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Women settle suit alleging Liberty University mishandled assault cases

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00:34 sec | 6 d ago

Women settle suit alleging Liberty University mishandled assault cases

"A a a a settlement settlement settlement settlement has has has has been been been been reached reached reached reached in in in in a a a a lawsuit lawsuit lawsuit lawsuit twelve twelve twelve twelve women women women women brought brought brought brought last last last last summer summer summer summer against against against against liberty liberty liberty liberty university university university university accusing accusing accusing accusing the the the the Christian Christian Christian Christian institution institution institution institution of of of of mis mis mis mis handling handling handling handling cases cases cases cases of of of of sexual sexual sexual sexual assault assault assault assault and and and and harassment harassment harassment harassment the the the the development development development development comes comes comes comes as as as as the the the the private private private private evangelical evangelical evangelical evangelical school school school school in in in in Lynchburg Lynchburg Lynchburg Lynchburg Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia faces faces faces faces continued continued continued continued scrutiny scrutiny scrutiny scrutiny over over over over its its its its handling handling handling handling of of of of sex sex sex sex assault assault assault assault cases cases cases cases some some some some plaintiffs plaintiffs plaintiffs plaintiffs in in in in the the the the lawsuit lawsuit lawsuit lawsuit described described described described being being being being raped raped raped raped or or or or sexually sexually sexually sexually harassed harassed harassed harassed and and and and having having having having their their their their cases cases cases cases mishandled mishandled mishandled mishandled or or or or effectively effectively effectively effectively ignored ignored ignored ignored the the the the school school school school recently recently recently recently acknowledged acknowledged acknowledged acknowledged that that that that the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. department department department department of of of of education education education education is is is is reviewing reviewing reviewing reviewing its its its its compliance compliance compliance compliance with with with with requirements requirements requirements requirements to to to to maintain maintain maintain maintain and and and and disclose disclose disclose disclose crime crime crime crime statistics statistics statistics statistics and and and and security security security security information information information information I I I I Walter Walter Walter Walter Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff

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Fire-ravaged New Mexico villages cling to faith, ‘querencia’

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00:42 sec | Last week

Fire-ravaged New Mexico villages cling to faith, ‘querencia’

"As as as as the the the the largest largest largest largest wildfire wildfire wildfire wildfire burning burning burning burning in in in in the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. marches marches marches marches across across across across northern northern northern northern New New New New Mexico Mexico Mexico Mexico residents residents residents residents have have have have been been been been guided guided guided guided by by by by their their their their faith faith faith faith their their their their connection connection connection connection to to to to each each each each other other other other and and and and the the the the land land land land the the the the fire fire fire fire has has has has burned burned burned burned hundreds hundreds hundreds hundreds of of of of square square square square miles miles miles miles destroying destroying destroying destroying dozens dozens dozens dozens of of of of homes homes homes homes and and and and largely largely largely largely Hispanic Hispanic Hispanic Hispanic working working working working class class class class neighborhoods neighborhoods neighborhoods neighborhoods and and and and forcing forcing forcing forcing thousands thousands thousands thousands to to to to evacuate evacuate evacuate evacuate faith faith faith faith is is is is infused infused infused infused in in in in homes homes homes homes across across across across the the the the New New New New Mexico Mexico Mexico Mexico mountains mountains mountains mountains elected elected elected elected officials officials officials officials and and and and fire fire fire fire managers managers managers managers frequently frequently frequently frequently credited credited credited credited prayer prayer prayer prayer when when when when winds winds winds winds calmed calmed calmed calmed enough enough enough enough to to to to allow allow allow allow firefighters firefighters firefighters firefighters to to to to battle battle battle battle the the the the blazes blazes blazes blazes residents residents residents residents here here here here pleaded pleaded pleaded pleaded with with with with god god god god for for for for intervention intervention intervention intervention in in in in the the the the form form form form of of of of rain rain rain rain and and and and calm calm calm calm winds winds winds winds and and and and they've they've they've they've invoked invoked invoked invoked the the the the virgin virgin virgin virgin Mary Mary Mary Mary and and and and the the the the patron patron patron patron saints saints saints saints of of of of firefighters firefighters firefighters firefighters conditions conditions conditions conditions are are are are expected expected expected expected to to to to worsen worsen worsen worsen over over over over the the the the weekend weekend weekend weekend with with with with consecutive consecutive consecutive consecutive days days days days of of of of high high high high winds winds winds winds I'm I'm I'm I'm Walter Walter Walter Walter Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff

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Cardinal: Pope OK'd spending 1M euros to free kidnapped nun

