State Dept. AWOL on human-rights hearing

by Michael Carl -- Representatives of the U. S. State Department were nowhere to be found as the U. S. House Lantos Commission on Human Rights held a hearing on American Pastor more…

Pope breaks with tradition on 1st Sunday

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CBSNEWS) — Breaking with tradition, Pope Francis delivered off-the-cuff remarks about God's power to forgive instead of reading from a written speech for the first Sunday window appearance more…

Why 1st Jesuit pope is big deal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Religion News Service) Jesuits are bound by oath not to seek higher office in the Roman Catholic Church, and now one of them has been elected to its more…

Libyan militia tortures Benghazi Christians

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Dozens of Coptic Christians were tortured inside a detention center run by a powerful militia in eastern Libya, two of the recently released detainees told The more…

Congregation locked out of church building

by Dave Tombers -- Members of a community church in Paramus, N.J., are in a state of disbelief over this week's confiscation of their beloved building, built and paid for by members more…

School moves Jesus portrait

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) A Jesus portrait that has embroiled a southern Ohio school district in a federal lawsuit has been moved from the middle school to a high school more…

Battle brews over Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) On Tuesday, the struggle of Jewish women fighting to worship with prayer shawls at the Western Wall in Jerusalem received renewed attention when protesters at more…