“I proclaim to you good news of great joy.” The angel proclaimed that message to the poor shepherds over 2,000 years ago. The “good news of great joy” lives on. We see it in the faces of children beneath the Christmas tree, in acts of charity to the victims of natural disasters, in visits to the homebound, and in welcoming the stranger and the immigrant. The “good news of great joy” is alive and well in hearts open to truth and goodness. May that “good news of great joy” be yours in abundance. The Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Lake Charles join me in offering you our heartfelt greetings for a Merry Christmas!