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Prayer

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Church and State

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Supreme Court Permits Prayer At Town Meetings

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The Prayer

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What Obama Prays For

Barack Obama talks religion and says he prays that “a better day will dawn over Egypt,” among other requests of his deity. By the way, anyone notice the president has a real thing for Job?

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Muslim Women Protest Through Prayer at D.C. Mosque

On Feb. 20, four Muslim women took a conspicuous step to protest gender segregation in Muslim mosques by refusing to relegate themselves to a cordoned-off prayer zone for women—which one of them ruefully called the “penalty box”—and instead worshiped with the men at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. Their presence did not go unnoticed.

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‘Mass: We Pray’ Brings the Excitement of Church to Your Living Room

Why wait for Sunday to practice your best bell-ringing, genuflecting and incense-swinging moves when you can bring the blessings home with the “Mass: We Pray” video game? Bonus: You can trade in Grace points to unlock the Holy Mysteries!

Posted on Nov 18, 2009 READ MORE


Prayer Book for Spouses
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A Bedroom Benediction for Married Catholics

Ever wonder what the Roman Catholic Church might have to say about the proper way to prepare for the friskier side of holy matrimony? Well, here it is anyway: A Catholic organization in Britain has come up with a bedroom benediction for officially recognized (read: heterosexual) married couples to consult prior to consummation in its handy “Prayer Book for Spouses.”

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A Frank Assessment: Rev. Rick Is Offensive

Rep. Barney Frank, the first openly gay member of Congress, isn’t happy about the “high honor” Barack Obama has bestowed on the Rev. Rick Warren, who recently likened gay marriage to incest and pedophilia. This isn’t a speech at a forum, the congressman points out, but a role that is “traditionally given as a mark of great respect.”

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More Nuggets From the Palin Gold Mine

While the webloids are busy looking into the drinking habits of young Bristol Palin, The Huffington Post has a disturbing report on Ma Palin’s right-wing church: “Pastor Kalnins has also preached that critics of President Bush will be banished to hell ... and said that Jesus ‘operated from that position of war mode.’ ”

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Bomb Rips Through Afghan Mosque at Evening Prayer

A suicide bomber set off a deadly explosion near a mosque in a popular marketplace in Zaranj, Afghanistan, Thursday evening as men were gathering for prayer, killing 20 people and injuring about 30. 

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Saudi Arabia Thinks Big

The House of Saud clearly takes a top-down approach to ruling. Under mounting pressure from the West to confront religious fundamentalism, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs plans to retrain some 40,000 imams.

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Prayers Will Be Answered in the Order They Are Received

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Outsourcing You May Not Have Heard About

Infertile women who want a bargain as much as a baby can now rent an Indian womb for one-tenth the going rate.

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Suicide Bombers Kill 57 in Iraq

The carnage continues—this time near a Sunni prayer service.

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Shocker: Study Shrugs Off Prayer’s Power to Heal

A nationwide study finds that having strangers pray for heart patients does not help their health. In fact, the prayed-for are actually more likely to suffer complications.

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From Staff Sgt. Tony R. Tolley / dod.gov

Air Force Eases Rules on Religion

In the wake of a nationwide petition drive by evangelicals, sectarian prayer and other such divisive elements are creeping back into the service. | story

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