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Founder of 'Moonies' in intensive care, church saysupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 20:56:00

The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the church colloquially known as the Moonies, is unconscious and undergoing treatment for pneumonia at a hospital in South Korea, a spokesman said Thursday.

Justices deny review over students' religious messages in classroomupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 15:41:00

In what have become known as the "Jesus pencil" and "candy cane" cases, the Supreme Court refused Monday to consider appeals from the families of elementary school students over distribution of religious-themed gifts on campus.

It's wrong to bar altar girlsupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 18:24:00

If there is one institution that has made a point of desperately trying to keep women in their place, it's organized religion.

In video, White House shooting suspect calls himself 'modern-day Jesus'updated: Fri Nov 18 2011 17:47:00

Weeks before his arrest on a charge of attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama, an Idaho man taped a video pitch for Oprah Winfrey -- expressing his contempt for government, offering secrets to solving global problems and proclaiming himself to be "the modern-day Jesus Christ."

Discovering a lost Da Vinciupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 11:54:00

After centuries of neglect, a painting is identified as da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi." Photographs courtesy Robert Simon.

The Catholic church has an app for thatupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 07:28:00

The Catholic Church in Ireland is going high-tech in a bid to reverse a dramatic decline in the number of priests.

Who says Mormons aren't Christians?updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 11:19:00

The Rev. Robert Jeffress, a leading evangelical minister, claimed last Friday that Mormons are not Christians. Jeffress went on to declare that Mormonism is "a cult," meaning it's not a "real" religion, and he implored his followers to reject Mitt Romney, a Mormon, as a candidate for president because as Jeffress sees it: "As Christians, we have the duty to prefer and select Christians as our leaders."

Straddling the line between church and politics in 2012 GOP raceupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 17:10:00

Thomas Jefferson famously wrote about the wall of separation between church and state. He didn't mention separating church and politics, but everybody knows it's a sticky wicket.

Romney's faith an issue in GOP race?updated: Mon Oct 10 2011 17:10:00

CNN's Candy Crowley looks at how GOP candidates are dancing around fellow Republican Mitt Romney's Mormon faith.

Franklin Graham wrong to question Obama's Christianityupdated: Sat May 14 2011 14:02:00

Any Christian will tell you: If a person verbally professes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, that person is considered saved. No ifs, ands or buts. That's when the conversation should end.

The Civil War was a choiceupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 15:49:00

One-hundred-fifty years ago Tuesday, Confederate batteries opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor. Thirty-four hours later the siege ended with the surrender of the fort. Major Robert Anderson, a Kentuckian -- and the Federal commander of the fort -- reported no deaths from the bombardment.

Egypt beefs up security for Coptic Christmas Eveupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 05:58:00

Egyptian authorities beefed up security Thursday as Coptic Christians warily ushered in Christmas Eve after a New Year's Day bombing in front of a church that killed nearly two dozen of their members.

Death row inmate executed using pentobarbital in lethal injectionupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 20:24:00

An Oklahoma death row inmate received a drug commonly used to euthanize animals Thursday because of a nationwide shortage of sodium thiopental, the drug usually used as the sedative in its three-drug execution cocktail.

Haitian presidential candidate calls for entirely new vote, not runoffupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 22:36:00

A popular presidential candidate whose supporters took to the streets of Haiti to protest what they deemed a fraudulent election proposed Tuesday that a fresh round of voting take place.

Polish town unveils giant Jesus statueupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 08:05:00

A town in western Poland is hoping a giant statue of Jesus Christ officially unveiled Sunday will beat out Brazil's landmark sculpture of the religious figure.

Our moral code is out of dateupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 15:26:00

Human progress requires good ideas.

UK bans pregnant nun ice cream adupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 01:28:00

Britain's advertising watchdog has censured an Italian ice cream manufacturer over an advertisement depicting a heavily pregnant nun that appeared ahead of a papal visit to the UK.

Court rules World Vision can require employees to be Christiansupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 20:23:00

The humanitarian organization World Vision can require its employees to be Christians, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

Christian Exodus leaderupdated: Fri May 28 2010 09:54:00

Keith Humphrey says their allegiance is not to the central government.

