October 1, 2013 |
St. Stephen's/St. Agnes Coach Marsha Way learned the mettle of her team in its season-opening win against Holy Cross. That night, Ellie Carson scored twice in the final three minutes to erase a one-goal deficit and lift the No. 7 Saints to victory. "It's that kind of stuff that tells me, they might be down for a little while, but they're gonna come back," Way said. But Saints senior Sapphire Tubbs culled the most from her team's only two defeats to date. In...
September 30, 2013 |
CANTERBURY, England — Christians and Jews are mounting campaigns for and against a path to sainthood forÂ British writer G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), one of the world's best-known Catholic converts. Roman Catholic Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton,Â where Chesterton lived and worked, has ordered an examination of Chesterton's life — the first step in what is likely to be a long and unpredictable process toward canonization. Chesterton's many admirers delighted in...
September 26, 2013 |
TV games Dolphins (3-0) at Saints (3-0) Time, TV: 8:40 p.m. Monday, ESPN. Line: Saints by 6.5. Notable: Since 1990, just over three quarters of NFL teams that have started off 3-0 have made it to the playoffs. So the only sane question to ask about this matchup is: Which team will have the edge when they inevitably meet in the Meadowlands Super Bowl? Let's see, the Dolphins would be obviously be used to warmer weather in Miami, but the Saints play in a dome, so...
September 26, 2013 |
Pope Francis is expected Monday to announce the date when he will make saints of two of contemporary Catholicism's most important figures — Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Together, the men ushered the church into modern times by, respectively, calling and then enacting the modernizing Second Vatican Council. The announcement of the date in Rome on Monday, after a special meeting of cardinals, will set in place what experts predict will be a massive event, probably...
September 11, 2013 |
Joan of Arc dared greatly. The prince of Elsinore dared — but did a lot more dithering. That difference aside, the protagonists of George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" and Shakespeare's "Hamlet" have a lot in common: Both are young visionaries who challenge authority and the status quo in a time of war. Both claim to communicate with supernatural beings — and both are suspected of being crazy. In other words, the artists who make up the New York-based theater company...
August 22, 2013 |
"Ain't Them Bodies Saints," by Texas filmmaker David Lowery, is a moody, achingly emotional murder ballad of a movie, a plumb-crazy romance played out against the timeless backdrop of the American West and the headstrong outlaws, do-right lawmen and stoic Southern belles who inhabit it. In other words, "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" is the latest in a long line of cinematic stories about crime, doomed love and the wages of self-deception. But Lowery manages to subvert the very cliches he so self-consciously deploys.