Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $19,494
Woo hoo!! And the first 22% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: christmas

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Kindle book of poetry by Henry Livingston, "Thrice Happy Poetry," 174 vintage postcards, FREE today

    10/15/2017 12:01:37 PM PDT · by mairdie · 37 replies
    Amazon Kindle ^ | December 2016 | Henry Livingston
    This is, essentially, a Kindle graphic novel - a comic book if you will - of 14 poems of love and beautiful women by Henry Livingston (1748-1828), the author of "Night Before Christmas," illustrated with 174 antique postcards. FREE for the remainder of today, 15 Oct 2017.
  • My "Thrice Happy Poetry" Kindle book will be free tomorrow, 15 Oct 2017 for one day

    10/14/2017 4:45:05 PM PDT · by mairdie · 28 replies
    Amazon Kindle ^ | December 2016 | Henry Livingston
    The Kindle edition of "Thrice Happy Poetry" will be free for one day - 15 Oct 2017 - starting about 3am E.S.T. 14 poems, mostly love and beautiful women, by Henry Livingston, author of Night Before Christmas, illustrated with 174 vintage postcards. Think a comic book of poetry.
  • Heartbreak as three-year-old boy with terminal cancer dies one month after his town threw...

    10/09/2017 11:40:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | October 10, 2017 | Megan Sheets For and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Heartbreak as three-year-old boy with terminal cancer dies one month after his town threw him an early Christmas because he was told he would not live to see the holidays A three-year-old boy whose fight with cancer prompted his small southern Kansas hometown to celebrate Christmas in September died on Saturday. Christian Risner's family announced his death on a Facebook page they established after the then-two-year-old was diagnosed with Rhabdoid kidney cancer in April 2016. When doctors said that he had three months to live, Christian's family decided to bring Christmas to him early this year with a...
  • A Daring Image of the Reason for the Incarnation

    01/06/2017 8:13:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-05-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Daring Image of the Reason for the Incarnation Msgr. Charles Pope • January 5, 2017 • Saints can be daring in their words. For example, St Athanasius said that God became man so that man might become God (De inarnationis c. 54, 3). And St. Thomas Aquinas said that pride is such a serious sin that, as a remedy for it, God permits other sins to humble us (Summa Theologica II IIae, 162,6).These are daring—even dangerous—assertions if they are not properly understood. And of course they can be properly understood. We do not become gods, but we do...
  • No One Goes Away from Jesus Unchanged

    12/24/2016 10:47:54 AM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-23-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    No One Goes Away from Jesus Unchanged Msgr. Charles Pope • December 23, 2016 • The video below is a 2008 Coca-Cola commercial that takes up the theme of the star of Christmas.Let us review the impact that the star of Christmas had on the wise men, the Magi. The star moved them to seek meaning outside themselves; it made them look out and up.The star called them beyond what was familiar in their own country and world and expanded their horizons toward Christ and His Kingdom.The star summoned them to seek Christ, and when they found Him, to...
  • Would Jesus Have Come If Adam Had Not Sinned? Why Did He Wait So Long Before Coming?

    12/22/2016 8:06:09 AM PST · by Salvation · 31 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-21-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Would Jesus Have Come If Adam Had Not Sinned? Why Did He Wait So Long Before Coming? Msgr. Charles Pope • December 21, 2016 • Continuing our series of questions related to the Incarnation, we next ponder whether Jesus would have come at all had we not sinned in the Garden. We also wonder why He waited thousands of years before coming to our rescue.Regarding the question of whether Christ would have come if Adam had not sinned, St. Thomas Aquinas (in his Summa Theologica) first states that there are different opinions on the matter. He also notes that...
  • Why Was Christ Born of a Woman?

    12/21/2016 9:57:37 AM PST · by Salvation · 45 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-20-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Was Christ Born of a Woman? Msgr. Charles Pope • December 20, 2016 • As Christmas draws closer, we continue to ponder the approaching mysteries. Today we will consider some of the things St. Thomas Aquinas taught regarding the Incarnation.Why did the Lord choose to come to us through a woman, Mary? He could have come in any manner He pleased. Yesterday, we pondered why He took true flesh and a human nature to Himself rather than just coming as a kind of ghost or simply as God. But even in becoming truly and fully man, He could...
  • Crisis at Christmas - A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent

    12/18/2016 5:31:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-17-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Crisis at Christmas - A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent Msgr. Charles Pope • December 18, 2016 • Today’s Gospel gives us some background for the Christmas feast that we need to take to heart. It speaks to us of a crisis at Christmas.We tend to sentimentalize the Christmas story as we think of the baby Jesus in the manger. It is not absolutely wrong to be sentimental, but we must also be prayerfully sober about how difficult that first Christmas was, and about the heroic virtue required of Mary and Joseph in order to cooperate with...
  • Teacher to Counter Christmas With Satanic Display in Boca Raton

    10/02/2017 10:54:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | October 2 2017 | Moonbattery
    We must be getting close to the endgame. The moonbats who dominate education are becoming forthright about their agenda. From Florida: Boca Raton is going to let a teacher put up a 6-foot-tall pentagram, painted blood red, with a wooden image of the holy [sic] symbol of Satan in the middle of it. The teacher is Preston Smith of Boca Raton Community Middle School, a public school. City officials say they have to allow his deliberately offensive display or get sued. It will be in Boca Ratons Sanborn Square, on Federal Highway, just in time for the holidays. A giant...
  • The Trail Band's "I Heard the Bells" for Kirk, from the Star Trek movie "The Undiscovered Country"

    10/01/2017 12:56:59 PM PDT · by mairdie · 19 replies
    The old Civil War carol "I Heard the Bells" by the Trail Band. Using Trek's "Undiscovered Country."
  • My book on Henry Livingston, Jr., author of "Night Before Christmas," is now Free on Amazon Kindle.

