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It's Ash Wednesday -- an important holy day of prayer and fasting for many Christians.
The holidays are in full swing in the Cape Fear region. There will be a community menorah lighting ceremony this weekend.
The major branches of Christianity in the U.S. have sharply different traditions, with sermons at historically black Protestant churches lasting — on average - nearly four times as long as Roman Catholic sermons.
A Charlotte priest at one of the largest Catholic churches in the country was placed on administrative leave Monday after being accused of sexually abusing a minor.
The gunmen in a furious firefight that left six people dead in Jersey City clearly targeted a Jewish market, the mayor said Wednesday, amid growing suspicions the bloodshed was an anti-Semitic attack.
A North Carolina church is raising eyebrows with a controversial sign involving the political divide among Americans.
After courting controversy for years, the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A will no longer fund two organizations that have historically opposed same-sex marriage.
The pilgrims arrive early and from all over, gathering hours before daybreak in an old pecan grove that surrounds a country church. They come, they say, for a dose of simple decency and devotion wrapped up in a Bible lesson.
Former President Jimmy Carter said he was "at ease with death" while speaking in front of a crowd during a Sunday school service this weekend.