Ash Wednesday Traditions Altered This Year, With Renewed Focus On Helping OthersChristians are called on to fast, help the needy, practice good deeds, and give something up. But this year with so much lost, sentiments have shifted.
Religious Leaders Say Changes For Ash Wednesday, Lenten Season Offer Opportunity For Spiritual GrowthBecause of COVID, some traditions must be altered for the safety of priests and their parishes.
'The Institutions That Haven't Gotten Enough Scrutiny Are White Christian Churches': Robert P. Jones On Book 'White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity'Robert P. Jones is the CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute and discusses the history of racism in Christianity.
Christians Around The World Observe Ash Wednesday, Start Of LentIt marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter. It's the holiest time for Christians.
Refurbished Shrine Marking Jesus' Burial Site Reopens In JerusalemThe ornate building, called the Edicule, sits in the center of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the world's oldest churches located in Jerusalem's oldest city.
Protesters Turn Out As U.S. Supreme Court Hears Hobby Lobby Case On Birth Control CoverageProtesters came out in full force Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case pitting employers’ religious beliefs against the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate.
State Senator, Atheist Group Spar Over Times Square SignA New York State senator has called for the removal of a billboard that an atheist group has mounted in Times Square, which, in the group’s words, argues that Christmas is "better without Christ."
Hobby Lobby Apologizes After Reported N.J. Employee Remarks On JudaismA central New Jersey blogger has succeeded in getting the national chain craft store Hobby Lobby to begin selling some Jewish holiday items, following an uproar that made national headlines.
Pope Francis Holds Palm Sunday Mass From St. Peter'sSt. Peter's Square overflowed with some 250,000 pilgrims, tourists and Romans eager to join the new pope at the start of solemn Holy Week ceremonies, which lead up to Easter, Christianity's most important day.
Scholar Claims Ancient Papyrus Shows Jesus Discussed 'Wife'A 1,600-year-old document, translated for the first time, has a message that could shake up Christianity. It is the first-known statement from that era that refers to Jesus, talking about having a wife.
Tim Tebow Urges Men To 'Get In The Game' Of Christianity During Father's Day ChatTebow scored a road win Sunday to the believers on hand at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, some of whom arrived hours early to hear his message of sacrifice, prayer and the importance of athletes as role models.
Thousands Of Israel Supporters Participate In Annual Celebrate Israel ParadeThousands of supporters of Israel surrounded New York City's Fifth Avenue at 11 a.m. on Sunday for the annual Celebrate Israel Parade.
Controversial Website Offers $1M For Proof Of Sex With Jets' Tim TebowTebow will appear this week in Ohio for a forum on "faith and football." According to AshleyMadison.com, it's more like sex and football.
Catholics In NY Look On With Pride As John Paul II Is BeatifiedAt St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, many Catholics expressed pleasure that John Paul II had been fast-tracked toward sainthood by the Vatican.
New Exhibit Brings Together Three FaithsThe words of three religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are now side-by-side at the New York Public Library.