Mecca: Entering 'the most forbidden spot on Earth'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_1289435" align="aligncenter" width="596"] The Hajj draws hundreds of thousands at a time to Mecca's Grand Mosque and the Kaaba stone.[/caption]   Hajji Mustafa is the pseudonym of more…

Boehner office on eve of civil disobedience

by Drew Zahn -- [caption id="attachment_1301645" align="aligncenter" width="596"] House Speaker John Boehner[/caption] Two months after GOP House leadership unexpectedly canceled a promised vote vital to many among its pro-life base, a coalition more…

Hotplate fire kills 7 children on Sabbath

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONPOST) — For Orthodox Jewish families, the hours from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday are sacred. It’s the Sabbath — a time to obey God’s word and refrain more…

'A just God who presides over destinies of nations'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1818325" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Patrick Henry[/caption] The Declaration of Independence indicted King George III because: "He has obstructed the administration of justice." "He has made judges dependent on more…

Has the sun set on Sunday school?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USATODAY) — It's a chilly Sunday morning in Oakland, California, and in the glass-paned school adjacent to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Allison Sass is on a mission to more…