His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is scheduled to speak at the University of Utah on June 21.
A Domino’s driver was left in tears when an Ohio church congregation tipped her more than $1,000 after she delivered a $5.99 pizza, according to local media. Read more »
A surge of migrant deaths in deadly voyages across the Mediterranean Sea has become a modern-day refugee crisis. Read more »
Hans-Ulrich Laukamp allegedly used to be one of the owners of the Gospel of Jesus' Wife, a fragment of text that some say indicates that Jesus may have had a wife. Read more »
Flooding in South Carolina reached "historic proportions," according to The Huffington Post, and here's what local churches are doing about it. Read more »
YA author Rainbow Rowell talks about how her new book, "Carry On," references Harry Potter and other "chosen one" stories. Read more »
Film critics tend to take a dim view of “message movies,” especially when the message concerns religion, repentance and such. And a similar thing has happened with "War Room." Read more »
Pope Francis directed the attention of the world's bishops to real-world crises Friday by denouncing the escalation of conflicts in Syria and Iraq and urging greater diplomacy to end the... Read more »
As crews quietly removed a monument of the Ten Commandments from the Oklahoma state capitol grounds earlier this week, another skirmish over religious expression resurfaced. Read more »
In her latest video, Jenny Oaks Baker pays tribute to religion and portrays the blessings that come from worshiping. Read more »
Muslim leaders and anti-bigotry activists are girding for a weekend of protests — some billed as “open-carry events” — by groups known for their anti-Muslim views. Read more »
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday (Oct. 8) prohibited all of the country’s parliamentarians from visiting the Temple Mount, a contentious site holy to both Jews and Arabs. Read more »
Two of North America’s most liberal Protestant church groups have teamed up and agreed to recognize each other’s members, ministers and sacraments. Read more »
The Joke with the Pope contest is over and the winner is a rabbi. And that’s no joke. Read more »
Oct. 8 was called "Bring Your Bible to School Day" — a day when thousands of students were asked to bring their bibles to school to promote religious freedom. Read more »
Evangelical leaders spoke out against “reparative” mental health therapy for LGBT people Tuesday (Oct. 6) but still called on them to “change,” saying that only through... Read more »
You don’t have to believe in God or identify with any religion to see a creator’s hand in human life and morality, suggests a new survey. Read more »
Pope Francis’ first U.S. visit gave his already-high favorability ratings only a modest bounce with most Americans — and no bounce at all among Catholics. Read more »
We all remember the story of Noah, saving animals two by two. Well, this pastor just did something similar. Read more »
Workers have started to remove a granite monument of the Ten Commandments from the Oklahoma Capitol grounds. Read more »
Various polls and new stories make it sound as if religion in America is in its death throes. It's easy to lose sight of the reality that most people do have religious convictions. ... Read more »
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday making California the fifth state in the nation to recognize a right to die for terminally ill patients, saying the emotionally charged bill forced him to... Read more »
Pope Francis on Monday told a contentious gathering of the world's bishops on family issues to put aside their personal prejudices and have the courage and humility to be guided by God. Read more »
Wijitha Bandara, a former Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka, teaches religion at Salt Lake Community College in an enlightening way. Read more »
Pope Francis opened a divisive meeting of the world's bishops on family issues Sunday by forcefully asserting that marriage is an indissoluble bond between man and woman. But he said the church... Read more »
Thousands of years ago, as the Koran has it, a man named Abraham was ready to sacrifice his only son as God — Allah — had commanded. Read more »
Many decades ago, on quiet mornings before school and work, a sleepy young family gathered for a few minutes in the living room of their modest home to pray together and talk about eternal things. Read more »
When Matthias was chosen as an apostle to replace Judas Iscariot, he was selected by the casting of lots. Although this practice seems odd to us and evidently isn't followed today, it's not quite... Read more »
Defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met briefly with Pope Francis during his historic U.S. visit, an encounter she said validates her crusade against gay marriage. Read more »
The first people that fugitives encountered when they surrendered themselves on a humid September weekend weren’t cops, judges, marshals or anyone else associated with the criminal justice... Read more »
People who cover up clerical sexual abuse should be considered guilty, and God will judge priests who are unrepentant about committing such crimes, Pope Francis told journalists at the end of his... Read more »
Pope Francis met with victims of child sexual abuse Sunday on the final day of his U.S. visit and promised to hold accountable those responsible for the scandal in the church, delivering a powerful... Read more »
Most people here came to see Pope Francis. Patty Disney came to see George Spellman. Spellman, who said he is in his sixties, is not a world leader or a celebrity. He is a homeless man, living on... Read more »
Famiilies came from around the world to hear Pope Francis speak of "little gestures" and tenderness that forge strong, faithful families. Sunday, they packed a Philadelphia parkway and surrounding... Read more »
They came in their Sunday best and their Saturday night lace; in priestly collars and T-shirt collars, in ethnic dress and ones specially made. Read more »
Pope Francis joined hundreds of thousands of the faithful Sunday for the last and biggest event of his joyful, six-day U.S. visit — a Mass on Philadelphia's grandest boulevard — after... Read more »
Pope Francis arrived in the City of Brotherly Love on Saturday for the final leg of his U.S. visit — a festive weekend devoted to celebrating Catholic families — and immediately called... Read more »
If you’re ever in Seattle, and if you’re ever down on Broadway for a stroll, stroll into the little Quest Bookshop. It’s small but pressure packed. Read more »
A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a... Read more »
The Dalai Lama will not speak at the University of Utah or be able to meet any of his other October appointments in the United States because of medical considerations, university officials... Read more »
There have been a lot of movies in the history of cinema that have had the audacity to depict what heaven might be like, and some are quite entertaining. But they’re more fanciful fantasies... Read more »
House Speaker John Boehner announced his retirement from Congress on Friday, just hours after he finally met Pope Francis. Read more »
Official translation of Pope Francis’ speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday (Sept. 25) in New York. Read more »
Earlier this year, two Villanova University students went to Rome to do social media for one of the most recognizable faces on Earth: Pope Francis. But this week, the pope is coming to them. Read more »
Pope Francis embraced survivors of 9/11 in the footprints of the Twin Towers, then prayed for peace at an interfaith service beside the last column of steel salvaged from the fallen skyscrapers. Read more »
Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is switching parties to become a Republican because she feels abandoned by Democrats
Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, a longtime Democrat, says she is switching to the Republican Party because she feels abandoned by Democrats in her fight against same-sex marriage. Read more »
Christian families can band together, even across faith borders, to bring gospel message and joy to their families and to a world that needs light and leaven, say evangelist Rev. Rick Warren and... Read more »
A 10-year-old volunteer just discovered a 3,000-year-old seal that may date back to the days of King David and Solomon. Read more »
The University of Colorado says it has been informed that the Dalai Lama has canceled U.S. appearances next month following a checkup at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic. Read more »
From the world stage of the United Nations to an inner-city school, Pope Francis is emphasizing themes that have shaped his popular papacy as he packs in encounters with the powerful and the poor... Read more »
In a day of both forceful words and eloquent silence, Pope Francis stood before the United Nations on Friday to decry the destruction of the environment through the "selfish and boundless thirst"... Read more »
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