Is the pope mixing it up again with Trump?

by Barbara Simpson -- There just doesn't seem to be any end to the disruption that Pope Francis imposes on faithful Catholics. What now? During his weekly general audience, while commenting on more…

'God's test for humanity'

by Barbara Simpson -- I'd never thought Britain's Prince Harry and I had anything in common, but we do – a love of animals, especially wild animals, and concern about their survival. more…

Fasten your seatbelts, California!

by Barbara Simpson -- While many in the country are thrilled that the presidential era of Barack Obama is over, Californians who voted against Donald Trump are trapped by their votes into more…

Dear Rosie: Stuff a sock in it!

by Barbara Simpson -- I know, I know, we're not supposed to be nasty or snide. But when you dealing with someone like Rosie O'Donnell, it's hard to resist the temptation. This more…

America's biggest 'sore loser'

by Barbara Simpson -- So, as he's on his way out, the man who is president of the United States for days (and counting) decided to play hardball with Russia. As a more…

Cloud of terror on Christmas Day

by Barbara Simpson -- Are we – Western Christians – celebrating this Christmas with a tinge of fear because of the publicized threats of violence by militant Islam as well as the more…

Obama's Coptic nightmare

by Barbara Simpson -- Barack Obama prepares for the end of his presidency – last statements, last speeches, last dinners and entertaining and, of course, the last holiday card with no mention more…