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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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Iowa Evangelical Endorses The Political Underdog

As the Iowa caucuses rapidly approach, faith and family values play big roles in how local voters determine their support for candidates. Host Michel Martin talks with evangelical Bob Vander Plaats, who heads the Iowa-based conservative group, The Family Leader. He recently announced his personal endorsement for Rick Santorum.
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Will Islamist Politicians Hamper Egyptian Tourism?

Egypt's tourist industry is crucial to its economy, and the number of visitors has fallen off sharply this year. Islamists are now expected to hold a majority of seats in parliament, and some have suggested banning alcohol and segregating beaches by sex.

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