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Looking for a terrific book to read during your holiday travels? Pick up “How the West Really Lost God.” It’s an insightful look at the link between the decline of the family and Christian religions in the Western World; a social shift that has touched every one of us.
At this time of year it’s quite natural for people to start thinking about the spiritual.
NEW YORK — It's a turkey. It's a menorah. It's Thanksgivukkah!
Two new restaurants have opened in recent months on the opposite side of Gilbert Road, both hawking tacos and more to the growing downtown Gilbert dining crowd.
When is a prayer not a prayer?
President Obama’s new “religious tolerance” consultant to the Pentagon, Mikey Weinstein, wants Christian military service members who openly talk about their faith in uniform to be charged with treason, which is a crime punishable by death according to military law.
Hundreds of teachers at religious schools around the state could soon be at risk of being laid off with no prospect of collecting jobless benefits.
VATICAN CITY — Benedict XVI always cast himself as the reluctant pope, a shy bookworm who preferred solitary walks in the Alps to the public glare and the majesty of Vatican pageantry. And on Monday, the Vatican announced that the leader of the world's billion Roman Catholics was stepping down — the first pontiff to do so since 1415.
When people think of Jewish film, their minds tend to jump right to two subjects: religion and the Holocaust. While the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival certainly embraces those subject matters, executive director Jerry Mittelman ensures that they make up only a slice of the wide spectrum of films the fest has to offer.
First, a confession. I don't watch the Super Bowl. As a matter of fact, I rarely even know who is playing. Still, I'm well aware that it is far and away America's largest secular holiday and that the celebration requires not only watching the game on television, but also eating a hefty snack or meal while doing so.
There’s something magical about a Christmas tree. Blinking lights, cherished ornaments, and handmade decorations from baby hands that are now grown big, all promising the anticipation of Christmas future.
Few of you know about this new government takeover of our education system. It’s being touted as the greatest thing since The Bill of Rights. As Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education said, this is “absolutely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lift American education to a new level—and make us more competitive in the global economy.”
Children grab books and find a place to read in the kindergarten class at Tempe’s Bethany Christian School. It’s quiet reading time in the class.
Benedictine University at Mesa dedicated its student services center Thursday for the campus that will open in downtown Mesa next fall.
Family, faith and suffering are resonant chords in the symphony of life and harmonizing themes for countless plays and musicals. “Fiddler on the Roof,” the story of Jewish community and tradition in turn-of-the-century Tsarist Russia, is the iconic example.
Mitt Romney’s tough talk on foreign policy shows why we should always check the military service records of self-proclaimed superpatriots. Like Dick Cheney, John Bolton, Paul Wolfowitz, Rush Limbaugh and other Republican chicken hawks, Romney was a Vietnam draft dodger, whose five sons have similarly avoided military service.
“I think it is a shame that the human resources department at Mesa Public Schools requires applicants to call for a screening interview, but then don’t answer the phone or return messages. I hope Mr. Cowan will have a conversation with these people to stress the importance of professionalism within the district if they are to attract the top teachers available.”
I must educate Mr. Reilly about the birth certificate of President Barack Obama, born in Hawaii. First off, the tea party group as a whole, has done nothing to make America a better nation. Instead they have spent their every waking hour trying to prove something even the Supreme Court doesn’t believe and that’s the lies spread by the so-called “birthers,” about President Obama and his birth location. The SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) has on at least four separate occasions declined to hear any of the non-sense about President Barack Obama. Now that to me is very telling. If the SCOTUS, which we all know is VERY conservative refuses to hear this challenge even with a member of the teaparty sitting on the bench (Clarence Thomas’ wife is a tea party member, so he must be,) then its time to stopping wasting the courts time and focus on the real challenges facing America.
Arizona students now have a Catholic university option beginning this fall as Arizona State University and University of Mary, Bismarck, N.D., partner to offer a major and minor in theological studies or Catholic studies.
Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Wednesday to allow individuals to divert more money they would otherwise owe the state to instead help children attend private and parochial schools.
Calling it an important part of Western culture, members of a House committee voted Monday to let schools teach the Old and New Testaments to students in public high schools.
PHOENIX -- State lawmakers moved Thursday to let Arizonans divert more of what they owe in taxes to help students attend private and parochial schools, and to ease the legal requirements for those schools.
Prescott -- Here among the pines and country roads one can easily become drawn into Christmas as it was presented more than 150 years ago by Currier and Ives. Their winter paintings’ required element — a sleigh — probably would have a hard time dealing with the scant remnants of a week-old snowfall.
This column might offend you if you subscribe to the ubiquitous evangelical complaint that secular America wants to take the "Christ" out of Christmas, and for that I am sorry. But if you don't mind, let me tell you a story.