| Jul 27, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the country would continue its assault on militant targets in the Gaza Strip despite growing international concern about the number of Palestinian civilian casualties in the conflict.
In a round...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:46 AM
If you are not finding enough gore and mayhem at the movies this summer, you should be able to get your fill from a couple of Baltimore’s ambitious, DIY-style theater companies, all served up with considerable gusto.
In the process, you’ll...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Israeli and Palestinian presidents meet in an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday, a gesture he hopes will "re-create a desire, a possibility" of eventually relaunching the Middle East's stalled peace process.
The Vatican has played...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 12:14 PM
I don’t know to what extent this city practices religious tolerance. But the two noble and awe-inspiring architectural landmarks in the tony, leafy, popular Central West End are the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and the immense Barnes-...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Should Harvard University have tried to stop a campus group from celebrating (or “reenacting”) a satanic “black Mass” scheduled for Monday evening in the basement of the university’s Memorial Hall?
I don’t think so,...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:12 PM
When Tuesday's Maryland Day ceremony was relocated to the Baltimore Basilica because of the snow, several speakers noted the significance of the location.
As the first Catholic cathedral in the country, in a state with a history of religious tolerance,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:07 PM
BEIRUT -- A Dutch priest who lived in Syria for almost five decades and refused to evacuate this year from the rebel-held Old City area of Homs was shot and killed at his residence early Monday, according to official accounts.
Father Frans Van der...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Randall Wallace didn't expect a rock-star reception when he went on the road to promote his faith-based drama "Heaven Is for Real" ahead of its Easter-weekend release.
Yet at the First Assembly of God Church in Phoenix, 9,000 congregants greeted the...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
MAALOULA, Syria — From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in the smoke-shrouded maze of streets below.
"If you hear any movement, throw hand grenades immediately!" a...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:19 PM
An image of Jesus known as “The Divine Mercy” that is annually displayed in Chicago’s Daley Plaza around Easter is believed to have been vandalized for the first time in its 8-year history this week.
Wednesday morning several holes...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:00 PM
P.J. O'Rourke's latest book has a title that might give his fans pause: "The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way and It Wasn't My Fault and I'll Never Do It Again." Is the opinionated humorist apologizing for himself? Don't be fooled.
"I am a secret baby-...