IS destroys ancient monastery in central Syria

...this month, activists and a Christian priest said.The extremist group posted photos...monastery that dates back to 5th century. The priest, who spoke on condition of anonymity...monastery was founded in 432.Christian priest Jacques Mourad, who lived at the monastery...

The Artside: Goode's oils, mixed media at USC Aiken

...Medical College of Georgia as the associate dean for curriculum, took the advice of her husband Scotty Nead, an Episcopal priest, to retire "to something, not from something."Since she's always been interested in art, she retired to painting...

Wine Time: Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and Coachgun 2009, Napa Valley

...would spend more than $25 on one.The Priest Ranch Cab is a good answer to that question...bottled unfiltered.I also tried the Priest Ranch signature 2009 Coachgun blend...some aging.You are more likely to find Priest Ranch wines in a restaurant than in a...

Puppy helps us see life in a new way

...express love.A world where we are grateful for the little things in life.A world where our relationships with God and each other sustain us. THE REV. JOE BOWDEN IS THE ASSISTING PRIEST AT THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY COMFORTER IN MARTINEZ.

Lawsuit alleges more abuse by former Georgia priest

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A former Roman Cath olic priest from Savannah has been accused of sexually assaulting...The diocese "would be better off to have no priest rather than an unholy priest," the Rev. Robert Mattingly wrote to Lessard...

Augusta Commission confused over who is invited to legal meetings

...went on the Savannah Dio cesan Lourdes Centen nial Pil gri mage with two Augusta maiden ladies, Eleanor and Marie Bennett; priests; Savannah residents; O'Connor; and her mother.The Bennett sisters detailed the entire pilgrimage from Augusta to New...

The Rev. Jerry Ragan named head of national fraternity of priests

...group of five to seven priests that get together on...on the life of French priest Charles de Foucauld...hoping to encourage other priests to join him, but no...Ragan was ordained a priest in 1979 and has served...fraternity to encourage new priests to join."I'm overwhelmed...

Postcards in from all 50 states, D.C.

...Northeast.The most interesting observation might have been how they brought Augusta heat to Bar Harbor, Maine. "Afraid the priest was going to faint during mass," they report.TODAY'S JOKE: A kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children...

Russian priest feels closer to God in Antarctica

...island.The 38-year-old Russian priest is clad in a loose black robe and...for the lonely building.Russian priests rotate in for yearlong stints, primarily...in Antarctica.A pair of skis the priest uses to explore the island leans against...

Preachers try to stay execution

ATLANTA ? Two-dozen or so priests and other ministers delivered 26,000 petitions to Gov. Nathan Deal's office asking him to use his influence to halt tonight's scheduled...