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00:38 sec | Last week

Cardinal: Pope OK'd spending 1M euros to free kidnapped nun

"The the the the cardinal cardinal cardinal cardinal has has has has testified testified testified testified the the the the pope pope pope pope Francis Francis Francis Francis authorize authorize authorize authorize spending spending spending spending up up up up to to to to one one one one million million million million euros euros euros euros to to to to free free free free a a a a Colombian Colombian Colombian Colombian nun nun nun nun kidnapped kidnapped kidnapped kidnapped by by by by a a a a cable cable cable cable linked linked linked linked militants militants militants militants in in in in Mali Mali Mali Mali the the the the spending spending spending spending included included included included hiring hiring hiring hiring a a a a British British British British security security security security firm firm firm firm to to to to find find find find the the the the nun nun nun nun and and and and secure secure secure secure her her her her freedom freedom freedom freedom the the the the cardinals cardinals cardinals cardinals bombshell bombshell bombshell bombshell testimony testimony testimony testimony could could could could pose pose pose pose serious serious serious serious security security security security implications implications implications implications for for for for the the the the Vatican Vatican Vatican Vatican since since since since he he he he provided provided provided provided evidence evidence evidence evidence that that that that the the the the pope pope pope pope was was was was apparently apparently apparently apparently willing willing willing willing to to to to pay pay pay pay at at at at least least least least some some some some ransom ransom ransom ransom to to to to Islamic Islamic Islamic Islamic militants militants militants militants to to to to free free free free the the the the nun nun nun nun she she she she was was was was eventually eventually eventually eventually let let let let go go go go last last last last year year year year ransom ransom ransom ransom payments payments payments payments are are are are rarely rarely rarely rarely if if if if ever ever ever ever confirmed confirmed confirmed confirmed precisely precisely precisely precisely to to to to dissuade dissuade dissuade dissuade future future future future kidnappings kidnappings kidnappings kidnappings the the the the cardinals cardinals cardinals cardinals testimony testimony testimony testimony was was was was part part part part of of of of the the the the Vatican's Vatican's Vatican's Vatican's big big big big financial financial financial financial fraud fraud fraud fraud trial trial trial trial in in in in which which which which he he he he is is is is a a a a defendant defendant defendant defendant I'm I'm I'm I'm Walter Walter Walter Walter Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff

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Pope's Ukraine diplomacy a political and spiritual tightrope

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00:40 sec | 2 weeks ago

Pope's Ukraine diplomacy a political and spiritual tightrope

"Pope pope pope pope Francis Francis Francis Francis hasn't hasn't hasn't hasn't made made made made much much much much of of of of a a a a diplomatic diplomatic diplomatic diplomatic mark mark mark mark in in in in Russia's Russia's Russia's Russia's war war war war in in in in Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine his his his his appeals appeals appeals appeals for for for for a a a a truce truce truce truce have have have have gone gone gone gone unheeded unheeded unheeded unheeded and and and and as as as as planned planned planned planned meeting meeting meeting meeting with with with with the the the the head head head head of of of of the the the the Russian Russian Russian Russian Orthodox Orthodox Orthodox Orthodox Church Church Church Church was was was was called called called called off off off off while while while while the the the the long long long long list list list list of of of of diplomatic diplomatic diplomatic diplomatic dead dead dead dead ends ends ends ends would would would would appear appear appear appear discouraging discouraging discouraging discouraging it's it's it's it's par par par par for for for for the the the the course course course course for for for for the the the the Vatican's Vatican's Vatican's Vatican's unique unique unique unique brand brand brand brand of of of of diplomacy diplomacy diplomacy diplomacy it's it's it's it's a a a a policy policy policy policy that that that that straddles straddles straddles straddles geopolitical geopolitical geopolitical geopolitical realities realities realities realities with with with with spiritual spiritual spiritual spiritual priorities priorities priorities priorities even even even even when when when when they're they're they're they're at at at at odds odds odds odds with with with with one one one one another another another another Francis Francis Francis Francis has has has has called called called called for for for for peace peace peace peace in in in in Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine and and and and send send send send cardinals cardinals cardinals cardinals with with with with humanitarian humanitarian humanitarian humanitarian aid aid aid aid but but but but he he he he is is is is also also also also kept kept kept kept alive alive alive alive the the the the holy holy holy holy see's see's see's see's goal goal goal goal of of of of healing healing healing healing relations relations relations relations with with with with the the the the Russian Russian Russian Russian Orthodox Orthodox Orthodox Orthodox Church Church Church Church even even even even as as as as its its its its leader leader leader leader faces faces faces faces sanctions sanctions sanctions sanctions for for for for justifying justifying justifying justifying the the the the war war war war on on on on spiritual spiritual spiritual spiritual grounds grounds grounds grounds I I I I Walter Walter Walter Walter Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff

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Supreme Court rules against Boston in Christian flag case

