The numbers of women entering convents in England and Wales has hit a 25-year high, according to new figures released on Thursday.» Read More
Islamic State insurgents "massacred" some 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority, a Yazidi lawmaker and two Kurdish officials said on Friday.
North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast on Thursday, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia.
Administration officials had said earlier that the president was considering both airstrikes against militants and airdrops of humanitarian aid.
Though ultra-Orthodox Jews may lack basic math skills, Torah studies provide them with tools applicable to Israel's booming high-tech industry
Pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators eagerly awaited the U.S. Supreme Court decision on contraception on Monday. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the ruling.
Judge Richard Holwell, weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that employers can refuse to pay for contraception coverage for employees. Holwell says it's a 1st amendment issue that should have little impact on Obamacare. Judge Holwell also comments on the labor union fee decision.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled employers can refuse to pay for contraception coverage for employees. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the details.
While seizing key Iraqi cities has catapulted ISIS onto the world’s radar, the Sunni group has been around for years. NBC News reports.
CNBC's John Harwood provides insight into how Washington is wrapping its head around David Brat's upset of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
CNBC's John Harwood provides insight to what some say may have played a role in the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by tea party challenger David Brat in the Virginia Republican primary.
Former British prime minister Tony Blair says ensuring security in areas shaken by extremism starts with rooting out "poisonous" ideologies.
Pope Francis says priestly celibacy is up for discussion.
UAE's Arabtec signed a $40-billion pact to build a million homes in Egypt, a deal that has major political implications.
A report from Giving USA Foundation shows that donations made to American religious organizations have slowed of late.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is likely to veto the anti-gay measure of a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service due to religious beliefs. Cathy Ruse, Family Research Council, and Josh Barro, MSNBC contributor, weigh in.
Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, now on trial for an alleged plot to smuggle 20 million euros, was charged with laundering millions through the Vatican bank.
Some Catholic theologians backed by activist Ralph Nader are criticizing billionaire Ken Langone for comments to CNBC about potential church fundraising problems.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports a group of Catholic theologians backed by Ralph Nader has penned a letter to Ken Langone criticizing him and asking his support for a hike in the minimum wage.
The pope had a good message on the poor but his attack on capitalism was hard to digest. You know who we need now? A Medieval Jewish rabbi.
Will the Pope's comments on capitalism and the "idolatry of money" hurt the church's drive to raise money for the restoration of St. Patrick's Cathedral? CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports roughly $100 million of the $180 million needed has been raised.