Reflecting on 21 Centuries of Faith

Encourage & Teach: Mythbusting Santa

This time of year tends to present a quandary for parents concerning Santa Claus. The issue at hand is what do we tell our kids? Many struggle with the notion that they are lying to their children if they tell them that Santa brought some of their Christmas presents.

stnicholasI thought I would provide a different perspective as a parent and deacon. The fact is that to be a Catholic in good standing you must believe in Santa Claus – and by the end of this article, I think you’ll agree. I would first suggest that the American version we see on the street is more catechetically accurate than the icon above. No need to call the Bishop yet… read further.

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