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00:41 sec | 2 weeks ago

Supreme Court rules against Boston in Christian flag case

"The the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. Supreme Supreme Supreme Supreme Court Court Court Court ruled ruled ruled ruled unanimously unanimously unanimously unanimously that that that that Boston Boston Boston Boston violated violated violated violated the the the the free free free free speech speech speech speech rights rights rights rights of of of of a a a a conservative conservative conservative conservative activist activist activist activist when when when when it it it it refused refused refused refused his his his his request request request request to to to to fly fly fly fly Christian Christian Christian Christian flag flag flag flag on on on on the the the the flag flag flag flag pole pole pole pole outside outside outside outside city city city city hall hall hall hall justice justice justice justice Stephen Stephen Stephen Stephen Bryer Bryer Bryer Bryer wrote wrote wrote wrote for for for for the the the the court court court court that that that that the the the the city city city city discriminated discriminated discriminated discriminated against against against against the the the the activist activist activist activist because because because because of of of of his his his his religious religious religious religious viewpoint viewpoint viewpoint viewpoint the the the the city city city city had had had had approved approved approved approved two two two two hundred hundred hundred hundred eighty eighty eighty eighty four four four four consecutive consecutive consecutive consecutive applications applications applications applications to to to to fly fly fly fly flags flags flags flags before before before before it it it it rejected rejected rejected rejected the the the the activists activists activists activists request request request request because because because because it it it it was was was was a a a a Christian Christian Christian Christian flag flag flag flag prior prior prior prior wrote wrote wrote wrote that that that that the the the the case case case case hinged hinged hinged hinged on on on on whether whether whether whether the the the the flag flag flag flag flying flying flying flying is is is is an an an an act act act act of of of of the the the the government government government government in in in in which which which which Boston Boston Boston Boston can can can can do do do do whatever whatever whatever whatever it it it it wants wants wants wants or or or or private private private private parties parties parties parties the the the the city city city city has has has has said said said said that that that that if if if if I I I I lost lost lost lost the the the the Supreme Supreme Supreme Supreme Court Court Court Court case case case case it it it it would would would would probably probably probably probably changes changes changes changes policy policy policy policy to to to to take take take take more more more more control control control control of of of of what what what what flags flags flags flags fly fly fly fly I'm I'm I'm I'm Walter Walter Walter Walter Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff

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Vatican trial places pope, top aide at center of London deal

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00:39 sec | 3 weeks ago

Vatican trial places pope, top aide at center of London deal

"The the the the former former former former director director director director of of of of the the the the Vatican's Vatican's Vatican's Vatican's financial financial financial financial watchdog watchdog watchdog watchdog agency agency agency agency has has has has testified testified testified testified the the the the pope pope pope pope Francis Francis Francis Francis asked asked asked asked him him him him to to to to get get get get full full full full control control control control of of of of a a a a London London London London property property property property at at at at the the the the center center center center of of of of a a a a Vatican Vatican Vatican Vatican financial financial financial financial trial trial trial trial the the the the testimony testimony testimony testimony once once once once again again again again put put put put the the the the pope pope pope pope and and and and his his his his top top top top deputies deputies deputies deputies in in in in the the the the spotlight spotlight spotlight spotlight for for for for their their their their roles roles roles roles in in in in the the the the problematic problematic problematic problematic deal deal deal deal Vatican Vatican Vatican Vatican prosecutors prosecutors prosecutors prosecutors have have have have accused accused accused accused brokers brokers brokers brokers and and and and Vatican Vatican Vatican Vatican officials officials officials officials of of of of policing policing policing policing the the the the holy holy holy holy city city city city of of of of millions millions millions millions of of of of euros euros euros euros in in in in fees fees fees fees and and and and then then then then extorting extorting extorting extorting the the the the Vatican Vatican Vatican Vatican of of of of fifteen fifteen fifteen fifteen million million million million euros euros euros euros to to to to get get get get full full full full control control control control of of of of the the the the property property property property the the the the Vatican Vatican Vatican Vatican official official official official accused accused accused accused of of of of abusing abusing abusing abusing his his his his office office office office testified testified testified testified he he he he didn't didn't didn't didn't have have have have the the the the authority authority authority authority to to to to block block block block the the the the fifteen fifteen fifteen fifteen million million million million euro euro euro euro payment payment payment payment nor nor nor nor sufficient sufficient sufficient sufficient evidence evidence evidence evidence to to to to flag flag flag flag it it it it to to to to Vatican Vatican Vatican Vatican prosecutors prosecutors prosecutors prosecutors as as as as suspicious suspicious suspicious suspicious I I I I Walter Walter Walter Walter Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff

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Activist's self-immolation stirs questions on faith, protest

