March 27, 2013 KJZZA group of Phoenix charter schools is facing criticism for using a teaching tool based on the work of L. Ron Hubbard, best known for founding the Church of Scientology. The tool has concerned parents in other schools, but the Phoenix schools' leader insists it has nothing to do with the church.
March 25, 2013 The Jews of Ribadavia, a small medieval town in the north of Spain, are long gone. But no matter: The town's plan to host its first Passover Seder in centuries is aimed at tourists. Like many cities across Spain, Ribadavia hopes reclaiming its Jewish history will also boost its economy.
March 22, 2013 Seafood consumption typically increases during Lent in the U.S. The jump is traditionally attributed to Catholics observing the church's Lenten ban on eating meat on Fridays. But data suggest younger Americans aren't keeping up the fish tradition.
March 22, 2013 Detractors say extending recognition to same-sex couples will weaken a bedrock institution meant to protect women and children. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments regarding gay marriage next week.
March 20, 2013 The new pontiff has no real record of speaking out about sexual abuse cases, though one prominent priest under his leadership was convicted in 2009 in Buenos Aires.