Tidings of Great Joy

That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

– – Linus Van Pelt

A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired on CBS in 1965.  I was at the very formative age of seven years old. Originally, the CBS executives did not want to have Linus reciting the Gospel account of Luke 2: 8-14 telling of the birth of Christ, assuming that viewers would not want to sit through passages of the Bible.

(As a side note, Father James Martin points out that “When Linus recites the Gospel in Charlie Brown Christmas he drops his blanket. With the Word of God he has no need for a security blanket.”)

It was reported on a version of the making of the program that cartoonist Charles Schulz (a Catholic) was adamant about keeping this scene in, remarking that

If we don’t tell
the true meaning of Christmas,
who will?

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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