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A child is coming to save us. Perhaps he’ll remind us to do better by the children we have.
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(RNS) — Has the story of the Christ child taught us anything?
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Phyllis Zagano is senior research associate-in-residence and adjunct professor of religion at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Her recent books include “Elizabeth Visits the Abbey.”