Bay Area Catholic for Dec. 24th – Christmas Special,

  • Special guest Saint Nicholas, who discusses his life on Earth, his priestly ministry, his participation as bishop in the Council of Nicea (from which comes the Nicean Creed that we declare at Mass), and the real truth of Christmas, from his point of view.
  • Is he the Coca Cola Santa Claus, the Hallmark Channel Santa, or someone else?
  • How can we live the real Christmas all year long?
  • Next, a touching meditation by Archbishop George Niederauer, and a Christmas card from Diocese of San Jose’s Bishop Robert McGrath through Vicar General Father Brendan McGuire.
  • Catholic author and iconographer Michael O’Brien phones in from his home in Canada to share his latest novel, The Father’s Tale. Michael reads between the lines for us, and reflects on his life and work as a writer of books and of Christian icons.