I have noticed that at least four Advent hymns have similar words. The hymns are “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” “Christ, Circle Round Us,” "Blessed and Holy," and “My Soul in Stillness Waits.” Is there some significance to this coincidence? Maybe it is not a coincidence?
I understand that Saturday, December 8th, is the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Can you tell me something about it? Does it have anything to do with Advent? Also, why is it a holy day of obligation?
From the Archives: Miss Behavior Goes to the Polls
Dear Miss Behavior:
I don't feel like voting. What do you think of that? Do you remember the story about the little old lady who said she didn't want to vote for any of the candidates because "voting only encourages them"? That's how I feel.