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Has Obama Waged A War On Religion?

Americans' religious liberties are under attack — or at least that's what some conservatives say. They argue that by pushing through laws supporting contraception and gays rights, the administration is showing its hostility. But the story is much more complicated than either side makes out.
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Former Baltimore Archbishop Named Cardinal

Edwin O'Brien, who served as archbishop in Baltimore from October 2007 until August of last year, was one of 22 new cardinals named by the Pope today.

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'Flunking Sainthood,' Lessons From Failure

Despite the best intentions and plans for success, many New Year's resolutions fall by the wayside. Jana Reiss, author of the new memoir Flunking Sainthood, spent a year trying to reconnect with her faith. But she admits she failed at every step. Reiss speaks with host Michel Martin about what she learned from failure.
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Bishop Resigns After He Acknowledges Fathering Two Children

A Catholic bishop in California has resigned his post after revealing in December that he has two teenage children, who live in another state.
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Disaffected Episcopalians Offered A New Home

The Vatican announced Sunday an arrangement to allow disaffected Episcopalian congregations in the United States to join the Roman Catholic church. The arrangement will allow an exemption to priestly celibacy for former Episcopal priests who are married.
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Religion Front And Center On 2012 Campaign Trail

From stump speeches to political ads, religion is a hot-button topic in the presidential campaign. Many of the GOP candidates have emphasized their faith while campaigning, and others have come under fire from opponents and religious leaders for their beliefs.
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For Some Tribes, New Year's Foods Provide A Sacred Link To The Past

Native American tribes in Eastern Oregon recently marked kimtee inmewit, a ceremony that welcomes the sacred new foods of the new year. The tribes see these foods not just as nourishment, but as a connection to ancestors.

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