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COMMENTARY: The truth about religious freedom in the military

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Our Latino future

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Rev. Luis Leon gives benediction at Obama inauguration: ‘

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Pastor pulls out of inauguration over anti-gay sermon

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Paul Ryan, Joe Biden: A tale of two Catholics

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Papal religion and politics in Mexico and Cuba

Pope Benedict’s visit to Latin America in 2012 will take him to two countries: one where the Catholic Church is … Continued

Who owns civility?

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