Pope prays before Shroud of Turinupdated: Mon May 03 2010 04:31:00

Pope Benedict XVI visited the iconic Shroud of Turin on Sunday, kneeling and praying before Christianity's most famous relic, which went on display last month for the first time in 10 years.

Pope venerates Shroud of Turinupdated: Mon May 03 2010 04:31:00

Pope Benedict XVI venerates the Shroud of Turin, believed to be Jesus' burial cloth.

Shroud of Turin on display for first time since 2002 restorationupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 07:40:00

The shroud of Turin, which some Christians believe is Jesus Christ's burial cloth, went on public display Saturday for the first time since it was restored in 2002.

Militia arrests timed to prevent violence, official saysupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 10:33:00

Federal authorities decided to arrest members of the Hutaree militia group upon learning they were planning an exercise in April that might have included violence, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.

Hutaree 'had to assist Jesus'updated: Wed Mar 31 2010 10:33:00

A Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia member talks about training with the group accused of plotting to kill police.

Indictment: Militia planned to murder officer, attack funeralupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 11:25:00

"Captain Hutaree," his wife and two sons planned with other militia members to kill a law enforcement official to draw the officer's colleagues to the funeral, authorities say. Then, according to an indictment unsealed Monday, the militia planned to attack the funeral procession to kick off its war against the U.S. government.

FBI raids militia groupupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 11:25:00

Militia group members have been charged with plotting against law enforcement officers. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.

Archdiocese defends decision to deny children because of lesbian parentsupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 09:02:00

The archdiocese of Denver, Colorado, is defending its decision not to re-enroll two children in a Catholic school in Boulder next year because their parents are lesbians.

Pope meets Irish bishops over abuse reportupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 16:02:00

Alleged victims of child abuse by Catholic priests in Ireland called on the Vatican Monday to hold its own investigation into the scandal and punish those responsible.

30 pounds of pot found inside pictures of Jesusupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 19:58:00

A marijuana bust along the U.S.-Mexico border revealed 30 pounds of the drug stuffed into framed pictures of Jesus Christ, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said Wednesday.

Book: Pope John Paul II self-flagellated to get closer to Jesusupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 18:31:00

Pope John Paul II used to beat himself with a belt and sleep on a bare floor to bring himself closer to Christ, a book published Wednesday says.

North Korea says it's holding Americanupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 03:52:00

The family of a Korean-American missionary believed held in North Korea said Tuesday they are working with U.S. officials to get him returned home.

Missionary missing in N. Koreaupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 03:52:00

The family of an American missionary speaks out on his possible detainment in North Korea. KFMB reports. Kevin Armstrong: My NYC Marathon diaryupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 12:08:00

NEW YORK -- At 12:57 Sunday afternoon, I ran past a man dressed as Jesus Christ on 44th Road in Long Island City. He was wearing leftover Halloween garb -- white robe, brown rope belt and a costume beard. It was Mile 15 of the New York City Marathon, and he held up a sign that read: "In 10 Miles Water Turns To Wine."

Could anxiety disorder cause my husband to imagine things?updated: Tue Aug 04 2009 11:45:00

My husband has generalized anxiety disorder, and he always seems to bring up something he says he has seen me do or something I supposedly said when I cannot recall that ever happening. So my question is, can GAD cause a person to worry so much about something that he believes it happened?

Screams, 'We're down,' recorded in cockpit of crashing planeupdated: Tue May 12 2009 19:45:00

The pilot of a doomed plane that crashed, killing 50 people, said "Jesus Christ" and "We're down," seconds before the plane hurtled from the night sky into a house outside Buffalo, New York, in February.

Analysis: Pope's visit puts focus on Mideast Christiansupdated: Mon May 11 2009 11:29:00

Given the delicate balancing act with Muslims and Jews facing Pope Benedict XVI in the Middle East, it can be easy to forget there's also a third faith with antique roots in the region wanting some attention from the pontiff: Christianity.

Now or neverupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 15:40:00

CNN's Jack Cafferty discusses his new book "Now or Never: Getting Down to the Business of Saving Our American Dream."

Hundreds pack Bethlehem midnight Massupdated: Sun Dec 28 2008 08:39:00

Hundreds of Christians packed the Church of the Nativity on Thursday for a midnight Mass in what is thought to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ.

