West Ham will be looking to repeat last year's result against Chelsea at Upton Park on Saturday.
Last year Juan Mata's goal gave Chelsea a half-time lead at Upton Park, but West Ham's Carlton Cole equalized before Mohamed Diame and Modibo Maiga found the back of the net.
Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge has been uneasy and he will be looking to bounce back from his side's 2-0 defeat at Newcastle. more >>
Everton play hosts to Liverpool at Goodison Park on Saturday as the Toffees look to move closer to the top four.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez in his first year as Everton's manager has led his club to a 5-5-1 start. With the top of the table so tightly packed Everton find themselves five points behind front-running Arsenal and one of two teams with only one league loss.
Everton are entering the match on a four game unbeaten streak, but goals have been hard to come by. Still Martinez is confident that is team will find the right balance and begin to score goals. more >>
Arsenal play hosts to surprise Southampton at the Emirates on Saturday that will see the first and third place teams square off.
The Gunners are coming off their defeat to Manchester United and have allowed the rest of the league an opportunity to close the gap, but still remain two points clear at the top.
The defeat against United at Old Trafford saw their unbeaten run in the league, which stretched back to the opening weekend, end. The international break should help manager Arsene Wenger refocus his team as they defend the top spot. more >>
The Vatican and Google are working together to bring to light early-century paintings found in ancient Christian catacombs in northeast Rome, depicting notable biblical events such as Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, and also some paintings that raises questions on whether there were women priests in the early Church.
"This is perhaps the sign of the joining of two extremes, remote antiquity and modernity," Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said at a news conference earlier this week at the Catacombs of Priscilla, Catholic News Service reported.
The restoration work inside the tomb used advanced laser techniques to uncover fourth-century paintings of famous scenes, such as Jesus and Lazarus, and St. Peter and Paul escorting Christians into the afterlife. It also contains one of the oldest known frescoes of the Madonna and the Child, dating back to 230 AD. more >>
An interview Pope Francis made with an Italian publication that garnered international headlines for remarks that may have been perceived as counter to Catholic tradition has been removed from the Vatican website over issues surrounding its accuracy, according to an official spokesman.
The announcement about the interview, conducted by atheist Eugenio Scalfari of La Repubblica, being removed from the Vatican City website was made recently by the Holy See. The entity is the governing arm of the Roman Catholic Church and is based in the Vatican City State. The Pope is the head of both the Vatican and the Holy See.
Pope Francis revealed that he goes to confession every two weeks because priests, bishops and even the pope are sinners who need forgiveness, just like everyone else.
"Certainly, God forgives every repentant sinner, but the Christian is bound to Christ and Christ is united to his church," the pope told the general audience at St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, according to Catholic News Service. "God, in his sovereign mercy, forgives everyone, but he wanted those who belong to Christ and his church to receive forgiveness through the community's ministers."
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church added that God never tires of forgiving those who repent, and argued that it is "better to turn red once than yellow a thousand times," encouraging people to confess their sins to a priest as a way to spiritual healing. more >>