| Dec 15, 2011
| 3:15 PM
December is that special time when several holidays are shared. Use these titles to help your children learn, understand and appreciate the holidays of others.
"Bear's First Christmas," by Robert Kinerk (Ages birth to 5)
Under the stars, the bear...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 1:44 PM
Pope Benedict XVI decried the increasing commercialization of Christmas as he celebrated Christmas Eve Mass on Saturday night, urging the faithful to look beyond the holiday’s “superficial glitter” to discover its true meaning.
| Dec 6, 2008
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexei II, the iconic religious leader who restored the church from a post-Soviet shell to an institution of privilege and power, died at his Moscow home Friday. He was 79.
The imposing, white-bearded Alexei had reigned in...
| Oct 30, 2009
If you want a dinner of rice and beans, and a glance inside the cupboard reveals only rice, you may have to ask a neighbor to supply the meal's other key ingredient.
That neighborly spirit can be found throughout Humboldt Park, said Raul Echevarria,...
| Dec 9, 2009
When Mexican Americans begin celebrating the extended Christmas season this Saturday on the feast day of Guadalupe, they will enjoy one big change from a few years ago: ample supplies of tejocote, a peculiar crab-apple-like fruit that most people have...
| Dec 25, 2009
| 10:05 AM
VATICAN CITY -The Vatican will review its security procedures after a woman jumped a barrier and rushed at Pope Benedict XVI for the second time in two years, managing to knock him down before being pulled away by security, the Vatican spokesman said...