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2009-12-15 15:31:00

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- de Angelis Vocal Ensemble will perform its annual holiday concert on Friday, Dec. 18, 8 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Pasadena, and Sunday, Dec. 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mission Basilica, San Juan Capistrano. This year, de Angelis will explore the wealth of Christmas music from our neighbor to the north, Canada, as well as a few more traditional favorites. The annual concert program is always one of the best holiday experiences in...

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2009-06-29 06:05:00

Tiny bone fragments dated from the first or second century have been identified in a tomb in the Basilica of St. Paul in Rome. Pope Benedict made the announcement on Sunday, and also claimed the findings confirmed suspicions that it held the apostle's remains, Reuters accounted.  "This seems to confirm the unanimous and undisputed tradition that these are the mortal remains on the Apostle Paul," the pontiff said at St Paul's Outside the Walls, on the eve of the Feasts of St Peter and St...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'