- French Cardinal Warns Same-Sex Marriage May Lead To Polygamy, Incest
September 17 2012 3:49 PM
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin has voiced opposition to the French President Francois Hollande and his administration's efforts to craft legislation legalizing marriage and adoption for same-sex couples.
- Al Qaeda In Yemen Asks Western Muslims To Get More Involved In Attacks; Says More US Diplomats Should Be Killed Over 'Innocence of Muslims'
September 15 2012 7:23 AM
The Yemen wing of al Qaeda has asked Muslims to kill more U.S. diplomats in Islamic countries, terming the anti-Islam film made in the U.S. as a another chapter in the "crusader wars" against Islam, stated a Reuters report citing a posting on an al Qaeda website.
- Pope Benedict Visits Lebanon As Protests Spread Over 'Innocence If Muslims' Movie
September 14 2012 4:41 PM
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon Friday amid heightened tensions in the Muslim and Arab world as protests spread, some violent, in response to an anti-Islam movie produced in the U.S. The pope's three-day visit is focused on expressing support for Christians throughout the region who increasingly feel threatened amidst the rising influence of Islamists following the Arab Spring.
- Youcef Nadarkhani: US Welcomes Report Iran Freed Christian Pastor
September 10 2012 3:47 PM
Nadarkhani, 32, had been imprisoned for three years and was awaiting execution, but the apostasy charge was downgraded to evangelizing to Muslims (an offense that carries a three-year term).
- Priest’s Gay Marriage Role Gets Him Rebuked By Archbishop Of Hartford [VIDEO]
September 07 2012 10:51 PM
A Roman Catholic priest in northern Connecticut has been rebuked by the archbishop of Hartford after he participated in his cousin's same-sex marriage ceremony. Archbishop of Hartford Henry J. Mansell rebuked the Rev. Michael DeVito, of the Sacred Heart Church in Suffield, following the Aug. 17 wedding in New York.
- Vatican Official Condemns Israeli Discrimination Against Christians
September 07 2012 6:06 PM
In a rare official complaint from a Vatican senior official in Jerusalem, Friar Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custodian of the Holy Land, said in a Friday statement that Israel has failed to respond adequately to frequent discrimination against Christians.
- Fired For Being Christian? Religious Employees Have Their Day In Court
September 04 2012 5:27 PM
The landmark hearing follows six years of legal battles and tribunals for the four plaintiffs, whose high-profile cases are seen as a polarizing dividing line between British Christians who want to express their faith in the workplace and employers who assert their right to impose dress codes and guidelines for workplace conduct.
- Kal Penn Vs. Nikki Haley: Battle Of The Indian-American Political Proxies
September 04 2012 1:13 PM
Indians actually share the values promulgated by the Republican Party rather than the Democrats whom they usually vote for.
- Sun Myung Moon Of Unification Church Dead At 92
September 02 2012 3:32 PM
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed messiah who turned his Unification Church into a worldwide religious movement called a cult by many, has died, church officials in South Korea said Monday morning local time. He was 92.
- Diana: The World's Favorite Princess
August 30 2012 9:35 AM
Britain in the early 1980s found itself in dire need of a happy jolt
- Polygamous Marriage Prompts Outrage In Brazil
August 29 2012 11:12 AM
The couple were married three months ago. They have not been identified and have not spoken to the media.
- Mombasa, Kenya Engulfed In Second Day Of Violence After Killing Of Islamic Preacher
August 28 2012 12:11 PM
Raila Odinga, the nation’s prime minister has called for calm.
- Archbishop-Elect Salvatore Cordileone Apologizes for DUI Arrest
August 28 2012 9:29 AM
Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, the archbishop-elect of San Francisco, issued an apology on Monday for his recent arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. Cordileone, 56, who was arrested at a DUI checkpoint near San Diego State University in the early hours of Saturday morning, called his actions an "error in judgment," and said he feels "shame for the disgrace I have brought upon the Church and myself."
- Harry Potter Banned By Australian School As 'Un-Christian'
August 27 2012 5:03 PM
10 years after its initial publication, "Harry Potter" is still being banned in some communities for allegedly promoting unchristian-like values. Medowie Christian School, a co-ed K-10 school in New South Wales supported by the Medowie Baptist Community Church, is the latest school to take issue with the popular fantasy series; the Potter series has not only been banned from their school's library, but students participating in a recent parade for "Book Week" were also forbidden f...
- Egyptian President’s Team Of Assistants Include Christian And Female Academic
August 27 2012 12:15 PM
The president also named the first 17 members of his "advisory team."
- Conservative Pastor Blames South African Mine Violence On Homosexuals, Abortion And Feminists
August 22 2012 12:13 PM
Naidoo’s inflammatory comments have been sharply criticized.
- Dom Mintoff Dies: The ?King? Of Malta, A Super-Catholic State More Arab Than European
August 21 2012 1:47 PM
At one point, Mintoff said Malta was part of the ?Arab world? ? a stark symbolic separation from its long British identity.
- Death Of Ethiopian Orthodox Church Patriarch Highlights Christianity's Long Presence In African Nation
August 16 2012 4:29 PM
The Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abune Paulos, died on Wednesday aged 76.
- Billy Graham Hospitalized With Lung Condition For Second Time In The Past Year
August 12 2012 5:15 PM
Evangelist Billy Graham was admitted to a North Carolina hospital with bronchitis, a spokesman for the 93-year-old told said. Mission Hospital and spokesman Larry Ross said Graham was “alert and in good spirits.” He was kept overnight to evaluate and treat a respiratory infection believed to be bronchitis.
- Vatican Rejects Bulgarian Envoy Over Gay Novel: Latest Imbroglio Between Holy See And Sofia
August 07 2012 1:39 PM
Despite his sterling credentials, the Vatican will not approve his appointment.