Town Evicts Nativity, But There’s Room at the Pizzeria

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The Nativity scene that poses such a controversy if displayed on town owned property is currently on display at Grotto Pizza nearby. (Grotto Pizza photo)

National Catholic Register – “When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea,” reads the Gospel for the feast of the Epiphany, “Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is the newborn king of the Jews?’”

This month, in the popular Delaware coastal city of Rehoboth Beach, a crusading Catholic pastor has brought the Magi’s question to the forefront of the latest Yuletide debate over the constitutionality of a Nativity scene on public property.

“There’s a Christmas tree” on town property, “with no representation of Jesus Christ, yet Christmas is the celebration of Christ’s birth,” Father William Cocco, the pastor of St. Edmond Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, told the Register.

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