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Fresh Air Weekend: Bishop Blair, Sister Farrell

Bishop Leonard Blair talks about his Vatican-ordered assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an organization that represents 80 percent of Catholic sisters in America. Sister Pat Farrell, the president of LCWR, responds.
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Women's Health And The Affordable Care Act

Starting Wednesday, insurance companies will be required to cover eight preventive care services for women as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Congregations Open Doors To Neighbors Of Differing Faiths

People of different faiths are increasingly sharing worship space as rents rise and congregations shrink.

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Bishop Explains Vatican's Criticism Of U.S. Nuns

Bishop Leonard Blair talks about his Vatican-ordered assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an organization that represents 80 percent of Catholic sisters in America. He says the LCWR is promoting a "new kind of theology that is not in accordance with the faith of the church."
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D.C.'s Black Churches Take Steps In AIDS Fight

HIV/AIDs has taken a disproportionate toll on the black community in Washington, D.C. Although the disease still faces a stigma in the faith community, pastors and advocates say things are much better than they were in the past.
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Olympians' Dilemma: 'Starve My Soul' For Ramadan?

This year, the Olympics fall during the Muslim holy month, and some athletes have to make a choice: be in top physical condition, or maintain a primary tenet of their faith. Fasting for Ramadan can be a physical and mental challenge, but it poses a particular dilemma for Muslims competing in London.

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