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  • Despite highly publicized plan to spend three days in a coffin, La. bishop opts for tent instead

    March 25, 2016 11:25 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Instead of sealing himself in a casket for the next three days, a Baptist minister will spend Friday and Saturday night in a makeshift tomb. For days, Sunrise Baptist Church in Shreveport has been posting on Twitter and Facebook about Bishop Rickey Moore's plan to lock himself... more »
  • 'Jesus Christian' pleads guilty to bringing cocaine to La.

    December 24, 2015 11:38 AM

    SHREVEPORT - U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says two men from Brownsville, Texas, have pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell more than 60 pounds of powder cocaine. She says in a news release that 28-year-old Ricardo Garcia and 34-year-old Jesus Christian Martinez pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to... more »
  • People downtown asking: Got Ashes?

    February 18, 2015 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the First United Methodist Church hit the streets of Baton Rouge to commemorate Ash Wednesday by bringing ashes to people in the downtown area. Part of an outreach called "Got Ashes?", church members marked interested people with the sign of the cross on their... more »
  • Egypt stages 2nd wave of airstrikes against ISIS

    February 16, 2015 7:08 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - Security officials say Egyptian warplanes have staged a second wave of airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State group in neighboring Libya. The officials said the warplanes struck on Monday in Darna, an extremist stronghold in eastern Libya. The first wave of airstrikes also targeted Darna. The... more »
  • Pope denounces latest ISIS executions

    February 16, 2015 5:03 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has denounced the slaying by the Islamic State of Egyptian Copts in Libya, saying they were "assassinated just for being Christian." Francis spoke off-the-cuff Monday during an audience with a Scottish ecumenical delegation. He said: "They only said 'Jesus help me ...' The blood of... more »
  • US launches first airstrikes in Iraq

    August 8, 2014 8:19 AM

    NEW DELHI - The Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby says two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck towing it. President Barack... more »
  • Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

    April 20, 2014 11:29 AM

    JERUSALEM - Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago. Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal led Mass at the Holy Sepulcher church in Jerusalem on Sunday. The site is... more »
  • Religious about-face: school district approves books

    November 26, 2013 10:25 PM

    AMITE- A Christian author will be able to sell her books as part of a school fundraiser the school board in Tangipahoa Parish decided recently. The board previously told Angela Bertone she could not sell her books because of the contents. Bertone argued it was unfair. "I felt... more »
  • Author brawls with school district over Halloween books Play Video

    October 18, 2013 10:31 PM

    HAMMOND - A Christian author is fighting with the Tangipahoa Parish School District over what she claims to be a violation of her religious freedom. Angela Bertone offered her children books for fundraising purposes but the district tossed them aside because of their Christian message and federal law preventing... more »
  • Christian school's lawsuit may test court ruling

    January 30, 2013 2:43 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A lawsuit by a Southern California Christian school against two former teachers who refused to provide proof of their faith could pose one of the first court tests of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom. A legal expert said last year's ruling that religious workers... more »
  • Govt appeals judge's contraceptive mandate ruling

    January 15, 2013 4:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is appealing a judge's order that is temporarily preventing the government from forcing a Christian publishing company to provide its employees with certain contraceptives under the new health care law. In November, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton granted a preliminary injunction sought by Tyndale House... more »
  • Christian group lists the world's worst persecutors

    January 8, 2013 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - North Korea continues to be the worst country in the world to be a Christian, according to the new World Watch List released by Open Doors USA. The list ranks North Korea as the world's worst persecutor of Christians for the 11th year in a row, followed by... more »

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