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00:47 sec | 3 weeks ago

Activist's self-immolation stirs questions on faith, protest

"An an an an activist activist activist activist self self self self immolation immolation immolation immolation is is is is stirring stirring stirring stirring questions questions questions questions about about about about faith faith faith faith in in in in protest protest protest protest last last last last Friday Friday Friday Friday on on on on Earth Earth Earth Earth Day Day Day Day a a a a fifty fifty fifty fifty year year year year old old old old photographer photographer photographer photographer and and and and climate climate climate climate change change change change activists activists activists activists name name name name when when when when Bruce Bruce Bruce Bruce set set set set himself himself himself himself on on on on fire fire fire fire outside outside outside outside the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. Supreme Supreme Supreme Supreme Court Court Court Court as as as as in in in in Buddhist Buddhist Buddhist Buddhist priest priest priest priest who who who who described described described described herself herself herself herself as as as as Bruce's Bruce's Bruce's Bruce's friend friend friend friend said said said said he he he he had had had had been been been been planning planning planning planning the the the the act act act act for for for for at at at at least least least least a a a a year year year year the the the the act act act act by by by by the the the the Colorado Colorado Colorado Colorado man man man man who who who who was was was was Buddhist Buddhist Buddhist Buddhist was was was was reminiscent reminiscent reminiscent reminiscent of of of of a a a a Vietnamese Vietnamese Vietnamese Vietnamese monks monks monks monks self self self self immolation immolation immolation immolation in in in in nineteen nineteen nineteen nineteen sixty sixty sixty sixty three three three three protesting protesting protesting protesting an an an an oppressive oppressive oppressive oppressive regime regime regime regime experts experts experts experts say say say say Buddhism Buddhism Buddhism Buddhism doesn't doesn't doesn't doesn't condone condone condone condone self self self self sacrifice sacrifice sacrifice sacrifice but but but but they they they they say say say say it's it's it's it's position position position position is is is is more more more more complex complex complex complex when when when when the the the the motivation motivation motivation motivation is is is is lofty lofty lofty lofty or or or or altruistic altruistic altruistic altruistic one one one one of of of of Bruce's Bruce's Bruce's Bruce's friends friends friends friends wrote wrote wrote wrote an an an an emotional emotional emotional emotional post post post post on on on on Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter saying saying saying saying his his his his self self self self immolation immolation immolation immolation was was was was not not not not suicide suicide suicide suicide but but but but a a a a deeply deeply deeply deeply fearless fearless fearless fearless act act act act of of of of compassion compassion compassion compassion to to to to bring bring bring bring attention attention attention attention to to to to the the the the climate climate climate climate crisis crisis crisis crisis I'm I'm I'm I'm Walter Walter Walter Walter Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff

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Inflation drives up Passover food prices for US Jews

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 3 weeks ago

Inflation drives up Passover food prices for US Jews

"Some some some some American American American American Jewish Jewish Jewish Jewish families families families families observing observing observing observing Passover Passover Passover Passover are are are are struggling struggling struggling struggling to to to to pay pay pay pay for for for for traditional traditional traditional traditional holiday holiday holiday holiday foods foods foods foods as as as as soaring soaring soaring soaring inflation inflation inflation inflation drives drives drives drives up up up up prices prices prices prices during during during during one one one one of of of of the the the the most most most most important important important important Jewish Jewish Jewish Jewish holidays holidays holidays holidays food food food food prices prices prices prices rose rose rose rose ten ten ten ten percent percent percent percent in in in in March March March March on on on on a a a a year year year year by by by by year year year year basis basis basis basis driven driven driven driven by by by by high high high high costs costs costs costs for for for for poultry poultry poultry poultry fish fish fish fish eggs eggs eggs eggs beef beef beef beef and and and and other other other other meats meats meats meats it's it's it's it's the the the the largest largest largest largest increase increase increase increase in in in in forty forty forty forty one one one one years years years years the the the the reasons reasons reasons reasons for for for for the the the the surge surge surge surge include include include include supply supply supply supply chain chain chain chain snags snags snags snags unfavorable unfavorable unfavorable unfavorable weather weather weather weather and and and and rising rising rising rising energy energy energy energy prices prices prices prices the the the the met met met met council council council council runs runs runs runs the the the the country's country's country's country's largest largest largest largest kosher kosher kosher kosher food food food food pantry pantry pantry pantry it it it it expects expects expects expects to to to to supply supply supply supply nearly nearly nearly nearly three three three three million million million million pounds pounds pounds pounds of of of of food food food food and and and and Passover Passover Passover Passover packages packages packages packages to to to to Jews Jews Jews Jews in in in in New New New New York York York York and and and and New New New New Jersey Jersey Jersey Jersey this this this this year year year year its its its its executive executive executive executive director director director director says says says says it it it it has has has has never never never never experienced experienced experienced experienced such such such such a a a a challenge challenge challenge challenge in in in in fifty fifty fifty fifty years years years years I'm I'm I'm I'm Walter Walter Walter Walter Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff

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EXPLAINER: Why Mideast tensions are soaring yet again

