Skip to content

Happening Now

Help a military member win a laptop this Christmas

Faith & Family

Related Articles

Salvation Army. Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Salvation Army makes Christmas dreams come true

- Associated Press

The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program provided toys, including 113 bikes, and food vouchers for about 450 families and 1,000 children on Wednesday. The Bloomington Salvation Army serves all of Monroe County.

Pope Francis (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope gives early Christmas presents - prisoner visits

- Catholic News Agency

As inmates are moved by a letter Pope Francis has sent to the prison of a small town in central Italy, the news broke that a man serving a life sentence will be among those at an audience with Pope Francis on Dec. 20.

Ben Carson and Armstrong Williams plus a security detail during their eight-day journey to Israel (Photo from Armstrong Williams Productions)

Ben Carson, midway through a trip to Israel - sees the realities of the Holy Land

- The Washington Times

Ben Carson is midway through a significant trip to Israel to see the Holy Land for himself - including the spiritual, political and security-minded factors that are realities for the nation. His journey includes a visit to Nazareth, Galilee and Bethlehem - along with tours of the Gaza strip, terrorist tunnels, a military base and Hadassah Medical Center

Brazilian Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, left, flanked by Sister Sharon Holland, center, and Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, speaks during a press conference at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The Vatican released the long-awaited results of its controversial three-year investigation into U.S. women's religious orders, and the report was remarkable for what it didn't say. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Vatican offers olive branch to U.S. nuns

- Associated Press

The Vatican went out of its way Tuesday to mend fences with American nuns, thanking them for their selfless work caring for the poor and promising to value their "feminine genius" more, while gently suggesting ways to survive amid a decline in their numbers.

A rosary, a kiss, a surgeon and a child's heart

- Associated Press

This is a story about signs and miracles. Oh, it's about science, too, but there's one little girl who would like you to see the story through her eyes.

Debi Smith, National Men's Chorus sing in the holidays

What does it say about the holiday season that both commercial and satellite radio continuously play renditions of "I'll be Home for Christmas," by artists ranging from Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson, when not spinning covers of "Santa Baby" by Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes and Taylor Swift. Then there are the many renditions of "Baby It's Cold Outside" by everyone from Dean Martin, Michael Buble, Lady Antebellum and the somewhat unsettling pairing of Rod Stewart with Dolly Parton.

A hostage runs to armed tactical response police officers for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. New South Wales state police would not say what was happening inside the cafe or whether hostages were being held. But television footage shot through the cafe's windows showed several people with their arms in the air. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Sydney hostage crisis: 5 people escape cafe; Islamic gunman still holding others

- Associated Press

Five people escaped from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages during Monday morning rush hour. Two people inside the cafe earlier held up a flag with an Islamic declaration of faith that has often been used by extremists, raising fears that a terrorist incident was playing out in the heart of Australia's biggest city.