On any given day, nearly 20 illegal immigrant children skip their deportation hearings and disappear into the shadows, the Trump administration said Thursday, putting contours on the difficulty the government faces in trying to stop the flow and protect the children.
Faith and Family
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By Andrew Blake - The Washington Times
A ballot measure permitting medical marijuana within the state of Utah may go up in smoke pending a First Amendment lawsuit filed this week in Salt Lake County Court. Published August 17, 2018
When it comes to menstruation, activists say it's time for the conversation to move out of the restroom and into the public spotlight.
The Vatican on Thursday lamented the sexual abuse within the Catholic Church uncovered in a Pennsylvania investigation, calling it "criminally and morally reprehensible," the Associated Press reported.
Gunmen besieged a compound belonging to the Afghan intelligence service in Kabul on Thursday, police said, as the city's Shiite residents held funeral services for the victims of a horrific suicide bombing the previous day that left 34 dead.
One priest raped a girl who bore him a child. Another made his victim get an abortion in violation of church doctrine. And others preyed upon women and girls in their parishes for years with impunity.
"We are sick over all the crimes that will go unpunished and uncompensated," the Pennsylvania grand jurors wrote. "This report is our only recourse."
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reached out to a budding political activist this week to praise her for kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance.
A grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania says church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one complaint about him sexually abusing a boy.
Jack Phillips, the Christian baker who fought in the Supreme Court to preserve his right to refuse to make cakes for same-sex weddings, says he is now the target of harassment by Colorado and some of its more mischievous residents, who have made a crusade out of trying to force him to bake cakes offensive to him.
A Turkish court denied American evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson's appeal for an end to his house arrest and travel ban, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
God is definitely not dead -- particularly in Florida. Beginning this week, all public schools around the state will be required -- required! -- to display signs on their campuses that read "In God We Trust."
People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor.
A landmark grand jury report says hundreds of priests preyed on boys and girls in six Pennsylvania dioceses, where at least 1,000 were sexually assaulted over decades as top church officials, including Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, and the Vatican systematically worked to cover it up.
Chelsea Clinton suggested during a progressive event over the weekend that the legalization of abortion was a boon to the U.S. economy.
More than 1,000 children -- and possible many more -- were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday.
Police unions in Florida are cancelling their discount-ticket deals with the Miami Dolphins after two players knelt for the national anthem at the first NFL preseason game.
Missouri Democrats have reversed course on welcoming pro-life candidates to the party, removing a newly added amendment in the party's platform that respected differing opinions on the issue.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, says he expects a grand jury report being released Tuesday on the sexual abuse of children by clergy in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses to be critical of his actions as the former longtime bishop of Pittsburgh.
Democrats view socialism more positively than capitalism, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.
Chris Pratt told an audience of screaming fans over the weekend that it was important for him to deliver a simple message while in the limelight: Love God.
There much ado in the news media about the rise of socialism among millennials, even as self-described democratic socialists are emerging in politics with attractive promises for a better life. But is socialism chic genuine, or just a passing fancy? The reviews are tepid at best.
For nearly 70 years, Dominic Ragucci believed the remains of his brother Emil had been swept out to sea during a World War II battle on a Pacific atoll.
It's actually pretty basic: We're tired of being ridiculed and stepped on. We're sick of being targeted by liberal lawyers for wanting to live out our faith. We're done with our pastors being silenced at the pulpit, of our beliefs belittled in front of our children in public schools. We're no longer willing to put up with activists judges who deny us our constitutional rights.
The progressive left is in a panic over the Senate's coming confirmation vote on President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The U.S. and Turkey must be cooperative allies but there can be no functional relationship until American pastor Andrew Brunson is released from Turkish custody, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Sunday.
In a first, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday it will let a Swedish company market a mobile application that can be used as a form of contraception.
The federal government has managed to reach nearly 300 illegal immigrant parents back in their home countries who were deported without their children, and has submitted a plan to try to figure out how to reconnect the families.
