NEWARK, N.J. — In the 18 months since the archdiocese began marketing headstones, some headstone dealers saw business drop off by 40 percent.
(Reuters) Seattle-based Gen Con’s Chief Executive Adrian Swartout said in a letter to the governor that diverse attendance is important to its annual convention, which it says has a $50 million yearly impact on Indianapolis.
(Reuters) The museums, visited by about six million people a year who pay at least 16 euros, will close early so the homeless can get VIP treatment in the Sistine Chapel with its famous Michelangelo frescoes.
(RNS) Most feel impotent, watching things they care about implode or coarsen or move in a direction they feel powerless to affect. So we tell old stories.
As the popemobile made its way down a Naples street, restaurant co-owner Enzo Cacialli hand-delivered the pizza to the pope.
(RNS) “We didn’t know what would happen when we reached the capitol. We were singing the civil rights song, ‘I Am Not Afraid,’ but, yes, I was afraid.”
(Reuters) Opponents called it a “religious discrimination bill” which would allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against gays and others on religious grounds.
BERLING — A trend obscured by rising anti-Semitism and terror attacks in France and Denmark that have alienated Jews: In central and Eastern Europe, Jewish life is thriving.