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00:46 sec | Last month

EXPLAINER: Why Mideast tensions are soaring yet again

"Mideast Mideast Mideast Mideast tensions tensions tensions tensions are are are are soaring soaring soaring soaring again again again again here's here's here's here's why why why why tens tens tens tens of of of of thousands thousands thousands thousands were were were were expected expected expected expected in in in in Jerusalem Jerusalem Jerusalem Jerusalem for for for for the the the the first first first first time time time time since since since since the the the the pandemic pandemic pandemic pandemic during during during during a a a a rare rare rare rare confluence confluence confluence confluence of of of of major major major major Jewish Jewish Jewish Jewish Christian Christian Christian Christian and and and and Muslim Muslim Muslim Muslim holidays holidays holidays holidays Israeli Israeli Israeli Israeli and and and and Palestinian Palestinian Palestinian Palestinian leaders leaders leaders leaders discussed discussed discussed discussed how how how how to to to to calm calm calm calm tensions tensions tensions tensions but but but but Israel Israel Israel Israel has has has has seen seen seen seen the the the the deadly deadly deadly deadly a a a a string string string string of of of of attacks attacks attacks attacks in in in in years years years years clashes clashes clashes clashes erupted erupted erupted erupted on on on on April April April April fifteenth fifteenth fifteenth fifteenth at at at at the the the the all all all all Aqsa Aqsa Aqsa Aqsa mosque mosque mosque mosque compound compound compound compound in in in in Jerusalem's Jerusalem's Jerusalem's Jerusalem's old old old old city city city city the the the the third third third third holiest holiest holiest holiest site site site site in in in in Islam Islam Islam Islam and and and and the the the the holiest holiest holiest holiest for for for for Jews Jews Jews Jews who who who who referred referred referred referred to to to to it it it it as as as as the the the the Temple Temple Temple Temple Mount Mount Mount Mount has has has has been been been been ground ground ground ground zero zero zero zero for for for for several several several several outbreaks outbreaks outbreaks outbreaks of of of of violence violence violence violence Palestinians Palestinians Palestinians Palestinians view view view view regular regular regular regular visits visits visits visits by by by by nationalist nationalist nationalist nationalist and and and and religious religious religious religious Jews Jews Jews Jews as as as as a a a a provocation provocation provocation provocation and and and and a a a a possible possible possible possible prelude prelude prelude prelude to to to to Israel Israel Israel Israel taking taking taking taking over over over over the the the the site site site site Israeli Israeli Israeli Israeli authorities authorities authorities authorities say say say say they they they they are are are are committed committed committed committed to to to to maintaining maintaining maintaining maintaining the the the the status status status status quo quo quo quo I'm I'm I'm I'm Walter Walter Walter Walter Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff

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For churches hit by disasters, Easter brings promise of hope

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00:37 sec | Last month

For churches hit by disasters, Easter brings promise of hope

"Easter's Easter's Easter's Easter's message message message message of of of of renewal renewal renewal renewal will will will will be be be be especially especially especially especially poignant poignant poignant poignant this this this this year year year year for for for for poor poor poor poor U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. congregations congregations congregations congregations rebounding rebounding rebounding rebounding from from from from disasters disasters disasters disasters over over over over the the the the past past past past year year year year a a a a tornado tornado tornado tornado destroyed destroyed destroyed destroyed one one one one church church church church in in in in Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky ablaze ablaze ablaze ablaze gathered gathered gathered gathered another another another another in in in in New New New New York York York York City City City City the the the the middle middle middle middle collegiate collegiate collegiate collegiate church church church church burned burned burned burned last last last last December December December December now now now now they're they're they're they're worshipping worshipping worshipping worshipping in in in in a a a a local local local local synagogue synagogue synagogue synagogue hurricane hurricane hurricane hurricane ida ida ida ida shattered shattered shattered shattered a a a a church church church church when when when when the the the the storm storm storm storm hit hit hit hit the the the the Louisiana Louisiana Louisiana Louisiana coast coast coast coast and and and and the the the the most most most most destructive destructive destructive destructive wildfire wildfire wildfire wildfire in in in in Colorado Colorado Colorado Colorado history history history history filled filled filled filled another another another another with with with with smoke smoke smoke smoke and and and and ash ash ash ash for for for for the the the the pastors pastors pastors pastors Easter's Easter's Easter's Easter's promise promise promise promise of of of of hope hope hope hope couldn't couldn't couldn't couldn't be be be be more more more more timely timely timely timely as as as as the the the the resilient resilient resilient resilient congregations congregations congregations congregations come come come come to to to to terms terms terms terms with with with with what what what what happened happened happened happened and and and and prepare prepare prepare prepare for for for for what's what's what's what's next next next next I'm I'm I'm I'm Walter Walter Walter Walter Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff

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Ukraine upset by Vatican inviting Russian to carry cross

