02:13 PM EDT 01/28/2015
Originally posted 01/27/2015 04:15PM
As word spread that Pope Francis had opened his residence to a transsexual man denounced by his own parish priest, LGBT activists celebrated the papal meeting as powerful help in the fight for acceptance.
Originally posted 01/15/2015 03:45PM
Pope Francis says nothing justifies the murder of Charlie Hebdo journalists, but in his first extensive, personal comments on the Jan. 7 terror attack in Paris, the pontiff warned Thursday that mocking a person's religion is dangerous business.
Originally posted 11/10/2014 08:00PM
When Phil Wenger wanted to marry his partner, he asked his father, 96-year-old Chester Wenger, a longtime pastor and missionary in the Mennonite Church, to officiate.
Originally posted 10/22/2014 09:25PM
In the face of unimaginable loss, Madonna Badger says faith was one thing she didn't lose.
On Christmas Day in 2011, Badger's three young daughters and her parents all perished in an accidental fire that raged through her Stamford, Connecticut, home early that morning.
Now, in an exclusive clip, she sits down with Oprah Winfrey for an upcoming episode of Super Soul Sunday on OWN, discussing how she coped in the days following the tragedy.
Originally posted 10/22/2014 10:55AM
The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints' devotion to God.
Originally posted 04/24/2014 04:15PM
As dates go, this guy's a real swinger.
In an interview with Time Out London, Andrew Garfield reveals that, besides having the heightened senses and powers of a spider, his character in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is Jewish.
"Peter Parker is not a simple dude," Garfield explains. "He ums and ahs about his future because he's neurotic. It's a defining feature."
Garfield, whose father is Jewish, added that he was including himself in his assessment: "I have that in me, for sure."
Originally posted 04/23/2014 02:45PM
Not everyone is going to agree with Candace Cameron Bure's evangelical Christian beliefs – and she's okay with that.
"As much as you want to try and explain your position to people, sometimes at the end of the day it is not worth it," the former Full House star tells PEOPLE. "I need to invest my time in my family and not trying to please everybody or getting them to see my own point of view."
As a contestant on this season of Dancing with the Stars, Bure, 38, has garnered praise and criticism for her conservative beliefs and her "boundaries" that have left her modestly clothed and with fully-dressed partners (even when pro dancer Mark Ballas wanted to show off his abs).
Originally posted 03/21/2014 12:10PM
Sister Cristina Scuccia stunned Italy's version of The Voice with her rendition of Alicia Keys's "No One." A clip from the episode has already amassed over three million views on YouTube.
Originally posted 03/03/2014 02:55PM
Originally posted 12/17/2013 11:55AM
Mark Wahlberg is upfront when it comes to discussing how his faith plays a central role in his life.
"It's the most important part of my life. I don't try to push it on anybody and I don't try to hide it," the Lone Survivor actor, 42, told Parade.
In fact, Wahlberg, who is Irish Catholic, often goes to church twice on Sundays.
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