New York’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan has called a truce in the culture war over keeping Christ in Christmas. We join his call:

“Think about it. Here in New York, the Catholic League places a giant crèche near Central Park, and our city manages to survive, our nation’s democracy remains intact, and the Constitution still guarantees the freedom of religion. ... At the same time, numerous retailers have ‘holiday sales’ instead of ‘Christmas sales,’ stationery stores sell ‘Season’s Greetings’ cards, businesses have holiday parties — and still our faith endures.

“If the celebration of the birth of Jesus inspires enjoyable parties, acts of charity, an exchange of good wishes, a smile to those we pass on the street, a card or a call to an old friend, a gift of appreciation to someone who helps, well, alleluia!”