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Topic - Jesus
Some of those who fear a war on Christmas will be pleased to learn that a nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus will be displayed at Florida's Capitol in Tallahassee on Tuesday and will remain throughout the Christmas season.
Andrew Sullivan, noted gay commentator and self-professed practicing Catholic, said on a Sunday news talk show that same-sex marriage is in line with his religious faith.
Pope Francis exhorted the faithful in a Tuesday homily to love one's enemy — even when the enemy is a terrorist who blows up other people.
St. Vincent is back home in Spain after an absence of 34 years.
Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly says he's Catholic and conservative, but his actions prove he is neither. How tragic that a man who generally supports traditional American ideals and common sense can basically adopt the liberal, immoral view on the huge issue of marriage today. He said on his program recently that homosexual-marriage supporters have the "compelling argument" and that the other side basically just "thumps the Bible."
Hundreds of Christians streamed through the cobblestone alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, hoisting wooden crosses and chanting prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus.
The chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused Him. And Herod with his men of war set Him at nought, and mocked Him, and arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him again to Pilate. The same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.
In a sea of televised swill, reality show honcho Mark Burnett ("Survivor") is about to part the waters. With a little help from his own personal "angel," his wife, "Touched by an Angel" star Roma Downey.
It's a fanciful premise, given that no credible reports exist of actual human cloning ("Walking Dead" extras don't count). But a hard-boiled New York tabloid newspaper reporter, who describes herself as both an "agnostic" and a "lapsed Catholic," believes that if human cloning could be done today, there's genetic material from which another Jesus could — conceivably — be created.
Pope Benedict XVI's sudden decision to step down Feb. 28 because of health concerns reverberated around the globe. The eyes of the world surely will be focused on the impending meeting of the conclave and the election of a new pope.
Moishe Rosen led a career of preaching the message of Jesus that made an impact on his generation and far beyond. His Jews for Jesus organization says it "exists to make the messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide."
Broadway is apparently sticking with its love affair with religion _ this spring will welcome the "The Testament of Mary," a play by Colm Toibin based on his 2011 novella about Jesus' mother after the crucifixion.
As D.C. resident Orlando Olmo looked around the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday, he stopped to take in the scene.
Pope Benedict XVI wished the world Christmas peace Tuesday, decrying the killing of the "defenseless" in Syria and urging Palestinians and Israelis to find the "courage" to negotiate.
Thousands of Christians from the world over packed Manger Square in Bethlehem on Monday to celebrate the birth of Jesus in the ancient West Bank town where he was born.