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Topic - Religion_Belief
Somebody in Redmond, Wash., is taking a strong stand for Christmas by posting signs all around town that contain biblical verses and tout the bold proclamation: "It's OK to say Merry Christmas."
Pope Francis is assembling a panel of experts to advise him on sex abuse in the clergy — a task that will involve looking at how to protect children from pedophiles, how to better screen men for the priesthood and how to help victims who have already been harmed.
Is the Bible merely a holy book to be read during worship services and for personal devotion? Or can the Scriptures offer clues to better living?
The Obama administration, in its misguided policy of appeasement of radical Islam, is preparing to commit another unacceptable act: returning the Iraqi Jewish archive to Iraq.
Why such hatred toward America's freedom of religion?
What is the worst problem in the world today? Might it be war, starvation, genocide, sectarian violence, murder, slaughter of babies in the womb? Any of these would be a rational answer.
Two independent studies show prayerful people can better control their emotions and have better outcomes in psychiatric treatment.
Westboro Baptist Church members have announced plans to protest and picket at the funeral of Hollywood actor Paul Walker, who, along with another man, died Saturday in a fiery car crash in California.
A New York City cop-turned-rabbi is using his seventh-degree black belt to teach vulnerable Jews in the area karate in light of the wave of knockout attacks on Jews in the city.
Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat and dressed only in boxer shorts, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.
For the second time, the University of Notre Dame has filed a legal challenge to Obamacare, claiming the federal government has no constitutional right to compel the school to provide free birth control.
Last week in The Times, I read President Reagan's 1982 Thanksgiving address, in which he said "a divine plan placed this great continent here ... to be found by people from every corner of the Earth who had a special love of faith and freedom" and that "our pioneers asked that He would work His will in our daily lives so America would be a land of morality, fairness and freedom" ("Inside the Beltway: Will Thanksgiving succumb to shopping?" Web, Nov. 27). In Friday's edition, I read that our current president had this to say in celebration of Thanksgiving: "We give thanks for the generations ... people of all races and religions, who arrived here from every country on Earth and worked to build something better for themselves and us" ("Obama's Thanksgiving address gives veiled nod to immigrants," Web, Nov. 28).
A number of publications, including The Washington Times, broke the news last week that President Obama had proposed moving the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican. All hell quickly broke loose in liberal circles of interest to defend the president and attack his conservative critics.
The Hobby Lobby case is about more than corporate religious freedom ("Lawsuits may be the final nail in Obamacare's coffin," Web, Nov. 30). It is about the Green family, the owners of that company, wanting to practice their faith in their business. And they do. They are closed on Sundays even though this practice means they lose money. They have left a building empty rather than rent it to a renter who would use it for a purpose that violates their faith. They are going to provide insurance and have done so for years. This company is a beautiful example of how to have your faith included in your business. This case is more about the Greens' religious freedom than it is about the corporation's. Keep on fighting, Hobby Lobby.
Pope Francis is generally known as the religious head of the Catholic Church, keeper of the Vatican key. But even he has a past. He was a bar bouncer.