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Vatican: Holocaust Denier Must Recant

Posted: 02/05/2009 - The Vatican is now demanding that a prelate who denied the scope of the Holocaust recant before being fullyadmitted as a bishop into the Roman Catholic Church.

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Police Chaplain Prayer Bill Passes Virginia House

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Virginia's House of Delegates has passed a bill reversing an administrative order that State Police chaplains offer non-denominational prayers at official events.

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Obama to Meet with New Faith-based Advisory Council

Posted: 02/05/2009 - After speaking at this morning's National Prayer Breakfast, President Barack Obama is to meet with his new advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

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Obama Says Faith Shouldn't Be Used to Divide

Posted: 02/05/2009 - President Barack Obama is telling the National Prayer Breakfast that even though faith too often has been used "as a tool to divide us from one another," there is no religion in the world that is based on hatred.

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Merkel: Pope Must Clarify Holocaust Stance

Posted: 02/05/2009 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Pope Benedict should make a "very clear" rejection of Holocaust denials by a former bishop who was rehabilitated by the Vatican.

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Debate Rages over Hebrew Charter School

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Two years after the debut of a controversial public school focusing on Arabic language and culture, a Hebrew language charter school is opening in New York City, stoking further debate about the purpose of a public school education.

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Appeals Court Reviews Texas' Minute-of-Silence Law

Posted: 02/05/2009 - The Texas attorney general's office has asked a federal appeals court to uphold a state law that allows schoolchildren to pray or meditate during a daily minute of silence.

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Arkansas Panel OKs Allowing Concealed Guns in Churches

Posted: 02/04/2009 - An Arkansas legislative committee has backed a bill allowing concealed weapons in churches, despite concerns of a pastor who said he was shot in a sanctuary two decades ago and still opposes the measure.

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Lilly Endowment Awards $11 Million to Help Pastors

Posted: 02/04/2009 - Sixteen Protestant groups in Indiana will split about $11 million in grants from the Lilly Endowment to help them address the economic problems faced by their pastors.

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Pope Sends Greeting to New Russian Orthodox Patriarch

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Pope Benedict has sent greetings to the new Russian Orthodox patriarch, pledging to work for closer relations and citing areas of common interest such as the defense of Christian values.

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Court Hears Christian School's Bid to Join League

Posted: 02/03/2009 - A Christian school that was barred from joining the athletic league for Texas public schools has asked a federal appeals court to revive the lawsuit it filed over its exclusion, accusing the league of religious discrimination.

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Adoptive Families from Texas Church Struggle

Posted: 02/03/2009 - It's been 10 years since a Baptist pastor in Possum Trot, Texas, persuaded his congregation to adopt 72 of the state's most abused and neglected foster children.

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Tuscaloosa Businesses Turn to Power of Prayer

Posted: 02/03/2009 - An Alabama church has used part of its Sunday service to anoint and pray over 40 pieces of business stationery as members asked God to help those companies and their employees.

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Michael W. Smith Salutes George Beverly Shea

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Michael W. Smith says he hopes that if he lives to be 100, he'll be as sharp as his friend and fellow singer George Beverly Shea, who celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday.

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Christian Singer Enters GMA Hall of Fame

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Michael W. Smith hopes his induction into the Gospel Music Association's Hall of Fame doesn't make people think his career is over.

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