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Benedict and Francis: How much difference is there?

VATICAN CITY — As a millennia-old institution, the Vatican is accustomed to change at a glacial pace. But in the … Continued

Catholic bishop tries to explain how a priest ended up in’self-bondage’

After all three Masses on the weekend of Jan. 19-20, parishioners of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Springfield, Ill., were … Continued

‘Virtual’ public schools draw interest of religious families

Worried about exposure to foul language, immodest dress, peer pressure, and other inappropriate behavior, Susan Brown didn’t want her two … Continued

Hate mail over Muslim event provides opportunity for Christian witness

All Saints Church, an Episcopal church in Pasadena, Calif., is moving forward with its decision to host a Muslim conference … Continued

Faith under siege: The Baha’is of Semnan, Iran

Imagine if you lived in a world where it is government-sanctioned practice to be constantly under surveillance, to have your … Continued

Mormons help storm-damaged N.Y. community

AP An New York Police Department van drives along a street soaked with rain and covered with debris in a … Continued

What lies ahead for the Mormons?

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST The Mormon LDS Temple and State Capitol are reflected in a business window in Salt … Continued

Eection results reveal God is winning

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST A lifesize cutout of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney oversees volunteers making phone calls to … Continued

Missouri remains land of religious promise for Mormons

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — In 1831, Mormon founder Joseph Smith declared that the righteous would gather in Independence, Mo., to greet … Continued

Email prompts Mormon church to reaffirm that it’s neutral on Mitt Romney

WASHINGTON — Mormon leaders say the church is not attempting to sway members to support Mitt Romney’s presidential bid after … Continued