Last week, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — the extremist movement now occupying large swaths of territory in the region — forced the last Christians out of the Iraqi city of Mosul.
MUNSTER | Hundreds of thousands of people from around the world are set to gather Tuesday in a New York City borough of Queens to honor the 20th anniversary of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson’s death.
GARY | When Senior Pastor Bob Parnell began working at Black Oak Baptist Church in 1989, other men of the cloth told him if he wanted the church to succeed, he needed to move it out of Gary.
“People have a right to their own beliefs.”
Sometimes failure creates the perfect opportunity to get back to one's roots — to discard the distractions of ill-advised ventures.
On Wednesday of this past week, many Americans took time to remember the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. It was truly a heartbreaking day as more than 3,000 lives were taken, and their families continue to grieve their loss. Our prayers continue to go out to the Lord for comfort to all of t…
GARY | Adam Klein was 18 years old when L.A. Dodgers outfielder Shawn Green opted not to play on Sept. 26, 2001.
It's encouraging to know our state government will spend tax dollars to defend our freedom of religion, as long as it is the "right" religion. Did I say encouraging? I meant scary.
HOBART | School registration will be from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran School, 891 S. Linda St.
Like many people who meet Pope Francis I, a region priest says he was struck by the pontiff's humanity when the two met last month in Rome.
VALPARAISO | Decorating the kouvouklion, or tomb of Christ, with colorful flowers on Friday morning is a Holy Week tradition for Connie Zaharias.
LAKE STATION | There will be a citywide prayer breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Edison High School, 3304 Parkside Ave.
Methodist Hospitals were recognized as Health Care Organization of the Month in January, 2013 by the Studer Group, for the hospitals' accomplishments and improvements in patient experience.
HOBART | The musical "Technicolor Promise" will be presented at 6 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran School, 891 S. Linda St.
VALPARAISO | Some 60 people gathered on the north lawn of the Porter County Courthouse on Saturday to protest the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
HAMMOND | Many good works of the First Baptist Church of Hammond are being overlooked in the wake of a federal sex scandal involving its former head pastor, a church attorney said in a written release.
It's a sad day for Indiana, one of a plethora, when the chairman of the state Senate's Education Committee thinks the top priority for improving our mediocre, at best, educational system is to require the reading of the Lord's Prayer in schools.
It's a tale of two Jack Schaaps: a steadfast church leader and Christian pillar who stumbled by committing a major transgression, versus a brutal authoritarian with a penchant for extramarital affairs and sermons laced with sexual innuendo.
HAMMOND | The alleged sexual indiscretions of religious leaders associated with the First Baptist Church of Hammond didn't begin with the former head pastor's recent admission to having sex with a 16-year-old church girl.
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