“Omahan Tony Bakhit shares a special connection to Jesus,” writes Lisa Maxson in the Catholic Voice, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Neb. “His birthday is Dec. 25. And he was born in Bethlehem.”
When he lived in Bethlehem, Bakhit attended Mass at the Church of the Nativity with his family until he was about 11 years old. Tradition holds that the church is built over the spot where Jesus was born.
In the Pittsburgh Diocese, the 7-year-old sextuplets of Joe and Erin Perry, along with their 11-year-old brother, Parker, are anxiously awaiting Santa’s visit to their Ohio Township house this evening.