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A Sartorial Road to The Oscars with Nominee Basil Khalil

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.02.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Basil Khalil and Best Actor nominee Eddie Redmayne When English-Palestinian filmmaker Basil Khalil heard that he'd been nominated for an Oscar, the f...

Pope Francis Captivated By Cancer Patient's Rendition Of Ave Maria

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.16.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis was serenaded by a teenage cancer patient during his visit to a children's hospital in Mexico on Sunday, and his eyes stayed locked with ...

Basil Khalil's Ave Maria: Questioning the Rules

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.20.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Khalil's film doesn't deal with the Netanyahu and Hamas of the conflict, instead choosing the human side of the struggle. When a very small group of Palestinian Carmelite nuns and a family of Jewish settlers "collide" together through a car crash outside the convent, they then need each others' cooperation to get away from one another as soon as possible.

Daily Meditation: Ave Maria

Posted 03.22.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Politics of Discretion in Little Places

Thomas A. Shakely | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Thomas A. Shakely

I'm sitting here in The Queen Mary Pub in a small town deep in South Florida, on the fringes of the Everglades. It's nearly midnight and I find myself alone at the bar reading C.S. Lewis's "Perelandra."

Laura Bassett

Former Bush Official Files Suit Against Birth Control Rule | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

Jim Towey, the former director of George W. Bush’s Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives, slapped that same office with a federal lawsuit an...

Maybe Classical Music Isn't Dying

Howard Kissel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

Some time ago, while looking at old newspapers from 1954 in the morgue of the Daily News, I spotted, next to the article I needed, a tiny item telling...

There's Something About Maria...

David Paul Appell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Paul Appell

Ave Maria, the two-year-old "Roman Catholic town" whose construction was spearheaded by Domino's Pizza magnate Tom Monaghan, hasn't been spared by the economic slump.