- ‘I Am Alive’ app gains popularity in terror-ravaged Lebanon
- Gun giveaways gain popularity among Republican candidates
- S.C. hospital worker slapped with $525 federal fine for refilling $0.89 soda
- Teen from ‘Jihad Jane’ plot becomes youngest ever to serve time on U.S. terror charges
- Iranian woman forgives son’s killer at the gallows
- Nebraska principal sorry for ‘don’t tattle’ flier
- Illinois readies to spend $100M for Obama museum in Chicago
- John Edwards back in court — this time as a lawyer for Va. boy’s malpractice case
- Covered California reports more than 200K in overtime Obamacare sign-ups
- Thanks, Chuck: Hagel says U.S. sending Ukraine sleeping mats, helmets
Topic - Religion_Belief
Growing up in the 1950s, the Rev. Nick Phillips, pastor of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Biggersville and lawyer at Phillips and Phillips law firm in Iuka, remembers his family tradition of reading the Sunday morning comic strips together before getting up to do anything else.
It's the final Mass on Palm Sunday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, and although the rows of hard oak pews already are packed, an insistent throng pushes through the door. Each worshipper receives a palm frond, then genuflects to God before moving into the holy interior that smells faintly of candle wax.
When Rabbi Marc Soloway is troubled, he goes to the goats. It's a short walk to the Jewish goat-milking co-op in his semirural neighborhood, and when he cradles a kid in his arms, his face radiates joy. "It really lifts my spirits after a hard day when there's a lot of emotional trauma going on," he said. "The energy of the animals is so calming to be around."
The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are pushing back at the Air Force's crackdown on religious expression, penning a letter that requests the military branch adopt what they say is a more constitutional policy regarding First Amendment freedoms, especially for cadets.
Now that a CEO can be forced from his job because he once contributed to a pro-heterosexual-marriage campaign, and a baker cannot legally refuse to bake a cake celebrating a "wedding" that he believes violates God's law, don't look for secularists to pause from their labors on Good Friday.
Jes Farris says it happens two or three times a day. Someone walks into Studio 13, a local tattoo shop he owns with his brother, Jake, and inquires about getting a religious tattoo.
Police in Van Buren have arrested a man for allegedly embezzling $94,000 from a church and a school where he handled the organizations' finances.
The Diocese of Richmond is reaching out to disaffected or lapsed parishioners as part of a push to reinvigorate the local church.
Atlanta Fire Rescue officials say they're preparing for the funerals of two firefighters who died recently.
Church officials say the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego is being treated at a hospital after suffering a stroke.
Stephen Colbert has made it clear that when he takes over "The Late Show" from David Letterman next year, it will be himself, not "Stephen Colbert," sitting behind the desk. In an interview with The New York Times, Mr. Colbert, 49, said he would not use his satirical character from Comedy Central in his new job.
Religious institutions in Kentucky may hire and fire people from strictly ecclesiastical jobs as they see fit, but could face legal action if an employment contract is involved, the Kentucky Supreme Court rules Thursday.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has lodged a complaint against the Clemson football program, accusing coach Dabo Swinney of hosting a team that's "entangled" and "entrenched" in religion.
Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.