For many, the word Lent conjures up images of stern nuns, hair shirts and Catholic schools circa 1951, but it's a ritual and tradition American families need now, more than ever. In our family, Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) marks the...Lent is a ritual and tradition American families need now, more than ever.
An apple for the teacher, or Eve? Credit: Getty Images Evolution. Creationism. Unlike chocolate and peanut butter, these are not typically thought of as two great tastes that taste great together. (You also don't eat them, but you know...Thirteen percent of bio teachers "explicitly advocate creationism," using "at least an hour of class time presenting it in a positive light."
After you and your spouse split, who gets to make the religious decisions? Credit: Getty Images The Chicago Sun-Times has a story that proves the old adage about truth being stranger than fiction. Here's the basics: exotic dancer...One couple had so much trouble figuring it out that they ended up in court. What would you do?
Thou shalt not display at school? Credit: Rob Sheridan, Flickr The Giles County School Board in Virginia recently voted to display the 10 Commandments at area schools. Many parents complained, and the displays were removed. Then some...Is it wrong to display the 10 Commandments, a religious document, at a public school?
Christmas lights or a menorah? Different religions don't have to be a big deal in a family. Credit: Corbis You're an Irish Catholic school teacher who falls in love with a Jewish cab driver/aspiring novelist at a New York...People just assume interfaith marriages will result in conflict, drama and sometimes even hijinks and hilarity.
Holiday spirit doesn't have to be religious. Illustration by Dori Hartley It's a balmy 80 degrees down here in South Florida, and my daughter and I have decided tonight's the big night: We're going to...Religion may not be our thing, but love? Well, that's something to believe in.
Feri witch Lillitu Shahar Kunning and her son, Rowan. Credit: Lillitu Shahar KunningWhen clips of Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell telling "Politically Incorrect" host Bill Maher that she once dabbled in witchcraft...When Glinda asks, "Are you a good witch or a bad witch?" that question pretty much cements our delineation of the mysterious world of witchcraft. It's either good or bad. Feri witch Lillitu Shahar Kunning, would beg to differ.
Joseph Reyes could face jail time for bringing his daughter to church. Sound strange? The reason for the possible visit to the pokey: By bringing the 3-year-old girl to a Catholic church, Reyes violated an order from Chicago family court that...
Jeff Beagley listens to testimony during his trial last month in Oregon City, Ore. Credit: Randy L. Rasmussen, Pool / APProsecutors argued that Jeff and Marci Beagley of Oregon refused to get their 16-year-old son traditional medical treatment....
Some parents worry about vaccinating their children. Credit: jupiterimagesOpponents of vaccines lost a court battle this month, as a federal judge ruled that a West Virginia mom must immunize her child. Jennifer Workman of Mingo County,...