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Living Easter Through the Year: Making the Most of the Resurrection

We know how to celebrate Christmas. There are parties, dinners, and presents. Decorations, cards, and phone calls. We even let Jesus make a guest appearance. But what about Easter? Here is the great Christian festival, the turning point of history, ...

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Pope warns that religious faith is at risk and proclaims a Year of Faith

Pope warns that religious faith is at risk and proclaims a Year of Faith

Pope Benedict XVI warned those attending the plenary of the Congregation of the Faith today that religion is at risk. He warned against religious indifference and the risk that "the flame of faith can fade or die" in many places ...

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Chinese New Year begins Jan 23 — Chinese astrologers make 'Year of the Dragon' predictions

Chinese New Year begins Jan 23 — Chinese astrologers make 'Year of the Dragon' predictions

January 23 is the start of the Chinese new year.  This lunar year, it is the "Year of the Dragon," the most powerful and auspicious creature in Chinese astrology. Alion Yeo, a Chinese astrologer, says that the dragon is the ...

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Pope Benedict XVI admonishes administrators to support families and young people and shed individualistic mentality

Pope Benedict XVI admonishes administrators to support families and young people and shed individualistic mentality

"There is a need to recover our relationship with God which is the first step in creating a more humane society," Pope Benedict XVI told Rome and Lazio administrators in his traditional New Year's address to them. The Pope, who ...

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Cee Lo Green explains (briefly) why he changed Lennon's 'Imagine' to include religion

Cee Lo Green explains (briefly) why he changed Lennon's 'Imagine' to include religion

Grammy-winning singer Cee Lo Green is known for his song 'Forget You.' He might now be remembered for changing the lyrics to John Lennon's 'Imagine' for his New Year's Eve performance in Times Square. Lennon fans were angered by the ...

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Religion injected into Lennon song, 'Imagine,' at Times Square New Year's Celebration

Religion injected into Lennon song, 'Imagine,' at Times Square New Year's Celebration

The theme at last night's New Year's Eve celebration was friendship.  The massive ball that dropped to mark the New Year was decorated with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles that were, according to Jim O'Leary, design director at Waterford, to represent ...

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Pope closes 2011 with prayer at Vatican's Nativity scene

Pope closes 2011 with prayer at Vatican's Nativity scene

Pope Benedict XVI marked the end of 2011 with a prayer in front of the Nativity scene in St Peter's square. He arrived there after a 90-minute prayer service in the Basilica, where he held the traditional New Year's Eve ...

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Dead blackbirds fall on Beebe, Arkansas again – Pastor says apocalyptic Hosea prophecy is being fulfilled

Dead blackbirds fall on Beebe, Arkansas again – Pastor says apocalyptic Hosea prophecy is being fulfilled

Beebe, Arkansas, made the news last New Year's Day when thousands of dead blackbirds rained on the town.  Some Christian leaders saw biblical prophecy in Hosea 4 being fulfilled, and others, like the 'prophet' Cindy Jacobs blamed the gays for ...

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Europeans revel in the New Year

Europeans revel in the New Year

With brilliant fireworks displays and star-studded celebrations, Europe welcomed the year 2012 and hoped for a better future. Fireworks soared, revelers danced, and crowds in Paris and elsewhere popped champagne corks at midnight. The Associated Press shared a collage of ...

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After Times Square mega-event, New Year's Eve celebrations continue in livestream Internet parties, from Austin to Minneapolis to Seattle

After Times Square mega-event, New Year's Eve celebrations continue in livestream Internet parties, from Austin to Minneapolis to Seattle

In keeping a tradition with "the party that connects the nation," New Year's Nation is hosting a live stream broadcast of 2012 New Year's celebrations across the country and time zones.  Ten cities are connected, including: Austin, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, ...

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Celebrating 2012: Live cams deliver New York City Times Square ball drop and celebrations over the Internet

Celebrating 2012:  Live cams deliver New York City Times Square ball drop and celebrations over the Internet

As 2011 closes, New Year's Eve celebrations throughout the United States can be viewed online. The most famous celebration — the "ball drop" at New York City's Times Square — begins at 5:50 pm and airs until 12:15 am EST. ...

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Australia, Hong Kong kick off New Year's celebrations

Australia, Hong Kong kick off New Year's celebrations

Australia and Hong Kong have kicked off the New Year with massive celebrations. Sydney featured an elaborate light show and fireworks to mark the start of 2012 (see the Associated Press' raw video embedded below). Huge crowds lined Hong Kong's ...

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Apocalypse for Cash — Tourists flock to Mexico and Honduras before the End of the World

Apocalypse for Cash — Tourists flock to Mexico and Honduras before the End of the World

As the New Year's eve celebrations erupt throughout the world, a different New Year's scene is unfolding in Mexico and Honduras. Doomsday countdown clocks are ticking in those countries where, according to a so-called Mayan prediction, the world will end ...

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