| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:55 AM
“Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:53 PM
Lake Brantley 84, Father Lopez 72
Buzz: John Mooney had 41 points and Nick Martin had 18 for Lake Brantley (9-6). Malik Maitland paced Father Lopez with 42 points.
Melbourne Holy Trinity 88, Lake Highland 79
Buzz:Jace Hogan had...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Christmas this year seems more the occasion of religious war than of the peace to which the greeting cards routinely allude. Peace talks, such as the "5 plus 1" talks seeking reconciliation with Iran to eliminate the threat of war from or against that...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:18 PM
WASHINGTON — When a White House speechwriter turned in a draft of a major speech on economic policy this month, President Obama sent it back with an unusual instruction: Add a reference to the pope.
The final version of the speech quoted...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Imagine the pope is coming to dinner.
He'll be taking the bus, and he doesn't want you to make a big fuss. It's Francis, after all, the "world's parish priest."
There's a bit of an agenda to his visit. He wants to ask how you feel about some of the most...
| Nov 4, 2013
America has an ample number of leaders, in the workplace and in politics. But unfortunately, what many of these leaders are actually doing is "leadIng."
You'll note the capital "I." That's not a typo.
We have politicians who don't so much govern as...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Pope Francis is everyone's man of the year, so if you're a critic of President Obama you might want to try to portray the president as anti-pope. It sounds crazy, but that's exactly what two former U.S. ambassadors to the Vatican try to do in a bizarre...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:27 PM
ROME -- The U.S. National Security Agency may have spied on the future Pope Francis in the run-up to his election in March, an Italian magazine reported Wednesday. The NSA strongly denied the report.
Without citing sources, Panorama magazine said the...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 5:45 PM
When the Vatican censured an organization representing thousands of American nuns, it did so in part because the group had not spoken out enough against gay marriage and abortion.
The Vatican said the Leadership Conference of Women Religious had...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:21 PM
When Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Germany traveled to India last year to minister to poor slum dwellers, he reportedly flew first class.
This year, renovations of the Roman Catholic bishop's church-owned residence in the city of Limburg ran...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 9:11 PM
Whenever she has bad news for a family at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center emergency room, Gabriela Perez says a little prayer to herself before stepping through the door.
A devout Roman Catholic nicknamed "Mother Teresa" by her co-workers,...
| Sep 25, 2013
Thirteen states now allow same-sex marriage. Illinois isn’t one of them. Though the Illinois Senate passed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act in February, the bill’s sponsors haven’t come up with the votes to pass it in...