French Muslims: In The Wake Of The Merah Massacre
March 29 2012 8:22 AM EDT
The saga of French Muslims took an ugly turn earlier this month when Islamic militant Mohamed Merah was identified as the gunman in mass killings in Toulouse that appeared to have been driven by bias.
France's Muslims: Integration Or Alienation?
March 28 2012 5:27 PM EDT
Ahead of next month's French presidential election, incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy has already complained that there are too many immigrants in France.
Among Groups Rallying On Health Care Case, Religious Organizations Fall On Both Sides
March 28 2012 4:57 PM EDT
Conservative religious leaders rail against socialized medicine as others argue providing health care to all Americans is a faithful action.
Pope Benedict Calls For “Open Society” In Cuba
March 27 2012 8:39 AM EDT
Up to 10 percent of the Cuban population are now practicing Catholics and that the rising influence of the church may help to speed up reforms in the country after 50 years of Marxism.
Pope Benedict XVI Visits Cuba: A Breakdown Of His Schedule
March 26 2012 10:01 AM EDT
Pope Benedict XVI is kicking off his three-day visit to Cuba today after traveling to Mexico for three days, where he denounced the drug violence sweeping the country.
Pope Benedict: Communism Has Failed in Cuba
March 24 2012 4:09 AM EDT
Pope Benedict is on a six-day trip to Mexico and Cuba.
Pope Condemns Mexico’s Drug Violence Ahead of Visit
March 23 2012 11:17 AM EDT
Almost 50,000 people have died in Mexico since the state initiated a crackdown on drug cartels six years ago.
'Too Much' Religion in Political Rhetoric, Says Growing Number of Americans: Poll
March 22 2012 12:37 PM EDT
The number of Americans who say there is too much of a focus on religious talk and prayer among political figures has increased for the third consecutive year.
Jason Russell Video: Gay Rumors Spread As Invisible Children Is Linked To Anti-Gay Christian Groups [VIDEO]
March 20 2012 4:40 PM EDT
Jason Russell's naked meltdown video has taken on a life of its own completely separate from Kony 2012 altogether. The video increased fiery criticism of the Invisible Children organization as well as questioning of Russell's sexual orientation.
Vatican Bank Faces Fresh Money-Laundering Scandal As JP Morgan Closes Account
March 20 2012 10:16 AM EDT
The bank, formally known as the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), reportedly failed to provide a Milan affiliate of JP Morgan with details about payments into the account, in which €1.8 billion was deposited in the last 18 months.
Rick Santorum Applauds During Anti-Muslim Rant By Louisiana Pastor Dennis Terry [VIDEO]
March 19 2012 9:10 PM EDT
On Sunday night, a speech by Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was preceded by a particularly fiery pastor in Louisiana. “If you don’t love America and you don’t like the way we do things, I’ve got one thing to say: Get out!” Dennis Terry said.
Catholic Church Abuse: Boy Victims Castrated To 'Cure' Homosexuality In '50s
March 19 2012 5:10 PM EDT
Continued developments in the sexual abuse and mistreatment of underage boys came to light in a Dutch newspaper over the weekend, including at least one and as many as ten confirmed cases of castration to help with homosexual tendencies.
Split Crystal Cathedral: Sheila Schuller Launches 'Hope Center of Christ' in Movie Theater
March 19 2012 5:41 AM EDT
Daughter of Crystal Cathedral founder Robert Schuller launched the Crystal Cathedral splinter church in a rented movie theatre in Orange County Sunday.
Coptic Pope Shenouda III Dies, And Three Other Popes You've Never Heard Of
March 17 2012 3:38 PM EDT
Egypt's Coptic Christian Pope Shenouda III passed away today, but you'd be forgiven for never having heard of him.
St. Patrick's Day 2012: The Dilution of Irish Culture
March 17 2012 10:22 AM EDT
St. Patrick's Day (like many other American holidays) has degraded into a vulgar, commercial enterprise that has completely undermined its original purpose.
Pope Benedict XVI Commissions Holy Cologne, Blended By Silvana Casoli
March 15 2012 10:12 PM EDT
Pope Benedict XVI has commissioned a custom cologne be blended by Italian fragrance whiz, Silvana Casoli, a perfume maker who created scents for Sting, Madonna and King Juan Carols of Spain.
Occupy Havana? Catholic Dissidents Refuse To Leave Church, Ahead Of Pope’s Visit
March 15 2012 2:42 PM EDT
They are determined to continue with the occupation as a form of protest against the Cuban government.
Limbaugh Loses Almost 100 Sponsors In Scandal's Wake
March 15 2012 7:53 AM EDT
The conservative radio host provoked the advertiser pullout by calling law student Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute after she had discussed with members of Congress her support of insurance coverage for contraceptives.
Administration, Bishops At Odds On Definition Of Religious Group
March 14 2012 6:47 PM EDT
The Obama administration has been quietly negotiating with representatives of the Conference of Catholic Bishops to tamp down their furious opposition to a federal mandate that insurance companies cover birth control, according to sources familiar with the talks.
Pope Death Hoax: Fake Vatican Tweet Announces Death of Pope Benedict XVI
March 10 2012 9:24 AM EST
In a Twitter message, which later turned out to be bogus, a top Vatican cardinal announced the death of Pope Benedict XVI. The fake tweet and rumors of Pope's death were immediately denied by the Vatican spokesman.