What is the Bethlehem Society?

The Bethlehem Society is a group of Catholics united under the common conviction that the Church is longing for a return to Christ in modern times. We hold firmly to the truth, articulated by St. John Paul II, that “the Church’s fundamental function in every age, and particularly in ours, is to direct man’s gaze, to point the awareness and experience of the whole of humanity toward the mystery of Christ” (Redemptoris missio §4). The Church’s task, like the Star of Bethlehem, is to be a light in the world that points to Jesus of Nazareth. He is the way, the truth, and the life, and our sole task is to bring people to him. Anything we strive to accomplish outside the confines of this central mission is destined to fail because apart from him we “can do nothing” (Jn 15:5).

The mission of the Bethlehem Society is to advance the New Evangelization by insisting on the Christocentric character of the Gospel message and the spiritual life. This is accomplished primarily by publishing the Star of Bethlehem, a digital magazine featuring articles, reflections, poetry, and other written works produced by Society members. As writers, speakers, teachers, students, public servants, tradesmen, parents, religious, and professionals of all kinds, we intend to reintroduce Christ to the world, at a time when there is “no place” for him in the inn (Lk 2:7).