02/28/2014 12:40amFor the first time in nearly a century, a married priest has been ordained by the Maronite Catholic Church in the United States.
02/28/2014 12:47amFor the first time in nearly a century, a married priest has been ordained by the Maronite Catholic Church in the United States _ and his wife and daughter were on hand to support him.
02/28/2014 6:30amOne of the most prominent conservatives in the German church is retiring as archbishop of Cologne — opening up a prestigious vacancy for Pope Francis to fill.
02/28/2014 6:51amSenators acknowledged overwhelmingly Idaho can do a better job of readying convicts for freedom and keeping them from re-offending once they've been released. The chamber voted 35-0 yesterday to pass a bill designed to reduce the number of non-violent offenders in prison. The so-called "Justice Reinvestment Act," a measure being promoted by Gov. Butch Otter, now goes to the House.
02/28/2014 7:00amWith Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" and Ridley Scott's "Exodus" preparing to duke it out for Old Testament auteur supremacy, Hollywood's religious renaissance gets off to a none-too-spectacular start with a chewed-over New Testament appetizer called "Son of God." A clumsily edited feature-length version of five episodes from History's hugely popular 10-hour miniseries "The Bible," this stiff, earnest production plays like a half-hearted throwback to the British-accented biblical dramas of yesteryear, its small-screen genesis all too apparent in its Swiss-cheese construction and subpar production values. Yet while Jesus' teachings have been reduced to a muddle of kindly gestures and mangled Scriptures, the scenes of his betrayal, death and resurrection crucially retain their emotional and dramatic power, which the charitable viewer may deem atonement enough for what feels, in all other respects, like a cynical cash grab.
02/28/2014 10:01amThe Vatican says Pope Francis is ill and has canceled a visit to Rome's main seminary.