Seismic rumble: N. Korea has nuke test

by -NO AUTHOR- -- SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea conducted a nuclear test on Tuesday, South Korea's defence ministry said, after seismic activity measuring 4.9 magnitude was registered by the U.S. Geological more…

Revealed: This is why Obama is visiting Israel

by Aaron Klein -- TEL AVIV – President Obama's planned visit to Israel as soon as next month has already secured Israeli and Palestinian pledges to restart so-called land-for-peace talks, according to more…

Sun eruptions putting Earth in bull's-eye

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – It's doing it again – but this time the sun has begun to spew solar flares that are aimed squarely at Earth, according to scientists. Over more…

Pope at odds with 'politically correct'

by Albert Thompson -- WASHINGTON – Pope Benedict XVI, 85, is resigning just as the biblical family is under assault, the willingness to kill the unborn is at an all-time high and more…

Is Catholic Church about to change?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="ttOWNhOToTB_tgT8YbH7K35YrHIdnXlr"] The impending resignation of Pope Benedict XVI is prompting cultural liberals to demand the Roman Catholic Church embrace more progressive doctrine on key issues like marriage more…

The 4 other popes who abdicated

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON POST) On Feb. 28, Pope Benedict XVI will become the first pope to resign in almost 600 years. That’s not just tradition — it’s dogma. The Washington Post’s more…

Catholic Church to elect 1st black pope?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON TIMES) The Roman Catholic Church very well could elect its first black pope — or, at the least, its first pope of non-European descent, according to various strategists and more…

Key events in life of Benedict XVI

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AP) Benedict XVI says he is stepping down at the end of the month, lacking the strength to fulfill his duties at the head of the Catholic Church. more…