Father Jacques Lacroix, an 89-year-old French priest who lost his temper and slapped a crying baby in the face to "calm him down" during a baptism ceremony at the historic Collegiate Church in Champeaux, France, two Sundays ago, says he's now retired from ministry.
Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, recently spoke to nearly 800 priests at a sexual abuse prevention conference in New York where he urged them to protect themselves from temptation in order to maintain their moral integrity.
A video of a Catholic priest slapping a baby in the face because he wouldn't stop crying during a baptism ceremony is now sparking widespread outrage.
A number of evangelical Christians in Nevada recently turned their backs on a longtime Republican lawmaker described as a family man and helped hand victory to popular brothel owner Dennis Hof in a Republican primary for the state Legislature.
Timothy Rogers, a popular Arkansas evangelist and singer, is coming under fire after he recently declared at a funeral that Hell is a "fairytale" no different than Santa Claus.
After three days of avoiding the glare of the media spotlight to process what happened, Pastor David George of Oakville Assembly of God church revealed himself Wednesday to be the hero civilian who fatally shot a man who went on a shooting rampage at a Walmart store in Tumwater, Washington that left two people injured on Father's Day.
University Students in Australia Could Fail Courses for Using 'Gender-Specific' Words Like 'Housewife'
In a bid to become more gender inclusive, several universities in Australia are ditching "gender-specific" words they claim could be perceived as discriminatory, such as "housewife" and "mankind."
As the share of those with no religious affiliation continues to grow in America, particularly among the young, a recent study released by the Pew Research Center says religious disaffection among younger generations is not just an American problem but a global one.
A pastor in Washington state is being hailed as a hero after he shot and killed a man who went on a shooting rampage at a local Walmart where at least two people were left injured on Sunday.
The Brearley School, a nearly $50,000 a year prestigious private girls' school on Manhattan's Upper East Side in New York, announced Monday that every applicant who considers themselves female are now welcome to apply and current students who no longer identify as female will be allowed to remain.
Reality star Kylie Jenner has come under fire for what some say is disrespectfully celebrating her transgender father Caitlyn Jenner online with pre-transition photos showing the man formerly known as celebrated Olympian Bruce Jenner.
Hillary Clinton Rebukes Methodist Brother Jeff Sessions for Mistreating 'Most Vulnerable,' Misusing Romans 13
Lifelong Methodist and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton joined more than 600 United Methodist clergy and church members in rebuking their fellow Methodist brother, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for using Scripture to support a controversial zero tolerance U.S. immigration policy which separates children from families Monday.
A Louisiana man who walked approximately 150 miles over seven days offering prayer and uplifting conversation to those who would have it says he believes the world's greatest tragedy is "un-offered prayer."
Kirk Franklin's Troubled Sister Sentenced to Prison for 30 Years After Serving 10-Year Drug Sentence
Gospel music star Kirk Franklin revealed on Sunday that his troubled younger sister, who previously served 10 years in prison on a drug related conviction, was recently sentenced to serve another 30 years in prison for an unspecified charge.
'People of Faith' Are Hypocrites for Not Opposing Border Policy, Nancy Pelosi Says as GOP Lawmakers Slam It
House Democratic Leader and mother of five Nancy Pelosi blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions and "all people of faith in our country" as hypocrites last Friday for not demanding more compassion in the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy separating unauthorized immigrant children from their families.
Some 77 percent of Americans are expected to spend an average of $133 on Father's Day gifts this year but this gift could mean a lot more to dad come Sunday and it won't cost you a penny.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders cited the Bible in staunch defense of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on illegal immigration which critics have turned into a controversial talking point because enforcement of the policy results in the separation of children from their parents.
As churches across the country get ready to celebrate Father's Day on June 17, parishioners at The Life Christian Church in New Jersey may witness Christian strongman Stephen Miller set the Guinness World Record for "The Human Platform" at the church's 11 a.m. service if he is able to endure the weight of 50 men as they walk over him while he lays on a bed of nails.
The Rev. Thomas Littleton, a veteran Southern Baptist pastor and writer, said he was "physically handled" by a staff member of the SBC's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and removed from the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Dallas Wednesday for asking questions about the ERLC's ties to Revoice, an upcoming conservative Christian conference for those struggling with same-sex attraction.
The U.S. Department of Justice challenged the University of Michigan's Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities code Monday and declared it unconstitutional for limiting the free speech of students, some of whom say they were abused for wearing red "Make America Great Again" hats and supporting President Donald Trump.
The University of Zambia denied on Wednesday that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is funding a degree program at the institution to train students in witchcraft.
Tim Lambesis, founder of the popular metalcore Christian band As I Lay Dying, has reunited with the group after serving time in prison for plotting to kill his former wife and turning to atheism.
Connecticut Homeschoolers Dismayed by Subpoenas Demanding Access to Their Records in Wake of Teen's Death
A group of Connecticut homeschoolers slammed the state's child advocate, Sarah Eagan, on Sunday and vowed to fight back after she subpoenaed records of homeschooled children to explore a "framework" to regulate parents, effectively "scapegoating" them in the investigation of the death of a 17-year-old autistic boy.
What Does God Look Like? Almighty Viewed Differently Based on Demographics, Politics, Researchers Find
While just over 70 percent of Americans identify as Christian, how they view God's appearance varies according to their demographics and politics, a new study from a team of psychologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals.
Raleigh White Baptist Church, a small white congregation in Albany, Georgia, charged with being racist towards a black congregation that they shared their building with, was expelled from the Southern Baptist Convention Monday and will not be allowed back into the fellowship unless they repent of their sin.