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | Last month

Ukraine upset by Vatican inviting Russian to carry cross

"The the the the Vatican Vatican Vatican Vatican is is is is planning planning planning planning to to to to have have have have a a a a Russian Russian Russian Russian and and and and Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian woman woman woman woman Kerry Kerry Kerry Kerry across across across across together together together together during during during during a a a a Good Good Good Good Friday Friday Friday Friday procession procession procession procession the the the the women women women women are are are are both both both both nurses nurses nurses nurses who who who who work work work work together together together together ready ready ready ready Rome Rome Rome Rome hospital hospital hospital hospital the the the the Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian ambassador ambassador ambassador ambassador to to to to the the the the holy holy holy holy see see see see blasted blasted blasted blasted the the the the choice choice choice choice given given given given Russia's Russia's Russia's Russia's invasion invasion invasion invasion and and and and war war war war in in in in Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine the the the the Catholic Catholic Catholic Catholic archbishop archbishop archbishop archbishop in in in in Kiev Kiev Kiev Kiev says says says says the the the the message message message message is is is is ambiguous ambiguous ambiguous ambiguous and and and and doesn't doesn't doesn't doesn't take take take take into into into into context context context context Russian Russian Russian Russian military military military military aggression aggression aggression aggression in in in in the the the the country country country country pope pope pope pope Francis Francis Francis Francis has has has has pressed pressed pressed pressed for for for for an an an an Easter Easter Easter Easter ceasefire ceasefire ceasefire ceasefire in in in in Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine the the the the torch torch torch torch lit lit lit lit procession procession procession procession at at at at Rome's Rome's Rome's Rome's Coliseum Coliseum Coliseum Coliseum is is is is a a a a traditional traditional traditional traditional part part part part of of of of the the the the pope's pope's pope's pope's Holy Holy Holy Holy Week Week Week Week observances observances observances observances hi hi hi hi Walter Walter Walter Walter Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff Ratliff

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Holocaust survivors flee from Ukraine to Germany for safety

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | Last month

Holocaust survivors flee from Ukraine to Germany for safety

"When the bombs started falling in Ukraine last month some elderly Ukrainian Jews felt the same panic they suffered as children fleeing the **** now in an unexpected twist of history Jewish organizations are evacuating dozens of Jews from Ukraine to countries including Germany groups involved in the evacuation say around five hundred Holocaust survivors in Ukraine are especially in need of help because of their ailing health despite the challenges the group says their evacuation is a top priority it's a highly difficult and complex operation to transport such frail people out of Ukraine or constant shelling and artillery fire makes any evacuation very dangerous I'm Walter Ratliff

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Russian talking point: Blaming US for Ukraine church split

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 2 months ago

Russian talking point: Blaming US for Ukraine church split

"Russia claims that foreign actors have encroached on its religious turf in Ukraine even alleging the United States helped instigate an eastern orthodox schism there Moscow patriarch Correo head of the Russian Orthodox Church said both the west and a rival patriarch we're pursuing the same end of seeking to weaken Russia experts say the conflict in Ukraine isn't a religious war but it has a religious dimension disputes over church authority in Ukraine reach back hundreds of years the Ukrainian orthodox church was recognized as independent as recently as twenty nineteen many Ukrainian orthodox remain loyal to the Moscow branch of the church but that loyalty is now breaking down in response to the Russian invasion I'm Walter Ratliff

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High court rejects case of Christian group, bisexual lawyer

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 2 months ago

High court rejects case of Christian group, bisexual lawyer

"The Supreme Court says it won't review the case of a Christian organization that was sued after declining to hire a bisexual lawyer who applied for a job the case involves the union gospel mission in Seattle Washington an attorney Matthew woods argues that the organization violated state law by discriminating against him on the basis of his sexual orientation a lower court let the case go forward and the High Court has now said it won't intervene to justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas agreed with the decision not to hear the case at this stage however they said the day may soon come when the court needs to confront the issue the case presents I Walter Ratliff

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Report: Iran suspends talks with Saudi after mass execution

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 2 months ago

Report: Iran suspends talks with Saudi after mass execution

"Iranian state linked media reports that country has decided to suspend talks aimed at defusing tensions with regional rival Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia reportedly put to death eighty one people the group that activists believe included over three dozen Shiites Iran is the largest Shiite Muslim country in the world Saudi Arabia's Shiites live primarily in the kingdom's oil rich east they have long complained of being treated as second class citizens Saudi Arabia's executions of Shiites have stirred regional unrest in the past I'm Walter Ratliff

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Russia-Ukraine war: Some pastors wonder about "end of days"

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00:36 sec | 2 months ago

Russia-Ukraine war: Some pastors wonder about "end of days"

"Russia's invasion of Ukraine has prompted some of America's prominent evangelical leaders to raise a provocative question they're asking if the world is now in the biblically prophesied end of days that might culminate with the apocalypse and the second coming of Christ among those broaching the issue recently are high profile mega church pastors Greg Laurie and Robert Jeffress Laurie says he believes we're living in the last days and the Christ could come back at any moment but evangelical theologian Russell Moore says it's wrong to try to connect world events to end times prophecy noting that Jesus himself said his second coming would be unexpected I'm Walter Ratliff

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Moscow patriarch stokes Orthodox tensions with war remarks

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 2 months ago

Moscow patriarch stokes Orthodox tensions with war remarks

"Orthodox patriarch for real the leader of Russia's dominant religious group has made his strongest statement yet in support of the Russian invasion of Ukraine the Russian patriarch described the conflict as part of a struggle against sin and pressure from foreigners to hold day parades as the price of admission to the global community the patriarch is a longtime ally of Russian president Vladimir Putin he has refrained from criticising the invasion shocking many in Ukraine's orthodox churches Ukrainian orthodox that were loyal to the Russian church are now demanding religious independence from Moscow even as the country's political independence is in peril I'm Walter Ratliff

