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A homosexual couple will stage a same-sex wedding ceremony atop an AIDS float at the January 1, 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade.

Jesus Christ, whose birthday is celebrated throughout the world this month, has had a greater impact on human history than any person who ever lived. Though he died at the age of 33, the year in which we live is dated from his birth. Though he lived in an obscure corner of the Roman Empire 2,000 years ago, more than one billion people today call themselves followers of Christ. Though he never wrote a book, tens of thousands of books have been written about his life and teachings.

On the 45th anniversary of Apollo 8, astronaut Jim Lovell recalled the historic Christmas Eve when he and his two crew members read the Genesis account of creation as they became the first humans to orbit the moon.

It is easy to forget, in our hyper-commercialized, secularized, paganized world, that the real basis for our celebration of  “Happy Holidays” is two Christian “Holy Days”: Christmas and Epiphany, the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His revelation to the Gentiles.

What if they called a war and peace broke out instead? That's exactly what happened during the Christmas season of 1914 when the soldiers themselves called a truce and, had it not been for intervention by the higher authorities on both sides, World War I might have ended.

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