BISMARCK, N.D. — Job seekers and immigrants have brought a surge of diversity to North Dakota, but the arrival of many new people from diverse native lands often results in a few language gaps.
NEW YORK — The Christmas season is one of New York City’s busiest times of year. Tickets for Broadway shows and hotel rooms go for premium prices and lines for top attractions are long. But some of the best and most beautiful things to see and do around the city during the holidays are free.…
On a day when reactions were predictable, one man’s was not.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the turbulent meeting of bishops on family issues that just ended.
The Roman Catholic Church’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family concluded with an address from Pope Francis on Oct. 19.
BURLINGTON, N.C. — The clergy gathered in the second-floor conference room at the First Baptist Church here were pondering whether this midterm election might be different from other midterm elections.
ROME — Diego Maradona and Roberto Baggio were among a host of former soccer stars who played in an interreligious charity match backed by Pope Francis on Monday night.
HELENA — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena is asking a judge to approve an agreement with its insurers that would provide the bulk of the funding for a proposed settlement with hundreds of people who say they were sexually abused by clergy.
Because we have letters to the editor, and I am the editor, I read a lot of commentary about issues as diverse as trapping to taxation.
WASHINGTON — To understand why religious freedom matters, put yourself in the position of someone who is part of a minority faith tradition in a town or nation that overwhelmingly adheres to a different creed. Then judge public practices by how they would affect the hypothetical you.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — As a young, single woman in graduate school, Sally Palmer was attacked by a man asking for directions while on her daily run.
The Women of Faith Tour kicked off this weekend in Billings, with more than 3,000 women at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark gathering to "refresh, reignite, restore, recharge and revive" their Christian faith.
Andrew Akerstrom woke up late one evening in a cell at the Yellowstone County jail knowing that God was speaking to him.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Federal government lawyers are opposing a request from Catholic organizations in Wyoming for a court order to block the birth control coverage requirement in the federal health care overhaul.
WASHINGTON — Religion makes a lot of mistakes.
WASHINGTON — Christianity has often been used over the centuries to prop up the powerful. But from the beginning, the Christian message has been subversive of political systems, judgmental toward those at the top, and demanding of all who take it seriously.
By any standard Pope Francis’ Brazil trip was a great success. Enthusiastic crowds clogged the routes of the papal motorcade and reportedly more than a million people were present for the pope’s final Mass on Copacabana beach. The media no less than Catholic pilgrims seemed enchanted by the …
Some say it will take a miracle for Congress to pass common-sense immigration reform. That miracle may be in the making, helped along by Christians who want to put their faith into action.
WASHINGTON — Whenever I write sympathetically about religion, I get bombarded by tweets and notes from readers who normally agree with me but cannot abide the idea that religious belief should be seen as intellectually serious.