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  • Jesus is 'meaning of life, history,' Pope preaches on Christmas

    12/24/2013 8:15:45 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    cna ^ | December 24, 2013
    Pope Francis holds a statue of the Christ child for the nativity scene on December 24, 2013. Credit: Lauren Cater / CNA. Vatican City, Dec 24, 2013 / 04:07 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis’ homily at the vigil mass for Christmas focused on the importance of Jesus’ incarnation as a real and meaningful event. “The grace which was revealed in our world is Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary, true man and true God. He has entered our history; he has shared our journey. He came to free us from darkness and to grant us light,” said the Pope on Dec....
  • Pope Francis' Christmas Homily

    12/25/2013 12:40:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Vatican ^ | December 25, 2013
    MIDNIGHT MASS SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS Vatican Basilica Tuesday, 24 December 2013 Video 1. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light (Is 9:1). This prophecy of Isaiah never ceases to touch us, especially when we hear it proclaimed in the liturgy of Christmas Night. This is not simply an emotional or sentimental matter. It moves us because it states the deep reality of what we are: a people who walk, and all around us and within us as well there is darkness and light. In this night,...
  • UPS, FedEx snags delay Santa's sleigh

    12/25/2013 10:45:09 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 47 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/25/2013 | Scott Mayerowitz
    NEW YORK -- Santa's sleigh didn't make it in time for Christmas for some this year due to shipping problems at UPS and FedEx. The delays were blamed on poor weather earlier this week in parts of the country as well as overloaded systems. The holiday shopping period this year was shorter than usual, and Americans' tendency to wait until the last possible second to shop probably didn't help either.
  • Why does Santa need a fighter escort? Children's groups outraged as NORAD militarises Christmas Eve

    12/04/2013 7:12:52 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 4 December 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Why does Santa need a fighter escort? Children's groups outraged as NORAD militarises Christmas Eve tracker NORAD officials say the inclusion of jet fighters is a nod to the true mission of the agency - which is to track and intercept airborne threats Outraged child advocates are blasting NORAD's new 3D Santa Tracker program because it includes a fighter jet escort for jolly old Saint Nick. Some say the new online portrait could give kids the wrong impression about Santa Claus - associating him with the military and violence. But Pentagon officials argue the North American Aerospace Defense Command...
  • So what will be the "HOT" Toy for this Christmas Season?

    11/06/2013 12:55:01 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 63 replies
    06 Nov 2013 | US Navy Vet
    I have a little kid in my life now and I now have enough money to blow on "stuff"!