Yesterday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Many religious leaders and politicians offered solemn remembrances and prayers.
Except for Italy’s former PM Silvio Berlusconi, who sparked outrage by praising Hitler-ally Benito Mussolini.
Christian pastor Saeed Abedini has reportedly been sentenced to 8 years in prison for allegedly threatening Iran’s national security by leading house churches.
The legal challenges over the birth control mandate in President Obama’s health care overhaul appear to be moving toward the U.S. Supreme Court, reports the AP’s Rachel Zoll.
Colorado’s Catholic bishops will review a Catholic hospital’s argument that it should not be liable for the death of unborn twins because a fetus is not a person under state law, according to the AP.
A New Mexico lawmaker has proposed legislation to classify an abortion after a sexual assault as “tampering with evidence.”
Some Southern Baptists bigwigs say that women should not serve in combat roles in the U.S. military.
Some Catholics say anti-abortion activists should also back gun control, the NYT reports.
Three rabbis who prayed at the National Prayer Service changed the texts they were given to make them “Jewier.”
The Vatican says a document to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 should be published “soon” — by which they likely mean 3017.
Islamist militants in Mali came bearing cookies but left a trail of terror in their wake, the LA Times reports.
The Connecticut priest dubbed “Monsignor Meth” dealt drugs, bought a sex shop and “was acting out sexually – with men – in the church rectory,” according to reports.
Manti Te’o's fake girlfriend apparently duped his Mormon bishop as well. ”I talked to Lennay many times,” Jim Carrier told the South Bend Tribune. Except, he didn’t.
Movie star Megan Fox was raised Pentecostal and says she’s been speaking in tongues since she was 8. She might be mixing her metaphors in the above pic.
A Toronto Catholic college is teaching students to battle atheism.
A seagull attacked a “dove of peace” released by Pope Benedict XVI yesterday.
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