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Top Editor At Catholic News Service Reportedly Pushed Out Over Pro-LGBT Tweets

Tony Spence, director of a news outlet covering the church, was asked to resign this week, according to several Catholic news outlets. He had tweeted about controversial laws in several states.
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Bible As Official State Book? Tennessee's Governor Vetoes Bill

Critics say the bill isn't constitutional and that it equates the Bible to the Tennessee walking horse or the Tennessee cave salamander.
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Ukrainians Elect Country's First Jewish Prime Minister

Ukrainians elected Volodymyr B. Groysman as the country's new prime minister Thursday. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Yale historian Timothy Snyder about Eastern Europe's violent history.
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How Pope Francis Became A Foreign Policy Player

The pontiff isn't content to remain in the Vatican or sit on the sidelines. His trip this weekend to the Greek island of Lesbos is just one part of his emerging world view.
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National Cathedral Moving To Phase 2 Of Repairs Stemming From 2011 Earthquake

When an earthquake centered in Virginia struck in 2011, it caused an estimated $34 million in damage to the Washington National Cathedral. The house of worship has conducted structural repairs, but now turns to the cosmetic.

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Michael Puett And Christine Gross-Loh: "The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About The Good Life"

Michael Puett's Harvard class "Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory" is the third most popular class at the university after "Computer Science" and "The Principles of Economics."

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Pope Francis Replaces Ambassador Who Arranged Kim Davis Meeting

The move had been anticipated since the exiting nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, reached the mandatory retirement age of 75 earlier this year.
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'The Holy Bible' Makes Library Association's List Of Most 'Challenged' Books

The challenges show religion is "on the minds of many people," says Deborah Caldwell Stone of the American Library Association. Another reason people objected to books was explicit sexual content.
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The Great Schism: When The Catholic And Eastern Orthodox Churches Split

Pope Francis goes to Greece this week to meet the Eastern Orthodox Church Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople. Monsignor Paul McPartlan of Catholic University explains the history of the divide.
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Tennessee Lawmakers Want To Make The Bible The Official State Book

Tennessee lawmakers have passed a measure making the Bible the state's official book. But opposition is coming from an unexpected group: religious conservatives.

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