Pope: Put down the smartphone

Pope Francis embraces technology. He takes a good selfie with adoring fans and faithful and has nearly 8 million followers on Twitter. Last week, he asked families to forego technology for some brief moments — namely, when eating a meal together. Pope...

Block on doll brand urged over article

Amaya Scheer wants to help children like her and her three brothers. The 11-year-old Darnestown, Maryland, girl was featured in the November/December 2015 issue of American Girl magazine. In “Forever Family,” she tells her story about her adoption from...

Attacks spread fear, facts, opinions

The terrorist attacks in Paris have resulted in much fear and anger worldwide. Reports that refugees from the Middle East are heading to France and other European countries in droves — and thousands have come or are coming to the United States as well —...

Honoring our veterans

On this day, Nov. 11, 2015, let’s wish our nation’s veterans a happy and blessed Veterans Day. How many schools plan to honor veterans today? In my daughter’s middle school, students were encouraged to wear school-appropriate red, white or blue...