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Local churches shun Vatican's moderate stance on Russia

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00:45 sec | 2 months ago

Local churches shun Vatican's moderate stance on Russia

"The head of the Polish bishops conference has done what pope Francis has avoided doing by publicly condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine he also urged the head of the Russian Orthodox Church to use his influence to demand Vladimir Putin stop the war and for Russian soldiers to stand down the bishops tone of the letter to the Russian patriarch was significant given the sharp contrast to the comparative neutrality used by the Vatican and pope Francis to date the Vatican has called for peace humanitarian corridors a ceasefire and a return to negotiations the pope is said the holy see is willing to do everything to put itself in service for peace referring to Ukraine as a martyred country but Francis has not publicly condemned Russia by name or its invasion I'm Walter Ratliff

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11:10 min | 1 year ago

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"A new rule from the trump administration ties college funding to free speech and faith writes the trump administration is moving forward with a policy that expands religious protections on college campuses and threatens to cut federal education funding to schools that violate free speech rules as part of the policy the education department can't suspend or terminate grants to public universities found in court to have violated the first amendment universities could also lose funding if they fail to provide religious student groups the same rights and benefits as other campus groups the policy was welcomed by religious groups that say colleges too often discriminate against students based on their faith many universities say the penalties are too severe I Walter Ratliff

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10:56 min | 2 years ago

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"Delaware's governor has backed off restrictions on church services Delaware's governor Jim Carney is backing up restrictions he imposed on church worship to prevent the spread of the coronavirus state attorneys told a federal judge that regulations regarding worship services had been revoked by new guidance issued this week they say nothing in the new guidance imposes any mandatory restrictions or obligations on houses of worship beyond those that are generally applicable to secular businesses and entities in March Carney ordered a 10 person limit on worship services he later loosen those restrictions but only of houses of worship complied with several conditions dictating how services could be held I'm Walter Ratliff

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09:17 min | 2 years ago

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"As states begin to end lockdowns churches are figuring out what that means for them hundreds of pastors joined a video conference call organized by the Florida family policy council to discuss how to re open services to potentially thousands of people that includes asking people to cover their faces for a baptism or limiting the number of people at a funeral it also means setting up new ways of donating to the church instead of passing a tray from person to person for the offering they also talked about different ways to reach people such as social media the internet or even snail mail hi Walter Ratliff

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10:30 min | 2 years ago

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"Police say callers are bombarding their phone lines in support of a defiant pastor a Louisiana police department has been bombarded by callers looking to voice their support for life tabernacle church pastor Tony spell spell was accused of attempting to hit a protester with his church bus and violating a ban on mass gatherings during the corona virus pandemic spell was arrested on April 21 and charged with assault after he admitted to driving his church bus toward a protester he was placed on house arrest and on Sunday violated orders again by holding a church service the police chief said the phone number is the department's only line and residents needed to request assistance I Walter Ratliff

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09:45 min | 2 years ago

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"As states consider how to re open in the midst of the pandemic a number of black pastors in Saint Louis Missouri are urging churches especially those in the black community to remain closed the Missouri governor's plan allows all businesses and organizations to resume operations Monday including religious services officials with the St Louis clergy coalition say they're concerned that re opening churches will worsen the pandemic in the already hard hit black community about 30 percent of all cases in Missouri and 40 percent of deaths involve black residents even though just 12 percent of the state's population is black I'm Walter Ratliff

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10:21 min | 2 years ago

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"As the corona virus claims tens of thousands of American lives spiritual counselors are facing new challenges in an already daunting job depending on the area religious leaders are finding limitations and restrictions for in person care for those battling cove in 19 the struggle to bring spiritual comfort is especially acute in hard hit areas like New York City amid the suffering and loss social distancing has made communal prayers complicated at a time when many are craving connection and community warmth in the meantime younger religious leaders have stepped into a bigger leadership roles assuming more risk and sometimes wielding more technological know how I. Walter Ratliff

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10:21 min | 2 years ago

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"As the corona virus claims tens of thousands of American lives spiritual counselors are facing new challenges in an already daunting job depending on the area religious leaders are finding limitations and restrictions for in person care for those battling cove in 19 the struggle to bring spiritual comfort is especially acute in hard hit areas like New York City amid the suffering and loss social distancing has made communal prayers complicated at a time when many are craving connection and community warmth in the meantime younger religious leaders have stepped into a bigger leadership roles assuming more risk and sometimes wielding more technological know how I. Walter Ratliff

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11:28 min | 2 years ago

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"Spiritual counselors are adapting to serve the faithful during the pandemic as the corona virus claims tens of thousands of American lives spiritual counselors are facing new challenges in an already daunting job depending on the area religious leaders are finding limitations and restrictions for in person care for those battling cove in 19 the struggle to bring spiritual comfort is especially acute in hard hit areas like New York City amid the suffering and loss social distancing has made communal prayers complicated at a time when many are craving connection and community warmth in the meantime younger religious leaders have stepped into a bigger leadership roles assuming more risk and sometimes wielding more technological know how I. Walter Ratliff

