Room For The Christ Child

By Deirdre A. McQuade– is Assistant Director for Policy & Communications at the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, USCCB  Every   Christmas,   people   from Mexico and other parts of Central America celebrate Las Posadas, a nine-day no vena of prayer, song, and hospitality built around Mary and Joseph’s struggle to find lodging in Bethlehem.   Families   walk   from home to home, singing their request for shelter. But owners reject their uninvited would-be guests, turning them away with excuses like: “we’re not run­ning an inn” or “you could be a thief.” Continue reading