What Are The Twelve Days of Christmas? The Complete Guide

Are the 12 days of Christmas just a song? Where did the 12 days of Christmas come from? When do the 12 days of Christmas start? Also, was the original meaning of the "12 days of Christmas" a crypto-Catholic children's catechism or is that "urban legend"? Find out below! Wait! I thought Christmas ended on Christmas !  The Christmas Season begins the day after Thanksgiving, right? That's when trees go up and houses are suddenly bedecked with rows of Christmas lights, right? All of this goes away with the garbage bags full of torn wrapping paper ... right? The traditional Christian celebration of Christmas is exactly the opposite of the secular presentation of Christmas. The season of Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, and for nearly a month Christians await the coming of Christ in a spirit of expectation, singing hymns of longing. Then, on December 25, Christmas Day itself ushers in 12 days of celebration, ending only on January 6 wi Read More December 28, 2017

A Complete Pro-Life Conversation Guide for Christmas

Planned Parenthood recently r eleased their "Guide to 'Dealing With Difficult' [i.e. Pro-Life] People at Thanksgiving."  I thought to myself, wow , Planned Parenthood actually had a great idea. Well, they had the inverse of a great idea, anyway. Pro-Lifers should have their own Holiday Guide to Dealing with Pro-Choicers!  ... And it should include a healthy dose of A Christmas Story  GIFs ...  So, I reached out to some of my Pro-Life advocate friends and sidewalk counselors to see what they would include in such a guide, as well as rebutting what Planned Parenthood included in their guide.  So What Would a Pro-Life Christmas Guide Look Like? (1) Speak With Compassion Remember that, over and above the case you make, they are going to remember how you made them feel, and whether you spoke with compassion.  This is perhaps especially true with it being the holidays.  Here's the catch: If the situation is such that you can’t speak cal Read More December 16, 2017

What is the Protoevangelium?

What is the  very   first prophesy  in human history? What or  who  is it about? As you might imagine, it's probably be pretty important. What is the protoevangelium? What's the meaning of the protoevangelium? The Protoevangelium is a single verse, Genesis 3:15 below:  This single verse,  Genesis 3:15 , is called the " Proto- evangelium ," which means "First Gospel." This one verse is the first mention of the Gospel in Scripture, and it occurs right after the Fall of Adam and Eve. Not only that, it's an encapsulation -- the "seed" -- of the entire Gospel. There is a summary of the Gospel hidden right here in this short verse. This means that God knew His plan to redeem all mankind  from the very beginning,  and said so. Not only does Gen 3:15 contain prophesies of Christ, it also provides three distinct prophesies of the Blessed Virgin Mary  that every Catholic should know .  Take a second to think about that.  This was written thous Read More December 14, 2017