Chuck Stanford, lama emeritus, Rime Buddhist Center: The term "mindfulness" has significance in Buddhism but has also become a popular topic in psychological circles, as evidenced by the number of non-Buddhist articles and workshops on this topic.
The Rev. Duke Tufty, Unity Temple on the Plaza, Kansas City: I have an acquaintance named Rupert who continually shows up at family functions, various meetings and other social occasions. I think Rupert is obnoxious, boisterous and overbearing.
LOS ANGELES -- This summer, Silvana Arevalo put aside her life in San Francisco -- a successful career as a chemical engineer, a great salary and lots of friends -- and headed to a quiet place outside the city in search of an answer to a question that few women ask these days: Should I become a nun?
As a lifelong member of the cathedral in the heart of this city, Carol Tamburino has great memories of the last time a new pope came here and won the hearts of multitudes in a whirlwind tour of America.
This summer, Silvana Arevalo put aside her life in San Francisco - a successful career as a chemical engineer, a great salary and lots of friends - and headed to a quiet place outside the city in search of an answer to a question that few women ask these days: Should I become a nun?
Hundreds of thousands of people packed Philadelphia's baronial Benjamin Franklin Parkway to see and hear Pope Francis celebrate Mass on Sunday, a glorious finale to a historic two-day visit by a pontiff who spoke loudly for tolerance, brotherhood and peace.
Pope Francis completed his pilgrimage to the United States with a Sunday Mass on Philadelphia's iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sounding a clarion call for love and unity hours after telling sex abuse victims that God cried for them.
Meeting privately with sex-abuse victims on the final day of his U.S. visit, Pope Francis apologized Sunday on behalf of the Catholic Church, saying he "deeply regretted that some bishops failed in their responsibility to protect children" and vowing that "everyone responsible will be held accountable."
Pope Francis sounded a clarion call for the power of love and unity Sunday during a Mass on Philadelphia's iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and told well-wishers at the airport that his time in the United States had been "days of great grace for me and, I pray, for you."
BOSSIER CITY, La. -- The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing the Bossier Parish School Board of wrongly promoting religion by allowing the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to set up prayer-request boxes at Airline High School in Bossier City.
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