“A Charlie Brown Christmas” is one of my favorite Christmas specials. Like most people, I have always loved the scripture recitation of Luke 2:8-14 that Linus delivers. I consider it the quintessential reading for a Christmas service. Alas, in the Catholic tradition, this verse is read only at the midnight Mass, which we never attended … Continue reading “That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”
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