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We need an agenda that brings Americans together.

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Why the iconic Virgin of Charity means so much to Cubans and Pope Francis

Pope Francis will celebrate the first papal Mass in her shrine outside Santiago on Tuesday.

The discussions around the Gaineses and their beliefs reveal how great a role reality TV plays in how Americans think about marriage, family and sexuality.

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It's bad journalism and bad advocacy.

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Behind all the mess, there's a sign of grace.

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The billionaire has sought spiritual guidance from these pastors.

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The handwritten letters, sent to mosques in five states, said Donald Trump will do to Muslims “what Hitler did to the Jews."

Liberty just hired the disgraced athletic director who left Baylor after a report that he did not inform police about a gang rape.

They were the first race-fueled incidents at the Evansville, Ind., church in Todd Robertson's 17 years as pastor.

The last time South Dakota had a full-time rabbi may have been 1982.

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It took 30 years for a former student to be ready to report he’d been sexually abused by a respected Roman Catholic priest on high school trips. But it didn’t take long to realize the priest wouldn’t be held accountable in court.

The leader of one of New Jersey’s largest mosques is heading to court to fight from being deported after federal authorities say he lied on his green card application.

Toys for Tots Collection, Labyrinth walk, “Messiah” concerts, Christmas reenactments.

The Latest on the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof in the Charleston church shootings (all times local):

Philadelphia is permanently putting the “amor” in the City of Brotherly Love.

Accusations of an on-campus sex assault have pointed a negative light on a San Francisco Bay Area Catholic high school with a nationally recognized football program.

Pope Francis has put an American priest killed during Guatemala’s civil war on the path to possible sainthood by declaring him a martyr.

Almost a year after her father was killed in the San Bernardino terror attack last December, Kate Bowman etched the word “love” in yellow chalk on the sidewalk outside a mosque.

Several more mosques nationwide have reported receiving a hate-filled letter from California that warns Muslims to leave the country or face genocide.

A Dallas man who held a sign of support outside a mosque says his “You Belong” message was prompted by hatred directed at Muslims as part of the recent presidential election.

A Somali-born student who carried out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University might have been inspired by the Islamic State group and a former al-Qaida leader, investigators said Wednesday.

The Latest on a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University (all times local):

A Muslim civil rights official says a Michigan mosque has received a hate-filled letter sent to Islamic centers nationwide.

A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime for writing and mailing a threatening letter to a mosque.

A Dallas man who held a sign of support outside a mosque says his “You Belong” message was prompted by hatred directed at Muslims as part of the recent presidential election.

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