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New Tactics In The Anti-Abortion Movement

Abortion opponents seek details on women who get abortions and the doctors who perform them. Several states have moved to cut Planned Parenthood funding even for clinics without abortion services. Join us to discuss new tactics in the anti-abortion movement.

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Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Other Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.
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After Scandals, Ireland Is No Longer 'Most Catholic Country In The World'

The scandals of recent years have destroyed popular support for the church in Ireland, with many Irish people ignoring the hierarchy's guidance on social issues.
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Thousands Of Homes Destroyed In Gaza War Remain In Ruins

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Katleen Maes, head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Gaza, about the rebuilding of homes destroyed in last year's war in Gaza.
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'A Mighty Fine Teacher': Hundreds Gather For Carter's Sunday School

Former President Jimmy Carter regularly teaches Sunday school, and he's made it clear his cancer diagnosis won't change that. The small church he attends can't fit all who travel there to hear him.
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Jewish And Muslim Communities Pursue An Interfaith Partnership In Fairfax County

We'll visit a synagogue where Jews and Muslims are sharing much more than just space.

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Confederate Group Can't Use Chapel, Washington And Lee University Says

The group's Stonewall Brigade had held an annual ceremony at the Lexington, Virginia, school's Lee Chapel for more than a decade.

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As More Irish Turn Away From Catholicism, Parents Call For Non-Religious Schools

Almost all the schools in Ireland are owned and run by the Catholic Church, which leaves few options for the many Irish parents who rejected the church following the priest-child abuse scandals.
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Papal Encyclical On Climate Change Puts Coal Country Catholics In Tough Spot

Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment is getting a thorough reading in Wyoming, which is the country's top coal-producing state. The letter presents a moral framework for approaching issues such as global climate change, but it's a difficult subject for Catholics in coal country.
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Carving Of Activist Jonathan Myrick Daniels To Be Added To National Cathedral

An Episcopal seminary student and civil rights activist who took a bullet intended for an African American teenager will be honored at the Washington National Cathedral with a stone carving of his likeness.

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