An in-production movie about the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision legalizing abortion has attracted more attention for actors it didn't cast than for the recognizable stars it did, a development its writer-director attributes to "fake news."
The share of pregnant women who gave birth while hooked on opioids more than quadrupled as the U.S. addiction crisis exploded, the government said Thursday in the first multistate analysis of the epidemic's potential impact on newborns and their moms.
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund along with several other progressive groups have launched a six-figure ad campaign attacking President Trump's Supreme Court pick Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.
Choosing to induce labor at 39 weeks is healthy for mom and baby, according to new research published Thursday that found the elective procedure reduced a number of adverse events that can occur during natural childbirth.
Argentina's Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure in the homeland of Pope Francis.
Jeff Sessions: Southern Poverty Law Center uses 'hate' designation as 'weapon' against conservatives
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday the Justice Department would not partner with groups that discriminate against or defame others, singling out the Southern Poverty Law Center for its "hate group" campaign.
There's something rotten in Denmark. But don't take it from us (or from the Bard), but from the Danes themselves.
Scientists and researchers often point to the positive aspects of religion in creating a sense of community and providing a purpose for life. But research shows it can have a protective effect on children against suicide, even if they are not religious.
Illegal immigration across the southwest border appears to have dipped in July -- but the number of families trying to sneak in is still stubbornly high, suggesting the administration's zero-tolerance crackdown failed to dissuade smugglers or would-be migrants contemplating the journey.
Aaron Rodgers told the NFL Network's Michael Silver on Monday that players and owners should ignore President Trump's criticisms of the league, specifically his attitude toward players kneeling during the national anthem.
The formal complaint filed against Attorney General Jeff Sessions by 600 members of the United Methodist Church community was dismissed, a Department of Justice spokesman informed The Washington Times Wednesday.
For people of a certain age (well, my age), the mere mention of educational children's television programs immediately brings back fond memories. This includes "Sesame Street," "The Electric Company" and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
Houses of worship and nonprofit groups are crying foul as they realize that a provision in last year's tax reform law requires them to pay federal taxes on some employee benefits for the first time, a development that could cost them thousands of dollars.
The smiling faces and joyful giggles of the scores upon scores upon scores of children Tuesday morning at Langdon Park and Recreation Center were contagious.
Under President Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, believers are seeing their freedoms shrink dramatically even as the country undergoes a religious revival. Experts and activists say that as he consolidates his power, Xi is waging the most severe systematic suppression of Christianity in the country since religious freedom was written into the Chinese constitution in 1982.
One in seven babies born to Zika-infected mothers in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories had some form of defect or developed a neurological problem, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
Soldiers have pulled a man alive from the rubble of a large mosque flattened by an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok, while thousands of homeless locals waited for aid Tuesday and stranded tourists camped at beaches and in the lobbies of damaged hotels.
"Faith and charity in action" is the best way to describe what the Knights of Columbus have been committed to since their inception more than 130 years ago. As the organization prepares for its annual conference this week, a look at their influence around the globe reveals that they are the Catholic Church's modern-day knights in shining armor.
It's sad when promising friendships turn sour. It's treacherous when carefully nurtured bonds among nations are put asunder. On paper, the United States and Turkey are NATO allies, but Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to trade relations with the West for ties to radical Islam. This has cast doubt on the future of the alliance. Turkey's harsh treatment of an American pastor intensifies the crisis.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel blamed the city's massive crime problem on a "shortage of values" after at least 75 people were shot over the weekend.
Catholics in the District of Columbia are conflicted about how to continue to support the church after the resignation of former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick over reports of sexual abuse.
As a university president, one of my obligations is to speak at various different church events. For 16 years, I have traveled the nation delivering talks on everything from religious liberty and academic freedom to the "snowflake rebellion" and the importance of the historical liberal arts model of higher education.
