Winter Solstice 2014: 3 Things To Know About Pagan Yule Celebrations
December 19 2014 4:43 PM
The pagan holiday known as Yule falls on Dec. 21, the day of the winter solstice.
Methodist Church That Fired Gay Choir Director Shuts Down
December 19 2014 11:02 AM
An Indiana church lost 80 percent of its members after its gay choir director was fired from his position.
An Italian Priest's Divine Intervention
December 18 2014 11:18 AM
An Italian priest is receiving complaints after he installed a cell phone signal blocker at his church.
Pope Francis Played Pivotal Role In US-Cuba Deal
December 17 2014 12:39 PM
The Vatican has been working behind the scenes for months to achieve the US-Cuba rapprochement.
Pope Francis Quotes To Share On His 78th Birthday
December 17 2014 9:58 AM
Pope Francis turned 78 years old on Dec. 17, 2014.
American Nuns Say New Vatican Report ‘Reflects Our Reality’
December 16 2014 2:52 PM
A Vatican report released Tuesday was not as controversial as American nuns had expected.
Pope Francis Opens Papal Farm To The Public
December 16 2014 11:06 AM
A new Vatican tourist attraction: the papal farm.
5 Things You Need To Know About Hanukkah
December 15 2014 2:43 PM
In the United States, Hanukkah may be considered a major holiday, but in Israel it's "not so special."
Ex-Scientologist Gets Ambushed For A Second Time
December 15 2014 1:20 PM
Marty Rathbun, a former Church of Scientology executive, filmed a confrontation with current members outside a Hollywood studio on Dec. 13.
Conservative Christian Colleges Mishandle Sexual Assault Claims
December 15 2014 1:13 PM
Bob Jones University is among four colleges facing allegations of mishandling sexual assault cases on campus.
Australian Jews Increase Security After Sydney Siege
December 15 2014 10:51 AM
Several Jewish institutions have beefed up security measures after a gunman took dozens of people hostage at a café in Sydney.
Florida Vandals Spray-Paint 'KKK' On Black Churches
December 12 2014 10:35 AM
Since Sunday, three predominantly black churches in Wakulla County, Florida, have been vandalized with the letters "KKK."
Bob Jones University's Sexual Abuse Disaster
December 11 2014 1:22 PM
An investigation into sexual abuse claims at Bob Jones University reported that the Christian college belittled and shamed victims.
At Marquette, Gay Marriage Criticism Is Officially Harassment
December 11 2014 11:13 AM
Anti-harassment training given to Marquette University employees encourages them to report critics of gay marriage to the human resources department.
China Cracks Down On Violent Church Of Almighty God
December 10 2014 7:59 PM
Twenty-one members of the Church of Almighty God, an illegal cult in China, were given prison sentences Wednesday.
Swastika Supporters Want Hanukkah Wrapping Paper Back On Walgreens Shelves
December 10 2014 11:43 AM
Several religious groups are demanding that the Hanukkah wrapping paper be reinstated, citing the symbol represents good fortune.
US Churches Becoming More Racially Diverse
December 10 2014 8:24 AM
Demographic changes are helping drive the integration of America's Christian congregations.
Jewish Community ‘Shaken Up’ After Stabbing At Brooklyn Synagogue
December 09 2014 1:00 PM
Members of the Jewish community in Brooklyn's Crown Heights remain rattled after a student was stabbed inside the Chabad-Lubavitch world headquarters early Tuesday morning.
Ex-Scientologist Videotapes Ambush Near Church’s Base
December 09 2014 10:57 AM
"You give a deluded false picture and it’s a total lie and you know it."
Swastikas Found On Hanukkah Wrapping Paper
December 08 2014 11:13 AM
A Lon Angeles Walgreens has pulled a line of Hannukah wrapping paper after a customer spotted a swastika shape on it.