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'Religious freedom' bill headed to Miss. governor's desk

After Arizona lawmakers made national headlines for a bill critics called the "anti-gay" bill, a similar bill is headed to the desk of Mississippi's governor.     Mississippi lawmakers have pushed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act through the state Senate and House, and opponents say it allow businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community. (Via WTOK) >> Read more trending stories   ...

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Historians claim Holy Grail found in Spanish church

It's a sacred object that's been shrouded in mystery for centuries. We're talking, of course, about the Holy Grail. Now, some historians claim they've discovered the legendary chalice.  "Two historians claim that this is the cup that Jesus drank from at the Last Supper. It had been on display in a church in Spain. The ...

The new residence of Archbishop Wilton Gregory on Habersham Road in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta.

Archbishop apologizes for $2.2 million home

Bowing to critics, the Archbishop of Atlanta on Monday apologized for a lapse in judgment that made him proceed with a new, $2.2 million home for himself and said he may sell his Buckhead mansion if clerical bodies within the church recommend he do so.Noting that the “world and church ...

President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis on March 27, 2014, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis goes to confession in public

While leading a penitential liturgy at St. Peter's Basilica on Friday, Pope Francis broke Vatican tradition yet again. When it came to the point in the service for attendees to attend confession, the pope was led to an empty booth where he could hear the confessions of the faithful. That’s not what ...

Buenos Aires' Pope Francis fever

Buenos Aires' Pope Francis fever

People in Buenos Aires are taking every opportunity to celebrate Pope Francis' first year into his papacy.

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 17:  Pope Francis gives his first Angelus Blessing to the faithful from the window of his private residence on March 17, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Vatican is preparing for the inauguration of Pope Francis on March 19, 2013 in St Peter's Square.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Photos: Pope Francis - A look back at his first year

Pope Francis marks his first year in March. Here are some photos from his first year.

Pope Francis waves to faithful from his pope-mobile as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Jan. 22, 2014.

Did Pope Francis really say he's OK with same-sex unions?

While nations around the world, including the U.S., take a long look at their own policies on same-sex couples, here's a sign the Roman Catholic Church is open to changing its views — maybe.  You might have seen various headlines like this, proclaiming Pope Francis and the Catholic Church are warming ...

Church to offer drive-through Ash Wednesday service

Church to offer drive-through Ash Wednesday service

While the Bethesda United Methodist Church is beautiful inside, they're going to trying something new on the outside on Ash Wednesday this year.

Priest denies woman with same-sex partner communion at her mom's funeral

A woman and her same-sex partner of 20 years say they were shocked when a priest told them they could not take communion at her mother's funeral in December. Carol Parker said she and her partner, Josie Martin, have been active members of the Columban Catholic Church in Chillicothe, Mo., for ...

In this Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 photograph,  an Indian man milks a camel near Dahegam on the outskirts of Ahmadabad, India. Millions of Indians earn their livelihood from agriculture. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Camel bones discovery suggests biblical inaccuracies

Scientists say a new discovery involving camel bones is calling the accuracy of the Bible into question.  Using data from radiocarbon dating, researchers from Tel Aviv University say camels did not come to Israel until way after the Age of Patriarchs — around 1,200 B.C. — when Biblical figures Abraham, Jacob and ...

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