Bethlehem celebrates Christmasupdated: Sun Dec 28 2008 08:39:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on Bethlehem's annual Christmas celebrations.

Ahmadinejad: Jesus would stand with oppressedupdated: Wed Dec 24 2008 12:32:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's upcoming Christmas message will say Jesus would be a defender of the oppressed if he were alive today.

Grieving woman finds comfort in $3.99 crècheupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 20:59:00

It's naptime in the manger. The rosy porcelain baby is sleeping quietly beside his mother, who dozes on her back on the barn floor, despite her permanent bent-kneed posture and a broken-off right hand.

Commentary: I know what Illinois governor feels like nowupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 09:41:00

If anyone knows how Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich feels right now, I do. Exposing the 'Jesus' Brother' Fraudupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 14:20:00

A new book chronicles how archaeological investigators dismantled the claims of one of the most spectacular biblical finds of the century Sainthoodupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 23:00:00

As Pope Benedict XVI announced the ascendance of four new saints, a look back at how the guiding lights of the Catholic faith are identified Anne Rice's Spiritual Confessionupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 21:00:00

Called Out Of Darkness: A Spiritual ConfessionBy Anne RiceKnopf; 245 pp. Vatican: Excommunication for Female Priestsupdated: Fri May 30 2008 18:30:00

The Vatican insisted Friday that it is properly following Christian tradition by excluding females from the priesthood as it issued a new warning that women taking part in ordinations will be excommunicated

Commentary: Make wearing a flag pin the 28th Amendmentupdated: Mon May 26 2008 13:34:00

When is the last time you watched a mindless movie that had no redeeming value for you intellectually, but all it did was make you laugh? Pope Benedict Yearning to Heal His Flockupdated: Sat Apr 19 2008 22:00:00

The ever more pastoral Pope summons healing and unity in his homily at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Easter penitents warned: Whip at your own perilupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 04:16:00

Exercise caution while you practice devotion. Lestat Lives, Says Anne Riceupdated: Sun Feb 24 2008 13:00:00

After forsaking her vampire character for religious writing, the author reveals that she'll write one more installment of her popular series of novels Christians Wrong About Heaven, Says Bishop
updated: Thu Feb 07 2008 12:00:00

Q&A: The Anglican Bishop of Durham argues that Biblical teaching on the afterlife has been distorted Jews and the Vatican: A New Clash updated: Thu Feb 07 2008 11:00:00

The Pope has revised a section of the old Latin liturgy that castigated the Jews. But it still calls for their conversion. Jewish leaders are up in arms The Man Who Made Romney Possible updated: Tue Jan 29 2008 05:00:00

Gordon Hinckley, the longtime head of the Mormon Church who died Sunday, had much to do with moving Mormonism closer to the mainstream Jesus 'Tomb' Controversy Reopenedupdated: Wed Jan 16 2008 17:00:00

A Jerusalem conference convened by a Princeton theologian reexamines claims that the body of Christ was buried on Earth

Keeping the faithupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 05:09:00

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen on the first ever Iraqi Cardinal and his battle to keep Christianity alive in Iraq.

Keeping Christianity alive in Iraqupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 05:09:00

"Peace for all believers," the congregation at the Sacred Heart church in Eastern Baghdad sings, as the Patriarch, Emmanuel III Delly, holds a heavy cross in his hands, his eyes closed. Jeffs' Conviction: A Winning Ployupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 19:00:00

The polygamist "prophet" is found guilty of accessory to rape, a victory for a novel legal tactic focusing on child abuse

Diana memorial service: Speeches in fullupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 22:11:00

Prince Harry led tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales on the 10th anniversary of her death, describing her as "the best mother in the world" in a speech at a memorial service.

Remembering Dianaupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 22:11:00

Remembering Diana

Who are young Americans' heroes? Mom, Dadupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 01:59:00

When it comes to those they most admire, young people do not look chiefly to the worlds of music, today's wars or history. Instead, they turn to their own families.

