Ruling lets religious groups not cover contraceptives

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The Supreme Court will hear arguments this year on the issue related to new health-care law.

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    Life’s inevitable sorrow yields to love

    Sally Quinn: My life has been full of happiness and full of sorrow. But it has always been full of love.

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    A season of gratitude, no matter what you believe

    Jew or Christian. All that matters is the sense of community that Easter and Passover rituals inspire.

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    A conversation with Bill O’Reilly

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    Excommunicated founder of Mormon women's group steps down

    Excommunicated founder of Mormon women's group steps down

    The founder of a Mormon women’s group who was excommunicated last year is stepping down from the organization.

    Benedict XVI is honored for keen devotion to church music

    Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an “encounter with the divine,” saying listening to Mozart helps him experience “very deeply the Lord’s presence.”

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    Dalai Lama celebrates 80th birthday with California summit

    Dalai Lama celebrates 80th birthday with California summit

    It won’t be a small, private affair when the Dalai Lama celebrates his 80th birthday this weekend in Southern California.

    Pope to Christians: Put aside divisions amid persecution

    Pope to Christians: Put aside divisions amid persecution

    Pope Francis appealed on Friday to faithful from all Christian churches to put divisions aside and concentrate on what unites them amid the persecution and slaying of Christians in parts of the world.

    Image of Asia: Ramadan prayers in Indian Kashmir

    In this photo by Dar Yasin, Muslim men offer Friday prayers during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, the capital of Indian Kashmir. The restive region is predominantly Muslim and claimed by both India and Pakistan. The two countries have fought two wars over control of the Himalayan region since they won independence from Britain in 1947. Rebel groups have been fighting since 1989, seeking independence from India or the merger of the region with neighboring Pakistan.

    Church fires not usually arson; weather found as cause in SC

    Church fires not usually arson; weather found as cause in SC

    As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina.

    Pope to visit prison where convicted monsignor is locked up

    Pope to visit prison where convicted monsignor is locked up

    A prison that Pope Francis plans to visit during his U.S. trip houses a former church official jailed for his handling of priest sexual-abuse complaints.

    Kentucky clerk sued for not issuing gay-marriage licenses

    Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses — or any marriage licenses at all — following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry.

    Sex offenders sue, cite Indiana's religious objections law

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    Why the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision is not like legalizing abortion (ANALYSIS)

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    Mennonites delay divestment vote over Israeli occupation

    A leading Mennonite group has delayed a decision on divesting from companies with business tied to Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

    Pope leaves Sunday for Latin America 'homecoming' trip

    Pope Francis will depart Sunday (July 5) on a much-anticipated trip to Latin America, seen as a homecoming for the Argentine pontiff and likely to draw attention to key challenges in the region.

    The 'Splainer: Episcopalians approve same-sex marriage liturgy

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    Pope to meet with homeless, prisoners in U.S.

    Pope to meet with homeless, prisoners in U.S.

    Pope Francis will meet with poor migrants in D.C. and prisoners in Philadelphia during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and will also become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress.

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    Kay Warren on God: ‘There are times that I feel it’s all a big cosmic joke’

    Kay Warren on God: ‘There are times that I feel it’s all a big cosmic joke’

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    Author Colm Toibin talks about his book ‘The Testament of Mary’

    Author Colm Toibin talks about his book ‘The Testament of Mary’

    Author Colm Toibin sat down with The Washington Post’s Sally Quinn to discuss his approach to writing “The Testament of Mary” and his relationship with the Catholic church.
    Conn. Rabbi talks about comforting Sandy Hook victim’s mom

    Conn. Rabbi talks about comforting Sandy Hook victim’s mom

    Rabbi Shaul Praver of the Adath Israel congregation in Newtown, Conn., discusses comforting the mom of Sandy Hook shooting victim Noah Posner on Saturday.
    Pope Benedict sends first tweet

    Pope Benedict sends first tweet

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    Rev. Franklin Graham: America has rejected God

    Rev. Franklin Graham: America has rejected God

    Rev. Franklin Graham: America has rejected God
    Rev. Franklin Graham on his holiday outreach program

    Rev. Franklin Graham on his holiday outreach program

    Rev. Franklin Graham sits down with the The Post’s Sally Quinn to talk about his holiday outreach program, Operation Christmas Child.
    Eckhart Tolle on losing trust in God, being in the now

    Eckhart Tolle on losing trust in God, being in the now

    Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle spoke with The Washington Post’s Sally Quinn about his Roman Catholic upbringing, losing trust in God and the core of his teachings: being in the now.
    Bishop Stallings on controversial ministry

    Bishop Stallings on controversial ministry

    Bishop George Stallings, founder of the Imani Temple African Catholic Congregation talks about his controversial ministry and allegations that he abused altar boys while a priest in the Roman Catholic Church.
    Polls: Romney up, God down

    Polls: Romney up, God down

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    Bishop Vashti McKenzie speaks at DNC

    Bishop Vashti McKenzie speaks at DNC

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    Mitt Romney’s RNC speech highlights

    Mitt Romney’s RNC speech highlights

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    Joel Osteen on his connection with fans

    Joel Osteen on his connection with fans

    Evangelist Joel Osteen discusses his connection with fans and how he got his start. Osteen will speak at Nationals Park on Saturday, April 28.