Controversial law cements Israel's status as a Jewish state

In the wee hours of Thursday July 19, Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed a controversial nation-state law that explicitly defines Israel as the "national home of the Jewish people."

Church suspends sacraments as deadly Ebola outbreak spreads

An Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month has led Roman Catholics to stop administering several sacraments temporarily in an attempt to keep the deadly disease contained.

Massachusetts church vigil ending after 11 years

After 11 years of defiantly occupying a parish building ordered closed in 2004, the people of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church in Scituate, Mass., are finally handing over the keys.

Sr. Helen Prejean: Tsarnaev 'genuinely sorry for what he did'

Sr. Helen Prejean said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev​ is "genuinely sorry for what he did" and told her how he felt about the suffering he caused to the bombing's victims.