04/17/14 02:31 PM
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave." Francis' decision in 2013 to perform the Holy Thursday ritual on women and...
By Sean Higgins | 04/16/14 01:57 PM
Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, got a boost from the Chamber of Commerce today when it officially released an ad in which former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney endorsed him.
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/15/14 02:32 PM
The meeting came with many pro-immigration reform groups pushing for Obama to do more unilaterally, with the GOP-controlled House unlikely to take up the issue in a midterm election year.
By Alan Scher Zagier | 04/15/14 08:51 AM
A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.
04/14/14 07:30 PM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday, when demand is high because it's a key ingredient in a traditional recipe. Markets in Chicago...
By Susan Crabtree | 04/14/14 11:18 AM
President Obama reflected on the deadly shooting in Kansas during a White House Easter prayer breakfast, saying it is time to “combat the ignorance, the intolerance, including anti-Semitism, that can lead to hatred and violence.” “As Americans, we not only need to open our hearts to the...
04/14/14 10:15 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana crawfishermen and the merchants who sell the crustacean to retail customers say the supply should be enough to satisfy appetites during Holy Week and Easter weekend. It's a welcome turn to a season marred by a harsh winter that stunted crawfish growth, limited...
04/11/14 02:30 PM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Friday he took personal responsibility for the "evil" of priests who raped and molested children, asking forgiveness from victims and saying the church must be even bolder in its efforts to protect the young. It was the first time a pope has taken personal...
By Charles Hoskinson | 04/11/14 02:25 PM
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born women's rights activist and former Dutch parliamentarian, took her commencement speech to the pages of the Wall Street Journal on Friday after Brandeis University buckled to the demands of the Islamist extremist lobby and disinvited her.
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/11/14 10:06 AM
Many people explain low fertility rates in the West as a fruit of women finally having control over how many babies they have.
04/10/14 11:02 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced human trafficking as a crime against humanity Thursday after meeting with four women who were trafficked and forced into prostitution. Francis attended a Vatican conference of church workers, charity representatives and police chiefs from 20 nations,...
By Paul Bedard | 04/08/14 02:18 PM
Members of America's newest generation, the so-called “millennials” ages 18-29, are abandoning the Bible and even driving a shift in America “toward Bible indifference or antagonism,” according to the 2014 State of the Bible survey from the American Bible Society. More than any other...
04/07/14 12:16 PM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis gave his backing Monday to the scandal-tainted Vatican Bank to carry on provided it presses ahead with efforts to bring its banking practices up to international standards. To continue operating, the bank, which has been caught up in money-laundering probes...
04/07/14 07:00 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic "Noah," joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of the prophet. Film censors in both countries said Monday that the portrayal of the ark-building prophet by Russell...
04/06/14 03:31 PM
DEIR JARIR, West Bank (AP) — Facing a classroom of Palestinian 10th graders, Hebrew teacher Esmat Mansour asks his students who is for and against learning the language. A few raise their hands in favor, others against and he asks both sides to explain. Mansour believes such debates will help...
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