Planning a Catholic Thanksgiving

Hey, Catholics!  Does your Thanksgiving look any different from anyone else's?If the mention of Thanksgiving brings to mind images of  plates overflowing with turkey and stuffing, triptophan-induced afternoon naps, and football, maybe there's something you could do to kick it up a notch--and to really do what the holiday suggests, and Be Thankful!Our parish is one of several parishes which helps out on Thanksgiving morning at a local soup kitchen, serving turkey and all the trimmings to t … [Read more...]

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New Years Trivia: What’s Really Happening at One Times Square

Tonight the eyes of millions will be on this spot:  the iconic One Times Square. That’s the spot at the intersection of Broadway, Seventh Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan, where a sailor grabbed a passing nurse for a kiss at the end of World War II.It’s the Midtown corner where thousands of tourists and revelers gather each year on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop.The façade of the slim 25-story building is a concrete and marble canvas for some of the flashiest neo … [Read more...]

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Bah Humbug! Santa Truthers Chart Their Own Course at the Holidays

Ah, Christmas!  Children nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar-plums dance in their heads.   But wait....Can you believe this?  Some parents—among them David and Nancy French, who write over on the Evangelical Portal at Patheos—are reportedly SANTA TRUTHERS.These are folks who, for one reason or another, have decided to skip the traditional Santa Claus story in their own families, ‘fessing up to their children that Mommy and Daddy put all those presents under the tree. … [Read more...]

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