Christmas greetings and the transcendent

The media have replayed the Christmas greetings of many religious leaders, all of which are edifying – at least the number I have seen. I have the welcome impression that the general community is concerned to preserve the cultural aspect of Christmas, if not the religious foundations of the Christmas festivity. It is reassuring the cultural initiative has been taken. It indicates that the elitist purveyors of materialism have not succeeded in blotting out the natural feelings of the ordinary person.

One of the most inspiring Christmas greetings linking the feast day with the transcendent is that of the Rev. Robert A. Sirico, President of the Acton Institute. Fr Sirico’s greeting can be viewed here.

Gerard Wilson