Hard-hit restaurants feed COVID doctors, nurses to survive

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PORTLAND, Ore. — It was the week after Christmas and coronavirus case numbers and hospitalizations were soaring in Portland, Oregon. ...

High school group relaxes soccer rules on religious headwear

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INDIANAPOLIS — The National Federation of State High School Associations announced Thursday that it will no longer require state approval to allow soccer players...

Pope hails Colombia for giving needy Venezuelans protection

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday praised Colombia for its recent decision to grant protection to Venezuelans who fled their homeland’s economic hardships,...

Marriage & divorce amid pandemic: Couples’ challenges abound

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For many U.S. couples yearning to be married, the pandemic has wreaked havoc on their wedding plans while bolstering their teamwork and resilience. For...

Biden order reestablishes faith-focused White House office

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Sunday relaunching a White House office aimed at fostering cooperation between the federal government and...

Poland’s abortion ruling focus of debate in EU parliament

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WARSAW, Poland — Most European Parliament lawmakers on Tuesday lashed out at Poland's near-total abortion ban Tuesday, with several lawmakers arguing it was a...

Leonardo’s ‘Last Supper’ reopens to public with short wait

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MILAN — COVID-19 restrictions have brought a novelty to art lovers: The possibility of seeing Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” without waiting in line,...

Russian Jehovah’s Witness sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison

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MOSCOW — The Jehovah’s Witnesses say a member of the religious denomination that is banned in Russia has been sentenced to 7 1/2 years...

Admitting one’s sins is step to restoration

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Last time, we said sinners can’t experience the love of God until they acknowledge their sinful condition. The good news of the Gospel is we...

Get anger issues under control with God’s help

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In James 4:1-2, James asks, “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want...