Religion

12:00pm

Fri March 4, 2011
Faith Matters

Pope: 'Jews Are Not Responsible For Killing Jesus'

There is no basis in the scripture for the argument that the Jewish people were responsible for the death of Jesus Christ. That's the declaration made by Pope Benedict the sixteenth, in his forthcoming book, "Jesus of Nazareth, Part II". The Vatican released excerpts of the book this week. The charge that Jews were responsible for Christ's persecution has strained relations between the Catholic and Jewish faiths for centuries.

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4:14pm

Wed March 2, 2011
Religion

A Peek Inside The Westboro Baptist Church

Originally published on Thu March 3, 2011 6:58 am

Shirley Phelps-Roper, a member of the Westboro Baptist Church, protests in Pennsylvania in 2006.
Bradley C. Bower AP

Westboro Baptist Church first gained notoriety in 1998, when members picketed at the funeral of Matthew Shepherd, who was murdered because he was gay.

Since then, the members have protested at the funerals of public figures such as Elizabeth Edwards, children killed in bus accidents and soldiers killed in war. Shirley Phelps-Roper, the church spokeswoman, says the members want God to punish Americans for tolerating homosexuality. They picket funerals to make people angry, she says: They want people to reject God and be condemned to hell.

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10:43am

Wed March 2, 2011
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Sides With Westboro Church On Funeral Protests

The First Amendment protects the right of the Westboro Baptist Church to hold anti-gay protests outside military funerals, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The 8-1 ruling backs an appeals court decision to throw out a $5 million victory for Albert Snyder, who sued the fundamentalist church after its members picketed his son's funeral.

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8:49am

Fri January 14, 2011
The Two-Way

With Beatification, Pope John Paul II Moves Closer To Sainthood

Pope Benedict XVI today "signed off on the miracle needed for the beatification of Pope John Paul II, and set May 1 as the date to honor one of the most beloved popes of all times as a model of saintliness for the church," the Associated Press writes.

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3:00pm

Sun January 9, 2011
Religion

King James Bible Borrowed From Earlier Translation

English-speaking Christians were handed the King James Bible 400 years ago. But much of it was copied from a translation made 50 years earlier by William Tyndale. Rev. Paul Cross, who teaches at the Master's Institute in St. Paul, Minn., discusses Tyndale's mission to democratize the Bible.

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