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Crystal Cathedral to be sold to Roman Catholic Church
Inside the iconic glass-and-steel Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California.
November 18th, 2011
10:46 AM ET

Crystal Cathedral to be sold to Roman Catholic Church

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

(CNN) – Southern California’s famed but troubled Crystal Cathedral will be sold to the Roman Catholic Church, in a deal a bankruptcy judge approved Thursday.

The Protestant church, which helped spark the megachurch movement in the United States after opening in 1970, declared bankruptcy last year following years of infighting among the family of church founder Rev. Robert H. Schuller and church leaders.

Sheila Schuller Coleman, the founder’s daughter, sought to reassure members and supporters of the iconic house of worship Thursday night, saying “there is still time for God to step in and save Crystal Cathedral Ministries.”

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- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: California • Church

My Take: 5 reasons Christians should love 'Twilight'
The stars of the movie Twilight: Breaking Dawn at the UK premier of the film.
November 18th, 2011
05:00 AM ET

My Take: 5 reasons Christians should love 'Twilight'

Editor's Note: Jane Wells is the author of Glitter in the Sun: A Bible Study Searching for Truth in the Twilight Saga. She blogs (almost) weekly at www.glitterinthesun.com.

By Jane Wells, Special to CNN

(CNN)–The books and movies of the Twilight Saga have launched a firestorm of debate as to whether the vampire-human love story represents eternal love at its finest or glorifies misogynistic and abusive relationships. I am a proud member of the first camp, seeing epic and eternal themes in the books as worthy of discussion and the violence as a part of the fictional world that tells the story.

With Breaking Dawn, part 1, opening nation-wide this weekend, here is my list of the top five spiritual lessons from the first three movies in the Twilight franchise: Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Bible • Christianity • Movies • My Take

Egyptian Coptics attacked, dozens slightly injured
Egyptian riot policemen take position in the area where Coptic Christians came under attack on November 17.
November 18th, 2011
05:00 AM ET

Egyptian Coptics attacked, dozens slightly injured

By Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, For CNN

(CNN) - Hundreds of Coptics marching in Cairo Thursday were attacked by unknown assailants.

Thirty-two people were injured including two police officers, according to Dr. Adel Al Dawi, a ministry of health spokesman. Except for one badly injured girl who remained hospitalized late Thursday, those injured were treated for minor bruises and cuts.

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- Dan Merica

Filed under: Coptic • Egypt

November 18th, 2011
04:50 AM ET

Belief Blog's Morning Speed Read for Friday, November 18

Here's the Belief Blog’s morning rundown of the top faith-angle stories from around the United States and the world. Click the headlines for more.

From the Blog:

CNN: Survey: 3 in 10 Americans identify with Occupy, Tea Party movements
Both the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements identify with the values of just under a third of the country, according to a survey released Thursday.

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- Dan Merica

Filed under: Morning Read

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The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke and Eric Marrapodi with daily contributions from CNN's worldwide newsgathering team.

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