Kathryn Lopez: Christmas is a reminder and a test
“The greatest gift which America has received from the Lord is the faith which has forged its Christian identity,” Pope John Paul II wrote in a document on the Church in America in 1999. Here at the end of 2012, the words might be the rallying cry of the season — a reminder, a challenge, a warning — and a gift to be pondered born of a grotto in Bethlehem.
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