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‘The Bells of Easter Sunday Are Actually a Call to War’

A careful look at the Gospels may offer a picture of the original Easter message that is more startling than the theme of lilies, chocolate and eternal salvation that prevails today, writes Brandon Ambrosino in The Boston Globe.

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Easter Egg

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Doves Rising

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Despite Being Barred From Jerusalem During the Holiday, Palestinians See Easter as a Symbol of Hope

Palestinian Christians in the West Bank say that they have been denied permits to visit Jerusalem in record numbers this year, despite their living just over the green line not far from the holy city.

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Obama Approval Rating

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GOP Easter Egg

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Christian Bible ‘Insane, Bronze Age Malarkey,’ Maher Tells Kimmel

The “Real Time” host appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday where he mocked a number of his favorite topics including religious holidays, the Catholic Church and the Bible.

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 READ MORE


Hope’s Opening Day

The obligations of religious toleration and pluralism require all who care not a bit about baseball to accept that Opening Day is more than the beginning of a sports season. It is a great religious festival.

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Conservatives Outraged by Cesar Chavez Google Doodle on Easter

Members of the right wing are freaking out online after Internet search giant Google chose to honor Cesar Chavez with a doodle on Easter Sunday instead of something Christian holiday related.

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Budget Year

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White House Easter Egg Hunt Leftover

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He Keeps Going and Going

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Bucks Only

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A Holy Week Entreaty

It’s hard not to notice that Christianity hasn’t been presented in its own best light during this election year because Christians have not exactly been putting forward their best selves.

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Easter Egg Redistribute

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Jesus Saves

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Better Dead Than Red

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Heartwarming News

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Penance Demands Action

At its holiest time of the year, the Roman Catholic Church is being forced to confront a more worldly riddle: What did the Holy Father know, and when did he know it?

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Dye Job

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Happy Keister

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ObamaTube: Passover/Easter Edition

President Barack Obama draws upon the traditions and meanings behind “two very different holidays”—Passover and Easter—as his jumping-off point for his weekly address about the state of the country and the world ... and about his time rubbing elbows with other world leaders during the past week.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009 READ MORE

AP photo / Sang Tan

French Parliament Nixes Web Piracy Bill

Sacre bleu! Some conservative members of France’s parliament are probably regretting their decision to begin their Easter break a little early, as their absence allowed rival socialists to ambush an Internet piracy bill on Thursday.

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Bush Stands Firm on Environment

The president has confirmed that his gutting of the Endangered Species Act is part of a broader plan to phase out the environment entirely by the time he leaves office.

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Tom Waits’ ‘Immaculate Confection’

In this musical clip, legendary troubadour Tom Waits offers some irreverent incentive for getting the kids to church on Sunday, combining those two time-honored Easter staples:  chocolate and Jesus.

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On Atheists and Easter

Easter is as good a time as any to delve into the issues raised by faith and reason. In this essay, E.J. Dionne challenges the arguments of “neo-atheism.” For an alternative point of view, read “An Atheist Manifesto” by Sam Harris.

Posted on Apr 6, 2007 READ MORE

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Calls For End to Iran Crisis

The pontiff used his first Easter message to ask for “an honorable solution” via “honest and serious negotiations.” He also affirmed Israel’s right to exist.
Somehow we suspect those wishes won’t have much of an impact on the Holocaust-denying president of Iran.

Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE

You Mean Jesus Didn’t Have a Bodily Resurrection?

Interested in a real Paschal Mystery this Easter? How ‘bout this? Why does the Catholic Church insist that Jesus had a bodily resurrection, when Paul clearly says in Corinthians 15:44: “It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body.

Posted on Apr 13, 2006 READ MORE

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