    09/26/2017 8:00:14 AM PDT · by mairdie · 17 replies
    For 24 hours from when the promotion went live, everyone can download my 450 page, heavily illustrated book, "Henry Livingston, Jr., The Poet You Always Loved" for FREE! So glad it worked.
  • I'm making my Kindle book on Henry Livingston free tomorrow

    09/25/2017 7:34:11 PM PDT · by mairdie · 33 replies
    Amazon Kindle ^ | December 2016 | Mary Van Deusen
    The Kindle book I wrote last year about the life of Henry Livingston, Jr., identified by multiple scholars as the actual author of "Night Before Christmas", is available for free on Amazon for 24 hours starting 26 Sep 2017.
  • Christophobia Down Under

    09/24/2017 5:54:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | September 24, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    Yes, Virginia, there is an anti-Christian bias in the land. At least in the Land Down Under. Wednesdays Daily Telegraph headline reads, Big W Removes Christmas References from Festive Tree Products. Yes, a major Aussie retail outlet has removed all instances of the word Christmas when referring to . . . Christmas trees. Instead, shoppers encounter labels like Grand Pine Tree and White Forest Tree. How festive. Is this a war on a particular day? I guess. The fear of offending or, apparently, mildly discomforting non-Christians has led many governments and businesses and organizations to downplay the whole...
  • When Was Jesus Christ Born? The Bible Says September 11th - The Feast of Trumpets

    09/11/2017 8:05:21 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 103 replies
    Goodness of God Ministries ^ | December 22, 2011 | Goodness of God Ministries
    The birth of Jesus Christ is the one of the most significant events in all of history and when we understand the truths regarding the true date of his birth it will thrill and inspire your heart. Tradition has made December 25th the birthday of Jesus. but the Bible clearly reveals he was not born on that day. It was not until the 4th century after Christ that December 25th began to be celebrated as the day of Christ’s birth. It was the old pagan holiday celebrating the winter solstice and the birth of the sun god and celebrated when...
  • A Small Town at Christmas - The Trail Band

    09/02/2017 3:39:28 PM PDT · by mairdie · 2 replies
    The shops in our tiny town at Christmas, to "Deck the Halls." The Trail Band.
  • Hey, is this right place to post a vanity?

    04/29/2017 7:08:14 PM PDT · by bigmak007 · 62 replies
    I've never tried to be part of the Christmas decorations. My wife has yet to put away our Costco Nativity displays. I told her yesterday that Jesus called and is ready for his foam box nap. Her Irish wit said that if He is talking to me, I should put him away. Any help out here?
  • Turkey Uncensored: Was Turkeys War on Christmas a War on Christians?

    03/30/2017 12:40:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Philos Project ^ | March 30, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Turkey’s Association of Protestant Churches recently issued its 2016 Human Rights Violations Report, which describes in detail the problems the Protestant community experienced in Turkey last year.According to that report, Turkey’s Protestant Christians – like in previous years – did not have the right or freedom to own their own places of worship, to share their faith, to train religious leaders, or to be exempt from the Islamic “religious culture and moral knowledge classes” in schools.Moreover, the Protestant community in Turkey is not even officially recognized as a “legal entity” by the government. The association’s report said that “The legal...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-08-17, SOL, The Epiphany of the Lord

    01/07/2017 8:04:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 50 replies ^ | 01-08-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 8, 2017 The Epiphany of the Lord Reading 1 Is 60:1-6Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come,the glory of the Lord shines upon you.See, darkness covers the earth,and thick clouds cover the peoples;but upon you the LORD shines,and over you appears his glory.Nations shall walk by your light,and kings by your shining radiance.Raise your eyes and look about;they all gather and come to you:your sons come from afar,and your daughters in the arms of their nurses. Then you shall be radiant at what you see,your heart shall throb and overflow,for the riches of the sea shall...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-07-17, OM, St. Raymond of Penyafort, Priest

    01/06/2017 8:52:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 01-07-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 7, 2017 Christmas Weekday Reading 1 1 Jn 5:14-21Beloved:We have this confidence in God,that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask,we know that what we have asked him for is ours. If anyone sees his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly,he should pray to God and he will give him life.This is only for those whose sin is not deadly. There is such a thing as deadly sin,about which I do not say that you should pray. All...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-06-17, OM, St. Andre Bessette, Religious

    01/05/2017 7:57:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies ^ | 01-06-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 6, 2017 Christmas Weekday Reading 1 1 Jn 5:5-13 Beloved:Who indeed is the victor over the worldbut the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the one who came through water and Blood, Jesus Christ,not by water alone, but by water and Blood. The Spirit is the one who testifies,and the Spirit is truth. So there are three that testify,the Spirit, the water, and the Blood, and the three are of one accord. If we accept human testimony,the testimony of God is surely greater. Now the testimony of God is this,that he has...