| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:40 AM
* In Lent message, pope also condemns superficial
* Says real poverty hurts and distrusts charity "that does
* Material poverty and unemployment can lead to moral
By Philip Pullella
ROME, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Pope...
| Feb 9, 2014
Gardeners attack the spring with energy and enthusiasm, adding lots of color, bulbs, perennials, flowering trees and shrubs.
We wilt in the summer heat, and by fall we barely have the spirit for a pot of mums. Winter, we think, is for catalogs by the...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"Judas Maccabaeus" is the Hanukkah "Messiah."
Or it would be if choral groups had an equal-oratorio policy with Handel. Such a policy, in addition, would give us regular airings of another 23 Handel oratorios, all late works (the composer turned to...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:29 PM
For many, faith does not allow room for doubt. For others, doubt can serve as a meaningful signpost on a spiritual journey. Two Chicago-based authors, Amy Andrews and Karen Beattie, will share their stories as part of "The Way of Doubt: Telling Stories,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:07 PM
How many of you remember the Pope for a Day controversy?
Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey once stirred strong negative feelings within the Democratic Party by advocating strongly for his pro-life views, even fighting to express them at the 1992 Democratic...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:57 AM
First Christian Church minister, Jeffery Watton, shares a bit of church history along with his plan for initiating a new Sunday service, Oasis.
“This church, this west side of Petoskey, was once full of young families. The people found their way...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I was in the Tuscan town of Orvieto, doing my best to stay in my hotel room and finish some writing. But there was a Pentecost festival going on outside -- I could hear it out my window. I couldn't resist, so I joined the multitude that had gathered on...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Like everything Stephen Colbert does on television, it's set up as a joke.
A nun and a television host walk into a studio. They discuss the recent papal censure of American nuns for "perpetrating a feminist agenda." The host takes a hard line.
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Religion News Service reporter Kimberly Winston writes about atheists who have left religion, but still observe Lent: What would an “atheist Lent” look like? A group of young nonbelievers are finding out, observing the Christian practice minus...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Needing a little inspiration to write my article this week, I went to visit Betty, a dear friend who has been an avid Master Gardener for many years. Betty often sends me interesting gardening articles from magazines and newspapers that would make good...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
I confess that, directed by your letters, I do not write enough about Islam or about Muslim spiritual life. To help to correct my lacuna, I've decided not to let the holy Muslim month of Ramadan pass this year without sending along to...