Is it the end of Advent?

In an article entitled “The End of Advent” by Joseph Bottum (Catholic Education Resource Centre) he states that ” Christmas has devoured Advent, gobbled it up with turkey giblets and the goblets of seasonal ale.” He claims that the disappearance of Advent has “opened up a hole, that can be filled only with fiercer, madder and wilder attempts to anticipate Christmas.”

From First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life (December 2007)

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