Updated 5:17 am CDT, Saturday, July 7, 2018 Photo: Caron Creighton, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018 photo, visitors look at exhibits, entitled "The House of Herod: Life and Power in the Age of the New Testament," at the Terra Sancta Museum in Jerusalem. Jerusalem's Franciscan friars have opened The Terra Sancta Museum, a new museum in the old city of Jerusalem, filled with artefacts from biblical sites relating to daily life in Jesus’ time. less In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018 photo, visitors look at exhibits, entitled "The House of Herod: Life and Power in the Age of the New Testament," at the Terra Sancta Museum in Jerusalem. Jerusalem's Franciscan ... more Photo: Caron Creighton, AP Franciscan museum in Jerusalem shows life in Jesus' time 1 / 1 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about Franciscan museum in Jerusalem shows life in Jesus’ time
By Susan Slusser Updated 10:15 am PDT, Friday, July 6, 2018 CLEVELAND - The most promising young pitcher in Oakland’s organization got some extra notice Friday, along with his Double-A Midland battery mate. Left-hander Jesus Luzardo, 20, was named to the World team for the Futures Game during All-Star week, while catcher Sean Murphy was named to the U.S. team. Luzardo, acquired in the Sean Doolittle-Ryan Madson deal with the Nationals last year, is having a standout season, going 7-4 with a 2.49 ERA, combined, between Class-A Stockton and Double-A Midland, with 89 strikeouts in 72 1/2 innings. He’s viewed as a potential option for the A’s rotation as soon as next season. Murphy, 23, is batting .289 with eight homers and 42 RBIs at Midland. He is regarded as a top-notch receiver - he’s thrown out nearly 40 percent of attempted basestealers in his minor-league career - and scouts believe he’ll be the A’s catcher at some point in the two … [Read more...] about A’s prospects Jesus Luzardo, Sean Murphy named to Futures Game
A congregation in Indiana has placed Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus statues inside a cage on a church's front lawn. Christ Church Cathedral says the Holy Family has been placed in "ICE detention," a poignant statement on immigration that has gained widespread attention. The caged Holy Family is part of the church's "Every Family is Holy" campaign. The church, located in Indianapolis, says just like immigrants crossing the border, Mary, Joseph and Jesus were once homeless and fled danger to seek asylum. The church's dean and rector, Steve Carlsen, says the "Holy Scripture is clear about how we are to treat people trying to find safety for their families -- we are to show mercy and welcome them." The campaign aims to "bring awareness to the humanitarian atrocities from our nation's 'zero tolerance' immigration policies," the church says in a statement. Carlsen told CBS News the idea to put Mary, Joseph and Jesus in a cage came from an associate clergy member at the church, … [Read more...] about Church puts Jesus, Mary and Joseph in cage to protest ICE detentions
MORMONS often put themselves out in the community knocking on doors - but how much do you really know about their beliefs? Here we explain what Mormonism is, what Mormons believe, and how popular it is. What is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Followers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - often known as the Mormon Church - believe that other Christian churches have gone astray and theirs is a restoration of the Church as Jesus had intended. It was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830. It claims to have over 16million members - most of which are based in the United States. It is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, after moving to the desert state in the 1850s. What do Mormons believe? Mormons believe that the Book of Mormon tells the story of God's dealing with Americans in the ancient world. It was first published by Joseph Smith in 1830, and is believed to have been narrated by the prophet-historian Mormon who is said to have lived in the 4th century AD. … [Read more...] about What is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, what do Mormons believe and how popular is the religion?
By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk An Indiana man was arrested after he was found naked in the backyard of a Kentucky home after allegedly attempting to start a fire, claiming he “may be Jesus,” Kentucky New Era reported. >> Read more trending news Austin Michael Johnson, 31, was arrested June 18 by Magoffin County Sheriff’s deputies in Johnson Fork, where he was reportedly naked and lying in the grass. Originally, Johnson would not give deputies his name but told them he “may be Jesus.”Police said Johnson was behind a residence and had poured gasoline around the house. He then grabbed a service wire that provided electricity to an outbuilding on the property and attempted to start a fire, Kentucky New Era reported.When chased away by the homeowner, Johnson got into a car in front of the house before exiting the vehicle and walking down the road. Deputies found him approximately 75 feet from the front gate … [Read more...] about Naked man claiming he ‘may be Jesus’ arrested after trying to start fire