Lapsed Catholics weigh in on why they left Church

Lapsed Catholics weigh in on why they left Church

Illinois Diocese 'exit interview' offers glimpse at reasons why some adult Catholics leave

Top 10 ways media spin abortion as 'moral' and a 'social good'

Top 10 ways media spin abortion as 'moral' and a 'social good'

A rundown of new rationales being put forward to justify the act of abortion

About 70 people attend the vigil Wednesday at the U-Haul storage facility on McPhillips Street, where the infants' remains were found in a locker.

Bodies of six dead infants found in a Winnipeg storage locker

DNA testing will determine if accused is mother of the babies

Jordan Matson, a U.S. veteran fighting alongside the Kurds against ISIS in Syria.

A veteran soldier who made up his own mind to do something about ISIS

Jordan Matson is ex-U.S. army fighting alongside Kurds against the Islamic State in Syria

Education data mining project raises privacy questions

Education data mining project raises privacy questions

$4.8-million grant issued to build a massive online tracking facility for K-12 students

A father and his daughter in Kobane fighting against ISIS.

Kurds accuse Turkish government of supporting ISIS

Despite Ankara’s recent decision to allow peshmerga forces access to Kobane Kurds are wary

Tom Frieden, Director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control

Ebola and the CDC's dangerous mission drift

Controlling contagious diseases is just one of many items now on the agency's to-do list

'Little Hope Was Arson' trailer on the burning of 10 Texas churches

'Little Hope Was Arson' trailer on the burning of 10 Texas churches

The fascinating story of the largest criminal investigation in East Texas history

Education data mining project raises privacy questions

Education data mining project raises privacy questions

$4.8-million grant issued to build a massive online tracking facility for K-12 students

The National Science Foundation earlier this month awarded a $4.8 million grant to a coalition of prominent research universities aiming to build a massive repository for storing, sharing, and analyzing the information students generate when using digital learning tools.

The project, dubbe...

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Americans think Media deliver too much gossip, not enough substance

Americans think Media deliver too much gossip, not enough substance

Harris Poll: 76% say celebrities get far too much coverage, want more humanitarian issues

If you think some topics receive way too much attention in news coverage, you’re not alone. Per a new online survey of 2,537 adults conducted by the Harris Poll in August, a large proportion of Americans are fed up with news coverage that skews toward the sensational, superficial, and sports-cent...

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Ultra-orthodox Jewish women average five or six children each, a birthrate that is changing the liberal-conservative demographics of New York and Israel.

Think religion is in decline? Think again.

Look at who is 'going forth and multiplying'

Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and other well-known atheists consider the decline of religion inevitable as the global population becomes more secular, more educated and more urban.

Last month, a Pew Research poll in the U.S., the world’s most-religious industrialized nation, revealed that th...

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Cast for 'Plant,' a web 'mockumentary' that chronicles a pastor and his wife from the mid-West who decide to up a small church smack dab in the middle of New York City.

Two new Internet video series on Christian life are thriving

Both the 'mockumentary' called 'Plant' and drama 'Leaving Eden' focus on pastors' lives

Two web series focusing on the lives of pastors have caught on with viewers and won awards, showing a shift in viewing from mainstream TV to online viewing.

The first series "Plant" is a mockumentary web series filmed in New York City. The show follows the lives of Rev. Todd Lawn and his w...

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Jordan Matson, a U.S. veteran fighting alongside the Kurds against ISIS in Syria.

A veteran soldier who made up his own mind to do something about ISIS

Jordan Matson is ex-U.S. army fighting alongside Kurds against the Islamic State in Syria

Jordan Matson, a U.S. military veteran who quit his job to fight the Islamic State, was wounded in battle shortly after getting to Syria.

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About 70 people attend the vigil Wednesday at the U-Haul storage facility on McPhillips Street, where the infants' remains were found in a locker.

Bodies of six dead infants found in a Winnipeg storage locker

DNA testing will determine if accused is mother of the babies

It could take months for police to unravel the disturbing mystery of six dead babies hidden inside a Winnipeg storage locker.

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Chinese police detain an elderly woman for petitioning at Tiananmen Square in December 4, 2013.

Women suffer appalling abuse in China's 'black jails'

Eighty percent of those held in unofficial detention centers are female

Eighty percent of people held in China's unofficial detention centers, or "black jails," are female, and many suffer routine abuse at the hands of their captors, according to a report published on Tuesday by the overseas-based Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) group.

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Shooter currently identified as Michael 'Zehaf-Bibeau' in action on Parliament Hill: the Canadian government recently designated him as a 'high-risk' to commit crimes and revoked his passport.

Canada Parliament Hill shooter identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

Another radicalized Islamist convert that the Canadian government had been watching

Canadian police are investigating a man identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as a possible suspect in the shootings on Wednesday around parliament in Ottawa, a source familiar with the matter said.

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An Israeli member of the "Woman of the Wall" organization, right, tries to hug an ultra-Orthodox woman as they pray at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's old city.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack buses with ads on female worship

The incident underscores simmering tensions over the issue of separation of the sexes

Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday.

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A father and his daughter in Kobane fighting against ISIS.

Kurds accuse Turkish government of supporting ISIS

Despite Ankara’s recent decision to allow peshmerga forces access to Kobane Kurds are wary

The beleaguered town of Kobane erupted in celebration earlier this weekafter fresh arms finally arrived to aid its Kurdish defenders in their epic six-week stand against the militant fighters calling themselves Islamic State (ISIS).

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Lapsed Catholics weigh in on why they left Church

Lapsed Catholics weigh in on why they left Church

Illinois Diocese 'exit interview' offers glimpse at reasons why some adult Catholics leave

The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University estimates that there are currently approximately 32 million adults in the United States who were raised Catholic but have ceased to identify themselves as a member of the Church.

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An abducted Yazidi woman describes the horrors of the Islamic State

An abducted Yazidi woman describes the horrors of the Islamic State

To a BBC correspondent: 'I want to die so my suffering will come to an end'

A Yazidi-Iraqi woman abducted by the Islamic State was able to make contact with a BBC correspondent and said that the conditions under which she was being held were deplorable.

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Mark Driscoll's impromptu speech at the Gateway Conference in Dallas on Monday: he received a standing ovation before and after his short address.

Driscoll returns: Ex-Mars Hill pastor addresses Dallas conference

He claims his family has received death threats and large rocks thrown at his kids

Mark Driscoll has given his first address since he resigned from Mars Hill last week.

Speaking at the Gateway Conference in Dallas, Texas, on Monday, Driscoll did not give a formal sermon, but instead spoke about the struggles his family have been going through since leaving Mars Hill.

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In this June 1999 photo, Rev. Ernest Angley leads a worship service in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Aging TV evangelist hit with accusations of abortions and vasectomies

A pastor and two dozen ex-members charge the 93-year-old Ernest Angley is running a cult

Depending whom you ask, one of two things is happening at the big Cuyahoga Falls church run by legendary television evangelist Ernest Angley:

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Tom Frieden, Director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control
Controlling contagious diseases is just one of many items now on the agency's to-do list

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