
Everyone likes good Christmas music, right?
Caroling at Ephesus!
St. Paul’s Boys Choir, Christ at Harvard Square
Christ Was Born To Save by the Dominican Friars at the Dominican House of Studies