AntiChrist and Advent

Antichrist and Advent, an odd combination?  Cardinal Newman didn’t think so before his conversion.  He preached a series of Advent sermons on the anti-Christ which were published in Tract 83 in 1838.  I have always been struck by this passage:

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Veni Emmanuel

Something for the weekend.  A stirring rendition of O Come, O Come Emmanuel.

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Why the Incarnation?

Why did God come to us, as one of us,  in the Incarnation?  Why this particular path for our salvation?   Great saints throughout the history of the Church have sought to answer this question, and perhaps the best answer is

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