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11:28 min | 2 years ago

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"Spiritual counselors are adapting to serve the faithful during the pandemic as the corona virus claims tens of thousands of American lives spiritual counselors are facing new challenges in an already daunting job depending on the area religious leaders are finding limitations and restrictions for in person care for those battling cove in 19 the struggle to bring spiritual comfort is especially acute in hard hit areas like New York City amid the suffering and loss social distancing has made communal prayers complicated at a time when many are craving connection and community warmth in the meantime younger religious leaders have stepped into a bigger leadership roles assuming more risk and sometimes wielding more technological know how I. Walter Ratliff

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10:36 min | 2 years ago

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"Muslims are trying to keep the Ramadan spirit amid virus restrictions as Ramadan begins with the new moon later this week Muslims around the world are trying to maintain the cherished rituals of Islam's holiest month without further spreading the outbreak at the heart of Ramadan is the sunrise to sunset fast mid to instill contemplation of god but alongside the hardship of abstaining from food and drink for hours every day the month traditionally sweeps everyone up into a communal spirit but this year many countries have close moss and band evening prayers an exception is Pakistan where influential clerics forced the government to leave mas open throughout the month I'm Walter Ratliff

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09:24 min | 2 years ago

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"As Ramadan begins with the new moon later this week Muslims around the world are trying to maintain the cherished rituals of Islam's holiest month without further spreading the outbreak at the heart of Ramadan is the sunrise to sunset fast mid to instill contemplation of god but alongside the hardship of abstaining from food and drink for hours every day the month traditionally sweeps everyone up into a communal spirit but this year many countries have closed months and banned evening prayers an exception is Pakistan where influential clerics forced the government to leave mas open throughout the month I'm Walter Ratliff

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09:24 min | 2 years ago

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"Muslim nations are rejecting president Donald trump's Mideast plan representatives of Muslim majority nations gathered in Saudi Arabia have rejected president trump's efforts at resolving the Israeli Palestinian conflict the 57 nation organization of Islamic cooperation rebuke of trump's plan comes just days after Arab league nations unanimously rejected the white house's proposals which heavily favor Israel the Saudi foreign minister said the kingdom backs efforts to push for negotiations but stressed that must lead to an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital I'm Walter Ratliff

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10:15 min | 2 years ago

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"President Donald Trump is blasting a Christian magazine that called for his removal president trump is criticizing a prominent evangelical magazine that published an editorial arguing that he should be removed from office the magazine's editor in chief published an argument for trump's removal on Thursday citing his black and moral record trump tweeted Friday morning that the magazine Christianity Today is a far left publication which has been doing poorly some of trump's strongest evangelical supporters rallied to his side and against the magazine there pushback _ the political value of trump's hold on the evangelical Christian voting block that help propel him into office I Walter Ratliff

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10:16 min | 2 years ago

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"Pope Francis removes the shroud of secrecy from clergy sex abuse cases pope Francis has abolished the use of the Vatican's highest level of secrecy and clergy sexual abuse cases victims and their advocates say the move to get rid of the pontifical secrecy rule was long overdue but they caution that proof of its effectiveness would come when the Catholic hierarchy is forced to respond to inquiries grand jury subpoenas and prosecutors who want all internal documentation about abusers Francis had faced criticism that the high level of confidentiality on abuse cases has been used to protect peta files silence victims and keep law enforcement from investigating I'm Walter Ratliff

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06:45 min | 2 years ago

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"A farm that supplies vaccine manufacturers is donating nearly 100000 surplus legs to a central Pennsylvania food bank the eggs are too small or too large for the drug making process so they're going to food pantries fire halls and churches the eggs don't need to be refrigerated and can last about 2 weeks it's the third year the farm has made the donation 2 years ago they donated 320000 eggs I Walter Ratliff

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08:32 min | 2 years ago

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"A church nativity scene depicts the Holy Family as caged refugees a Methodist church in California has unveiled an activity scene depicting Jesus Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages the Los Angeles Times reports the display at Claremont United Methodist churches stoking debate related to the trump administration separation policies at the U. S. southern border Reverend Karen Clarke Christine says the church uses its annual nativity scene to tackle societal issues she says a more traditional nativity scene is displayed inside the church I'm Walter Ratliff

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08:51 min | 2 years ago

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"Chick fillet holds donations to 3 groups against gay marriage chick fillet is ending donations to 3 groups that oppose gay marriage in an effort to halt protests and broaden its customer base but the move has angered some of the fast food chain's fans the Atlanta based company says starting next year it will focus it's giving on 3 areas hunger homelessness and education in a statement check Phillies president said the company will still consider donations to faith based groups the company would not say whether will consider an organization's position on gay rights before donating I'm Walter Ratliff

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