Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church’s new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
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More than three decades after reversing its prohibition of black having the priesthood, the Mormon church has disavowed the ban, saying it was put into place during an era of great racial divide that influenced early teachings of the church.
It has a long way to go before it reaches the secular awareness of the holiday it precedes. But Advent, the four-week period of pre-Christmas spiritual preparation observed by many Christians, is starting to make its own secular mark, too.
Thanksgiving in Las Vegas is celebrated in a plethora of ways. The activities vary, but almost everybody does something.
The Vatican unveiled a handful of bone fragments purportedly belonging to St. Peter on Sunday, reviving the scientific debate and tantalizing mystery over whether the relics found in a shoe box belong to the first pope.
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event that might just rank up there with the return of Halley’s Comet, Super Bowl III or the Apollo 11 moonwalk.
Religious leaders want the Reno City Council to once again begin their meetings with a prayer, a tradition that has been replaced with a moment of silence in recent years because of concerns about the constitutional separation of church and state.
About 200 people from Henderson’s Jewish community inaugurated a new Torah scroll Sunday with a parade, food, music and dancing.
Speaking in St. Peter’s Square Pope Francis was joined by a little boy who wandered on stage during a “Family Day” celebration.
Dressed in a lace gown designed in the 1840s and doused with water from the River Jordan, 3-month-old Prince George, third in line to the British throne, was christened Wednesday in London.