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Justice Sotomayor Blocks Part Of Birth Control Mandate

The Supreme Court justice issued a decision Tuesday night that's putting part of President Obama's health insurance law in doubt. Groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged are suing to block the law, saying it violates their religious freedom.
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Elizabeth Smart Shares About Her Faith And Kidnapping

Elizabeth Smart was just 14-years-old when she was kidnapped at knife point from her bedroom. She was held for nine months before finally being rescued. Host Michel Martin talks with Smart about her memoir, My Story and her Mormon faith - which made her both a target, and a survivor. This segment originally aired Oct. 11, 2013 on Tell Me More.
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Pope Francis Ruffled Feathers, Excited Catholics In First Year

Audie Cornish reviews Pope Francis' first year with religion writer and blogger Rocco Palmo.
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In Conflict-Torn Africa, Senegal Shows A Way To Religious Harmony

Inter-religious tensions have been in the headlines in parts of Africa lately. Christian-Muslim clashes have left many dead in places like Nigeria and Central African Republic. But there are also examples of peaceful inter-religious co-existence in Africa, such as Senegal.
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Conviction Overturned For Priest Jailed In Abuse Scandal

A three-judge panel unanimously rejected the argument that Monsignor William Lynn was legally responsible for the welfare of abused children in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
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U.S. Catholics Invigorated By Pope Francis' First Year

Pope Francis has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year. But what do American Catholics make of their widely-praised new pope? Most people like how he accepts everybody that wants to be part of the church.
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Pope Francis Preaches Message Of Love At Christmas Eve Mass

Delivering his first Christmas homily, Francis emphasizes that the church must be of service to those in need.
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Pastor Leads A New Brand Of Church For 'Sinners And Saints'

Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber, with her short, moussed hair and armloads of religious tattoos, is a bit of a Lutheran rock star at the moment (although the term makes her cringe). Her new book — a memoir on faith and her religious experience — recently made the New York Times best-seller list.
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After Coming Out, Gay Mormon Finds Support At Home

Jamison Manwaring says life is better since he came out to his family and friends in the Mormon community. Now you tell us: Have you had to reconcile a loved one's sexuality with your own beliefs?
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Reporter's Notebook: 'What Part Of Sacred Don't You Understand?'

The controversy over the recent Paris auctions of Hopi objects boils down to competing definitions of what is sacred. The same tension exists elsewhere in Indian Country where economic development projects are proposed for land Native Americans consider to be holy.

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