It's that time of year again. Time for people to go about stores and malls and shop 'til they drop.
America's love of shopping kicks into high gear during November and December, as Black Friday and holiday sales abound.
This intense shopping season often brings crazed crowds who climb over each other for better and better deals. more >>
A 13-year-old Christian girl from Sikandarpura in Pakistan has reportedly been kidnapped from her parents, raped, and forced into marriage by a Muslim man.
The British Pakistani Christian Association reported on Monday that 47-year-old father Shahid Jaan reported last week that his 13-year-old daughter, Sana Bibi, had been abducted, raped and forced into Islamic marriage.
The Muslim man accused of kidnapping the girl was identified as Waheed Akhtar, a former neighbor. more >>
By now there's a good chance you've heard of the disturbing study from Princeton economists showing that middle-aged white Americans are the only demographic showing increasing death rates.
Only the 45-54 age segment, and only in the United States. Worse yet, the rise in deaths is due to suicide and substance abuse. One of the study's authors described it: "Only H.I.V./AIDS in contemporary times has done anything like this."
It's impossible to draw a simple line of direct causation to a tragedy of this magnitude, but there are some compelling correlations. more >>
One year after the burning deaths of a Pakistani Christian couple for their alleged desecration of a Quran, fear still runs rampant within Christian communities of Punjab province since no assailants of the crime have been convicted and the vast majority remain at-large.
In November of last year, Shama and Shahzad Masih, a married couple with four children living in a community near Lahore, were attacked and murdered by a Muslim mob after witnesses claimed they found pages of the Quran in their trash.
On the anniversary of the murders, many within the community have expressed frustration with local officials regarding the progress of the investigation — or lack thereof. more >>
For the McDonald's employee behind the cash register, the request from the man before him initially seems like a joke. One-hundred burgers? Seriously?
However, customer Lance is very serious, and in good customer service fashion, the store sells him 100 hamburgers for around $150 dollars.
So what does the teenager — the member of an age group known to exercise poor judgment — end up doing with the company of burgers? He gives them away. more >>
"A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system," warns Pope Francis.
In his famous environmental encyclical letter "Laudato Si'" ("On Care for Our Common Home"), the holy father further warns, "In recent decades this warming has been accompanied by a constant rise in the sea level and, it would appear, by an increase of extreme weather events. …
"Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption, in order to combat this warming." more >>