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Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

04/18/2014 4:21am
Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation.

Judge: ACLU may file in birth-control lawsuit

04/18/2014 5:10am
A federal judge has allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to file a "friend of the court" brief in a lawsuit filed by Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming.

Judge: ACLU may file in birth-control lawsuit

04/18/2014 5:50am
A federal judge has allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to file a brief in a lawsuit filed by Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming.

Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

04/18/2014 9:01am
Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr."

Atlanta residents object to planned priests' home

04/18/2014 10:41am
Residents are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate a house in the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests in the latest dust-up involving the home.

Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

04/18/2014 11:22am
Social media in the U.S. has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear.

Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land

04/18/2014 11:51am
Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City.

Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

04/18/2014 1:01pm
Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear.

New Jersey woman sues over '8THEIST' license plate

04/18/2014 2:01pm
A New Jersey woman who says she was denied a license plate referencing atheism filed suit this week, claiming her online application was rejected because it was deemed potentially offensive.

Pensive pope at Good Friday Colosseum procession

04/18/2014 3:51pm
Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a torch-lit Good Friday Way of the Cross procession presided over by Pope Francis at the Colosseum.

Atheist national conference aims at Mormon church

04/18/2014 6:30pm
Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.

AP Photos: Latam Catholics pay tribute to Christ

04/18/2014 9:31pm
Roman Catholics throughout Latin America and the Caribbean are paying tribute to Jesus Christ in Holy Week traditions that go back centuries and range from religious processions to self-flagellation.