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Pope Francis Insists Bishops Learn How To Punish Sexual Abusers
The Vatican's upcoming summit on the clergy sex abuse scandal seeks to make amends for the Catholic Church's past failures.
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Crucified Ronald McDonald Sculpture Sparks Protests In Israel
Israel's Arab Christians -- and "McJesus" creator Jani Leinonen -- want the sculpture removed from the Haifa Museum of Art.
Catholic Priest Sentenced To Jail For Abusing Boys, Forcing 1 To Say Confession
David Lee Poulson was charged as a result of Pennsylvania's landmark grand jury report into the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal.
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Chris Pratt Is Fasting And Praying For 21 Days With Bible-Inspired Diet
The "Daniel Fast" restricts followers to fruits, vegetables and unleavened breads.
How Attending My First Gay Wedding Changed Me As A Practicing Mormon
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After my sister's wedding, I began to question everything.
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Russian Church Leader: Smartphones Foreshadow The Arrival Of The Antichrist
The Russian Orthodox Church's Patriarch Kirill claims the Antichrist is someone who will control humanity through the internet.
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Saudi Arabia Fears Critics Like Hasan Minhaj. But They'll Only Get Louder.
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The kingdom's decision to ban an episode of Minhaj's Netflix show comes after months of Saudi attacks on the first Muslim U.S. congresswomen.
Indian Nuns Say Priests Sexually Abused Them For Years: 'We Need To Stand Up For The Truth'
By Tim Sullivan, AP
The women allege they were groped and kissed by men they were raised to believe were representatives of Jesus Christ.
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Roseanne Barr Announces Pre-Election Visit To Israeli Parliament
The actress called it a way to “further my own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history,” vowing to speak out “against the insidious and anti-Semitic BDS movement.”
Baby Jesus Statue Returns To Church's Nativity Scene Nearly 90 Years After Theft
"I felt it should be returned to the rightful owner."
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Alabama Police Department Blames Homicide Increase On Godlessness, Satan
The devil is having his day menacing a small rural town, according to a bizarre Facebook post from local authorities.
Jewish Cemetery In France Desecrated With Swastikas Amid Growing Anti-Semitism
Thirty-seven tombstones and a monument to Holocaust victims were desecrated this week in the Herrlisheim Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg.
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What I Learned From Conservative Evangelical Sex Message Boards
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Surprise! Evangelicals love pegging!
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Chance The Rapper Is Taking A Sabbatical To Study The Bible
The Chicago native said he's taking some time to focus on his Christian faith.
2 Nuns Accused Of Embezzling $500,000 From Catholic School
Some of the money may have been used for gambling in Las Vegas.
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Trump’s Evangelical Supporters On Apostles’ Creed Gaffe: ‘I Can't Sing Either’
Franklin Graham and Robert Jeffress defend Trump after he was criticized for not reciting the statement at former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral.
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‘Crowdsourcing For Health Care’ Raises Spirits — And Concerns
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Christian groups come together to offer prayer and pay one another’s medical bills.
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Albert Einstein's Controversial 'God Letter' Fetches $2.89 Million At Auction
The letter penned by the famous unifier of space and time set a world auction record.
A Black Orthodox Rabbi Explains How He Navigates Both Racism And Anti-Semitism
MaNishtana wants to remind people that "there's not one way to be Jewish."
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Teacher Claims Catholic School Fired Her For Getting Pregnant Before Marriage
The Diocese of Harrisburg reportedly decided to fire Naiad Reich over issues of morality — months after it was accused of covering up decades of child abuse.
Pittsburgh Synagogue Holds Hanukkah Ceremony Where Mass Shooting Left 11 Dead
By RAMESH SANTANAM, Associated Press
“To me, it’s a simple message: The light is the message."
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Faith Groups Call For Whitaker's Resignation Over Apparent Preference For Christian Judges
Muslim, Christian, Jewish and secular groups issued a joint letter opposing acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.
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‘Flying Preacher’ Goes Viral With Dramatic Sermon Entrance
The Rev. Bartholomew Orr's feat at Brown Missionary Baptist Church was supposed to show the unexpected nature of Christ's prophesied second coming.
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CULTURE & ARTS
All The Murdered Virgin Saints And Me
In Catholic school, dead girls who avoided rape were role models. It's where I learned my sexuality didn’t belong to me, but any sins committed against it did.
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Muslim Congresswoman-Elect Ilhan Omar Began Victory Speech With Islamic Blessing
Ilhan Omar, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, wished peace to her supporters during a victory party celebrating her historic win.
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What It Means To Vote Like A Christian
A supposed commitment to scripture is often really a commitment to Christian power.
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