Tens of thousands of members of Israel's Druze minority and their Jewish supporters, some chanting "equality," packed a central Tel Aviv square Saturday night to rally against a contentious new law that critics say sidelines Israel's non-Jewish citizens.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered an investigation into a small-town clerk's denial of a marriage license for a same-sex couple.
A provincial government official says at least 25 people have been killed and 23 wounded in a suicide bombing inside a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed Turkey on Friday for the release of a detained American pastor whose case has led the Trump administration to hit senior Turkish officials with sanctions and badly strained ties between the NATO allies. Pompeo also said he would be seeking the release of several local employees of the U.S. diplomatic missions in Turkey.
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida touted his paid family leave plan Thursday morning, before he announces the bill in Congress.
A black pastor who's a longtime supporter of President Trump is saying that Mr. Trump is more "pro-black" than former President Barack Obama, the nation's only black president.
Pope Francis has changed Catholic Church teaching about the death penalty, saying in a new policy published Thursday that it is always "inadmissible" because it "attacks" the inherent dignity of all humans.
Abortion-rights advocates are intensifying efforts to make it easier for women to get abortions amid a new wave of state-level bans and restrictions expected to occur under a reconfigured U.S. Supreme Court.
A cadre of God-fearing film students in this college town has been laboring to create an "inspirational, loving" cinema culture far from the bright lights -- and scandals -- of Hollywood.
It is fashionable in some circles to purge the presence of God from everyday life, whether it's by banning religious images or language in public places, or media coverage that implies that faith-based anything is not inclusive. Such thinking is not new. In 1966, Time Magazine published an edition titled "Is God Dead?" -- suggesting that the faith was wavering, and the U.S. was on a path to secularization.
The Trump administration slapped economic sanctions on two senior Turkish officials Wednesday, escalating a clash over an American pastor being held by Ankara on what U.S. officials say are trumped-up terrorism charges.
From The Vault
President Trump is hosting his first Iftar dinner Wednesday night at the White House to mark one of the religious observances of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a gesture that was met with surprise and criticism among some U.S. Muslims.
The Christian baker at the center of Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling in a religious-liberty case said Tuesday on the "Today" show that he was "thrilled" with the outcome.
The Supreme Court held Monday a Christian baker's religious liberty was violated when Colorado's Civil Rights Commission penalized him for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
A federal court has ruled that printing "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency doesn't amount to a religious endorsement and therefore doesn't violate the U.S. Constitution.
First lady Melania Trump rolled out an agenda Monday that focused on enhancing the well-being of children, soldiering on in her duties against one of the Washington press corps' most hostile receptions for a first lady and rabid news coverage of the president's alleged infidelity with adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday creating a White House office on faith initiatives that will help to ensure religious groups have access to government funding.
For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America's flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change.
Cecile Richards received a hero's send-off on her last day as president of Planned Parenthood, but pro-life activists say her uncompromising stance on abortion and alliance with the Democratic Party have left the organization on shaky ground.
Babies born to teenage mothers reached an historic low between 2015 and 2016, with the birth rate continuously declining for mothers between the ages of 10 and 19 years old, according to new data released on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Babies born using assisted reproductive technology increased in 2016, with 71,296 births counted from the efforts of 377 clinics in the U.S., according to preliminary data from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.
Pro-life activists say a federal judiciary freshly stocked with Trump appointees presents the best legal landscape in decades to overturn the 1973 ruling that created a constitutional right to abortion.
This work presents issues of faith from the perspective of Screwtape, a fictional devil, in a letter to his nephew Wormwood, a junior tempter.
A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Pennsylvania says Disney needs to create a princess whose story includes having an abortion.
"I Can Only Imagine" scored $17 million over the weekend, tapping an often underserved audience that has flocked in recent years to other Christian-themed movies such as "God Isn't Dead" and "Heaven Is for Real."
A large bipartisan majority of Americans believe that Washington is controlled by a "Deep State" of unelected government officials, according to a new poll.