Catholics Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage Vote

Dennis Poust, communications director for the New York State Catholic Conference, says it has a network of more than 60,000 people across the state emailing and making thousands of phone calls to senators' offices.
As many as 400,000 people were expected in Zagreb

Many thousands flock to hear Pope Benedict in Croatia

He spoke of the "disintegration" of the family, and urged couples not to give in to a "secularized mentality" of living together instead of marrying.
Veterans' Affairs A Houston judge ruled that a pastor can use "Jesus Christ" during a prayer at the Houston National Cemetery

Judge Rules Pastor Can Say ‘Jesus Christ’ at Memorial Day Ceremony at National Cemetery

A federal judge in Texas ruled Thursday that the government cannot prohibit a Houston preacher from saying “Jesus Christ” while delivering an invocation at an upcoming Memorial Day ceremony to be held the national cemetery in the city.
Followers of Harold Camping's Family Radio religious group spread the message of doom in Manhattan.

World doesn’t end: California prophet had no Plan B

Harold Camping spent millions of dollars telling the nations it was the end of days; now his followers may need counselling
Stephen Hawking dismisses belief in God in an exclusive interview with the Guardian. Photograph: Solar & Heliospheric Observatory/Discovery Channel

Stephen Hawking: ‘There is no heaven; it’s a fairy story’

A belief that heaven or an afterlife awaits us is a "fairy story" for people afraid of death, Stephen Hawking has said. In a dismissal that underlines his firm rejection of religious comforts, Britain's most eminent scientist said there was nothing beyond the moment when the brain flickers for the final time. Hawking, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, shares his thoughts on death, human purpose and our chance existence in an exclusive interview with the Guardian today.
Chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks Lord Sacks warns that the hostility between religion and science is equally damaging to both

Chief rabbi challenges Stephen Hawking in row over origins of universe

The chief rabbi, Lord Sacks, hit back at Stephen Hawking after the astrophysicist said God did not create the universe. In his new book, The Grand Design, published next week, Hawking concludes that science excludes the possibility of a deity and that it is unnecessary to "invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going".
Harold Camping false predictins

The End is Near? Harold Camping’s False Teaching

Harold Camping is now warning the world that the Day of Judgment will begin at about 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011. The 89-year-old founder of Family Radio has made such pronouncements before, most recently in 1994. He now says that he simply miscalculated then, but he is absolutely certain that he has the right calculation now. You have been warned.
The pope writes in his new book that Jesus’s death was not about punishment, but salvation

Pope finds Jews not to blame for death of Jesus

Dismissing the centuries-old interpretation of St John's assertion that it was "the Jews" who demanded Barabbas's release and Jesus's execution, the pontiff asks: "How could the whole people have been present at this moment to clamour for Jesus's death?"

Christians in India Fear Backlash at Massive ‘Reconversion’ Event

NEW DELHI (CDN) — Responding to a petition by the state Catholic Bishops Conference, the High Court of Madhya Pradesh yesterday directed the state government to ensure the safety of Christians during a massive Hindu nationalist rally scheduled tomorrow through Saturday (Feb. 10-12) in Mandla.

Deliver US from Evil!

We never know what tomorrow will hold. I just read an article by Patriot and Rock and Roll great Ted Nugent in the Washington Times, he said, "There is evil among us. Always has been, always will be." Ted I couldn't agree with you more. Since this is proven to us daily as we look around us, read the newspapers and magazines, watch the TV and Cable news, and spend time on the Internet- it is undeniable that truly Evil IS among us. The question is, "How do we prepare for the inevitable EVIL in society?"
religion and the 112th freshman congress

Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 112th Congress

Many analysts described the November 2010 midterm elections as a sea change, with Republicans taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives and narrowing the Democratic majority in the Senate. But this political overhaul appears to have had little effect on the religious composition of Congress, which is similar to the religious makeup of the previous Congress and of the nation, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life.

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