The Satanic Temple, which doesn’t believe in a literal Satan, has claimed its abortion ritual is exempt from bans because it’s part of religious practice.
Republican Sen. Mike Azinger, who introduced the bill, says he wants to give students something to look up to and to tell them it's okay to “say God” in school. The bill requires that the phrase appears in an area in each school building.
His comments calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality were hailed by LGBTQ advocates as a milestone that would help end harassment and violence against LGBTQ persons.
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau commemorated the liberation of the Nazi German death camp where some 1.1 million people were killed.
Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust” and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.
"Blessings" from the Church of England for same-sex marriage are allowed, but same-sex couples are still not allowed to marry in its churches.
The hum of chainsaws and generators filled the air as Chris Chiles and many of the volunteers with the "God’s Pit Crew" organization from Danville, Virginia came to help cleanup Griffin, Georgia.
A woman is in the hospital after reportedly being impaled by a pole after the truck she was in crashed into a church.
After a Hamline University professor faced backlash from showing a depiction of Muhammad during a classroom lesson, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization is saying it does not believe the professor acted with ‘Islamophobic intent’ – arguing that academic positions should not be condemned without justification.
The public can now visit the tomb of Pope Benedict XVI in the grottoes under St. Peter’s Basilica.
“The sheriff reported that the man had wanted to break into the tabernacle, but looked up at the statue of Mary and decided he couldn't do that to her."
The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas on Jan. 7.
The Vatican said some 50,000 people attended the Mass, after some 200,000 paid their respects during the three days of public viewing.
Vatican security officials estimated that by mid-afternoon Monday, some 40,000 people had filed by the retired pontiff's body.
The basilica is set to host Benedict’s coffin for three days of viewing that start Monday.
For all his accomplishments and accolades, Benedict will forever be known as the first pope in 600 years to resign.
Earlier Wednesday, Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for Benedict and went to visit his predecessor in the monastery on Vatican grounds.
Google apologized after the definition of 'Jew' that appeared first was listed as an offensive verb.
Randy and Jason Tyler were still inside the residence when fire crews arrived.
The Vatican on Friday termed the gesture a “donation” from the pope to His Beatitude Ieronymos II, the Orthodox Christian archbishop of Athens and all Greece.