Christmas Myths

I don’t understand Focus on the Family‘s war on those who don’t want to entangle Christmas in commercialism. Why should secular businesses, many of which may well be run by non-Christians, be judged on the basis of whether or not they pay lip service to “Christmas”? FOTF speaks of “this historic Christian observance in our…

Catholics Closing up Shop on Galveston Island

Galveston is the mother church of Texas Catholicism. The entire state was once included within the Diocese of Galveston, erected in 1847 by Pope Pius IX. The Great Storm was devastating to the island, but it remained an important city until the ship channel diverted port traffic to Houston. The diocese moved its chancery to…