Irish Catholic priest urges Christians to abandon the word Christmas

Source: The Guardian

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Father Desmond O’Donnell says the words Christmas and Easter have lost all sacred meaning

Desmond O’Donnell says unless Catholicism addresses what Christmas has come to mean, “secularisation and modern life will continue to launder the church”
 Desmond O’Donnell says unless Catholicism addresses what Christmas has come to mean, “secularisation and modern life will continue to launder the church” Photograph: Paolo Gaetano/Getty 

An Irish Catholic priest has called for Christians to stop using the word Christmas because it has been hijacked by “Santa and reindeer”.

Father Desmond O’Donnell said Christians of any denomination need to accept Christmas now has no sacred meaning.

“We’ve lost Christmas, just like we lost Easter, and should abandon the word completely,” O’Donnell told the Belfast Telegraph.

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