| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Religious institutions have been exempt from tax in the United States since colonial times. The current tax exemption — provided for in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code — for churches includes synagogues and mosques, and their...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Twenty years ago, John Gorleski and Regina Manley came up with a $2 million idea, only the two Highland Park High School faculty members didn't know it at the time.
"Regina [now retired] and I sponsored the student senate, which did different service...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones will receive this year's Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award on Thursday during the annual Babe's Birthday Bash.
Each year, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation gives the award to recognize "an active or former...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:31 PM
I sometimes worry about Jesus at Christmastime.
On the one hand, he gets a worldwide birthday party celebrated by 2 billion Christians, trees, Macy's windows, concerts, communal singing, gift giving, feasts, family gatherings and uplifting worship....
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When it comes to corporate social responsibility, Warner Bros. likes to enlist some help from its employees -- all of them.
That's the philosophy at the core of Warner Bros. Impact, started in 2008 to give those working in the company a voice in its...
| Dec 15, 2013
Read the newspapers and you can conclude that Chicago's children are, as a group, vulnerable waifs in need of rescue. And many are: Horrific sagas of child abuse deaths, pint-sized shooting victims and astonishing parental neglect intensify the impression...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 12:01 PM
The Doc Hurley Scholarship Foundation that boosted the college dreams of hundreds of Hartford-area students has nearly collapsed, losing its tax-exempt status and its board of trustees, and awarding no more than two new scholarships in the past five...
| Dec 27, 2013
Is it a sin to be rich?
Not if your resources are used to help others and create jobs.
If you listen to most of the discussions of income inequality, it certainly seems like affluence itself is a crime. We hear increasing calls for higher taxes on the...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
There was a time when Christian charities would raise money by showing films of their good works in church basements.
Then Russ Reid, a marketing man who specialized in religious groups, came up with a bold plan for World Vision, a client that sought to...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:17 PM
American teenagers have been branded as "lazy" and "disengaged from the world."
Society views them as uninvolved and not focused on making an impact on their community and environment. This social stigma has persisted for some time, but a study by the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:41 PM
The Golden West College football team picked up a solid homecoming game victory Saturday by defeating visiting Santa Ana, 28-16, at Orange Coast College.
Quarterback Chris d'Entremont (Fountain Valley High) completed four touchdown passes including three...