Pope Benedict XVi is travelling to Mexico this weekend to say mass and meet the faithful. But he's coming at a time of deep division among Mexican Catholics. Mexico City has passed liberal laws allowing for same-sex marriage and abortions — two practices banned by the Catholic Church and in much of the rest of Mexico.
It's the third violent attack in the Toulouse area of France in the past week. At least three soldiers were killed and another wounded in two previous attacks authorities are now all linking together.
As Mitt Romney moves forward in the political campaign, it's been an opportunity for Americans to learn about the Mormon church. In a recent article in The New York Times, some Mormons wondered whether the Romneys would have a food storage supply in the White House, in keeping with a practice encouraged by the church.
Few Muslims who go to Mecca each year for The Hajj do so on two feet. And of the few who do, virtually none do so from their homes in Europe. But Senad Hadzic is trying to do just that — walking from Bosnia to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
Israel last week launched an attack in Gaza to kill the leaders of some of the local rebel cells. In retaliation, Gaza-based terrorists have launched a series of attacks on Israel. But Monday evening, Egyptian diplomats said they'd reached a cease fire deal to be implemented over night.
More than four dozen people died in early-season tornadic storms last week. Now it's left to communities to bury the dead, console the survivors and pick up the pieces as they try to move forward.
The Senate voted on Thursday to maintain the Obama Administration's birth control mandate, requiring employers to offer health coverage for contraceptives. Missouri Senator Roy Blunt's proposal, an amendment to highway bill S. 1813, would have allowed employers to exclude birth control from health coverage plans based upon their "religious belief or moral conviction."
An Iranian Jewish author said if their two peoples just better appreciated the ties that they share in history, the ways Iran has helped and welcomed Jews for centuries, the two countries wouldn't be so close to a violent confrontation. Thousand of Jews still call Iran home today.
Last week, the Maryland Senate approved a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. The bill, which follows a similar one from 2011 that died in Maryland's House of Delegates, now awaits the Governor's signature — scheduled for Thursday.
About a year ago, the only Christian in the Pakistani government was assassinated — a symbol of the discrimination he fought hard to change. As Christians mark the one-year anniversary of that event, they're trying to move forward.