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  • Best Advent Hymn

    12/02/2011 2:24:22 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 1, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I have published on this Hymn before but want to post on it again at the beginning of Advent in hopes that a few of you who have the influence and ability may see that this hymn in used in your parishes for Advent at some point.For my money the best Advent hymn ever written is Veni Redemptor Gentium (Come Redeemer of the Nations) written by St. Ambrose in the 4th Century.One of the beautiful things about the ancient Latin Hymns is how richly theological they are. Not content to merely describe the event in question, they give sweeping theological...
  • Islam’s War on Christmas

    12/30/2011 9:20:31 AM PST · by americanophile · 12 replies · 1+ views ^ | Dec 30th, 2011 | Mark Tapson
    ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through Nigeria, not a creature was stirring except for the members of the militant Islamic sect Boko Haram, preparing to bomb Christian churches across the country and setting on fire the cars of worshippers inside a church just outside of Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state. Christmastime in the United States now brings with it a new tradition that is becoming as familiar as eggnog, mistletoe, and the Macy’s Parade: skirmishes in the ongoing cultural war on Christmas. But as the recent attacks in Nigeria prove, in Muslim lands around the world there...
  • Green Bay Packers Football vs. Christmas (WI)

    12/21/2005 1:21:27 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 51 replies · 1,120+ views via AP Wire ^ | December 21, 2005 | Robert Imrie
    (Demand for tickets down for Bears game Sunday...) With the Green Bay Packers coming off a woeful loss to Baltimore and about to play their first-ever Christmas Day game at Lambeau Field, some fans and brokers report declining demand for tickets - even though Sunday's opponent is the archrival Chicago Bears. Longtime season ticket-holder William Swetlik of Green Bay has two tickets for sale - at face value - for a Bears game he hates to miss. "Christmas Day is for Christ, not for football, and for my family," he said. "I want to be home with the kids. We...
  • Christmas: A History of U. S. Presidential Celebrations

    12/25/2011 10:29:25 AM PST · by loveliberty2 · 6 replies
    Wallbuilders | December 25, 2011 | Vanity
    Sean Hannity's use this week of President Reagan's Christmas Message may have noted the stark difference between the content of that message with those of last year and this year.The contrast we may not have been able to draw, however, is the contrast between the current President's messages and the words and celebrations of Presidents throughout the past 200 years.Without reviewing them all, however, and especially for young people who may visit FR, may I suggest that visitors here also visit the web site of where such information has been collected and referenced. Democrats and others who may think...

    12/25/2011 10:13:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    The Holy See ^ | 12/25/11 | Pope Benedict XVI
    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Rome and throughout the world!Christ is born for us! Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth to the men and women whom he loves. May all people hear an echo of the message of Bethlehem which the Catholic Church repeats in every continent, beyond the confines of every nation, language and culture. The Son of the Virgin Mary is born for everyone; he is the Saviour of all.This is how Christ is invoked in an ancient liturgical antiphon: “O Emmanuel, our king and lawgiver, hope and salvation of the peoples: come to...
  • Minister Will Face Potential Arrest for Reading Christmas Story from Bible at Capitol Christmas Tree

    12/22/2011 9:44:16 AM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Rev. Patrick Mahoney to read the Christmas Story at the Capitol Tree on Thursday, December 22, at 12:00 P.M. The Capitol Christmas Tree is located on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol Building. Rev. Mahoney met with Capitol Police officials telling them of his plans to sing Christmas Carols, read the Christmas story, pray for peace, justice and religious freedom, hold a small 5 inch Nativity Display and pray for political leaders at the Capitol Christmas Tree. Police officials told him some of his activities may be prohibited or constitute an...
  • 2011 Christmas Lights- Thank You Troops and Veterans!

    12/16/2011 5:45:27 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | November 29, 2011 | youtube
    This is a Christmas light display designed by a man named Holdman for LtCol Tim Anderson and his wife. 2011 Christmas Lights- Thank You Troops and Veterans!