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Pope Remembers Quake Victims, Gaza Catholics at Holy Thursday Service

Posted: 04/10/2009 - Pope Benedict has remembered Italian earthquake victims and Catholics in Gaza at a Holy Thursday service in Rome. The pope dedicated donations collected at a foot-washing service to Gaza's tiny Roman Catholic community, and he blessed ceremonial oils for survivors of this week's quake.

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Obama to Attend Easter Sunday Service

Posted: 04/10/2009 - President Barack Obama, who largely quit going to church after the uproar over remarks by his former pastor, plans to attend an Easter Sunday worship service.

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Ga. Chief Justice Eyes Next Mission

Posted: 04/09/2009 - The anti-smoking movement helped snuff out rising tobacco use rates. Now Georgia Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears says there needs to be a similar campaign to reverse an uptick in divorces.

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African-American Jews Celebrate New Torah

Posted: 04/09/2009 - A predominantly African-American synagogue in Philadelphia is celebrating its new Torah, the sacred scroll containing the Bible's first five books.

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Paraguay's Bishop-turned-President A Dad Too?

Posted: 04/09/2009 - A woman has filed a paternity suit against Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, alleging that a son was born to the former Roman Catholic bishop five months after he abandoned the church for politics. Lugo's spokesman says the claim "must be false."

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School District Settles Muslim Student's Lawsuit

Posted: 04/09/2009 - A young Muslim woman who said her complaints of bullying and death threats went unheeded by administrators at her Nevada high school will receive $350,000 in a settlement announced Wednesday with the Washoe County School District.

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Ten Holy Cross Priests Object to Obama Invite

Posted: 04/09/2009 - Ten priests from the order that founded the University of Notre Dame say the school risks its "true soul" and could alienate itself from the Roman Catholic church by inviting President Barack Obama to campus next month.

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Group Calls For Top Military Chaplain's Ouster

Posted: 04/09/2009 - A group that accuses the U.S. military of religious discrimination and a bias toward evangelical Christianity is calling on the Army to court martial its chief of chaplains.

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Easter To Be Less Extravagant at Georgia Megachurch

Posted: 04/09/2009 - Easter in this economy will be less extravagant for New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Its annual service is leaving the Georgia Dome for the first time in more than 15 years.

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Shooting at Korean Christian Retreat in Southern California

Posted: 04/08/2009 - Authorities in Southern California say a gunman opened fire at a Korean Christian retreat center on Tuesday night, killing one person and wounding three others. At least two of the victims were critically injured. The gunman is said to be among the wounded.

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Student Newspaper Misidentifies Mormon Leaders As Apostates

Posted: 04/08/2009 - More than 18,000 issues of the student newspaper at Brigham Young University have been pulled from newsstands and replaced because a photo caption on the front page misidentified leaders of the Mormon church as apostates instead of apostles.

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Fargo Bishop Joins Notre Dame Protest

Posted: 04/08/2009 - The Roman Catholic bishop of Fargo, N.D., is joining other bishops and abortion opponents in denouncing the University of Notre Dame's decision to invite President Barack Obama to deliver its May 17 commencement speech and receive an honorary degree.

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