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National Cathedral Moving To Phase 2 Of Repairs Stemming From 2011 Earthquake

When an earthquake centered in Virginia struck in 2011, it caused an estimated $34 million in damage to the Washington National Cathedral. The house of worship has conducted structural repairs, but now turns to the cosmetic.

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Michael Puett And Christine Gross-Loh: "The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About The Good Life"

Michael Puett's Harvard class "Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory" is the third most popular class at the university after "Computer Science" and "The Principles of Economics."

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Pope Francis Replaces Ambassador Who Arranged Kim Davis Meeting

The move had been anticipated since the exiting nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, reached the mandatory retirement age of 75 earlier this year.
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'The Holy Bible' Makes Library Association's List Of Most 'Challenged' Books

The challenges show religion is "on the minds of many people," says Deborah Caldwell Stone of the American Library Association. Another reason people objected to books was explicit sexual content.
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The Great Schism: When The Catholic And Eastern Orthodox Churches Split

Pope Francis goes to Greece this week to meet the Eastern Orthodox Church Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople. Monsignor Paul McPartlan of Catholic University explains the history of the divide.
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Tennessee Lawmakers Want To Make The Bible The Official State Book

Tennessee lawmakers have passed a measure making the Bible the state's official book. But opposition is coming from an unexpected group: religious conservatives.
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Accountability At Center Of Catholic Church's Sex Abuse Scandal

As the church works through its sex-abuse crisis, the Vatican is struggling to figure out how to hold cardinals and bishops accountable, investigative journalist Jason Berry tells NPR's Scott Simon.
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Pope Francis Opens Door To Divorced Catholics In 'Amoris Laetitia'

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with writer Rocco Palmo about Pope Francis' "Amoris Laetitia," or "The Joy of Love." The 256-page document was sent out Friday morning.
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U.S. Catholics Divided Over Pope Francis' Family Life Guidelines

Pope Francis released new guidelines on family life Friday arguing the church should show more understanding in matters affecting modern families. American Catholics have a range of reactions.
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Some Relationship Advice From Pope Francis

In his new exhortation, "The Joy of Love," Francis addresses marriage, sex and love. For a 79-year-old man who has taken a lifelong vow of celibacy, the pontiff has some pretty solid tips.

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