Democrats seeing the lightupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 03:38:00

Democrats seeing the light

Democratic candidates trying to reach religious votersupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 03:38:00

Tired of being seen by religious voters as too secular or even hostile toward religion, the Democratic Party and its presidential candidates have launched an all-out effort to win their votes.

Commentary: Pope's comments irrelevant to non-Catholicsupdated: Fri Jul 13 2007 05:26:00

Non-Catholics who are up in arms of the proclamation by Pope Benedict XVI that the only true church in the world is that of Catholicism shouldn't even bother getting upset. Just chalk it up to an old man trying to get a little attention.

Your e-mails: Mixed feelings about Falwell's deathupdated: Tue May 15 2007 15:39:00

The Rev. Jerry Falwell is dead at 73. Ron Godwin, executive vice president of Falwell's Liberty University, said Falwell had "a history of heart challenges" and was found unresponsive Tuesday at the university.

Martin: What would Jesus really do?updated: Wed Apr 04 2007 13:37:00

When did it come to the point that being a Christian meant caring about only two issues,­ abortion and homosexuality?

Collins: Why this scientist believes in Godupdated: Tue Apr 03 2007 11:25:00

I am a scientist and a believer, and I find no conflict between those world views. The 10 Spot: March 13, 2007updated: Tue Mar 13 2007 09:56:00

1. Idle thought: Does Disney get a royalty every time the phrase "Cinderella" is used during March Madness? If so, the Mouse might soon own CBS in addition to ESPN.

Today's Buzz storiesupdated: Mon Nov 27 2006 11:34:00

A movie about the birth of Jesus Christ made its world premiere Sunday at the Vatican, the first time a feature film debuted here.

New Jesus film puts race into religionupdated: Thu Oct 26 2006 12:43:00

The life of Jesus has always provided controversial subject matter for filmmakers.

An insider's guide to limboupdated: Thu Oct 05 2006 04:25:00

Pope Benedict XVI is expected to cast aside centuries of Catholic belief this week by abolishing formally the concept of limbo. Today The Briefing Room takes a look at a move that theologians suggest could save the souls of millions.

Warren: Christians must do more to combat AIDS, comfort victimsupdated: Mon Jun 05 2006 16:01:00

Joana crawled toward me on her skeletal elbows and knees, each movement a painful reminder of the fact that she was dying.

Movies have been in on this for a long timeupdated: Thu May 18 2006 08:54:00

Ron Howard had an interesting point.

China church urges 'Vinci' boycottupdated: Thu May 18 2006 06:01:00

China's official Roman Catholic church has hardened its position on the film "The Da Vinci Code," saying it will tell followers to boycott the movie as immoral and offensive, the government's news agency reported.

'Da Vinci Code' meets with catcallsupdated: Wed May 17 2006 09:04:00

The long-awaited movie version of Dan Brown's best-seller "The Da Vinci Code" is entering the world to disapproval.

Early viewers pan 'Da Vinci Code' updated: Wed May 17 2006 00:30:00

A mixture of fiction, fact and faith, "The Da Vinci Code" has made its worldwide film debut, opening the Cannes Film Festival -- but while the book was a mega-selling hit, the critics largely panned the cinematic version.

FSB: God's Networkupdated: Wed Feb 01 2006 00:01:00

Many entrepreneurs start companies to get rich. Some want to be famous. Others just can't work for anyone else. Bart Azzarelli, 57, launched his Florida pipeline-construction company because, he sa...

CNNMoney: God's Networkupdated: Thu Jan 26 2006 12:06:00

Many entrepreneurs start companies to get rich. Some want to be famous. Others just can't work for anyone else. Bart Azzarelli, 57, launched his Florida pipeline-construction company because, he says, God told him to. Azzarelli's organizational chart shows God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit at the helm of Dallas1 Construction & Development, a Tampa-based business that grossed $27 million last year. The title on his business card is AMBASSADOR FOR CHRIST. His workers wear hardhats adorned with the fish symbol that early Christians used as a secret password. "I decided that if God was instilling in my heart to start a business, then it would be God's business," he says.

