Hot dogs vs. moonwalks

What if Einstein never went to school but made a living running a hot dog stand instead of formulating new ways to ponder creation that earned him the Nobel Prize for Physics? Sound preposterous? Not so much, if he’d lived in Haiti, where a college education is about as attainable as a moonwalk. There, poor, ...

Winning favor with China

Old news: a prominent religious scholar wants China to pass a law guaranteeing religious freedoms. New news: The scholar, Liu Peng, is getting publicity for his cause in China Daily, the official government English language newspaper of China. How’s that for a twist! Liu Peng’s freedom to promote legal reforms in a government newspaper is ...

Advent: the Forgotten Season

Sunday, Nov. 29, marked the advent of Advent – a traditional Catholic observance that often gets upstaged by Thanksgiving on one end and Christmas on the other, especially now that the Christmas season seems to begin on Black Friday or even earlier! But Advent is important. For one thing, it’s the liturgical version of New ...