Tag: Faith

National

Roland Martin Offers “Open Invitation” To Black Pastors To Talk Specifics, Policy, & What Was Discussed During Meeting With Donald Trump

On Tuesday, Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, offered an “open invitation” and a challenge to more than 100 Black clergy members to appear on NewsOne Now and discuss their meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. At the time the invitation was issued, Martin had just completed an interview with Dr. Steve Parson, former pastor of Richmond Christian Center, who attended the meeting […]

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Lifestyle

The Gospel of Tony Soprano

“Sopranos” star James Gandolfini visits with service members and civilians on Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, March 29, 2010 during a USO tour. (VPhoto Credit: U.S. Military/SSG Ian M. Terry) by Father Edward L. BeckCNN Faith and Religion Commentator (CNN) — The only time I met James Gandolfini, we talked about God. It was a chance meeting at the Broadway play “God of Carnage,” in which he was acting. I went backstage to see someone else but was introduced to James. When he heard that I was a priest he laughed and said, “Gee, Father, I hope you didn’t think this was a play about God.”