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Americans’ confidence in religion hits new low


Americans have less confidence in organized religion today than ever measured before, a new Gallup survey finds.

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Catholic bishops: ‘Racism is an evil’ in society, church


The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops kicks off a gathering of some 250 of the nation’s bishops by referring to Ferguson.

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102-year-old finally awarded Ph.D. denied under Nazis

When Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport first submitted her doctoral thesis on diphtheria in 1938, she was barred from completing her oral defense because she is Jewish.

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Like it or not, most expect gay marriage will sweep U.S.

Most Americans — including people from every major religious group — predict gay marriage will be legalized nationwide.

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Court’s pending same-sex ruling to dominate Southern Baptist meeting


Panels and guides on the topic amid prayers for the nation are expected at the June 16-17 meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

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Pope Francis to open homeless shelter near Vatican

Now under construction, the 30-bed shelter will be run by volunteers.

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