No pope: Black smoke rises at Sistine Chapel

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Update: Black smoke rose above the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday afternoon, signaling that 115 Roman Catholic cardinals failed to agree on a new pope during the first day more…

Cardinals: 'Reformers' vs. old guard

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) As the papal conclave begins in Rome, wrapped in mystery and secrecy, there is no indication that the 115 cardinals will be deciding between just a more…

Violence-inspiring group demands probe of their victim

by -NO AUTHOR- -- A leftist organization whose identification of a team of Christian pro-family advocates as a "hate" group apparently facilitated homosexual activist Floyd Corkins' gun assault on the Washington-based Family more…

Space oddity to grace American skies

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SUN-SENTINEL) — It's not often South Floridians get to see a snowball, much less one tearing through the twilit sky at a dizzying 30,000-plus mph. But this week more…

Quiz: Are you smarter than an atheist?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CSMONITOR) — Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups in a 32-question survey of religious knowledge by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public more…

Radical Islam sparks controversy Down Under

by Nick Adams -- SYDNEY, Australia – A recent series of events has seen Australia, like America, become a victim of radical Islam, with related events leaving Australian lawmakers and citizens reeling. more…

Top contenders to be next pope

by -NO AUTHOR- -- VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Cardinals from around the world gather this week in a conclave to elect a new pope following the stunning resignation of Benedict XVI. WND more…