Graham: 'I would never say this is God's judgment'updated: Tue Oct 04 2005 17:40:00

Evangelist Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, said Tuesday that a sinful New Orleans could find spiritual rebirth in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

350,000 in St. Peter's Squareupdated: Sun Apr 24 2005 06:06:00

More than 350,000 religious faithful -- including up to 100,000 Germans -- and hundreds of state and religious leaders from around the world gathered in the square outside the Vatican to show their support for the new 78-year-old German pontiff, Benedict XVI.

Ratzinger a close confidant of John Paul IIupdated: Tue Apr 19 2005 13:19:00

The newly elected Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, was one of the most powerful men in the Vatican under Pope John Paul II, a strict enforcer of church doctrine who earned the nickname "Cardinal No."

Pope John Paul II 1920-2005updated: Mon Apr 04 2005 17:44:00

"But if there be truth in me, it should explode. I cannot reject it; I would be rejecting myself." --Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope, in 1961

Your e-mails: Remembering the popeupdated: Sun Apr 03 2005 15:43:00 asked its readers to share their thoughts on Pope John Paul II, who died Saturday. Here is a sampling from thousands of responses, some of which have been edited:

Your e-mails: Asiaupdated: Sun Apr 03 2005 12:22:00 asked its readers to share their views on the death of Pope John Paul II, who died Saturday. Here is a sampling from thousands of responses, some of which have been edited:

Your e-mails: Africaupdated: Sun Apr 03 2005 11:53:00 asked its readers to share their views on the death of Pope John Paul II, who died Saturday. Here is a sampling from thousands of responses, some of which have been edited:

Pope blesses jubilant Easter crowdupdated: Sun Mar 27 2005 05:06:00

An ailing Pope John Paul II has blessed tens of thousands of jubilant pilgrims and tourists marking Easter Sunday in St. Peter's Square by making the sign of the cross with his hand, but he was unable to speak.

Pope to bless the faithfulupdated: Sat Mar 26 2005 20:54:00

Pope John Paul II, recovering from last month's throat surgery, is expected to bless the faithful from his window on Easter Sunday.

Pope 'abandons self to God's will'updated: Fri Mar 25 2005 03:26:00

A cardinal who stood in for Pope John Paul II in a Holy Week ceremony at the Vatican said the ailing pontiff was "serenely abandoning" himself to God's will.

'Springer' Broadway run in doubtupdated: Mon Feb 28 2005 10:40:00

A planned Broadway run of the smash London hit "Jerry Springer -- The Opera" is in doubt after criticism from a Christian group scared off a potential investor, producers have said.

Fortune: There's no crying in businessupdated: Mon Oct 18 2004 00:01:00

Okay, you. I can't keep this inside any longer. You and I need to have a little talk about this situation. No, not the fact that your budget got rejected and you have to go back to the drawing boar...

CNNMoney: College in 4 years? Try 5 or 6.updated: Mon Jun 21 2004 09:41:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - You send your children off for four years of college and they come back with five or six. This may be one instance where more isn't always better.

Church group slams Bush on Clean Air Actupdated: Thu Apr 22 2004 10:19:00

A national group of Christian leaders is sending a scathing letter to President Bush to coincide with Earth Day, accusing his administration of chipping away at the Clean Air Act.

The power of faithupdated: Sun Apr 11 2004 21:25:00

"I'm scared," said 41 year old Ruben Enaje, "sit with me while we wait."

Israel's Christian problemupdated: Thu Apr 01 2004 11:35:00

There is hardly a more resolute supporter of Israel in Congress than Rep. Henry Hyde, the venerable chairman of the House International Relations Committee.

CNNMoney: Gibson film may let studios get religionupdated: Tue Feb 24 2004 07:57:00

Can Mel Gibson help Hollywood find Jesus?

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon Jun 15 1992 00:01:00

-- SEEMA BOESKY, 50-something, estranged wife of Ivan Boesky, on the moral to be drawn from the story of the Wall Street felon, whom she wed 30 years ago: ''Don't marry Ivan Boesky.''

Fortune: PROFITING WITH HELP FROM ABOVE Flocks of businessmen are born-again Christians, and many run their companies according to biblicupdated: Mon Apr 27 1987 00:01:00

TO THE STRAINS of a recorded gospel song, top managers and their staffs intently watch slides of an evangelical mission to Poland. The music stops and the lights come up. Several of the 75 or so me...

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