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Pope Francis Warns Those Who Mock Religion: 'A Punch in the Nose' Awaits

Pope Francis Warns Those Who Mock Religion: 'A Punch in the Nose' Awaits

Originally posted 01/15/2015 03:45PM

Pope Francis says nothing justifies the murder of Charlie Hebdo journalists, but in his first extensive, personal comments on the Jan. 7 terror attack in Paris, the pontiff warned Thursday that mocking a person's religion is dangerous business.

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Filed Under: Religion, Pope Francis
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Mennonite Pastor's Credential Revoked Over Son's Same-Sex Wedding

After Officiating Son's Same-Sex Wedding, Mennonite Pastor Gets His Credential Revoked

Originally posted 11/10/2014 08:00PM

When Phil Wenger wanted to marry his partner, he asked his father, 96-year-old Chester Wenger, a longtime pastor and missionary in the Mennonite Church, to officiate.

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VIDEO: Mother Who Lost Kids in Christmas Day Fire Says She Doesn't Blame God

Mother Who Lost Kids in Christmas Day Fire Tells Oprah She Doesn't Blame God (Video)

Originally posted 10/22/2014 09:25PM

In the face of unimaginable loss, Madonna Badger says faith was one thing she didn't lose.

On Christmas Day in 2011, Badger's three young daughters and her parents all perished in an accidental fire that raged through her Stamford, Connecticut, home early that morning.

Now, in an exclusive clip, she sits down with Oprah Winfrey for an upcoming episode of Super Soul Sunday on OWN, discussing how she coped in the days following the tragedy.

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WATCH: Mormons Explain 'Temple Garments' (Video)

Originally posted 10/22/2014 10:55AM

The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints' devotion to God.

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Filed Under: Religion
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Spider-Man Now Has a JDate Profile

UpdatePosted 04/25/2014 12:45PM

Spider-Man Now Has a JDate Profile

Originally posted 04/24/2014 04:15PM

As dates go, this guy's a real swinger.

In an interview with Time Out London, Andrew Garfield reveals that, besides having the heightened senses and powers of a spider, his character in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is Jewish.

"Peter Parker is not a simple dude," Garfield explains. "He ums and ahs about his future because he's neurotic. It's a defining feature."

Garfield, whose father is Jewish, added that he was including himself in his assessment: "I have that in me, for sure."

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Candace Cameron Bure on Critics: I Know People Don't Agree with My Beliefs

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Candace Cameron Bure: I Know People Don't Agree with My Beliefs

Originally posted 04/23/2014 02:45PM

Not everyone is going to agree with Candace Cameron Bure's evangelical Christian beliefs – and she's okay with that.

"As much as you want to try and explain your position to people, sometimes at the end of the day it is not worth it," the former Full House star tells PEOPLE. "I need to invest my time in my family and not trying to please everybody or getting them to see my own point of view."

As a contestant on this season of Dancing with the Stars, Bure, 38, has garnered praise and criticism for her conservative beliefs and her "boundaries" that have left her modestly clothed and with fully-dressed partners (even when pro dancer Mark Ballas wanted to show off his abs).

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UpdatePosted 03/21/2014 02:40PM

Soul Sister: Singing Nun Wows on Italy's The Voice

Originally posted 03/21/2014 12:10PM

This nun has some serious pipes; no church organ required.

Sister Cristina Scuccia stunned Italy's version of The Voice with her rendition of Alicia Keys's "No One." A clip from the episode has already amassed over three million views on YouTube.

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Filed Under: Religion, The Voice
Did Pope Francis Drop the F-Bomb? | Pope Francis

Pope Francis Accidentally Swears in a Public Speech

Originally posted 03/03/2014 02:55PM

Holy moly!

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Filed Under: Religion, Pope Francis
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Mark Wahlberg: My Faith Is the 'Most Important Part of My Life' | Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg: My Faith Is the 'Most Important Part of My Life'

Originally posted 12/17/2013 11:55AM

Mark Wahlberg is upfront when it comes to discussing how his faith plays a central role in his life.

"It's the most important part of my life. I don't try to push it on anybody and I don't try to hide it," the Lone Survivor actor, 42, told Parade.

In fact, Wahlberg, who is Irish Catholic, often goes to church twice on Sundays.

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Fergie and Josh Duhamel's Son Axl Gets Baptized

Fergie and Josh Duhamel's Son Axl Gets Baptized

Originally posted 12/12/2013 08:00PM

With parents like Fergie and Josh Duhamel, performing is in little Axl Jack's genes – but the 3½-month-old was perfectly behaved during his baptism on Thursday, an eyewitness tells PEOPLE.

The new parents, who welcomed their first child in August, and a small group of family members gathered at the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Brentwood, Calif., for the intimate ceremony.

"Baby Axl wore all white and seemed very calm about being baptized. He didn't cry at all," the eyewitness says.

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