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  • Chicago court hears arguments in Holocaust case

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court in Chicago heard arguments Tuesday about whether lawsuits accusing Hungary's national bank and railway of stealing cash, art and other assets from Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust should proceed through U.S. or Hungarian courts. More than 500,000...

  • When football officials cracked down on Tebow's displays of faith

    NFL refs stupidly penalized Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah for dropping to the ground in prayer after he returned an interception for a touchdown.

  • U.S. churches first to help fight Ebola crisis with over 500,000 meals

    Not waiting for Washington's direction on how to aid in the fight against Ebola in Africa, American church groups are assembling ground teams and truckloads of food to send to the region beset with the virus.

  • Spain celebrates beatification of Opus Dei leader

    MADRID (AP) — The second most important figure in the Opus Dei order was beatified Saturday at an open air Mass attended by tens of thousands of Catholics that sent Alvaro Del Portillo on a key step toward sainthood and illustrated how the once secretive order has become more mainstream. Del...

  • Justice Department expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement

    Counter-terror investigators would be barred from undercover operations in mosques or other religious institutions unless there is reason to believe criminal activity is going on there, under a new policy expected within weeks.

  • Western Muslims, troubled, rally against extremism

    PARIS (AP) — In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting that Islamic State extremists don't speak for their religion. Many are also frustrated that anyone might think they do, and a backlash has already begun. This week's videotaped...

  • Vatican accuses UN panel of sowing confusion

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has accused a U.N. human rights committee of sowing confusion, violating its own norms and the church's religious freedom with a controversial report into the Holy See's record on child sexual abuse. The Vatican on Friday released its formal response to a...

  • Md. police look into alleged anti-Semitic incident

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore County Police are investigating a report of an anti-Semitic incident. Police say three men reported walking Thursday evening along Old Pimlico Road, about 9 miles northwest of downtown Baltimore, when a car approached them. As the car came closer, they say they saw...

  • Pope removes divisive bishop in Paraguay

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday forcibly removed a conservative Paraguayan bishop who had clashed with his fellow bishops on ideological grounds and promoted a priest accused of inappropriate sexual behavior. The removal of Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano, a member of the...

  • Village plans to immolate itself to prevent takeover by Hasidic Jews

    On one level, the Sept. 30 referendum in Bloomingburg, N.Y., is a sort of boring governing question, but dig a little bit deeper, and it gets more intriguing: The development would be a community for ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jews.

  • Pew: Americans want their churches to get political

    Virtually half of the nation wants churches to get involved in politics and some even want religious leaders to endorse candidates for office, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.

  • Chicago Croatians 'ecstatic' about next archbishop

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Croatian heritage of the next archbishop of Chicago — and his fondness for traditional delicacies such as sarma (cabbage rolls) and povitica (walnut pastry) — brought delight to the city's Croatian community Saturday. On the day he was introduced in Chicago, Bishop Blase...

  • Pope Albania visit showcases Muslim-Christian ties

    DERVEN, Albania (AP) — The one-room, stone church of St. Nicholas has sat on the top of a hill here since the 16th century, destroyed three times and rebuilt in a testament to the Catholic presence in this region that dates to St. Paul. Its latest incarnation, however, is particularly poignant:...

  • Biden: 'Shylocks' remark was a 'poor choice of words'

    "People would come to him and talk about what was happening to them at home in terms of foreclosures, in terms of bad loans that were being — I mean, these Shylocks who took advantage of these women and men while overseas," Biden said in remarks to the Legal Services Corporation.

  • Sudanese mother sentenced to death for being Christian speaks out on faith, persecution

    A Sudanese mother of two, once sentenced to hang for supposedly leaving Islam, has spoken out on why her Christian faith is so important to her.



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