Pope blesses eyes of American girl

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) VATICAN CITY — A five-year-old Ohio girl who does not know she is gradually going blind met Pope Francis Wednesday, part of "visual bucket list" tour more…

Most have forgotten horrors of World War I

by Bill Federer -- "The Great War" began in 1914 between Germany and its allies, and England and France and their allies. Battles were fought in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the more…

Atheists lose case, still demand demolition of WWI memorial

by Bob Unruh -- [caption id="attachment_2689885" align="aligncenter" width="608"] The World War I memorial known as Bladensburg's Cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, is under attack from atheists and Muslims.[/caption] A coalition of atheists that more…

U.S. Army OKs religious exception for turban, beard

by Douglas Ernst -- [caption id="attachment_3161834" align="aligncenter" width="598"] U.S. Army Capt. Simratpal Singh (Photo: The Sikh Coalition)[/caption] The U.S. Army has granted one of its officers a religious exception, which allows him more…

Uncivil war hits U.S. South over religious freedom

by Douglas Ernst -- [caption id="attachment_3160104" align="aligncenter" width="595"] Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant[/caption] Mississippi's faith-based communities were given a legal victory on Tuesday when the state's new religious freedom bill passed. Gov. Phil more…

Lawmakers designate Bible as official state book

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_2564855" align="aligncenter" width="602"] Tennessee lawmakers voted to make the Bible the official state book.[/caption] Tennessee lawmakers voted to make the Bible the official book of the state, more…