Mark A. Kellner
Recent Articles by Mark A. Kellner
Published: Friday, December 19, 2014 2:40 pm MST
An active spiritual community, a personal faith and the resolve to stand up for religious freedom are all part of the way faith is lived today, and as a faith reporter, I'm grateful for a ringside seat.
Published: Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:01 pm MST
A Roman Catholic priest in Naples, Italy, is fed up with the sound of cellphones interrupting masses and funerals. His answer? Install a cellphone jammer.
Published: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:25 pm MST
What do you give the pontiff who has no material needs? Pope Francis' 78th birthday was marked Wednesday by a tango demonstration in St. Peter's Square, birthday cake, handmade cards from children and 1700 poun...
Published: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:36 pm MST
Four decades of public Menorah displays — showing the eight-branch candelabra to communities around the world — have kindled understanding of a Jewish holiday for many, advocates say.
Rabbi David Saperstein confirmed as U.S. ambasssador for religious freedom in midst of chaotic Congress
Published: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:57 pm MST
While Congress moved bills on federal spending last weekend, it also approved the appointment of Rabbi David Saperstein as U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom, a post vacant since October 2013.
Published: Monday, December 15, 2014 2:08 pm MST
Thanks to a near-global misreading of an Italian newspaper story, pet lovers around the world Friday swooned at word that Pope Francis apparently suggested all pets — and not just dogs — would be in...
Published: Sunday, December 14, 2014 11:25 pm MST
Members of several faith communities that identify as Christian say they revere Jesus Christ, but either avoid marking Dec. 25 at all, or massively scale back their observances.
Published: Friday, December 12, 2014 12:38 pm MST
A 65-year-old Pennsylvania law barring teachers from wearing "religious garb" in class may face a repeal effort next year, on the heels of a controversy over a middle school teacher's wearing a Star of David ne...
Published: Monday, December 8, 2014 11:49 am MST
It's not the "Tender Tennessee Christmas" of the Amy Grant song, but some nerves are frayed in the Volunteer State as dueling billboards in favor of, and opposing, Christmas confront residents. An atheist group...
Published: Thursday, December 4, 2014 7:10 am MST
After nearly two years of a legal ordeal in the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar, a Christian couple headed home to the United States Wednesday. Matt and Grace Huang were acquitted of murder charges in the death of...