French Cardinal Warns Same-Sex Marriage May Lead To Polygamy, Incest
September 17 2012 3:49 PM EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
Despite his sterling credentials, the Vatican will not approve his appointment.