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10 Facts You Don't Know About Santa

I am Catholic and attended Mass this morning as a good Catholic should. It was a good service today, the first Sunday of Advent. At the end of Father’s homily he always asks for two questions. 986 more words


German Christmas Traditions

Many of our American German Christmas Traditions came to this country with our emigrant ancestors!  Perhaps some have become so traditional that we no longer even realize that they came from Germany originally. 1,149 more words


Twas The Night Of Nicea

Twas the Night Of Nicea, and all through the land,
The bishops were gathering, with hopes for a plan.
Three cent’ries before, Jesus had been, 359 more words


Ben & Jerry's Cookie Core

EVERYONE’S favourite foodie couple have introduced three new fascinating ice cream creations, each containing their superior taste and ingenuity. Cookie Core is an adaptation of their popular Core series by adding cookie pieces in the ice cream and basing their cores on different cookie tastes. 529 more words

New Food

Full Circle Back - To Advent

Next Sunday begins a new year – in the Christian Church, that is. It is the First Sunday of Advent and I’m beginning to prepare the Godly Play lesson I’ll be sharing at St. 384 more words

Adult Formation

Armcharity, Or, Let Not Your Facebook Know What Your Twitter Is Doing.

UPDATE : A rewritten version of this essay appears at Catholic Exchange under the title The Temptations of Armcharity. If you are visiting from CE after reading it, welcome! 774 more words

Announcing the FOI Chicago Public Yule Ritual

The Fellowship of Isis Chicago’s Lyceum of Alexandria-Mishigami (note: Mishigami is the Ottawa First Nation’s term for Lake Michigan, literally “Great Water”) invites one and all to its… 325 more words