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  • Traveling Moscow in January
    Traveling to Moscow in January? What You Need to Know
    Moscow in January is breathtaking. From the snow-covered mountains to the city that is blanketed in white, it is sure to be a beautiful time. But, it is also cold. Even if you come from an area that experience snowy, wintry weather, you may find...
  • A Ugandan Christmas
    Toddlers explore Uganda & enjoy Christmas abroad
    There weren't any stockings or presents under the tree - no mention of a visit from Santa or his reindeer. Christmas was different this year.I stood in an outdoor shower that morning, soaking in the scenery. And though the vastness of the lush...
  • Christ Child
    Christmas morning at St. Agnes Catholic Church
    This column’s December 18th post touched on Louisville’s historic St. Agnes Catholic Church and its early-December celebration of The Immaculate Conception. Of course, one week subsequent to that article, the church opened its doors...
  • Orthodox Christian Christmas
    Free printable Orthodox Christian coloring pages
    Orthodox Christians celebrated Christmas on Jan. 8, two days after the feast of Epiphany. Copts, Eastern, Greek, Ukrainian, Russian and other orthodox Christians follow a different calendar--the older Julian one--not the western Gregorian calendar...
  • Brownie Troop 3220
    Girl Scouts Spread Holiday Spirit
    It's a New Year and I just wanted to talk about Christmas and the coming year. I only got a few photos of troops in my area doing Christmas community service- and I know there was sooooo much more going on out there- but I will share what I...
  • The Purpose of Christmas
    Rick Warren's 'The Purpose of Christmas' conveys truths for all seasons
    “Growing up, Americans are taught there is no such thing as a free lunch; you get what you pay for.”(67)Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California and popular author of The Purpose Driven Lifeis more known for...
  • 2014 La Feria Winter Festival
    A look back at a wonderful Valley Christmas
    Christmas 2014 was a delightful time for most people around the country and especially here in the Rio Grande Valley of Texaswith the economy slightly improving and gas prices dropping lower than in recent years.2014 was a transition year for many...
  • Should we keep Christ in Christmas?
    Should we keep Christ in Christmas?
    “Keep Christ in Christmas” is a phrase seen frequently during the month of December. This saying was begun when many people shortened the word with a self made abbreviation…Xmas. The complaint didn't get very serious however...
  • Pope Francis celebrates the feast of the Epiphany
    Pope Francis celebrates the feast of the Epiphany
    Pope Francis today celebrated Mass for the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord on the traditional Twelfth Day of Christmas with a liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica. In the (Arch)Diocese of Rome, the Epiphany of the Lord is always celebrated on the...
  • Still Missing Christmas?
    Still Missing Christmas?
    It's early January now. Are you still missing the holiday season? Already preparing for this year's holidays? If you're in the Orlando area and want to shop for Christmas decoration, then look no further than Disney's Days of...
  • Nativity Scene
    Remember Why We Celebrate
    First of all, I'd like to say that I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas, and I wish everyone a very blessed new year. Whether you traveled to see relatives, had a quiet Christmas at home, or went to an exotic, sunny, and snow-less (is...
  • The Epiphany of the Lord
    When is the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ?
    The Solemnity of the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ, known as Little Christmas among many, falls on January 6, 2015. However, in most dioceses the feast day is celebrated on the Sunday that falls between January 2 and January 8, which for 2015...
  • Martha Dixon Mary Dickson die
    Martha Dixon, Mary Dickson die: 90-year-old twins die hours apart on Christmas
    Born moments apart, twins Martha Dixon and Mary Dickson died the same manner – on the same day, just hours from one another. The twin sisters, each 90 years old, shared a “bond like no other,” family members said. On Christmas...
  • Play-Doh
    Penis shaped 'Play Doh' toy brings outrage by parents
    Christmas day wasn’t a very happy one for many parents and their children. This is because, according to a report by the Jamaica Observer on Jan. 2, many children got a new ‘Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain’ play set, made by...
  • Don't let the Light go out
    Don't let the Light go out
    In the Northern Hemisphere, the month of December brings on the dark, bitter cold of winter, often a time of depression anguish, and doom. But walking around the neighbourhoods one sees lights—pretty red, green, orange, yellow, white, and...