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- Same-Sex Marriage – This past week the Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 same-sex marriage restrictions and the Defense of Marriage Act. Religious groups filed briefs on both sides of the disputes. Tim O’Brien reports on the arguments and the justices’ responses to the lawyers as they presented the cases.
- Nick Vujicic – Nick Vujicic is an evangelist and motivational speaker who, in the last ten years, has traveled to 44 countries and spoken to five million people—-despite having no arms or legs due to a rare disease he was born with. He has had to deal with his anger and sometimes depression, but he tells Lucky Severson “if God can do something beautiful with my broken pieces, then God truly has a plan for each and every one of us.
- Holy Week – The three days leading up to Easter comprise the holiest time of the year for Christians. Filled with worship, prayer and pilgrimages, they commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday and resurrection on Easter. Father Kenneth Semon of The Church of the Holy Faith in Santa Fe, New Mexico says “To go through the experience of the three days is really to go through what changes life for people.”