Pope Benedict leaves a legacy as a conservative Catholic leader. During his eight-year leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, he rejected the ordination of women and marriage for priests. He also opposed euthanasia, abortion and same-sex marriage.
British lawmakers voted in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex "marriage" on Feb. 5. Supporters celebrate the bill as a step towards "equality," but church leaders and conservatives warn, if implemented, the measure will bring serious social and cultural ramifications.
Pope Benedict XVI may wind up fundamentally changing the way the Catholic Church and the world view the papacy.
With Pope Benedict XVI's shocking resignation this morning, evangelical Christians might be tempted to see this the way a college football fan might view the departure of his rival team's head coach. But the global stakes are much, much higher.
While President Obama shied away from policy talk, keynote speaker Ben Carson made his conservative positions known at the annual National Prayer Breakfast.
The convictions of two Coptic Christians on Monday for stealing weapons from soldiers during a 2011 protest is the latest attempt by the Egyptian military to cover up their involvement in a massacre that left more than two dozen Copts dead, Christians say.
An American citizen and pastor has been imprisoned in Iran. And he needs your support.
A bipartisan group of eight senators on Jan. 28 introduced a set of immigration reform proposals, including a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country. They hope to pass the legislation as early as late spring.
An appeals court has blocked enforcement of the Obama administration's abortion/contraceptive mandate against a Minnesota business, marking the 11th win by businesses or organizations against the controversial federal policy.
Forty years after the Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion, children who were conceived through rape -- and women who were raped and chose to end the pregnancy -- are speaking out, opening a new front in the often-fraught discussions of a decades-old culture war.
After almost a year of delays, the Department of Health and Human Services released proposed changes to the contraceptive mandate on Friday — changes that turned out to be more tweak than transformation.
Among files on arrested converts from Islam, kidnapped Christian girls and beaten monks piling up on the desk of a noted lawyer in Egypt, on top is the case of two boys about to be tried for allegedly showing contempt of Islam.
Who should Christians root for in Sunday's Super Bowl: the San Francisco 49ers or the Baltimore Ravens? It may be a silly question to some, though not to millions of American believers who invest a lot of faith and hope in their sports teams, and see it repaid many times over by the regular public testimonies of numerous athletes and coaches.
As one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, John Akunguet Garang hasn't always enjoyed a regular meal or a roof over his head as he does now. Today, Garang has dedicated his life to helping and teaching God's word to Sudanese children. "I've risked my life raising them up and building a nation," he says.
Four Christians in India died for their faith last year, but incomplete information obscured the anti-Christian hostility in three of the deaths.
The comprehensive scope of the moral revolution America is currently experiencing is likely to surprise many Americans when they realize that the Boy Scouts are now swept up in the revolutionary tide.
Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini was sentenced to eight years in Iran's most notorious prison Jan. 27 for allegedly threatening "national security" by planting house churches years ago.
The age of religious war is supposed to be long past, but try telling that to members of the fledgling Christian movement across North Africa. The region, conquered by the followers of Muhammad more than a millennium ago, is witnessing a renewed assault on the church — and indeed on religious liberty.
This Friday marks two years since the first fire of the January 25 Egyptian revolution against the Mubarak regime was lit by Egyptian young people.
When thousands of abortion opponents gather Friday on the National Mall for their annual protest march, they will be united in their fierce passion for ending a procedure that the Supreme Court legalized 40 years ago in the controversial Roe v. Wade decision.