CNN's Gary Tuchman talks to author Eric Weiner about his quest to find a new religion.
Mary Neal spoke to Randi Kaye about her book "To Heaven and back." She discusses her near-death experience and conversations with God.
A lot going on in the CNN newsroom this morning. A 7.0-magnitude quake struck off the western coast of Indonesia's Sumatra Island. There's no word of injuries or damage yet. Plus, we are also following the developing story of John Yettaw, the American who had been sentenced to seven years of hard labor in Myanmar. He has left Myanmar with Senator Jim Webb. We are awaiting remarks from Senator Webb and we will bring them to you live starting at 5:30am ET/2:30am PT.
Birmingham's mayor offered a blanket pardon Tuesday to thousands of demonstrators who were charged during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Many Blacks say they carry their misdemeanor record with them as a badge of honor. Mayor Larry Langford said he expects many will reject the mass pardon for that reason, but he felt it was important to offer. Gwendolyn Happling-Webb is rejecting the pardon. We’ll speak with her live as well as the mayor of Birmingham.
This Wednesday President Obama will participate in a call-in and audio webcast with 25 faith leaders to encourage their congregations to support health care reform. Religious organizations are joining the President in an effort to emphasize the moral argument for his reform plan. They kicked off a 40 day campaign and held prayer vigils and rallies in 45 cities. We will speak with two faith leaders about this campaign in our Faces of Faith segment with T.J. Holmes.
Plus, Reynolds Wolf is tracking two tropical storms. Watch for these stories and more this morning on CNN Newsroom with T.J. Holmes and Betty Nguyen starting at 6am ET/3am PT.
President Obama met with Pope Benedict XVI last Friday at the Vatican. While they agreed on helping the poor and pushing for Middle East peace, the gift the Pope gave the President Obama was meant to underscore his views on what the Vatican considers prime ethical issues.
In case you missed it Sunday morning in the CNN Newsroom, here's CNN Sr. Vatican analyst John Allen with his perspective what made this meeting so significant between these two powerful leaders.
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I thought that headline might get your attention.
It got ours.
I've never had to wrestle a book away from our executive producer before, but when the copy of "Couples Who Pray" showed up – she refused to hand it over. Seriously. She refused.
Apparently, people all over the country are having the same reaction. "Couples Who Pray" encourages partners to pray together for five minutes a day for 40 days – promising that level of intimacy will translate to a better sex life.
Every woman on our team is now in line to read "Couples Who Pray." (The guys all said they were praying – and had been praying for a long time. I never realized they were so religious!!!) Luckily, TJ Holmes interviewed the authors Sunday morning. You may want to listen to the interview. After all, it could lead to ... well, you know.
You never know where the conversation will take you! Wake up with CNN Newsroom Saturday and Sunday starting at 6 am ET/3 am PT.
Denzel Washington and his Pauletta are way out in front on this one. Kathie Lee Gifford has Frank reading it. Donna Summer is no longer singing Can't Get to Sleep at Night. Sound racy? Spirituality and sex is what we're talking about in Sunday's Faces of Faith. We'll take a look at how prayer can improve your sex life in your marriage.
Join TJ Holmes, Betty Nguyen and Reynolds Wolf in the CNN Newsroom Sunday morning starting at 6 am ET/3 am ET.