6 strange facts about how the Catholic church picks a new pope
March 8, 2013, 10:48 a.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Catholic cardinals are locked in the Sistine Chapel without access to electronics and newspapers until they select the next pope.
What does the pope do, anyway?
March 4, 2013, 7 p.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
The recently retired Pope Benedict XVI and his predecessor, John Paul II, both worked days that could stretch from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m. or even midnight.
Thai monks honor Buddha with festival of light [Photos]
February 26, 2013, 10:06 a.m. by Catie Leary
Makha Bucha, which commemorates the day when 1,250 monks gathered to be ordained by the Buddha, is observed on the full moon of the third lunar month of the year in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.
'Genesis death sandwich' discovered in Bible
February 22, 2013, 10:10 a.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
Frequent mentions of life appear in the opening and closing verses of Genesis, while themes of death are clustered in the middle.
McLent? Fish hits fast food menus for holidays
February 20, 2013, 10:05 a.m. by Elizabeth Palermo, BusinessNewsDaily
To cash in on the Catholic practice of Lent, fast foot chains are getting creative with seafood offerings.
Doomsday predictions blossom after pope's resignation, meteorite
February 19, 2013, 1:04 p.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
If one end of the world prophecy doesn't pan out, there are countless more that could.
The most religious U.S. state is ...
February 13, 2013, 10:40 a.m. by Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience
Fifty-eight percent of Mississippi's residents say they are very religious, according to a Gallup poll.
The pope retired. Should you?
February 13, 2013, 10:23 a.m. by David Mielach, BusinessNewsDaily
Experts say the pope's resignation can serve as a lesson to workers about knowing the right time to resign or retire from their current position.
Lightning strikes St. Peter's after Pope Benedict announces resignation
February 13, 2013, 10:16 a.m. by Marc Lallanilla, LiveScience
Lightning often strikes religious symbols, because they are usually placed high in the sky and are often the highest thing around.
Christianity disrupts Amazonian ecosystem
February 11, 2013, 5:10 p.m. by Megan Gannon
In the wake of missionaries converting Amazonian tribesmen, converts are killing animals they were previously barred against hunting.
History's 10 most intriguing popes
February 11, 2013, 2:12 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
From a cadaver on trial to a three-timing pope, here are 10 of the most interesting church fathers in history.
Dog attends Mass daily where owner's funeral was held
January 21, 2013, 4:43 p.m. by Laura Moss
Each day when the bells ring to mark the start of services, this German shepherd makes his way inside an Italian church — just as he did when his master was alive.