Skip to content

Faith and Family

Stay up to date on the latest news and discussions on religion, faith and family.

"If you read what the Supreme Court said" in a 2013 gay marriage case, Windsor v. United States, "there's really no other way for the Supreme Court to come out in the case that's up for argument on Tuesday," lawyer Ted Olson said on NBC's "Meet the Press." (Associated Press)

Gay marriage advocates expect Supreme Court to rule in their favor

By Valerie Richardson and Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times

Advocates on both sides of the gay marriage issue prepared Sunday for High Noon — at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Published April 26, 2015

Recent Stories

Miss Sweeney of Austin, Texas, who blazed onto the country music scene in 2010 and by 2013 was nominated as one of the industry's rising female stars, performed a few songs for the veterans and their families, as children danced and sang along in the crowd. (Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times)

Country star Sunny Sweeney, Times salute Wounded Warrior caregivers

- The Washington Times

It's often called the "nerd prom," the one time of the year when Washington elite, Hollywood celebrities and powerbrokers from around the country descend on the nation's capital to break bread and make light of an often tense and divisive political atmosphere, when even sharp barbs at the leader of the free world are in bounds.

Amateur actors put their hands together during re-enacting the link-up of Soviet and American troops at the 70th anniversary of the Elbe Day in Torgau, eastern Germany, Saturday, April 25, 2015. The WW II link-up of US and Soviet Forces occurred here at the river Elbe on April 25, 1945. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Missed opportunity to honor World War II veterans

Some things should rise above even the calculations of diplomacy, not just in Washington but on the world stage too. And the 70th celebration of the end of World War II — perhaps the last major anniversary to be celebrated honoring the "Greatest Generation" while it is still on this earth decades it fought in the epic conflict — is one of them.

Pioneer for gay marriage among lawyers for high court cases

- Associated Press

Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices.

Daniel McArthur, general manager of Ashers Baking Company, and his wife Amy McArthur leave Laganside court, Northern Ireland, Thursday March 26, 2015. Ashers Baking Company faces a discrimination row after refusing to bake a cake supporting gay marriage. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Ireland defense of marriage focuses on mothers, fathers, children

- Catholic News Agency

Opponents of a referendum that would recognize same-sex marriage in Ireland face an uphill fight, but one commentator says they can win if people are willing to speak up and focus on the need for children to have a mother and a father.

FILE - In this April 10, 1965, file photo, made by Associated Press correspondent Peter Arnett, newly-landed U.S. Marines make their way through the sands of Red Beach at Da Nang, Vietnam on their way to reinforce the air base as South Vietnamese Rangers battled guerrillas about three miles south of the beach. More than two bitter decades of war in Vietnam ended with the last days of April 1975. Today, 40 years later, Arnett has written a new memoir, “Saigon Has Fallen,” detailing his experience covering the war for The AP. (AP Photo/Peter Arnett, File)

50 years later, Vietnam veterans still live with war

- Associated Press

As a special forces commander during the Vietnam war, Bill Fritts of Byron ran recon and civil affairs missions in and around South Vietnam for 32 months. But it wasn't until two decades later, when the war had long been over, that Mr. Fritts realized it wasn't over for him.

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2012 file photo, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, of San Francisco, center, and Archbishop William Lori, of Baltimore, listen to a speaker during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall meeting in Baltimore. Local Catholics have gone public with their complaints about the San Francisco archbishop. On Thursday, April 16, 2015, an advertisement in the San Francisco Chronicle shows more than 100 Catholics have signed a full-page newspaper advertisement asking Pope Francis to remove Cordileone. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

San Francisco Catholics deeply divided over archbishop

- Associated Press

Many Roman Catholics in this city named for humble St. Francis are sparring with each other on social media and in letters to the editor over one figure: Their leader in the faith, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release a memoir

- Associated Press

When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her - because she was chained and couldn't move that far.

From left, Armenian Apostolic Church leader, Catholicos Garegin II, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a ceremony at the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide memorial complex in Yerevan, Armenia, Friday, April 24, 2015. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million

- Associated Press

The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides.

A woman and child are escorted to a van by detention facility guards inside the Artesia Family Residential Center, a federal detention facility for undocumented immigrant mothers and children, in Artesia, N.M. (Associated Press)

Immigration agency: Single Hispanic females deserve asylum in U.S.

- The Washington Times

Being a single mother or witnessing a gang crime could be enough for Central American illegal immigrants to get on the path to asylum under guidance the Homeland Security Department issued last week, opening new ways for the surge of illegal immigrants to gain a legal foothold in the U.S.

Recent Opinion Columns

Parking lot rant illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Where to find America’s aristocracy

Notwithstanding what the Marxist whim-wham artists have been telling the youths of our country for over a generation, there has been little sign of a true aristocracy in America. For a very short period of time something like an aristocracy appeared during the era when the Robber Barons plied their arts, but it did not last.

Free-range parents deserve a break

- The Washington Times

Here's what happens when nebby noses poke where they don't belong. A mom and dad in one of America's wealthiest counties are being overscrutinized and threatened with legal action for allowing their children to do what parents have been allowing, indeed encouraging, children to do for generations.

In December, 2008, President-elect Obama and Education Secretary-designate Arne Duncan, left, mingle at Chicago's Dodge Renaissance Academy. Incoming White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, center, looks on.  (AP Photo)

Obama’s failing grade on education: Contrived crisis, cronyism

By almost all measures that count, the children in Chicago’s public schools performed dismally under the Obama administration – almost 70 percent of 11th graders don’t meet academic standards, the dropout rate in nonselective schools hovers around 50 percent, and violence and chaos abound in what should be a sacred learning environment for the nation’s most precious national resource, our children.