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March 6th, 2012
04:23 PM ET

Dublin cathedral pleads for return of 884-year-old heart

By the CNN Wire Staff

A cathedral in Dublin asked on Tuesday that anyone with information on the missing preserved heart of the city's patron saint step forward.

The 884-year-old heart of St. Laurence O'Toole was stolen over the weekend from the iron cage where it is kept in Christ Church Cathedral, police and the cathedral said.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Catholic Church • Ireland

My Take: Rush Limbaugh's 'apology' fails test for public confession
The author argues that Rush Limbaugh didn't really apologize for maligning a Georgetown Law student.
March 6th, 2012
01:05 PM ET

My Take: Rush Limbaugh's 'apology' fails test for public confession

Editor's Note: Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of "God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World," is a regular CNN Belief Blog contributor.

By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN

Dear Rush, which part of “I’m sorry” don’t you understand?

The ritual of public confession is so formulaic in American culture that it’s hard to imagine that someone as media savvy as Rush Limbaugh doesn’t know how to do it. But his so-called apology for calling Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” shows he doesn’t know the first thing about this rite, so here is how it goes.

First, admit that you have done wrong. Say this straight. Do not hedge. Do not confuse things by saying that others have wronged you. Do not say that others have committed similar sins.

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- CNN Belief Blog contributor

Filed under: Celebrity • Church and state • Culture wars • Politics • Sex • Sexuality • United States

March 6th, 2012
12:16 PM ET

Pressure mounts over NYPD Muslim surveillance

(CNN)– Pressure mounts on the NYPD over surveillance of Muslims. CNN's Mary Snow has more.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Church and state • Crime • Islam • TV-The Situation Room

March 6th, 2012
09:43 AM ET

My Take: Who would Jesus vote for?

Editor's note: Larry Alex Taunton is the founder and executive director of the Fixed Point Foundation and author of “The Grace Effect: How the Power of One Life Can Reverse the Corruption of Unbelief.” You can follow him on Twitter @larrytaunton.

By Larry Alex Taunton, Special to CNN

(CNN) – Jesus isn’t up for re-election this year. He’s an uncontested incumbent of sorts.

But that hasn’t stopped presidential candidates from claiming his endorsement and hoping to ride his royal robe into the White House. They invoke his name to summon votes the way his Apostles once used it to make the lame walk and the blind see. They try to, anyway.

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Filed under: Belief • Christianity • Church and state • Opinion • Politics

March 6th, 2012
09:09 AM ET

Daniel Pearl's proxy baptism by Mormons upsets family

Read the Belief Blog's story about Daniel Pearl's proxy baptism and our explainer on why Mormons perform baptisms for the dead.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Judaism • Mormonism • TV-The Situation Room

March 6th, 2012
05:42 AM ET

Nose job earns Egyptian politician the boot

By Amir Ahmed, CNN

A lie and a nose job may cost an Egyptian politician his spot in parliament.

Anwar al-Bilkimy, a newly elected legislator, was forced to resign from the ultra-conservative al-Nour Party after lying about having plastic surgery, Ahmed Khalil, a party spokesman said late Monday.

Black and blue from his rhinoplasty, al-Bilkimy told parliamentarians that his face was bandaged because gunmen attacked him after he refused to get out of his car, Khalil said.

Suspicious, the al-Nour Party, who's hardline creed forbids plastic surgeries, formed a committee to investigate his story and found out that he had lied, a party statement said.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Egypt • Islam

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