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The 2020 Vatican Nativity Scene. Cameo appearance by the Mandalorian and “Baby Yoda”

Following last year’s hideous display of bad taste and politically correct pandering, this year’s Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square plunges to the nadir of this annus horribilis. From Vatican News: The Monumental Nativity Scene is made up of ceramic statues. … Read More

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Nativity scenes and tinkeritis

There’s tinkeritis with liturgy and tinkeritis with creches.  They seem to be symptoms of the same mental, spiritual malady.   Is it hubris? What is it with the desire to tinker with Nativity scenes? I fully understand the desire and … Read More

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Of Nativity Scenes and Vatican Budget Cuts

Over the last years we have learned that the St. Peter’s Square nativity scene has often cost upward of half a million euro. There has been not a little graft involved. We also know that the Holy See has some … Read More

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QUAERITUR: What to do about altars with huge Nativity scenes in front of them?

From a priest: As I prepare to take some time away from the during Christmastide, it occurs to me that all of the altars in my home town will have large, practically immovable, Nativity scenes in front of them. I … Read More

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