Vatican news reports Pope Francis' emotional admonition of "diabolical" attacks carried out by radical Islamist assassins who executed 15 innocent people including four Mother Teresa Nuns while these beloved "Missionaries of Charity" were selflessly caring for the forgotten poor, sick and dying.
Here's to home, but still, here's to a world bigger than right on Hereford, left on Boyltson. Here's to Mount Saint James, and the tower bell. Here's to happy endings. We all deserve them.
Secularism does not threaten religion; it lets religion thrive. You cannot have freedom of religion without freedom from religion -- it is a two-sided coin. Nowhere is this more evident than the way these faith leaders treat women's rights.
Wildlife got another vital defender - the European Union. The European Commission adopted last week the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking, ...
It is not Christian to shut the door in the face of those in need. In Mexico, the pope prayed for us to have "open hearts" in the face of a the "humanitarian crisis" of mass migration around the world.
Going forward, Christians committed to religious liberty have two options: Continue fighting the culture war like Scalia did for the last few decades, or work to maintain religious liberties while not fighting, or at least staying neutral, during efforts to expand civil liberties.
Whether he is clashing with Donald Trump over the border or held up for praise by Bernie Sanders, a pope who defies labels and challenges the powerful is proving to be the conscience of our time.
If gauged by what's in stores, Easter is about bunnies and sweets, which is somewhat of a contrast to its Christian origins involving crucifixion and ...
In a stunning announcement today, God, the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, endorsed Donald Trump, the builder of builders and bully of bullies, for P...
I do think the Pope's message was progressive, even for an American audience. As a result, he deserves any accolades he receives and none of the internal criticism because for the first time, the Catholic Church is actually respecting a woman's right to make broader decisions about her own body.
Despite the fact that a recent poll shows that voters support Trump even though they see him as being the least religious candidate, commentators often have trouble getting away from the idea that religion drives the politics of the Republican Right. The situation is not so simple.
In fact, the original wording in the Ten Commandments refers only to illegal killing, and takes no stand on the merits of legally sanctioned killing such as the death penalty.
It's probably best, since nothing actually happens until it happens, to wait till next week, when the human-scale presidential nomination contests of February suddenly morph into the multiple-state extravaganza of this year's "Super Tuesday," to proclaim the ascendancy of Donald Trump over the Republican Party.
It's impossible to second-guess Sanders' inability to proudly and explicitly connect his values with his distinct Jewish family history and heritage. That may be a political calculation, a personal quirk, or a sign of things to come.
Not only does Francis live in a walled city, but also he heads up an organization that uses its power and obscene wealth to erect and maintain metaphorical walls.
It is easier to pick bible verses to give ourselves permission to dismiss the human rights of others. If that continues to be the case, your name is already signed in the dark future of the Philippines. Is that what you want?