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Bishop Tebartz-van Elst Dismissed by Pope

The Vatican announced Wednesday that the resignation of embattled Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst had been accepted. Pope Francis had temporarily expelled the German bishop from his diocese back in October, due to his $42.7 million project to build …

‘Noah’ Movie: Biblical Film Banned In Several Islamic Countries

It’s safe to say that the Muslim side of the world is not too keen on seeing the upcoming Hollywood film, “Noah”. The biblical epic film, which is directed and co-written by Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky, features New Zealand …

Pope Francis Celebrates One Year At The Vatican

On March 13, 2013, Buenos Aires archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th Pope. The announcement of a new Pope came at nighttime, as white smoke poured from the chimney and caused the crowd to cheer while waiting to see …

Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Over Teacher’s Beard

The U.S. Department of Justice this week announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia over a religious discrimination claim. According to the Justice Department, the school district violated Title VII of the Civil Rights …

Pope Francis Hints Catholic Church Could Support Same-Sex Civil Unions

In an interview published on the Italian newspaper, Corriere della Serra, Pope Francis affirmed the Catholic Church’s position against same-sex marriage, but hinted that it may support same-sex civil unions. In the interview, Pope Francis said that matrimony is between …

Leah Remini On Leaving Scientology: ‘I Was A Hypocrite’

Leah Remini of King of Queens fame opened up about her decision to leave the Church of Scientology in an interview published on Wednesday. She had been in the Church of Scientology for over 30 years. Her decision to leave …

Allah Pendant Scrubbed from Katy Perry’s Dark Horse Video

Earlier this week, we told you that the new Katy Perry video had really infuriated some in the Muslim community. So much so, that an online petition on change.org to force YouTube to remove the video garnered over 60,000 signatures. …

Anti-Muslim Film: YouTube Ordered to Remove Offensive Film

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order today demanding YouTube to remove an anti-Muslim film from its site. The film, called Innocence of Muslims, has been the source of much controversy around the world, including a riot in …

Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill Gets Pushback From Apple, Other High-Profile Companies Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill Gets Pushback From Apple, Other High-Profile Companies

Apple has joined a host of high-profile businesses in urging Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto a controversial piece of legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community on religious grounds. The bill, Senate Bill 1062, amends …

Bus Driver Bible Stops Two Bullets to the Chest, Saves His Life

According to the Bible’s King James Version, Isaiah chapter 54 verse 17 starts the scripture with: No weapon that is formed against thee, shall prosper… To some, this statement is literally just another read from a trendy book, but for a Dayton, Ohio …

Katy Perry Offends Muslim Community With New Video

It’s hard for Katy Perry to stay out of the news these days. Whether it’s because of her relationship to singer John Mayer or whether it has to do with one of her chart-topping singles, it seems people can’t get …

‘Son of God’ Movie Cuts Satan Following Obama Controversy

Less than a year after The Bible miniseries aired on the History Channel, a film called Son of God that incorporates scenes from the series will open in theaters on February 28. One character that caused quite a bit of …

2nd Prayer Death: Did Parents’ Beliefs Kill Toddler?

It’s hard to pinpoint the most tragic aspect of the death of an 8 month old child. However, without a doubt, the most frustrating parts of this senseless loss is that it is in fact the second child of a …

Shroud of Turin: Could It Be Real?
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The Shroud of Turin’s authenticity has been the focus of debates for decades. The piece of cloth that shows the imprint of a man’s face is believed to be the sheet that covered Jesus’ body after he was crucified in …

President Jimmy Carter Writes Book On Women’s Rights
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Jimmy Carter’s newest book, he has written many, will not be a biography or a historical piece about his life or presidency, it will be a defense of women’s rights, as well as an attack against those who use religion …

Pope Francis Says The Internet Is ‘A Gift From God’, Urges Us to Become ‘Citizens Of The Digital World’ Pope Francis Says The Internet Is ‘A Gift From God’, Urges Us to Become ‘Citizens Of The Digital World’
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For progressive Catholics and the progressive non-religious, Pope Francis has been a pretty bit hit in his first year in the papacy. Between his “judge ye not” stance on gays, advocacy for the poor, and disparaging remarks about capitalism as …

Roxana Rodriguez On Being Pregnant: “It’s Not Possible. I’m A Nun.”
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A catholic nun in Italy has given birth to a healthy baby boy whom she named Francesco (Francis), after the new pope. The nun reportedly called for an ambulance on Wednesday morning after experiencing abdominal pains, which she thought were normal …

Trappist Beer Is Now Brewed In America

Beer connoisseurs worldwide agree that Trappist beer is among the finest in the world. Trappist beer is brewed by Catholic Cistercian monks also known as Trappists, hence the beer’s name. One may not immediately equate monks with beer brewing, but as …

Underwear Bomber Appeal Denied; Court Says Claims Have No Merit

On Monday a federal appeals court upheld the life sentence of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (aka “underwear bomber”) for trying to blow up a plane headed for Detroit with a bomb hidden in his underwear on Christmas Day, 2009. He had filed an appeal asking …

Satan Statue Design Controversy In Oklahoma

A 7-foot Satanists’ statue design was presented by members of the Satanic Temple on Monday. The group wants to place its monument at Oklahoma’s Capitol building, next to the monument of the Ten Commandments. The design depicts Satan as a bearded, …

Satan Statue Design Depicts Satan With Children
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In response to a monument of the Ten Commandments being placed on Oklahoma state capitol grounds, the Satanic Temple has released plans for a statue of Satan they want to put there. The group says that since Oklahoma is allowing …