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Advent: Why and How?

Clarifying Catholicism

By Aidan McIntosh, Catholic University of America

Welcome to Advent Reflections at Clarifying Catholicism! Throughout this season of Advent, we will be posting a variety of reflections from our writers on all different topics concerning this preparational time for the Coming of our Lord. We hope you enjoy! If you would like to commission an article on a specific topic, please head to the Contact Page.


“But Ahaz answered, “I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!” Then he said: Listen, house of David! Is it not enough that you weary human beings? Must you also weary my God?

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign; the young woman, pregnant and about to bear a son, shall name him Emmanuel.” (Isaiah 7:12-14)

The end of the year and that clustered stretch of time between late November and Christmas is one of great excitement in the secular…

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