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Good Friday

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  • Christ's sacrifice makes this a very 'Good' Friday

    Q: Why is the day on which Jesus died called "Good Friday"? I don't see anything good about it, to be honest. -- J.W. A: From one perspective, you're right; there certainly doesn't seem to be anything good about that last Friday, when Jesus was condemned...
  • Wide area of Mexico hit by earthquake; preliminary magnitude put at 7.2

    Wide area of Mexico hit by earthquake; preliminary magnitude put at 7.2
    MEXICO CITY -- A powerful earthquake shook a wide area of Mexico on Friday, terrifying residents and sending many fleeing into the streets. There were no initial reports of injuries and only minor damage in the capital, though information from elsewhere...
  • Mexico earthquake causes panic but little damage in the capital

    Mexico earthquake causes panic but little damage in the capital
    MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake shook a wide area of Mexico on Friday, terrifying residents and sending many fleeing into the streets. There were no initial reports of serious injuries or major damage in the capital. The U.S. Geological...
  • Christians gather in Jerusalem to celebrate Good Friday

    Christians gather in Jerusalem to celebrate Good Friday
    JERUSALEM – Thousands of Christian pilgrims from all over the world filled the narrow streets of the Old City of Jerusalem on Good Friday to celebrate on the site they believe Jesus was crucified and buried over 2,000 years ago. The pilgrims...
  • In Syria's capital, residents recall a sectarian tolerance gone by

    In Syria's capital, residents recall a sectarian tolerance gone by
    DAMASCUS, Syria — The thud of mortar shelling alternated with tolling church bells Friday as the Christians of this capital's ancient Bab Touma district marked Good Friday amid extremely tight security. The Easter Week processions that once...
  • Christ's death and resurrection are equally important for our salvation

    Q: In your opinion, which was more important, Jesus' death on the cross or His resurrection from the dead? Some of us were talking about this the other day in our small group Bible study, and we couldn't come to any conclusion. -- Mrs. R.L.K. A: Both...
  • In Theory: When one's compass starts to turn

    Earlier this month, the publication Scientific American reported that a series of studies at both Harvard University and the University of Utah showed that people are more likely to make ethical decisions in the morning than they are as the day wears on....
  • Holy Land Experience: Free showings of 'The Passion of the Christ' set

    Holy Land Experience: Free showings of 'The Passion of the Christ' set
    Holy Land Experience, the Bible-themed attraction near the intersection of Interstate 4 and Kirkman Road in Orlando, will host free screenings of 2004's "The Passion of the Christ" between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The film, starring Jim Caviezel...
  • Irish president welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II on historic visit

    LONDON — In a historic first, the president of Ireland began a state visit to Britain on Tuesday to mark the growing reconciliation between his nation and the one that long ruled it from afar through centuries of oppression and rebellion. After...
  • Rethinking the two-state solution

    Rethinking the two-state solution
    In the 2012 elections, J Street, the relatively new pro-Israel lobby whose stated purpose is to promote a progressive peace agenda in the Middle East, says its PAC disbursed more than $1.8 million to candidates from 26 states, thus helping eight Senate...
  • Pope Francis, Esquire's 'Best Dressed Man of 2013'

    Pope Francis, Esquire's 'Best Dressed Man of 2013'
    There’s a whiff of publicity stunt about Esquire magazine’s decision to name Pope Francis its “Best Dressed Man of 2013.”  But the magazine’s editors are pretty astute in recognizing that the pope’s “black shoes...
  • Spain's Toledo: A Living monument

    On my last visit to Toledo, it seemed holier than ever: Dark El Greco clouds threatened overhead, stark against bright, clear horizons. Hail pelted the masses of people clogging the streets as they awaited the Good Friday procession. A look back at my...