Conclusion of the synod of bishops for seeing the family in the light of the Gospel and church tradition

For Pope Francis I the Synod of bishops which came to an end last Saturday, was not about settling all the issues having to do with the family, but rather attempting to see them in the light of the Gospel and the Church’s tradition and two-thousand-year history. If it could bring the joy of hope, […]

Christmas in Ancient Rome (AKA Saturnalia)

Originally posted on For the Love of Rome:
Today we celebrate Christmas as a Christian festival, unfortunately commercialised by the West in more recent years. However, the falling of Christmas has fallen conveniently; in the same month as one of the highlights of the Roman calendar, Saturnalia. Saturnalia was the 17th day of the month…