Pope gives 'extraordinary' apology for Catholic scandals

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_2460805" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pope Francis addresses Congress.[/caption] Pope Frances sent out a surprise message while delivering his weekly general audience remarks on Saint Peter's Square, outright apologizing more…

Has ancient biblical city been found?

by Joe Kovacs -- [caption id="attachment_2532415" align="aligncenter" width="600"] View of Tall el-Hammam, which archaeologists say may be the biblical city of Sodom (Image courtesy Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project)[/caption] The ancient city of more…

Obama cuts pork from federal prison menu

by Douglas Ernst -- [caption id="attachment_2529965" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The federal Bureau of Prisons will no longer serve pork products to roughly 200,000 inmates. (Image: Southern California Public Radio)[/caption] The Obama administration wants more…

Pakistan's own judges blast Islamic blasphemy law

by Bob Unruh -- In a "landmark" decision, a court Muslim-majority Pakistan has refused to affirm that criticizing the nation's Islamic anti-blasphemy law is itself illegal. The decision came just days ago more…

What kind of government 'terrifies evil doers'?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2523655" align="aligncenter" width="600"] King Charles II signing land grant to William Penn[/caption] British Navy Admiral Sir William Penn captured Jamaica from the Spanish in 1655. He established more…