| Jan 4, 2013
| 7:39 PM
An Italian Catholic priest is under fire for a Christmas message he made that apparently blames women for domestic violence. Perio Corsi's text, titled “Women and femicide — healthy self-criticism. How often do they provoke?” contains...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. The shooter's mother was also killed Friday. Stories of the adult heroes of this tragedy and tributes to the children who lost their...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:55 AM
The wait is over for Pope Benedict XVI's many Twitter followers, and they have been quick to respond to the much anticipated first tweet from his personal account Wednesday morning.
Using the handle @Pontifex -- meaning "bridge builder" in Latin -- he...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:54 AM
December may have only been two days old, but the nearly 300 people who filled ShoreLife Church's sanctuary Sunday evening were reminded why the church celebrates the Christmas season.
The message wasn't delivered by the pastor but by 34 children,...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:40 PM
It's not often that a Christian minister agrees with the New Atheist movement, but the Rev. Michael Dowd believes it's possible when it comes to what he calls the "idolatry of the written word."
A self-described "New Theist" — one who "value[s]...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 2:33 PM
With the happenings in Boston and in West Texas fresh in our minds, the National Day of Prayer makes more sense than ever, says the Rev. Julie Elkins, president of the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council and pastor at First United Methodist Church of...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants.
The Dutch survey,...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 6:41 PM
One of the things I love most about the church I serve is its openness to other religions.
Some people think that being Christian is about closing everything else out and walking a very narrow path. We hear many Christians espouse that the only way to...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:04 PM
The Oct. 17 meeting of the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council will focus on resources for the homeless.
Families Forward, Family Promise, Friendship Shelter, Grandma's House of Hope, Laura's House, Laguna Relief and Resource Coalition, Mercy House,...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Vince Lampert grew up in the Haughville community on Indianapolis' west side. He said he saw a lot of things in his neighborhood as a boy, but nothing like he saw on a trip to Rome for study at the Vatican in 2006.
“Probably the most bizarre...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:28 PM
State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield is so closely associated with the drive to repeal Connecticut's death penalty that he says someone once asked him, "Do you work on anything else?"
In fact, the two-term Democrat from New Haven noted that he has been...
| Nov 20, 2010
When the renovated St. James Catholic Cathedral is dedicated Saturday, the new stained-glass windows will feature a few familiar faces — Jesus Christ ... the Virgin Mary ... and Archbishop Thomas Wenski.
Wenski, dressed in his red bishop's robes...