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How the Puritans Stole Christmas

Everybody loves Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” but let’s be honest… it’s not even that original. After all, the Puritans tried the same thing in England over 300 years ago. Christmas is such a beloved holiday nowadays that it’s impossible to imagine that anyone would actually try to …

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FYI: Indulgences for Year of Faith

Pope Benedict XVI authorizes granting of indulgences for Year of Faith events VATICAN CITY (CNS) By Francis X. Rocca — Catholics who participate in events connected with the 2012-2013 Year of Faith can receive a special indulgence, the Vatican said. Pope Benedict XVI authorized the granting of a plenary, or full, …

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About the Year of Faith

In his Apostolic Letter The Door of Faith released on October 11, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed that the Church would celebrate a Year of Faith beginning October 11, 2012 and ending on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King, on November 24, 2013. The decision to begin …

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