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If you're online at all, you've certainly heard about the fake news problem on Facebook. If you think this issue is limited to social media, consider the following headline, "Hillary's brain is about to EXPLODE!" publis ...

Category: Politics, Technology

"Our children need the sense of specialness that comes from participating in a known and loved ritual. They need the mastery of self-discipline that comes from order. They need the self-awareness that comes from a knowl ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition." Mar ...

Category: Health and Wellness

The practice of singing carols began centuries ago. People sang carols or songs of celebration and joy for all seasons. Traditionally, carols were sung at pagan celebrations, but early Christians encouraged new converts ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Online Ordination, Christianity

Recently, the Vatican issued guidelines about cremation and scattering ashes. If you only saw the following headlines, you might be confused:Vatican Issues New Cremation Guidelines for 'Faithfully Departed' Final restin ...

Category: Funerals, Online Ordination, Christianity

On September 19 in Japan, the elderly will be celebrated and honored on what is actually a public holiday called "Respect for the Aged Day." Those individuals who reach the age of 100 receive a commemorative cup from th ...

Category: Equal Rights, Online Ordination

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakab ...

Category: Funerals, Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances

Managing money can be a challenge for some people. It can be difficult to figure out how to cover all of your expenses, especially if you are living paycheck to paycheck. This may make it tempting to get a credit card o ...

Category: Social Justice, Christianity

Jerusalem is often considered one of the holiest cities, not only by Christians and Jews, but those of the Islamic faith as well. During one period in history, the city was thought to be the center of the world. Jews of ...

Category: Online Ordination

Although it's not a national holiday, August is often referred to as "What will be your legacy month." Each person will leave a legacy to his or her family, whether he or she plans to or not. Most people think about a le ...

Category: Ceremonies, Holidays and Observances