May 23, 2012 8:08am

Hopeful Egyptians Turn Out for Historic Elections

CAIRO – Long lines snaked out of polling stations across Egypt this morning as Egyptians went to cast their ballots in the country’s first free and fair presidential elections, the first in Egypt since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted February 2011. The sunny day was… Read More »

By Phoebe Natanson

May 15, 2012 6:06pm

Bones Found in Mobster’s Crypt Studied in 30-Year-Old Vatican Disappearance

Italian police are poring over bones found in 200 boxes in a mobster’s crypt, searching for clues to what happened to a 15-year-old girl who disappeared nearly 30 years ago, an unsolved mystery that has haunted Italians ever since. Italian police forensic experts and coroners… Read More »

By ABC News

Apr 26, 2012 9:20pm

Church of Scientology, Former Church Official Settle Lawsuits out of Court

BY DAN HARRIS and MARY MARSH The Church of Scientology and a former high-ranking church official have settled their disputing lawsuits out of court. Debbie Cook, who ran the Scientology church’s spiritual mecca, the so-called Flag Base in Clearwater, Fla., for 17 years, said in… Read More »

Apr 5, 2012 3:14pm

Russian Orthodox Church Apologizes for Photoshop Stunt

Based on the reflection in the table, it is clear a watch on Patriarch Kirill’s wrist was photoshopped out of the image. Image credit: patriarchia.ru The Russian Orthodox Church issued an official apology for digitally removing a luxury watch from an image of Patriarch Kirill. He… Read More »

Mar 12, 2012 3:23pm

Maryland Priest Who Denied Lesbian Communion at Mother’s Funeral Placed on Leave

A priest who denied communion to a gay woman at her mother’s funeral mass has been put on leave by the Washington D.C. area archdiocese, but the archdiocese said the suspension is not related to the communion controversy. In a statement, the archdiocese said Father… Read More »

Mar 12, 2012 7:06am

Bates Family of 21 Talks Growing Brood, New Reality Show

Kelly Bates doesn’t look like she gave birth to her 19th baby five short weeks ago.  Then again she always says she’s been pregnant more often than not during her adulthood.   She’s never had a C-section or twins.  She gave birth to 14 of… Read More »

Feb 29, 2012 7:24pm

Lesbian Woman Denied Communion at Mother’s Funeral

As her elderly mother was dying, Barbara Johnson lay next to her on the hospital bed, reciting the “Hail Mary.” Loetta Johnson, 85, had been a devout Catholic, raising her four children in the church and sending them to Catholic schools. At her mother’s funeral mass… Read More »

By ABC News

Feb 3, 2012 7:28pm

Tim Tebow on Football and Faith

  ABC News’ Melinda Arons and Lauren Effron report: Although Denver quarterback Tim Tebow didn’t lead the Broncos to the Super Bowl, he continues to silence his critics over how he plays the game. “No matter what happens, you’re always going to have those critics… Read More »

By ABC News

Jan 27, 2012 8:25am

Evangelical Churches Catch Suits From ‘Spirit’ Falls

ABC News’ Lyneka Little reports: A parishioner at the Disciple Fellowship Christian Church in East St. Louis, Ill., claims the spirit moved another worshiper so much during service that she caused others to tumble over backwards into her, causing injuries. Now she’s suing the church… Read More »

By ABC News

Jan 18, 2012 9:54am

Mitt Romney Sent Millions to Mormon Church

ABC News’ Matthew Mosk and Brian Ross report: Underscoring the prominent, if little discussed role that Mitt Romney played as a Mormon leader, the private equity giant once run by the GOP presidential frontrunner carved his church a slice of several of its most lucrative… Read More »