Catholic practice of celebrating Christís birth through a
special Mass on ďChristmasí Eve,Ē technically speaking is a
contradiction, since the Mass for Catholics is a
re-enactment of Christís sacrifice. Honoring Christís birth, by
re-enacting His atoning sacrifice, obscures the significance
of His birth."
- The Meaning, Celebration and Date of
Christmas, by Dr.
Samuele Bacchiocchi, p.2
Ok, so they didn't pick the best name for the
holiday.† It's not that big of a deal for most people.
Christmas has the word
"Christ" in it and that's whatís important, right?†