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Catholics Adjust To Season With New Liturgy

Catholics across the country are celebrating the start of their annual Advent season in an unfamiliar way. For the first time in four decades, the wording of the official Catholic liturgy has changed. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Rachel Martin talks with Father Carmen D'Amico of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Meadow Lands, Penn., after he performs his first mass with the new translation.
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Islamic Group Asks FBI To Investigate Anti-Muslim Blog

A series of threatening posts on an anti-Muslim blog could soon be subjected to an FBI investigation.

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New Catholic Mass Already Causing A Stir

This weekend, Catholics may experience a surprise when they attend Mass. The words and music are different, thanks to the first major change of the English-language Mass in 40 years. Supporters say the new prayers are more elegant; critics say they're clumsy and are a triumph of conservatives.
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Romney's Religion Could Play Role In Primaries, Poll Finds

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that 24 percent of people it surveyed expressed a negative view of the religion, with white evangelical Protestants most likely to characterize Mormonism as "non-Christian." That's a key part of the GOP base.
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In India, Spreading A Green Gospel Among Pilgrims

Every year, millions of Sikhs flock to the holy city of Amritsar in northern India, adding heavily to the city's carbon footprint. Now, officials and activists are encouraging environmentally friendly practices such as using solar energy and reducing waste.
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Catholic Church To Buy Famed Crystal Cathedral

California's Crystal Cathedral, which became a beacon of Protestant televangelism as the home of the Hour of Power, is being sold for $57 million. The decision left some congregants furious and their future up in the air.

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