Faith and Family

What is Christmas? Siri knows more than some believers

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This question rocks the internet year after year: Is “Die Hard” a Christmas movie?

Revisiting the words and mysteries of C.S. Lewis

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While historians argue about what C.S. Lewis did or didn’t say, it can be stated with absolute certainty that the Oxford don never patted down his rumpled, professorial tweed jacket before exclaiming, “Where’s my phone?”

Barred from priesthood, some Catholic women find other roles

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ROME — Women aspiring to leadership in the Catholic church have long come to terms with the glass ceiling that exists in the male-dominated institution, but Pope Francis’ spate of female appointments in the Vatican hierarchy suggests that change, however modest, is underway.

Terry Mattingly: Christmas lessons learned by watching old movies

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It’s a black-and-white movie Christmas, with snow falling as joyful families mingle on city sidewalks while window-shopping — buying food, presents, decorations and fresh-cut trees for festivities that are only two days away.

Summiting a new mountain: Veteran climber, writer with forthcoming book now facing Parkinson’s

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Walter Glover understands that this could be the most challenging mountain ever. And that’s saying plenty for a guy who has climbed to Mount Everest’s base camp and scaled Kilimanjaro, and part of both Aconcagua and Ranier, among the world’s highest peaks.