• Life October 15, 2021 5:28 am

    A Buried Building Near Jerusalem's Western Wall Is Opening to Travelers – Here's What It Looks Like

    After an excavation that lasted more than 150 years, an underground building constructed around A.D. 20 is set to open to the public in December.

  • Netflix January 9, 2020 4:25 am

    Brazil Judge Orders Netflix to Remove Film With Gay Jesus

    A Brazilian judge on Wednesday ordered Netflix to stop showing a Christmas special that some called blasphemous for depicting Jesus as a gay man and which prompted a gasoline bomb attack on the satirists behind the program.

  • Christmas December 1, 2019 6:21 am

    Relic Thought to Be From Jesus' Manger Arrives in Bethlehem

    A tiny wooden relic that some Christians believe to be part of Jesus’ manger arrived Saturday in its permanent home in the biblical city of Bethlehem 1,400 years after it was sent to Rome as a gift to the pope. Cheerful crowds greeted the ornately encased relic with much fanfare before it entered the Franciscan Church of St. Catherine next...

  • California November 16, 2019 10:24 pm

    Rapper Kanye West Performs for Texas Jail Inmates

    Kanye West has followed the Johnny Cash route and performed for inmates at a Houston jail. In secret from the public, the star rapper-turned-gospel singer performed songs Friday from his new gospel album “Jesus is King.” He and his choir performed for more than 200 male inmates at one jail facility before crossing the street to another jail facility and...

  • Governor November 12, 2019 8:11 pm

    Former President Carter Out of Surgery, No Complications

    Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering Tuesday following surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding linked to recent falls. A statement from his spokeswoman said there were no complications from the procedure, performed at Emory University Hospital for a subdural hematoma, blood trapped on the brain’s surface.

  • Governor October 22, 2019 10:01 pm

    Jimmy Carter Treated for Pelvic Fracture After Fall

    Former President Jimmy Carter had another fall at his home in Plains, Georgia, fracturing his pelvis and going to the hospital for treatment and observation, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo described the fracture as minor. Her statement said that the 95-year-old was in good spirits at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center after falling on Monday evening,...

  • Nike October 11, 2019 11:40 pm

    $4,200 ‘Jesus Shoes' Sell Out in Minutes

    A Brooklyn-based design company unveiled a new line of ‘Jesus Shoes’ on Tuesday, complete with holy water, frankincense and a crucifix. The shoes cost as much as $4,200 a pair and sold out in minutes.

  • Governor October 7, 2019 7:24 pm

    Jimmy Carter Builds Home Despite Suffering Fall

    Former President Jimmy Carter, who turned 95 last Tuesday, helped build his 36th project with Habitat for Humanity after suffering a fall in his Georgia home the day before. “I’m feeling good enough to build houses,” Carter said.

  • Governor October 7, 2019 7:25 pm

    Despite Fall, Former President Carter Helps Build Home in Nashville

    With a bandage above his left eye and a large, red welt below it, former President Jimmy Carter was greeted by a cheering crowd Monday morning as he prepared to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity in Nashville. Carter fell at home on Sunday, requiring 14 stiches, but he did not let his injuries keep him from participating...

  • President April 19, 2019 4:34 pm

    Notre Dame's Bees Survived the Fire, Drunk From Smoke

    Hunkered down in their hives and drunk on smoke, Notre Dame’s smallest official residents — some 180,000 bees — somehow managed to survive the inferno that consumed the cathedral’s ancient wooden roof. Confounding officials who thought they had perished, the bees clung to life, protecting their queen. “It’s a big day. I am so relieved. I saw satellite photos that...

  • President April 18, 2019 2:24 pm

    France Holds Daylong Tribute to Notre Dame Firefighters

    France paid a daylong tribute Thursday to the Paris firefighters who saved the internationally revered Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued many of its treasures. As the ceremonies took place, construction workers hurriedly secured key sections of the fire-weakened cathedral, including an area above one of its famed rose-shaped windows. Fire officials warned that the massive cathedral still remains...

  • NBC April 17, 2019 2:50 pm

    What's Next After Notre Dame Blaze

    Paris is in recovery mode after a massive blaze burned down parts of its famed Notre Dame cathedral.

  • Governor March 28, 2019 11:51 pm

    Pennsylvania Lawmaker on Her Controversial Prayer: ‘I Stand By It. I Don't Apologize.'

    The Pennsylvania lawmaker who delivered an impassioned prayer before a legislative session Monday that sparked controversy for its numerous references to Jesus, Israel and political leader said she won’t apologize.

  • California January 27, 2019 8:13 pm

    Pope Seeks Peace in Venezuela Crisis But Doesn't Pick Sides

    Pope Francis called Sunday for a “just and peaceful solution” to Venezuela’s political crisis as he wrapped up a visit to Panama for a World Youth Day rally that was overshadowed by the upheaval unfolding nearby. Francis refused again to say if the Holy See would recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido in his claim for the presidency, which has been...

  • judge September 29, 2018 10:18 am

    San Francisco Man Says Demons Led Him to Cut His Grandmother's Head Off

    A 30-year-old man now accused of decapitating his 82-year-old grandmother was treated at San Francisco General Hospital the day before the attack....
    A court filing says he was seeking treatment after banging his head against the wall to rid himself of demons....
    On Tuesday, police found the decapitated victim, Chii-Chyu Horng, and arrested Andrew Luke inside the home they shared at 801...

  • Donald Trump July 3, 2018 4:01 pm

    Indianapolis Church Cages Holy Family in Immigration Protest

    An Indianapolis church has placed statues of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus in a cage of fencing topped with barbed wired to protest the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy.

  • Florida March 16, 2018 1:13 pm

    Baby Jesus Statue Stolen From New Jersey Church Nearly a Century Ago Is Anonymously Returned

    A New Jersey church has been united with a baby Jesus that was supposedly stolen almost a century ago. Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph in Hoboken came across the surprise Wednesday when an unknown package was delivered to its doors.

  • Donald Trump December 25, 2017 1:10 pm

    Pope Laments ‘Winds of War' Blowing Around the World

    Lamenting “the winds of war” blowing around the world, Pope Francis in his traditional Christmas message on Monday called for a two-state solution to find peace in the Middle East and prayed that confrontation can be overcome on the Korean Peninsula. The pope took particular aim at areas of global tension where President Donald Trump is playing a critical role....

  • King December 24, 2017 10:20 pm

    Pope on Christmas: Bethlehem Trek's Like Today's Migrations

    Pope Francis in Christmas Eve remarks Sunday likened the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem to the migrations of millions of people today who are forced to leave homelands for a better life, or just for survival, and he expressed hope that no one will feel “there is no room for them on this Earth.” Francis celebrated late evening...

  • Christmas December 21, 2017 10:03 pm

    Vermont Woman Displays More Than 1,400 Nativity Scenes

    Each December, Shirley Squires transforms her modest Vermont home into a veritable creche museum, with more than 1,400 miniature nativity scenes of Jesus, Mary and Joseph covering every surface, taking over two bedrooms and overflowing into a specially built room in her garage. During the holiday season and through January, the 87-year-old welcomes school and church groups and other visitors...

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