The United States celebrates its 243rd Independence Day today. As explained here, people celebrate July 4 as a national holiday because it represents “the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.”
A sleeve hanging loose where an arm once was. A jagged run disrupting skin where shrapnel left its mark. These are the kinds of scars visible on the bodies of military veterans. But more concerning are the invisible scars left on the minds and hearts […]
When Patricia Cahill was 15, she received an unexpected request. A nun who taught at a Catholic high school near her home in Ridgewood, N.J., called her at home and invited her to perform at an upcoming “hootenanny” Mass.
Maybe you’ve felt it standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Maybe it happens when you think about the vastness of space or glance up at the sky and marvel at a supermoon. Or maybe you feel it when you see someone offer up […]
Thousands of Navy and Marine Corps veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who developed post-traumatic stress disorder but were denied Veterans Affairs health benefits have been given a green light to sue the military, under a ruling by a federal judge in Connecticut.
Every morning when Achol Kuol wakes up, she borrows a Bible from her neighbor and reads a verse to comfort herself before she meets others in an open-air church rigged from timber. They sing, dance and speak in tongues during the service. Some who feel filled […]
Televangelist Kenneth Copeland spoke at a prayer breakfast held at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, despite protests from some groups that his previous comments on post-traumatic stress disorder and other controversies should bar him from the event.
Charles Scot-Brown, 94, is watching Call of Duty: WWII’s soldiers storm Omaha Beach. “It’s basically authentic,” he says. “Whoever designed that knew something about what they were doing.” And he’d know: at just 20 years old, he left his native Canada to take charge of […]
He’s played a Weasley in Harry Potter, a tech wiz in over his head in Ex Machina, and an evil general in Star Wars — but with Goodbye Christopher Robin, Domhnall Gleeson is stepping into a role that’s a little more familiar to whole generations: Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne.