(Mass Appeal) – Within the Christian faith, December 25th is celebrated as the day Jesus was born. Christmas, as we’ve come to know it, stems from the phrase “Cristes Maesse” which was first heard nearly 1,000 years ago and means, The Mass of Christ, or, Christ’s Mass. The preeminent Catholic of Western Mass, Bishop William Byrne of the Springfield diocese, joins me now to talk a bit more about this weekend’s holiday.